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New Adventures for OLF Executive Director

With bittersweet emotions, we announce that Paige Brophy, Executive Director of the Outdoor Lab Foundation, will be moving on to a new adventure.  Her last official day with OLF will be September 11th. Paige is just one example of the nearly 400,000 students who have gone through the Outdoor Lab School program and been better prepared to go on to great things in their lives.  And like so many others, Paige has given back to the Outdoor Lab Schools as a High School Leader.  Uniquely, Paige joined Outdoor Lab Foundation 4 years ago first as the Marketing Manager and most recently as our Executive Director. Paige’s contribution to OLF over the years has been a gift beyond belief. 

As Paige says quite perfectly, “you have helped us reach new heights, and more importantly, today, we still need you.” As you know, After Dark is right around the corner - being held on October 9th- and the entire OLF team, including Paige, urge you to attend. Paige will be there and she cannot wait to see you there, too. This event is what makes our mission possible. As we embark on this change in leadership at OLF, now more than ever, we must come together as we continue to ensure all students attend this life-changing program, regardless of ability or disability, including ability to pay.

OLF is proud to announce that Mary Runkel, currently OLF’s Marketing and Community Relations Manager, has been selected as OLF’s Interim Deputy Executive Director as we prepare to find a new Executive Director. Mary has been the mastermind behind the wildly successful After Dark these last 2 years. OLF is so very proud of Mary and looks forward to her leadership during this transition.

Mary is excited to advance OLF through what we expect to be our biggest and most memorable After Dark yet. But the first thing Mary will tell you is that we can’t do it without you. Now is the time to buy your tickets and attend the event at your comfort level. Please click here for more details on how to purchase your virtual or in-person ticket. Be a part of history as we sendoff Paige and welcome new leadership to the Foundation as we anticipate raising a historic amount of funds to create the biggest impact yet.