Apra Foundation Board of Trustees
Charge and responsibilities:
The Apra Foundation was founded in 1998 to support educational opportunities and professional development for Apra members and to serve as the charitable arm of Apra. The Foundation Board of Trustees is always chaired by the current Apra President. In addition, the Committee typically includes two current board members, one previous board member, and between two and four at-large members, all of whom are appointed by the Chair. You can read more about the Apra Foundaion here.
Committee accomplishements and activities:
In 2020, the Foundation created the Apra Foundation Professional Development Assistance Fund which aims to help those who have experienced financial hardship access the breadth of educational resources that Apra has to offer. As of Spring 2023, we have supported 25 awards. These $200 awards are typically granted twice a year in November and May. You may find more information about the Apra Foundation Professional Development Assistance Fund here.
The Apra Foundation is also proud to fund Apra's annual Margaret Fuhry Award and Distinguished Service Award. More information on these awards may be found here.
The Foundation holds a series of fundraising campaigns each year to support both of these programs.
Term of Service and time commitment:
Apra Board of Directors serve a one year Foundation term; non-board members serve two year terms. The Board meets monthly to organize fundraising campaigns, conduct donor stewardship, and administer our grant program.