Friends of the Hilltop: About
What is Friends of the Hilltop?
Friends of the Hilltop
Friends of the Hilltop is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving the Greater Hilltop area in Columbus, Ohio.
Our Mission: The purpose of Friends of the Hilltop is to foster a sense of community, thereby encouraging reinvestment in the community and ultimately the re-emergence of the Hilltop as a respected, powerful part of the great city of Columbus, Ohio.
Meetings: We meet the second Thursday of each month (except January, July and December) at 7 p.m. at the Hilltop Library (511 South Hague Avenue). View Map
Membership: Friends of the Hilltop is a membership organization. Membership privileges include full voting rights at all meetings.
Everyone Is Welcome!
2009 Friends of the Hilltop Board of Trustees
The History of Friends of the Hilltop
Friends of the Hilltop was founded on March 12, 1996. The first meeting was held at the Greater Hilltop Community Development Corporation and chaired by Gary L. Baker, II. A group of concerned Hilltoppers at that first meeting decided the focus of the orgnaization.
The goal of Friends of the Hilltop is to bring about a Hilltop Renaissance. The activities we have undertaken to achieve this mission include beautification projects, recognition of positive neighbor and business activities, and other similar community-building events.
- planted more than 100 trees throughout the Greater Hilltop area, many at local schools and parks
- hosted and participated in dozens of cleanups, including those held at Dry Run Creek, Wrexham Park, Glenwood Park, Rhodes Park, Westgate Park, Hauntz Park, Holton Park, Hilltop Neighborhood Park, and along major thoroughfares of the Hilltop - collecting literally tons of trash and refuse
- hosted an annual Beautification Awards ceremony to recognize residents and businesses for well maintained and eye catching landscapes
- purchased and maintained seventeen large decorative planters along West Broad Street in partnership with local businesses who adopt the planters
- maintained Hilltop Neighborhood Park, a pocket park owned by Friends of the Hilltop at 2105 West Broad Street
- co-hosted the Uptown on the Hilltop Parade
- co-sponsored numerous community oriented events
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Donate to Friends of the Hilltop
- Click on this link to make a donation to Friends of the Hilltop. (Clicking on the link will open a new window outside of the Friends of the Hilltop website.)
2013 Board of Trustees
- John D. Lowry (President)
- Barbara Lowry (Vice President)
- Judy Manley (Secretary)
- Marilyn E. Zimmerman (Treasurer)
- Lisa M. Clark
- Gary L. Baker, II
- State Representative Michael Stinziano
- Dan Downing
- Danielle X. Weber
- Administrative Committee: Danielle X. Weber
- Beautification: John D. Lowry
- Executive Committee: John D. Lowry
- Greater Hilltop Area League of the Arts: Open for 2013
- Neighborhood Abatement: Dan Downing
- Special Events: John D. Lowry
IRS Tax Filings
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After years of battling with one dead tree's roots, John Lowry (Beautification Chair and Vice President) and Gary L. Baker, II (President) finally achieve success.