Causes: Leadership Development
Mission: To be the leader in helping illinois organizations achieve performance excellence through deployment of the baldrige criteria.
Programs: Education and outreach - the organization provides education and outreach initiatives to all illinois organizations, which are oriented towards helping organizations understand and implement the award's core concepts and to help them achieve performance excellence.
award for excellence - the organization recognizes illinois organizations that have been deemed exemplary in their pursuit of excellence. The award and award criteria were developed through the cooperation of large and small organizations, from the public and private sectors and is patterned after the malcolm baldrige national quality award. During 2014 there were 6 applicants that resulted in 1 recipient of the gold award, 3 recipients of the silver award and 2 recipients of the bronze award.