Our Mission

Foster wholeness in mind, body, spirit, and community by developing authentic leaders and supporting transformative programs serving the common good.

Our Guiding Philosophy

Invest in people, programs, and initiatives that further the mission of the George Family Foundation and help build the communities in which we live.

We believe in sharing the blessings we have received and in celebrating the spiritual reciprocity that exists between donors and receivers working collaboratively to make the world a better place.

Building a Lasting Legacy

Penny and Bill George founded the George Family Foundation in 1994 to share the blessings they have received in ways that make a lasting mark.

Penny and Bill were both raised in strong spiritual traditions where sharing one's gifts and giving back were an integral part of life. Penny's family lineage includes ministers and doctors, including her father, who was a general surgeon. As a psychologist and as a breast cancer survivor, being healthy in mind, body, and spirit is at the core of who Penny is and how she was raised. Looking at people holistically is something that she’s always done in her personal and professional life. In Bill’s earliest memories, he recalls wanting to be a values-centered leader who could make a difference in the world. Family has always been central to their lives.

Penny and Bill continue to be actively involved in the Foundation’s work. The Foundation’s legacy of serving the common good will continue for years to come through the leadership of Penny and Bill’s sons, Jeff and Jon George, who serve on the Board of Directors.