The Foundation Board is comprised of current and former parents, as well as the principal of La Costa Canyon High School, and the Executive Director of the Foundation.  The Principal and Executive Director serve as advisors in an ex-officio capacity.

Election of Board Members:

To be considered for the Board, an application must be submitted to the Nominating Committee for review.  The Nominating Committee will present proposed applicants to the Board for a vote.  The Board will then elect all members for the next year, or when a position is open.

All Board Members must sit on or chair at least one committee.  Board Committees may include non-board members, as well as members of the community who do not have students at LCC.

Ready to Serve?

Please consider applying for one of the Foundation’s Board positions, becoming a liaison, or joining a Committee below.
Parent volunteers are the backbone of a successful Foundation.

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Board Committees:

Alumni Committee:  responsible for identifying and re-connecting alumni to the school through regular communications with the goal of increasing alumni participation and financial support. Preferably chaired by an LCC alumnum.

Development Committee:  responsible for expanding and creating successful fundraising strategies, programs, and managing annual solicitations amongst parent donors. Works closely with Executive Director.

Finance Committee (as needed):  responsible for reviewing and providing guidance for the organization’s financial matters and providing input to the annual budget to submit to the Board for approval.

Grants Committee:  responsible for researching and applying for external grants.  The Grant committee is also responsible for reviewing grant requests internally and making recommendations to the Board.

Marketing Committee:  responsible for developing communications, marketing, and media plans to support the Foundation and Foundation events. Specific jobs include managing the Foundation website and social media outlets, updating the weekly e-news, and sending out eBlasts, when required.

Nominating Committee (as needed):  responsible for strategic recruitment of qualified Board candidates, and presentation of applications and recommendations to the Board.

Special Events Committee:  responsible for planning, coordinating, and executing Foundation events.  These include, but are not limited to, the Fall Fundraiser, Arts Festival, Donor Dinner, and Golf Tournament.

Standing Committees:

Maverick Athletics Board (MAB): supports all 24 teams and 3 club sports that comprise LCC’s successful athletic program.  Basic funding does not cover costs associated with school sports: athletic equipment, coaches and trainers, travel expenses, and camps.  These and more are provided with donations to Foundation under Athletics.

Maverick Academics Committee (MAC): supplements classroom essentials and funds special projects that afford LCC students enhanced learning opportunities.  Science labs, specific equipment and supplies, and individual class offerings are not covered by basic funding and are paid for with donations to Foundation under Academics.

Maverick Visual & Performing Arts (MVPA): offers LCC’s award-winning artists and performers opportunities they otherwise would not have.  Video cameras, theater and dance coaches, and Artists in Residence who provide expert knowledge to our students, are paid with donations to Foundation under Arts.

Board Member Descriptions:

President

  • Understands the By-laws, Policies and Procedures, as well as financial and legal matters, as they pertain to the Foundation
  • Is the public representative of the Foundation
  • Sets high standards for Board conduct and intervenes in conflicts of interests, and/or confidentiality issues
  • Helps recruit new Board members
  • Helps appoint Committee Chairs
  • Works with VP of Finance to execute annual Executive Director performance review and contract renewal
  • Leads by example in giving/raising funds
  • Governs Board meetings and holds strategic sessions with Executive Board

VP of Finance

  • Accounting experience preferred
  • Oversees Foundation Bookkeeper
  • Manages Foundation Budget Process
  • Is the “Gate Keeper” for all Foundation finances
  • Works with President and Executive Director to institute financial policies and procedures
  • Works with President to execute annual Executive Director performance review and contract renewal
  • Trains liaisons in Foundation finance systems

VP of Development

  • Works closely with Executive Director to develop Foundation fundraising plan
  • Proposes new leads for fundraising opportunities to support the mission of the Foundation
  • Serves on Development Committee to oversee all fundraising efforts
  • Coordinates fundraising calendar
  • Signs off on all fundraising events to ensure balanced approach
  • Manages fundraising process – Planning, Execution, and Follow-up
  • Coordinates with Marketing Committee for promotion of all fundraising events
  • Coordinates with Special Events Committee to execute fundraisers
  • Recruits Development Committee staff, when needed

VP of Marketing

  • Develops a Marketing plan to support fundraisers
  • Manages all Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn) to connect with LCC Community
  • Manages Foundation website (WordPress)
  • Coordinates and updates weekly eNews (Google Docs)
  • Coordinates and sends all eBlasts through Vertical Response
  • Works with liaisons, as well as both Development and Special Events Committees to promote fundraisers
  • Designs and creates Foundation promotional materials
  • Recruits Marketing Committee staff, when needed

VP of Communications/Secretary

  • Keeps and disburses minutes of all Board Meetings
  • Manages Foundation office volunteers, or appoints an office manager
  • Recruits and manages Volunteer Coordinator for all Foundation-sponsored events (SignUp Genius)
  • Manages Donor Perfect program (donor database)
  • Understands, and is able to speak to the most current edition of Roberts Rules of Order, the Foundation’s By-laws, Policies and Procedures, and annual Business Plan, when inquiries arise

