Values

Values

The Ausherman Family Foundation values organizations and entrepreneurs who possess a range of character attributes which we believe are important to achieving our mission. These attributes include:

  • Aesthetic Sensitivity: Bringing beauty and harmony to people, places, and events, and making the commonplace more attractive.
  • Caring: Having an active expression of concern for and empathy with others.
  • Community Service: Giving time and talent, with no expectation of reward, to projects that benefit individuals or communities.
  • Competence: Being resourceful, skilled, and having the capacity to complete commitments.
  • Dedication: Being selflessly devoted to the cause at hand.
  • Dependability: Following through on commitments.
  • Enthusiasm:  Bringing an infectious zest for life to everything.
  • Fun: Appreciating activities that are enjoyable or amusing.
  • Integrity: Being honest and doing the right thing, even when it is costly and no one is looking.
  • Passion: Having boundless enthusiasm for a cause, ideal, or goal – and sustaining perseverance in furthering or achieving it.
  • Planning and Organizing: Working toward short- and long-term goals with clearly stated directions, associated policies, and procedures.
  • Respect: Honoring others’ differences.
  • Results-Oriented: Achieving tangible, measurable results in a cost-effective way, i.e., social return on investment.
  • Self-Reliance: Working hard and doing everything possible to bring about desired goals.
  • Strategic Risk-Taking: Initiating opportunities and taking commensurate calculated risks.
  • Theoretical Strength: Developing a conceptual framework based on knowledge and information.