Endowment Funds

Donations to an endowment fund will support Wabun well into the future. Gifts of $25,000 or more can establish an endowed, named fund that will generate annual-interest income for scholarships or other specific camp needs. For more information about establishing an endowed fund, please contact Phoebe Knowles at phoebe.knowles@redcanoefoundation.org.

General Endowment Fund

Initially established with a gift from Elizabeth “Libby” Moore, founding Director and Chair of Red Canoe Foundation.  These funds will be used to support the general operations of the Foundation.

Bill Olmsted and Dave Thompson Scholarship Fund

William “Bill” Olmsted and David “Dave” Thompson started as trip staff for Camp Wabun in 1966 and 1968 respectively. They were life-long educators, dedicated to improving the world for others; the primary focus of this scholarship fund will be to facilitate access to a wilderness experience for Bear Island Nation members, First Nation, and other children of color.

Gail and Hardin Coleman Family Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund will support campers who qualify for full scholarships with a preference for candidates who live in Philadelphia, Boston or other Gateway Cities in Massachusetts.

Mary Alice McLellan Foster Fund

Mary Alice’s father was a Camp Wabun founder who met her husband when he was a camper.  Their six children and ten of their grandchildren have attended Wabun and seven have served as staff for the camp.  The focus on this fund is to sustain access to this wilderness opportunity for future generations.

Ways to Donate

You may donate either on-line or by sending a check to:
Phoebe Knowles
Red Canoe Foundation
Executive Director
P.O. Box 36
New Canaan, CT 06840

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