Giving Back to Our Communities: Chroma Energy’s Commitment to Positive Change

Ed Rottmann

The team at Chroma Energy Group is deeply committed to not only pioneering the energy sector but also engaging in community involvement and social responsibility. Business is not only about generating revenue, but it is about making a positive impact on the places we call home.  The company proudly supports impactful philanthropic initiatives, including Tennessee’s Men of Valor and Sertoma.

Championing Change with Men of Valor

In April, Chroma Energy partnered with Men of Valor by sponsoring a table at their annual fundraising breakfast in Knoxville. This event plays a critical role in supporting the rehabilitation and reintegration of men involved in the criminal justice system.

Men of Valor is dedicated to helping these individuals redefine their lives through the foundational principles of faith, providing a pathway to reintegrate into society with dignity and purpose. The services offered by Men of Valor, such as mentoring, job preparedness, and financial stewardship education, are crucial in breaking the cycle of recidivism. Impressively, graduates of the program have a recidivism rate of less than 15%, markedly improving public safety and reducing correctional costs.

The team was honored to hear about the profound changes in the lives of these men—changes that ripple through their families and communities, fostering a safer and more inclusive society. It is a testament to what we can achieve when we come together to support those in need of a second chance.

Supporting Sertoma: A Home for Purpose and Promise

Everyone deserves the opportunity to lead a fulfilling life. This belief is at the heart of our involvement with Sertoma, a program dedicated to adults with intellectual disabilities. Sertoma’s mission resonates deeply with our corporate ethos—creating a nurturing environment where individuals can thrive through work, relationships, and the security of a supportive community.

The program provides these adults with a home where they can find rest, comfort, and the dignity of living a life filled with purpose and promise. Chroma’s team volunteered at Sertoma’s annual Christmas party last year, and is proud to support a program that facilitates satisfying work and meaningful relationships for these individuals. 

“Every opportunity to support our community is an opportunity to build a brighter future,” said Ed Rottmann, CEO of Chroma Energy. “At Chroma Energy, we believe in the power of transformation—whether it’s through helping Men of Valor participants rebuild their lives, or creating a supportive environment for the individuals at Sertoma. It’s these efforts that truly reflect who we are and what we stand for.”

Through these initiatives, Chroma Energy Group and its entire team continue to invest in programs that uplift, educate, and empower. The company remains grateful for the ongoing support and partnership from the community in these endeavors.