Why was the Memorial built?
Where is the Memorial located?
Are donations still being accepted?
Columbine Memorial Foundation
P.O. Box 621636
Littleton, CO 80162-1636
or made via this website.
Are tributes and memorabilia allowed?
To help preserve the integrity of the overall Columbine Memorial and to help ensure that visitors to the Memorial can respect and experience the Memorial for which it was designed, large items or items deemed inappropriate are discouraged and will be removed at the discretion of the board of directors. Small tributes are allowed.
Who takes care of the Memorial now that its completed?
Is this the "official" Memorial?
Who designed the Memorial?
Who was on the Memorial Committee?
How was the design developed?
The Committee developed and conducted a survey that generated 3,500 responses, then interviewed and hired a design consultant, reviewed Memorial location alternatives and selected a site. There were three initial design concepts prepared in 2001 that were reviewed with the victims’ families. The families asked for changes to those design concepts and also requested more time to consider the Memorial. In response, the Committee slowed its design activity and concentrated its effort on building the relationships with the families.
The Committee and the design consultants started a prolonged series of meetings with victims’ families in October of 2001. The current design is a result of numerous meetings since October 2001 that produced the current plans; plans that include several features requested by the victims’ families. The conceptual plans were approved by the families of the deceased and also the families of the injured in August of 2002. The next several months were spent refining the design, preparing a construction cost estimate, preparing public information and web site materials, and devising a fund raising plan. The final design was unveiled at a press conference in April 2003, and was revised in 2005 to reduce construction costs.
How much did the Memorial cost? Where did construction funds come from?
The cost to maintain, repair and provide improvements for the Columbine Memorial are estimated at $10,000 to $15,000 per year. There is a constant need for concrete repair, weed spraying, plant replacements, native grass mowings, concrete replacement, fountain repairs, and marble tablet cleaning and sealing along with repairs as needed. Donations are currently being accepted for this purpose. 100% of funds received go towards maintenance and improvements at the Memorial.
The Columbine Memorial Foundation is a non profit organization and is registered as a 501(c)(3) corporation with the State of Colorado and the Internal Revenue Service.