Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Reveals New Vision & Mission Statements
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Sep 2, 2020
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation recently adopted brand new Vision & Mission Statements to better reflect both the deep commitment toward Wright’s legacy and the ultimate forward-reaching impact on the world that his work and ideas contribute toward making life better and richer today and relevant well into the future.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is firmly grounded in Frank Lloyd Wright’s legacy: his principles, buildings, designs, and vision for the world. We are also deeply committed to sharing his work and ideas as a way to impact the world and make life better and richer today and into the future.
The difference we make for people and communities is at the forefront of what we do, so much so that the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation recently adopted brand new Vision & Mission Statements to highlight our impact:
VISION: In the words of Frank Lloyd Wright, “to make life more beautiful, the world a better one for living in, and to give reason, rhyme, and meaning to life.”
MISSION: The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation inspires people to discover and embrace an architecture for better living through meaningful connections to nature, the arts, and each other.
The new statements are the culmination of a collaboration of Foundation staff, members of our Board of Trustees, and community leaders. Through research funded by the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust’s AGILE program, the Foundation gathered data from recent visitors and those new to Wright’s legacy, staff, volunteers, Trustees, and experts in Wright’s work, to better understand how and why people want to engage with the Foundation. From this research, we crafted new Vision & Mission statements that are true to the Foundation’s legacy, while focusing on the needs of the communities we serve.
T.K. McClintock, Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, was part of the working group that developed the new mission. “The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Board of Trustees and staff share a passion with a worldwide audience for Wright’s work and the ways he changed how we build and live forever,” explains McClintock. “We also know that continuing to provide opportunities to experience his work and legacy teach us how to live with more beauty, purpose, happiness, and health, encouraging deeper investment in our communities. We are proud to introduce this new mission that expresses how we believe the incomparable resources of Taliesin West and Taliesin, along with Wright’s broader legacy, make a difference in our Arizona and Wisconsin communities and across the globe.”
As a mission-driven organization, everything we do is in support of these statements. Our work is focused on three primary groups of actions:
PRESERVING the buildings, landscapes, collections, and communities of Taliesin and Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s own homes and studios and the most personal expressions of his work, to provide experiences that will inspire and challenge visitors to build and live better.
EDUCATING a worldwide audience about the continued relevance of Wright’s architectural and cultural legacy through tours, exhibits, performances, school and youth programs, and digital engagement.
INFLUENCING the growth of architecture, design, and planning by collaborating with universities, scholars, practitioners, and industry at the intersection of nature and the built environment.
We know that, with your support, we can work together to achieve Wright’s vision “to make life more beautiful, the world a better one for living in, and to give reason, rhyme, and meaning to life.”
If you would like to show your support for our new Vision & Mission, and help us make a deeper impact on the world, there are many ways you can help:
Each purchase at the Frank Lloyd Wright Store supports the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s mission, including the preservation of Wright’s two homes and our STEAM education programs. Whether you shop in person at Taliesin West or on our online store, your purchases will make your life more beautiful and our world a better one for living in.
Your gift, large or small, helps us preserve the UNESCO World Heritage designated sites Taliesin and Taliesin West for future generations, educate the world on Wright’s cultural legacy, and to influence the growth of architecture, design, and planning.
As a member of the Foundation, you are an integral part of our continued preservation, education, and innovation efforts. Plus, you’ll receive numerous member benefits, including the award-winning Frank Lloyd Wright Quarterly magazine and a discount on purchases from the Frank Lloyd Wright Store.