SOUTH ASIAN BAR ASSOCIATION CHICAGO FOUNDATION
(SABA Chicago Foundation)
Leadership and Philanthropy for the South Asian Community and Greater Chicago
A 501(C) (3) CORPORATION
2017 (2 yr term) Board Of Trustees Application And Instructions
The SABA Chicago Foundation (“SABACF”) is accepting applications for two-year positions on its Board of Trustees. The following instructions and materials are provided to facilitate your application.
- GENERAL INFORMATION
- The application deadline is October 31, 2016. All applications must be emailed on or before October 31, 2016.
- Applications may be emailed to the following individuals: President, Prabha Parameswaran (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Secretary, Lynn Preshad (email@example.com). Applicants will be informed if they are to be appointed to the board in late November/early December 2016. If appointed, Trustees shall serve an approximate two-year starting January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018
- The minimum time commitment of a Trustee includes attendance at no less than 4 board meetings (some in person, some via conference call) per year; planning for and attending SABACF event(s); assisting in fundraising efforts; reviewing Summer fellowship and/or grant applications; and addressing governance/compliance issues.
- Any questions about this application should be directed to the President or Secretary as outlined in (1)(2).
- GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
- Please be as specific as possible in responding to all questions below.
- Please limit your responses to the space provided when possible, keeping in mind that brevity is particularly important given the number of applicants expected.
- If you need more space for one or more answers, please attach no more than one page total which includes all additional information for all questions.
- If submitting any optional materials (such as a picture or references), please indicate below so we can be sure we receive all your application materials.
- SABACF’s purpose is as follows:
- Developing and funding South Asian legal education, legal research, and public interest employment grants, including but not limited to the annual SABACF Law Student Summer Public Interest Fellowship;
- Funding support for operational expenses, legal costs and staffing needs of the Indo-American Center’s Cyriac Kappil Pro Bono Legal Clinic; and
- Developing and funding public interest projects that benefit South Asian legal professionals and/or the South Asian community.
If you would like a copy of SABACF’s bylaws, please send an email to the President or Secretary as outlined in I. B above.