IOWA CITY, Iowa – The family of Mollie Tibbetts has set up a memorial fund in her name, at the University of Iowa's Stead Family Children's Hospital.
The University of Iowa Center for Advancement says the fund will benefit Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and provide mental health services at the hospital.
Officials say nearly 300 people have donated more than $20,000 to the Mollie Tibbetts Memorial fund to date.
“We are incredibly thankful to everyone who has contributed to Mollie’s fund. Mollie was pursuing her dream of becoming a child psychologist at the UI. She was incredibly generous in her life, so it is fitting that her name will live on by benefiting others, ”said Laura Calderwood, Mollie's mother.
University of Iowa Vice President of Student Life Melissa Shivers said, “Mollie gave back in many ways as a member of the university community, including participating in Dance Marathon and helping patients at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital. We are thankful to Mollie’s family for allowing us to honor her through this fund.”