Lois and Richard England originally conceived of the family foundation to accomplish a variety of philanthropic goals and to encourage their children to become involved in grantmaking. All three children, along with their spouses, contributed to the founding of the Foundation. All currently serve on the Board of Directors and hope to include their own children and grandchildren as the foundation evolves. It was Lois and Dick's sincere hope that future generations of trustees will remain committed to the integrity and goals of their original mission. The England children are very grateful to their parents for providing the wealth to fund the foundation, as well as for their inspiring examples of integrity and charitable giving.

Dick was, and Lois continues to be passionate about their responsibilities as philanthropists. Their energy and determination to live generously and create opportunities for others was boundless. To assist it throughout the grantmaking selection and award process, the Foundation has retained the services of consultants specializing in their selected areas of interest. These advisors research, plan and assist the family with important grantmaking decisions.