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 known for its involvement in volunteer and civic activities, as well as for its philanthropical contributions. John C. Hart, the company’s CEO, has made it a company-wide mission 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 takes pride in giving back to educational institutions every year. He has given his philanthropic dollars toward organizations like St. Mary’s Child Center, Midwest Academy, Butler University, Hope Academy, and The Oaks Academy. John is also a giving supporter of and guest speaker 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. Because of Hart’s new membership, 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 supported 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 chosen to show 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 shared.
A charitable organization he actively commits to 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 children are considered living in poverty. Statistics show a boy or girl three to five years of age, living in poverty, may have only read 30 to 40 hours in totality, while a child who comes from a traditional home will have read 2,000 to 2,500 hours. Children who do not have that leg up at an early age tend to lag behind throughout their entire educational career, which has shown to lead them to battle with employment and repeat 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 kids they serve will grow up and have a worthwhile and fruitful transition into society, which will result in a better place for everyone to call “home!”
Another way Hart supports the community is by donating to community venues such as The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel. He said it supports an opportunity for the community to have cultural stimulation, which results in businesses wanting to move their businesses to our community.
“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,” said Hart.
Hart’s devotion and fervor for his efforts has been a domino 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.