In 1989 a large sum realized from the sale of Camp Sundown was placed in the Bremerton Central Lions Charitable Foundation.  The Foundation is tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)3, organized for exclusively charitable purposes.  It has a seven member Board of Directors, two of whom are immediate past club presidents, with five members appointed by the Board of Directors of the club, each for five-year terms. Voting membership of the Foundation is comprised of all active members of Bremerton Central Lions Club.  Each year, up to 5% of the average value of the funds over a rolling five year period are available for community projects as determined by the Board of Directors.  Since it was founded in 1989, the Bremerton Central Lions Charitable Foundation has donated nearly a half million dollars to worthy projects in our community.  Among the community projects supported by the Foundation  are:




Admiral Theatre Renovation




Olympic College Library
Contributions to the community last year include:

A grant of $1,500 to the Bremerton Symphony.

The third of five payments to the Boys and Girls Club in the amount of $10,000.  This donation is in support of the construction of the new club building in Bremerton.

A donation in the amount of $25,000 to the Salvation Army for the construction of the new Hygiene Center in Bremerton.

The Foundation agreed to sponsor the Armed Forces Day Ambassador program in the amount of $3,000.  The funds will be disbursed to the recipients in the form of scholarships.

$2,500 Was set aside for assistance with travel expenses for the Bremerton students selected for the Kure, Japan Sister City Program.

Scholarships for four students in the amount of $3,500 were awarded during this fiscal year.


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