Committees

Audit Committee

Meets

Twice annually by conference call with the auditors:

  1. May/June for pre audit
  2. Early September for post audit

Purpose 

Pre-Audit: to discuss/review process. Post Audit: to review the draft audit and report recommendations to the Board

Composition 

Three-person committee; chair appointed by the Board. (Per Bylaws IV, 4)

Members

  1. Christine Ward (Chair)
  2. Bronwyn Hannon
  3. Stephen Pagano

Executive Committee

Meets

On an as-needed basis, by conference call.

Purpose

To make decisions/approve resolutions if necessary in absence of a Board quorum.

Composition

Comprised of the Board Chair, Vice Chair(s), Treasurer, Program and Development Committee Chair, and one to four additional members chosen by the Board at its annual meeting with at least one drawn from each of four of the appointing authority classes (members appointed by the Governor, Senate Majority Leader, Assembly Speaker, and Board of Regents). (Per Bylaws IV, 1)

Members

  1. Chair, Stephan Pagano (Governor)
  2. Vice Chair, George R. Hearst III (Board of Regents)
  3. Treasurer, Barbara Brinkley (Board of Regents)
  4. Program and Development Committee Chair, Gary Smith
  5. Christine Ward (Senate Majority)

Minutes

Distributed to committee members only if acting pursuant to Board Resolution; otherwise to full Board.

Investment Committee

Meets

Quarterly and as needed, by conference call with investment firm.

Purpose

To determine and vote on management of funds based upon advice of investment firm.

Composition

Comprised of the Board Chair, Treasurer - who shall serve as Committee Chair, and another Board member chosen by the Board. (Per Bylaws IV, 2)

Members

  1. Barbara Brinkley (Chair)
  2. Harold Iselin
  3. Stephen Pagano
  4. Joyce Shenker
  5. Rosemary Vietor

Nominating Committee

Meets

Annually between the January and March Board meetings (can be by conference call).

Purpose

To development the slate of Board Officer candidates as well as vacant Executive Committee seats for presentation at March Board meeting.

Composition

Comprised of three members chosen by the Board. (Per Bylaws IV, 4). Members are selected annually at the Board's January Meeting.

Members

  1. Bronwyn Hannon (Chair)
  2. Gary Smith
  3. Christine Ward

Program and Development Committee

Meets

Three times a year prior to January, March and September Board meetings; and/or as needed, by conference call.

Purpose

Offer advice on initiatives involving the Trust's core mission of access, awareness, education, and preservation; advise on Annual Appeal, Stewards, corporate and foundation giving, and project fundraising.

Composition

Comprised of neither less than seven nor more than eleven Board members appointed by the Board Chair in consultation with Board. (Per Bylaws IV, 4)

Members

  1. Gary Smith (Chair)
  2. Tom Birdsey
  3. Kimberly Gilmore
  4. George R. Hearst III
  5. Harold Holzer