From Founder & Chairman Lew Wiens

True North's roots for "giving back" go back to 1975 when Homes by Henry was formed as a start-up company to build new homes in Kansas City. Like so many other entrepreneurial companies in the U.S., success eventually came after several name changes and some good fortune.

The True North founders were well aware that the opportunities available in our great country are certainly not to be taken for granted. From the beginning, there was a belief that success should be shared and that helping others in need is the responsibility of a good corporate citizen. Early give-backs included seven medical missions to Romania when that country was transforming from a Communist dictatorship into a free society. Serving on not-for-profit boards, sponsoring and contributing to numerous fundraising efforts became a common occurrence.

As a logical next step, "Give Back" became a company-wide program and is a featured part of our True North benefit package that allows all associates paid time off to give back in their own way. Today, this associate program and True North's continuing involvement in giving back is a core element of our company's identity.

Charitable Organizations Supported by True North Associates: