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.