The family of Sydney siege victim Katrina Dawson says a new charity will honour her memory by supporting education opportunities for women.
Former Governor-General Dame Quentin Bryce was named as the founding member of the Katrina Dawson Foundation.
Its launch followed the establishment of a memorial fund for Lindt cafe manager Tori Johnson, which has so far raised more than $65,000 for mental health organisation Beyondblue, including a $51,000 donation from Lindt Australia.
In a statement, Ms Dawson’s family said the mother-of-three had “inspired so many people to ask us what can be done to preserve and honour her memory”.
“Katrina was a light in so many lives,” the statement said.
“She shone in so many ways. And she made the most of every opportunity she had.