A Report on the Foundation’s Reflective Practice Engagement
Strategic Thinking for Community Transformation
Conclusion: The Alleghany Foundation is uniquely positioned to operate as a catalyst for positive change in the Alleghany Highlands. As part of Reflective Practice, the board of the Foundation engaged in analysis of the region’s history, assets, and challenges and explored a broad spectrum of philanthropic and strategic options. The board and staff now envision the Foundation as a proactive and strategic partner for local organizations and institutions in the region, focusing on economic transformation, educational attainment, community capacity, leadership and civic vitality, and health and wellness. Collectively, these five focus areas will provide the stepping stones to making the Alleghany Highlands a civically engaged, prosperous region that builds upon its assets to produce vigorous opportunities for all its residents to succeed.