The Peyton Tuthill Foundation

Peyton Tuthill at National Outdoor Leadership School

The Peyton Tuthill Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3)corporation founded by Pat Tuthill who was confronted with an unspeakable tragedy when her 23-year-old daughter Peyton was sexually assaulted, tortured and murdered by an unsupervised probationer who transferred from another state to Denver in 1999. The  foundation  provides assistance to victims of crime,  scholarships to homicide surviviors,  protection of victims'  rights, and advocates for public safety through effective public policy. The Peyton Tuthill Foundation promotes safe offender re-entry into our communities to protect families.
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A Not-for-Profit Foundation for Victims of Crime

Proceeds from the foundation provide educational scholarships for survivors of homicide (children, siblings, or surviving spouse)<)

((Peyton, left, picking her favorite flower-the daisy).
For contributions please go to Donation page.

Please help with your support. You may use PayPal by clicking on the Donations page or send a check to Peyton Tuthill Foundation
at P.O. Box 3144, Tallahassee, FL 32303

No gift is too small and makes a difference in the life of a youth.

2017-18 Scholarships Applications for children who have lost a parent or sibling to homicide.

As of July 2016, $50,000 in scholarships has been awarded. Applications are being accepted for 2017-18 scholarship awards. This is possbile because of the commitment, grassroots efforts,compassion of volunteers and generosity of others to help children whose lives have been shattered by violence and loss. Please click on this link and go to the bottom of the page to download the application.  Click here for scholarships

Applause to our Graduates

Thanks to everyone who has supported the Foundation and our joint committment to helping  a young homicide survivors reclaim their life in the face of tragedy! Congratulations to: 

Megan           BS -  Licensed RN

Emily             BS – Started Law School (Public Policy)

Alexandra      BS - Environmental company project manager

Jessica          BS - Finance – JP Morgan

Amber           BS - Accepted into Law School and plans to be a prosecutor

Diana            BS - Internship at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital

Whitney         BS -  Applied to Pharmaceutical School

Lauren          BS - Elementary school teacher

Ashley           BS – Health and Nutrition

Maddie          BS - Physical Therapy school in Fall 2017


Inmates Donating to Foundation for National Crime Victims' Rights Week

Peyton Tuthill Hearts of Hope-a-Thon

April 6, 2017

Sponsored by Inmates at Hardee Correctional Institution

In collaboration with inmates, Warden and staff  marathon - run/walk event to raise money for scholarships for children of homicide victims is scheduled.  Inmates are being sponsored by their families and friends and using their commisary accounts for donations. You are invited to sponsor someone, per lap, mile, or donate a flat amount.  100% of proceeds will go to scholarships.

Please send contribution or pledge to:

PO Box 3144, Tallahassee, FL 32303 Or use PayPal -’s under donation tab.  Don’t forget to mention HCI & the marathon.  No gift is too small or too big.  Donations are tax-deductible; the Foundation is a 501c(3) charity.


In 2016 inmates and their families and friends donated $2,300 to the Foundation. for 2 additional scholarships.  This was the work of one inmate wanting to directly help victims and his enthusiasm was contagious and soon others joined him knowing the proceeds would directly benefit young survivors receiving the "Hearts of Hope Scholarships". These gifts directly fulfill the purpose of Restorative Justice.

Any amount no matter how small adds up. Restorative Justice, accepting accountability and providing a direct way to repair harm to victims is essential if any empathy is to develop. The Foundation is committed to turning all lives around.

8th Annual Wine & Cheese Tasting Benefit Planning Underway

Plans in process for 8th Annual Wine & Cheese Tasting Reception at Capital City Country Club, Tallahassee, FL on September 21th, 5:30-9:00. The event gets better each year. Our goal is to raise $20,000 for victims/survivors. The evening will pay tribute to victims and survivors as we honor those we have lost. We will celebrate life with food, wine, music, games and a silent auction to raise funds to benefit the "Hearts of Hope" scholarship fund for our children. So far, we have awarded $50,000 in scholarships to children that have lost a parent or sibling to homicide and suffer the tragic loss (emotionally, psychologically, physically and financially) Let's show them they are not alone! Several recipients will attend to thank you. 2016 Sponsors & Tallahassee business made the event a huge success! Presenting Platinum Heart Sponsor Adams Insurance Gold Heart - Collins Property Management, Cooper Etheridge Family, Alex & Aleta Jarrett Cortinas, Brad & Meredith Kuester Silver Heart - Tallahassee State Bank, Vector Security, Southern Strategy Group, Appriss(Victim Notification) Wine & Cheese Tasting Sponsors - Sweet Grass Dairy,Republic National and Stacoli Wine Walk Sponsor - Whole Foods For Advance Tickets click here

A Day of Celebration Roll out of National Standardized Victim Notification System

Announcing the roll out of the first ever National Automated Standardized Victim Notification system, called ICOTS Vine. It is a 10 year dream turned reality for Pat Tuthill who has advocated for victims. Victims whose offenders transfer between states will be able to contact their state's Compact Office and sign up to be notified when the offender requests a transfer, is approved, departs, arrives, violates conditions of supervision, returns to the sending state, or when he or she is no longer under supervision. Victims of domestic violence and stalking will no longer have to guess on the status of the perpetrator and their own safety. The Peyton Tuthill Foundation has worked with the National Commission over the past 12 months to turn the dream into a reality by reviewing notification scripts and testing the system. Once the Victim Safety Brochure is complete, it will be available from this site.

Link to Track Offender Relocation

Click here to find an offender and information about the offender.

Search for an offender by navigating to the offender search area and search for an offender by name or state offender ID number. Only offenders who have completed their transfer will be displayed. 

Search for an offender then click on the name of the sending or receiving state to see contact information for that office. Then contact that individual compact office to obtain further information about that offender.

Office of Victims of Crime Vision 21 Project

The Foundation is represented as a partner and stakeholder on 2 of the national forms.
One is Emerging Challenges and the second is Ensuring Victims Rights and Services. A comprehensive report was released in fall 2013 and can be viewed at the Office of Victims of Crime website

Pat Tuthill receiving award with OVC Director Joye FrostPat Tuthill Receives the 2014 Ronald Reagan Public Policy Award from the US Attorney General Office and OVC
Pat Tuthill receives 2014 Ronald Reagan Public Policy Award in Washington DC from the Bureau of Justice Office of Victims of Crime of her commitment to see the implementation of a National Automated Victim Notification System. Click the link to see video tribute and read

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