Poet, author and civil rights activist Maya Angelou said, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” We've been considering these words of wisdom as we unpack how our approach must continue to evolve.
The year 2020 taught us that we could do things differently. It revealed that to do things differently, we must analyze – and sometimes disrupt – our own ways of thinking, being and doing. Most importantly, it taught us that we do know better. Now, we must do better.
Our approach for responding to community needs in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic has been to open as many doors as possible. Like many foundations, we increased our