T. C. Lewis & Co. gives back as much and as often as possible. "The people in the communities where we do business are our people. We all live and work with each other, our kids play together, and we want to better the community however we can," says Cory Lewis, President/CEO. "A big part of our business is economic development-related, and that helps the areas where we operate in one respect with jobs, tax revenues, and things. But the folks within our organization are always out volunteering and giving back whenever they can, so we want to support them in their efforts as well."
T. C. Lewis & Co. has been named 'Community Supporter of the Year' by United Way for efforts and donations to the Boys and Girls Club. Members of the company have played key roles in founding the Young Professionals Tri-Cities non-profit group and the Northeast Tennessee Green Building Council among others, along with volunteering time, money, and in some cases holding board seats for the Gray Fossil Site and Natural History Museum, ETSU, WCU, UNCA, Asheville Museum of Science, YMCA, Pisgah Legal, and more. T. C. Lewis & Co. was integral in co-founding the Pie Wars event playing host to a battle of the local pizza parlors in the Tri-Cities of Tennessee to raise money for a different charitable organization in need each year. In the initial four years, T. C. Lewis & Co. has served as platinum sponsor for the event and contributed countless volunteer hours in raising around $40,000 for local charitable groups like CASA of Northeast Tennessee.
T. C. Lewis & Co. has also funded more than 50 small business loans to budding entrepreneurs from all over the world through Kiva.org. Loans have been provided in Africa, South America, the Middle East, and across North America.