Board of Trustees
Campus Community Foundation trustees set policies relating to grant making, geographic focus, spending, investment, management, governance and professional standards, and they oversee internal and independent audits. They also set the compensation and review the performance of the Chairperson and all foundation officers across Africa.
Our Board of Trustees is currently composed of 11 members, including the chairperson. Nominated by a trustee committee and appointed by the full board, trustees generally serve a maximum of two-year terms. The board, board committees, fellows and individual trustees are evaluated on a regular basis by our Executive Committee.
Foundation trustees bring a vast range of knowledge and experience to the task of governing the foundation. Our trustees are hailed from five countries and have extensive experience in the worlds of higher education, business, law, government, technology, health care, nonprofit management, the arts and the civic sector.
The Board secretary work closely with the secretariat in different countries to implements board policies and oversees foundation programs and operations on a day-to-day basis. The trustees and the secretariat share the responsibility of representing the foundation in the public sphere along with other senior staff. The Chairperson continually re-examines secretariat work, looking for opportunities to horn strategies and improve effectiveness. The secretariat meets with people around the world to help deepen the foundation’s grasp of different perspectives on how to solve challenges. In addition to overseeing operations, the secretary works to communicate what we have learned to a broad array of audiences and strives to strengthen the philanthropic sector’s performance, legal compliance and transparency.
THE BOARD’S OVERSIGHT OF GRANT MAKING
Our Board of Trustees determines the substantive areas and geographic focus of the foundation’s grant making and initiatives. The board has delegated authority for approving these grants to the board secretary and senior staff. However, all trustees serve on one of the board’s three program committees, which help design program strategy.
The Campus Community Foundation places high value on the independence of our board members. We require that a majority of our trustees be independent, that all trustees serving on the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee be independent, and that trustees on the Audit Committee satisfy additional standards of independence.
CCF currently is operating in five countries, Namibia, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Country managers are responsible of managing the day to day operations of CCF in their respective countries.