The Fund for Civility is a living memorial to the tragic shooting in Tucson on January 8, 2011.
Six people died and more than a dozen others were badly wounded in that event, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. The shooter was later found to suffer from schizophrenia.
The family of Ron Barber, who was seriously injured in the shooting, created the Fund for Civility while Ron was still in the intensive care unit. Their goal was to sustain and build upon the enormous community outpouring of goodwill, compassion and kindness that followed the shooting.
The Fund for Civility is committed to building a community where people feel safe and are treated with dignity, and where we all can work together without rancor to solve community problems.
Working with its Advisory Board, Board of Directors, partnerships and task forces, the Fund for Civility currently is strongly focused on programs that seek to eliminate the stigma that surrounds mental illness, and on programs that address bullying.