$135K and counting!

We are overjoyed to share that 750 members, volunteers, and supporters donated over $135,000 to preserve and enhance the most important services The Mountaineers provides to the outdoor community.
Amber Carrigan Amber Carrigan
Development Director
January 06, 2021

As we begin 2021, I am humbled by the continued generosity of our Mountaineers community. So many of you choose to donate your time, talents, and treasure in honor of our shared outdoor experience. It’s because of you that we’re ringing in the new year with so much to celebrate!

Just before Thanksgiving, we launched the giving season with our annual year-end appeal with an ambitious goal of raising $100,000 to support our core operations. Over the last six weeks, we’ve shared stories about how philanthropy makes a difference for our members, books, and the places we love. Your response was powerful and uplifting!

We are overjoyed to share that 750 members, volunteers, and supporters donated more than $135,000 to help preserve and enhance the most important services we provide to the outdoor community. With help from donors like you, we can deliver on mission-focused efforts in 2021, including scholarships for courses and youth programs, conservation and advocacy efforts to protect wild places, and providing support to volunteers who help people connect with the outdoors safely and responsibly. We feel cautiously optimistic for a brighter year ahead!

I feel proud knowing our community is passionately committed to supporting our people, places, and publishing. You give us hope for sunnier skies when the days feel dark and gloomy. Thank you for all you do for The Mountaineers today and every day. We can’t wait to see you in person again soon.


Thank you again for contributing over $135,000 in charitable donations this giving season. If you missed your chance to donate to the year-end appeal but would still like your gift to count toward this effort, please call us at 206-521-6006 or visit our year-end giving page

Lead image of Ebey's Landing in early January 2021. Photo by Bri Vanderlinden.


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