Who We Are
We Are Friends Foundation
We live in a global world. As the traditional borders collapse and people of different cultures have opportunities to interact, we see friendship will be a catalyst to strengthen those interconnected ties for future generations. We seek to promote friendship and share the values and system of democracy, justice, freedom, and pioneering spirit among global citizens. We are hopeful that friends who share such beliefs, as well as common awareness in the global context, are better prepared to become effective and active forces in leading initiatives that have positive transformational impact.
We believe that friendship connects and engages people to transcend cultural and national boundaries. The connecting power of friendship is quintessential for creating open, inclusive, just and democratic societies.
To make friends globally who:
Embody democratic values and principles
Promote social peace
Advocate harmony among diverse cultures
Advance the progress in life quality
Nurture mutual friendship
We aspire to be an active agent in fostering democratic values and spirits. We seek to inspire, empower and engage people to become global citizens and friends that create:
We Are Friends Foundation (the Foundation) seeks to integrate the enduring mission and values of the Foundation with a team of motivated and dedicated professional staff. Our management committee provides strategic leadership and coordination for all the Foundation’s initiatives and activities.
Board of Trustees and Officers of the Foundation provide leadership and are comprised of people who are distinguished leaders in their respective fields.
Management & Staff
Our team of management members and staff work in collaborative fashion and is responsible for day-to-day operational execution of the Foundation’s work. Our team works hard to achieve high impact in all of our programs and maintain commitment to high integrity in everything we do.
We benefit from external members who join our advisory board. We have a growing list of advisors who share our goals and contribute to the Foundation in many different ways. For example, they provide subject matter expertise, participate in programs, as well as give guiding voice to the direction of the Foundation.
How We Operate
The Foundation is governed by a set of policies, charters, and bylaws.
Finances and Investment Assets
We have growing investment assets that are geared to making superior programs that support our mission.
Our team wants all participating friends to have a positive and meaningful experience dealing with the Foundation.
We are committed to being good financial stewards and to evaluating the effectiveness of our programs.
Diversity and Effectiveness in Program
Our Foundation is committed to providing effective programs to people from diverse cultures and backgrounds. We are also committed to ensuring that the Foundation benefits from diverse voices and leadership.
Our staff work and conduct operations out of two locations in the USA:
10G Street, N.E., Suite 710
Washington, D.C. 2002
Las Vegas Office
2300 W. Sahara Ave., Suite 800
Las Vegas, NV 89102