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Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council Inc's Fundraiser:

The Ashley Hardaway Theriot Study Abroad Scholarship

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We did it!
February 14, 2017

Dear Supporters, I am happy to report that we surpassed our goal with the grand total of our online and offline donations slightly over $28,000.  See more

THE STORY:

 

The funds are for the scholarship.  The Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council is establishing an Ashley Hardaway Theriot study abroad memorial scholarship. Since our office is managing this page, it labels the funds as benefiting us, but that is not the case. All donations are for the scholarship.

The Hardaway family donated $1,000 to kick off the campaign and the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council has committed to donating $500 a year to an annual University of West Florida (UWF) study abroad scholarship. We invite you to join us. If we raise $25,000, we will reach the minimum amount required by UWF for an endowed scholarship which means it would last in perpetuity.

The scholarship will be based on an essay and on the student’s commitment to community service. We think Ashley would like this idea and we hope you do too. (Insert pixie dust here. Combine it with the love and laughter Ashley brought to our lives.)

If you would prefer to give via check, please make your donation to the Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council and indicate AHT Memorial Scholarship on the memo line. Our mailing address is 223 Palafox Place, Room 200, Pensacola, FL 32502. 

Since we are a 501(c)(3) organization, both checks and online donations are tax-deductible.

A donations page to help with medical and funeral expenses has also been established in Ashley's name by friends of the family. If you would also like to contribute toward that effort, please CLICK HERE.

Ashley was generous even in death with six successful organ transplants. With this scholarship, we honor her adventuresome spirit, dedication to service, and moxie. She was amazing, magical, and caring and spread joy wherever she went. She was witty and talented beyond measure. Ashley was also an intrepid traveler and was dedicated to citizen diplomacy, the concept that closing the gaps between people and cultures is a responsibility we each have in creating a better world.

Could she write? You bet she could! Did she see value in community service? Heck yeah! (We're looking at you, Peace Corps and the International Visitor Leadership Program.) Her infectious spirit resulted in smiles and laughter among all surrounding her. When you were with Ashley, you knew her attention was on you and that she was really listening to what you had to say. She will be terribly missed. 

Friends & family are collecting photos online, and we invite you to view them through this link

 

ARRANGEMENTS:

Pensacola, FL Service
When:  Saturday, January 14, 2017
              Visitation: 10 a.m. to noon
               Service: Noon
Where: East Brent Baptist Church, 4801 N. Davis Highway

Washington D.C. Memorial Service
When: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Where: Tryst, 2459 18th St. NW

 

The State of Florida requires all non-profits to include the following information in all caps when fundraising. We really don't want to scream at you, but here goes: A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. REGISTRATION# CH 28751

 

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$29,325

MONEY RAISED
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  • Fabio and Valeria Di Fonte

    $100

  • Grant and Abbey Earich

     

  • Angie McGlamery

    $100

  • Stephen Rhind and Ian Huang

    $50

  • Susan and Patrick Genovese

    $100

  • Nonnie and Grandpa

     

  • Frank Justice

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Lisa & Charles Secrest

    $25

  • Elisha Rautenbach

     

  • Gary Hersey

    $50

  • Chloe Bacon

    $50

  • Janet and Pye Theriot

    $500

  • Danielle Mattina

     

  • Emma Gawen

     

  • Travis Talley and Heather Hayes

    $250

  • Aimee Collins

    $100

  • Joe and Steph

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Global Ties Detroit

    $50

  • Veronique Sainte-Luce

    $25

  • Yeni Reyes

     

  • Patti Guthrie

     

  • Kelty Barber

    $100

  • Paula, Ron, & Tyler Wilson

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lauren Manly

    $50

  • Laura Dupuy

     

  • Maggie and Peter Saalfield

    $100

  • Hazelgrove's

     

  • Leslie Vilardi

    $100

  • Erin Kourkounis

    $50

  • Mambwe Mutanuka

    $100

  • East Brent Baptist Church Men's Sunday School Department #9

    $25

  • Brandi DeLoatch

     

  • Maria & David Chavez and family

     

  • Virginia Pasley

    $100

  • Marilyn Lentine

    $25

  • Tanya Elenkiwich

    $166

  • Dr. Richard Hough

     

  • Bob and Gay Pasley

    $25

  • Susan Senkarik

     

  • Jacob Swanner

    $100

  • Jamie Sturdevant

    $25

  • The Hancock Family

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Colleen Boyett

    $50

  • Judy Kayir

    $100

  • Kimberly Maynard

    $55

  • Karen Shatin

    $50

  • Jessica Heller

    $25

  • Myra Best

     

  • lara Brown de Fuenmayor

    $25

  • Rachel Meese

    $25

  • Michelle Harpenau

     

  • Kim Jenkins

    $50

  • Sunshine Ison

    $150

  • Steve Chang

    $10

  • Diane Crow

    $100

  • Scott Gaines

     

  • Chelsea Ridenour

    $50

  • Tessa Carter

    $50

  • Kerry Gilbertson

     

  • Cassandra McGuiness

     

  • Carlos Saavedra

     

  • Sherry Bell

    $100

  • Henry Collins

    $200

  • Lennie Hardaway

     

  • Sherry Mueller

    $200

  • Brittany Lynk

     

  • Laurie & Ronnie Labrato

    $750

  • Susan Kohler Reed

    $50

  • Shabri bali

    $500

  • Santa Fe Council on Int. Relations

    $50

  • Debbie Drucker

    $50

  • Anna & Charaka Dharmagunaratne

    $100

  • Jodi Michaels

    $100

  • Barbara and Stan Finley

    $100

  • Cindy Boles

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kurt and Kim Ackerman

    $250

  • Marilyn Saks McMillion

    $100

  • Leigh & Kent De Santis

    $100

  • Carolyn Clark

    $100

  • Susan Larner

    $25

  • anonymous

    $1,000

  • Helen Caro Elementary School

    $140

  • Glenn Carey

    $100

  • Veronica Raglin

    $15

  • Randle & Suzanne Carpenter

    $50

  • Arjel Agustin

    $25

  • Cynthia Melcher

    $20

  • Mary Yntema

    $50

  • Tara Joness

    $250

  • Embodyment Salon

    $200

  • Jacquelyn Shipe

    $25

  • The Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council

    $500

  • A friend and colleague

    $2,000

  • Stephanie Kingsbury Webster

     

  • Steve Bressler

    $100

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117% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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The Team: $29,325 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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103% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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Susan Cabiati

Amount Raised

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Amount Raised

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Julie Tippins Parker

Amount Raised

$235

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Amount Raised

$220

Donor Comments

Steve Bressler

Steve Bressler

DONATION: $100

5 months ago

Stephanie Kingsbury  Webster

Stephanie Kingsbury Webster

Ashley was my very best friend in high school. I was very saddened by the news of her death, and my deepest condolences go to her family/friends. It's clear that her friendship and enthusiasm made an impact on many people over the course of her life, and I think she will be overjoyed to know her legacy lives on as she continues making a difference. 6 months ago

A friend and colleague

A friend and colleague

DONATION: $2,000

7 months ago

The Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council

The Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council

DONATION: $500

7 months ago

Cynthia Melcher

Cynthia Melcher

DONATION: $20

7 months ago

Embodyment Salon

Embodyment Salon

DONATION: $200

7 months ago

Tara Joness

Tara Joness

DONATION: $250

7 months ago

Mary Yntema

Mary Yntema

DONATION: $50

7 months ago

Jacquelyn Shipe

Jacquelyn Shipe

DONATION: $25

7 months ago

Veronica Raglin

Veronica Raglin

DONATION: $15

7 months ago