The best quote to sum up who the Claver Foundation is comes from Margaret Mead..."Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed (Clavers) can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
Headquarter in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Foundation is directed by a Board of Trustees. The Board appoints members to and provides financial support and oversight. The work of the Foundation benefits mankind by addressing issues critical to the advancement of education, health and welfare and charitable works. Supporters of the Foundation can feel confident that the Foundation is working to serve their needs and help protect the financial well-being of their gift.
In January 2015 Mr. Grant Jones became the Executive Director succeeding Mr. William T. Everette, Jr. Mr. Everette of New Orleans served as the Executive Director from 2010 until January 2015 and was elected in 2015 to become a member of the Board of Directors. Also elected to the Board was Mrs. Janice Williams Taylor of Houston Texas. Mrs. Taylor brings a wide range of business skills and experiences to the Board.
To be the charitable arm of the Knights of Peter Claver Inc. by providing programs and projects to build strong equity while enhancing the value of the current programs through excellence in performance and good governance.
The Claver Foundation aims to find smart people who will effectively identify the needs of our community and respond to those needs. We believe that excellence honors God and inspires people. Therefore we rentlessly pursue excellence in all we do.
We will establish accoutability in our operations and or philanthropic endeavors will be reflected in our annual returns and corporate budget.
We desire to leave the world a better place than we found it.
We strive to improve the quality of life for our members and their communites.
We will actively engage individuals, corporations, public policy makers and communities to achieve our goals.
We will act with absolute integrity and realiability.
We will uphold the dignity of all people.
We will deliver all of our promises to our valued supporters.
We will build the next generation of Foundation Leaders.