Cryptocurrency—A New Kind of Gift?

Contributed by Michel Vekved, Director of Philanthropy

As a nonprofit, you know we rely upon the generosity of members like you who care and are engaged in our work to protect what you love. Since 1979, we’ve been working together tirelessly to protect and restore the San Juan Islands’ ecology and ecosystems. Our mission will remain strong, and gift options are evolving.

Cryptocurrency is gaining ground, and as a fiscally responsible organization, we are considering the options. Our research is showing how it’s growing, why it matters, and who cares. The statistics are fascinating, yet we want to hear from our members.

Do you hold Crypto? Do you intend to make donations with crypto? Are you taking “The Crypto Giving Pledge: a commitment to donate one percent or more of crypto gains to charity each year”?

We want to hear from you! Please email or call me to share your thoughts on Crypto.

In the meantime, remember your gift to Friends can include:

  • Naming Friends in your will, trust, or retirement accounts
  • Utilizing qualified charitable disbursements
  • Donating appreciated stock or property

Let’s have a conversation! What values guide your planned giving? Will your legacy protect the San Juan Islands?

Michel Vekved, Director of Philanthropy

Friends has done so much to identify those critical beaches where the forage fish are spawning and that is work that I value greatly. Once we know the spawning locations, we can permanently protect those very important beaches.

Debby Clausen and Kim Sundberg

members, San Juan Island