Trustees and Staff engaged in deep conversations and many planning sessions with our strategic planning consultant to thoughtfully chart the course for the coming years that most closely aligns with Burt Morgan’s intent when he founded the Foundation in 1967.
We refined our organization’s mission to best reflect what we do.
We identified guiding principles to remind us of our highest priorities.
We established core values to guide our work with each other, with our partners, and with the community.
We set our strategic priorities to serve as a guidepost for how to deploy our time and resources most effectively
Throughout the process, our work was guided and inspired by the wisdom, philosophy, and experiences of our founder, Burt Morgan.
Honoring our founder's intentions was easily identified as our highest priority and helped guide us in the development of Morgan Foundation's Strategic Guiding Principles.
Strengthening free enterprise by investing in people and entities that embody the entrepreneurial spirit
Economic choice, the right to private property, profits as an incentive, competition, and voluntary exchange… all of which foster people acting upon their dreams, economic growth, personal financial reward, and progress.
Learning, playing, experimenting, creating, being opportunistic-- with perseverance and willingness to risk loss or failure.
Setting goals that make a substantial difference and doing what it takes to achieve them.
Acting with integrity, being reliable, keeping promises, sharing information, and being open.
Acting with empathy, humility, sensitivity, kindness, and treating others as you want to be treated.
Collaborating, teaming up, supporting broad participation and engagement, and providing equal access to opportunities.
Showing up with whole self, working hard, playing hard, and having fun.