Foundation

The Foundation of the Florida Sterling Council

In 1992, Governor Lawton Chiles established the Florida Sterling Council (FSC) to recognize organizations exhibiting performance excellence attributes throughout the State of Florida.  The Florida Sterling Council was endorsed by Governor Buddy MacKay, Governor Jeb Bush, Governor Charlie Crist, and Governor Rick Scott.  The Florida Sterling Council is a 501(c)3 not-for profit corporation registered with the Florida Secretary of State and in compliance with all IRS requirements.

The primary purpose of the Foundation is to further the mission of the Florida Sterling Council which is “Serving Florida as the epicenter of business quality through assessment, training, and recognition for performance excellence and proven results.”  The Foundation provides the Florida Sterling Council with the means to accomplish the following objectives: raise sufficient funds to support a foundation to supplement the assessment processes; oversee the investment and management of Foundation funds; identify fundraising goals and approve associated funding requirements for subsequent years to contribute to the long-term sustainability of the assessment processes; and review Foundation accomplishments.  The Foundation will not supplement or fund salaries of FSC employees.

The Foundation will solicit funds from a broad cross-section of organizations throughout the state of Florida.  The items below define the purpose, guiding principles, leadership structure, and financial policies which will be used to ensure proper accountability for the Foundation.

Mission

The mission of the Foundation for the Florida Sterling Council (the “Foundation”) is to promote and support organizational performance excellence in the State of Florida through the Florida Sterling Council performance management assessment and improvement processes.

Foundation Objectives

The Foundation provides all sectors of the State of Florida with a means of accomplishing the following objectives:

  • Raise sufficient funds which will supplement the assessment processes
  • Oversee the investment of foundation funds
  • Identify fundraising goals and approve associated funding requirements for subsequent years to contribute to the long-term sustainability of the assessment processes
  • Review Foundation accomplishments

Guiding Principles

The Guiding Principles outline the expected behaviors of good governance; stewardship; accountability and communication; respect and integrity; and assurances of the use of private philanthropic funds for the good of the Foundation of the Florida Sterling Council.

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