The Ryan E. Bishop Outdoor Leadership Fund, through the NH Charitable Foundation, has awarded Kismet Rock Foundation $3,976.11. Kismet Rock Foundation has been chosen to receive this award in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Jean Bishop, the mother of Ryan E. Bishop, wrote: “What Kismet is accomplishing aligns exactly with our mission to help enrich the lives of children though outdoor experiences.”

Kismet Rock Foundation enhances the physical, intellectual, and emotional development of economically and socially disadvantaged children by providing access to the immense value of a multi-dimensional education in technical climbing and community living.

Ryan E. Bishop Outdoor Leadership Fund (website/Facebook)
Chris and Jean Bishop, and their son Christopher, started the Ryan E. Bishop Outdoor Leadership Fund to honor the memory of their son and brother, Ryan E. Bishop. Twenty-one-year-old Ryan died tragically during a canoeing trip southern Utah while saving a friend’s life. During the summer and fall of 2011, his family created two funds to ensure that Ryan’s passion for life and his love of the great outdoors will live on: The Ryan E. Bishop Outdoor Leadership Fund at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and the Westminster College Scholarship Fund in Salt Lake City.