Community Service

Hart Energy recognizes the value of giving back to the community. Many Hart team members volunteer their time to various causes throughout the year; and as a company, we contribute our time, talent and resources to supporting the following organizations.

The Sam Houston Area Council, Boy Scouts of America elected Rich Eichler as its Chairman of the Board, just as Scouting enters its second century of service in the Houston area. Eicher, Hart Energy's Vice Chairman and CEO, also leads one of the country's largest and fastest growing Scouting councils. As the Council's chairman, Eichler is serving a two-year term presiding over a 34-member Executive Committee and ~150 member Board.

In 2014, Eichler served as vice chairman of the Council's centennial activities, which produced more than 100,000 hours of community service work and raised $17+ million to jump-start its "Leaders of Tomorrow" campaign, an active fund-raising effort to create a permanent $40 million endowment.

Nearly 50,000 youth participate in the Council's activities and roughly 20,000 volunteer adult leaders are involved in delivering Scouting programs throughout the greater Houston region.

Over the past five years, Hart Energy has donated $75,000 worth of time and talent toward the Mothers Against Cancer luncheon campaign. In December 2014, CEO Rich Eichler received the Ann Denman Award at the organization's 26th annual luncheon for going above and beyond in support. On behalf of the company, Eichler donated an additional $15,000 at the event.

Staff members raised $1750 and Hart Energy matched the donation for a total of $3500 raised for the 2014 American Heart Association Heart and Stoke Walk.

The DUG Bakken and Niobrara conference luncheon featured the makers of the blockbuster hit Lone Survivor. On behalf of energy industry supporters, Hart Energy presented Decorated Navy SEAL (retired) Marcus Lutrell with a $25,000 donation to the Lone Survivor Foundation, benefitting wounded service members and their families. The parents of Danny Dietz, a Navy SEAL killed during the mission portrayed in both the book and movie, also received a $25,000 donation to the Danny Dietz Memorial Fund and the Danny Dietz Leadership and Training Foundation.

Community Service Day at Houston Food Bank

"Gifts from the Hart" for Houston Housing Authority – Clayton Homes

Lead sponsor of the Scott A. McIntosh Memorial Golf Tournament and Patriot's Dinner benefitting the Folds of Honor Foundation

Hart Energy helped raise money for one-to-one youth mentoring for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston.

In conjunction with the Boot Campaign, Hart Energy presented a special grant to retired Navy SEAL Bo Reichenbach at the DUG Eagle Ford conference in San Antonio. The grant will be used to build his family's dream home (with full ADA accessibility) in their hometown of Billings, Montana. Reichenbach lost his legs below the knees while deployed in Afghanistan. The gift was made possible through DUG Eagle Ford golf tournament players and luncheon sponsors.

Hart Energy also supports:

Boy Scouts of America

March of Dimes

Mothers Against Cancer

Small Steps Foundation

ESCAPE Family Resource Center

American Red Cross