Connecticut Gift of Adoption Fund Board Member

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ORGANIZATION: Gift of Adoption Fund


Help save a child’s life through the gift of family. Board Members wanted in CT.

About Us

Gift of Adoption (GOA) is a national charity that provides grants to complete the adoptions of vulnerable children. Our mission is simple, yet impactful: Gift of Adoption awards grants to complete the adoptions of vulnerable children - giving them a permanent family and the chance to thrive.

Priority is placed on helping children facing what is possibly their only chance at adoption, including children at-risk of separation from siblings, entering foster care, aging-out of an orphanage or with serious medical conditions. Since inception in 1996 through December 31, 2020, GOA has awarded $10.6 million to give 3,627 children permanent families and the chance to thrive. We do this-- in large part -- through our extensive Chapter network. In 26 states (and counting), the Gift of Adoption Fund seeks business and community leaders to join Chapter teams and grow our donor base through networking, awareness, and leveraging relationships and partnership in specific local markets. The goal of each Chapter’s all-volunteer board is to raise enough funds to help complete all adoption grant requests.

The Need

Board Members are needed to move the GOA mission forward. If you want to become a part of a growing, highly credentialed charity and you share our belief that having a loving family is a basic right for children everywhere - we hope you will consider joining us.

What you will do

  • Create relationships with individuals, companies, nonprofits, groups, organizations and partnerships in order to garner awareness for our cause and build our donor base.
  • Engage community and foundation prospects and partners to generate awareness and funds.
  • Partner with other team members to create high-impact events for members and guests to celebrate children, families served, and the impact made.
  • Create and implement other fundraising activities that are important to you and your local market.

What we are looking for

  • Business and community leaders that are passionate about children, family, and adoption.
  • People that are leaders in their field and connected to large personal and professional networks of philanthropically minded people.
  • Individuals who enjoy outreach, relationship management, development, fundraising, and communications.
  • Purpose-driven people that are looking to leverage their network to create new partnership opportunities and increase the donor base of the Fund.


This is a non-compensatory board member role. Instead of compensation, our board members:

  • Enjoy being agents for change in the community and the world.
  • Get to help more children find their way to permanent, loving homes.
  • Make a personal gift, hit a fundraising goal, and serve a 3-year term.

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About Gift of Adoption Fund


1200 Shermer Road, Suite 111, Northbrook, IL 60062, US

Mission Statement

Gift of Adoption is a national charitable organization that inspires adoption by providing grants to help fund adoptions-- giving children permanent, loving families and the chance to thrive.


We believe a child without a family is one of life's great tragedies because a child without a permanent home suffers. Orphanages and foster homes do not offer permanent solutions for the millions of children who need families. All children deserve the dignity and love that comes from being a part of a family. Gift of Adoption is committed to creating those families. Gift of Adoption is a national charitable organization that inspires adoption by providing grants to help fund adoptions-- giving children permanent, loving families and the chance to thrive.

Through Gift of Adoption, you can give time and donations to support adoption.

Even if you can't open your home, you can open your heart and transform the life of a child.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Board Development
Children & Youth
Advocacy & Human Rights, Board Development, Children & Youth


We'll work with your schedule.


Can be located anywhere in CTDarien, CT 06820


  • Child Welfare
  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Business Development
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Fundraising
  • Networking


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 28
  • 1 to 10 hours a month; board members ideally serve a 3 year term.
  • 10+ years professional work experience, community and workplace connections, fundraising.

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