Operating Committee – This committee will work together to handle the day-to-day functions of
A PLACE ALONG THE WAY (i.e., website and other technology, donor recognition, mailings, bookkeeping,
information management, facility location, etc.)
Finance Committee – The primary responsibility of this committee is budgeting and planning.
This committee will also work with the treasurer and secretary to respond to federal, state and
county laws governing non-profit organizations and fundraising. This committee will also be
responsible for monitoring A PLACE ALONG THE WAY’s compliance with reporting and other legal
requirements. In addition, this committee will monitor how funds
provided by A PLACE ALONG THE WAY (i.e., paying ones utilities, buying food, clothing, etc.) are spent, and it will report its findings to the board
on a regular basis. It is anticipated that the compliance and monitoring functions of this
committee will be split off into a separate Audit Committee when A PLACE ALONG THE WAY becomes
Fund Development Committee – This committee will conduct the various fundraising operations
of A PLACE ALONG THE WAY (i.e., annual event, sustaining donor’s program, business partnerships
program, grant writing, etc.) and the community volunteer program, as well performing donor
research and database management. An alumni development program is planned for the future.
It is anticipated that this committee will eventually break into several subcommittees, likely one
for each fundraising program.
Program Committee – This committee will operate A PLACE ALONG THE WAY’s fund distribution,
educational, and volunteer programs. It is anticipated that this committee will eventually break
into several subcommittees, likely one for each different program.
Public Relations Committee – This committee is responsible for press releases and materials
published by the foundation. The committee will also work with the program and audit
committee to make information about foundation programs, district spending, and school
finances accessible to the public.
Investment and Endowment Committee – This committee will be responsible for developing the
foundation’s endowment, encouraging planned giving to the foundation, and ensuring that funds
are invested according to the Board’s investment policy.
Personnel and Nominating Committee – This committee will be responsible for coordination of
volunteers and recruitment and nomination of new Board and Advisory Council members. This
committee will also responsible for training and recognition of volunteers.