Patsy Bullitt Collins
|Dorothy Priscilla ("Patsy") Bullitt Collins|
September 24, 1920|
|Died||June 24, 2003
|Occupation||Chairperson, King Broadcasting Company|
|Known for||Philanthropy (Bullitt Foundation and others)|
|Parent(s)||A. Scott Bullitt and Dorothy Bullitt|
|Relatives||State Senator Josiah Collins
US Solicitor General William Marshall Bullitt
Dorothy Priscilla ("Patsy") Bullitt Collins was a Seattle philanthropist. Born in Seattle on September 24, 1920 to the wealthy A. Scott Bullitt and Dorothy Bullitt, during her childhood she lived in a 23-room mansion in The Highlands. She graduated from Vassar College in 1942.
After her parents' death, she and her sisters donated $100 million to the Bullitt Foundation for environmental causes, bought classical radio station KING-FM and donated it to the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera and what is now ArtsFund.
She died at her home in First Hill, Seattle, on June 24, 2003. She bequeathed a final $71.5 million to CARE, The Nature Conservancy and the Trust for Public Land, among the top 20 largest American charitable donations of the year.
- Media, timber heiress lived simply, gave grandly, The Seattle Times, June 25, 2003, retrieved 2011-01-16
- 'Amazing' final gift by Collins benefits 3 groups, The Seattle Times, November 18, 2003, retrieved 2011-01-16
- The 2003 Slate 60: The 60 Largest American Charitable Contributions of the Year, Compiled by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Slate, February 16, 2004, retrieved 2011-01-16
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