The term "ap'-o-gee" means "the highest point, the culmination." The mission of the Foundation is to discover, develop and celebrate the highest point of human excellence as experienced and expressed in the performance arts, and to inspire mankind to achieve its greatest vision of itself through this transformative medium.

Apogee achieves its goals through three synergistic program divisions conducted in partnership with preeminent artists and institutions around the world:

- Apogee Awards: Discovering Artistic Excellence
- Apogee Academy: Developing Artistic Excellence
- Apogee Artists: Celebrating Artistic Excellence

These three program divisions create a virtuous circle empowering exceptionally gifted artists to reach the apogee of their potential.

Apogee is unique in its ability to discover and assist extremely gifted performing artists in all parts of the world, and is without peer in the spectrum of support it provides for developing artistic excellence.

Since 1997, the Foundation has been proud to champion exceptional artists at all phases of their careers ranging from under 10 to over 80 years of age, enabling them to achieve the apogee of human excellence in art and in life.