Willis and Mt Baker looking majestic

Each year OICF participates in the CF Insights Columbus Survey of US community foundations. I am delighted to share that for 2019, OICF ranked 6th for Gifts per Capita and 10th for Distribution Rate. What these rankings indicate is that we are a very active and generous community. Thanks for all you do to make it so.

As we head into the year-end, OICF is at the ready to support your philanthropic efforts. If you are planning to take your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) or make gifts of stock to fund donations, OICF is happy to help. Transfer the funds to OICF and provide us a full list of where you want the funds to go. You will receive a full tax receipt and OICF will mail checks to as many organizations as you wish. All for free; we even cover the postage. Let us know if you have any questions or want to learn more about the process.

Our goal is to help you support the programs you love.

Orcas public schools began a slow reopening this week, welcoming K-2nd graders back to campus, much to the joy of staff and families. We also had another case of COVID reported on Orcas and an additional case on Lopez, bringing the total number so far in San Juan County to 39. We all need to keep taking it seriously–social distance and masks–if we want to stop it here. Let’s hope we do.

Have a good weekend,