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Do you remember how wonderful your first-ever educational school field trip was when you were in school?
To our teachers, thanks for sharing countless stories about the exciting reaction you see from your students when taking an educational field trip to museums, live theatre matinees, symphonies, aquariums, science centers, and zoos to name a few. This past year, we approved 124 grant applications to send 9,317 students on school field trips to 59 different San Diego venues.  
Simply put, you share our mission of
“Enriching Students One Field Trip Xperience at a Time
With and Without the Bus!”

We are a 501 (c) 3 corporation founded in 2002. Our mission is “Enriching Students One Field Trip at a Time” with and without the bus.  We “Support Teachers to Empower Students” by working with people like you to “fund Field Trip Xperiences.”


It is important to note that we do not endorse one arts and science venue over another.  We simply desire to serve our teachers who know best how to supplement their in-classroom and distance learning curriculum with exciting Virtual Field Trips. We do work with venues by including them in our list of “Places to Go” on our website so teachers can explore meaningful and valuable venue sites and programs that have proven very beneficial to students. 


Our grant application requires teachers to complete an educational field trip report so that we know your donations are being properly used for the overall educational growth of students.


As a donor, you have the flexibility to donate in multiple ways that meet your specific passion to support our San Diego County students. Regardless of your donation amount, you can designate your donation in any given year to the following:


  1. General fund (used by ABX staff as needed)

  2. A school/teacher

  3. A school/grade level

  4. A school

  5. A district

  6. A venue or program


Donations are designated for the fiscal year they are made unless there are extenuating circumstances in which case the funds will be reserved for the following school year.

We hope you’ll join our list of Amazing Donors who help us support our Terrific Teachers.  

Thank You! Donors

Welcome! In this section, we hope to inspire you to become part of our donor community who desires to ensure that every San Diego County public and charter K-12 students has the opportunity to see firsthand the excitement and educational value of a Field Trip Xperience at a live theatre performance, visit a museum, hear a symphony, see animals, fish and flowers in their own environments or walk into research labs where tomorrow’s future is being discovered today. And while we wait for the buses to roll again, your support is much needed to bring the venue to the students through our Virtual Field Trip Xperience initiative.  Simply put, you share our mission of “Enriching Students One Field Trip at a Time, with and without the bus!

Over the years, we have been very fortunate to enjoy the support of many corporations large and small, foundations, and individuals that share the value of educational field trips to the arts and sciences that create life-changing experiences and valuable learning opportunities for nearly 200,000 students since the ABX inception in 2002.  We are so ever grateful!


Thank you to our 2020-2021 Donor Community

Karen Bidgood
Donna Burtch
Casa Aldea - UTC Village    
Bret A. Cleveland
Jennifer Cooluris
Mary & Paul Croft
Jeri & Eric Denniston
Jenna Smith Doherty
Brian Driscoll
Teresa & Mario Eyzaguirre, M.D.
Exclusive Wall Covering, Inc.      
Barbara Fitzsimmons

Lisa Gerbel Giving Fund
Karen Gerstoft
Dr. Irma Gigli
Michelle & Ted Gilmore

Genny Gould
Rolf & Carol Haas

Ryan Luecke
Mary Ann Miller & Mark B. Horton, M.D.
Camilla Ingram
Louise & Harv Kaufmann
Kathleen Kramer
La Jolla Club of Kiwanis
Linda Brandes Foundation
Mimi Lee
Caryl Lees-Witte
Ryan & Ginny Gould Luecke 
Jay McCabe
Morgan Stanley
Karen Morikawa
MUFG Union Bank Foundation
Mary Munk
Catherine & Robert Palmer
Ted & Laura Peña
Rana Rives & Betty McKeehan
Anne Rosser
Scott A. & Elizabeth V. Christensen Foundation
Blossom Sanger, M.D.
Tracy Shaw
Judy Berman Silbert & John Silbert, M.D.
Patty & David Smith
Dolores & Rodney Smith
Carol Spong
Kathleen Stoughton
Sharon Strong
The Rice Family Foundation    
The Visio Group    
Torrey Pines Kiwanis Foundation     
Adam Troc
Albert & Armi Williams

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