The Springbrook Nature Center Foundation (SNCF) is a non-profit tax exempt organization, governed by a Board of Directors, dedicated to enhancing the Springbrook Nature Center (SNC) in Fridley, Minnesota. Board members are volunteers and receive no remuneration for their time serving on the Board. Board members are selected by the current Board to serve three-year renewable terms. The current Board members are listed. While not being a Board member, the SNC Executive Director participates in most Board meetings.
Malcolm Mitchell – Chair
Renae Wrich – Secretary
Ed Meyer – Treasurer
Vadnais Heights, MN
Mary Kne – Vice Chair
New Brighton, MN
Rebecca Ervasti (Becky)
Coon Rapids, MN
Brooklyn Center, MN
New Brighton, MN
Columbia Heights, MN
Carole M. Pearson
Ham Lake, MN
Arden Hills, MN
In order to do its work, the Foundation Board has established Committees composed of both Board members and other volunteers from the community. Generally, Committees are led by Board members and meet on an as needed basis. Meetings are often via telephone or the internet. Michael Maher, SNC Executive Director, serves as liaison to the Board and several Committees. The Committee organization is:
Implement improvements to land and buildings. Meets frequently.
Print Marketing & Communications
Website maintenance (tools and data); social networking & program support. Meets continuously.
Development & Fundraising
Plans and implements all fundraising activities. Meets monthly or as needed.
Plan and implement auction/fundraiser. Meets monthly, beginning five months before the event.
Oversees policy and key activities. Meets as needed.
Ensures SPRING project meets Board objectives. Meets frequently and as needed.
Maintains, monitors and carries out all financial dealings. Meets monthly.