Board of Trustees Agenda
September 21, 2015 Meeting Minutes
|Sandy Schuman||Carolyn Levine||Rabbi David Eligberg|
|Moshe Binyam||Steven Kamenir||Steven Wrzesinski|
|Anna Rosen||Gail Kendall||Paul Mozer|
|Suzanna Randall||Michele Fisher Gomez (via phone)||Simona Leifer|
Rabbi Binyamin Lehrfield, Malka Evan
Members and Community Stakeholders:
- Dvar Torah
- Head of School’s Report
Reported on finances and it appears we ended with a deficit for the previous year. The Board will verify this at the audit. This fiscal year has a balanced budget which includes a rainy day fund. The Board asked to look at a revised budget at the next meeting.
It is important to reach out to the various groups. It is important to focus on marketing, public relations, and outreach to reach a broader base of support. The message is that HACD is an important school to keep in Albany. The committee is working on developing a Shomrey Torah marketing packet. The Development Committee will set a date and invite a broader group. The group underscored the importance of a dedicated development staff person. The group suggested inviting people to stay connected with the school, but began a conversation of how we do a better job of connecting and maintaining contact with donors.
The first step is to develop a vision statement that is more specific to HACD. The Committee will work with the Head of School to develop a draft and bring this back before the Board.
- Executive Session