Investing in our Community's Future by Donating Time and Resources 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 civic events, 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 philanthropic experience and its consequent 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 is known for 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 happy 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. That same year, J.C. Hart started its first company-wide United Way campaign. The company has passionately supported United Way of Indiana ever since. Other charitable organizations Hart has contributed to and backed 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 give support to these organizations because he feels collectively they 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 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 kids are living in poverty. Statistics show a child three to five years of age, living in poverty, typically has 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 afforded that leg up in those critical development years tend to lag behind throughout their entire academic career, which could eventually lead them to encounter obstacles with employment thus repeating the poverty cycle, often 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 supporting to charities like St. Mary’s, the kids they serve will grow up and have a successful and fruitful transition into society, which will result in a better place for all of us to call “home!” A further way Hart contributes to 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 establishes an environment for the community to engage in cultural stimulation, which results in businesses 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 dedication and passion for his efforts has been a cascading effect for J.C. Hart and the Associates around him. J.C. Hart will continue to take part 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.