Peyton Tuthill Foundation for Victim's Rights
  Helping the Foundation
Ways to Help

The Peyton Tuthill Foundation, Inc -  501(c)(3)


  1. You can make a financial contribution that will assist in providing scholarships for children who have lost a sibling or parent to homicide.  Your gifts may be made on line or mail.  No gifts are too small and every dollar helps to provide scholarships. The Foundation has no paid staff and scholarships are only available through gifts and donations..

  2. Matching Gifts: Does your company have a matching gift program? Matching gifts can double or sometimes triple your individual contribution. If your employer will match your contribution, request a matching gift form from your benefits or human resources department, complete it, and ask that the check be made payable to "The Peyton Tuthill Foundation."

  3. Memorial/Honorary Gifts:You can make a Memorial/Honorary Gift to the Peyton Tuthill Foundation.

  4. Volunteer to help us with on-going service and safety awareness projects.

Event Sponsorships: Your business may also sponsor a table at the 8th Annual Wine & Cheese Tasting September 21,2017 at Capital City Country Club and receive recognition, promotion, and a table for your guest: Platinum Heart $2,500; Gold Heart $1,000; Silver Heart $500. Individuals may reserve a table for $300. For the 2017 Wine and Cheese Tasting reserve number of tickets-$25 donation each. Follow links to donate. On page where you choose amount click on Add Instructions and enter how many tickets you would like and they can be picked up at door. Print your confirmation - Thank you for your continued support:
Secure donations through PayPal

or may be mailed to:

Peyton Tuthill Foundation

P.O. Box 3144

Tallahassee, FL 32315

For speaking to your group or more information please contact:

Pat Tuthill at

"There are those who watch things happen and those who make things happen."


Hearts of Hope Scholarship Information

Why does the Heart of Hope Scholarship Exist?

The purpose is to continue Peyton's legacy of reaching out to help others who are in need of help to reclaim their lives with compassion and to provide HOPE in the face of life's greatest adversity...loosing a loved one to a senseless act of violence and the aftermath of the tragedy.  One goal of the Peyton Tuthill Foundation is to award as many scholarships as financially possible to help survivors rebuild their lives and achieve their dreams.  Peyton's view of world was this "We can watch things happen or we can make them happen."  Which will you do?

Who is eligible?
Children who have lost a parent to homicide, sibling to homicide or the surviving spouse are eligible to apply . For eligibility, applicants must be at least 18 years old ,have completed one year of grief counseling through a counseling center, hospice, grief support group, faith-based program or other nationally recognized services.

What does the scholarship provide?
Annual scholarships in the amount of up to $1000 per academic year payable  to the college or university provided the student remains in good academic and social standing at the school.

How do I apply?
Applicants must complete the application form and submit a one to two-page essay about the impact of crime on their life, how counseling has helped them in the grief process and why the scholarship is important to them. Applications may be submitted by mail or email.

Applicants must provide a copy of their letter of acceptance by the community college or university with application to be considered.

When do I apply and where do I send the application?
All applications will be accepted beginning December 1 through June 15 each year., 2009.

Hearts of Hope Scholarship
Peyton Tuthill Foundation
P.O. Box 3144, Tallahassee, FL 32303


Will references be verified and counseling confirmed?

How and when will I be notified by the Foundation?
Scholarship recipients will be notified by registered mail. Other applications will be notified by email or if the applicant does not have email notification will be by mail.

The first three scholarships were awarded in 2008.

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