Wabun Foundation – About Us

The Wabun Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in 2015 as Friends of Wabun and later became known as the Red Canoe Foundation. All of our board members and advisors had life-changing wilderness experiences at Wabun as teens and/or have witnessed the same transformations in their children who have attended Wabun. Since our founding in 2015, the core mission of connecting youth with transformative wilderness expeditions has remained unchanged and enduring.

Staff

Phoebe Knowles, Executive Director (phoebe.knowles@wabun.org)

I am honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to lead this organization into its next chapter. We are entering an exciting time for Wabun, and as we navigate the route ahead, I am very much looking forward to working with this committed and passionate community of people dedicated to the future of this organization.

Board of Directors

Maddy Vertenten
Vice Chair
Bill Porter
Secretary, Founding Director
Andy Buckman
Treasurer
Chris Foster
Director at Large
Susannah Ross
Director
Jason Lewis
Director
John Moses
Director
Louise Moses
Director
Ben Simmons
Director
Katie Stauffer
Director

Camp Wabun Charitable Corporation

Advisory Board

Howard Barnebey
President
Tammy Cole
Vice-President
William Green
Secretary

Bill Anderson – Advisor
Chris Bartlett – Advisor
Molly Brennan – Advisor
Bill Brennan – Advisor
Aaron Coleman – Advisor
Conor Finnegan – Advisor
Katherine Finnegan – Advisor
Lucas Rooney – Advisor
Lily Turner – Advisor

Emeritus Circle

Gail Coleman (Executive Director 2018 to 2023)

Libby Moore – in memoriam (Founding Director & Chair 2015-2019)

Red Canoe Foundation Annual Reports, FY 2019-2023

Please click on the photo to read or download the PDF version of the Annual Report.

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