Butler is very active in civic and community relations. Butler currently serves on the board of directors for the University of Maryland Medical Center, the Kennedy Krieger Institute, the Greater Baltimore Committee, the Maryland Zoological Society (Maryland Zoo in Baltimore), the Enoch Pratt Free Library and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation. He is on the board of governors for The Center Club, the board of trustees for the Baltimore Community Foundation and is a Governor appointee to the Maryland Private Sector Economic Development Commission. Butler is a member of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. and also serves in multiple leadership capacities at his alma mater, Bradley University. He is currently vice chairman, member of the executive committee and chairman of the Presidential Search Committee. In 2014, Butler served as the chair of the American Heart Association's Greater Baltimore Heart Walk.