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OHSU Foundation Core Values

Every relationship we cultivate, every gift we secure, every action we take advances OHSU’s mission for excellence in education, research and scholarship, clinical practice and community service.

We are in service to a healthier future for all.


We act on our commitment to OHSU’s vision, mission and values. We engage our OHSU partners, donors and others to support programs and policies that improve health for all Oregonians and beyond, and together we collaborate to ignite the power of philanthropy to advance OHSU’s education, research and health care missions.


We honor the value of all people through our work and relationships. We show respect and kindness to our team members, donors, partners and others, which contributes to an equitable and supportive environment where all can thrive and feel a sense of belonging.


We are committed to being a deliberately anti-racist organization, centering the people who are impacted by our decisions, advocating for equitable access to health care and prioritizing equitable outcomes in our decision-making. We foster an environment of belonging. We appreciate and respect the differences across our teams, donors, partners and the vast communities impacted by our work.


We emphasize transparency and accountability in every decision and action to build trust and credibility with our teams, donors, OHSU partners and the communities in which we live and work. We are dedicated to maximizing the impact of donor intent by being responsible stewards of the resources that have been entrusted to us.


We are better together. We ignite the power of philanthropy in partnership with our teams, OHSU and our donors by integrating our work and expanding on our strengths. We all succeed when we each succeed.


Our greatest successes are measured by the impact they create — the lives improved and saved through OHSU’s services throughout Oregon and beyond. We are committed to understanding and honoring donor intent to advance the missions of OHSU. Together, we address the societal issues that impede health.

You are an integral part of the mission to transform health care. The work you do helps save lives and gives hope. These values will guide your journey.