(The slide show just above features the current Board members.)
The Board of Directors
The Foundation is governed by a Board consisting of between 4 and 20 voting members elected each year. The members serve a 3-year term with their terms in office having staggered expiration dates. For instance, in 2020, about one third of the members' terms would expire. Members can be re-elected. Typically members elected in 2020 would serve as part of the 'class of 2023'.
In addition, the President can appoint (with the Board's approval) up to three non-voting members, including the current Principal of the school.
The Board is called 'self-sustaining' - that means that the current Board members elect the new Board members. The election occurs at the annual meeting held in May. The Board usually meets monthly during the school year, and as often during the summer months as is necessary.
The Board elects four of its own to serve as officers on a one-year term. The officers include the President, the Vice-President, the Secretary and the Treasurer. Those four plus the immediate Past-President comprise the Board's Executive Committee.
If you're interested in more about what the Board does, and perhaps even seeking election to the Board, please click here to contact the Board President by email.
Roster of Current Board Officers
|Treasurer||Ruth Ann Benson Eilers||1968||2021|
Roster of Other Current Board Members
|Name||Grad Yr||Board Term Ends||Committee|
|Mike Feriancek||1968||2020||Golf and
Friday Night Lights
|Jerry Herby||1968||2020||Pancake Breakfast|
|Judy Jungwirth||1961||2020||Alumni Luncheon|
|Nancy Rosenow||1976||2021||Grants Chair|
The Board guides the operation of the Foundation through a series of committees. These include:
- External Grants (to the Foundation)
- Grants (from the Foundation to support South High)
- Wall of Honor
If you're interested in more about what these committees do, and perhaps even volunteering to serve on a committee, please click here to contact the Board President by email.
The Mission of the Friends of South High Foundation: provide financial assistance and support for programs at South High School that directly enhance the students’ overall high school experience by enriching their academic, cultural and extracurricular experience; and to support and enhance their ability to further their education.