Naming Opportunities Approved for Tucson’s January 8th Memorial

Two donors who make major gifts to Tucson’s January 8th Memorial will be recognized at the downtown site under a policy recently approved by Pima County.

The name of a major donor will be permanently displayed at the Courthouse Garden, with another major donor recognized at the adjacent Memorial Garden Walk. Pima County approved a policy allowing the garden to be named in honor of a donor who gives at least $1 million. A donor who gives at least $500,000 will be recognized on the garden walk.

All proceeds from those and other naming opportunities will help pay for construction of the memorial.

Tucson’s January 8th Memorial Foundation recently entered into the second phase of development for the memorial, with engineers now studying the design in preparation for construction of the permanent memorial.

The memorial will be placed west of the Historic Pima County Courthouse in El Presidio Park in downtown Tucson. Construction of the memorial is part of a public/private partnership between Tucson’s January 8th Memorial Foundation, Pima County and the City of Tucson.

The foundation so far has raised more than $1.2 million in private funds that have paid for selection of a designer and initial design phases. A campaign has been launched to raise an additional $4 million to complete construction of the memorial and the memorial gardens.

The memorial will commemorate the victims of the Jan. 8, 2011 shooting at Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ Congress on Your Corner event in Northwest Tucson. Six people died in the tragedy and 13 others were wounded, including the congresswoman.

Additional ways for donors to be recognized at the memorial will be announced in the future. The goal of Tucson’s January 8th Memorial Foundation is to have complete community involvement, much like the tremendous community response that arose following the tragedy.

For additional information on all opportunities for donor recognition, please contact Crystal Kasnoff at 520-393-8317 or


Tucson’s January 8th Memorial Foundation
The sole mission of this 501(c)(3) organization is completing a permanent Memorial to the January 8, 2011 tragedy, an unforgettable day in the history of our community, our state, and our nation. The shooting that occurred at Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ Congress on your Corner event in Tucson that wounded 13 and killed six individuals who were participating in a fundamental act of democracy. The community came together in the days that followed to provide comfort and support to one another.