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Foundation for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award


The Foundation for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award was created to provide the private sector a means of accomplishing the following Award objectives: raise sufficient funds to establish an endowment which, when supplemented by fees from Award applicants, would permanently fund the Program; oversee the investment of endowment funds; review Program accomplishments; disburse required funds to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); and review the plan and approve associated funds requirements for subsequent years to ensure a successful Award program.

The Foundation has no oversight of the Baldrige program and has no involvement in the award process.

Originally, three types of organizations were eligible: manufacturers, service companies and small businesses. In 1998, the President and the U.S. Congress approved legislation that made education and health care organizations eligible to participate in the Award Program in 1999. In 2006 the President and the U.S. Congress approved legislation that made nonprofit organizations (including charities, trade and professional organizations, and government agencies) eligible to participate in the Award Program in 2007. The Award promotes excellence in organizational performance, recognizes the achievements and results of U.S. organizations, and publicizes successful performance strategies. The Award is not given for specific products or services.

Leaders of prominent organizations have been selected to serve as Foundation Trustees to ensure that the Foundation’s objectives of supporting the Award process are accomplished. In addition, a broad cross-section of organizations from throughout the United States provide financial support to the Foundation.

For information regarding the Baldrige Foundation, visit The Foundation for the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award Inc. Web site.

Foundation Officers

Immediate Past Chair 
Debbie J. Collard
Director,
Airplane Development Business,
Operations Commercial Airplanes
Boeing Company

Chair
P. George Benson, Ph.D.
President
College of Charleston
Secretary
Anne L. Bryant
Executive Director, Emeritus
(Retired)
National School Boards Association

Board of Directors

Letitia Baldrige (in memoriam)
Letitia Baldrige Enterprises
Kathryn K. Eggleston
President
Richland College
Frank Fusco
Executive Director (Retired)
South Carolina Budget and Control Board

 
 
G. Richard Hastings President and CEO
(Retired)
Saint Luke's Health System
Malcolm B. Hollensteiner
Director, Retail Lending Sales
TD Bank
Paul G. Kuchuris, Jr.
President
Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME)

 
 
Susan Sarfati, CAE
President/CEO
High Performance Strategies
E. David Spong, PhD
President (Retired)
Boeing Aerospace Support
W. Paul Worstell
President/CEO (Retired)
PRO-TEC Coating Co.

 
 

Executive Director

Vacant