planned giving for professionals

for attorneys, estate planning professionals, and financial advisors


If you are an attorney or financial advisor with a client wishing to leave a gift in their will to Friends of the San Juans, please pass on our sincerest gratitude for their intention to provide a powerful and lasting legacy to protect what we love for future generations. Please click here to see our Planned Giving Sample Language.

Our promise and passion.

For more than 40 years we have been the trusted and leading local nonprofit dedicated to the mission of protecting and restoring the San Juan Islands and Salish Sea for people and nature. You can trust that we will allocate funding where it will have the greatest impact. We will remain steadfast as we continue to meet the rising challenges we face in a changing climate and island environment.

We understand how important it is to use the funds in a manner that meets expectations and a personal passion. We believe communication is a key to understanding, information, and transparency. We will answer any questions you may have with honesty and a thoughtfulness you can only feel from a small, thriving, local nonprofit.

Your client does not have to tell us about a gift.  If they do, we are here to listen and discuss the details of their decision in greater detail. They can trust that we will make the most of their gift and legacy. Thank you.

If you have questions or your client would like to discuss the intention of their gift please don’t hesitate to contact Michel at 360-378-3991 or by email.

Each year I make a generous gift to the Friends of the San Juans because it’s the one organization where I can actually follow the money from my checkbook to observable measurable outcomes. Will you join me in making a gift to support one of the most beautiful, precious, fragile monuments to nature on earth?

George Lawson

members, Lopez Island