Together with people across our state, country and around the globe, we grieve the senseless death of George Floyd. Our hearts ache for the pain our communities are experiencing. Longstanding disparities that separate people along racial and economic lines must be addressed and we ask our friends and partners to be part of this work.
We hope that this pivotal moment in history will spark reflection, learning and change, and Southwest Initiative Foundation commits to doing our part. Our vision is for our communities to be a place where all people thrive. We believe that dignity and belonging are core human values, and we will work together with communities to address the systems and barriers that prevent people from reaching their full potential. At a time of division and uncertainty, we must lead with our organizational values of equity, collaboration, integrity, curiosity and optimism to help ensure a safe and better future for all.
Southwest Initiative Foundation President/CEO