Our Mission

Perdido is a magazine focused on innovation and excellence in management and leadership. Published by the not-for-profit Trinity Foundation (DBA High Tide Press), Perdido has found a home with many managers and executives in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors, not to mention public officials, academics, and other professionals.

Perdido has strived, since 1994, to deliver cutting-edge management theory and practice in a reader-friendly package. Perdido features essays; profiles of organizations and their practices; interviews; and reviews of the best books about leadership, management, human relations, and related topics.

Perdido is the brainchild of Art Dykstra, the CEO of Trinity Services and author of Outcome Management: Achieving Outcomes for People with Disabilities. When he was growing up in Racine, Wisconsin, “Perdido!” was something you said when you saw a car with one headlight out. If you were first to say it, you then got to punch your buddy’s shoulder. Or, if you were lucky, you got to kiss your date (Perhaps you could have punched her in the shoulder as well). Perdido, then, is a fitting title for a magazine about noticing new ideas about mindfulness, in a management context.

To learn more about Perdido, see our contact information below, or visit High Tide Press

Our Story

Trinity Foundation, publisher of Perdido Magazine, is the fundraising arm of Trinity Services, Inc., an organization that supports and provides services to people with disabilities. Established in 1950 as a school for children with developmental disabilities, Trinity now offers a wide range of programs and services for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and/or behavioral health needs. 

These services include a school, residential services, adult learning programs, vocational programs, an autism center, respite services, in-home supports, a drop-in center, a therapeutic riding program, and other therapeutic services. In addition, our behavioral health program operates psychosocial rehabilitation counseling services. Trinity is also the Illinois affiliate for persons with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). In all, Trinity serves more than 1,500 people across the Chicagoland area, as well as central and southern Illinois, and northern Nevada. 

The services provided arise from Trinity’s mission to help people with disabilities live full and abundant lives. So, when you donate to the organization, your gift enables the people it supports to achieve the highest level independence and fulfillment possible.


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