Board Opportunities for Leadership Alumni

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Sun Sounds Foundation
Date of RequestJuly 27, 2017
Agency NameSun Sounds Foundation
Address2323 W 14th St
Tempe, AZ 85281
Main ContactAndrea Pasquale
Contact Phone(480) 774-8304
Contact Emailapasquale@sunsounds.org
Agency Websitehttp://www.sunsounds.org
Summary of RequestSun Sounds of Arizona is looking to enrich our current Foundation Board. The Sun Sounds Foundation is a 501(c)(3) that raises money for Sun Sounds of Arizona. This is not a governing board. Employees of Sun Sounds are employees of Rio Salado College. The Sun Sounds Foundation was set up as the not-for-profit leg of Sun Sounds of Arizona (which is affiliated with Rio Salado College/Maricopa Community College System), and to run and hold the liability of our three fundraising beer festivals. We are getting away from the beer festival and want to focus on raising money for Sun Sounds by other fundraising events, community outreach, business connections and organizational engagement.
Organization's mission statement Sun Sounds of Arizona provides audio access to information to people who cannot read print because they have a disability.
Brief description of organization's primary activities/programs Sun Sounds brings the words from the printed page to thousands of people statewide who cannot read or hold print material due to a disability. This includes people with a visual, physical or cognitive disability. Daily newspapers, current magazines and books are read by over 400 statewide volunteers and can be heard via specially tuned radios specific to Sun Sounds, live stream or on-demand. Sun Sounds has affiliates in Tempe, Flagstaff and Tucson, with each affiliate reading their own local news and information in addition carry the statewide broadcast from the main Tempe affiliate. Listeners can hear newspapers such as the Arizona Republic, The Arizona Daily Star, Wall Street Journal or Sun City News, and magazines such as Time, TV Guide, Phoenix, Vanity Fair and GQ; broadcast 24/7. Other programs feature grocery store and department store ads, Spanish programming, a cooking show and even programs for children, teens, veterans and baby boomers . Sun Sounds reads over 200 publications and creates over 10,000 hours of programming a year. This is a free service to the end user. Over 80% of listeners are age 60 and older.
Meeting dates and times, frequency, length of meeting and overall time requirement The Board meets every other month in January, March, May, July, September and November. Most meeting are at 12 noon with a couple of meeting at 5:30pm. Meetings are weekdays, but days vary. Meetings run approximately an hour and a half and are held at Rio Salado College, 2323 W 14th St in Tempe. Members can call in by phone.
Length of Board Term Members are voted in to a 3-year term. There are no current board term limits.
Responsibilities requested of board member, including whether member is required to contribute an annual board contribution Arizona on fundraising and outreach events. Board member are to go through an Ambassador Training session to give them a working knowledge of Sun Sounds to bring to the community.
Resume Required? Yes
Travel Required? Yes
Public Speaking Required? Yes
Fundraising Required? Yes