The Rita Langworthy Foundation’s Board of Directors, Advisory Board and Committee members are a distinguished group of business and community leaders across the nation who have a passion for making a positive impact on at-risk children’s lives.
Directors and Committee members must be a minimum of 18 years old. All appointed Board of Directors, Advisory Board officers and Committee members must agree to and sign The Rita Langworthy Foundation’s Conflict of Interest Policy.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Rita Langworthy Foundation maintains a Board comprised of between 5 and 15 directors. Each director holds office for a term of 2 years and may serve an indefinite number of full terms. Directors serve without compensation. Directors may not be absent from more than 2 Board meetings per calendar year whether regular or special. The Board of Directors appoints and/or reappoints the directors every two years at an annual meeting. It is the duty of the directors to:
- Primarily work to raise funds for the operation of The Rita Langworthy Foundation and its activities.
- Perform any and all duties imposed on them collectively or individually by law, by the Articles of Incorporation, or by The Rita Langworthy Foundation’s Bylaws
- Appoint and remove, employ and discharge, and, except as otherwise provided in the Bylaws, prescribe the duties and fix the compensation, if any, of all officers, agents and employees of the corporation.
- Supervise all officers, agents and employees of the corporation to assure that their duties are performed properly.
- Meet at such times and places as required by the Bylaws.
- Register their addresses with the Secretary of the corporation.
- Serve on at least one but not more than two committees or task forces.
COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Michigan Events, NYC Events
Committee assignments are based on experience, skills, interests, and available time. Each member must make a serious commitment to participate actively in the work of the committee. Committee members serve without compensation. Committee members do not have voting rights. Committee members commit to the following roles and responsibilities:
- Recruit additional committee members
- Help determine type of event
- Select and solicit honorees and speakers
- Set sponsorship levels and ticket prices
- Buy or sell a minimum of 1 sponsorship or table (preferably more)
- Sign and send letters requesting support
- Provide names of contacts, not already in organization database
- Follow up with emails and phone calls
- Attend in-person meetings
- Participate in conference call/online meetings
- Attend events
ADVISORY BOARDS: Nonprofit Grants, Educator Grants, Student Scholarships
In addition to our Board of Directors, The Rita Langworthy Foundation engages with a select group of accomplished experts who provide non-binding strategic advice to the Board of Directors. Advisory Board officers serve without compensation. Board officers do not have voting rights. The duties of Advisory Board members include, but are not limited to the following:
- Review applications to determine whether applicants effectively qualify
- Conduct extensive interviews & research
- Make site visits
- Meet at such times and places as agreed upon by each individual Advisory Board
Present findings in written reports to the Board of Directors