The American Legion Auxiliary Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors is seeking applications for 3-year elected board positions to be part of the Foundation’s governance team. The Foundation’s primary responsibility is to raise funds to support the programs and services delivered by the American Legion Auxiliary. The Nominating Committee for the Foundation Board is looking for directors with a passion for the mission outreach of the American Legion Auxiliary who are willing to make the commitment to build, promote and sustain the Foundation.
The duties of the Foundation Board of Directors are to govern and oversee the affairs, funds and property of the Foundation subject to the provisions of federal and Indiana laws, its Articles of Incorporation, and its bylaws, policies, and procedures. The Bylaws of the American Legion Auxiliary Foundation include the composition, duties, terms, qualifications, election process, and meeting requirements of the Foundation board of directors. The board typically meets quarterly via teleconference, with at least one meeting annually in-person, and some business conducted by electronic/telephonic means.
The board consists of 7-15 directors. Three serve by virtue of their national positions with the American Legion Auxiliary – the National Vice President, National Secretary and National Treasurer; one is appointed from the ALA National Finance Committee; and three to nine are elected by the Foundation Board of Directors to serve 3-year terms. The American Legion Auxiliary National President serves
ex officio on the Foundation Board of Directors.
Foundation directors receive no compensation for their services on the board. Board membership shall reflect diversity in geographic, special population and donor representation, and bring the expertise, business skills, visibility and vision needed to govern the Foundation.
The Foundation’s Nominating Committee consists of the National President of the ALA, the National Vice President of the ALA, the National Secretary of the ALA, one committee member appointed by the National President of the ALA, and one member appointed by the ALA Foundation Board President. The Nominating Committee is especially interested in applicants with fund development experience who help to reflect the ethnic, age, cultural, and regional diversity of the American Legion Auxiliary.
If you have a passion for the mission outreach of the American Legion Auxiliary and are willing to make the commitment to build, promote and sustain the Foundation please complete the following application. Please submit your completed application electronically and email it to:
The Foundation’s nominating committee will verify and review all applications, then select a slate of candidates to be presented to the Foundation Board of Directors. The board will elect individuals from this slate and present those individual for confirmation to the National Executive Committee (the governing board) of the American Legion Auxiliary. The three-year term of service for a new board member begins upon confirmation by the NEC.