If you ever research nonprofit Board of Directors you will learn that their commitment is often described as “DUTIES,” of which there are three:
1) The Duty of Care, in which board members must exercise reasonable care when making decisions for the organization they represent.
2) The Duty of Loyalty, where board members must never use information they receive for personal gain, avoiding the appearance of conflicts.
3) The Duty of Obedience, where board members must be faithful to the mission of the nonprofit.
Special Olympics New Mexico is very fortunate to have a Board of Directors who not only perform these three duties, but are on course to strengthen our organization in ways we have never experienced. Not only are the members of our board deeply passionate about our organizational sustainability, they are personally honored to represent our athletes and families- and it shows.
The SONM Board of Directors is diverse, with members living in and representing different parts of New Mexico including Los Alamos, Las Cruces, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque. Last week, most of our board members met in Albuquerque and after our meeting we took our first group photo of the year.
Meet The Board! Not pictured: Consuelo Bolagh-Cowder, Steve Soliz, Mike Geier, Kristi Gibbs, and Warren Ellis.