Unrestricted donations are critical for AORE's continued success. Funding of this nature allows us to invest in orgnizational health and encourage growth--from adopting new best practices, identifying new skillsets and perspectives to seek out in future board candidates; and streamlining association governance. We're also able to advocate for critical industry issues through research, advancing diverse perspectives, and strenthening connection and communication between national practitioners. Donors are also helping us to establish endowed funds to increase access to industry-specific learning and development opportunities for professionals and students.

How do I give to thee? Let me count the ways!

Whether you want to give once or setup a recurring donation, we invite you to use the form below (or click here) to donate to AORE's Fund for Student and Professional Development. This process accepts credit card, bank account and Apple pay!


Want to TEXT to DONATE? Text the code "AORE1" to 44-321 (or click here from a mobile device).


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If you're looking for a different funding alignment, follow the links below for one-time or recurring donations as well as personal fundraising options:

2020 Development Progress

as of 07.13.20

AORE Development Fundraising Progress Thermometer

In the past few years, AORE members have worked together to raise:

$10,358.71 in 2019,
$12,167.58 in 2018,
$6,361.25 in 2017!

Why support AORE's development efforts? 

  • Fundraising will help AORE plan.

  • Fundraising makes AORE see where it is vulnerable.

  • Fundraising will help AORE work as a team and align goals.

  • Fundraising will make AORE prioritize projects.

  • Fundraising will make AORE branch out and broadcast.

  • Fundraising will help AORE evaluate.

  • Fundraising will improve AOREs sustainability.

  • Read the full Development Overview

How your donations support AORE's core mission and impact: 

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Your tax deductible donation supports:

  • Opportunities for members to exchange information, build experience, and address common issues faced in the outdoor field.

  • Student and professional development opportunities and scholarships >> highlighted in our 2016 Impact Report.

  • Research projects related to outdoor recreation and education.

  • Our mission to further outdoor recreation and education by providing the most comprehensive service to our membership.

Thank you to our cumulative donors, who are acknowledged for their contributions in this downloadable PDF. Their continued support over the years remains critical to the growth of the association and the work we do with members in the areas of professional development, networking, career advancement, and advocacy.