Call for Board of Trustee Nominations

Call for Board of Trustee Nominations

CHARLOTTE, NC (May 10, 2019) – The North Carolina Humanities Council is a 501 (c)(3) statewide nonprofit that serves as an advocate for lifelong learning and thoughtful dialogue about our shared human experience. The Council envision a North Carolina where the humanities disciplines are used as a means to drive discussion around topics of national and local importance in order to build historical and cultural understanding and community togetherness.

The Council is governed by a 20-25 member, volunteer Board of Trustees comprised of public and private business leaders, scholars and humanities professionals from communities throughout North Carolina. Along with Board-elected Trustees, five Trustees are appointed by the Governor of North Carolina. Membership on the Board of Trustees is a three-year term. Trustees are eligible for reelection to the Board to serve a second three-year term. Tenure on the Board is limited to six years. New Trustee service begins November 1, 2019.

Board of Trustees seek to make the humanities accessible statewide, and take active roles in Council fundraising. Trustees attend four meetings per year; ensure the Council reaches its mission; evaluate grant proposals; serve on committees; participate in the development and approval of policies and long-range plans; and oversee financial responsibility. Nominees must be current residents of North Carolina and should be supportive of North Carolina Humanities Council’s mission and goals; interested in the humanities and be dedicated to providing cultural enrichment for North Carolinians.

By congressional mandate, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), an independent federal agency in the executive branch, provides general operating support grants to the North Carolina Humanities Council and the other 55 state and jurisdictional humanities councils. Additional Council funding is provided through private philanthropy.

If you are interested in nominating someone to the Board, please fill out the Nominations Form and email it with the necessary documentation to spwatkins@nchumanities.org with the subject line “2019 Board Nomination” by July 15, 2019 at midnight.

For more information about the duties of a Board Trustee or the nomination process, please contact us at nchc@nchumanities.org.

 

About North Carolina Humanities Council:

The North Carolina Humanities Council is a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Through grant-making and public humanities programs, the Council serves as an advocate for lifelong learning and thoughtful dialogue about our shared human experience. The Council operates the North Carolina Center for the Book, an affiliate program of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. To learn more visit www.nchumanities.org  

Press Contact: Melanie Moore

North Carolina Humanities Council

704-687-1520 | mmoore@nchumanities.org