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Finance and Investments Committee Community Volunteer

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Purpose and Goal: The Finance and Investments Committee is a standing committee of the Board of Directors and is chaired by the Board Treasurer. The committee is responsible for reviewing and providing guidance for Morning Star Foundation’s financial matters. The committee assures internal controls, independent audit, and financial analysis for the organization.

The Finance Committee reviews all financial statements and reports on financial activity to the full board. To help the board fulfill its oversight function, it is important for the Board Treasurer and the Finance Committee to present the information in as clear and concise a manner as possible.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide direction for the entire Board for fiscal responsibility.
  • Regularly review the organization's revenues and expenditures, balance sheet, investments and other matters related to its continued solvency.
  • Ensure that organizational funds are spent appropriately.
  • Ensure the preparation of an annual audit, tax form (990), and audited Financial Statements.
  • Approve the annual budget and submit it to the full Board for approval.
  • Oversee the maintenance of organizational-wide assets, including prudent management of organizational investments.
  • Implement and maintain appropriate risk management measures such as proper insurance coverage.


  • Ability to understand financial statements
  • Experience in creating budgets
  • Knowledge of financial policy and procedures for non-profits.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other committee members.
  • At least five years of experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be comfortable in a team environment.

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510 W Riverside Ave, Ste 201, SPOKANE, WA 99201, US

Mission Statement

The Morning Star Foundation is committed to transforming our community’s vulnerable youth into healthy, confident and productive adults by strategically supporting programs that provide residential and foster care, wrap-around services, education, and learning through play, art, and outdoor immersion.


Our Mission is Simple
We Believe in Kids.
We Believe in Our Community.
We support programs that are transforming the lives of our community’s most vulnerable youth.

Measurable Impact
We believe that success should be measured by the lives that have been changed. That’s a difficult thing to quantify, so we’ve put together a few statistics for you. With the support of our generous donors, we’ve supported over 725 kids, and that’s just the start!

  • 125,000 hours of around the clock care for boys experiencing trauma
    550 hours of tutoring services for foster kids who have fallen behind
    450 Title One students engaged in land conservation education activities
    26 previously homeless children placed in early childhood education programs
Children & Youth


We'll work with your schedule.


510 W Riverside, Ste 201Spokane, WA 99201



  • Financial Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Reporting & Dashboards
  • Cost Analysis
  • Accounting




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time to dedicate to this professional volunteer opportunity (up to 10 hours per month) Commitment to take on occasional finance-related projects as needed Commitment to attend regular meetings
  • Orientation and Training: Read the Morning Star Foundation by-laws, Morning Star Foundation Articles of Incorporation If interested, please submit your resume to julie.webster@morningstar-foundation.org.

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