Community

Building Better Futures

Philanthropy and supporting our communities are critical pieces of the W. L. Butler DNA. Doing what is right socially, economically and environmentally is not only part of our history and culture, but our responsibility as good corporate citizens. This commitment is about much more than simply writing a check. We're actively involved in charitable pursuits, allocating time, resources and construction expertise to create change for those who need it most.

It is our goal to support local charities that we feel have a positive impact on the youth, disabled, elderly and those in need of proper housing within the communities where we live and work. Frank York, President

Community Spotlight


The growth and success of our company depends upon the sustainability of the communities in which we live and work. It’s our goal to support local charities that we feel have a positive impact on the youth, disabled, elderly and those in need of proper housing.

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Contributions

A SPOOKTACULAR CAUSE: Our Northern California offices held a “Costume Drive” during the month of October to collect gently used Halloween costumes for the Stockton Shelter for the Homeless to provide to families within San Joaquin County.

TEE-ING OFF ONCE AGAIN: It was great to finally be “back on the green” Monday, September 20, 2021; raising over $175k for our charitable partners (CSR Kid’s Day, Save A Warrior, NATCO, Leaps & Bounds and Thomas House Shelter).

SUPPORTING OUR FUTURE LEADERS: W. L. Butler’s ongoing support to the Woodside High School Foundation affords academic benefits that help all students succeed. We are proud to be a part of the foundation’s first Business Partner Program.

BACK TO SCHOOL: Our generous team members in the Irvine office collected school supplies to donate to the Newport Mesa and Upland Unified School Districts to support the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.

BIG BARN BASH: We were proud to be a part of the Jasper Ridge Farm virtual fundraising event on May 13. The annual Big Barn Bash increases awareness for the therapeutic and quality of life needs of families and individuals in our community and raises critically needed funds to support the programs at the farm.

WE’RE JUMPING LEAPS & BOUNDS: Honored recipient of the “Silver Spur Award” at the 9th Annual Saddle Up for Pediatric Therapy event May 2, 2021 in recognition of our partnership with Leaps & Bounds since 2017. This is the Norco nonprofit group’s largest source of income to support low-cost or free therapy for children with disabilities.

SPRING CLEANING: We tasked our team members to do some spring cleaning during the month of April and declutter their closets. Our team donated clothing and monetary donations to Street Life Ministries.

‘TIS THE SEASON FOR GIVING: During the month of December, Thank you to our team members for supporting this year’s Redwood City Toy and Book Drive. There was a larger need this year due to the pandemic.

FEELING PHILANTHROPIC: Team Members throughout our Northern California offices donated gifts and supplies to support St. Mary’s Dining Room in Stockton.

ANNUAL HOLIDAY EXCHANGE: Through the generosity of Team Members in the Stockton office and the Stockton Fire Department, children at The Walton Special Center received a flood of gifts from Santa and his elves in the first ever Santa Drive Thru on December 18, 2020. This school provides programs for students with severe disabilities.

THOMAS HOUSE SHELTER: It’s the most wonderful time of the year…especially for the 10 deserving Thomas House Shelter families our Irvine team members adopted this year. We are so grateful to our Irvine team for their generosity.

FOOD FEEDS THE SOUL: For World Kindness Day we would like to thank all of our Irvine team members and business partners for supporting the Thomas House Shelter Food Drive this year.

DONATE LIFE: We proudly support Donate Life each year and we were so happy to be the 3k sponsor of the 18th Annual Run/Walk. They did a fantastic job making the virtual event just as fun and inspiring, even though we couldn’t all be together in one place.

SEQUOIA AWARDS: W. L. Butler is a proud supporter of the annual Sequoia Awards; which rewards high school students for their outstanding volunteer work within the community. In 2021, W. L. Butler sponsored a Sequoia Awards scholarship for Asher Becker from Summit Preparatory High School. Asher will major in Mechanical Engineering. “In the midst of a pandemic, being ‘contagious’ has a negative connotation. An interesting thing about volunteering, though, is that it seems to be contagious in the best sense. In 2020, W. L. Butler sponsored a Sequoia Awards scholarship for Michelle Estrada from Sequoia High School. Michelle started volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank when she was in the 3rd grade and never stopped donating her time and talent to worthy causes. She is currently studying Business Management. Her long-term goal is to start her own non-profit organization benefiting the homeless that, she says, “will be founded on the idea of helping others.”

Organizations

In addition to being named a Top Corporate Philanthropist in the “Book of Lists.” We have also been awarded with the Community Commitment Award for giving more than one percent of pretax profit to charitable causes, W. L. Butler has received several other accolades over the years for enriching the community. Together we have made a positive change within our communities by leveraging our own internal resources and organizing volunteers to support local schools and develop partnerships with a number of organizations, including (but not limited to):

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