How we work is just as important as what we do. As our team comes together to drive change, we are centered by our core values that guide everything we do.
PUT CHILDREN FIRST
Our investments must make a measurable difference in children’s lives — in better health, better education, and the capacity to thrive as adults.
EXPERIENCE THE REALITY
We base our investments on a sound, business-minded, and experiential appreciation of the on-the-ground situation. We believe that ideas and money are the easy part, hands-on execution is the difference.
We have a sense of urgency about our work. We believe in learning by doing.
We attract top talent and creative problem solvers who recognize opportunities and drive for results. We provide mentorship and leadership development opportunities.
We feel an obligation to find the most effective use of funds. We want to know whether our work is having a positive impact on children’s lives. We do this without defensiveness in order to make us better.
We understand that every team member engages with our work from their own perspective. These diverse perspectives help us make a greater impact. Below are just a few examples of what it means to work at the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation.
For me, working at the Dell Foundation has given me the opportunity to contribute my experience in technology and leadership to impact the lives of students and teachers directly and meaningfully by empowering them with real-time, actionable data. I feel so proud to be a part of what the Foundation does for students and schools every day!
Michael Minuto, Technical Program Manager, Data Driven Education
I love problem solving, and my role at the foundation provides me with the incredible opportunity to work with the smartest and most passionate team members and partners to find scalable solutions that support low-income South Africans into earning opportunities. It’s a privilege to work on one of the toughest challenges facing my country every day.
Ona Meyer, Program Manager, Youth Employment
What grounds our work at the foundation is the idea that everyone deserves opportunity. Bringing that vision to life calls for a lot of imagination, hope, and good solid data – not to mention the partnerships that make it all possible. And what that means for me is that every day, I get to work alongside people who choose to lend their talents to make this vision a reality.
Kimberly Kohan, Communications Manager
I come from a country where poverty and inequality are deep-rooted and part of everyday life. The Dell Foundation has given me the platform to go deep into the problem and be part of long-term solutions. I’m incredibly lucky to have this opportunity!
Samar Bajaj, Director, India
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We are a diverse team with unique perspectives. United in our mission, our purpose, and our culture. Driven by our ambition to identify, create, and enhance opportunities for the people we serve. Unwavering in our commitment to trust and uplift one another.