Winthrop University Foundation

Board of Directors

Board Member Responsibilities


  • Articulate and support the Foundation's mission, purpose, and responsibilities
  • Understand and support the host institution's missions, goals, and priorities
  • Understand your fiduciary responsibilities by actively participating in orientation, training, and continuing education activities.
  • Prepare for and participate conscientiously in board and committee meetings and other foundation activities
  • Ask good questions and willingly share time and expertise
  • Actively participate in the fundraising process:
    • Set an example through personal giving (annual giving and periodic campaigns)
    • Encourage donor participation and ensure donor confidence
    • Identify and cultivate prospects (help open doors)
    • Solicit gifts
    • Properly acknowledging gifts and donors
  • Advocate for the Foundation and Winthrop University at every opportunity
  • Scrupulously avoid even the appearance of conflict of interest and adhere to Foundation policy
  • Be alert to prospective and influential candidates to fill vacancies on the board.