Our Board of Trustees
We are grateful for a board of dedicated trustees with a strong belief in the value of public school
- Kathy Dooley, President / Treasurer
- Bradley Swanson, Vice President
- Anna Hall Evans, Secretary
- Jason Alexander
- Joseph Correa
- Sam Gearhart
- Meredith Hayes
- Rogan Jones
- Ashley Kimberley
- Michele McNamee
- Brad Swanson
- Lynne Sherwood Parker
- Scott Wilson
- Greg Baker, Superintendent
- Kim Lund, BPSF Executive Director
- Tanya Rowe, Executive Director, Communications & Community Relations
- Current School Board President
- Tina Allsop, Grant Writer
Responsibilities of the Board of Trustees
- Serve for a term of three years.
- Determine the Bellingham Public School Foundation’s (BPSF) vision, mission and values.
- Develop the Foundation’s strategic plan and set program goals and scope.
- Institute policies and ensure adequate resources to carry out the mission.
- Enhance the Foundation’s public image by representing the organization to the community.
- Ensure the financial solvency of the organization by regularly reviewing financial statements,
insurance coverage, asset management, and providing for a regular financial audit.
- Ensure legal and ethical accountability.
- Select, recruit and develop new board members, and assess the board’s own performance.
- Select, supervise and support the executive director.
Responsibilities for Each Individual Board Member
- Be informed about the BPSF’s mission, services, policies and programs.
- Confer with staff and read reports to understand our role in the community.
- Contribute time, expertise and financial support to achieve BPSF’s fundraising goals.
- Accept and support the decisions of the board and keep appropriate information confidential.
- Accept responsibility and follow through on commitments.
- Assist the board in carrying out its fiduciary responsibilities by reviewing financial statements.
- Make an annual financial contribution. It is important to demonstrate to the community 100%
board participation in annual giving.
- Attend at least 80% of board meetings.
- Serve on at least one committee.
- Contribute to the Foundation’s fundraising efforts by identifying, cultivating and/or soliciting prospects.
- Actively participate in BPSF’s annual events (Race for Education and Hungry Minds Breakfast) by
inviting guests and doing necessary follow-up.
- Assist in the identification and recruitment of prospective board members.
- Resign if commitments can’t be carried out.
- Inform the community about the Foundation.
Interested in serving on the BPSF board? Find an application HERE.