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Join a Committee or Board

Join other civic-minded leaders on one of our committees to help drive organizational and community-wide change.

Ambassador Board

The Ambassador Board is a group of young professionals who have committed themselves to raising awareness of the mission and goals of Friends of the Children through marketing, fundraising, and relationship building among the next generation of community supporters.

Scholarship Committee

The Scholarship Committee oversees the fundraising and awarding of scholarships to qualified program youth so they may obtain the education and skills necessary to reach their full potential.

Friend Raiser Steering Committee

The Friend Raiser Steering Committee works collectively with the Development Department to produce a fundraising event that raises over $2 million once a year for Friends of the Children.

Marketing & PR Committee

The Marketing and PR Committee advises the organization on internal and external communication matters. The committee guides the preparation of an annual comprehensive communications plan, provides counsel on matters of interest to the media, offers feedback and direction for program promotion materials and coordinates periodic marketing and PR campaigns.

Development Committee

The Development Committee provides strategic direction and monitors the progress of annual fundraising. The committee recommends adding, deleting or changing fundraising activities, when appropriate. The committee identifies prospective donors and major gift prospects.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee reviews the financial operations of the organization, ensures that proper accounting controls are in place, reviews the annual audit and advises on the annual budget.

Program Committee

The Program Committee reviews and advises the organization on program operations including evaluation and program policy.


To learn more, click HERE and contact Andrea Alejandrino at 503.281.6633 or aalejandrino@friendsofthechildren.org.