Upper Peninsula Catholic Foundation
Member Job Description
Qualifications: Advisory board members, by their commitment to the Roman Catholic Church and by virtue of their experience and character, are able to assist in establishing policy for and achieving the objectives of the corporation. Advisory board members shall be selected for their leadership and knowledge of the religious, educational, charitable, cultural, and civic aspects of their communities as well as the Diocese of Marquette as a whole.
Purpose of the Advisory Board: To provide guidance, support and feedback to the Trustees and officers, to assist them in identifying development opportunities and Diocesan needs and in implementing programs efficiently and effectively. In addition, the Advisory Board may, in its discretion, advise the Trustees on the management, investment and reinvestment of the Fund, recognizing, however, that the Trustees shall at all times have ultimate authority and power over investments, reinvestment and distribution of funds.
Roles & responsibilities: Advisory Board members’ primary responsibility is to advise the Trustees on receiving, managing, and disbursing all funds related to the purpose of the corporation as set forth in the Articles of Incorporation and the By-laws. In carrying out its duties, the Advisory Board members shall provide the Trustees with an operating plan and a case statement for financial support to promote the growth of the corporation, which they develop and review annually. Specifically, the duties of each Advisory Board member shall include:
1. Attending meetings and lending expertise;
2. Recommending new and appropriate candidates for nomination to the Advisory Board and assisting in their cultivation and recruitment;
3. Assisting in the identification, introduction, cultivation and solicitation of select leadership gift prospects.
Meetings: The Advisory Board will meet at least quarterly at times and places as are convenient for the members. The Advisory Board will determine their own meeting schedule, elect their own officers, establish working committees, and establish other board structure that they feel will assist them in carrying out the duties of the Advisory Board as described in Article VI of the corporation’s Bylaws.