After a ten-month process coordinated by consultants Edward F. Swenson & Associates, Inc., the Board of Trustees of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation approved a five-year strategic plan at its meeting on November 6, 2012. The process of developing the plan included discussions with the Board of Trustees, interviews with stakeholders of the Bar Foundation, active involvement of a Strategic Planning Steering Committee, extensive materials review as well as ongoing input from staff and Board leadership.
The plan is structured to be used as a working document that will help guide the Bar Foundation’s work. President Wendy Beetlestone noted, “The Steering Committee and I believe this is a strong plan. The goals and objectives consider the Bar Foundation’s environment and outline a practical as well as an aspirational course for the Bar Foundation to follow.”