Millions of dollars in support for victims of the March 22 massacre in Boulder’s southside King Soopers have poured in to various fundraisers as of Tuesday.
The list below is a compilation of verified efforts by area groups accepting contributions to benefit victims’ families and survivors of the shooting with links for anyone who wishes to donate.
They include fundraisers set up by nonprofit organizations and through GoFundMe.
The victims ranged in age from 20 to 65 and included one Boulder police officer.
They were Denny Stong, 20; Neven Stanisic, 23; Rikki Olds, 25; Tralona “Lonna” Bartkowiak, 49; Teri Leiker, 51; Eric Talley, 51; Suzanne Fountain, 59; Kevin Mahoney, 61; Lynn Murray, 62; and Jody Waters, 65.
Boulder County Crisis Fund: The fund set up by Community Foundation Boulder County has raised $1.3 million from more than 10,000 individual donations as of Monday afternoon, according to a spokesperson. For direct assistance to victims, their families, and others directly affected by the massacre, the Boulder County Crisis Fund and the Colorado Healing Fund send support to the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance to distribute.
Boulder County Injured & Fallen Officer Fund: The Injured & Fallen Officer Fund raises money for law enforcement officers in Boulder County seriously injured or killed on duty and their families.
Boulder County Undersheriff Tom Sloan, who chairs the fund’s board, did not provide a specific dollar figure on Monday for the amount raised so far for officer Eric Talley’s family, saying he wanted to wait until the board closes the fundraising, likely later this week.
He confirmed the fund had received 1,269 donations earmarked for Talley’s family by Monday afternoon, ranging from $3 to $50,000.
Sloan said 100% of the funds raised will go to Talley’s family. Donations have come in from around the country and the world, he added.
Colorado Fallen Hero Foundation: Executive Director Heidi Prentup said as of Tuesday the foundation had received contributions for Talley’s family from about 300 unique donors. She declined to share how much the foundation has raised for his family, citing safety considerations.
She said the Fallen Hero Foundation is tracking contributions that come in that donors have directed to go to benefit Talley’s family instead of setting up a specific fund.
She added donors can also choose to earmark their contributions for specific expenses.
Elevations Credit Union has announced it will match up to $200,000 in donations made through the Elevations Credit Union Victims’ Assistance Fund through Tuesday. Premier Members Credit Union will match at least $50,000 in donations to the Boulder County Crisis Fund through April 16.
The Denver Gazette has reached out to the Colorado State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police and the Colorado Healing Fund to ask for their most current fundraising numbers and will update this list if they provide data.
As of March 31, the Colorado Healing Fund raised more than $1.3 million. The Tunnels to Towers Foundation pledged to raise funds to pay off Talley’s mortgage, and in a news release Tuesday said it had reached its goal of raising the money by Easter.
GoFundMe has compiled a list of verified fundraisers benefitting victims’ families, King Soopers employees and other survivors. The totals are as of Tuesday afternoon.
General GoFundMe for victims organized on behalf of the Colorado Healing Fund: $398,581 raised of $500,000 goal.
CU Rave Club Fund organized on behalf of the Colorado Healing Fund: $7,206 raised of $5,000 goal.
Officer Eric Talley: $1,059,240 raised of $1 million goal.
Lynn Murray: Organized by Tracy Ann and John Mackenzie. $74,986 raised of $150,000 goal.
Denny Stong: Organized by James Noland, a childhood friend. $52,434 raised of $55,000 goal.
Lonna Bartkowiak: Organized by BJ Cochran. $43,938 raised of $50,000 goal.
Rikki Olds: Organized by Rich Crist on behalf of Bob Olds. $23,193 raised of $25,000.
Neven Stanisic: Organized by Edite Maloku. $15,000 raised of $20,000 goal.
Boulder Shooting Survivors’ Fund: Organized to directly benefit families through National Compassion Fund. $21,623 raised of $30,000 goal.