Roles and Responsibilities

The Ozarka College Foundation Board serves as the policy-making body for the Foundation with respect to fulfillment of the board's mission to generate funds to support the college. The directors determine the ways and means of obtaining funds for the support of Ozarka College objectives and implement policies and programs including fundraising events and the solicitation of funds from individuals, businesses and private foundations.

Board Member Requirements:

  • Genuine interest in the objectives and future of Ozarka College

  • Community influence and recognition

  • Willingness to devote time and effort to Foundation functions

  • Ability to share specialized or professional knowledge and skills toward achievement of the Ozarka College mission

  • Willingness and capacity to support the Foundation financially

Board Member Responsibilities:

  • Become familiar with Ozarka College's mission and programs

  • Provide leadership in planning and implementation of fundraising events

  • Represent and promote Ozarka in the four-county area

  • Keep alert to potential philanthropic opportunities for the Foundation

  • Contribute annually to the Foundation Attend quarterly board meetings

  • Participate in annual board retreat

  • Attend Foundation-sponsored events

  • Adopt an annual operating budget for Foundation activities

  • Make decisions on how to manage investments of Foundation accounts

  • Monitor growth and distribution of endowment funds

  • Serve on a foundation committee (special events, marketing, investment, nominations, executive board-elected positions)

  • Determine an annual work plan to guide efforts of the development staff and board member participation

  • Assist the President and development staff with identifying prospective donors and assist in some level of cultivation and/or solicitation.

  • Work with college leaders to select annual fundraising priorities, including gift giving sources, solicitation strategies/capital or annual campaign needs and accountability to donors



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Suellen Davidson