Investing in our Community's Future by Donating Time and Resources Today
April 18, 2019
J.C. Hart Company, Inc. is a property management, development, and construction company that is known for its involvement in volunteer and community activities, as well as for its charitable contributions. John C. Hart, the company’s CEO, has made it a company-wide mission for J.C. Hart Associates to be participating in this altruistic experience and its future successful outcomes.
“We have made an investment in our Associates to give them paid time off to give back to the community. We are committed to being a company that gives back in charitable ways,” Hart said.
Hart takes pride in giving back to educational institutions annually. He has given his philanthropic dollars toward institutions such as St. Mary’s Child Center, Midwest Academy, Butler University, Hope Academy, and The Oaks Academy. Mr. Hart is also a happy supporter of and guest speaker for the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Real Estate school.
In addition to his educational supports, Hart has been a Tocqueville Society member for United Way since 2010. That same year, J.C. Hart began its first company-wide United Way campaign. The company has passionately supported United Way ever since.
Other charitable organizations Hart has contributed to and assisted include Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure, The Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel Education Foundation, Hamilton County Humane Society, Patachou Foundation, Children’s TherAplay, The Woodland Christmas Club, and Village Montessori Preschool.
Hart has elected to show support to these organizations because he feels these groups persuade the future of a community. “When choosing what organizations to invest in, we try to look at it from the view point of how we are going to impact the lives of the people that we are investing in. It’s all about investing in our community to make our community a better place to live,” Hart shared.
An organization he actively works with in hopes it will undoubtedly impact the future of the community and its people is St. Mary’s Child Center. It serves children three to five years of age in its pre-k program. Over 90 percent of the kids are considered living in poverty. Statistics show a boy or girl three to five years of age, living in poverty, most likely has only read 30 to 40 hours in totality, while a child who comes from a traditional home environment will have read 2,000 to 2,500 hours. Kids who are not privy to that leg up during those crucial years tend to struggle throughout their entire educational career, which could eventually lead them to struggle with employment which repeats the poverty cycle, oftentimes ending up in the “pipeline to prison.”
“Our goal of supporting a great institution like St. Mary’s is to give children coming from poverty a chance at good early education which can change their lives, so when they go to kindergarten they will be on an equal footing and be ready to embrace that education,” Hart said.
What’s more, Hart hopes by contributing to educational institutions like St. Mary’s, the children they serve will grow up and have a positive and fruitful transition into society, which will produce a better place for the community to call “home!”
A further way Hart contributes to the community is by donating to community venues such as The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in the city of Carmel. He said it establishes an environment for the community to participate in cultural stimulation, which results in commerce wanting to expand their businesses to Carmel.
“I think they are going to be more inclined to locate a company in Carmel or Hamilton County because they know their employees will want to live in a community that has great education and places with a cultural outlet. By supporting, we are creating an opportunity to the community to attract business and if we attract business we are also supporting growth in the community,” John said.
Hart’s dedication and fervor for his involvement has been a waterfall effect for J.C. Hart and the Associates around him. J.C. Hart will continue to contribute to Indiana’s philanthropic experience and success through continued participation and donation by J.C. Hart and its Associates. If you have an event you would like J.C. Hart to consider supporting and be a part of, please contact Jane Gosling, Director Corporate Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org.