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The mission of Meta Foundation is to mentor, educate, and enrich youth in under-resourced communities through the creation of collaborative, original theatre.
META has been at the forefront of access to college education for more than 20 years.
META’s Scholars are lifting themselves and their families into higher socio-economic levels. Upon graduation from college, they are professionals in their fields. Some of our more recent graduates are in law school, medical school and working for social justice causes at various nonprofits. They are changing the world!
META supports its scholars for all four years of college with scholarships, mentorship and access to additional educational opportunities, including topics such as business etiquette, personal finance and LinkedIn usage.
Our Executive Director’s work includes preparing the grant checks for the scholars, mentoring the scholars, planning/executing our fundraisers, strategic planning, financial management and more.
91% of our talented scholars are first generation college students. All META Scholars are extraordinarily low income.
META Scholars are all from the greater LA area, but they attend colleges and universities locally and throughout the country, including Stanford, Harvard, Columbia, Yale, NYU, Franklin & Marshall, USC, UCLA and more.
META Scholars are committed to achieving academic success and paying their success forward.
The Board will support the work of META and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by META’s Executive Director (ED), the Board-ED relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific Board Member responsibilities include: Leadership, governance and oversight
Fundraising META Board Members will consider META a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority.
Board terms/participation META’s Board Members will serve a three-year term and be eligible for re-appointment. Board meetings will be held quarterly (or as needed) and committee meetings will be held as appropriate. Qualifications This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about META’s mission and who has a track record of board leadership. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members. Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:
Service on META’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties.