Every year, the board of directors sends out an announcement to look for new board members. Those interested are invited to attend a meeting, and are encouraged to talk with other board members and fill out an application. The current board votes in new board members from both applicants and any current board members that re-apply to sit on the board. Board members serve two-year terms.
When can someone apply to be on the board?
Applications are accepted year round. At the April meeting, the nomination committee will present the applicants to the board of directors for the new school year. The new board is elected during the May meeting. The first meeting of the new board is held in August. Any open positions occuring during the school year will be filled as needed from the pool of applicants.
Can donations be matched by donors' employers?
Many companies offer matching to organizations that carry a 501(c) designation. Westview Foundation is a 501(c) organization. Employees should check with their Human Resources director for more information, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have access to a list of companies who participate.
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What is expected of the board of directors?
Each board member has 7 responsibilities on the board:
Attend meetings, actively participate, and be well prepared
Operate as part of the team
Manage assets prudently
Organizational and financial planning for the board
Recruit community members and families to support the Foundation
Represent and share the Foundation’s purpose to the community
Be active in raising money for the Foundation by assisting and supporting various fundraisers
How many members sit on the Foundation's board of directors?
At most 14 members can sit on the board. However, the average is about 10 board members. There are also advisors and ex-officio on the board.
Is the Foundation a 501(c)(3) organization?
The Westview Foundation, as of June 11, 2002, is a 501(c)(3) organization. Our Tax ID is #03-0462131.
How does the Foundation decide where the raised money is spent?
A team of the Westview Staff along with the Principal (Operational Cadre) identifies schoolwide needs. The needs are presented to the Board to insure that the money raised will be put to the best use for all Westview students.
How do you set up a new Group within the Foundation?
Please contact the Westview Foundation President and Westview Foundation Treasurer for more information.
What is the difference between the PTSA and the Foundation?
The Foundation is a fundraising entity with board members focused on raising money to enhance academic and extracurricular activities.
The PTSA is an organization that advocates for children and provides programs and services for students and parents. For more information on how PTSA supports our Westview community visit their website
The Westview Foundation and Westview PTSA continue to work together to support Westview High School community.
What has the Foundation funded?
Your support has allowed us to offer grants to music and athletics programs, Quizbowl, Science Olympiad, and other groups. Every year, we look for additional ways to enrich the student experience,
support STEAM opportunities across disciplines, and assist with funding in areas identified by the Westview community.