We have had an active charitable component at Doe Bay since 2003. But it was an intentionally well-kept secret. We have been encouraged by others to tell the story in that giving encourages giving. With that in mind:
Doe Bay takes its role as a part of the Orcas Island, San Juan Islands, Washington State, US and World communities seriously. This is consistent with the view and approach of the owners, Seattle Philanthropists, Joe & Maureen Brotherton. We have a number of philanthropic endeavors concentrating close to home on Orcas Island but extending to places like Uganda and Haiti.
- Open Mic Night – For nearly a decade we have donated a portion of Thursday night Café sales to local charities. This has resulted in over $35,000.00 in gifts to Island Charities. A selected charity receives all gifts for a particular month. Open Mic Night was suspended in 2020 and may or may not resume. We’ll keep you updated.
- Discounts for Artists – Doe Bay has become a haven for artists who receive subsidies to be able to enjoy a Doe Bay holiday. Contact Joe@DoeBay.com.
- Auction Donations – Doe Bay supports Washington State charities with donations for auctions, raffles and giveaways. We average annual donations of over $18,000.00. A personal connection to Doe Bay increases the likelihood of a gift and we try not to give to the same cause in back to back years. If interested, please write to AlisonS@JoeBrotherton.com.
We thank you for being interested in Doe Bay and our community.