Governance

Our board is responsible for the organizational health and well-being of Mount Madonna School. The responsibilities, outlined below, are carried out collectively by the full board, in collaboration with the Executive Council:

Strategy and Vision

  •         Be well‑informed of our mission and long-range strategies for the sustainability of the school
  •         Approve strategic plan, assist in the efforts to achieve our goals,  monitor progress and evaluate outcomes

Advocacy and Outreach

  •         Serve as an ambassador to key organizational stakeholders, including parents, faculty, students, donors, government entities and other nonprofit/nongovernmental organizations
  •         Increase awareness of the School in different networks and communities

Development and Fundraising

  •         Shape development strategy and help to lead fundraising progress and performance
  •         Participate personally in fundraising efforts, including annual giving
  •         Identify donor prospects, make introductions, invite them to school events
  •         Make a personal leadership gift in order to establish meaningful giving levels
  •         Determine major capital campaign projects and assist in fundraising efforts
  •         Suggest and review grant recommendations

Financial Oversight

  •         Approve annual operating budget and review year-end financial statements
  •         Set tuition, faculty and staff compensation  to achieve a balanced operating budget and retain qualified personnel
  •         Establish and periodically review investment policies

Leadership Development

  •         Approves Executive council members
  •         Identify, cultivate and recruit strong candidates for the Board
  •         Complete annual self-assessment of Board performance

Personal Involvement

  •         Attend four board meetings annually
  •         Actively participate or be willing to serve on, chair or co-chair at least one committee
  •         Follow the School’s conflict-of-interest and confidentiality policies

For more information, email [email protected].