IIA has been involved in philanthropy and community service activities for well over 30 years. Because of IIA’s role in promoting the importance of information and knowledge, the company has long supported efforts that enhance the access to and use of information. Our key giving theme is literacy and lifelong learning. As a result, IIA works with Altrusa International, Rotary International, and other community organizations to advance this theme. Our people serve on the Literacy Committees of both Rotary and Altrusa and IIA is an “Angel” supporter of their joint an annual literacy luncheon that raises $15-20M annually for literacy awareness and programs. Additionally, IIA supplies dictionaries each year to every third grade student across Scott County, a socioeconomically challenged community in Tennessee. This gives Scott County children the opportunity to possess something valuable and to have as their own, a knowledge tool that is an expression of ideas and identity of language in which a history of lexicography awaits each one of them.
IIA is also a member of the East Tennessee Economic Council (ETEC), an organization dedicated to supporting the federal government’s missions by encouraging new opportunities to fully utilize the highly skilled talent, cutting-edge technologies, and unique facilities found in the region. Our founder, Ms. Carroll was awarded the Muddy Boot Award for her outstanding contributions to economic development in the community.
IIA has also been a proud corporate supporter of the United Way of Anderson County, Tennessee, the Secret City Festival, and Secret City Half Marathon/5k. Our employees volunteer regularly for Road Clean-ups, have participated in the Dragon Boat races and volunteer their time in mentoring others.