Volunteer

The strength and promise of LEAF comes from the volunteers who support its mission through contributions of all kinds.  Time and energy are as important as any of these. We welcome your involvement and ideas.  Opportunities range from membership on the Board of Directors to participation on one of several committees.

Leaf Committee Structure and Description

Standing Committees (permanent, ongoing committees; generated by organizational by-laws)

A. Executive Committee
B. Development Committee
C. Public Relations Committee
D. Allocations Committee
E. Nominating Committee
F. Night of the Stars (NOTS) Committee
G. Appreciation and Awards Event Committee
H. Budget and Investment Committee  

A brief explanation of the responsibilities of each committee follows.  If you are interested in volunteering to serve on a LEAF Committee, please contact Bruce Hentges, Executive Director at 253-5780 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A. Executive Committee
Function: To plan for, recommend, and report to the Board of Directors in its on-going leadership task and responsibility.
Set agenda for monthly Board meetings.
Conduct foundation business as directed and authorized by the Board.

B. Development Committee
Function: To provide direction, advice, assistance, and oversight in fundraising through:
The development of fundraising activities, events, and projects;
Donor contracts and introductions;
Direct contacts and asks, as possible and appropriate;
Identification of additional askers;
The development of fundraising activities, events, and projects.

C. Public Relations Committee
Function:  To enhance and increase LEAF’s public image, reputation, and profile through:
Providing oversight, advice, assistance, and resources in the development and implementation of marketing strategies activities and materials (graphics, etc.) for LEAF events (sponsorships, NOTS, awards, etc.);
Cultivation of resources from within the organization;
Web site oversight and management;
Revision of the annual report;
Speakers’ bureau;
Media relations, communications intermediary between Board and public.

D. Allocations Committee
Function:  To review funding policies and practices through:
The review of and recommendation for funding of grant proposals received.
Meets following October 15 and March 15 to make allocations recommendations.

E. Nominating Committee
Function: To assure the maintenance and enhancement of the profile of the LEAF Board of Directors through:
The periodic analysis of Board strengths and needs;
The identification, recruitment and recommendation of candidates for Board membership.

F. Night of the Stars (NOTS) Committee
This Group meets and plans the February performance of the "Night Of The Stars."   Sub-Committee choices include the Silent Auction Committee, Ticket Sales Committee or Marketing Committee.  All are in need of volunteer help!

G. Appreciation and Awards Event Committee
Plans both the "Welcome Back" Kick-Off Luncheon (August) and the Appreciation and Awards Reception (late November) to honor those that have helped LEAF achieve its mission.

H. Budget and Investment Committee
This committee is responsible for planning and monitoring the LEAF Budget as well as making recommendations for investment of LEAF assets.

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