Installating The Board Of Directors
RCFF Elects New Board, Amends Constitution
The members of the Richards and Coleman Family Foundation, Inc. elected a new Board of Director on Saturday July 19, 2014 during their annual general meeting weekend held in New Orleans, Louisiana. The members elected to the RCFF board are Dr. James N. Garnett Jr, Mr. John D. Coleman, Mr. Jefferson Herring, Mrs. Willametta Tillman, and Mr. Othello Richards. Ms. Lisa Brisbane was elected to the board as a non-family member. There are three non-family member vacancies on the board that needs to be filled. The administrative officers will recommend three candidates to fill these positions at the 2015 general meeting in Williamsburg, VA.
The new Board members will serve a one year term. The foundation's constitution states all elected officers shall be elected every two years. The Administrative officers and board of Directors are scheduled to be elected at the foundation's 2015 general meeting to serve a two year term.
The members of the foundation approved amendments to the constitution as recommended by the board of directors and administrative officers with some revisions to the document as presented. The Executive Director of the Foundation assured members that by amending the constitution, the officers will be able to create and implement policies to fully operate and provide enormous benefits to the foundation and its members.
Mr. Cassell disclosed that the foundation will begin implementing these amendments immediately by providing lower costs to members who have paid their assessments for the years 2013 and 2014. The foundation's new website which is under development, will include a membership database which will enable members to access reduced prices for upcoming foundation events. Associate members and the general public will not be able to access these discounts. Mr. Cassell also disclosed that the foundation will begin using in-kind support in its operating budget. This will help when seeking professional services as needed by the foundation.
2014 General Meeting New Orleans, LA
The officers and member of the Richards and Coleman Family Foundation, Inc. will meet in New Orleans, LA the weekend of July 18 through the 20 2014 for its fourth annual general meeting. Decisions to be made at this meeting includes the election of the Foundation's Board of Directors and amending the constitution to conform to meeting the organization's goals.
A schedule of the weekend's festivities can be found on the 2014 general meeting link on this website. Information regarding the proposed amendments to the RCFF constitution is scheduled be emailed on Monday July 14, 2014 to all members listed on the foundation's email distribution list.
RCFF publishes its Annual Budget and Financial Report
As the officers of the Richards and Coleman Family Foundation aspire to fulfill their duties in compliance with a standard 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation, the foundation has published its annual budget and financial statement for the first time on its official website rcff1.org.
These documents can be found in a pdf format on the about us link. To date the 2013 financial statement and 2014 budget has been published. The Foundation's 2012 financial statements will be published soon.
An audit of the foundation for its first two years of operations, will be made available to members of the foundation by email as soon as they are completed. They will be made public after being reviewed and commented on by the members of the foundation.
RCFF Continues 2014 Fundraiser Drive
The Richards and Coleman Family Foundation is launching phase two of its 2014 fundraising drive phase one was the sale of calendars. Phase two includes a raffle and an honoring program.
The honorees will be select at the Foundations 2014 General Meeting scheduled to be held in New Orleans, LA the weekend of July 18 through the 20 2014. The honoring Program will be held in Maryland on November 29 2014, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. At this event the foundation will hold a raffle.
Prizes to be drawn for the raffle are first prize $1000.00 Cash or 2 round trip airline tickets to anywhere in the United States except Hawaii & Alaska or 1 round trip ticket to Liberia between the months of January and June. The second prize is a 46" flat screen T V and the third prize a $100.00 Visa gift card. The winning tickets and prizes will be published here on November 30th 2014.
RCFF 2014 Calendar on Sale
The Richards and Coleman Family Foundation, Inc. has launched its first fundraiser of2014 with the sale of its 2014 calendars. The fundraiser is in support of the Christian A. Richards Elementary and William D. Coleman High Schools. The calendars are on sale for $5.00 each, and can be purchased on this website or from any of the foundation's officers. Each calendar comes with a free pen. The officers are kindly urging all RCFF members to support this fundraiser in a continuous effort to provide for the urgent needs of these government schools located in Clay Ashland, Liberia.
The Foundation is also seeking your tax deductible donation in support of these schools. Donations to these schools can also be made on this website through the Paypal link or by mail at P.O. Box 2293, Montgomery Village, MD 20886. Please provide your mailing address when making your purchase online so that the calendar(s) can be mailed to you. A tax receipt will be sent to all donors for donations made in 2013 by January 15, 2014. The foundation is thankful for your worthy support to these schools.