Board Service Opportunity
North Country HealthCare Foundation
North Country HealthCare is a federally qualified health center based in Flagstaff that provides primary care and wrap-around services for more than 50,000 patients in twelve communities across northern Arizona. For many of our patients, North Country is the only option for accessible and affordable healthcare. The North Country HealthCare Foundation is a separate, 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, with the sole purpose of raising donated funds from individuals, businesses and corporations, and charitable foundations to support the work of North Country HealthCare.
Board of Directors
The North Country HealthCare Foundation board of directors comprises leaders from Flagstaff and northern Arizona who are dedicated to North Country’s mission and who serve with a desire to make a positive impact on the lives of our patients. Our board members partner with fundraising and administrative staff to champion a culture of philanthropy, believing in a strategic approach to tong-term public benefit. In addition to the standard roles and responsibilities of a board member, our board members are selected for specific attributes, which are complementary to those of other members and bring value to the mission of North Country HealthCare. Each member may be asked to fulfill additional tasks specific to her/him.
Roles and Responsibilities
Serving on the North Country HealthCare Foundation board of directors is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about ensuring that everyone in northern Arizona has access to quality, affordable healthcare. The following are the standard roles and responsibilities of the board of directors.
- Board members are expected to play an active role in the fundraising process. We recognize not everyone is comfortable asking for money. We will help you serve at your level of comfort. Some ways to help include:
- Commit yourself to the organization’s mission
- Identify, evaluate, and cultivate prospective donors
- Make introductions
- Organize and attend special events
- Attend face-to-face solicitations
- Write or sign appeal letters
- Thank donors
- Board members are expected to make a contribution that is personally significant.
- Board members are asked to help the Foundation team make connections with others who can help advance the mission.
- Board members are expected to have the financial acumen to read and understand financial statements and to otherwise help the board fulfill its fiduciary responsibilities.
- Board members are expected to attend six board meetings per year. They are expected to read board materials in advance of meetings and to come prepared to ask questions and participate in discussions.
- Board members are expected to serve on one or more committees of the board and to actively participate in committee work.
- Board members are expected to responsibly represent North Country HealthCare Foundation to their respective communities and to advocate for North Country HealthCare’s mission, programs, and services as appropriate.
- Board terms last for three years and board members can serve for up to two consecutive terms.
Our Foundation Mission
North Country HealthCare Foundation’s mission is to provide philanthropic support to North Country HealthCare. Through individuals, private foundations and corporations, the Foundation will secure charitable gifts to enhance the Center’s mission and build an endowment to provide financial security for the future.
North Country HealthCare Mission
To provide affordable, accessible, quality primary care in an atmosphere of dignity and respect where the health and well-being of patients and community are promoted through direct services, education, outreach, and advocacy.