Nickie Valdez was a pioneer in working for LGBTQ+ Catholics to have a home in the church. She was co-founder of Dignity/San Antonio and a longtime passionate leader in DignityUSA. She was also prominent in justice work throughout the San Antonio community, a member of Pax Christi USA's anti-racism team, a Mom, and a loving partner of Deborah Myers for 35 years. Following her death on Christmas Day 2020, DignityUSA’s Board decided to honor Nickie’s commitment to making our events accessible to all by naming our Scholarship Fund in her honor. The Nickie Valdez Scholarship Fund will support people in attending a range of DignityUSA events, including conferences, retreats, and pilgrimages. Priority consideration will be given to People of Color, women, and those who have been impoverished. Thank you for your generous support in keeping Nickie’s vision alive.