Columbine Memorial Foundation
The Columbine Memorial Foundation was formed after the Columbine Memorial Committee completed construction of
the Columbine Memorial at which time the Committee disbanded. The Columbine Memorial Foundation's purpose is
to augment and facilitate maintenance, repairs and improvements to the Columbine Memorial. The Foundation
also coordinates volunteer groups throughout the year to perform trash removal, weeding, plant maintenance
and general cleaning of the Memorial. The daily maintenance and care of the Memorial is performed by Foothills
Park & Recreation District who manages Clement Park where the Memorial is located.
Board of Directors:
Alan Cram, President
Karen Jones, Vice President
Lora Knowlton, Secretary/Treasurer
Bob Curnow, Board Member
Donn Kraemer, Board Member
Rod Hunley, Board Member
Dean Pearson, Capital Improvement Committee
Rod Hunley, Volunteer Coordinator
Paul Rufien, Legal Counsel
Karen Jones, Columbine High School Liaison
Rick Townsend, Fundraising
Inquiries to the Board of Directors should be sent to Foundation@columbinememorial.org;
or please call Alan Cram at 303.588.8633.
The Columbine Memorial Foundation is actively seeking community participants to join its efforts. Please contact
Lora Knowlton at 303.973.1209 or Alan Cram at 303.588.8633 for more information.
Columbine Memorial Committee
The Columbine Memorial Committee was formed in June 1999 and was disbanded after completion of the construction of the Columbine Memorial in 2007.
Columbine Memorial Committee Mission Statement:
The mission of the committee was to develop a consensus
recommendation to create a physical, permanent memorial
for our community and others to honor and respect those
touched by the Columbine High School tragedy.
The Columbine Memorial Committee consisted of many community leaders and members who committed themselves to planning the Memorial since June 1999:
Kathy Anderson, Jefferson Foundation
Lee Andres, CHS Faculty
Mandy Bowen, CHS Student
Alan Cram, Former CHS Faculty
City of Littleton
Bob Curnow, Parent of Steven Curnow
Pete Doherty, CHS Parent
Robert Easton, Foothills Park & Recreation District
Michael Greunke, Foothills Foundation, CHS Parent
Doug Ireland, Littleton Fire Rescue
Donn Kraemer, Lakewood SWAT
Kirsten Kreiling, Maverick Press
Dean J. R. Pearson, The Architerra Group
Lora Knowlton, Foothills Foundation
Thea Rock, Jefferson County Open Space
Paul Rufien, CHS Alumni
Ralph Schell, Jefferson County Open Space
Tamara Shuck, Mariposa Gardens
Darrell Schulte, CHS Parent
Courtney Shakowski, CHS Alumni
M.L. Tucker, M.L. Richardson, LaFarge Corporation
Through the planning process, the Columbine Memorial Committee, representing the Columbine community,
envisioned the Columbine Memorial to be a place of Remembrance, Peace, and Spirituality. The Memorial
would serve to provide comfort and hope for the community at large.
The Memorial Committee established a fundamental philosophy that the victim's families, injured students
and faculty, survivors and the Columbine community will be given appropriate, equal consideration in the
Memorial planning, design and fundraising process. To honor those who died, those who survived and those
who loved them, the Memorial Committee involved and informed all concerned to the greatest degree possible.
The Memorial Committee was responsible for fundraising, planning, and overseeing the construction of
the Columbine Memorial.
The Columbine Memorial Foundation is currently accepting donations to assist with maintenance and upkeep expenses,
which will keep the Memorial the beautiful and peaceful place it was intended to be.
Memorial maintenance costs are
approximately $10-15,000 per year.
Donations may be sent to:
Columbine Memorial Foundation Inc
P.O. Box 621636
Littleton, CO 80162-1636
Credit card Contributions: