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CROWDRISE : Aug 13, 2013
Tax ID: 45-5414876
BASED: Boulder, CO, United States


College Age Suicide

Tieg's Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness about and preventing college age suicide at the University of Colorado, Boulder


According to the American College Health Association (ACHA) the suicide rate among young adults, ages 15-24, has tripled since the 1950s and suicide is currently the second most common cause of death among college students. Experts estimate 1,088 suicides occur at colleges every year - that’s roughly 7.5 per 100,000 students. According to an ACHA study in 2002, 1 in 12 college students has actually made a suicide plan at some point and 1.5 out of every 100 have actually attempted it.
Tieg’s Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness about the problem of college-age suicide and provides financial support for suicide prevention and awareness at CU Boulder. We support CU’s mental health counseling services in order to enhance suicide counseling and awareness training for staff and volunteers.
Tieg’s Foundation is named in honor of Tieg Baker, a beloved and bright 22-year old CU chemical engineering student and football player who took his own life on June 17th, 2005. Tieg’s Walk honors the victims of suicide in Boulder County and the loved ones they have left behind.

Tax ID: 45-5414876


Tiegs Walk / Run 2016 11th Annual

Tiegs Walk / Run 2016 11th A…

Amount Raised:



11% Raised of $10,000 Goal


Tieg's Foundation Suicide Prevention Walk and Picnic

Tieg's Foundation Suicide Preventio...




21% Raised of $5,000 Goal