Fulcrum’s Board of Trustees approved a five-year strategic plan for the foundation on Oct. 5, ushering in a new era for Fulcrum. The plan seeks to improve how Fulcrum serves Catholic schools, students, and educators in Western Washington.
“Fulcrum is building on a very strong foundation. The organization has experienced tremendous growth over the past 20 years, has capable leadership in place, and has successfully assisted our Catholic schools through the pandemic. The strategic plan is all about building on this to position Fulcrum to make an even greater impact on our Catholic schools,” said Regan Hurley, Fulcrum board member and co-chair of the Strategic Planning Task Force.
The plan outlines strategic pillars to guide Fulcrum in the coming years. The pillars include identifying and funding programs that align with Fulcrum’s mission, growing funds to increase access to Catholic schools, and investing in building leadership capacity initiatives.
“The world is changing in so many ways, so the strategic plan effort came at a very good time,” said Mike Ronan, Fulcrum board member and co-chair of the Strategic Planning Task Force. “Fulcrum has been reflecting on its mission, vision, and values, and pushing itself to be the adaptive, inclusive, and future-facing support that our schools, students, families, and communities need to develop future leaders through Catholic education. Our task has been to meet this evolving environment in a more thoughtful and equitable way.”
The strategic planning process began in the fall of 2020, under the leadership of the executive committee and the Fulcrum leadership team. Together, the Strategic Planning Task Force sought to clearly define the foundation’s values, priorities, and goals, setting up Fulcrum for success in the years to come.
“There’s a quote that has guided us through this process and has stuck with me,” said Mike. “It goes: ‘Everyone should be able to receive a Catholic school education. Not because they are Catholic, but because we are Catholic.’”