Savannah Technical College’s Foundation Receives Award

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

The Savannah Technical College Foundation Board of Trustees earned the designation of Technical College Foundation Association 2018 Role Model Foundation Board Certification for the third consecutive year at TCSG’s Fall Leadership Conference earlier this month.

“Congratulations to Savannah Technical College Foundation’s Board of Trustees for earning Role Model Board status again this year,” said STC President Dr. Kathy S. Love. “I am proud that our Trustees strive to be exemplary in all that they do to support the work of Savannah Technical College and the communities we serve.”

The TCFA Role Model Foundation Board Certification is an annual certification process sponsored by the TCFA of Georgia, a membership organization that represents the 22 Technical College System of Georgia foundations and more than 600 trustees statewide.

The TCFA Delegate Council says it presents this award to encourage and recognize foundation boards that engage in outstanding business practices and demonstrate the highest level of commitment.

In order to obtain the certification, not only does the board as a whole have to meet certain requirements, but each individual board member must meet specific requirements.

To be eligible to receive the certification a foundation must engage in best practices in nonprofit governance, board management, and operations; have policies in place to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations, especially in financial matters; be led by a Board of Trustees whose members are actively engaged in the foundation’s development activities; and support the professional development and state-level participation of their Trustees, Executive Director and college advancement personnel.

All trustees must demonstrate active engagement in the work of the board through regular attendance at board and committee meetings and college and foundation events, participation in leadership activities and personal professional development, and fundraising on behalf of the board.

The STC Foundation Board of Trustees 2018-19 membership includes: Sam McCachern, Chair; Gary Sanchez, Vice Chair; Stewart Bromley, Treasurer; Bertice Berry; Tom Bul­lock; David Burkoff; Scott Center; John Coleman; Bill Dickinson; Helen Downing; Franklin Goldwire; Brynn Grant; Robyn Iannone; Joe Marchese; Lynne Marini; Tom Ratcliffe; Alfonso Ribot; Stan Sparks; Michael Traynor; Cecilia Russo Turner; Ansley Williams; Linda Zoller.