Ensuring the Future by Giving Back Today
April 18, 2019
J.C. Hart Company, Inc. is a property management, development, and construction company that is acclaimed for its participation in volunteer and civic events, as well as for its charitable contributions. John C. Hart, the company’s CEO, has made it a company-wide priority for J.C. Hart Associates to be involved in this philanthropic experience and its ultimate accomplishments.
“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 has a tradition of giving back to educational institutions annually. He has given his philanthropic dollars toward institutions like St. Mary’s Child Center, Midwest Academy, Butler University, Hope Academy, and The Oaks Academy. Mr. Hart is also a proud supporter of and visiting instructor for the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Real Estate school.
In extension of his educational supports, Hart has been a Tocqueville Society member for United Way since 2010. That same year, J.C. Hart started its first company-wide United Way campaign. The company has joyfully supported United Way of Indiana ever since.
Other groups Hart has sponsored 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 decided to display support to these organizations because he feels collectively they 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 espoused.
An organization he actively commits to in hopes it will positively 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 students are living in poverty. Statistics show a boy or girl three to five years of age, living in poverty, typically has only read 30 to 40 hours in totality, while a child who comes from a more traditional home will have read 2,000 to 2,500 hours. Kids who are not afforded that leg up in those critical development years tend to lag behind throughout their entire school career, which has shown to lead them to battle with employment which repeats the poverty cycle, repeatedly 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.
Furthermore, Hart hopes by supporting to charities like St. Mary’s, the children they help will grow up and have a successful and rewarding transition into society, which will produce a better place for everyone to call “home!”
A further way Hart supports the community is by giving back to social venues such as The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel. He said it establishes an environment for society to have cultural stimulation, which results in commerce wanting to relocate 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,” he said.
Hart’s commitment and passion 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.