Honor Our Commitments and Our Mission
We don’t take our commitments lightly. We will do everything within our power to meet the expectations of our community, our Trustees, and in fulfilling our mission. We focus on doing the right thing and learn from our mistakes. Having the highest of integrity is a core value and drives our decisions and actions.
Listen, Observe, Understand and Assist
We have learned our values by understanding our common humanity. Through compassion, we understand where we are needed and what we can do to help. Our collective experiences help us make decisions to fulfill our mission with the highest degree of compassion.
Share and Engage with Clarity and Honesty
We are committed to honesty and clarity in the work we do, in our funding and policies. With a core value of transparency, we approach every endeavor with a process that invites participation, openness, diplomacy and every means of full disclosure and transparency.
Be Curious, Scientific, Adventurous and Creative
Curiosity and scientific process help us to approach problems in new ways. We question conventional wisdom and challenge what is said to be known. The means by which greatest innovations occur are through encouraging adventurous and curious thinking.
Never Settle for Status Quo or Normalcy
It takes courage to challenge the status quo and engage in brave, bold projects that have the capacity to change our world. We learn from, but do not allow the way things have “always been” determine the path of our future objectives. If the mission isn’t courageous, it isn’t ours.