Thank you for 2019-20 Scholarships given in memory of or in honor of families and friends to benefit children of homicide victims by providing scholarships and a support network. If you would like to make a donation in memory or honor of a loved one, please click here to donate.
Johnny Johnson, son of Dotti Walker, Houston Texas.
Johnny was a giving and compassionate young man who took in a young man with whom he worked. The young man needed assistance and support and Johnny stepped up to help. Sadly, he took Johnny’s life. Johnny loved Christmas, and Dotti explained, “These are the memories that keep me going.” Christmases past and a keen sense of humor, have been essential for Walker these past two decades. Dotti, a retired photographer for the University of Texas medical school, has devoted her life to serving as a victims’ rights advocate. She has helped many other families.
Clark Davis, husband of Eleese, Tallahassee.
Clark passed away suddenly in 2019. Eleese has volunteered with the foundation and has seen the difference it makes in rebuilding lives of shattered victims. In her moment of loss, she asked for memorial gifts to be made to the foundation. Eleese and Clarke’s friends have honored the memory of their friend to help young victims.
Mr. Gregg A. Jarrett, R.N., brother of Aleta Jarrett Cortinas, Tallahassee.
Both Gregg and Aleta’s father lost their lives in their home in Coral Gables as they slept. A break-in was orchestrated by the doctor’s former office manager. The prosecutors said she sent her boyfriend to the Jarretts’ house to retrieve a letter in which she admitted embezzling from her boss. Aleta is an active member of POMC and Moms Demand Action. Knowing the despair as a sibling and daughter, her gifts have provided scholarships to 4 young survivors and she advocates for public safety.