Board of Directors

Meet the Foundation Board of Directors

Front Row: Heather Sheffield, Kris Parsons, Julie Munro, Betty Preston, Heather Pettipas. Back Row: David Dern, Robert Scott, Vice Chair, Robert Broulliard, Art Solomonian, Chair. Missing on picture day: Mary Wilson Trider, Secretary, Ian McBain

Play a leadership role in the health of your community

The Almonte General Hospital/Fairview Manor Foundation is accepting applications for the Board of Directors.

The Foundation Board provides oversight, leadership, direction and support for the important task of raising and stewarding funds to help provide excellent patient/resident care in the Almonte General Hospital and Fairview Manor.

Supported by Foundation staff, Board members participate directly in fundraising and governance activities. To complement existing skills on the Board, a background including fundraising, finance, social marketing, governance, and a strong appreciation of the Hospital’s/Fairview Manor’s role in our community is an asset. Having strong professional and personal ties within AGH’s catchment area beyond Mississippi Mills (West Carleton, Stittsville/Kanata, Ottawa West or Carleton Place) is also desirable.  Previous experience as a member of a board or in a senior leadership role is an asset.

Board of Directors - Job Description

The support and commitment of volunteers is essential to the Foundation’s success. Members of the Board undertake a significant responsibility to contribute to our fundraising goals, govern the Foundation and to be accountable for its performance.

Expectations of Board Members

Board membership carries particular duties and expectations to help us achieve our goals and ensure the long-term effectiveness of our efforts. Your support and commitment is greatly appreciated and is vital to our success.

Board members have six primary roles:

1. Governance
Evaluate the Foundation’s progress by keeping informed and asking questions
Carefully review financial statements
Contribute to development of policies and procedures
Members are expected to be fully prepared for all Board and Committee meetings.

2. Advocacy
Be a passionate supporter of the Hospital and Manor and of the need for community support. Act as an ambassador in the community on behalf of the Foundation and the organization, explaining the work of AGH/FVM to those with questions. Cultivate contacts regularly, suggesting ways to interest and involve them in supporting AGH/FVM and the Foundation

3. Charitable Giving

Lead by example with a gift that is meaningful to you
Consider the AGH/FVM Foundation in your estate plans

4. Fundraising and Stewardship
Suggest individuals, groups and corporations to be approached for support, facilitating access where appropriate
Participate in cultivation and solicitation calls to ask for support
Participate in stewardship visits to thank donors and inform them of our progress

5. Recruitment of volunteers
Assist in identification and recruitment of committee and Board volunteers

6. Board and Committee Involvement

Attend and actively participate in Board meetings
Participate actively in at least one committee
Read materials and prepare for meetings in advance

7. Time Commitment
We understand that Board members have many responsibilities. We commit to being efficient and effective in all meetings.

Board meetings are held at 8 a.m. the first Thursday of the month and typically end by 9:30 a.m. The agenda is distributed in advance to give you sufficient time to read and prepare for the meetings. There are no regular meetings in July or August.

  • Committee meetings last no longer than 90 minutes
  • There are a number of special events during the year at which Board participation is requested
  • Work is also generated through committee involvement

Serving on the Almonte General Hospital/Fairview Manor Foundation Board of Directors is both an honour and a significant responsibility.  The experience of serving on the Board is rewarding and offers opportunities for personal growth and accomplishment.

Your support and contribution of time, talent and treasure is valued. Thank you for choosing to make a difference in the quality of health care in our community.

Board members must be at least 18 years of age.

The Governance and Nominating Committee will interview potential candidates and make recommendation to the Board of Directors for approval.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.