As an AARP affiliated organization, AARP Foundation subscribes to the AARP definition of diversity.
Diversity has been a core value of AARP from its beginnings in championing the rights of underserved retired teachers. Though our mission has grown, our core values and motto of "What We Do, We Do for All" remain the same. As an organization and as an employer, AARP and its affiliates value the broad diversity of its membership, donors, volunteers and workforce, and strive to lead through example by championing the rights and fulfilling the needs and desires of all people. AARP seeks to attract a membership, donors and volunteers as diverse as America itself — and a workforce with the diversity of talent, abilities and life experience to serve them.
AARP subscribes to the Malcolm Baldrige definition of diversity, which refers to valuing and benefiting from personal differences. These differences address many variables; including race, religion, color, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age and generational preferences, education, geographic origin, and skill characteristics; as well as differences in ideas, thinking, academic disciplines and perspectives.