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The Colorado Wireless Association (COWA) is a nonprofit association bringing a unified voice to the Colorado wireless industry.
We strive to promote awareness of the wireless industry, educating consumers on the value of our industry, and provide guidance to municipalities on regulatory issues. The wireless industry plays a critical role in Colorado, and COWA seeks to cultivate and foster strong relationships among the members of the wireless industry through networking events, educational seminars and fundraising events.
UPCOMING HOLIDAY PARTY!
Colorado Wireless Association (COWA) Gifts Generously to Tower Family Foundation and ALS Association
Non-Profit Organizations Receive $20K in Combined Charitable Contributions Thanks to Great Golf Tournament Participation
Todd Schlekeway, NATE Executive Director; Janet Rinaldi, President, Colorado Wireless Association, Ben Little, Tower Family Foundation Board Member
Denver, CO / August 31, 2016
The Colorado Wireless Association (COWA) recently presented charitable contributions to two inspiring non-profit organizations, The Tower Family Foundation and the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the ALS Association. The donations total $20,000 and were announced on August 25th during the Safety Summit training event, co-hosted by the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) and COWA in Lone Tree, Colorado.
The Tower Family Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides financial assistance and scholarships 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 of tower workers. Since its inception less than two years ago, the Tower Family Foundation has awarded a total of $185,000 to eligible tower workers and their families. COWA donated $15,000 in support of the steadfast assistance they offer to industry workers during traumatic times of need.
The other portion of the charitable donation went to the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the ALS Association, a non-profit organization serving the needs of those living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and their caregivers. This $5,000 donation was made to honor one of COWA’s founding members, Richard Sullivan, who passed away in January 2016 from ALS. Sullivan was an industry veteran with over 25 years working in wireless for AT&T. He spent time as a lobbyist and was instrumental in assisting the state in passing favorable wireless legislation. The ALS Association will use these donated funds towards further disease research, public education, advocacy and patient services.
These contributions were made possible because of the success of COWA’s 7th annual Golf Tournament. “Thank you to our event sponsors and all who participated in this year’s golf tournament. It is because of your generosity that we are able to support two amazing causes this year, Tower Family Foundation and the ALS Association”, said Janet Rinaldi, COWA President. Primary sponsors of the event included Crown Castle, Black & Veatch, Atlas Towers, Vertical Bridge, Altura Land Consultants, Busch Law Firm PLLC. and Sun West Engineering.
About Colorado Wireless Association
The Colorado Wireless Association (COWA) is a non-profit professional association dedicated to being the voice of the wireless industry in the Centennial State. COWA members represent wireless carriers, tower companies, network developers, and vendors supporting the industry. Its mission is to promote the creative talent and energy of our membership through education and relationship building within the wireless industry and with Colorado communities. To learn more, please visit www.co-wa.org.