About Us

The Gary C. Butler Family Foundation is a private charitable trust started by Gary C. Butler in 1998. The Foundation provides grants in areas and locales that reflect the charitable interests of the foundation trustees and their families.

The Gary C. Butler Family Foundation’s mission is to provide financial and volunteer support to not for profit organizations whose core focus falls within one or more of our defined service areas. These include wildlife and land conservation within the United States, youth education and empowerment, and the protection of women, children and families. The geographic areas we support include Northern New Jersey, New York City, Avery County North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina and Sarasota, Florida.

Gary ButlerThe Gary C. Butler Family Foundation seeks to partner with non profits who are creating change in strategic and measurable ways.

The Foundation is led by Senior Trustee Gary C. Butler, former CEO of Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP). Gary was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia where he graduated in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech and earned his MBA from the University of Georgia. Gary began his career with ADP in 1975 and spent the next 37 years helping to grow the organization into the global services provider that it is today.

In 1998, Gary founded The Butler Family Foundation with a desire to provide financial support to fiscally responsible non-profits who are making a clear difference in their area of expertise.
Gary is a passionate individual with an insatiable energy towards the people, places and hobbies that he loves. With a long and successful business career behind him, his goal now is to leverage these successes in an enduring and impactful way for generations to come.

In addition to Gary, his two children, Paul Butler and Claire Butler DeLong, are Co-Trustees of the foundation. Gary, along with Paul, Claire and their families, direct all grant making decisions.