SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014 | 6:35 PM
Our Board of Directors
A CEO’s Perspective
As CEO, I place tremendous value on what our skilled board of directors brings to the table. All except one of our current members knew Bill Daniels personally, working beside him as he made his mark in business or changed lives with his philanthropy. Their collective insight about Bill has been tremendously valuable in our work.
Our board members share much in common with Bill. Like him, they are all self-made men and women. Bill admired them for their entrepreneurial values and accomplishments. Several members faced experiences in earlier years that help them understand challenges like poverty or family alcoholism.
Our board of directors provides decades of experience — community engagement, leadership, portfolio management, regulatory compliance — essential to carrying out our mission. They’re extremely well prepared for board meetings, even with the multiple packets of materials they receive and read thoroughly in advance. Attendance at board and committee meetings is so strong. board members frequently choose to attend meetings for committees they’re not even on! This is a committed and hard working group. I have tremendous respect for them and have learned a lot from them.
Our board members share another trait — a loyalty to Bill Daniels and dedication to honoring his directions. I find them unwavering in this regard. Having these people on our board through the early years of the Daniels Fund’s development has been essential to establishing this foundation as Bill Daniels envisioned it.