Hank Isenberg’s philanthropic journey is deeply rooted in the Biblical verse, “To whom much is given, much is expected.” Having received immense blessings from the community he calls home, including medical care from the team at Huntsville Hospital during his heart surgery, he feels a strong responsibility to give back in kind. Hank’s charitable efforts extend across the community from supporting those most in need to enhancing lives and building opportunities for others.
While Hank is involved in various charitable causes, he admits he has a soft spot for children as well as individuals with disabilities. The desire to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate inspires him to actively contribute to organizations that offer support and care to those facing challenges. These giving priorities are carried out through his support of organizations such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Alabama, 305 8th Street, Kids to Love, Huntsville Margarita Society, and National Children’s Advocacy Center, each of which work tirelessly to help children and adults find a place where they feel loved and purposeful.
Additionally, Hank is a passionate advocate for preserving and enhancing the cultural treasures of Huntsville. Institutions like the Huntsville Museum of Art, Burritt on the Mountain, and Huntsville Botanical Garden improve the quality of life in our community, and he understands the importance of safeguarding them for future generations to enjoy.
Hank is also committed to supporting educational initiatives that prepare the next generation of leaders. He believes in fostering innovation and talent, as demonstrated through his support for the Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering and the gener8tor program.
As a retired Army aviator with an extensive background in military aviation, Hank used his experience to launch IronMountain Solutions (IMS), a technology solutions company. As President and CEO of IMS, Hank leads a team in which approximately 40% of the workforce are veterans. This commitment to our military and veterans is also displayed through his charitable support to organizations, such as Still Serving Veterans.
The Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville plays a vital role in Hank’s philanthropic journey. Their team of dedicated professionals makes the process of supporting community opportunities seamless and hassle-free. By assisting with administrative tasks, they enable Hank to focus on what matters most – creating a positive impact. Furthermore, the Community Foundation provides a platform for leveraging generosity through giving initiatives that pool donations, ensuring that Hank’s contributions are used effectively to address the community’s most pressing needs. This collective approach to philanthropy amplifies the impact of individual donations, resulting in a stronger and more vibrant community.
Hank’s vision for the community is clear – he aims to collaborate with other dedicated supporters to continue Huntsville’s business growth. He also seeks to enhance the city’s arts and entertainment landscape, making it a cultural hub that enriches the lives of its residents. Ultimately, Hank’s goal is to create an environment where families thrive and prosper, fostering a sense of community among all its members.