Call for Board of Trustee Nominations

Call for Board of Trustee Nominations

CHARLOTTE, NC (June 17, 2020) – The North Carolina Humanities Council is a 501 (c)(3) statewide nonprofit that serves as an advocate for lifelong learning and thoughtful dialogue about all facets of human life.

The North Carolina Humanities Council is seeking nominations for service on the Board of Trustees. If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone else to the Board, please fill out the Nominations Form and email it with the necessary documentation to Megan Byrd at mbyrd@nchumanities.org by July 24, 2020 at midnight.

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. New trustee service begins November 1, 2020.

Council Board of Trustees seek to make the humanities accessible statewide, and take an active role 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 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 by private philanthropy.

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

Press Contact: Melanie Moore Richeson | North Carolina Humanities Council 704-687-1520 | mmoore@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