Philanthropy
 
Passionate about education, exploration and global health, Bo has utilized many of his mountaineering expeditions to raise funds for worthy causes around the world, including funding teachers’ salaries in South America and establishing college scholarships for underprivileged medical students in Africa.



Harmonizing expeditions with philanthropic ventures:



Organization: South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR)
Mountain: Kilimanjaro (Africa’s tallest mountain)
Location: Tanzania, Africa
Purpose: Scholarship sent two less fortunate African students to graduate school starting Fall 2004
Other facts: SAIRR is the same organization that funded Nelson Mandela's Law School education


Organization: Apoyo Escolar Nuestra Senora de la Paz
Mountain: Aconcagua (South America’s tallest mountain)
Location: Virreyes, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Purpose: Scholarship funded one teacher's salary for one year starting Fall 2004
Other facts: JP Morgan has also invested capital into this organization - JP Morgan independently funded six teacher's salaries starting 2004


Organization: Through the Alaskan Health Care Consortium
Mountain: Mt. McKinley (Denali)
Location: Alaska, United States
Purpose: Sent eight native Alaskans to graduate school in a health care related field.


Organization: Explorers Club (Seven Summits Awards Program Sponsored by Bo Parfet and the Explorers Club)
Mountains and Locations: Mountain: Antarctica - Vinson Massif, Asia - Mount Everest, Europe - Mount Elbrus, Australia - Kosciusko
Purpose: To complete the Seven Summits Scholarship Program – Bo has established this vehicle through the Explorers Club to create four more scholarships (for the four remaining mountains on each respective continent) where he has completed climbing expedition.