Ensuring our Future by Giving Back Today 04/18/2019 J.C. Hart Company, Inc. is a property management, development, and construction company that is well-known for its involvement in volunteer and civic events, as well as for its philanthropical contributions. John C. Hart, the company’s CEO, has made it a company-wide undertaking for J.C. Hart Associates to be taking part in this philanthropic 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 has a tradition of giving back to educational institutions each year. He has given his philanthropic dollars toward institutions like St. Mary’s Child Center, Midwest Academy, Butler University, Hope Academy, and The Oaks Academy. He is also a proud supporter of and guest lecturer for the Real Estate department at the IU Kelley School of Business. In addition to 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 the organization ever since. Other groups Hart has contributed to and endorsed 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 give support to these organizations because he feels these groups shape the future of the 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 group he earnestly contributes 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 kids come from 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. Children who are not privy to that leg up during those crucial years tend to fall behind throughout their entire school career, which statistics show can lead them to battle 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. Furthermore, Hart hopes by contributing to groups like St. Mary’s, the children they serve will grow up and have a successful and rewarding transition into society, which will create a better place for the community to call “home!” A distinct way Hart contributes to the community is by donating to social venues such as The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in the city of Carmel. He said it creates an environment for the community to have cultural stimulation, which results in commerce wanting to relocate 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 passion for his contributions 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 email@example.com.