Our legacy of philanthropy stems from a belief in education and local community. It is the belief that, as our founder, E. Claiborne Robins, put it, “Education is the solution to the problems in our society – nothing is more important for success and more important for a happy life than a good education.”
We have committed to a deeper focus on education with the expectation that a focus on an “education pipeline” could lead to better outcomes, and reduce some of the challenges vexing this region.
- We believe that if we want our community to thrive, we must start with education. Our work will address social, economic and structural conditions to enhance fair education outcomes across the region.
- We believe in community and the shared experiences and assets from every neighborhood.
- We believe in access, opportunity, and expectation to help children and families thrive. ■