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AMA Foundation Board of Directors

Interested in serving on the AMA Foundation Board of Directors?
Complete the application and submit via email to katie.carter@ama-assn.org. Details about the AMA Foundation's mission and board member responsibilites are listed below. For additonal information, contact AMA Foundation Staff at 312-464-4218.

AMA Foundation Mission Statement: The mission of the AMA Foundation is to improve the health of Americans through philanthropic support of quality programs in public health and medical education.

Active Participation: As an elected member of the AMA Foundation Board of Directors, each Board member is responsible for advancing the mission and vision of the Foundation. Because of the Board member’s specific expertise and knowledge in areas relevant to the operations of the AMA Foundation, it is important that all members actively participate in operations of the Foundation. Board members are also expected to attend a comprehensive Board Orientation upon joining.

Responsibilities: The Board of Directors has the principal responsibility for fulfillment of the organization’s mission and the legal accountability for its operations. The Board is in charge of establishing the organizational mission, forming the strategic plan, overseeing the plan’s success, and providing adequate support to staff. Because they do not pay taxes, Not-for-Profit (NFP) organizations belong to the public. Therefore, the AMA Foundation Board owes its duties to the public and must practice the duties of loyalty, care and obedience when acting on behalf of the AMA Foundation.

Board Meetings: A minimum of three board meetings are held each year. Board members are expected to attend all board meetings; attendance will be reviewed annually. If a Board member is unable to attend a meeting due to special circumstances, it is expected that they will review the agenda and minutes and discuss pertinent issues with the Board President and/or Executive Director.

Committee Meetings: Each Board member will serve on at least one committee and may be asked to serve on committees focusing on specific issues. The majority of the committee meetings will be conducted by teleconference and some may take place on-site. Board members are expected to participate in a majority of all committee meetings each year; attendance will be reviewed annually. If a Board member is unable to attend a committee meeting, it is expected that they will review the agenda and minutes and discuss pertinent issues with Committee Chair and/or Executive Director.

Personal Giving: The success of the Foundation depends on the financial contributions of our constituency. Board members are expected to set an example of leadership by contributing to the very best of their ability.

Fundraising: All Board members are expected to actively participate in the fundraising process. Board members should be involved in identifying potential donors (individuals, corporations and institutions) and requesting donations for both the Annual Fund and the Major Donor Campaign.