General Responsibilities

  • Create and review a statement of mission and purpose that articulates the Foundation’s goals, means, and primary constituents served
  • Assist in developing the annual budget and ensure that proper financial controls are in place
  • Provide adequate resources for the organization to fulfill its mission
  • Ensure adherence to legal standards and ethical norms
  • Actively participate in an overall planning process and assist in implementing and monitoring the plan’s goals
  • Recruit and orient new board members, assess and comprehensively evaluate board performance
  • Clearly articulate the Foundation’s mission, accomplishments, and goals to the public and garner support from the communities served by the Foundation
  • Determine which programs are consistent with the Foundation’s mission and monitor their effectiveness

Specific Responsibilities

Specifically, Trustees are charged with raising funds that support the academic research, professional development and educational programming.

Trustees will:

  • Determine the amount of the Foundation’s assets available for special projects
  • Determine the appropriate investment objectives and select a fund manager to achieve those objectives
  • Develop project proposals selection criteria, a solicitation plan, and an accountability plan
  • Develop a business plan which includes a strategic fund-raising plan, an investment plan, accounting procedures and a plan for soliciting and acknowledging gifts
  • Participate in an annual meeting in conjunction with the national ACPA convention and participate in other meetings or telephone conference calls as needed
  • Provide an annual report to the membership
  • Develop special categories of non-voting membership, corporate friends and sponsors

Trustee

Individuals appointed to the ACPA Foundation Board who are not Retirees must have a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in Student Affairs and must maintain a level of responsibility on their campus of Director or higher. Invitations may be issued to individual or organizational members of ACPA who would be willing to participate in the activities of the Board by offering their time and an annual contribution of $1000 to the Foundation. 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. Corporate members of the ACPA Foundation Board will be limited to 50% of the Board membership.

  • Attend all Board and committee meetings, functions and special events
  • Be informed about the Foundation’s mission, services, policies and programs
  • Review agenda and supporting materials prior to Board and committee meetings
  • Serve on committees or task forces and offer to take on special assignments
  • Each Trustee will make a personal financial contribution to the Foundation in addition to their dues
  • Solicit gifts on behalf of the foundation
  • Attend three board meetings per year

Trustee Associate

The role of the Associate is to provide additional support to the standing committees of the Board. Invitations may be issued to individual or organizational members of ACPA who would be willing to participate in the activities of the Board by offering their time and an annual contribution of $250 to the Foundation. Terms of service of the Associate may range from one to three years, according to the interest of the Associate.

Associates will be recognized along with the Board of Trustee members on all publications and web pages. They will be invited to attend all meetings or events to which Trustees have been invited. They will provide input into the work of the Board through participation at Board meetings and conference calls, and will vote on all matters related to the program of marketing and fundraising activities. They will not vote on the annual budget, bylaws amendments, selection of new Trustees or the election of officers to the Board.

  • Attend all Board and committee meetings, functions and special events
  • Be informed about the Foundation’s mission, services, policies and programs
  • Review agenda and supporting materials prior to Board and committee meetings
  • Serve on committees or task forces and offer to take on special assignments
  • Each Trustee Associate will make a personal financial contribution to the Foundation in addition to their dues
  • Solicit gifts on behalf of the foundation
  • Attend three board meetings per year
  • Serve as Trustee Associate for a three-year term

Financial Obligations

Each individual Trustee is responsible for making a minimum annual gift of at least $1000 to the ACPA Foundation. A company or campus may donate all or part of a Trustee’s $1000 dues obligation to the Foundation. Trustee Associates are obligated to contribute $250 to the Foundation annually. Trustees are responsible for submitting a plan each year (by January 30th) to the Treasurer outlining the payment schedule that the Trustee will use to pay their dues. Travel expenses are paid by the individual (or their institution/company). Trustees representing corporate members must maintain at least Bronze Level status throughout the term of their appointment.

Steve Sutton

Steve Sutton

President, ACPA Foundation

University of Berkeley
mailto:ssutton@berkeley.edu

Dallas Bauman

Dallas Bauman

Assistant Vice President, Stony Brook University

Marlena Love

Marlena Love

Assistant Dean/Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Matthew McKay

Matthew McKay

Assistant Director for Student Activities, IUPUI

Marlena Love

Marlena Love

Vice President/Trustee, ACPA Foundation

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
mailto:marlena@marlenalove.org