A named memorial fund for navigational services has been established by Patti Pedroli, a member of our Grants Review Committee, honoring the memory of her sister, Linda Swensen Burdusis, who passed away in 2004. Their mother, Nora Swensen, also died from breast cancer. A special thank you to Kevin Prochnow of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Patti's co-worker, for helping establish this Legacy Fund through Wells Fargo's Sharing Advantage Program.
Linda was a flight attendant and flight attendant recruiter for American Airlines. For many years she was co-chair of the American Airlines "WINGS" committee in San Francisco, a non-profit organization which raises money for flight attendants with catastrophic illness or injury. She also participated in numerous events to raise money for breast cancer research.
Linda was a model in the second Stepping Out
in 1997. American Airline pilots escorted the models on the runway.
Memorial funds (minimum $1000) can be established in different ways:Matching Fund
: pledging a specific amount and matching all donations up to that amount.Named Fund
: Funds can be restricted to a particular service (e.g. low cost mammograms or massages) or specific geographic area (e.g., Marin County) or to our general operating fund. Friends and family could also contribute to this named fund.Underwriting
: Choose to underwrite a specific event or cost (e.g.The Grants Reception, our Stepping Out
Model's luncheon, tickets for model family members who might otherwise be unable to attend Stepping Out
To contribute to A Legacy For Linda
or to establish a new Legacy Fund in memory of a friend or family member, contact Kathy Meyer, Executive Director. email@example.com