The Committee on Membership ensures appropriate volunteer leadership of the UA Foundation by proposing the right mix of qualified individuals to the full Board for election; overseeing the education and organization of the Directors; assessing individual director and overall Board performance; and motivating and rewarding directors. This committee also provides ongoing counsel to the Board chair and other Board leaders on steps they can take to enhance the Board's effectiveness.
The committee recommends the most effective composition of the Board of Directors. It develops practices and recommends strategies and policies to attract, orient, educate, organize, motivate and assess the UA Foundation Board with the resources that permit the board to exercise its responsibilities for UA Foundation governance at the highest level of excellence.
Aleesha Towns-Bain - Co-chair
Jen Schrage - Co-chair
Mary Kay Hughes
The Development Committee provides guidance to the Board of Directors about how to support and participate in development efforts throughout the University of Alaska system. The committee guides and assists the board in demonstrating philanthropic leadership through donor relationship development activities. The committee partners with the foundation and universities' staff members to deepen donor relationships and promote philanthropy at UA.
Meg Nordale - Co-chair
Heather Cavanaugh - Co-chair
Mary Kay Hughes
The Executive Committee acts on behalf of the UA Foundation Board of Directors when
the larger board is not scheduled or able to meet to act on foundation business matters.
The committee meets only in the intervals between board meetings and may exercise
all authority and powers of the board except it may not amend the foundation’s bylaws.
The committee is comprised of the board’s chair, vice chair, treasurer, and secretary,
UA president, and one other director.
Cynthia Cartledge - Chair
Commitee liaison and board coordinator:
Julee Farley - Chair
Alex Slivka - Chair