The Peyton Tuthill Foundation

Peyton Tuthill at National Outdoor Leadership School

The Peyton Tuthill Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3)corporation founded by Pat Tuthill who was confronted with an unspeakable tragedy when her 23-year-old daughter Peyton was sexually assaulted, tortured and murdered by an unsupervised probationer who transferred from another state to Denver in 1999. The  foundation  provides assistance to victims of crime,  scholarships to homicide surviviors,  protection of victims'  rights, and advocates for public safety through effective public policy. The Peyton Tuthill Foundation promotes safe offender re-entry into our communities to protect families.
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A Not-for-Profit Foundation for Victims of Crime

Proceeds from the foundation provide educational scholarships for survivors of homicide (children, siblings)<)

((Peyton, left, picking her favorite flower-the daisy).
For contributions click here to  and scroll down to Donate Button.

Please help with your support. Donate on-line or send a check to Peyton Tuthill Foundation
at P.O. Box 3144, Tallahassee, FL 32303

No gift is too small and makes a difference in the life of a youth.

2018-19 Scholarships Applications for children who have lost a parent or sibling to homicide.

Applications requested by June 1. As of July 2017, $60,000 in scholarships has been awarded. This is only possbile because of the commitment, grassroots efforts,compassion of volunteers and generosity of others to help children whose lives have been shattered by violence and loss. Please click on this link and go to the bottom of the page to download the application.  Click here for scholarships

Inmates Donating to Foundation for National Crime Victims' Rights Week


Peyton Tuthill 2nd Hearts of Hope-a-Thon

March  2018

Sponsored by Inmates at Hardee Correctional Institution

In 2016 and 2017 inmates, their families, and friends donated to the Foundation making it possible for 5 scholarships to be awarded.

In collaboration with the, Warden, inmates and staff and based on last year's positive impact for everyone at HCI they are holding another marathon.  Last year inmates from age 23 to 74 participated. The proceeds directly benefit young survivors receiving the "Hearts of Hope Scholarships". These gifts directly fulfill the purpose of Restorative Justice by accepting accountability, providing a way to repair harm to victims, and for offenders to develop empathy. The Foundation is committed to turning lives around.  You are invited to sponsor someone, per lap, mile, or flat amount.   100% of proceeds will go to scholarship awards.

Inmates who composed lyrics and music "Fly Away" (Peyton's Song) will record the song at the marathon.

Please send contribution or pledge to:

PO Box 3144, Tallahassee, FL  32315 . Or go to the donation tab.  Don’t forget to mention HCI & the marathon. Inmates are also using canteen pledges that will be converted to a donation.  No gift is too small or too big.  You may donate on behalf of a Hardee Correctional Institution inmate.  Donations are tax-deductible; the Foundation is a 501c(3) charity.








9th Annual Wine & Cheese Tasting Benefit Planning Underway

 Watch for upcoming information on the 9th Annual Wine & Cheese Tasting Reception on September 20 2018. We owe success to our sponsors and friends who come out to support our mission every year to provide Hearts of Hope Scholarships to young homicide survivors and remember those we lost.

Gold Hearts Sponsors:  Centre Pointe Heath and Rehabilitation, Leon County Sheriff  Lamar Advertising

Sliver Heart  Sponsors: Tallahassee State Bank, Vector Security, BurgerFi, Lady Links, Appriss

Red Heart Sponsors:     , Sweet Grass Dairy,

Due to your continued support 12 homicide survivors have receieved their college degrees and are working or in graduate programs ( law, medicine, teaching, environmental, buiness) and involved in their communities to help others.  Well done Friends of the Foundation - this is your Foundation and not possible without your compassion and generosity!



Applause to our Graduates

Thanks to everyone who has supported the Foundation and our joint committment to helping  a young homicide survivors reclaim their life in the face of tragedy! Congratulations to: 

Megan           BS -  Licensed RN

Emily             BS – Started Law School (Public Policy)

Alexandra      BS -  Environmental company project manager

Jessica          BS -  Human Resources – JP Morgan

Amber           BS -  Accepted into Law School and plans to be a prosecutor

Diana            BS -  Internship at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital

Whitney         BS -  Applied to Pharmaceutical School

Lauren          BS -  Elementary school teacher

Ashley           BS – Health and Nutrition

Maddie          BS - Accepted into Physical Therapy School Fall 2017

Savannah     BS - Public Policy

Michael         BS -  Finance (Goal to work with disadvantage communities)


A Day of Celebration Roll out of National Standardized Victim Notification System

Announcing the roll out of the first ever National Automated Standardized Victim Notification system, called ICOTS Vine. It is a 10 year dream turned reality for Pat Tuthill who has advocated for victims. Victims whose offenders transfer between states will be able to contact their state's Compact Office and sign up to be notified when the offender requests a transfer, is approved, departs, arrives, violates conditions of supervision, returns to the sending state, or when he or she is no longer under supervision. Victims of domestic violence and stalking will no longer have to guess on the status of the perpetrator and their own safety. The Peyton Tuthill Foundation has worked with the National Commission over the past 12 months to turn the dream into a reality by reviewing notification scripts and testing the system. Once the Victim Safety Brochure is complete, it will be available from this site.

Link to Track Offender Relocation

Click here to find an offender and information about the offender.

Search for an offender by navigating to the offender search area and search for an offender by name or state offender ID number. Only offenders who have completed their transfer will be displayed. 

Search for an offender then click on the name of the sending or receiving state to see contact information for that office. Then contact that individual compact office to obtain further information about that offender.

Office of Victims of Crime Vision 21 Project

The Foundation is represented as a partner and stakeholder on 2 of the national forms.
One is Emerging Challenges and the second is Ensuring Victims Rights and Services. A comprehensive report was released in fall 2013 and can be viewed at the Office of Victims of Crime website

Pat Tuthill receiving award with OVC Director Joye FrostPat Tuthill Receives the 2014 Ronald Reagan Public Policy Award from the US Attorney General Office and OVC
Pat Tuthill receives 2014 Ronald Reagan Public Policy Award in Washington DC from the Bureau of Justice Office of Victims of Crime of her commitment to see the implementation of a National Automated Victim Notification System. Click the link to see video tribute and read

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