Planned Giving

Make a Lasting Impact

Creating a legacy gift enables you to make a long-lasting impact on the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School and the students we serve from across the country and beyond.  
Since 1964, HIOBS has pioneered experiential outdoor education and changed the lives of countless students. Our approach to learning, team building, and personal growth have never been more important or relevant. With unwavering support from our community, HIOBS continues to rise to new challenges, meet the critical needs of our youth, and cultivate compassionate and resilient leaders for the future. 
Let your generosity live on by becoming a part of our educational legacy.
See below for more information or contact our Development Team with questions anytime.

I feel a responsibility now to carry all of the invaluable lessons Outward Bound has taught me. How can I leave and go out into the world unchanged after learning so much? I will return a new man. With more humility, kindness, strength, and confidence.

-Scholarship student


Planned Giving Options

There are many ways to plan a legacy gift while also taking advantage of potential tax savings and maintaining flexibility if your circumstances change.
See below for some of the most common vehicles you might consider.


Adding a provision to your will or trust is a simple way to make a legacy gift. After taking care of loved ones, you can designate a percentage of your estate or a specific sum. A bequest may reduce estate tax. It also gives you flexibility. No other planned gift is as simple to make or as easy to modify as your life circumstances change. If you wish to add a gift to Hurricane Island Outward Bound School in your existing will or trust, contact the attorney who drafted your estate plans and request a simple amendment or addendum. 


Not everyone wants to commit to making a gift in their will or estate plan. Some people prefer the increased flexibility of a beneficiary designation through retirement plans, life insurance, or donor-advised funds. It is very simple to name Hurricane Island Outward Bound School as a beneficiary.  Start by requesting a change-of-beneficiary form from your policy administrator or download the form from your provider's website. Make your desired changes and return the form to establish your gift. 


If you have built a sizable estate, making a legacy gift through a Charitable Trust may allow you to give more than you thought possible. A Charitable Trust can help you make the most of your existing assets and resources, while also providing tangible financial benefits for you and your family—today and in the future. 

Next Steps:


Talk to Us: We would welcome a conversation with you about how you can benefit Hurricane Island Outward Bound School in your estate plans. Please reach out to our Development Team by email or phone anytime.
Contact a Financial Advisor: Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor for additional guidance on which type of planned giving is best for you.
Use our Legal Name: If you include Hurricane Island Outward Bound School in your plans, please use our legal name and Federal Tax ID: Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, PO Box 800, Camden, ME 04843; Federal Tax ID #04-6089174
Keep us informed: If you have already named Hurricane Island Outward Bound School in your will or trust, please let us know so we can ensure that your gift is used according to your wishes. The information you share will be kept confidential and we respect any desire to remain anonymous.
Contact our Development Team today!

Thank You!

*Please note that Hurricane Island Outward Bound School cannot provide legal, tax, or financial advice. We recommend you contact your attorney or other professional advisor when considering changes to your estate plan. 

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