Centerville City Hall
250 N. Main Street
Centerville, UT 84014
(801) 292-8034 fax
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
May 23, 2016
Minutes of the Centerville Community Foundation Board of Directors meeting held Monday, May 23, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Centerville City Hall Council Chambers, 250 North Main Street, Centerville, Utah.
MEMBERS PRESENT Paul Cutler, Director/Chair Pro Tem
MEMBER ABSENT Gary Goff, Director
OTHERS PRESENT Jacob Smith, Treasurer
INTRODUCTION OF NEW BOARD MEMBER
Chair Dellastatious expressed appreciation to the Board members, and welcomed new Director Mike Deamer.
FILING STATUS REPORT
Jake Smith, Treasurer, reported that IRS Form 990 has been filed, and the State Registration Form and License to Solicit will be filed shortly.
Mr. Smith reported on the status of donations from Amazon Smiles. Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase value from customers who have specified the Centerville Community Foundation as the receiving organization on smile.amazon.com.
Chair Dellastatious and Mr. Smith reported on a Consumer Protection Division Seminar. Director Gutke commented it would be a good idea for the Community Foundation to have its own written internal control guidelines. He agreed to help with this. Director Deamer emphasized the need to avoid conflict of interest when fundraising.
POTENTIAL DONATIONS AND PROJECTS
• Chair Dellastatious reported that Thrive Nursery has offered a donation of aspen and spruce trees. Explaining that aspen trees have undesirably aggressive root systems, and spruce trees
FOUNDATION PAGE ON CITY WEBSITE
Mr. Smith showed the current Community Foundation page on the City’s website and examples of other foundation websites. Director Deamer suggested the website prominently feature photographs of 4th of July events (i.e., concert in the park, children’s parade). Director Cutler commented that most foundations sponsor some type of annual event, and suggested that an annual police recognition dinner or emergency preparedness event might be appropriate. Director Deamer suggested the website include a financial summary page without listing specific donors. Director Ince suggested the website include information regarding making donations through estate planning, and Director Deamer added that donations can be made with life insurance death benefits. Director Thacker suggested a list of park improvements in need of funding also be included on the website.
PROMOTION OF FOUNDATION
Chair Dellastatious expressed a desire to include an insert in a utility mailer alerting citizens to Foundation donation opportunities.
RECOGNITION OF DONORS
Chair Dellastatious brought up the possibility of dedicating a wall at City Hall to recognizing Community Foundation donors. Director Ince pointed out that some donors will want recognition and some will not. Director Cutler said he it would be his preference to tie recognition to specific donations. Chair Dellastatious responded that the wall would recognize all donations. Director Ince pointed out that a lot of time and service is donated in Centerville, and Chair Dellastatious responded that the wall would only recognize financial donations. Director Deamer stated he is not against recognizing donors, but he is not a fan of the wall plaque idea.
Chair Dellastatious said he is looking for citizens interested in writing grants for the Community Foundation. Director Deamer commented it would be helpful to have a list of the grants available.
Chair Dellastatious reported that the Community Foundation chose not to donate for this year’s VHS All-Night Party.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:05 p.m.