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Silicon Valley Shakespeare relies on the many volunteers who generously serve on one or more of our committees. Each committee helps support a key area of the company, and are always open to new people, like you, who are interested in helping.

For more information, or to join a committee, please email us at info@svshakespeare.org.

Friends of SVS

SVS Volunteers

SVS Volunteers Rock

The Friends of Silicon Valley Shakespeare are long-time supporters who provide vital help such as graphic design, web development, administrative assistance, fundraising and development, production support, public relations, event management, and much more.

Development Committee

The Development Committee is composed of three or more community members, and may include members of the Board of Directors. Development is the oil that keeps the Silicon Valley Shakespeare machine running. Members of the Development Committee manage and participate in fundraising activities throughout the year, and any new initiatives they may wish to create. They might also write grants and research new funding opportunities. Members serve two years and can be reappointed for additional one-year terms. The Development Committee meets every other month, in the months opposite board meetings, or when necessary at the call of the Committee Chair.

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee is comprised of two or three members of the Board of Directors. Governance Committee members understand the best practices in good governance and ethical practice for nonprofit organizations. The committee establishes annual goals specifying its principal work focus areas for the coming year and provides for the Board’s effectiveness and continuing development. Members serve two years and can be reappointed for additional one-year terms. The Governance Committee meets every other month, in the months opposite board meetings, or when necessary at the call of the Committee Chair.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee is composed of three or more community members. Finance Committee members understand the best accounting and financial management practices for nonprofit organizations. They become familiar with the Company’s specific financial policies, practices, and procedures. The Finance Committee provides fiscal oversight for the organization and is responsible for recommending financial policies and budgets that support the mission, values, and strategic goals of the organization. The Committee reviews the finances of the organization, including all tax documents, and seeks to ensure the fiscal health of the organization. Members serve two years and can be reappointed for additional one-year terms. The Finance Committee meets at least twice a year, or when necessary at the call of the Committee Chair.

Facilities Committee

The Facilities Committee is composed of three or more community members. Facilities Committee members assist the company with facilities needs, including strategic planning for future needs. Members serve two years and can be reappointed for additional one-year terms. The Facilities Committee meets at least twice a year, or when necessary at the call of the Committee Chair.