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.

Capital Campaign

Fidalgo Pool and Fitness Center, as well as Friends, is committed to building a new facility.  The FPFC Commissioners are meeting virtually with the City of Anacortes to reimagine a facility the will best meet the needs of the community, now and into the future.  Our goal is to create a joint Aquatic and Community Center that will be a place for people to gather, connect and recreate.

Unfortunately, the coronavirus has upended timelines.  The initial planned construction date of 2022 has shifted and we have not yet set a date for a bond.  Currently we are looking toward 2022 or 2023 as a new start date.  In the meantime, we are taking this opportunity to finalize a design so we will be prepared to move forward when the time comes.  In the near term, we are focusing on the upcoming Maintenance & Operations levy that will appear on the November ballot, which would replace the M&O levy approved by voters in 2015.  The levy is separate and distinct from the bond that will help pay for construction costs.

For more Capital Campaign updates, visit https://pooltogether2022.org/ or click on the Pool Together 2022 Campaign tab under Friends of the Pool on this web page.

We continue to accept donations for this project. Online donations may be made here:

https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=HAL4JA8RU3HY8

Friends General Fund

Friends plays an important role in ongoing fundraising to ensure that FPFC remains a vital part of the community.  Our aging facility relies on methods of funding beyond that provided through levy money and user fees.

Your donation to Friends of FPFC helps support special projects, equipment purchases, facility requests and Friends operations.

You can make an online donation to support Friends’ work here:

https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=ZKBTQX3VVL8SJ

Endowments

Friends of Fidalgo Pool & Fitness Center maintains endowment funds for the benefit of Fidalgo Pool & Fitness Center, which directly affects its patrons, through the support of programs, services, equipment, capital projects and repair needs.

Friends is qualified to receive cash donations, non-cash gifts, bequests and assets.  You can contribute to our existing endowment fund that is in place to support long-term facility needs, to fund improvements, special requests or emergency needs of the pool.  Or we can assist in establishing a new, unique endowment fund, one that can make your influence last for generations.

With our Endowment Fund options, 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 annual 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.

Online donations to the Endowment Fund can be made here:

https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=DM6UEWYVQ52HC

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

Contact

Friends can be reached by emailing friendsoffidalgo@hotmail.com.