“If there ever comes a day where we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll be there forever. ”
Our foundation was created in honor of Kris Fowler and David O’Sullivan.
Learn more about them and other cases we have been involved with.
Current Projects and Other Initiatives
Satellite Communicators Giveaway
Each year the Fowler-O’Sullivan Foundation is committed to donate 2 InReach Explorer devices in honor of Kris Fowler and David O’Sullivan with an up to one year subscription. Any additional units will be donated in the name of other missing hikers.
Meet our Garmin InReach recipients
2021 Winners! Congratulations!
Renae Reed, Arlington TX –In honor of David O’Sullivan, donated by the Fowler-O’Sullivan Foundation
Mandy Messerschmidt, Chico CA –In honor of Chris Sylvia, donated by the Fowler-O’Sullivan Foundation
Michiko Lindsey, San Diego CA –In honor of Trevor Laher, donated by Sally Fowler
Marilyn Sikes, Willow Park TX–In honor of Kris Fowler, donated by The John and Betty Meyer Foundation
Keith Land, Kennewick Washington — In honor of Kyle Crowden, donated by Judy Schmidt
Barth Day, Springdale Arkansas – In honor of Paul Miller, donated by the Fowler-O’Sullivan Foundation
Southbound Pacific Crest Trail Hikers
Charles Morrow, Sleepy Hollow, New York – In honor of Kris Fowler, donated by Julie ‘Jester’ Gayheart and Terri Gayheart Kidder.
Natalie Kuklich, East Amherst New York – In Honor of David O’Sullivan, donated by the Fowler-O’Sullivan Foundation
Nomad Ventures & Kahtoola
Funded by the Laher Family, the Fowler-O’Sullivan Foundation, Nomad Ventures and Kahtoola, all PCT Class of 2021 thru-hikers may purchase a new set of Kahtoola MICROspikes, while supplies last through Nomad Ventures at a 20% discount. This program runs from March 16th-March 27th, 2021. Your purchase will be waiting for you at Paradise Valley Cafe when you arrive, there will be no shipping through this program. Orders can be made at https://nomadventures.com/trevor-spikes/
This program was formed in memory of Trevor “Microsoft” Laher who fell to his death last year while slipping on snow-covered ice while traversing Apache Peak. The Trevor Spikes discount program runs from March 16 – March 27, 2021 to commemorate the dates Trevor started and ended his PCT thru-hike in 2020.
The Fowler-O’Sullivan is covering 10% of all microspike purchases through this program up to 200 orders.
PSAR on the PCT
In honor of those missing on the PCT, we provide financial support to PSAR initiatives providing safety and trail information to PCT thru-hikers.
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