National Compassion Fund, Mueller announce matching grant for Aurora/Pratt survivors’ fund

The Dunham Fund, the largest private foundation in the Aurora, Illinois area, recently announced it will be honoring victims, their families and employees affected by the Feb. 15 shooting at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Illinois, by matching $1 for $1 up to $100,000 of new donations made to the Aurora/Pratt Survivors’ Fund, administered by the National Compassion Fund. The new donation period for matching gifts began at 5 p.m. CST on March 12, 2019 and will end at either the close of the campaign or upon reaching $100,000.

The Aurora/Pratt Survivors’ Fund was established with support from GoFundMe and Mueller Water Products, the owner of Henry Pratt, to provide direct financial support to the families of Russell Beyer, Vicente Juarez, Clayton Parks, Josh Pinkard and Trevor Wehner, and employees physically injured or traumatized by their presence during the shooting at the Henry Pratt Company on Feb. 15 in Aurora, Illinois.

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“We’ve seen firsthand how much this tragedy has affected the entire Aurora community. Our hearts continue to be with all Henry Pratt employees, their families and the first responders,” said Stewart Beach, Dunham Fund Chairperson. “We’re honored to be able to provide assistance to the Aurora/Pratt Survivors’ Fund during such a challenging time.”

One hundred percent of the funds donated to this Fund will go directly to survivors. Contributions made to this Fund are tax deductible. Those interested in contributing by credit card can donate online to the Aurora/Pratt Survivors’ Fund through GoFundMe at Checks can be made payable to the National Compassion Fund – Aurora/Pratt Survivors’ Fund and sent to:

National Compassion Fund
ATTN: Aurora/Pratt Survivors’ Fund
1450 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

“We continue to be moved by the countless local leaders, businesses, and organizations that have stood at our side to help us through this tragedy,” said Scott Hall, President & CEO of Mueller Water Products. “The Dunham Fund represents the Aurora area at its very best, and we’re honored to have their support as we continue to heal together.”

About the Dunham Fund

The Dunham Fund is a private foundation established in 2006 to honor the legacy of John C. Dunham, businessman and philanthropist, through grants to Aurora, Illinois area organizations that have the vision and programs to help fulfill Mr. Dunham’s dream of “making the world a more comfortable, safer place for mankind to live and prosper.” For more information visit the Dunham Fund at

About the National Compassion Fund

The National Compassion Fund is a subsidiary of the National Center for Victims of Crime, the nation’s leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. The National Center for Victims of Crime is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and an authority on how victims are compensated for loss. The National Compassion Fund has led distributions to victims of mass events in Fort Hood (TX), Chattanooga (TN), Orlando (FL), Las Vegas (NV), Charlottesville (VA), Parkland (FL), Santa Fe (TX), Jacksonville (FL), and Cincinnati (OH).

About GoFundMe

Launched in 2010, GoFundMe is the world’s largest free social fundraising platform, with over $5 billion raised so far. With a community of more than 50 million donors, GoFundMe is changing the way the world gives. Find us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

About Mueller Water Products

Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE: MWA) is a leading manufacturer and marketer of products and services used in the transmission, distribution and measurement of water in North America.  Our broad product and service portfolio includes engineered valves, fire hydrants, pipe connection and repair products, metering products, leak detection, and pipe condition assessment. We help municipalities increase operational efficiencies, improve customer service and prioritize capital spending, demonstrating why Mueller Water Products is Where Intelligence Meets Infrastructure®. Visit Mueller at

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