Shriners Strategic Plan
INTRODUCTION - May 30, 2006
In today's competitive
marketplace, all major corporations, whether for profit or
charitable, must operate from the vision of a flexible strategic
The Shrine of North America,
an internationally renowned fraternity, and the governing force
behind Shriners Hospitals for Children in the United States,
Canada and Mexico, is no exception. It recognizes the competitive
forces vying for men's time, leadership, and humanitarian
commitment in today's global society. In addition, the corporation
recognizes the need to examine its own internal demands — fiscal,
structural and organizational.
It has designed a set of
core strategies, including the strategic process necessary to meet
and progressively integrate the challenges and rapid changes
expected in the coming years.
Since 1872, the Shrine of
North America has provided a fraternal organization, coupled with
its charitable outreach opportunities, which has attracted men of
good character, and united them in a spirit of fun, fellowship and
social camaraderie. Our Shrine Temple system continues to
encourage personal growth through the perpetuation of moral
values, leadership opportunity, family involvement, and service to
children and young adults with neuromusculoskeletal conditions,
burn injuries, and certain other special health care needs.
This strategic plan is
designed to set in place, at all levels of the Shrine
organization, the mechanisms, structure and programs necessary to
support the fundamental mission of the Shrine, which is to
continue its preeminence as the most recognized and effective
fraternity in North America.
Sam Hornish Jr.,
Indy 500 winner and Shriner!
Noble Sam Hornish Jr.
of Zenobia Shriners, winner of the 90th Indianapolis 500, is a
big booster of Shriners Hospitals and patients such as Jamie
Tajblik of the Chicago Hospital.
Sam Hornish Jr.,
passed rookie driver
Marco Andretti in the final lap to win the
90th Indianapolis 500 on May 28th, 2006. Hornish, 24, of
Bryan, Ohio, is a Noble of
Shriners in Toledo, Ohio,
following in the footsteps of his father, Sam Hornish Sr., who
also is a Noble. In 2003, Hornish joined a growing list of
celebrities who support Shriners Hospitals. He has recorded public
service announcements on behalf of
for radio and TV stations in North America. As a result of the
monumental victory at the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway,
Hornish has solidified his stature as one of the best
drivers in America. He combines the blinding speed of youth with
the patience of an experienced veteran.