Members of the FSYF Board of Directors serve on at least one committee during their term of service. The committees play an active role in the foundation's operations and work closely with the President and the Executive Director to achieve our common goals.
In addition to other volunteer opportunities, FSYF welcomes volunteers to serve on any of the committees below where additional help is needed. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please complete please email Fsyf@fsyf.org and indicate the committee(s) which most interest you.
Programs & Events Committee
Chairperson: Kim DeBlauw
Works with the Executive Director to set the annual calendar of events and programs, balancing needs of worldwide and domestic membership and various age groups. Each committee member helps to run one or more programs/events during the year and helps to recruit other volunteers.
Scholarship and Contests Committee
Chairperson: Tim Sears
Works with the Executive Director to oversee the Academic Merit Award and FSYF’s contests: Art, Essay, Community Service, and Welcome Home Video (FSI coordinates the FSYF-funded KidVid contest). This includes developing timelines, reviewing entry procedures, recruiting judges, overseeing the judging process, and reviewing publicity. Committee members also serve as judges and/or assist at the annual FSYF Youth Awards Ceremony.
Membership and Nominating Committee
Chairperson: Susan Symington
Works with the Executive Director to develop and execute a marketing strategy to expand FSYF name recognition and increase membership. Also identifies new candidates for the Board of Directors and determines the interest of current Board members in serving an additional two-year term. Committee members volunteer at on one or more outreach events (such as new employee briefings and recruiting tables at FSI and Main State) during the year.
Chairperson: Pete Wood
Works with the President and Executive Director to maintain relationships with current sponsors and identify potential new donors and sponsors.