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.

The Tuneberg Residential Safety Technology Program

The Tuneberg Residential Safety Project will be concluding it’s three-year term in February, 2019 and we are looking forward to sharing the very positive data results with the decision makers at the State, with the intention of encouraging the adoption of this technology into the service system. Watch for updates here.


Goally

We are in the planning stages of launching a new program in partnership with Goally, a technology start-up, in order to bring their exciting product to families whose children struggle with ADHD and autism.

Goally is a digital therapeutics startup that offers software driven behavior therapy for the 1 in 7 kids in the US with cognitive challenges like ADHD and Autism. Their mission is to provide tools that help families with developing independence and needed skills in these children. Aaron would have benefitted from Goally and we want to use Aaron’s Fund to provide the Goally tools to families who would otherwise not be able to afford them.

Vocational training in bicycle repair

Aaron’s Earn a Bike Program continues to succeed and grow. Since January 2016, 46 disabled BVSD students have taken our Earn-A-Bike class at Community Cycles, explored bicycle mechanics, and received bicycles and safety gear; 6 students have gone on to work as apprentice bicycle mechanics at Community Cycles and Boulder B-Cycle: and we’ve become a Vendor with the Colorado State Department of Vocational Rehabilitation. Community Cycles is moving to a new larger building which will allow us to serve more students through Aaron’s program.

Media

  • Daily Camera

    Aaron Tuneberg fund provides technology to keep disabled adults safe in Boulder

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  • Imagine!

    Aaron's Fund Tribute Video

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  • Imagine! Voices

    Remebering Aaron Tuneberg

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  • 9 News

    A tragic death gives disabled people an opportunity

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  • Daily Camera

    Judge sentences Luke Pelham to 30 years for Boulder murder, calls him a 'weakling and a coward'

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  • Daily Camera

    Austin Holford sentenced to 56 years for murder of Aaron Tuneberg

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  • 9 News

    Mom helps others after son's murder

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  • Daily Camera

    Fund honors Aaron Tuneberg through Boulder bike-repair classes

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  • Mark Emery

    Finding Opportunity in Tragedy

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  • Daily Camera

    Aaron Tuneberg 'was just a nice guy enjoying life,' friends say

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  • Daily Camera

    Boulder cruisers, a 'second family' to Aaron Tuneberg, celebrate lost friend

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  • Daily Camera

    Aaron Tuneberg's family hopes some good can come from tragedy

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  • Daily Camera

    Boulder DA files first-degree murder charges following death of Aaron Tuneberg

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  • Daily Camera

    Remebering a special son — and making a difference

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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