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Lori Lorenz Family Scholarship Fund

$5,890 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 58 people in 8 months
Our hearts are breaking for our friend and colleague David Salmanson, who lost his wife Lori Lorenz, his “one true love,” to a fatal embolism last week.

Lori and Dave met while he was in graduate school at the University of Michigan and they were both in New Mexico teaching for the Cottonwood Gulch Foundation

Lori, Dave and their family loved New Mexico. They especially prized their time at “the Gulch," one of the oldest outdoor education programs in the country, which got its start in Lori’s hometown of Indianapolis in 1926.

The Gulch’s Turquoise Trail expedition program, like many opportunities in the US West, uniquely appealed to young women who left Indianapolis to do “everything the boys did, only better.” Lori taught on this expedition, among others.

In Lori’s memory, we seek donations for the Lori Lorenz Family Scholarship Fund at Cottonwood Gulch. This fund will subsidize young women who trek the Turquoise Trail today and--we hope--for years to come.

The Gulch is in the midst of a major capital campaign, so that more students of all financial backgrounds can experience their place-based educational programs. As a result, gifts by first-time donors will be matched 1:1, so--if this is the first time you're giving to the Gulch--your money will go twice as far in making Lori's imprint on this earth indelible, and in supporting a cause dear to everyone who loved her and is left to walk on without her.

11/29 update: the response to this camapign has been so outstanding that we're increasing the campaign goal to an amount that would cover the full cost of the trek for two young women on the Turquoise Trail.

Please give as you are able.


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$5,890 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 58 people in 8 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Cottonwood Gulch Expeditions
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SJ
$100
Sandy Juzups
3 months ago
EH
$50
Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor
6 months ago
LL
$200
Larry & Megan Lorenz
7 months ago
AK
$40
Amy Kohout
7 months ago
MR
$100
Mike Rovner
8 months ago
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$50
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8 months ago
$50
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