Friends of Fidalgo Pool and Fitness Center Friends of Fidalgo Pool and Fitness Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization registered with the Internal Revenue Service and formed to support Fidalgo Pool and Fitness Center District, a municipal corporation and special purpose district in Washington state.  All donations to Friends are tax-deductible.

2020 Year-End Fundraising Campaign: 

Thank you to everyone who joined Friends in our 2020 fall/year-end fundraising efforts.  We can’t thank you enough for your support and generosity.  We are thrilled to announce that we raised $8,160!!  In addition, our donor has agreed to donate the entire $20,000 in matching funds, for a grand total of $28,160!  None of this would have been possible without the active support of our donors.  We appreciate your contributions toward the essential equipment FPFC needs to remain in good operating condition.  For so many, FPFC is more than just a place to exercise–it is a community and we have seen how this community supports the facility!

Items on the Fundraising list include:  LED pool overhead lights that have a PSE rebate option, are eco-friendly, and will reduce utility expenses; a touchless COVID-19 friendly water bottle refill station for the exercise room; a replacement commercial pool cleaning robot; new pool filters; an updated phone system; and a rainy day fund for unanticipated repairs.

Donations may continue to be made online by clicking on the link:  https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=YKXZC2YKWQFTG.

If paying by check, please make it out to Friends of Fidalgo Pool & Fitness Center and drop it off at the pool or mail it to Friends of Fidalgo Pool & Fitness, 1603 – 22nd Street, Anacortes WA  98221.  Thanks again for your continued support!

 

Swim Scholarship Fund: 

Friends Annual Holiday Giving Tree allows you to give the gift of swimming to a child in financial need.  While we can’t have group swimming lessons right now, we can be ready for when we return to the water!  Thanks to your donations, in 2019 Friends awarded $3,837.50 in Swim Scholarships!

Donations to the Friends Swim Scholarship Fund help to pay for swim lessons for children living in Anacortes.  If your child qualifies for a free, or discounted lunch at an Anacortes school, you may be eligible.  For more information, contact Executive Director Mitch Everton at 293-0673 or at mevertonfpfc@gmail.com.

Drop your donation off at the front desk or mail it to Friends of Fidalgo Pool & Fitness, 1603 – 22ndStreet, Anacortes WA 98221.  Checks should be made payable to Friends of Fidalgo Pool & Fitness.  If you choose to use cash, please include your name and address so that a tax receipt can be mailed to you.

 

Amazon Smile:

You can also support Fidalgo Pool & Fitness Center when you shop on Amazon by choosing AmazonSmile!  The Friends of Fidalgo receive a portion of your purchase price towards special projects at the pool.  It’s an easy way to help us make FPFC an even better place!

http://smile.amazon.com/gp/charity/homepage.html?orig=%2Fgp%2Fbrowse.html%3Fnode%3D502661011&ein=91-1618285

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Mitch Everton, Executive Director of Fidalgo Pool & Fitness Center by phone at 360-293-0673 or by email at mevertonfpfc@gmail.com.

Friends can be reached by e-mail at friendsoffidaglo@hotmail.com.

Friends Endowment Fund

Keep FPFC sustainable with an Endowment Fund donation!  Friends is qualified to receive cash donations, non-cash gifts, bequests and assets.  We can help you establish an endowment fund that can make your influence last for generations.  These funds can support FPFC in perpetuity.  With our Endowment Fund, you can choose a project you would like to see completed with your bequeathed donation or, alternatively, allow Friends to put your donation to best use.

You may also consider donating your Required Minimum Contribution (RMD) from your retirement account(s).  Consult a tax professional for additional information.

If you wish to discuss donation options, please contact our executive director (360.293.0673) or contact Friends directly via the linkage on this page.

 

As always, we appreciate your support in keeping the Fidalgo Pool & Fitness Center an asset to our community!