We Give Back
As a longstanding Chattanooga-based company, we are committed to providing support to the community in which we call home, and proud to have active employee-led social responsibility programs.
Through intentional community investments, volunteer days and fundraising efforts, we strive to influence the lives of our neighbors.
It’s our responsibility to give.
Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy
We are emotionally involved with Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy (CGLA) through an annual corporate sponsorship. CGLA is an inner city, Charter STEM School and was the first single-gender public school in the state of Tennessee.
Each year, we engage in the mentorship program with CGLA by partnering a group of CGLA students with a select group of HUTTON mentors to engage in collaborative activities and events. This focuses on developing and building skills, as well as, fundamentals to help facilitate our mentees’ success, not only during their time at CGLA but throughout their lives.
In 2016, HUTTON played a vital role in remodeling the school’s gymnasium by gifting one million dollars and 400+ hours of work to the project. Simultaneously, our internal CGLA Leadership Committee raised additional funds to help ensure the first-class facility came to life. The groundbreaking took place on May 13, 2016, and the grand opening was held on January 25, 2017.
In 2017, Karen Hutton was honored to receive the first-ever CGLA Founders Leadership Award, which was established to recognize a company or an individual who has supported the mission of CGLA through action, advocacy, partnership, and philanthropy.
We believe in CGLA because this school offers underserved girls, who may not otherwise have the opportunity or means to have an exemplary education and a place to flourish where each girl can lead her own life on her own terms.
If you are interested in supporting CGLA, please visit their website for more information: https://cglaonline.com/
We provide ongoing support to the Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy (CGLA) through an annual corporate sponsorship. CGLA is an all-girls charter stem school and was the first single-gender public school in the state of Tennessee.
Hunter Museum of American Art
With three buildings representing 100 years of architecture, the Hunter Museum of American Art is one of Chattanooga’s most iconic landmarks. As an annual corporate sponsor of the museum, we support its exhibitions, programs, the collection and educational programs that help maintain a vibrant local arts scene.
Our founder and CEO, Karen Hutton is a member of the museum’s Board of Trustees. In addition to serving on the board, HUTTON invites 24 team members and friends to donate and buy art annually through the Spectrum fundraising gala so art can be seen and felt.
We believe that art and creativity are forces for personal growth and positive community change. All HUTTON team members receive a membership to the museum. We encourage “art breaks” to foster critical thinking skills and provide an opportunity to learn about the importance, meaning and relevance of American Art.
For more information about the Hunter Museum, please visit: https://www.huntermuseum.org/
Happinest Wildlife Rehabilitation & Rescue
Happinest Wildlife Rehabilitation & Rescue is dedicated to the rehabilitation of Tennessee’s sick, injured, and orphaned native wildlife; with the goal of preventing suffering and successfully returning them to the wild as quickly as possible.
Being the animal lovers that we are, we support this organization as a corporate donor and by bringing birds and turtles to the rescue.
Most recently, we provided funding to purchase the materials to complete construction for two songbird rehabilitation buildings, as well as two new aviaries.
For more information about Happinest, please visit http://www.happinestwildlife.com/index.html