Peyton Tuthill Foundation Helping Victims of Crime


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


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National Crime Victims' Rights Week

National Crime Victims Rights’ Week 1st Annual Race for Justice – 1 Mile Walk. Sunday, April 8th from 2-4 at Cascade Park, Tallahassee, FL. Registration $10 for adults, 18 and under FREE. Early Registration.  Click Donate Button for advanced register now. Add number of walkers in Special Instructions Section after clicking payment method. Family Event.


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 17 years old ,have completed one year of grief counseling or be in counseling through a counseling center, hospice, grief support group, faith-based program or other  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 identify college or trade school selected and should provide a copy of their letter of acceptance by the with application if received 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.

Hearts of Hope Scholarship
Peyton Tuthill Foundation
P.O. Box 3144, Tallahassee, FL 32315

Will references be verified and counseling confirmed?

How and when will I be notified by the Foundation?
Scholarship recipients will be notified by mail text or email. 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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