It’s been a very busy summer at Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass! We have been working on strategic planning for our bright future. With our strategic planning partners Benefactor Group, a firm specializing in museum and non-profit planning, we have created a new mission and vision that reflects our forward trajectory both reaffirming and celebrating our commitment to glass. Our new mission approved by the Board of Directors at the May meeting is:
We provide extraordinary glass experiences to spark fun, kindle creativity, and illuminate learning for all.
And our new vision: The global gathering place where lives are enriched and transformed by glass.
We are so thankful to members of the community, museum members, board, volunteers, and staff for providing feedback to shape our new mission and vision.
Alongside our new mission and vision, we have been working with our partner Fox Valley Technical College and Rayon Brown, their Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/ Chief Diversity Officer to create the first definition of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access, and Belonging for our museum.
Our Community Commitment:
Diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and belonging are core principles at Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass. We recognize the need for ongoing commitment to creating an authentic space, accessible and welcoming to all. We envision a place where all people can participate in exciting discoveries in glass without regard to their personal characteristics or identities. Our core principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and belonging extend to all we do as an organization. We strive to be positive stewards of the ancestral lands on which we operate.
We thank Rayon Brown, Fox Valley Technical College, and the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region for their collaborative spirit and partnership in our commitment to our community.
More exciting news to reveal coming soon regarding our strategic work to create a bright future for our museum and community. In the meantime, please visit often this summer, we have lots of fun programming, new exhibitions, and gorgeous views to entice you to come see us!
Amy G. Moorefield