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Board Member Expectations

William & Mary Washington Center Advisory Board members are ambassadors for the university and the W&M Washington Center.  They are fully-informed about what is going on at the university and the Center and are able to articulate that to others.  They reach out to other alumni/families/friends to engage them with the university and the Center.

Board members are advocates who share their W&M passion with others, marketing the Center and its need for financial support.

Board members are “askers” who help identify potential donors and sponsors and solicit alumni/families/friends as speakers, site visit hosts, internship providers, mentors and career advisors in our Study in D.C. opportunities.

Financial Commitment

  • At least $5,000 total annual gift to the designated fund/s established for the Center.
  • Gifts are made and accounted for during the fiscal year that starts July 1 of their first year.
    • The Board Development Committee is available to discuss extenuating circumstances.

Time Commitment

Board members are expected to:

  • Attend 4 in-person meetings annually (see calendar for specifics).
    • Board members should attend all meetings in-person, unless the meeting itself is virtual
  • Participate in at least two additional Center events annually (to specifically include any fundraisers).
  • Represent the Center/Board by attending (and presenting when appropriate) at least one W&M event beyond the Washington Center.
  • Serve on at least one Board Working Group over your term/s.

Term Commitment

  • Members of the Board shall hold office for a regular term of three years.
  • Members are eligible to serve three consecutive terms.
  • All regular terms for Board Members begin on July 1 and end on June 30 of the following year.
  • Executive officers and committee chairs shall hold their positions for two years.