Who We Are

As a 501(3)(c) public charity, we partner with other entities from industry, academia, governme nt, and the nonprofit community to explore new approaches to problems. We appreciate that we live in a world characterized by VUCA−−one marked by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity−−so we understand the need to explore the untried…to be open to finding the unexpected…to taking a systems-type approach to problem solving.

The Foundation’s principals include former senior leaders within the Departments of Defense and Veterans Administration; nonprofit executives who understand how to integrate science, technology and strategy for public benefit; and corporate CEOs,physicians and nurses, and educators in research, quality management, analytics, medical administration, and advanced technology application. Our team’s experience gives us in-depth knowledge and understanding in each of our areas of interest. When we sit down to address an issue we bring an intellectual dexterity no one else can match. We know the issues…we know where the landmines are…we understand the ramifications that a single change can have upon systems that are this complex and interdependent.

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Our Mission

To promote new and innovative thinking that leads to transformative change in the healthcare, education, economic opportunity and environmental arenas by engaging thought leaders in research, writing and program activities to address intractable problems plaguing those communities.

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Areas Of Interest

Chronic Disease

  • Translational medicine’s impact on treating Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Lyme disease, HIV/Aids, other chronic diseases
  • Autism

Care (Re)Design

  • Move from single-payer approach
  • Mobile medical health plans
  • Total lifecycle cost approach
  • Healthcare data/records
  • Data rights

Environmental

  • Renewable sources of energy
  • Green IT
  • Mobile and modular data centers
  • Sustainable energy

Economic Empowerment

  • Promote self-sufficiency
  • Build capacity for sustainable economic change and growth
  • Advance existing/current ways of generating economic growth
  • Promote and cultivate economic development activities

Education

  • Digital tools that help teachers adapt pace, content, and/or style to learners’ personalized needs; allow students to practice independently; empower individuals to take ownership of learning
  • Examining technology and changes to educational methodology that will move the teaching and learning process forward

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Our Vision

Achieve recognition as one of the leading nonprofit foundations both in the United States and globally on issues relating to healthcare, education, economic empowerment and the environment.

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