Brought to you by Saturday in the Park
Bonnie J Tinker was a strong voice for the rights of Women, Children, and the LGBTQ Families around the country. She worked to improve relations between diverse populations and viewpoints through her teaching of the LARA Method; a means to work through divergent beliefs to find common ground.
She was tireless in her work for Marriage Equality and the treatment of children and youth in the public schools. Her Anti-Bullying Program was taught in local school systems in the Portland / Vancouver Metro Areas. She was a key speaker on Television, Radio and Print Media for LGBTQ Equality. As a member of the Quaker Community, she helped the Quakers understand the importance of Marriage Equality. Her stance on Non-Violence and Non-Violent Intervention Techniques assisted in the development of procedures for working with divergent populations.
The Scholarship was established in 2012 by the Saturday in the Park Board of Directors to provide support for LGBTQ Youth and Families in the SW Washington Five (5) County Area (Counties – Skamania, Clark, Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, and Pacific).
In 2016, the Saturday in the Park Board of Directors chose to name the Scholarship after Bonnie J Tinker who was an inspired voice for the LGBTQ Community. The Scholarship is funded through donations, variety shows, and community fundraisers. Along with this, ten percent of the funds from all other events and programs coordinated by Saturday in the Park are given to the Scholarship Fund.