Illumination Institute envisions a world where the process of idea to implementation for the advancement of the public good is promptly achievable through collaboration and leadership building.


To inspire and foster innovative, efficient, and effective solutions to community and societal challenges through the implementation of sustainable programs and research.


Illumination Institute’s work is based on the fundamental belief that the world is filled with ideas and leaders capable of making transformational changes. Furthermore, transformational changes can only occur when people are willing to take risks, collaborate, invoke curiosity, and practice inclusiveness. In carrying out our own mission, Illumination Institute embraces the following values:

We believe that leadership takes courage — a willingness to take risks in the pursuit of transformational change. We aspire to be courageous by stepping into the arena, speaking truth about issues of critical importance, and challenging leaders to be daring as they work to make an organizational impact.

We believe that works–both big and small–should be conducted with compassion. We aspire to incorporate compassion throughout our work inside and outside of the organization.

We believe in the value and necessity of working with others and achieving together. We aspire to bring a collaborative spirit and strategy to all that we do, learning from the insights and individuals of different backgrounds and disciplines.

We believe that transformational changes require curiosity about the future, a willingness to challenge contemporary understanding, and a commitment to learning and implementing. We aspire to be curious in the work that we do, and we believe everyone can contribute to the advancement of social good.

We believe that in order to achieve our mission and honor our values, we must embrace diversity, inclusion, and equity in sincere and earnest ways. We aspire to be inclusive in the way that we engage and learn from friends, partners, and communities to model our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity in all that we do.