Good Fun-d's mission is to provide education and support for the intersection of the world's cultures and ecologies and to explore the impacts these two elements have on one another. To fulfill this mission, Good Fun-d will develop written educational materials about how ecology and geography influence cultural development, ideals, and way of life. Good Fun-d will sponsor and deliver lectures, seminars, and workshops. Good Fun-d will engage in global initiatives to various regions of the world to gather information, research, and study the intersections of culture and environment. Good Fun-d will start and sponsor programs in various regions of the world where there are unique intersections of culture and the environment.
Author, Photographer, Athlete
Jan Reynolds holds several climbing and skiing records and she was the only woman on all her record-breaking expeditions. Her most recent book, High Altitude Woman, chronicles these adventures, but also examines differences in the way men and women think, speak, and behave - a subject Jan has researched for years. Jan's other book for adults is Mother And Child which concerns how children are raised in indigenous societies around the world. Her award-winning series of children's books, Vanishing Cultures, chronicles her experiences living with an indigenous tribe on every continent. Jan has freelanced for many magazines and newspapers including Outside, National Geographic, and The New York Times.
2017 Chevrolet Colorado
Survive any rugged situation, from earthquakes to zombie takeovers with the all inclusive survival pack and a 2017 Chevy Colorado truck.
2017 Chevrolet Colorado Supports
The American Red Cross - Get Prepared California 2017
The Goodyear Blimp is any one of a fleet of airships operated by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, used mainly for advertising and capturing aerial views of live sporting events for television. The Blimp has become an icon in the air at sporting and entertainment events throughout the country.
Goodyear Blimp Supports
The American Red Cross - Get Prepared California 2017
Automobile Restoration Expert
For Napa Valley Restoration owner Joel Horne, building things the right way has been a lifelong passion. What started as an interest in building blocks and model cars in youth soon transitioned to real cars and aircraft as an adult — Horne even served in the U.S. Navy as the Aviation Machinist Mate on the USS Kitty Hawk during the 1980s. A full-time auto technician for the past 25 years, Horne now pours his passion and expertise into lovingly restoring classic cars for his grateful Napa Valley customers.
Passage to Africa
Passage to Africa is a travel company that believes journeys begin with a dream and end with an extraordinary story. They offer trips to 17 countries including South Africa, Botswana, Madagascar, and Kenya to see an Africa inaccessible to all but the very few. By crafting individualized adventures based on the dreams of their travelers, their experts are able to provide a custom voyage perfect for individual travel or with one of their private guides. Passage to Africa is also proud to support Expedition Okavango which is a three-month descent of the Cubango-Okavango River Basin, geared to raise money for the relocation of rhinos in South Africa to save from poaching.
Passage to Africa Supports
Rhinos Without Borders
Lindblad National Geographic
As pioneers in exploration, National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions share a passion for adventure, discovery, and conservation. Since 2004, our alliance has allowed us to pool our extensive resources and provide extraordinary small-ship voyages to some of the world's most remote and fascinating places, from the icy wilderness of Antarctica to the dramatic fjords of Alaska's Inside Passage. Our shared tradition creates a guest experience unlike any other in the world of travel. Travel with Lindblad-National Geographic and you share the adventure with writers, photographers and filmmakers from National Geographic, and the exceptional Lindblad expedition leaders, naturalists and captains—guides, teachers, and engaging companions, dedicated to sharing the world’s wonders with curious, intelligent travelers.
Lindblad National Geographic Supports
Lindblad-National Geographic (LEX-NG) Fund
The San Francisco Zoo
The origins of the San Francisco Zoo can be traced back to 1886. Once part of the now-defunct amusement park Woodward’s Gardens, the menagerie opened with a lone California grizzly bear. The zoo’s mission has evolved from an animal showcase to a state-of-the-art care and wellness facility focused on conservation. It is home to over 1,000 exotic, endangered, and rescued animals representing more than 250 species. The zoo also has several lush gardens of native and foreign plants, making it a place for family memories. The historic 1921 Dentzel Carousel and the 1904 miniature Little Puffer Steam Train are treasured by generations of visitors. In the fall of 2013, the zoo reopened the newly restored Elinor Friend Playground.
