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A neighborhood is where you live.

A community is what you build together.

Help build the neighborhood's future by making a gift to restore the Mount Baker Community Clubhouse.

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Why Now?

Built more than 100 years ago, in 1914, the Mount Baker Community Club’s clubhouse has stood as a proud anchor for a vibrant community for more than a century.

It’s been more than twenty-five years since the building’s last major renovation, and more stringent environmental standards means the needed work is more important than ever.

We need your help to complete these necessary repairs and upgrades. The $1 million project will enable our treasured legacy to continue for the next 100 years.

We’ve already raised $850,000, and we can reach our goal with everyone in the community pitching in to the final push of the Capital Campaign.

What we have accomplished already:

Already Completed

Replaced boiler with high-efficiency natural gas unit

Decommissioned the old oil tank

Removed/repaired chimneys

Replaced ballroom windows

Installed new heaters in the pre-school

2017-18 Projects

Replace remaining windows

Upgrade electrical and lighting systems

Upgrade the disability lift

Upgrade the bathrooms

Paint the building interiors

2018-19 Projects

Replace the ballroom floor

Upgrade the kitchen

Paint the building exterior

Upgrade ramps, walkways, landscape

View the Case for Renewing the Legacy

Raising the money to complete the capital project at one time is more than the Club can take on, so we have crafted the work into manageable phases.

Using matching funds from a Seattle Department of Neighborhoods planning grant, we engaged Milestone Management Group and Johnson-Sutherland to identify the scope and cost of the capital project, estimated at $1,000,000.

Phase one, estimated at $218,000, included replacing the failing boiler with an energy-efficient gas-fired boiler, remediating or removing the oil tank, replacing the aging roof, removing or repairing the damaged brick chimneys, and enhancing the pedestrian passageway on the north side of the building.

In 2015, the City awarded us a $100,00 Large Project matching grant to help fund phase one. We matched the grant with donated cash, pro bono services and supplies, and volunteer labor. We expect to raise the remaining costs through the generosity of neighborhood residents.

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Contractor's Report

As with the entire century-long history of the clubhouse, the Renewing the Legacy project is a community effort. Mount Baker Community Club is thankful for the participation of our neighbors and friends from the Mount Baker neighborhood and elsewhere.

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is  responsible for coordinating the overall activities of the Renewing the Legacy project. Other committees report to the Steering Committee.

  • Judith Yarrow (Chair) MBCC Board
  • Sue Cary neighborhood resident
  • Peter Greaves MBCC Board President
  • Megan Haile MBCC Director of Operations
  • Lee Stanton neighborhood resident
  • Ann Suter neighborhood resident    

Strategic Planning

The Strategic Planning Committee is responsible for planning the Capital Campaign, developing the outreach strategies, advising on messaging, and identifying potential donors.

  • Ann Suter (Chair)
  • Elise Erickson
  • Sally Hurst
  • Joe McKinstry
  • Sue Leavitt
  • Dashel Schueler
  • Jackson Schmidt
  • Earl Sedlik

No matter the size of your gift, every contribution brings us closer to our goal.

We’re also able to accept matching gifts from employers and multi-year gifts.


Join the Capital Campaign fundraising committee to help raise funds for the project. Contact Judith Yarrow

Host a House Party

Help us spread the word among your neighbors and friends. You provide the venue and the guest list, and we’ll provide supporting materials and send a Renewing the Legacy speaker to help answer your guests’ questions! It’s a ton of fun, and a great way to build community! Contact Elise Erickson for more information.

Help Match Our Grants

We must match our Department of Neighborhood grant with funds, labor, and in-kind donations. To find out more about how you can help us meet our match, join a work team, or make an in-kind donation, contact Stephanie Cameron at secretary@mountbaker.org.

Capital Campaign for Mount Baker Community Club