The Hightower Family Foundation  has a commitment to help minority, female, veteran and small businesses start, grow, and compete in local and global markets.


Sponsored Programs

While we are engaged in hundreds of projects annually and value our boards and affiliations we have identified key projects for impact and alignment with our goals and values. In 2016 we selected the following flagship projects that we supported financially, in kind and with other resources.



















National Parks Centennial celebration*

SW Ohio Cares Mentoring *

National underground railroad freedom center*

Cincinnati Zoo*

Wright State U Foundation*

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

*Board Representation


The following Projects were recipients of awards and/or resources contributed by The Hightower Family Foundation:


We believe that Education is the key to enriching lives and strengthening the economy by preparing a work force that is skilled, diverse, and innovative.

Calvary Academy

New Rising Star Community Support Group

Wilberforce University


The Fuel Foundation

YMCA Middletown Scholarships

The Piney Woods School

Marvin Lewis Foundation-Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati State College Publication

Kappa Alpha PSI

Delta Gamma Lambda Foundation

NCA&T Alumni

ITT Tech

Urban League


To enable disadvantaged youth to pull themselves and each other out of poverty by supporting programs that promote a culture of responsibility for self and others; mentoring; arts; sports; nature and other Collaboration and peer-to-peer support.


Atrium Medical Center

Fire and Focus Foundation

Butler County Bombers Baseball

Norma Ross Foundation

Junior Achievement


Leukaemia & Lymphoma Society


Ohio WV Youth Leadership Association

United Way

Boy Scouts of America- Dan Beard Council

3R Development

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Lincoln Heights Outreach

Feed the Hungry


Rebel Theatrical

Apostolic Faith Church

Youth Program Inc.

Middletown Youth Football

American Heart Association

Middletown Community Foundation



To help minority, female, veteran and small businesses start, grow, and compete in local and global markets by providing mentorship, training, counseling, and access to resources.

African American Chamber

New Rising Star Community Support Group

Diversity Supplier Council

We Can Business Incubator

National Petroleum Council

Cincinnati Business Courier

The Abercrumbie Group


Sigma PAC

Men of Honor

Cintas Business Retreat


West Chester Liberty Chamber of Commerce

NMSDC Billion Dollar Round Table

CBC Institute

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Charlotte Chamber of Commerce

MEA Magazine

National Petroleum Council

Next Generation Fuel (Woman Owned)

Derick Campbell (Veteran Owned)

African American Business Development Program

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