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ORGANIZATION: Denver Smith Foundation

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Board of Directors Membership: The Board of Directors shall manage the business, property and affairs of the organization, and may exercise and delegate any and all of the powers of the organization as it sees fit, subject only to restrictions imposed by statute, the organization Articles of Incorporation, and these Bylaws. The Board of Directors shall establish corporate and administrative policies; authorize operational goals and objectives; emphasize overall corporate planning; authorize agreements and contracts; adopt the budget; approve committee appointments; provide for the maintenance of headquarters; employ, direct and discharge executive personnel; authorize meetings; review committee reports; and determine action to be taken. Board members shall actively participate in community outreach, gift solicitation, and event and campaign planning.

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About Denver Smith Foundation

Location:

1401 Mercantile Lane, Suite 200-FF, Largo, MD 20774, US

Mission Statement

The Denver Smith Foundation’s (DSF) mission is to honor the life and legacy of Denver Smith by empowering, educating and collaborating with people and projects to positively impact historically marginalized communities. DSF delivers education scholarships in support of students who are participating in the restorative and social justice movements.

Description

On November 16, 1972 Denver Smith was shot and killed by law enforcement at Southern University Baton Rouge Louisiana campus. His death was caught on camera. The Denver Smith Foundation was started in 2019, but the nephew and namesake Denver Terrance. The organization is incorporated solely for charitable purposes. The purpose of the organization is to provide scholarships to students with a focus on social justice, and to serve as a conduit of restorative justice in the wake of Denver Smith’s murder.

CAUSE AREAS

Education & Literacy
Media & Broadcasting
Race & Ethnicity
Education & Literacy, Media & Broadcasting, Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

  • 2-3 hours monthly. Monthly board meeting, board meeting preparation, and other program participation.

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