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Governance & Long-Range Planning

TEAM LEAD:  Nancy Kramer
TEAM MEMBERS: Steve Coffey – Trux Dole

CHARTER: The Governance Committee retains reviews and updates all reasonable and appropriate rules, governing documents, policies and procedures that align with the Foundation’s mission.

These processes include:

  • annual board membership and leadership
  • board development and succession planning.

TEAM LEAD: Joy Ellison
TEAM MEMBERS: Galen Jackman

The Finance Team:

  • ensures the perpetual funding of the Foundation and the continuity of its good works.
  • oversees the management, tracking and reporting on the investment portfolio.
  • prepares financial analysis and reporting to help with the annual budgeting process.


The Finance Team develops and administers the Foundation’s financial policy and procedures reflecting Nonprofit management Best Practices. 

They also work with the Chairman, President, Program Team leads and the Foundation’s Administrative Director in developing a realistic and implementable funding plan for the Board’s approval at the annual meeting along with a comprehensive annual report of the Foundation’s financial position.

The Finance Team also reviews and distributes the external audit and works with the Treasurer to respond to any requests for financial records by agencies, potential donors or board directors.

Marketing & Communications

TEAM LEAD: Trux Dole
TEAM MEMBERS:  Amy Dougherty – Ron Sawdey

CHARTER: The Marketing Team’s goal is to increase awareness about the Foundation and its mission in order to grow both donations and volunteer support. 

The Marketing team acts as a shared service in support of the different program teams and is focused on web and social media presence along with leveraging the communication outreach capabilities of the different National Association and Descendants chapters.