Volunteer Board Members


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


36 E 30th StNew York, NY 10016


The mission of Penumbra Foundation is to bring together the Art and Science of Photography through education, research, outreach, public and residency programs.

Penumbra aims to be a resource for artists, photographers, and conservators who want to learn, practice, and research historic photographic arts and processes and apply them to contemporary image making.
As the highest leadership body of the organization and to satisfy its fiduciary duties, the board is responsible for

  • determining the mission and purposes of the organization
  • strategic and organizational planning
  • ensuring strong fiduciary oversight and financial management
  • fundraising and resource development
  • approving and monitoring Penumbra’s programs and services
  • enhancing Penumbra’s public image
Each individual board member is expected to

* know the organization’s mission, policies, programs, and needs

* faithfully read and understand the organization’s financial statements

* serve as active advocates and ambassadors for the organization and fully engage in identifying and securing the financial resources and partnerships necessary for The Penumbra Foundation to advance its mission

* leverage connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve Penumbra’s mission

* give or get a $5,000 annual donation total

* help identify personal connections that can benefit the organization’s fundraising and reputational standing

* prepare for, attend, and conscientiously participate in board meetings

* participate fully in one or more committees


  • Resource Development / Management
  • Photography
  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Fundraising
  • General Education
  • Community Outreach

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 21
  • $5,000 minimum give or get annual contribution

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