THANK YOU for the ways you already support the WEA!

Looking to contribute in another way?

Consider contributing one of the following ways to help promote and support the professionalism of outdoor education and leadership. 

  1. Scholarship Funds- The Kitty Drury and Pete Petersen Memorial Scholarship Funds were set up to honor the legacy of two early influential members of the WEA by giving future leaders help in pursuing their training. Click here to learn more about the Scholarship funds.
    Currently, the Board is working on a Strategic Plan that includes a goal to ensure that our scholarships are sustainable. With this effort, we are reviewing our scholarship process in order to provide consistent support for emerging outdoor leaders and educators. And because scholarship funds are more robust when they’re endowed, the Board has placed a hold on awarding scholarships until an endowment plan is in place. Consider contributing toward the endowment of these funds by giving today.*

  2. General Donations- The WEA is directed by a volunteer Board but there are still several costs incurred to keep the organization running. General donations help cover budget items such as the National Office expenses, website, marketing, presence at other national conferences in our field, insurance, attorney fees and more. All these things allow the WEA live out our mission. Join in this work by contributing today.*

  3. AmazonSmile program- Did you know your normal Amazon shopping could help support the WEA? You can use your same login information by starting at Designate the WEA as your charity of choice and Amazon will donate 0.5% of any eligible purchase. Easier yet, click the link below for a direct log in to AmazonSmile set to donate to the WEA.

*The Wilderness Education Association is a 501(c)(3) organization and your gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

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