2015 Pillar Awards: Honoring greatness in the name of outstanding community service

Medical Mutual SHARE Award

Lighting it up

The Hillman Group supports its dedicated causes

cin_pa_JimWatersThe Hillman Group
Jim Waters


Out of the many charities The Hillman Group supports, some of them are given more of the company’s time and creativity. A leading distributor of fasteners, key duplication systems and engraved tags, Hillman leads the way in continuing relationships with nonprofits and their causes.

In support of autism awareness, Hillman sponsored the Cincinnati Walk Now for Autism Speaks. It even lit up its Forest Park Distribution Center blue for autism awareness.

The company also has a continuing partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Celebrating the nonprofit’s 50th anniversary in 2014, Hillman created a 50 Days of Giving campaign, raising $25,000 toward the cause as well as employee spirits.

Additionally, Hillman ardently supports The National Breast Cancer Foundation. Earning the 2013 Platinum Level Sponsor Award, Hillman kept the momentum going, raising $82,839 through the second quarter of 2014 alone.

In 2013, the company set the theme of “Life: Staying in the Game” for breast and prostate cancer awareness. Hillman shattered its previous fundraising records with $15,700 raised for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

This year, Hillman instituted a new volunteer policy, which provides employees up to two days off per year to work on community projects. By the end of August, its employees donated 236 hours to charities such as the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Freestore Foodbank and Cancer Support Community.