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Every year, AARP Foundation helps millions of struggling older adults 50 and over win back opportunity. We couldn't do it without the generous support of individuals and institutions.

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AARP Foundation Board of Directors Board Member Representative Duties

The AARP Foundation Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the finances and activities of the Foundation. The Board of Directors has 10 members: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer/Chair of the Finance Committee and six others.

The Board determines, demands and assures appropriate organizational performance. This includes fulfilling the mission of the organization, determining its future direction and assuring the organization's fiscal health. A Board Member is expected to attend all Board Meetings and to participate in committees and other activities as needed.

Some of the major responsibilities of an AARP Foundation Board Member are to:

  • Ensure appropriate linkage between the work of the Foundation's programs and the mission and goals of AARP and AARP Foundation;
  • Ensure the highest ethical and professional standards are being applied in the handling and use of funds raised for programmatic activities;
  • Provide philanthropic support by personal giving and draw on sphere of influence to benefit the Foundation;
  • Ensure appropriate controls are in place between AARP Foundation and AARP in compliance with all laws governing 501 (c)3 organizations;
  • Approve plan and budget, and monitor finances;
  • Act as spokesperson in articulating the Foundation's mission and goals;
  • Evaluate the Foundation President's performance.

dates to remember

Application process opens - December 1, 2015

Application process closes - February 15, 2016

Interviews of Finalist Candidates  - March 2016

All applicants notified of status - April 2016

Appointment of New Board Members - May 2016

Programs & Services

AARP Tax Aide

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

This program offers free assistance with tax-return preparation. Go

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Housing Solutions Center

This program offers free HUD-certified counseling and assistance to 50-plus homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure. Go

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AARP Benefits QuickLink

See if you qualify for public assistance and you can save money on health care, medication, food, utilities, and more! Go

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We are partnering with workforce services providers to strengthen the bridge between 50+ job candidates and respected employers. Go