Friends of Lopez Island Pool appoints first Executive Director

  • Mon Aug 10th, 2020 9:48am
  • Life

Submitted by Friends of Lopez Island Pool

Friends of Lopez Island Pool proudly announces the appointment of Phillip Prud’homme as its first Executive Director. Prud’homme assumed his duties Aug. 3.

Prud’homme brings over 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and currently serves as Director of Development at United Way of Skagit County.

In the last 6.5 years at United Way, he led the organization’s resource development activities including workplace campaigns, major gifts, corporate, and in- kind gifts. Over that period he led efforts to raise nearly $6 million, collaborating with donors, businesses, non-profits, schools and government leaders to improve lives in Skagit County.

Previously Prud’homme served as Club Director at multiple locations for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County where he engaged the community, families, staff and kids in positive life changing programming. Prud’homme swims with TAC Masters and, as the unofficial social director of TAC-M, has helped that club grow from very few swimmers to over 60 people.

“I am so excited about the Lopez Island Pool!” Prud’homme said. “The FLIP Board, volunteers, and elected officials have established a strong base for this project. I’m incredibly thankful for this opportunity and look forward to working with the Lopez community to make this facility a reality. Community health, fitness, swimming, physical therapy, and a safe place for teens and families — these things fire me up. See you on the Island soon.”

FLIP President Bill LeDrew shared, “We are thrilled to welcome Philip Prud’homme as our new executive director. We are very fortunate to have such a fundraising professional to lead our capital campaign and make the Lopez swim center a reality for all Lopezians.”

FLIP is a nonprofit volunteer-powered organization with the goal to create a year-round, all ages indoor swim center to meet the needs of everyone in the community. Started as a grassroots effort to build a pool on Lopez Island, the community has raised $4.4 million dollars or 55% of the $8 million campaign goal with an additional $510,000 maintenance reserve fund and a $100,000 scholarship fund to ensure access for all children. With State and County dollars backing the project, momentum is strong to finish the campaign. Bringing greater health, water safety and community to San Juan County by building a sustainable indoor swim center.