Board of Directors

The SurreyCares Community Foundation is seeking community-minded individuals who work or live in the City of Surrey to serve on the Board of Directors, which is the legal authority for the SurreyCares Community Foundation. As a Board member, a Director acts in a position of trust for the community and is responsible for the effective governance of the organization.

The Board meets 10 times per year, for 1 ½ hour Board meetings on Mondays. Members are also expected to serve on one Board committee that meets between Board meetings and attend a full-day strategic planning session once a year.

Our Vision: A giving connected community.

Our Mission: Inspire donors; Grow endowments; Invest in people.

The Board is seeking individuals with leadership, expertise and/or experience in the accounting, strategic planning, legal, finance, PR and communication sectors, as well as others with past Board experience. We are looking for:

  • Commitment to the work of SurreyCares.

  • Knowledge and skills in one or more areas of board governance and management: planning, policy, finance, fund development, investment, grant making, communications, marketing or governance.

  • Willingness to embrace the Foundation’s mission of philanthropic leadership in the community and support its objectives in asset building and grant making.

  • Have a reputation within his or her profession and the community that would serve to enhance the public image of the Foundation.

  • Willingness to serve on committees.

  • Attendance at monthly board meetings, committee meetings, annual general meetings and other foundation events.

  • Support of fund development activities.

  • Commitment of 8 – 15 hours a month to the Foundation. Term: 3 years or as otherwise specified.

Board Member General Duties:

  • Directors are expected to participate fully at Board meetings and review information necessary to make decisions.

  • Act in the best interests of SurreyCares.

  • Declare conflicts of interest and refrain from voting on such issues.

  • Share with other directors in being accountable to the Foundation’s stakeholders including donors and the community at large.

  • Identify and solicit potential donors.

  • Believe in the philosophies, vision, mission and values of the Foundation.

  • Support the Foundation’s mission through time, talent and treasure to the Foundation as appropriate to personal circumstances.

  • Be an advocate for the Foundation with contacts and professional colleagues.

 

As part of our commitment to inclusivity, diversity, equity and accessibility, our goal is a structure that reflects the City of Surrey community.

Please submit your area of expertise and interest in becoming a member of the Board to

dmacdougall@surreycares.org

Thank you in advance for your interest in the SurreyCares Community Foundation.

Job Type: Volunteer