Investing in our Community's 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 participation in volunteer and community activities, as well as for its philanthropical contributions. John C. Hart, the company’s CEO, has made it a company-wide priority for J.C. Hart Associates to be taking part in this altruistic experience and its ultimate successes.
“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 is known for giving back to educational institutions annually. He has given his philanthropic dollars toward nonprofits 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 visiting instructor for the Real Estate department at the IU Kelley School of Business.
In conjunction 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 launched its first company-wide United Way campaign. The company has proudly supported the organization ever since.
Other charitable organizations 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 chosen to give support to these organizations because he feels these groups determine the future of our 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 routinely 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 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. Those who are not privy to that leg up during those crucial years tend to lag behind throughout their entire academic career, which could eventually lead them to struggle with employment thus repeating 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.
What’s more, Hart hopes by giving to charities like St. Mary’s, the children they support will grow up and have a worthwhile and fruitful transition into society, which will create a better place for everyone to call “home!”
Another way Hart supports the community is by donating to civil venues such as The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in the city of Carmel. He said it creates an opportunity for society to have cultural stimulation, which results in businesses wanting to move 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,” John said.
Hart’s dedication and affection for his involvement has been a cascading 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.