Serving On Our Board

ELFEC Needs Skilled Board Members

ELFEC is a charitable foundation with two program areas:

  • Lutheran Planned Giving encourages and assists people to make special gifts to their church
  • Our investment program manages more than $30 million of invested assets entrusted to us by 30+ partners, including congregations, synods, schools and related organizations

Operating under a policy governance framework, our volunteer board of directors provides direction and monitoring for all of ELFEC’s activities.  Their skill and experience ensure that ELFEC continues to grow as we serve the needs of our stakeholders.

Qualifications

If you have the desire to help ELFEC achieve its goals, as well as one or more of the following, we’d like to hear from you.

  • Experience as a director, especially of a charitable organization or foundation
  • Knowledge of investing, especially in an institutional context
  • Understanding of Responsible Investing
  • Familiarity with the life and mission of the church
  • Marketing or communications perspective

We may give preference to candidates whose age, gender, ethnicity, etc. adds to the diversity of the Board and makes it more closely resemble the constituency served by ELFEC.

Responsibilities

The ELFEC board currently consists of 6-9 volunteer directors. Directors are elected for a three-year term and are eligible to serve a maximum of two consecutive terms. The board usually meets five times per year. The Annual General Meeting of the corporation in April is an additional meeting that directors are asked to attend if they are able.

The only standing committee of the board is the Investment Committee, consisting of two appointed directors and three outside members.  From time to time directors may be asked to serve on a board task force.

Joining Our Board

If you are interested in serving on the ELFEC Board, please complete the Expression of Interest form and return it via email jpym@elfec.ca. The ELFEC Nominating Committee will review all information received and may invite some candidates for a personal interview.