Anne Barko touched many lives. She had a kind and gentle spirit and made friends wherever she went. Anne is remembered for her charisma and love of gymnastics, her cats, the band Wide Spread Panic, the Green Bay Packers, and dancing! She was a wonderful aunt and loved her family and friends dearly. Her death has left a void in many lives and her sisters would like to establish a Memorial Scholarship in her name at Yakima Valley Community College, where she received her Chemical Dependency Counselor trainee credential. We are so proud of Anne for facing addiction head-on and her desire to help others was truly commendable. The scholarship would be used to assist students pursuing their Chemical Dependency Counselor certificate or degree. Thank you for sharing your memories with us and for loving Anne.
Update: Initial funds were withdrawn the week of February 6th with the intent of establishing the memorial scholarship by Anne's birthday, which is February 23. Please mail future contributions directly to:
YVCC Foundation P.O. Box 22520 Yakima, WA 98907
via check with "Anne Barko Memorial Scholarship" denoted in the memo line. Their 501 (c) 3 tax ID is 91-10-28928. Thank you for your contributions and continued support of Anne. Peace~Kathryn and Valerie