As with any not for profit organization, the ability to raise funding to support the organization's goals and programs is the key to its survival.  The Foundation is thankful for the opportunity to raise funds from individual donors as well as private organizations and businesses.  Our fundraising is an opportunity for the community as a whole to support the families of the dedicated employees of First Responder agencies and Active Duty Military.

Use the secure link below to make a contribution to the Erik Hite Foundation.  If you have any questions regarding contributions or are interested in making a contribution through a business or organization please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or give us a call at 520-495-0430.

On June 2nd, 2008 Officer Erik Hite succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day by a suspect who had wounded a Pima County Sheriff's Department deputy.

The suspect had fired a rifle into the homes of two neighbors and then fled as the first responding deputy arrived at the location. As the deputy pursued him, the suspect opened fire and wounded him.