The Tower Industry Family Support Charitable Foundation (Tower Family Foundation), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, 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.
2019 was another impactful year for the Tower Family Foundation. over the course of the last year, the organization has made major strides towards establishing awareness in the wireless industry marketplace regarding the resources that are available through the Foundation.
In 2019, the Foundation awarded $295,000 in direct financial assistance to affected families. Fiscal year 2019 has been the most generous year of grant making in the Foundation’s six year history. each year, the Foundation’s reach further extends through the tower communications industry. Since its inception in 2014, the Foundation has granted $821,000 in direct financial assistance and scholarships. These generous contributions have been instrumental to the Tower Family Foundation’s success and are making an indelible impact by allowing the organization to fulfill its mission of taking care of tower workers and their families.
Awareness of the Tower Family Foundation and its mission escalated throughout the industry in 2019. an outpouring of fundraising by industry groups and companies alike raised awareness and funds to support the Foundation’s mission. NATE’s wireless industry network hosted the Second annual Tower Family Foundation Golf invitational and raised over $25,000. State wireless associations continued their philanthropic track record of giving to the Foundation and donating proceeds from their charity fundraising events. T-mobile also once again designated the Foundation as a benefactor of their annual National development Tournament. industry representatives continue to lend an outpouring of support which further solidifies the noble mission upon which the Tower Family Foundation was established.