Starting this June, a team sponsored by The Rowell Fund for Tibet (http://www.50fortibet.org/history_rowellFund.php) (http://www.savetibet.org/programs/rowellfund/index.php) will begin their quest to climb the 50 state highpoints in a year. Prior to his death in 2002, world-class photographer and mountaineer Galen Rowell was a board member for the International Campaign for Tibet (http://www.savetibet.org/). The Rowell Fund for Tibet is a program sponsored by the ICT.
Purpose of the Fundraiser: To encourage and support the work of Tibetans communicating issues of importance to their community to a broader Tibetan or international audiences. The fund will honor Galen and Barbara Rowell's legacy for Tibetans by providing small grants to Tibetans in the language and visual arts who can make significant contributions to society. The Fund will support established or aspiring and talented Tibetans pursuing interests such as photography, film-making, writing, journalism, and projects that promote these skills within the Tibetan community.
To learn more about this Highpointing fundraiser, to pledge per Highpoint, or to make a flat donation, please visit http://www.50fortibet.org/donationInstructions.php
Some of the well-known people on the advisory board for The Rowell Fund for Tibet include Conrad Anker, David Breashears, and members of the Rowell family, Tony Rowell and Nicole Rowell Ryan.