The N.O.D. Everest Foundation, a 501(c)3 entity was founded to benefit a handful of philanthropic and educational pursuits. We also host fundraising campaigns for Nepal through education and service projects, including a new partnership for a study abroad program with Colorado Mountain College. The "Everest Scholarship" is awarded annually to a graduating high school senior from an Eagle County High School in the amount of up to $2000 based on need. Students attending Colorado Mountain College will also use our funding in a scholarship in the Nepal study abroad program.
Between Jon's expeditions to K2 (Jan-Feb 2021) and Everest (April-May 2021), he was able to raise $20,000 for Sherpas and High Altitude Porters. These unheralded support staff of mountain expeditions lost a lot of income due to the pandemic in 2020, with most international travel and expeditions curtailed.
Jon held the raffle for his most recent fundraiser on June 27, 2021. Winners of the free Everest Base Camp trek and gifts cards have been contacted. Thank you so much for your donations!
Here, Jon gives $500 from the funds raised while he was in Pakistan to Pemba Sherpa and the SherpaLand Lodge in Nepal during his April 2021 Everest Base Camp Trek.
Every summer, The N.O.D. Basketball Academy hosts a basketball camp for youth, featuring high school and college coaches. Proceeds go to our non-profit and benefit a graduating high school senior for college with the "Everest Scholarship".
Mentoring to youth through visits to schools both locally, regionally, and nationally. This includes visits to classrooms and for school assemblies to educate our kids into making the right choices. The focus is motivation, teamwork, goal setting, and working hard in sports or in the classroom, which translates over into real life. We have also recently launched a study abroad program for Colorado Mountain College, taking young men and women to the Everest region to support several of our ongoing non-profit service projects in partnership with the Sherpa Foundation.
Dr. Jon Kedrowski is a board member and active participant in the projects of the non-profit the Sherpa Foundation. You can visit their website at www.sherpafoundation.org Recent projects are centered on raising funds following the 2015 magnitude 7.9 earthquake and rebuilding efforts and need-based on-going assistance in the Everest Region of Nepal.
Checks Payable to The N.O.D. Everest Foundation, PO Box 532, Avon CO. 81620