Our institutional commitment flows out of our director and founder’s desire to engage life in its fullest. Having trained and practiced as a surgeon for many years, Dr. Fulginiti dedicated his life to serving others and restoring them to physical flourishing. This life-long pursuit found greater expression in his Christian faith and seminary study. It was during seminary that his understanding and appreciation of humanity’s status as the image of God deepened. This astounding truth is at the core of the Institute: human beings are privileged to reflect the infinite and eternal God. In this truth we know and experience the depth and richness of our common humanity. To understand, embrace and share the fullness of that humanity is to enter into the love of God and thereby be fully alive.