Tower Family Foundation Seeking End of Year Donations

For Immediate Release: 
December 20, 2018

Tower Family Foundation Seeking End of Year Donations

Non-Profit Organization Awarded $168,500 in Direct Financial Assistance and Scholarships to Affected Families in 2018

(Watertown, South Dakota) – The Tower Family Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is encouraging all wireless industry companies and stakeholders to make an end of year tax-deductible donation to the organization prior to December 31, 2018.

All contributions to the Tower Family Foundation are granted directly to eligible tower workers and/or their families to help assist them in paying for their immediate needs and related costs that occur in the aftermath of a post-accident or fatality situation. In 2018, the Foundation has awarded $168,500 in direct financial assistance and scholarships to affected families and has donated $526,000 to eligible benefactors since the organization’s launch in September 2014.

“Helping workers and their families during times of need by investing financially in the Tower Family Foundation is a great way to give back to an industry that has been good to so many companies and individuals,” stated Board of Directors Member Cliff Barbieri from Advanced Tower Services, Inc. in Albuquerque, New Mexico. “Donations to the Foundation are are tax-deductible and the organization continues to be incredible stewards of the contributions we receive with over 97 cents of every dollar going directly to eligible beneficiaries,” added Barbieri.

Earlier this year, an accounting firm independently calculated that over 97 cents of every dollar donated to the Tower Family Foundation goes to eligible benefactors; a designation placing the Foundation among an exclusive group of non-profit organizations in the United States from a financial stewardship perspective.

How to Give

Donating to the Tower Family Foundation is easy!  Contributions can be made to the Foundation via credit card or check. 

Make your check out to the Tower Family Foundation and mail it to the address listed below:

Tower Family Foundation
8 Second Street SE
Watertown, SD 57201

Additionally, company and individual donations that reach distinguished level donations to the Foundation will be given special recognition and promotion on the Tower Family Foundation website. 

Interested donors are encouraged to visit the Tower Family Foundation’s website at to learn more about the organization and make an online contribution.


 About Tower Family Foundation

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.

Contact: Todd Schlekeway
(605) 882-5865