The impetus behind the Tower Industry Family Support Charitable Foundation occurred when representatives of the ClearTalk Family of Companies and Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, PLC approached officials from the National Association of Tower Erectors with the idea of establishing a 501c-3 non-profit Foundation. Work began soon thereafter to lay the ground work to create the Foundation. The Foundation received its Certificate of Incorporation from the state of South Dakota on April 29, 2013. The official By-Laws governing the Foundation were formally approved by the Foundation Board of Directors on June 3, 2013. Finally, the Tower Industry Family Support Charitable Foundation was officially designated as a tax-exempt 501c-3 organization by the Internal Revenue Service on February 7, 2014.
The Tower Industry Family Support Charitable Foundation has been established to help provide financial assistance to family members of a severely injured, permanently disabled, or deceased tower worker injured or killed in an accident stemming from working at heights on communication structures or other on the job related activities that tower workers are involved in on a daily basis. The intent of the donation is to provide a funding “bridge” to the affected families to help pay for immediate needs and help defray other related costs that families experience in a post-accident or fatality situation.