The East Tennessee State University Foundation is a separate, legally incorporated, not-for-profit entity founded in 1970 to generate and receive private support for the university. Gifts to the Foundation are invested into a general investment portfolio handled by professional money managing firms and monitored by the organization's standing Investment Committee. The Foundation receives private gifts for the University in accordance with it's agreement with ETSU.
Foundation Board members serve on four active standing committees which carry out the business of the organization. Daily management of the corporation is carried out by the President of the ETSU Foundation with the advice and consent of the organization's Executive Committee. This committee meets quarterly or upon call when necessary to conduct the affairs of the Foundation and makes a report to the board and full membership at the annual meeting.
|Mr. D. Roger Kennedy '69||Chairman of the Board|
|Mr. M. Thomas Krieger||Vice Chairman of the Board|
|Mrs. Leslie Parks Pope||Immediate Past Chairman of the Board|
|Mr. Dan Mahoney '66||Secretary|
|Dr. Steve Conerly||Treasurer|
|Mr. Donald R. Raber||Investment Committee Chairman|
|Mr. Dennis T. Powell||Planned Giving Committee Chairman|
|Dr. Brian Noland||University President|
|Dr. David D. Collins '96||Chief Financial Officer|
|Mr. Wayne G. Basler||Past Chairman of the Foundation|
|Mr. J. Parker Smith||TBR Representative|
Investment Committee - Mr. Don Raber, Chairman
Budget Committee - Dr. Steve Conerly, Chairman
Planned Giving Committee - Mr. Dennis T. Powell
Nominating Committee - Mrs. Leslie Parks Pope, Chairman
Note on the Foundation's Philosophy
"Our Foundation's conservative investment and management philosophy is a stable, guiding principle that allows us to provide the 'margin of excellence' in good times and in bad. I am confident that this philosophy, along with the Foundation's leadership and support, will see us through today's uncertain times to better times tomorrow."
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