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About the Foundation for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Institute for Performance Excellence

The Baldrige Foundation is the private-sector partner of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP), a federal program in the National Institute of Standards and Technology within the Department of Commerce. The Mission of the Baldrige Foundation is to ensure the long-term financial growth and viability of BPEP, and to support organizational performance excellence.

The Institute for Performance Excellence is a thought leader on performance excellence, leadership, and management. Our team carries out this mission in a number of ways: undertaking research projects, hosting conferences and activities, conducting executive-level training, and publishing and distributing a wide variety of educational materials. Its mission is to improve the practice of leadership and management in pursuit of performance excellence and its impact in an ever-changing world.

To learn more about the Baldrige Foundation or the Institute for Performance Excellence, please contact Al Faber, President and CEO, at (202) 559-9159 or