Volunteer Opportunity - Call for Applications for Foundation Board of Directors
The Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare (HDGH) Foundation Board of Directors is accepting applications for 2023 appointment.
The HDGH Foundation will fundraise to support the development and advancement of HDGH’s non-acute programs & services including: specialized adult mental health, cardiac Wellness, palliative care, children and youth mental health and counseling programs and rehabilitation services. The Board is responsible to oversee the activities of the Foundation, and administer funds entrusted to them, ensuring that it is done in an ethical and transparent manner.
The board is comprised of dedicated volunteers recruited from the communities served by Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare. Serving as a Director is a rewarding and meaningful volunteer experience. As the dedicated fundraising body for HDGH, our Directors represent the wishes of our generous donors.
The role of the board is to assume the overall stewardship of the Foundation by adopting strategic governance practices, overseeing the Foundation’s affairs, monitoring and assessing the performance and progress in meeting the board’s short and long-term goals. In addition, the board is expected to champion the Foundation’s cause and its goals in the community, and to support the Foundation in soliciting donations for Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare. While the day-to-day operations are led by the Foundation’s Executive Director, the Board-ED relationship is a partnership and the appropriate engagement of the board is critical.
Specific to the 2023 recruitment process, the Foundation Board of Directors is seeking candidates that have experience in the following areas: fundraising, government relations, finance and audit, entrepreneurship, and legal.
For more information on the Foundation please visit our webpage
The board is comprised of 13 voting Directors. The Board is recruiting three (3) Directors to fill vacancies left by those reaching their maximum term on the Board.
Directors serve a three-year term with the option renewal, attend a quarterly board meeting and participate in a minimum of one committee. Each committee meets quarterly for approximately 1-1.5 hours. All meetings are held either in person in Windsor or virtually. It is estimated that a Director will spend between 100-120 hours per year volunteering on the board.
In addition to the board meeting schedule, all Directors are required to help raise funds for the Foundation. They do this in a number of ways such as; attend events, open doors for new donors, leverage connections and help thank donors. Directors are also encouraged to make annual gifts that reflect the Foundation’s fundraising priorities.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare, mental health, rehabilitation and healthcare in general. Selected Directors will have achieved leadership stature in business, community, government, philanthropy or the non-profit sector. Their accomplishments will allow them to attract other well-qualified, high-performing board members. Previous board leadership is an asset.
The Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare Foundation is committed to and value the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive working environment where all employees and Board members feel respected and supported in fulfilling their potential. We encourage and welcome applications from all, regardless of background and are particularly interested to hear from those currently under-represented, including the following groups; First Nations, Metis, Inuit, and urban Indigenous; Francophone; Black and racialized; members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities; trans and nonbinary; and those who are disabled.
An information package can be obtained by contacting Danette Dutot, Governance Coordinator, by email [email protected] or applications can be found here.
Application Deadline is January 23, 2023