Maria was loved by many ...... she is truly missed but her legacy will continue through the good works of this Foundation.
Maria was a senior at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio and was a Graphics Design Major. During High School she worked on The Perspective, the school magazine, at Dublin Coffman High School. Each year the Foundation provides a $1,000 scholarship to a Dublin Coffman student following in Maria's footsteps ... a fellow Perspective collaborator who intends to continue higher education in the Media and Graphic Arts fields.
The Foundation has launched a campaign to bring Distraction-Free Driving to the forefront. Maria had only three short years of driving experience and the Foundation would like to encourage better driver training. Maria was killed in an auto accident on September 17, 2013. She was wearing a seat belt, driving the speed limit, and her phone was locked and in her purse on the floor of the back seat, but something distracted her. We don't know what the distraction was, but we are hoping that through our efforts we can help to raise awareness of all types of driving distractions and prevent as many distraction related accidents as possible.
Over 90% of the money we raise is allocated specifically to purchasing driving simulators and placing them with Police Departments and School Districts who will utilize them in their distracted driving outreach programs. On the Home Page of this Web Site you will find the detail as to which organizations have already received simulators from the Foundation.
St. Brigid of Kildare Church in Dublin, Ohio has established a scholarship in Maria's honor. The Foundation will continue to support the Maria Tiberi Scholarship so that students may be able to attend the church elementary school with financial assistance.