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FOUNDATION COMMITTEES

Our committees are the backbone of our organization. Committee members meet on a quarterly basis to discuss, plan, and execute major tasks and goals within the organization. Additionally, committee members undertake roles and tasks assigned by a Committee Chair. All members are welcomed to join a committee. 

MEMBERSHIP RETENTION & MARKETING

ANGELO LAPERNA, CHAIR

The Membership Retention Committee shall be comprised of seven (7) to nine (9) persons who are Trustees or Members. The Membership Retention Committee shall be responsible for the following activities:

  1. Assisting in determining and defining member benefits and classes of members

  2. Assessing member satisfaction regarding events and membership

  3. Recruiting new Members and Trustees

  4. Overseeing the membership renewal process

  5. Managing new member joining process

  6. Promoting the Goodwill of the Corporation with Trustees, Members and the community

  7. Such other activities as may be assigned from time to time

 

FINANCIAL & INVESTMENT

NICHOLAS ALEXANDER, CHAIR

The Financial Stability Committee shall be comprised of seven (7) to nine (9) persons who are Trustees or Members. The Financial Stability Committee shall be responsible for the following activities:

  1. Reviewing the quarterly and annual financial statements of the Corporation

  2. Reviewing the Corporation’s investment portfolio

  3. Establishing the Annual Budget of the Corporation

  4. Establishing guidelines for grant applications for consideration by the Corporation

  5. Reviewing requests for financial support and make recommendations to the Executive Committee based on the mission of the Corporation

  6. Developing opportunities to sustain the financial stability of the Corporation

  7. Ensuring financial stability as it relates to financial stewardship

CULTURAL

ALICIA MAZZI, CHAIR

The Cultural Committee shall be comprised of seven (7) to nine (9) persons who are Trustees or Members. The Cultural Committee shall be responsible for the following activities:

  1. Planing and hosting events and lectures throughout the year that support the Mission of the Corporation

  2. Obtaining feedback from the Trustees and Members as to the types of events the Corporation should sponsor and conduct

  3. Providing education of the history and culture of Italy to members and the community

  4. Promoting Italian Heritage month in October, developing NOIA sponsored events and publicizing related events within the community

  5. Fostering and encouraging opportunities within the community that are culturally related to the foundation

  6. Upholding general cultural preservation among our community, by communicating and working with other diverse ethnic organizations and clubs in the region

 

PHILANTHROPY & COMMUNITY SERVICE

SEAN WENGER, CHAIR

The Philanthropy and Community Service Committee shall receive, review and consider all requests for donations from any person or entity seeking financial support from the Corporation. The Philanthropy and Community Service Committee shall forward its review, analysis and recommendations for approval to the Executive Committee no less often than quarterly. The Philanthropy and Community Service Committee shall effectively report and share the distributed grants with Members and the community.

 

GOVERNANCE

Governance Committee shall oversee compliance with the Regulations related to the process of Board of Directors elections required by these Regulations, including the nomination process, the election and communication(s) necessary for the election.   

The Governance Committee shall establish procedures for nominations and elections that preserve the anonymity of a member’s vote for a fair election. 

 

PLANNED GIVING

DANA DECAPITE, CHAIR

The purpose of the committee would be to implement a planned giving program in NOIA through the following efforts:

 

  • “Launch” of the program via the NOIA website and potentially a special meeting (could be virtual) to introduce the program to our membership;

  • Educate membership on the impact of planned giving, including specifics on how NOIA has made an impact to date, and how that could be expanded with a larger endowment;

  • Programming and resource materials for all members wishing to give to NOIA during their lifetime (beyond the regular dues) or at death, including tax and estate planning tips to maximize gifts.

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