Board Role & Responsibilities

The Board of Trustees is responsible for overseeing and carrying out the work of the ACPA Foundation. All Trustees:

  • Assist in developing the annual budget and ensuring that proper financial controls are in place
  • Actively participate in the work of the Foundation including the development and implementation of Foundation initiatives
  • Recruit and help orient new board members
  • Clearly articulate the Foundation’s mission, accomplishments, and goals to the public and garner support from the communities served by the Foundation
  • Provide fiduciary oversight for the ACPA Foundation

Trustee Expectations

All individual members of the ACPA Foundation Board must be members of ACPA. All Corporate members of the ACPA Foundation Board must either personally maintain an ACPA membership or their company must maintain an ACPA Corporate membership. Trustees are expected to make financial contributions to the Foundation, including through the payment of annual dues of $1,000/year for the duration of their term(s). Trustees serve three-year, renewable terms.

Trustees are also expected to:

  • Serve on one or more Board committees:
    • Executive Committee (Officers)
    • Marketing & Communications
    • Fundraising
    • Donor Relations
    • Constituent Relations
    • Trustee Relations
  • Attend the ACPA annual convention and associated Board of Trustee meetings
  • Participate in 1-2 additional face-to-face meetings per year
  • Participate in monthly Trustee meetings via conference call

Financial Obligations

Trustee are responsible for making a minimum annual contribution of at least $1,000 to the Foundation through payment of Trustee dues. A company or campus may donate all or part of a Trustee’s $1,000 dues obligation to the Foundation. Trustee Associates are responsible for making a minimum annual contribution of $250 in Trustee dues. Other contributions, such as donations to the Diamond Honoree Campaign or other Foundation funds, do not count toward meeting the annual dues obligation. Travel expenses for the annual convention and other face-to-face meetings are paid by the individual (or their institution/company).