The Maryland Performance Excellence Foundation (MPEF) is a tax-exempt, charitable organization that serves the people and organizations of Maryland by advancing performance excellence through education and training on the Baldrige National Quality Program, administered by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
The Foundation managed the Maryland Performance Excellence Awards (MPEA) program which from 1985-2015 provided feedback for nearly 200 applications submitted by Maryland organizations, trained thousands of individuals in the theory and application of the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence, and trained more than 1000 volunteer Examiners in how to assess written applications and provide meaningful feedback to the applicant organizations.
Maryland Performance Excellence Foundation, Inc.
Dr. LaWanda Green Burwell
We serve the people and organizations of Maryland by advancing performance excellence through education and training, leadership and advocacy, networking and sharing of best practices.
Maryland is home to the nation’s highest performing organizations, elevating the quality of life for all who live and work here.
Values Statement: The Maryland Performance Excellence Foundation values leadership that drives the development of a performance excellence culture. We are guided by our commitment to share lessons learned and best practices of the Baldrige framework and to improve the quality of life for those who live and work in Maryland. We achieve our mission through our commitment to the following Values:
The Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence is a management tool for high-performing organizations which provides a comprehensive approach to leadership strategic planning; customer/market focus; measurement, analysis and knowledge management; workforce focus; and the management of processes—all with a goal for data-driven results. The criteria are adaptive and can be used by large and small organizations, manufacturers and service providers, health care and educational institutions, and private and public sector organizations.
Why use the Criteria?
In short, using the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence to improve your organization makes good “business” sense.
Blogrige, the official blog of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, shares practical guidance, success stories, examples, and inspiration on how Baldrige resources can support your long-term success, whether your organization is large or small, has one site or worldwide locations, and is just getting started or continuously improving. This is the link to the official Baldrige Blog.
We invite you and/or your organization to join us as a Partner in Excellence to support the continuance of our efforts to serve the people and organizations of Maryland by advancing performance excellence through education and training, leadership and advocacy, networking and sharing of best practices, assessment and feedback, and recognition. As a nonprofit, charitable organization, the Foundation needs the support or many individuals and organizations to accomplish its mission, vision and values and to continue helping organizations improve their processes, accomplish outstanding results, increase their sustainability and achieve world-class status.
Please complete the donation form below and submit it to the Foundation as soon as possible. Payment will be accepted by check (mail to the Foundation) and PayPal (use the PayPal button). To use these payment options, you need not have a PayPal account to use the PayPal payment option).
Questions regarding the Foundation and/or donations may be directed to David Fern at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Foundation is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organizations and contributions are tax deductible. Partners in Excellence will be recognized in the following donor categories:
Under $100 – Stakeholders
$100 – $499 – Trendsetters
$500 – $999 – Innovators
$1000 – $2499 – Sustainers
$2500 – $4999 – Partners
$5000 – $9999 – Leaders
$10,000 & Over – Visionaries
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