BOSTON—A team from Womble Bond Dickinson’s Boston office supported the Thompson Island Evening Expedition Gala. The April 10 benefit dinner took place at the Seaport Hotel in Boston, and is the largest annual fundraiser for the Thompson Island Connections Program.
Thompson Island is an island in the Boston Harbor dedicated to providing outdoor education experiences to Boston’s Public Schools, which it has been doing since the early 1800s as one of the oldest continuously operating nonprofit institutions in the city. Today, the Thompson Island Connections Program mixes hands-on STEM (science, technology, environmental, and math) education with social/emotional and character-building Outward Bound initiatives to provide a unique experience for middle school age youth. The program partners with the Boston Public Schools to provide programing for students in the fifth through eighth grades. Program leaders have set an aggressive goal to double the size of this program to serve 2,600 kids by 2023, which would then represent more than 15% of the Boston Public middle school population and have a systemic impact.
Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Gordon Penman serves on the Board of Trustees for the Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center. In addition to Penman, Boston Office Managing Partner Sarah Keefe and attorneys Gary Campbell and Ken Mueller represented the firm at the gala, along with firm guests.