HUTTON, Corporate Philanthropist of the Year-2014, is a real estate, development and construction company based in Chattanooga. The company has one of the most active employee led philanthropic efforts in the city. The employees collectively give and raise money through contests throughout the year, for donations for sponsored organizations. Additionally, employees volunteer their time and effort to organizations.

hutton-philanthropy-cgla-250HUTTON is a Corporate Sponsor of the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, an inner-city, all girls, Charter STEM School. Once on the brink of closure, Dr. Elaine Swafford has turned this school around to be a REWARD School for the last two years. HUTTON is completely invested in seeing this school continue to experience success and graduate girls that have a bright future because of our involvement. HUTTON participates in the Mentoring program, the Backpack for Success program, the School Book Drive and most recently, the remodel of the school’s gymnasium. The groundbreaking took place on May 13, 2016, and the grand opening was held on January 25, 2017. We are so excited about this WIN for the school as it is our largest philanthropic endeavor to date! HUTTON’s Development and Construction teams along with European Works managed the gym project with over 400 hours, while our employee-based Philanthropic Committee worked hard to raise the additional funds needed to give CGLA this first-class futuristic facility for their students. The total cost of the gym was $725,000. HUTTON was awarded the first CGLA Founders Leadership Award at their 8th Annual Odyssey Luncheon on March 15, 2017. The Founders Leadership Award was established to recognize a company or an individual who has supported the mission of CGLA through action, advocacy, partnership, and philanthropy. HUTTON has helped give underserved, disadvantaged girls access to a quality educational experience.

hutton-philanthropy-jtf-250For the last 8 years, HUTTON has been the sponsor of Jordan Thomas Foundation. The JTF was founded by Jordan Thomas who lost both legs in a boating accident while attending McCallie High School. He was fortunate to have parents, who are both medical Doctors and who could afford the prosthetics that he needed to make his life as normal as possible again. Jordan is now a grown man of courage and a giving spirit and he has successfully mastered the art of recovery and helping others. The annual golf tournament supports the foundation which in turn provides prosthetics to children throughout the world who cannot afford them. HUTTON believes strongly in the Jordan Thomas Foundation and fully supports children receiving prosthetics that help them become successful in activities of daily living.

hutton-philanthropy-hh-250Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit that provides housing to families in need, recently celebrated its 30 year anniversary in our local community. Since October 2015, HUTTON has volunteered 609 hours to new construction and revitalization projects throughout our city and have had the honor and pleasure of working alongside Habitat recipients and their stories continue to move and propel our Team in this effort.

Leslie Scearce, CEO of United Way of Greater Chattanooga

hutton-philanthropy-uw-250HUTTON supports our local United Way of Greater Chattanooga, a nonprofit that provides funding to agencies who meet the needs of our community, whether with literacy programs, mental illnesses, helping families who simply cannot afford utilities. Chattanooga’s program is funded by an endowment, so that every penny donated locally goes directly into our community. HUTTON raises contributions through participant’s payroll deduction and had a great time during our United Way Kick-Off Campaign.