Charity

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.  If you are a SJ County charity and would like to apply to be a recipient, please write to Music@DoeBay.com.  (By the way, we recently changed the menu so every few weeks we are exploring a different worldly food theme, such as Thai, Indian or Sushi.
  • 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.