UC Foundation to Select Student Trustees
For the first time in its history, the UC Foundation Board of Trustees will add students to its 59-member board.
The UC Foundation serves as the center of philanthropy for the entire university as well as UC Health. Its mission is to “ignite passion and transform lives,” and its staff and trustees inspire thousands of donors who generously provide more than $100 million in annual scholarships, endowments and programming enhancements.
The student trustees will be representatives from the student body and serve as active, ex-officio, non-voting members of the Foundation Board. Students will work with the Foundation’s trustees and staff to help the university in its fundraising efforts and serve as ambassadors to the student body regarding the efforts and work of the Foundation.
Initially, students will be assigned to the Alumni Engagement Committee or the Communications & Recognition Committee, both of which serve on the front lines of interactions with donors, who will greatly benefit from insights from and connectivity to the student experience today.
Applicants must be able to attend two, two-day in-person meetings a year, in April and October. There are quarterly conference calls, as well as ad-hoc projects that are quite flexible.
Meetings for the upcoming year are October 17-18, 2019 and April 2-3, 2020.
The mandatory orientation for new student trustees is from noon-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.