WHY WE INVESTED
Local business leaders are among the most trusted voices in America. With their extensive experience dealing with rising health care costs, collapsing infrastructure, outdated schools, and foreign competition, we believe that political leaders can learn much from them. Business Forward Foundation (BFF) is dedicated to helping local business leaders host roundtables, publish op-eds, work with local media, and organize Washington fly-ins in an effort to add to the political conversations around issues.
With the help of our grant, Business Forward Foundation will develop a group of surrogates in key states who are available to discuss the importance of tolerance and diversity and respond in real time to cultural events. Through calls, webinars, and events, BFF will identify, recruit, and train hundreds of local business leaders to provide rapid response support. BFF seeks to build awareness, identify champions, and promote best practices to educate the public and policymakers about the importance of respecting and protecting vulnerable communities within our country.