When corporations have a vision bigger than their profit and loss statement, amazing things can happen. BNI is one such corporation and Beth and Ivan Misner have set the bar high for their philanthropic impact in the world. Started by the Misners in 1998, the BNI Foundation focuses on mobilizing resources to give kids around the world quality education through the Business Voices initiative. BNI believes this is one of the best ways to have a positive impact on the world’s business climate.

The Misners’ personal philosophy of Givers Gain® is shared by the members of BNI—it is not simply a catch phrase. As evidence of this, Business Voices is bringing the business community together to adopt schools, support teachers, and pour into kids. The BNI Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, raises money to build schools and awards mini-grants to hundreds of teachers in the countries where BNI operates. The BNI Foundation has also sponsored many business education projects with strategic alliance partner, Junior Achievement.

JA Finance Park – BNI Foundation Grant Recipient

The BNI Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Board members and roles are:

Jeff Stay, Board Chair

Andy Hart, Board Vice Chair

Beth Misner, Board Secretary

Michael Walchonski, Board Treasurer

Graham Weihmiller, Board Member