Grants Chair

  • Manages the Grants Committee
  • Is responsible for procuring all outside Grants to the Foundation
  • Coordinates with the Grants Committee and Principal on the process of choosing which internal grants to award
  • Communicates with ALL applicants as to the status of their application
  • Works with the VP of Finance to establish a Grants budget
  • Recruits Grants Committee staff, when needed

Alumni Chair

  • Preferably an LCC alumnus, but not required
  • Manages the Alumni Committee
  • Reaches out to all LCC Alumni and connects with them through social media
  • Connects with coaches and teachers to identify star alumni and alumni events
  • Builds an Alumni Directory for direct outreach
  • Endeavors to recruit class representatives for each graduating year
  • Works with Special Events committee (when needed) to plan alumni event(s) (e.g. during Homecoming)
  • Supports alumni reunion events (venue suggestion, social media promotion, and tickets sales)
  • Entreaties alumni (via networking and social media) to support the Foundation’s mission and LCC

Special Events/Hospitality Chair

  • Manages Special Events Committee
  • Plans, manages, and executes the Foundation’s Fall Fundraiser
  • Works with Development Committee to support other events (Arts Festival, Donor Dinner, etc)
  • Works with Executive Director to execute Donor Event in the Spring
  • Builds long-term relationships with local businesses to support LCC events
  • Manages all goods and monies donated from businesses to the Foundation
  • Procures funds and goods from local businesses to support events
  • Manages “Thank you” system to local businesses
  • Works with Development and Finance Committees to set and reach event expense and fundraising projections
  • Recruits Special Events Committee staff as needed

Information Technology (IT) Chair

  • Computing and coding experience preferred
  • Manages all back-end (and front-end when necessary) Foundation website requirements (WordPress)
  • Is the “Gate Keeper” for all Foundation website, server, and email passwords and protocols
  • Advises and supports all Foundation software purchases and set-up (Greater Giving, Formsite, WordPress, etc)
  • Sets-up, implements and maintains online payment systems for Foundation operations (PayPal)
  • Works with Special Events committee to support fundraising activities involving online activities (auctions, donations, etc)
  • Endeavors to recruit and train IT intern(s) or additional volunteer as back-up, when needed

Athletics Chair:

  • Oversees and supports all of LCC’s 24 teams and 3 club sports
  • Manages and staffs team and club liaisons
  • Ensures compliance with LCC Foundation’s By-Laws and Policies and Procedures.
  • Provides feedback and reports to the Foundation Board
  • Follows Foundation’s guidelines for the collection and disbursement of funds
  • Provides a copy of the MAB Policies and Procedures, list of members, mission statement, and minutes from meetings to the Foundation
  • Adheres to Foundation fundraising guidelines
  • Works with Special Events and Marketing Committees to execute and promote MAB events and fundraisers
  • Promotes general Foundation-sponsored Special Events and fundraising activities
  • Promotes the Foundation to other parents and community members

Academics Chair:

  • Manages and staffs the Maverick Academics Standing Committee
  • Endeavors to recruit academic department liaisons to support department heads via the Foundation’s mission
  • Strives to find creative ways to supplement classroom essentials and fund special projects
  • Ensures compliance with LCC Foundation’s By-Laws and Policies and Procedures
  • Provides feedback and reports to the Foundation Board
  • Follows Foundation’s guidelines for the collection and disbursement of funds
  • Provides a copy of the MAC Policies and Procedures, list of members, mission statement, and minutes from meetings to the Foundation
  • Adheres to Foundation fundraising guidelines
  • Works with Special Events and Marketing Committees to execute and promote MAC events and fundraisers
  • Promotes general Foundation-sponsored Special Events and fundraising activities
  • Promotes the Foundation to other parents and community members

Arts Chair:

  • Manages and staffs the Maverick Visual & Performing Arts Standing Committee
  • Endeavors to recruit arts department liaisons to support department heads via the Foundation’s mission
  • Strives to find creative ways to supplement classroom essentials and fund special projects
  • Ensures compliance with LCC Foundation’s By-Laws and Policies and Procedures
  • Provides feedback and reports to the Foundation Board
  • Follows Foundation’s guidelines for the collection and disbursement of funds
  • Provides a copy of the MVPA Policies and Procedures, list of members, mission statement, and minutes from meetings to the Foundation
  • Adheres to Foundation fundraising guidelines
  • Works with Special Events and Marketing Committees to execute and promote MVPA events and fundraisers
  • Promotes general Foundation-sponsored Special Events and fundraising activities
  • Promotes the Foundation to other parents and community members

Members-at-Large:

  • May be parents of students currently attending LCC, former parents, and non-parent members of the community
  • May be former Executive Board Members of the Foundation
  • Members act with care and loyalty to the Foundation’s mission
  • Help set the mission of the Foundation
  • Approve the budget
  • Determine the strategic direction of the Foundation
  • May be assigned to serve on committees or undertake special projects

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