The Erik Hite Foundation, Inc. is a legal entity incorporated as a not for profit organization and registered with the Arizona Corporation Commission (File Number: 15476310). The Erik Hite Foundation, Inc. is organized under the laws and regulations in the State of Arizona that govern the establishment of a separate and legal entity to conduct business. The Erik Hite Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization filed with the Federal Internal Revenue Service.
Remembering the life and sacrifice of Officer Erik D. Hite, we serve the families of Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Personnel on a close and personal level. The Erik Hite Foundation, a non-profit organization, is established to provide a child care center and family outreach programs that offer a safe and positive environment, as we follow godly principles and values, for the benefit of both commissioned and non-commissioned personnel employed by Law Enforcement and Emergency Services Personnel and their child(ren). As these employees serve and protect our community, we serve and care for their families.
The Erik Hite Foundation is exclusively for charitable, childcare, educational and family outreach purposes. Moreover, the EHF has been established to solicit and re-distribute funds and/or goods to assist with the funding and undertaking of programs and activities designed to strengthen the services, organization, performance, competence, professionalism and morale of the Law Enforcement and Emergency Services employees of the City of Tucson, Pima County Government, the State of Arizona and the Federal Government.
- To provide child care services to the first responder and military families
- To implement a wide range of family programs in a safe and positive environment to these employees and their families.
- To increase community awareness of the needs and support of these employees and their families
- To strengthen the overall organization and morale of these employees and their families.
Board of Trustees
Nohemy Hite – Founder and President
Ryan Matchett – Vice President
Charlene Ortiz – Treasurer
Lori Reid – Secretary
Board of Advisors
Jimmy J. Lovelace
David D. West
Jessica Deater – Marketing and Event Coordinator
Elizabeth Pecjak – Child Care Program Director of Operations
EHF Volunteer-of-the-Year Honorees
The EHF VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR award is presented to those dedicated volunteers who donate innumerable hours of service to our organization. Their energy and commitment make a difference and their contributions help to further our mission, “To serve and care for those who serve and protect.”
2012 USAF Master Sergeant Tobias F. Manzanares
2013 USAF Senior Airman Morgan Terry
2014 USAF Technical Sergeant Gregory Thalman
2015 Mr. Sherif Morgan
2016 Mr. William Swartz