Almost twenty years, dozens of organizations, thousands of people

Our Organization

The Excellence with Integrity Institute (formerly, Institute for Excellence & Ethics) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving excellence with integrity. We design and implement assessment strategies, deliver targeted professional development, and develop instructional resources to guide organizations through the intricacies and hurdles of continuous self-reflection and improvement. Simply put, we help organizations become the best they can be.

Our Values

We realize that the excellence with integrity approach may not be for everyone. Rather, it is for those who are interested in the constant process of action and reflection, for those who are willing to work harder but also learn how to work smarter, for those who want to have hard conversations and hear uncomfortable truths, and for those who are committed to the pursuit of their goals without sacrificing harmony or integrity — personally and collectively.

Our Team

Suzanne Davidson, Project Director

Suzanne DavidsonSuzanne earned a BS in Accounting from the University of Scranton. She spent seven years as an Office Manager for Purcell’s Wallpaper & Paint, Inc. where she helped manage all aspects of a small business. Prior to officially joining the IEE staff in 2007, she held an administrative position at the Mendelson Center for Sport, Character & Culture at the University of Notre Dame.

Debra Finn, Office Manager

Deb FinnDeb was previously an administrative assistant at the Center for the 4th and 5th Rs, where she maintained the fiscal records for the Smart & Good Schools grants and coordinated trainings on the Smart & Good Schools report.


To make a charitable donation to the Institute with a credit card please contact Suzanne Davidson (315-692-8054) or mail your check to the address at the bottom of this page.