More than four decades ago, Dr. John Sperling founded Apollo Education GroupSM with a mission of delivering unprecedented access to higher education, providing the opportunity for students of all ages to fulfill their personal potential and open doors to new and exciting career choices, helping these individuals improve their quality of life.

Dr. Sperling’s passion for changing our world remains unchanged, and Apollo Education Group and our subsidiary companies—University of Phoenix®, Apollo Global, Institute for Professional Development, Western International University and College for Financial Planning—strive each and every day to ensure educational access around the globe while also supporting his steadfast belief in environmental stewardship, making our world more sustainable and protecting our planet for generations to come.

Through Apollo Education Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, outlined in this 2013 Annual Report, you’ll see this commitment to educational access, career readiness and sustainability. By providing resources including in-kind donations, scholarships, volunteers and additional philanthropic efforts, our people as well as our organization can make a significant positive impact on our future.