Leadership is plentiful in every community, but often narrow in focus and limited in reach.
New forms of leadership are needed to kindle new forms of civic dialogue and engagement – leadership that is visionary and inclusive, capable of transcending single issues and partisan politics, grounded in clearly articulated values, and deeply committed to improving the quality of community life.
The Door County Community Foundation is taking unprecedented leaps into this leadership breach, developing and using our knowledge, networks, reputation, ability to contribute and leverage resources, and growing political acumen to drive change in Door County.
Whether by commissioning studies, creating indicators projects, conducting stakeholder interviews and focus groups, or convening all of the known organizations and entities that deal with a particular issue, the Community Foundation is acquiring a deep understanding of our community. We also recognize that expertise comes in many forms and includes the practical knowledge gained by people whose daily lives are affected by the issue being addressed.
The Community Foundation is mindful of the privileged position we occupy thanks to the remarkable generosity of the people of Door County. We fully recognize our obligation to attend to the well-being of the entire community. We understand that our endowment funds afford us the luxury of the long view in a society with a short attention span.
Our Board of Directors has set forth a directive wherein the Door County Community Foundation aims to become the nexus where the energy, talent, ideas, and resources of those who care passionately about our community converge to meet the opportunities and challenges facing Door County.
To learn more, contact us at the Door County Community Foundation. We hope you’ll join us on this journey.