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Never Forgotten FUND

The Never Forgotten Fund was established by iHeartMedia (formerly Clear Channel)  through the collection of donations from employees and the public after the events at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. The fund is non-endowed but is intended to exist in perpetuity to provide scholarships in honor and memory of the 13 victims. 

Twelve students and one teacher died that day. The contributions they would have made to the world were lost as well. It is hoped that the recipients of this scholarship will carry on the legacy of these individuals by making a positive and lasting impact in the world.

Cassie Bernall: Active in her church and bible study group, Cassie dreamed of one day attending Cambridge University and becoming an Obstetrician.

Steve Curnow: Known for his great smile and love of soccer and Star Wars, Steve hoped to become a Navy top gun pilot.

Corey DePooter: His passion was fishing, though he loved any activity outdoors. He was looking forward to serving in the Marine Corps.

Kelly Fleming: Shy and creative, Kelly was an avid reader and wrote many poems and short stories. She hoped to one day be a published author.

Matt Kechter: A good natured, straight “A” student and football player for the Columbine Rebels, Matt planned to attend the University of Colorado.

Daniel Mauser: Described as a “gentle soul,” Daniel excelled in science and math and was interested in law and current affairs.

Daniel Rohrbough: Known as generous and high-spirited, Danny held the cafeteria door open for others the day of the shooting. He loved electronics and computer games and was looking forward to driving.

Coach Dave Sanders: Coach Sanders was a computer and business teacher at Columbine for 25 years. He was also coach of the girls' basketball and softball teams. His students called him a teacher, a friend, a mentor and an inspiration.

Rachel Scott: Rachel was an aspiring writer and actress who was active in her church. She wanted to touch lives and not be an “average” teenager.

Isaiah Shoels: Isaiah was a popular student and athlete known for his generosity. He played the keyboard and wanted to be a comedian and a music producer.

John Tomlin: Friends called him respectful and kind. He loved Chevy trucks and country music and planned to join the Army after graduation.

Lauren Townsend: A friend to everyone and a lover of all animals, Lauren had plans to study Wildlife Biology.

Kyle Velasquez: Kyle was known as a “gentle giant” who was a little boy at heart. He dreamed of joining the Navy, like his dad, or becoming a firefighter.

Each year, twelve graduating high school seniors and one teacher are selected to receive a $5,000 scholarship award. Each participating school is encouraged to have faculty members apply to be considered for a scholarship award.  

Questions? Contact Charmaine Brown at 303.300.1790.