Committees

 

AUDIT COMMITTEE

Foundation Directors:  Tom Scholler, Chair | Ken Bailey | Tim Murphy | Jack Roberts

FSU Staff (Support/Non-Voting):  Carla Miller, Advancement | Jerry Scoby, V.P. for Admin. & Finance | Karen Thompson, Finance Office | Mike Grandy, Finance Office

Scope of Responsibility

  1. Review management practices and procedures
  2. Recommend enhancements to Foundation's operating procedures
  3. Recommend independent audit firm
  4. Present annual independent audit for full board review
  5. Development, recommendation, and oversight of annual budget

Current Agenda

  1. Creation of consolidated charitable gift quarterly reports
  2. Review and revision of Conflict of Interest document
  3. Establishment of a more meaningful set of fundraising performance standards in cooperation with the development committee

 

COMMITTEE ON DIRECTORS

 

Foundation Directors:  Dave Eisler, Chair | John Hare, Chair of Board | Gary Granger, Chair-Elect of the Board | Howard Stross, Immediate Past Chair | Tom Scholler, Secretary


FSU Staff (Support/Non-Voting):  Carla Miller, Executive Director | Shelly Pearcy, VP for Univ. Adv. & Mkt.

Scope of Responsibility

  1. Identification and enlistment of individuals of wealth, influence, and special expertise who are capable of advancing Ferris and its mission
  2. Orientation and ongoing education of Foundation Directors
  3. Management and coordination of committee assignments
  4. Assessment and evaluation of Director performance

Current Agenda

  1. Refinement of the enlistment process
  2. Strategies for engaging and identifying individuals who fit the profile of the ideal Foundation Director as Ferris moves forward
  3. Ongoing diversification of Foundation membership
  4. Establishment of a regular and ongoing Board development and education program
  5. Incorporation of an ongoing Board education plan related to campaigns, fundraising, and awareness building

 

DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

 

Foundation Directors:  Kurt Hofman, Chair | Mike Bigford | Kevin Cross | Jean Elder | Bob Friar | Jim Giroux | Gary Granger | Stephanie Leonardos | Karl Linebaugh | Randy Phelps | Jack Roberts | Dick Shaw | Howard Stross | Sue Walz 

FSU Staff (Support/Non-Voting):  Carla Miller, Executive Director

Scope of Responsibility

  1. Advancement of Ferris' philanthropic agenda
  2. Validation and selection of Ferris' fundraising priorities in consultation with the president, the academic leadership and Trustees
  3. Overall design and implementation of Ferris' fundraising strategies and plans including special event fundraising
  4. Systematic identification, cultivation and solicitation of prospects
  5. Engagement of Foundation Directors in the fundraising process
  6. Ongoing communication of Ferris' philanthropic agenda and progress toward fundraising objectives to the Foundation board
  7. Peer solicitation of Foundation Directors

Current Agenda

  1. Linkage of Ferris' vision and strategic directions to its philanthropic agenda
  2. Development and implementation of strategies that identify and engage individuals and organizations with the influence and resources capable of advancing Ferris' philanthropic agenda
  3. Establishment of the characteristics and practices of highly effective fundraising Foundations
  4. Engagement of Foundation Director's in all phases of development activity
  5. Development of a strong Development Committee that is capable of exercising greater leadership

 

GIFTS AND GRANTS COMMITTEE

 

Foundation Directors:  Bob Friar, Chair | John Engelman | Susan Jones | Mindy Anderson


Faculty Members of Committee:  Paul Klatt, A&S | Anita Fagerman, COB | Kristin Walters, EHS | Jeff Carney, ET | Susan Wancour, Health Professions | Amy Dinardo, MCO | Margaret de Voest, COP

FSU Staff (Support/Non-Voting):  Matt Chaney, OMSS | Leah Monger, FLITE | Carla Miller, Executive Director | Paula Rushford, Admin. & Finance | Krissy Workman, Financial Aid

Scope of Responsibility

  1. Develop and recommend gifts and grants policies and procedures
  2. Monitor scholarship awards for compliance with donor specifications
  3. Recommend and monitor grant disbursement
  4. Recommend student scholarship recipient(s) for Foundation Scholarship
  5. Recommend additional resources for exceptional merit grants and Foundation for Excellence Scholarships

Current Agenda

  1. Enhancement of the stewardship of existing endowments
  2. Creation of a meaningful opportunity for connecting donors with endowment beneficiaries on a consistent basis
  3. Review of Exceptional Merit Grant proposals and submission of nominations to Foundation Board
  4. Review of Foundation for Excellence Scholarship candidates and submission of nominations to Foundation Board.
  5. Enhancement of resources available for exceptional merit grants and Foundation for Excellence
  6. Scholarship in cooperation with the Development Committee

 

INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

 

Foundation Directors:  Karl Roth, Chair | Dale DeHaan | Paul Eichenberg | Thomas Scholler | Barb Horn | Denny Nickels | Gary Trimarco | Dave Nicol, Dean for College of Business

FSU Staff (Support/Non-Voting):  Carla Miller, Executive Director | Karen Thompson, Finance Office | Jerry Scoby, V.P. for Admin. & Finance | Mike Grandy, Finance Office

Scope of Responsibility

  1. Investment policy and guidelines
  2. Appointment and removal of investment managers
  3. Oversight of investment practices and activities

Current Agenda

  1. Ongoing review of investment performance
  2. Explorations of alternative investment strategies
  3. Review of special gift opportunities for feasibility/acceptance