Vision & Mission

Our mission is to be a catalyst for positive and lasting change leading to healthier environments and communities.

Vision & Mission

A world-class conference center contributing in significant ways to more sustainable solutions.

To be a catalyst for environmental and community solutions using leading-edge convening models in a unique, world-class conference center.

Message from our Chairman Helen Johnson-Leipold

The Johnson family's people-focused values have guided the way we run our businesses and the causes we have championed for five generations. Central to these is our commitment to helping ensure a sustainable, healthy environment and a strong, vibrant local community. The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread reaffirms that commitment with its dedicated focus on convening meetings to bring forward new ideas and actionable solutions to the key ecological and regional challenges we face.

Frank Lloyd Wright's landmark Wingspread is the centerpiece and namesake of our conference center. Wingspread's iconic design is as innovative and relevant today as it was when it was built in 1939. Our goal is to create and host meetings that inspire solutions as creative and sustainable as Wright's design. That is why we welcome those with vastly differing perspectives on important issues in an intimate and stimulating environment where every voice is heard and respected. We firmly believe that from this tapestry of viewpoints will emerge a new, clearer roadmap to a better tomorrow for generations to come.

Helen Johnson-Leipold

Chairman, The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread