The Challenge and Discovery Legacy Circle

The Challenge and Discovery Legacy Circle

Make a lasting impact with a legacy bequest or planned gift.

Help us secure Outward Bound California’s future with a legacy or planned gift to ensure our ability to serve students for generations to come.

A legacy gift through your will, trust or retirement account is one of the most popular and flexible ways that you can support OBCA’s mission. See sample language here.

BENEFICIARY DESIGNATION in your retirement, investment, bank account or life insurance policy
A beneficiary designation gift is a simple and affordable way to make a gift to support OBCA. You can designate us as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment or bank account or your life insurance policy.

For donors ages 72 and above, Qualified Minimum Distributions must be withdrawn annually from retirement accounts. Individuals not interested in claiming more annual income can benefit from tax reductions by designating distributions to a charitable organization.

Making A Planned Gift


For all legal purposes, please refer to our organization as:

Outward Bound California
548 Market Street, PMB 68876
San Francisco, CA 94014-5401

Tax ID#: 26-4206241

If you have included OBCA in your estate plans, please let us know by emailing us at [email protected] or completing this form so we can welcome you as a member of The Challenge and Discovery Legacy Circle.


Please email us at [email protected] with your questions or for assistance with your legacy gift interests.

Donor Stories

Photo of Doug Levick, board member emeritus and co-founder of OBCA

Outward Bound California, which I co-founded and was a board member of for 15 years, is very special to me, because it is one of the very few organizations that helps build a solid foundation for personal growth in teenage youth. In today’s increasing complex world, we badly need to do all we can to better equip our youth to be leaders and responsible citizens.

My wife and I have chosen to contribute a significant part of our estate to Outward Bound California, because the challenging experiential learning exercises and experiences that are the heart of Outward Bound’s programs require youth to dig deep and discover hidden strengths which build grit, resiliency, self-confidence and compassion, essential components of success in life.

Doug's story continued here

Photo of Scott McAndrews, dearly loved Outward Bound Instructor

Our son, Scott, loved Outward Bound. His life was changed on his own 72-day expedition. That expedition for Scott was life changing, life building and life directing. It was the opportunity he was seeking to analyze, evaluate and direct his next steps. 

When his course completed, he committed to working for Outward Bound at first as a Logistics Coordinator, then an Instructor, and then a Lead Instructor in the High Sierra. He felt his story and leadership could positively impact others and their futures. In these roles at Outward Bound, he found a deep calling in service to others.

The McAndrews Family story continues here


Become part of The Challenge and Discovery Legacy Circle today!

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