Friday, February 04, 2011
Founded in 1985 by community activists and physicians, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) is a local and national leader in the fight against HIV/AIDS. We collaborate with community organizations to develop and improve HIV/AIDS services; fund and coordinate prevention, care, and advocacy projects; and champion effective, compassionate HIV/AIDS policy.
AFC is built on a foundation of widely shared values. These values include:
- Commitment to our mission
- Confidentiality and empowerment through self-determination
- Respect for the worth and dignity of all individuals, especially those living with HIV/AIDS
- Accountability to all stakeholders
- Inclusiveness and social justice
- Respect for pluralism and diversity
- Transparency, integrity and honesty
- Responsible stewardship of human and financial resources
- Commitment to excellence and to maintaining the public trust
These values lead directly to the Code of Ethics that follows. The values inform and guide the way we—AFC’s board members, staff, and volunteers—should perform our responsibilities when acting on behalf of the organization.