our roots

While our organization continues to grow, we are ever committed to the guiding purpose & values set by our founder, Virginia Gilmore, in 2002.

From our founder: Ginny Gilmore

Vitally important work for stronger communities and a more caring world.

As founder of Sophia, it is a privilege to welcome you to this website as a way to learn more about this organization and it’s learning programs that can change your life! By your visit to this website, it’s clear you have an interest in living a life that is meaningful and reflective of what you care about the most.

By working with very dedicated and gifted people for 15+ years to form Sophia’s vision, mission, values and operating principles, I developed confidence in those roots as a strong foundation of wisdom for those in Sophia leadership today. This confidence supported my decision to complete my time as President and Board member of Sophia in 2016 – asking the current leadership to move the organization and its vitally important work forward in ways they create to best serve caring individuals, families, and communities.

Every next level of your life will demand a different you.

It is now my great privilege and honor to serve Sophia as a wisdom leader and advisor, along with many other very gifted colleagues around the country who continue to learn, grow and inspire one another. Sophia gives us the opportunity to share our networks and participate in a continued dialogue that supports best practices of leadership in ways that reflect our most impactful learning in our work and in our lives.

I am very grateful to have founded Sophia, and even more grateful for those who are now so courageously taking it forward. I encourage you to find out more about what this organization is offering to you, and sign up for some of the most important learning of your life through one of Sophia’s outstanding programs.

I can promise you…

Sophia will make a difference for you in more ways than you may now imagine! You will be taking one of the best steps you can to participate in creating caring community wherever you may live and serve.

Love & hope to all,
Ginny

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