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
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
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
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
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.