SJI Community Foundation hires new Executive Director

Submitted by The San Juan Island Community Foundation

The San Juan Island Community Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce Amy Saxe-Eyler has been hired as the new Executive Director.

Amy brings a wealth of experience in finance, strategic planning, and community outreach. She relocated with her family to the San Juan Islands in early 2009 in pursuit of a slower pace and authentic connections a small, rural community offers.

Amy has served in a variety of local leadership roles, including managing Energy and Member Services at OPALCO, as Executive Director of Wolf Hollow, Finance and Marketing Manager of SJICF, and, most recently, at the San Juan Island Library District, where she has served as the library’s first fundraising staff member.

As an active volunteer, Amy has served on the boards of Salmonberry School on Orcas Island, as Treasurer of the San Juan County 4-H Leadership Council and APS Friday Harbor, and as coordinator of the SJICF Women’s Fund. Her work and volunteer efforts underscore her commitment to working locally and actively participating in local efforts to address needs and seize opportunities to build and protect a thriving community.

John Moalli, Chair of the SJICF Board of Trustees, is excited about Amy’s new role – “Having had the privilege of working alongside Amy for several years, both as a colleague and as a donor to SJICF, I have witnessed firsthand her dedication, integrity, and passion for serving our community. Her tireless commitment to local causes, from education to environmental conservation, exemplifies her belief in the power of grassroots action and philanthropy to create lasting impact. As we embark on this new chapter with Amy at the helm, I am confident that her vision, expertise, and unwavering dedication will guide SJICF to even greater heights of service and impact for the benefit of all islanders.

On behalf of the SJICF Board of Trustees, I extend our heartfelt gratitude to Carrie Unpingco for her dedicated service as Executive Director. Carrie’s invaluable contributions to our organization have laid a strong foundation for growth and success, and we are fortunate to have her continued support in a new role at SJICF.”

SJICF serves the San Juan Island community by connecting donors and volunteers to nonprofit organizations and projects, providing scholarships to local students, offering educational opportunities for nonprofit leadership, and managing philanthropic investment funds. For more information, visit SJICF at 640 Mullis Street, Suite 104 or