Our Mission & Creed Our Mission To enhance the potential of students, promote excellence in teaching, and inspire innovation in education, guided by strategic philanthropy. Our Creed We believe education changes lives. We believe each and every child deserves to reach his/her full potential. We believe in creating brighter futures for our children. We believe in leading in education innovations by taking calculated risks. We believe a vibrant and prosperous community is dependent upon the value its community members place on high-quality education. We believe an investment in a child’s education is the best investment anyone can make. Our Guiding Values We act on the belief that all children can learn and succeed. We fulfill all professional duties with honesty and integrity. We accept responsibility and accountability for our actions and behaviors. We commit to serving others before self. We enable access to quality education, taking into account not just academic attainment but also the development of the whole student. We make the education and well-being of students the fundamental value of all decision making. We seek to improve the effectiveness of the education profession by investing in professional development. We model the ethical behaviors we expect from others. We uphold a culture of philanthropy through donor-centered relationships. We build strong partnerships through authentic collaboration.