The purpose of the Reach Foundation is to foster the growth and success of the Hanford Reach Interpretive Center through community involvement and financial support. The Reach Foundation and its Board of Directors is to help with community support, fundraising, and to manage the assets of the Reach Foundation [i.e., contributions to the 501 (c)(3)]. The Richland Public Facilities district (RPFD) is responsible for operation of the Hanford Reach Interpretive Center and management of its facility. The Reach Foundation supports these efforts by raising funds through major annual events, endowment contributions, special programs, planned gifts, and grants, and provides direct funding for programs and projects it has raised funds for and which have been approved by the RPFD. The Reach Foundation is a non-profit Washington corporation. The foregoing purposes shall be furthered by providing financial and support resources to the Hanford Reach Interpretive Center.
The following are expectations for Reach Foundation Board members:
- Commit to support the REACH Museum’s mission.
- Serve as an advocate for the REACH Museum to various communities, as appropriate in order to assist the museum in carrying out its mission.
- Responsible for being well informed about the Reach Foundations’ financial and other needs and am committed to providing for those needs.
- Committed to attending the Reach Foundation Board meetings (approximately four per year) and the Reach board committee meetings to which you are assigned.
- Committed to serving on one or more committees to support the work of the Reach Foundation and in support of the REACH Museum.
- Read all written materials in preparation for Reach Foundation Board meetings and decision making.
- Share areas of expertise with the Reach Foundation Board members and staff.
- Understand role as a Reach Foundation Board member is to exercise fiduciary responsibility with respect to adherence to the laws of the State of Washington and best practices in the field of non–profit governance.
- Understand that the Reach Foundation Board role is to establish policy, to see that all resources are managed effectively, and to assess the overall performance as a Board of Directors.
- Have an obligation to personally support the REACH Museum with a minimum personal annual contribution of $100.00 and said donation is personally meaningful. Also commit “to give or to get” a capital campaign donation of a minimum of $5,000.00.
- Attend community outreach events that are hosted by the REACH Museum including fundraising events as a volunteer and as a representative of the Reach Foundation board.
- Advocate with elected officials on behalf of the REACH Museum if requested by the Executive Director or Board Chair.