Opera for the Young’s board of directors determines and articulates the company’s mission and purpose; makes certain that programming is meeting the needs of the organization’s core constituency; ensures effective planning and assists in implementing and monitoring the plan’s goals; monitors and strengthens programs and services; ensures legal and ethical integrity; and enhances the organization’s public standing.
The board is headed by four officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer) who form the Executive Committee. Each officer chairs a committee – Executive, Development, Budget/ Finance, and Nominations/Governance.
The officers are joined by directors to comprise the full board. The full board meets on a quarterly basis. In between those meetings, committees perform the following functions and make recommendations to the full board for approval. A majority of the board must approve recommendations for them to become a priority of the organization. All directors must serve on at least one committee.
The Executive Committee selects, supports, and evaluates senior staff. They also closely work with staff to set strategic priorities that are then brought to the full board for discussion and a vote.
The Development Committee works to ensure there are adequate financial resources through sponsorships, donations, fundraising events, and increasing community recognition.
The Budget/Finance protects assets, provides financial oversight, assists in preparing the annual budget, and ensures financial controls are in place.
The Nominations/Governance Committee works to build a competent board. They are responsible for articulating prerequisites for candidates, orienting new members, and periodically and comprehensively evaluating board performance.
The board contributes 100% in terms of participation, and all directors contribute financially.
Are you interested in learning more about being an Opera for the Young board member? Contact staff liaison to the Nominations Committee, diane (at) ofty (dot) org.
Last Updated: 8/27/15