Making a Difference

In loving memory of Aaron Matthew Tuneberg

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Aaron's Fund

Aaron Matthew Tuneberg died at the age of 30 on April 8, 2014 as the result of a senseless and violent crime. Because of the developmental disability he was born with his life was often difficult and with the support of many people he worked hard to deal with his problems and succeeded in becoming independent, living in his own apartment, caring for his beloved cat Jack, following his passion for low rider bicycles, and surrounding himself with a community of loyal and loving friends. Aaron was a sweet young man who, in spite of his disabilities, was trying to live his life well and in peace. He was a beloved son, brother, uncle and proud citizen of Boulder, Colorado.

The motivating dreams behind this memorial fund are to honor Aaron’s spirt and soul, and in the process to make the lives of other adults with disabilities more meaningful and safer. We hope you will be inspired to join us in working toward these goals.

May his memory always be a blessing.

Help us make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. Donate to the Aaron Matthew Tuneberg Fund.


Donations can also be made by mail to:
Aaron's Fund, C/O The Community Foundation
1123 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302

Our Current Projects

The goal of Aaron's Fund is to help at-risk adults lead full and safe lives. We strongly believe in these projects. Your donation will help us achieve our goals.

Vocational training in bicycle repair

In 2019, we've trained 24 students, we had 2 summer apprentices helping in the shop, and we've also given bicycles to 6 transitions students, for exercise and health, and also to give them a great ability to access opportunities. We showed everyone how to get their bicycle on the bus, to support mobility and access to resources.

Since Community Cycles' Transitions program began, in partnership with Aaron's Fund, we have provided training in bicycle mechanics to over 100 students, we've provided bicycles -- as healthful access to opportunities, independence, and recreation -- plus safety gear to more than 50 students who did not have bicycles. Several students have come back to the program and helped teach the next round, and have become interns and apprentices at our shop or at other bike shops in our area.

Quotes from students

"My favorite things I learned are hand signals (for signaling while riding a bicycle) and tire patch."
"You learn how to do bike mechanics, it’s fun, and you make new friends"
"I feel more confident in riding my bike. It is so much fun being in the biking community!"
"I learned how to adjust the brakes and I learned all of the bike parts."

Goally

We launched our partnership with tech start-up Goally this fall. We have already provided Goallys and lifetime access to Goally’s support services to 18 families whose children struggle with ADHD or autism.

Goally helps families by empowering kids with executive functioning differences to become more independent and confident. The Goally program consists of a device for the child, an app for parents, and support services including access to behavioral therapists.

Media

  • Daily Camera

    Five years later, Boulder murder victim Aaron Tuneberg’s legacy lives on through foundation

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  • Imagine!

    Aaron's Fund Tribute Video

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  • Imagine! Voices

    Remebering Aaron Tuneberg

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  • Mark Emery

    Finding Opportunity in Tragedy

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ABOUT US

Aaron's Fund is dedicated to honoring the spirit of Aaron Tuneberg by helping adults with disabilities have safe and healthy lives full of joy and meaning.
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DONATIONS

By Mail
Aaron's Fund, C/O The Community Foundation
1123 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302