7/20 Memorial Foundation

~To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow~Audrey Hepburn

The 7/20 memorial foundation is composed of family of victims, survivors, and others directly impacted by the tragedy of July 20th, 2012. We have been raising money to build a memorial that will honor those whose lives were lost or changed forever as a result of the tragic events of July 20th 2012. Together with the city of Aurora, the foundation has created  a space where the community and those impacted by tragedy can go to reflect and remember their loved ones, gather strength and feel peace and hope. The garden is an expansion to the Aurora Municipal Center’s Water-wise Garden located at East Alameda Parkway and Chambers Road. We also strive to be an inspiration of strength and resilience to others who have been impacted by not only mass violence, but any personal tragedy. We continue to raise funds so that we may pay love forward to survivors and by reaching out to other communities who may experience mass tragedy.

We could not have survived the journey without the outpouring of love, kindness and generosity that were sent after that tragic night that took the lives of Jonathon Blunk, age 26; Alexander “AJ” Boik, age 18; Jesse Childress, age 29; Gordon Cowden, age 51; Jessica Ghawi, age 24; John Larimer, age 27; Matt McQuinn, age 27; Micayla Medek, age 23; Veronica Moser-Sullivan, age 6 and her unborn sibling; Alex Sullivan, age 27; Alexander Teves, age 24; and Rebecca Wingo, age 32.

 2019 Reflection Garden on Tap Beer Fest July 27th  from 5-8 pm!

Contact us if you would like to sponsor or help us with this event.


Are You Willing to Donate?

We look forward to sharing the creation of something that will speak to everyone whose lives continue to be affected in some way by the tragedy. Please consider contributing to the peace and healing that will be felt by all who visit the 7/20 memorial garden. We continue to raise funds so that we may bring families who do not live in Aurora to the dedication of the memorial in July of 2018, as well as continue to pay it forward by reaching out to other communities who may experience tragedy. Your generosity and support is truly appreciated.

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Our Commitment to Our Donors

We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.

To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.

Third party fundraisers to benefit the 7-20 Memorial Foundation must be approved by the board. We always post approved events and donors on our social media. If you have concerns that someone is acting on behalf of our organization, please contact us.

Looking For Ways To Help?

The vision of the 7/20 memorial foundation is to be an inclusive peaceful space that will touch all who were affected by the tragedy, and the entire Community. If you are a family member or survivor and are interested in participating in the ongoing discussion concerning the permanent memorial feel free to reach out to us using the Contact form on this website. Please know that you are always welcome to be involved as little, or as much, as you are comfortable with.