For the first time in its history the Andrus Family Fund (AFF) is seeking Community Board members to join its Board of Directors. To better live and fulfill its mission of social justice and racial equity the Andrus Family Fund is looking to bring on non-family Community Board members to its Board of Directors. The Fund’s Board and staff believe that this is an important step so that the entire institution can better represent what will soon be the new American majority and is looking to build a diverse, inclusive and equitable Board of Directors. Established as a next generation learning opportunity for extended Andrus Family members between the ages of 25-45 to learn and become involved in organized philanthropy, the fund is excited to bring this opportunity to non-family members. Though the Fund has not had non-family Board members it has long been committed to building leadership in the communities it works in and serves. Inviting community board members to join is a natural extension of its social justice values. The Fund is looking for three (3) Community Board members who will understand and share in the belief of a small, innovative and nimble foundation to impact change in its core areas. The fund uses its convening power and its leadership as well as its grantmaking to address and influence inequity in the communities that it works with.
The Andrus Family Fund is deeply committed to inclusive leadership across the board, staff and its key consultants. Because the fund is thinly staffed there is often great collaboration between the Board, staff and key consultants and board members have strong relationships with staff members often joining in site visits when possible and conferences to maintain firsthand engagement with the work.
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