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November 2019 Newsletter (text only)

Let's Make History, Again

Colorado Gives Day is December 10th, less than a month away! Thanks to our generous supporters, the Outdoor Lab Foundation has made history in more ways than one this year, including record attendance and funds raised at After Dark.

Will you help us finish the year strong with Colorado Gives Day? Every single dollar counts.

Did you know these things about #CoGivesDay?

You can schedule your donation online at any time

When donating, you can use your employer's matching gifts program 

You can dedicate your donation as a memorial or in honor of someone

Your donation may be tax-deductible

If I give to the Outdoor Lab Foundation, what am I funding?

Funds go toward ensuring ALL students go to Outdoor Lab, toward funding scholarships for High School Leaders that attend Outdoor Lab, toward stipends for Outdoor Lab interns and much more.


Help Us Celebrate at Colorado Plus Brew Pub on #COGivesDay

We consider this perfect timing. Scheduled to be released on Colorado Gives Day, Colorado Plus Brew Pub is brewing a signature Outdoor Lab Foundation beer! A portion of the proceeds will go toward our mission.

Give on December 10th, then come celebrate with us! Non-alcoholic drinks will also be available. There is an option to schedule your #COGivesDay donation at the event. 

Two things: 

1) Please SAVE THE DATE! December 10, time TBD, at Colorado Plus Brew Pub.

2) Help us name the beer! If using our organization name, please include all of "Outdoor Lab Foundation" and (please) keep it PG.

We can't wait to see you. 

Name the Outdoor Lab Foundation's Beer. Cleverness Encouraged.


Paige Brophy Finalist for GenXYZ Award

Congratulations to our very own Paige Brophy, Executive Director at the Outdoor Lab Foundation, for making it into the top 50 for Colorado Biz Magazine's 2020 GenXYZ Finalists!

Now in its 10th year, the GenXYZ panel chooses 50 nominated candidates out of hundreds of applicants. The panel chooses leaders from the best and brightest of Colorado's business and leadership community and the award panel takes pride in including multiple industries, job titles and types of business.

"I was surprised when I got the email, and incredibly honored, especially when I read about the other finalists," says Paige. "And although it's an honor to get an award like this, I just value what I get to do each and every day. Not everyone has the privilege to say that about their work," she continues.


Companies Dedicate Holiday Parties to Giving

Last year, Outdoor Lab Foundation received a generous gift, seemingly out of nowhere. It was during the holidays. When we received it in the mail, we were surprised, grateful and curious.

It was from a local company who made us the recipient of their "Holiday Party with a Purpose" money. They used their time of celebration and gratefulness to give back to the causes they cared about. 

We thought it was brilliant. We hadn't heard of it before. But once we got to thinking about it, we realized there were many kinds of parties that might lend well to some kind of giving platform like the company above showcased.

What would a "Party with a Purpose" look like for the Outdoor Lab Foundation? Companies could donate funds directly to Outdoor Lab Foundation programming or stock our office with items like printing paper, ink cartridges, pens or pads of paper. 

Companies could also choose to collect backpacks or gently used outdoor items, like boots, socks or coats to send to students that attend Outdoor Lab in the winter. 

Interested? Contact Mary Runkel at


Visit Lot One for Complimentary Treats This Holiday Season 

Lot One, a local restaurant in The Village of Five Parks in Arvada, is fueled by a desire to create a perfect balance of community culture and casual comfort.

Lot One serves American food flavored with spices from around the globe, local craft beers, vintage wines and hand-crafted cocktails. They offer a tasteful twist that is uniquely inspired by Colorado’s laid back lifestyle.

Lot One is not only delicious and unique, but an avid supporter of the Outdoor Lab Foundation in many capacities. We are glad for their support.

They're offering a holiday special to Outdoor Lab Supporters. Show this email or the link below to your server. Expires 12/31/19. Limit one per customer.

Click here for the coupon and stop in today!


Upcoming Events:

December 7: Holiday Shop (at Outdoor Lab Foundation- see below)

December 10: Colorado Gives Day, CO Plus Brew Pub Beer Release (online; at the brewery)


Join Us for Our Holiday Shop

Attention all hot cocoa and peppermint treat lovers! Join us at the Outdoor Lab Foundation's Office for community, cocoa and our Holiday Shop.

Outdoor Lab hoodies, hats and water bottles make perfect gifts for the cold winter months. Stop on by our Holiday Shop on December 7th from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. to stock up before the holidays.


Outdoor Lab Alumni: We Want YOU!

Are you an Outdoor Lab alumna/alumnus? We'd love to talk to you about your Outdoor Lab experience! 

Click HERE for more info.