Ensuring our Community's Future by Providing Good Will 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 events, as well as for its charitable donations. John C. Hart, the company’s CEO, has made it a company-wide undertaking 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 such as St. Mary’s Child Center, Midwest Academy, Butler University, Hope Academy, and The Oaks Academy. Hart is also a proud supporter of and guest speaker for the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Real Estate school.
In conjunction of his educational supports, Hart has been a Tocqueville Society member for United Way since 2010. Also in 2010, J.C. Hart began its first company-wide United Way campaign. The company has joyfully supported United Way 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 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.
An organization he earnestly contributes to in hopes it will progressively 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 living in poverty. Statistics show a kid 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 more traditional home will have read 2,000 to 2,500 hours. Kids who are not afforded that leg up during those crucial years tend to fall behind throughout their entire school career, which statistics show can lead them to encounter obstacles 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.
Additionally, Hart hopes by supporting to educational institutions like St. Mary’s, the children they help will grow up and have a successful and strong transition into society, which will create a better place for the community to call “home!”
Another 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 creates an environment for society to have cultural stimulation, which results in businesses wanting to expand their businesses to the north side of Indy.
“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 passion for his involvement has been a waterfall effect for J.C. Hart and the Associates around him. J.C. Hart will continue to actively participate in 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.