Our Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees

We are grateful for a board of dedicated trustees with a strong belief in the value of public school
education.

Board Members:

  • 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

Ex-Officio Members:

  • 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

Governance

  • 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.

Financial Contribution

  • Make an annual financial contribution.  It is important to demonstrate to the community 100%
    board participation in annual giving.

Participation

  • 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.

Promotion

  • Inform the community about the Foundation.

Interested in serving on the BPSF board? Find an application HERE.