“My vision is to develop a community of ethical leaders who collaboratively accomplish good and noble ends. A good community is comprised of more than one generation; embraces transcending values that esteem each citizen; and creates a sense of oneness, where individuals set aside personal gain, benefit or goal for the sake of the group.”
– Dr. John L. Blackburn
The mission of the Blackburn Institute is to develop a network of diverse leaders who understand the challenges facing the state of Alabama and the nation and who are committed to serving as agents of positive change.
In working to fulfill this mission, the Blackburn Institute is guided by four overarching values: