Natalie E. Bryson -- Charities She Supported

1. The Paul Linder Educational Foundation, PO Box 2334, Silverdale, WA 98383-2234 (360-779-2433)

Natalie was a founder and past President of this Foundation, which has provided more than $200,000 in grants to schools and students in the Central Kitsap School District
At the time of her death, Natalie was Vice President of Develpment and Gifts.

2. The Pride Foundation, 2014 East Madison Street, Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98122 (; 206-583-6083)

As the mother of two gay sons, an ally for LGBTQ citizens everywhere, and an advocate for people with HIV and AIDS long starting in the difficult days when the virus was unknown, Natalie was a stalwart supporter of equality for LTBTQ persons, of providing awareness, support, and aid to those afflicted with HIV & AIDS.
Consequently, she was awarded the Pride Foundation's "Community Treasure" Award in 2008.

3. The Silverdale Rotary Foundation, PO Box 151, Silverdale, WA 98383-0151

Natalie was the first woman elected as a member of the Silverdale Rotary on her own merits as a business owner and philanthropist, and one of the first Rotarians in the country. Through the Rotary Foundation, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised for numerous causes. Many of us have purchased ducks from Natalie for the annual Rotary Duck Race to raise funds for charity. She served as Grand Marshall of the Whaling Days parade a few years ago, too!

4. Olympic College Foundation, 1600 Chester Avenue, Bremerton, WA 98337-1699 (360-475-7120)

Natalie was an instructor at the college, and several of her children attended OC. She has been a long-time fundraiser for this Foundation, working with its former head Dr. Michael Connolly and more recently with Executive Director David Emmons, as this charity supports many causes Natalie felt passionate about, including student scholarships, funding of special projects of importance to professors and staff, and ensuring the stature of OC in the larger community.

5. Virginia Mason Foundation, PO Box 1930, Seattle, WA 98111-1930 (; 206-583-6082)

The Virginia Mason Foundation helps to fund costs of people who are otherwise unable to afford cancer treatment at the Virginia Mason Medical Centers in Seattle and on Bainbridge Island. Most Paricularly, Dr. Nanette Robinson (oncology & hematology), Dr. Sundance Rogers (general practitioner and geriatrics); nurses Stephanie, Melanie, and Melissa; and other physicians and staff who treated Natalie with such care, respect and dignity. VMMC deserves our thanks and our support.

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