The Foundation of the Florida Sterling Council
In 1992, Governor Lawton Chiles established the Florida Sterling Council (FSC) to recognize organizations exhibiting performance excellence attributes throughout the State of Florida. The Florida Sterling Council was endorsed by Governor Buddy MacKay, Governor Jeb Bush, Governor Charlie Crist, Governor Rick Scott, and Governor Ron DeSantis. The Florida Sterling Council is a 501(c)3 not-for profit corporation registered with the Florida Secretary of State and in compliance with all IRS requirements.
The primary purpose of the Foundation is to further the mission of the Florida Sterling Council, which is to “elevate organizational performance excellence.” The Foundation provides the Florida Sterling Council with the means to accomplish the following objectives: raise sufficient funds to support a foundation to supplement the assessment processes; oversee the investment and management of Foundation funds; identify fundraising goals and approve associated funding requirements for subsequent years to contribute to the long-term sustainability of the assessment processes; and review Foundation accomplishments. The Foundation will not supplement or fund salaries of FSC employees.
The Foundation will solicit funds from a broad cross-section of organizations throughout the state of Florida. The items below define the purpose, guiding principles, leadership structure, and financial policies which will be used to ensure proper accountability for the Foundation.
The mission of the Foundation for the Florida Sterling Council (the “Foundation”) is to promote and support organizational performance excellence in the State of Florida through the Florida Sterling Council performance management assessment and improvement processes.
The Foundation provides all sectors of the State of Florida with a means of accomplishing the following objectives:
- Raise sufficient funds which will supplement the assessment processes
- Oversee the investment of foundation funds
- Identify fundraising goals and approve associated funding requirements for subsequent years to contribute to the long-term sustainability of the assessment processes
- Review Foundation accomplishments
The Guiding Principles outline the expected behaviors of good governance; stewardship; accountability and communication; respect and integrity; and assurances of the use of private philanthropic funds for the good of the Foundation of the Florida Sterling Council.
Donations and Contributions
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Foundation Donations in Memory of Sterling Chairman Emeritus, John A. Pieno, Jr.
If you would like to honor John Pieno’s legacy, we invite to you make a donation in his honor to the Sterling Foundation.
You may make a donation through this special “GoFundMe” https://gofund.me/49aff499 campaign or you can send a check to the Sterling Foundation, P.O. Box 13907 Tallahassee, FL 32317.