Deborah Walker's Scholarship Fund

$10,245 of $15k goal

Raised by 148 people in 1 month
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Dean Walker  LOUISVILLE, KY
The scholarship fund has been renamed to the Walker Memorial Scholarship Fund to recognize both Deborah and Savannah Walker who we lost in the span of a month; Deborah to pancreatic cancer and Savannah to senseless gun violence.  Below is what Savannah initially wrote as she originated the scholarship fund.  All funds will still go toward providing teachers access to advanced educational opportunities.  Thank you so much for your support.  

She lost her battle with cancer on February 18, 2017. She fought a good fight, the end came quicker than any of us expected and now she's no longer suffering. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to the Deborah T. Walker Memorial Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund will be used to provide teachers access to advanced educational opportunities.  She would want you to remember her as the strong, vibrant woman who loved life and loved her family. On behalf of my father Dean, my brother Nate and myself we thank you for your donation.
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Update 3
Posted by Dean Walker
7 days ago
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An anonymous donor has pledged to match all funds collected during March. Let's take this over the top!

Thanks!
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Update 2
Posted by Dean Walker
7 days ago
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Sorry that the site was unable to accept donations for a short time. GoFundMe requires a transfer of funds every 30 days and with Savannah's untimely death and no knowledge of this requirement, the site was temporarily disabled. We should be online later today. Thank you for supporting teachers in the memory of Deborah and Savannah.
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Update 1
Posted by Dean Walker
1 month ago
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Visitation with the family will be held Thursday, February 23rd from 4-6 p.m. at 3207 Trail Ridge Road, 40241. In that Deborah was an educator for 47 years, her memorial service will be held on Thursday the 23rd at Norton Elementary School, 8101 Brownsboro Road (parking access from Barbour Lane) at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to El Nopal on Goose Creek Road following the service.
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Wendy Shaw Treinen
9 days ago

Unfortunately, this site is not currently accepting donations. I reached out to gofundme for assistance but they need a family member to verify some of the information before they re-activate it. I've explained the situation through their customer service channels but so far, no solutions. If you are a relative, they ask that you please contact them to get this resolved. There's a lot of momentum to help Savannah's effort succeed. Our prayers.

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Karma Bartlett
10 days ago

This is so very sad because now the daughter who created this has also died took her last breath yesterday at a night club.

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Leslie Hughes
1 month ago

We love you Vannie, let's hit this goal!!

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$10,245 of $15k goal

Raised by 148 people in 1 month
Created February 18, 2017
$50
Anonymous
21 hours ago
SL
$25
Susan Lovellette
21 hours ago

Norman, Lynn & family, you are in our prayers. May God Bless. Love, Susan Haselroth Lovellette

$100
Bill & Cassie Poole
23 hours ago

We are so saddened by the loss of these two wonderful people. Our prayers are with Dean, Nate and the entire Walker family.

$60
Anonymous
1 day ago
BD
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betty dittman
1 day ago
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KC
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Kentucky Women's Lacrosse Club
2 days ago

On behalf of the Kentucky Women's Club Lacrosse Team, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

PS
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Patricia Swope
2 days ago
JS
$75
Jennifer Siegenthaler
2 days ago
DD
$50
David Dittman
2 days ago
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MB
$200
Malinda Brockman
3 days ago

Our hearts are just aching for you Dean and Nate. The Brockman's will always remember the bouncy little Vanny in the neighborhood. I will miss my conversations with Deborah as we caught up on our kids on her walks. Our condolences at this incomprehensible time in your lives. Mark and Malinda Brockman

Wendy Shaw Treinen
9 days ago

Unfortunately, this site is not currently accepting donations. I reached out to gofundme for assistance but they need a family member to verify some of the information before they re-activate it. I've explained the situation through their customer service channels but so far, no solutions. If you are a relative, they ask that you please contact them to get this resolved. There's a lot of momentum to help Savannah's effort succeed. Our prayers.

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Karma Bartlett
10 days ago

This is so very sad because now the daughter who created this has also died took her last breath yesterday at a night club.

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Leslie Hughes
1 month ago

We love you Vannie, let's hit this goal!!

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