Who We Are

Our Mission

The Brinson Foundation is a privately funded philanthropic organization that provides an opportunity to focus our family’s common interests in encouraging personal initiative, advancing individual freedoms & liberties and positively contributing to society in the areas of education and scientific research.

Our Vision

We envision a society that cares for all of its members and endeavors to enhance individual self-worth and dignity. We also envision a world where every individual is a valued and productive member of society, where all people are committed to improving their lives and the quality of their environments.

Our Beliefs

  • There are no higher values than integrity, truth and honesty.
  • Strong, collegial and collaborative relationships with grantees are central to effective philanthropy.
  • Individuals, families and communities are best positioned to define and solve their own problems.
  • Sustainable, long-term solutions to societal problems require comprehensive and multi-disciplined approaches.
  • Programs that rely on the incentives of the free enterprise system provide significant potential for long-term success and sustainability and have many advantages over government programs.
  • Initiatives that pursue preventative measures rather than the treatment of existing symptoms offer greater opportunities for long-term impact.
  • Sustainable, long-term solutions to societal problems require comprehensive and multi-disciplined approaches.
  • Programs that rely on the incentives of the free enterprise system provide significant potential for long-term success and sustainability and have many advantages over government programs.
  • Initiatives that pursue preventative measures rather than the treatment of existing symptoms offer greater opportunities for long-term impact.

Board of Directors

Gary P. Brinson, CFA
Suzann A. Brinson
Monique B. Demery
Thomas R. Demery
Tally S. Melone

Staff

Christy Uchida | President
Jamie B. Bender | Senior Program Officer
Janice Lombardo | Program Officer
Harriett Edmonds | Grants Manager

Consultant/Advisor

James D. Parsons | Senior Advisor