Building Dreams continued…

The goal of the capital campaign, set at $1.5 million, encompasses acquiring San Juan County’s 49 percent ownership, addressing necessary maintenance and repairs, and planning for future improvements and renovations.

Over the last year, OSC has significantly expanded its services to the community. Every month, OSC hosts scores of programs and activities, serving well over 2,000 community members of all ages.

Today, OSC is at the point where the growing needs of the community surpass the limited space available. Full ownership will provide stability and allow OSC to directly respond to these increasing demands.

The OSC nonprofit Board of Directors also recognizes the importance of having County services conveniently available to Orcas residents. OSC is working closely with San Juan County to ensure that there is no sudden disruption in those services and is very grateful to the County for their ongoing support of the effort.

OSC is asking for your help. A common misperception has been that OSC is part of San Juan County government. In reality, OSC is an independent nonprofit organization that is not funded by tax dollars. OSC depends on local philanthropy and grants, and the daily contributions of more than 120 caring and dedicated volunteers.

OSC is already a community center as well as a senior center. OSC serves people of all ages. Whether you are looking for an art class or want to borrow Lions Club mobility equipment for your school-age soccer star’s injury recovery, OSC supports us all to live well on Orcas. While its focus will remain on older adults and adults with disabilities, full building ownership will allow OSC to expand to an even broader range of offerings that attract people of all ages.

The OSC Board invites you to join them in achieving this exciting vision for the future. You may check their website at for more information, or donate directly to the “Orcas Senior Center Building Purchase & Renovation Fund” fund at