We want to honor the memory of major Kidpower International supporters who have died. Their contributions live on in the lives of the countless people we have been able to help.
Annette Washington: 1952-2003
Annette Washington was an awesome self-defense instructor who empowered thousands of women, children, and men. She inspired others to join our organization and played a major role in shaping our values and our approach.
Dawson Leonard: 1938-2001
Dawson Leonard is the father of Senior Program Leader Erika Leonard and was immensely proud of his daughter’s contributions to this work.
Evelyn Bertrandias: 1916-2009
Evelyn Bertrandias hospitably opened her home to many of our instructors, gave generously of her time and money, and always believed that Kidpower would survive and thrive, even in the toughest of times.