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McGREGOR FUND STATEMENT OF VALUES

When Tracy and Katherine McGregor established the McGregor Fund in 1925, they identified as their mission to relieve the misfortunes and improve the well-being of people. Their lives and philanthropy reflected certain values, which the trustees of the Fund endeavor to honor and preserve with the following statement of values.

We believe in:

  • The dignity of every human being
  • The right of every person to move to the highest possible state of freedom and independence, while also recognizing our interdependence

We endeavor to bring to our relationships:

  • Integrity, trust and reliability
  • Compassion and sensitivity
  • Humility and patience
  • Adaptability and openness to learning
  • Accountability for ourselves and the organizations with which we work

We value these approaches to problem solving:

  • Persistence and tenacity
  • Collaboration and shared learning
  • Appropriate risk taking

We value these results from the Fund’s grant investments:

  • Strong communities and institutions
  • Effective leadership and good governance
  • Sustainable and enduring outcomes

— Adopted by the McGregor Fund board of trustees on September 10, 2012