Stoneman Douglas Victims' Fund to Disburse $10.5 Million

Stoneman Douglas Victims' Fund to Disburse $10.5 Million

The Broward Education Foundation's Stoneman Douglas Victims' Fund will disburse payments totaling $10.5 million to the survivors and families of those killed in the February 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the Associated Press reports.

Based on a formula approved recently by the foundation and a steering committee responsible for creating the distribution policy for funds raised through a GoFundMe campaign, allocations of $400,000 will be made to the families of the seventeen victims who were killed, while eighteen of the injured survivors will receive a total of $1.63 million. In addition, the nearly four hundred and fifty students who were inside the building at the time of the shooting will receive $2,500 each, while another 1,048 students who were elsewhere on campus will receive $1,000 each.

A hundred percent of the donations made by nearly thirty-seven thousand individuals and companies through June 30 will be allocated to the victims and their families. The fund does not include the millions of dollars students have raised through March for Our Lives advocacy efforts.

"These gifts are given without any restriction on their use," said Broward Education Foundation board chair Christina Fischer. "The families and recipients are in the best position to determine how these funds would be most beneficial to their healing."