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Governance

Alpha Phi Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to securing and stewarding private gifts that further the Foundation's mission. Each year, thousands of generous benefactors make gifts to show their support for Alpha Phi.

The Alpha Phi Foundation staff and volunteer leaders work together to determine the organization's fundraising priorities. These projects may include, but are not limited to, student scholarships, program enhancements and infrastructure support. 

2014-2016 Board of Directors

Diane Spry Straker (Delta Alpha-East Carolina), Chair

Mary Beth Cooleen Tully (Lehigh-Epsilon Psi), Vice Chair

Judy Ethell (Zeta Alpha-Eastern Illinois), Treasurer

Colleen Sirhal (Theta-Michigan), Secretary

Jean Creamer Hodges (Rho-Ohio State)

Karen McChesney Howe (Gamma Sigma-Wisconsin/Stout)

Kim Brannon (Gamma Rho-Penn State)

Gretchen Alarcon (Kappa-Stanford)

Nancy Trillo (Beta Delta-UCLA)

Deana Koonsman Gage (Gamma Iota-Texas Tech), Alpha Phi Fraternity International President

Committees

Executive Committee
The Executive Committee assists the Board of Directors in fulfilling its responsibilities for conducting the business of the organization. Its responsibilities include two main areas of oversight: Board Development and Key Personnel Policy and Assessment. More specifically, the committee leads the Board in regularly evaluating, reviewing and updating the Board director's roles and areas of responsibilites. The committee also plans and conducts the annual assessment of the Executive Director and report the results of the assessment to the Board and ED.

Finance and Audit Committee
The Finance and Audit Committee coordinates the Board’s financial oversight responsibilities by recommending policy to the Board, interpreting it with the staff, and monitoring its implementation. Additionally, it assists the Board in fulfilling its fiduciary and oversight responsibilities in the areas of financial reporting, internal controls and the independent audit process. Management is responsible for the preparation of the Foundation's financial statements and the independent auditors are responsible for auditing and expressing an opinion on the financial statements.

Investment Committee
The Investment Committee assists the Board of Directors in fulfilling its fiduciary and oversight responsibilities related to foundation investments, including those investments held in charitable remainder trusts administered by Alpha Phi Foundation. The committee also surpervised the overall implementation of the Foundation's investment policy by it outside advisor, monitors and evaluates the performance of the Foundation's investments and funds, reports regularly on Foundation investment matters to the Board and recommends changes in policy, guidelines and objectives as appropriate.

Nominations Commission
The Nominations Commission assists the Board of Directors in fulfilling its responsibilities for identifying and developing the future volunteer leaders of Alpha Phi Foundation.