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Statement of Diversity and Inclusion

The mission of Mounts Botanical Garden is to inspire and educate through nature. Our mission is most effectively fulfilled through a commitment to inclusiveness as a core value and practice. Mounts Botanical Garden celebrates diversity in all forms. Our commitment to inclusion and diversity guides our decisions on staffing, programming, outreach and communications. We strive to inspire and educate through freedom of expression and acceptance of different points of view.

Building and sustaining diversity requires an ongoing commitment to inclusion that must find full expression in our organizational culture, values, norms, and behaviors. Throughout our work, we support diversity across all characteristics that make people unique including race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, family and  marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, language, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, socio-economic status, and veteran status. We aim to lead by example, viewing and encouraging diversity as a fundamental and abiding strength of public gardens in South Florida.

Mounts Botanical Garden recognizes that its effectiveness will be enhanced and its mission well served when the practice of inclusion is reflected in all aspects of the organization and specifically when:

Board Membership

Our Board of Trustees reflects the rich and growing diversity of Palm Beach County.

Programming

We create and implement programs using our awareness of cultural and social differences and treat all clients with respect. We seek input from staff at all levels of the organization and work with a diverse group of stakeholders to ensure that our programs are inclusive.

Employment

Our staffing at every level of the organization is reflective of Palm Beach County’s diverse communities. Associated recruitment and hiring practices reflect a commitment to the value of inclusion. We foster a workplace that respects each individual, seeks and values diverse perspectives, and ensures each employee can actively contribute to fulfilling the organization’s mission.

Donors

We share our commitment to inclusion as a core value and practice with current and potential donors and encourage donors to consider and embrace these values.

Mounts Botanical Garden hopes that its demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion represents an organizational standard for the nonprofit sector.