JMA team planting flower beds

How Do We Give Back?

Our commitment to our clients and community

Changing Lives Through Our Pledges

At James Martin Associates, we celebrate our ability to enhance lives as a corporate citizen by supporting the community and charitable interests of our clients and of our Associates. Our support has raised more than $260,000 for charitable and community organizations.

As an example of our commitment, when an individual sends us a referral, we pledge to a charity of their choice.

A Few of the Organizations We Support

American Cancer Society

Maryville Crisis Nursey
American Red Cross Misericordia
Boys Hope Girls Hope Northern Illinois Food Depository
The Cradle Operation Warm: Coats for Kids Foundation
Highland Park Community Foundation Rotary Club of Winnetka/Northfield
Kids Against Hunger Volunteer Center of Winnetka
Lurie Children's Memorial Hospital Winnetka Community House
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Winnetka Historical Society
Winnetka/Northfield Chamber of Commerce The Wounded Warrior Project

Potting Parties: A Unique Way of Using Our Expertise

Over the span of 20 years, James Martin Associates and partner company L.I.D. Landscapes in Boulder, CO, have donated over 120 potting parties to local charities and organizations.

These potting parties are used to raise funds at the nonprofits’ silent auctions. Valued at $600 each, they include lunch, a guided tour of company grounds, a container with plants, and gardening techniques taught by a landscape professional.

Partner Appreciation Parties: Coming Together to Support the Community

Each year, James Martin Associates  hosts a Partner Appreciation party that raises funds for local and national nonprofits. The grand prize is awarded through a raffle drawing in which the winner chooses the organization to receive the night’s donations.

With the help of our partners, we have raised $42,000 to date for charities like the American Cancer Society and the Wounded Warrior Project.

Scholarships: Education the Next Generation

Scholarships are the lifeblood of the educational system. James Martin Associates contributes to the education next generation of landscape professionals with scholarships that help minimize the high cost of college tuition.

Annually James Martin Associates awards selected students and children of our team members with scholarships. This also helps attract high-quality individuals to the landscape profession. For many, once they are exposed to this line of work, they stay in the industry for much of their career.

Kids Against Hunger

In previous years, JMA Senior Vice President and Landscape Architect Heidi Sibert has chaired an annual food packing event supporting Kids Against Hunger in conjunction with Winnetka/Northfield the Rotary Club, the Volunteer Center in Winnetka, and the Winnetka Community House.

Last year, individuals and groups packed over 100,000 meals and raised $30,000.

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