Associate Board Members’ Responsibilities
EMPOWERING PEOPLE’S INDEPENDENCE (EPI)
EPI provides progressive, tailored care solutions to people with developmental disabilities, epilepsy, and brain injury and their families. With over 900 employees, we offer comprehensive services in the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Western and Central New York regions.
We are proud of our agility in adopting innovative service models that better meet the needs of the people we support to improve their health, wellbeing, independence, and social inclusion. We are committed to empowering people with disabilities to reach their individual goals and aspirations, and to live their lives to the fullest.
EPI ASSOCIATE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The members of the Associate Board are emerging leaders who dedicate their time, talents, and treasure to raise awareness and support for EPI’s work and mission.
- MISSION: The Associate Board’s mission is to raise awareness and support for EPI’s work and mission.
- PURPOSE: The Associate Board’s purpose is to provide ambassadorship, volunteer support, organize development activities, and cultivation of the EPI’s brand.
- VALUES: The members of the Associate Board maintain a creative, collaborative, focused, positive, and action-oriented spirit in pursuit of their mission.
- AMBASSADORSHIP: Understand and promote the mission of EPI, and actively advocate for EPI in the community.
- PARTICIPATION: Attend EPI-hosted events and volunteer time to help with event execution. Attend ABOD meetings as necessary to plan and execute ABOD initiatives. Join EPI Board of Directors Committees if interested.
- FELLOWSHIP & GROWTH: Plan both fundraising and friend-raising ABOD-specific events.
- SERVICE: Participate in volunteer opportunities with EPI programs, services and people/families supported.
- SUPPORT: Financially support EPI through participation in events, annual giving, membership in the Circle of Empowerment if possible, and other development activities.
One to two hours per month in volunteering, fundraising or advocacy activities.
- Responsibly represent EPI.
- Work in a collaborative and positive manner to advance the goals of EPI and the Associate Board.
- Demonstrate respect in all communications and interactions.
- Respond in a timely manner to all communications.
- Actively recruit potential new members.
- Networking with EPI Board of Directors and leadership.
- Mentor opportunities with Board Members.
- Recognition at EPI events, website and other communications.
- Invitations to exclusive events and Board mixers.
- Discounted ticket opportunities for some EPI-hosted events.