Staking the Future by Giving Back Today 04/18/2019 J.C. Hart Company, Inc. is a property management, development, and construction company that is known for its involvement in volunteer and community events, as well as for its charitable donations. 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 is known for giving back to educational institutions each year. He has donated his philanthropic dollars toward institutions such as St. Mary’s Child Center, Midwest Academy, Butler University, Hope Academy, and The Oaks Academy. John is also a happy supporter of and visiting instructor for the Real Estate department at the IU Kelley School of Business. In extension of his educational supports, Hart has been a Tocqueville Society member for United Way since 2010. That same year, J.C. Hart launched its first company-wide United Way campaign. The company has passionately supported United Way 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 elected 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 said. A group he actively contributes 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 students 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 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 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. Additionally, Hart hopes by supporting to educational institutions like St. Mary’s, the kids they help will grow up and have a successful and fruitful transition into society, which will create a better place for the community to call “home!” A distinct 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 creates an environment for society to participate in cultural stimulation, which results in companies 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 involvement 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.