Butler serves on the boards of several prominent Baltimore-based organizations including the Baltimore Community Foundation, University of Maryland Medical Center, Greater Baltimore Committee, Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, the Center Club and Caves Valley Golf Club.
Butler also serves on the board of the Institute of International Education, a not-for-profit organization focused on advancing scholarship, promoting access to education, and building economies.
Butler was the 2016 chair of the United Way of Central Maryland’s giving campaign. Also in 2016, Butler served as Host Committee co-chair of the National Urban League Annual Conference. He was also the 2016 chair of Baltimore’s inaugural Light City Festival, a celebration of innovation and light that brought 400,000 people to downtown Baltimore, and will co-chair the event in 2017.
He also co-chairs the BLocal initiative, a pledge by Baltimore’s leading businesses to buy, build and hire locally — with a focus on working with minority and women owned businesses to ensure they have the tools and access needed to interface with large corporations.
Butler has been recognized by several organizations for his leadership and community commitment. Among his honors, The Daily Record named Butler one of Maryland’s “Most Admired CEOs” and one of the top 35 Influential Marylanders. Most recently he was named one of the Top Ten Baltimoreans by Baltimore Magazine. He also received an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters from Morgan State University in 2014.