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Karen "Cookie" Parker

Honorary Sponsor

Feb 13, 1950 - Oct 10, 2021


The estate of Karen "Cookie" Parker was the first to donate to the organization.  The generous donation was marked for the purpose of filing for the 501(c)3 with the state and federal taxation departments, which happened Aug 11, 2023

The Board of Directors felt this much needed generous donation should hold a never ending honorary sponsorship in Parker's name, that will live on for centuries to come!

Honorary Sponsor

The Bill Daywalt Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of its namesake, the founder father of the LGBTQ+ Coalition of Ashtabula County.  Bill strived to bring education and outreach to those LGBTQ+ individuals, and their families in hopes to bring them a better, more peaceful and loving life.  

Ashtabula Pride Inc.'s Board of Directors have created this scholarship, in Daywalt's name, to be awarded to a county high school senior who is a member of the LGBTQ+ community and practices the same love and kindness Bill did.  Individuals can apply for the scholarship by clicking the link below.  The winner of the scholarship will be named at their school's assembly and at the Pride Festival.


We have created a Memorial Forum where people can leave memories of those individuals in the LGBTQ+ Community that have made an impact and have changed the lives of others.

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