Committees

Fundraising Committee

The Fundraising and Marketing Committee is responsible for the following:

  • Creating materials for fundraising and marketing, including developing campaigns to introduce/promote the endowment fund and publishing regular newsletters with BSEF updates

  • Contacting alumni and other potential donors and encouraging them to donate. The committee will also be responsible to analyze donation data to find new ways of identifying and increasing potential donor base and applying for foundation grants

  • Working with the school and other parties on creating and managing a comprehensive alumni database

  • Organizing fundraising campaigns and participating in conferences or events to promote the endowment fund, e.g. SEBS reunions, NRN Conventions.

  • Managing the endowments fund’s website and updating fundraising and marketing presentation materials

 

The members of the fundraising committee are Sandesh Dhungana, Jui Shrestha and Anju Karki.

School Liaison Committee

The School Liaison Committee is responsible for the following:

  • Handling all communications with the school before and during fundraising

  • Managing the fund deployment process with the school, including discussing the spending budget for the calendar year, evaluating the school’s proposals and introducing them to the Board of Directors to vote on which projects to fund.

  • Obtaining regular updates (e.g. quarterly) from the school on the progression of the approved projects.

The members of the School Liaison Committee are Dilli Raj Paudel, Poonam Maharjan and Sagar Onta.

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Investment Committee

The Investment Committee is responsible for the following:

  • Managing the bank account which holds the donations

  • Creating the investment policy for investing the donations 

  • Executing the investment policy by investing in various asset classes through a brokerage account

  • Regularly checking the investment portfolio performance, updating the Board of Directors on the performance on a periodic basis and after significant events

  • Creating reports highlighting the fund’s performance in a calendar year, and determining the appropriate spending amount for the following calendar year

The Treasurer, who is part of Investment Committee, is responsible to monitor and manage the fund’s internal finances. 

 

The members of the Investment Committee are Pranab Lohani, Prabesh Regmi and Kiran Sitoula.

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee is responsible for the following:

  • Managing the endowment fund’s election and board recruitment process

  • Managing the review of fund financials, including reviewing the endowment fund’s financials periodically, e.g. quarterly. If necessary, the Governance Committee will coordinate external audits of the fund’s finances and deliver the results to the Board of Directors

 

The members of the Governance Committee are Dilli Raj Paudel, Poonam Maharjan and Sagar Onta.

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