Our Philanthropic Culture
At Corporex, we believe that philanthropy is vital to the well-being of the communities in which we live and work. It is an investment that pays dividends in more than just dollars and cents. We give back to our communities through our broad-based Corporate Giving Program and through The Butler Foundation, which responds specifically to the needs of low-income families. We support charities and civic organizations that demonstrate our Company’s core values: integrity, creativity, excellence, service, and growth.
Corporate Giving Program
For more than four decades, Corporex and its affiliates have donated significant resources to strengthen our community, with an emphasis on education, healthcare and social service charities. Our contributions are made through monetary contributions, event sponsorships, in-kind donations and pro bono professional services that leverage the skills of our development, construction, design and finance professionals.
The Butler Foundation
The Butler Foundation was established in 1979 to help low-income and disadvantaged people in Northern Kentucky as directly as possible. The foundation was originally known as “The Robert M. Butler Memorial Foundation” in honor of William P. Butler’s father, who is fondly remembered for connecting less fortunate neighbors with the basics needed to improve their daily lives. In recent years, The Butler Foundation has helped struggling families by providing operating support, program funding, and scholarship dollars to more than 70 local charities.
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Focused Charitable Investments
Corporex and its employees are long-standing supporters of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati. Each year an estimated 390 of the Fortune 500 companies located in our region participate in the United Way’s annual workplace campaign. Our company consistently ranks as a top contributor in Northern Kentucky. In 2019, Corporex was among the Top 25 largest corporate campaign donors in the Greater Cincinnati region.
Life Learning Center
Since 2006, Corporex and The Butler Foundation have given significant charitable support to the launch and expansion of Life Learning CenterTM. Life Learning Center prepares at-risk adults for productive employment and long-term life success through a unique program that combines holistic education, job search training, and individualized life coaching. To learn more about the Center’s transformative work, www.lifelearningcenter.us.
Catalytic Dev. Funding Corp.
Corporex originated and was a principal funder of The Catalytic Development Funding Corp. of Northern Kentucky. The Catalytic Fund is a private sector, not-for-profit organization that provides financing assistance and related services for developers of quality residential and commercial real estate projects in Northern Kentucky’s urban cities of Ludlow, Covington, Newport, Bellevue, and Dayton. Its mission is to accelerate Northern Kentucky’s urban renaissance through targeted investments in catalytic real estate development and redevelopment projects in urban neighborhoods.
With strategic vision and a $100,000 leadership investment, Corporex welcomed the BLINK art and light festival across the Roebling Bridge and into Northern Kentucky in October 2019. With 100 art installations, 39 projection mappings, and over 80 live performances across 30 city blocks, BLINK drew 1.5 million people into our region’s urban core – the largest crowd ever in Greater Cincinnati.