Vision, Mission & Values


Rochester becomes a highly attractive city for individuals of African descent to live in, and GIB Foundation becomes regarded as Rochester's leading organization for elevating individuals of African descent whereby their abilities/skills, contributions, and potential are recognized, celebrated, nurtured, and utilized in a fair and equitable manner.


Improve the quality of life for individuals of African descent, their families, and the overall Community in the Greater Rochester Metropolitan Area by providing direct resources in the areas of healthy living awareness, economic development, leadership development, and advancement of education, and act as a catalyst for the creation and development of a network of strategic partners focused on positively affecting their wellbeing now and laying a foundation for success in the future.

Values, Principles & Guidelines

In pursuit of our Vision and Mission, we will operate in the following manner:

+ We shall strive to experience continuous growth in beneficial community services and financial resources

+ We shall maintain a favorable operating environment that encourages prudent risk taking, innovation, and creativity with emphasis on learning from our experiences.

+ We shall operate our organization in a way that will encourage, recognize, and reward superior performance for both affiliated and non-affiliated individuals within our Community and thereby inspire others to maximize their human potential to achieve.

+ We shall communicate honestly and openly without misrepresentation and not use organizational resources for personal benefit.

+ We shall collaborate with our strategic partners, volunteers, and paid suppliers of products and services as key members of our extended team in a fair and equitable manner.

+ We shall maintain a positive operating environment for all stakeholders engaged in our organization and act with mutual respect regardless of our status in life, and without regard to race, religion, age, ethnic background, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, veteran status, disability, or other legally protected status.

+ We shall ensure that all confidential information is not disclosed inappropriately and respect the privacy rights of all individuals.

+ We shall fully comply with all laws and regulations that apply to the corporation and its affiliates.

+ We shall operate as a socially responsible organization with high regard for people and the planet and work diligently to create a better Rochester for us, our families, and our Community.

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Upcoming Events

  • 9
  • May

Eighth Annual Recognition Program

Silent Auction 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Event Luncheon 12:00pm to 1:30pm Hyatt Regency Rochester Hotel - 125 E Main Street. - Rochester NY 14604

Sponsorship Ad Information - click hereWe plan to host this year’s Recognition Program on Thursday, May 9, 2024. The program will be conducted between 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM.

  • 13
  • Mar

Spelman College Glee Club Concert

6:30pm 1050 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607, USA

The Glee Club is the premier performance organization for the College and sings for most campus events. It has had the unique opportunity to perform with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, a world- renowned opera singer Jessye Norman, and as a part of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.

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