FSJ and QCD: These Acronyms are Synonymous with Big Impacts

At Friends of the San Juans (FSJ) we advocate for orca, healthy seas, and natural beaches. Our policy and education efforts rest on a foundation of science, research, and community engagement. The problems our community faces are wickedly complex and your support is fundamental to building organizational capacity to implement solutions.

You have the capacity to make an impact through a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). Your QCD can help fund and sustain the mission of FSJ. According to Fidelity and Schwab Charitable, a direct transfer of funds from your IRA to a qualified charitable organization such as FSJ may be counted towards satisfying your required minimum distribution for the year, as long as certain rules are met. FSJ would love to be a part of your giving strategy.

We hope you will consider the meaningful benefit of your charitable giving to FSJ this year, and we encourage you to seek the counsel of your financial advisor.

Here’s to big impacts in 2022—FSJ, QCD, and YOU!

Fidelity QCDs

Schwab QCDs

We chose to live on the westside of San Juan Island because of its natural beauty, and we want to preserve it for future generations. That’s where the Friends of the San Juans come in. Since their inception, they have been the guardians of the Salish Sea and this place we call home.

Glen and Deb Bruels

members, San Juan Island