Foundation Board Committees

Executive Committee

Helps the Miami University Foundation Board of Directors function efficiently and effectively. Its broad authority shall only be used as necessary and appropriate on matters that cannot or should not be delayed until the full Board’s next regularly scheduled meeting, or until a special meeting of the full Board should be called as specified in the Code of Regulations for the Miami University Foundation.

Executive Committee
Mark Sullivan, President
Sue Henry, Vice President
Ellen Schubert, Treasurer
Chuck Landes, Secretary

 

Audit & Finance Committee

Provides oversight for the  Foundation’s financial reporting and auditing functions, including financial statements, IRS Form 990, unrestricted endowment funds, budget, & administration fee.

Audit & Finance Committee
Chuck Landes, Chair
Steve Anderson
Jagdish Bhati
Jayne Brownell
Jim Chapman
Cynthia Henderson
Alison Sanger
Ellen Schubert
Staff Contact: Bruce Guiot

 

Communications Committee

Communicates the mission and the role of the Foundation to the Miami University community and the public through the creation of an ongoing communication approach and strategy and through the development of consistent messaging.

Communications Committee
Sylvia Stanfield, Chair
Rick Amos
Jayne Brownell
Don Crain
Dave Dafoe
Sue Henry
Chuck Landes
Lynn Pistell
Deedie Dowdle, Ex-Officio
Staff Contact: Kim Tavares

 

Development Committee

Aids the Foundation in soliciting gifts and maximizing the fundraising efforts on behalf of Miami University. Will focus on different areas of emphasis depending on the needs of Miami University. 

Development Committee
Don Crain, Chair
Rick Amos
Jagdish Bhati
Jim Chapman
Cynthia Henderson
Sue Henry
Chuck Landes
Sharon Mitchell
Beth Mynhier
John Peck
Sylvia Stanfield
Tom Herbert
Staff Contact, Brad Bundy

 

Governance Committee

Oversees the Foundation’s structure, policies, and processes to insure compliance with the Foundation’s mission and good governance. Identifies and recruits qualified new Foundation director candidates and board leadership and provides new director orientation.

Governance Committee
Sue Henry, Chair
Dave Dafoe
Sharon Mitchell
Sylvia Stanfield
Mark Sullivan
Tom Herbert
Ron Christian, Ex-Officio
Staff Contact: Mackenzie Rice

 

Investment Committee

Provides oversight and direction of the Foundation’s investment portfolio, including investment policy, asset allocation, and investment manager selection.

Investment Committee
Mary Ann Casati, Chair
David Budig
Rich Chaifetz
Tom Hayden
Rick McVey
Alison Sanger
Ellen Schubert
Mark Sullivan
David Creamer,
Staff Contact: Bruce Guiot

 

Spending Policy Committee

Provides guidelines for a prudent and equitable distribution from the Foundation’s endowed funds for the benefit of current and future students.

Spending Committee
Ellen Schubert, Chair
Jagdish Bhati
Chuck Landes
Alison Sanger
Staff Contact: Bruce Guiot

 

Stewardship Committee

Responsible for the oversight of the stewardship program including acknowledgement and recognition of donors, compliance with donor intent, and serving in a donor advocacy role for the Foundation.

Stewardship Committee
Beth Mynhier, Chair
Rick Amos
Steve Anderson
Jagdish Bhati
Jayne Brownell
Don Crain
Dave Dafoe
Sue Henry
Sharon Mitchell
Lynn Pistell
Sylvia Stanfield
Phyllis Callahan
Staff Contact: Mackenzie Rice

 

Trust & Gift Annuities Committee

Provides policy development and oversight of the Foundation’s trusts, pooled income fund, and gift annuities.

Trust & Gift Annuities Committee
John Peck, Chair
Cynthia Henderson
Chuck Landes
David Creamer
Tom Herbert
Staff Contact: Bruce Guiot