The San Francisco Zoo Supports
San Francisco Zoological Society
Survival Expert / TV Host
If you're ever stranded on a desert island, you better make sure Cliff Hodges is the one item you get to bring. A former engineer turned wilderness survival instructor, outdoor adventure guide, and environmental advocate, Cliff has made a living by traveling the world to climb mountains, surf big waves, study with indigenous tribes, and lead groups through perilous outdoor adventures. You might recognize his rugged mug from National Geographic’s hit show, “Remote Survival,” which he co-hosts with former CIA agent Alex Coker. In 2002, Hodges founded Adventure Out, California’s largest outdoor school and guide service for everyday explorers testing their limits and discovering their potential.
Cliff Hodges Supports
Adventurer & Professional Photographer
With a dual degree in both photojournalism and art photography from Syracuse University, Laura Grier combines her love of travel, adventure, and art into a unique vibrant style that has made her a renowned International photographer. Her photography has taken her to six continents. Over the course of her career, she has contributed to acclaimed travel magazines, including National Geographic, been published in over 25 different magazines, and has won several photo contests. Laura is currently based in Los Angeles and is the owner and operator of photography studio, Beautiful Day Photography.
Laura Grier Supports
Adventure and Mindfulness Guide
Dr. Jeff Meldrum
Dr. Jeff Meldrum is a professor of anatomy and anthropology at Idaho State University, where he teaches human anatomy in the health-professions programs as well as classes in evolution and primatology. He has published extensively on the evolutionary history of Neotropical primates and has described several new extinct species. His attention also turns to the emergence of modern human walking. His interests in cryptozoology, in particular the legendary sasquatch, came into focus when he literally crossed paths with an enigmatic set of footprints in the mountains of Washington state.
Jeffrey Meldrum Supports
The Falcon Project
Elizabeth Goodwin Welborn
Polo Designer and Player
Elizabeth Goodwin Welborn is an accomplished polo player, who has played competitively since 2012. After traveling extensively in South America where the game is popular and its players considered national heroes, Elizabeth returned to the Bay Area committed to publicizing and celebrating “the sport of kings.” This love of the game — and its fashion, traditions, countryside, and people — led to the creation of Stick & Ball, a luxury apparel company that draws inspiration from polo.
Elizabeth Goodwin Welborn Supports
In November 1991 Chris Dewhirst piloted the first hot air balloon over Mount Everest. National Geographic’s film of the expedition, "Ballooning Over Everest," screened prime time in the US, Europe, and Australia. Chris’s awards include the prestigious Montgolfier Diploma from the Federation Aeronautique Internationale, the Oswald Watt Gold Medal, Australia’s highest civil aviation honor, the UK’s Salaman Trophy and the Order of Australia - a Federal Government award for his contribution to Adventure Tourism. Chris holds two world records, is the chief pilot for Picture This Ballooning, and an authorised test officer for the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority. He lives in Byron Bay, Australia.
Dog Musher, Iditarod Racer
DeeDee Jonrowe is one the foremost female dog mushers competing today. She has sixteen top ten finishes in her career. DeeDee ran her first Iditarod in 1980 and soon undertook the building of her own sled, a comprehensive breeding and training program for her dogs, and a rigorous physical fitness program for herself. DeeDee has also won numerous awards for the care of her dogs throughout her career, including the best-cared for team, the best dog care award, and the dog's best friend award. In 2002, she publicaly battled breast cancer. In 2003 she became a honorary chairperson for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, assisting the organization is its fundraising efforts.
Alexs Lemonade Stand
Certified Wildlife Biologist Associate
Daniel Edelstein Supports