Family members of Justine Ruszczyk Damond announced Thursday that a memorial fund has been created in her honor.
The Justine Damond Social Justice Fund will support causes valued by the Australia native, who died in police gunfire near her Minneapolis home July 15 after calling 911 to report a possible sexual assault in the alley behind her home.
“We hope that through this fund, Justine’s name will be associated with the love and change that she wanted to see in the world,” her family said in a statement.
Donations are being accepted online or by mail.
Contributions will support causes that include those promoting “equal treatment and opportunities for all people,” according to a news release.
Damond, 40, grew up in Sydney’s North Beaches and worked as a spiritual healer and meditation coach. In 2015, she moved to Minnesota to be with her fiancé, Don Damond. The two had planned to wed in August.
About $8,000 had been donated through online crowd funding as of Friday evening.