San Juan Island Community Foundation will award $700K in grants Friday

The San Juan Island Community Foundation will award more than $700,000 in grants to local non-profits at its annual “Breakfast of Champions” Friday, 7:30 a.m., in Mullis Community Senior Center.

The foundation's all-volunteer Board of Directors will prepare and serve breakfast to attendees.

“This year’s total will come to over $700,000 for our local non-profits, public institutions and, for the first time, scholarships,” Chairman Charles Anderson said in a press release.

“We are extremely grateful to the growing number of donors who have made this possible and allowed us to more than quadruple our grant awards over the last two years!”

Susan Matthews, foundation program coordinator, added, “The morning’s program will celebrate and recognize all foundation grant recipients over the past year and include some words from the perspective of our island non-profits. Chef Tom French of the Experience Food Project - who is bringing such excitement to our school’s cafeterias - will be the keynote speaker."

Phil Anthropy (The Pink Pig) is planning to attend to greet and cheer for all the recipients of this year’s award competition.

For more information on the Breakfast of Champions or the foundation, call Matthews at 378-1001 or visit the office in The Technology Center on Mullis Street.

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