Welcome Board of Directors!
We, Arts for Learning, the Indiana Affiliate of Young Audiences, need the full participation of our Board to fulfill our mission and to guide, govern, and set policy in an ethical and thoughtful way. We ask Board members to:
Arts for Learning seeks a major portion of its contributed income from foundation sources. These funding sources often encourage or even require that the Board of Directors have 100% giving participation; that is, that each Board member makes an annual gift to the organization, and a capital gift, if a campaign is in progress. The following are the Arts for Learning financial participation requirements:
Annual Gift: All Board members shall make a substantial annual gift each year. One thousand ($1000) dollars is suggested. Monthly payment plans are accepted. The annual gift commitment shall be received by September 30 of each calendar year. The annual gift shall be received by June 30 of the fiscal year.
Solicitation: Board members will seek, on behalf of Arts for Learning, resources to support annual operations and special events or campaigns by suggesting individual or corporate donors for cultivation and potential solicitation by the Development Committee.
Advocacy and Cultivation
An effective Board member will:
What does Arts for Learning provide in return?
To join any of these committees, email the respective Chair.
Chair: Susan Oliver
Vice Chair: Allison Meta, Interim Secretary: Tami Earnhart, Treasurer: Allison Meta
The Executive Committee consists of the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.
The primary responsibilities of the Executive Committee:
Chair: Allison Meta
Members: Amandula Anderson
The primary responsibilities of the Finance Committee:
Members: Tami Earnhart, Susan Gee Oliver
The primary responsibilities of the Board Governance Committee:
Chair: Kate Appel
Members: Sara Lootens, Kelly Teller, Lisa Boncosky
The primary responsibilities of the Development Committee:
Chair: Todd Clevenger
Members: Sara Beanblossom (non-Board member)
The primary responsibilities of the Marketing & Advocacy Committee
Chair: Charlie Schlegel
Members: Tami Earnhart, Susan Michal, Anne Surak, Sue Blackwell (non-Board member), Daphne Chiu, Dorene Rodriguez Hoops
The primary responsibilities of the Programology Committee:
Chair: Jim Chesterfield
Members: Bob Brafford (non-Board member)
**committee not open to current Board members
The primary responsibilities of the Audit Committee are to assist the Board of Directors in its oversight of:
Third Wednesday every other month
Arts for Learning
4:45 pm–6:00 pm
August 26, 2020 – Discussion of Study Groups
October 21, 2020
December 16, 2020
February 17, 2021
April 21, 2021
June 16, 2021
Board Retreat Update from Board Chair:
To continue safe social distancing practices, we have decided to not have a summer board retreat this year. Instead, we would like to go a different direction and conduct small, virtual group discussions focused around key initiatives impacting the organization.
Ask: Select at least one discussion group to attend or be the board lead. Meet with your group in August and then attend an hour board meeting on Aug 26 to summarize discussions and to finalize an action plan. Approx. Time Commitment: 2-4 hours
Groups: Development & Fundraising; Business Planning for Programming; Community Building & Social Justice; Marketing & Advocacy (NOTE: You do not have to choose based on a committee you serve on. Sign-up based on your interest in the discussion.)
Specific Action Items:
– Read the description of each group in the linked Google doc: Discussion Group
– Sign-up for a Discussion Group directly in the Google doc (or email me with your selection)
– Accept Board Meeting Calendar Invite for Wed. Aug. 26 (coming soon from Jessica)
– Extra Credit, watch this video from the Indiana Arts Commission on the Board’s Role in a Crisis.
Second Thursday of every month
Arts for Learning– 8:15 am
Second Wednesday of every month
Arts for Learning – 8:00 am
Every other month – Date Determined by Doodle
Arts for Learning – 8:30 am
Arts for Learning – 8:00 am
TBD at each meeting
Arts for Learning – 4:30 pm-6 pm
Ploi Pagdalian – Anne Surak, Dorene Rodriguez Hoops, LaTonya Turner
Angela Yetter – Kate Appel, Todd Clevenger
Sarah Tirey – Daphne Chiu, Tami Earnhart, Allison Meta
Jessica Knudsen – Lisa Boncosky, Lawrence Hilton
Scott Janz – Susan Michal, Susan Oliver
Jessica Dunson – Anson Keller, Amandula Anderson