Our Mission

The White House

Our Vision: Advance a legacy of leadership in our communities and to our nation.

Our Mission: The mission of the White House Fellows Foundation and Association is: 1) to ensure the continued robust experience and sterling reputation of the White House Fellowships, and 2) to mutually support one another and to encourage Fellows’ lifelong contributions to the public good.

Our Values:

  • Serve the nation with humility and selflessness.
  • Be a bedrock of integrity and empathy in every dealing.
  • Exemplify a spirit of non-partisanship, mentoring, and mutual support.
  • Pursue excellence in public service.

History of the White House Fellows Foundation and Association.  The White House Fellows Association was established in 1966 to serve as an alumni group for all former White House Fellows. The White House Fellows Foundation was established in 1969 to serve as the fiduciary agent for nongovernmental contributions for the support of the White House Fellows Program. In 2006, the two organizations were merged into the White House Fellows Foundation and Association (WHFFA).

The WHFFA provides significant financial support for the the White House Fellows Education Program and outreach/recruiting activities. The WHFFA sponsors an annual welcoming reception for the current class of White House Fellows and their Principals in the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. In addition, the WHFFA provides support to the White House Fellows Community that is typical of most alumni support organizations.

Additionally, the Foundation and Association provides former Fellows as mentors to the current class of White House Fellows, and organizes local, regional, and national programs supporting the WHF Education Program, to include an Annual Leadership Conference in Washington, DC. This meeting is typically held in October of each year. Membership in the Foundation and Association is limited to those who have successfully served as White House Fellows, members of the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships, and members of the Commission staff who administer the Fellowship Program on a day-to-day basis.