USM Foundation

Leonard Raley Published Trusteeship Magazine

on November 8, 2021 by Micaela Cameron

Foundation President and CEO Leonard Raley was published in Trusteeship, the Association of Governing Board’s bimonthly magazine. In his article, “The Five Characteristics of Great Foundation Board Members,” Leonard notes that he has had the privilege of working with many great board members throughout his career and has seen first-hand what traits stand the test of time.

According to Leonard’s article, here are the five characteristics of great foundation board members:

1. A great foundation board member is a leader.
2. A great foundation board member is a learner and a listener.
3. A great foundation board member is a grateful giver of time, treasure, and talent.
4. A great foundation board member is a diligent team player.
5. A great foundation board member is a faithful (but not unquestioning) advocate.

 

Leonard acknowledges that the work of foundations has never been more important, as the pandemic has exposed many challenges for colleges and universities. In turn, the work of great board members who are dedicated to helping their organizations thrive is just as important.

Click here to read Leonard’s full article.

Similar Articles

Congratulations to Sharcus Steen, named to Class of 2021 NextGens

Congratulations to our Director of Investments, Sharcus Steen, who was named by Chief Investment Officer Magazine into its Class of…

Read More >

Board Director Antonio Tijerino Honored at Hispanic Business Hall of Fame

Board Director Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, will be presented with the Greater Washington Hispanic…

Read More >

Bruce Jarrell, MD, FACS, Named President of University of Maryland, Baltimore

The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents has appointed Bruce Jarrell, MD, FACS, as the next president of…

Read More >
Skip to toolbar