From Desk Jockey to Outward Bound Instructor

The day Aaron Bonfante’s life changed began in the usual manner, with a busy morning in his office at Commerce Square, the high-rise office building complex in Center City Philadelphia where he worked as an auditor with a global accounting firm. Then, just after a lunch spent daydreaming about rock climbing, something caught his eye…. READ MORE >

POBS and Partner Akin Gump to Receive “Faces of Philanthropy” Honor

We are pleased to share that Akin Gump Philadelphia along with the Philadelphia Outward Bound School have been selected as a Philadelphia Business Journal Faces of Philanthropy honoree for our partnership! Akin Gump is a longtime POBS supporter who recently sponsored the 2021 Building Adventure event, and it was that philanthropic initiative that earned this award. Both… READ MORE >

October 2021 Newsletter: Building Adventure 2021 a Huge Success!

This month we cover the recent success of Building Adventure 2021!  This high-adrenaline fundraiser for the Philadelphia Outward Bound School (POBS) in which participants rappel down a skyscraper in Center City was an unqualified success! With the participation of 111 rappellers and some 2,000 individual donations, POBS was able to exceed our goal of $200,000, to raise an… READ MORE >

Building Adventure 2021 a Huge Success!

Fundraiser soars past $200,000 goal to hit a record $300,000 There’s no other way to put it: this year’s Building Adventure – the high-adrenaline fundraiser for the Philadelphia Outward Bound School in which participants who raise at least $1,750 earn the opportunity to rappel down a skyscraper in Center City – was an unqualified success…. READ MORE >

Building Adventure 2021 in the News

Fox29 reporter Hank Flynn’s story gives an inside view as to what it is like to rappel. Includes interviews with fellow rappellers Michael Solomonov and Jennifer Carroll, both well-known in the Philly restaurant scene, as well as a chat with POBS Executive Director Meg Wise who gives some insight as to why this event is… READ MORE >