The Deborah "Ingy" Ingersoll Memorial Scholarship Fund
an actor, a person, and friend- unlike anyone else before you. A friend like you is truly one in a million and I couldn't have asked for a better one! .
I was at a play with the friend who had previously introduced us. We ran into Ingy after the show talking to the actors and she came over and gave me the biggest, most caring hug like we'd known each other forever. I'm terrible with faces and it had been a couple months, so I probably wouldn't have even recognized her, but she remembered me and she cared. Because Ingy always cares. If anyone wants to know how to get so many people to love you the way everyone truly loves Ingy, then the answer is easy: just love everyone. Truly a pure heart of gold and a beacon of joy in this world. .
She has shared this joy with me since 7th grade when her sister and I became partners, buddies and pals. From “Eagle and the Hawk” to “Glorious”, feeling the Universe and my heart will forever hear that music.p>
She didn’t just create a night out at the bar, she built a family. She brought us together, nurtured us, loved us, and hugged us. She filled our lives with light and joy, and, of course, music. She touched my life, and all of yours, so profoundly that it is almost indescribable. And tonight, more than twenty years later, we have lost her. My heart is broken and I am grieving for her family, her friends, for all of us who will miss that voice, that light and that warmth in our lives. I can honestly say that, because we knew you, we truly have been changed for good. My God I’m going to miss you. I love you Ingy, we all do. May you be at peace. Goodbye my sweet, dear friend. Love and light. Always.
She showed me so much love and acceptance. She gave me something to look forward to when I moved here at piano bar and yes her hugs are the best. .