The purpose and philosophy of the foundation:
The purpose of the T.W. Lewis Foundation is to improve the quality of life for others by helping people and organizations reach their potential.
OUR GIVING PHILOSOPHY
- We believe in supporting organizations that are effective, receptive, and grateful.
- We believe in helping others with our work, wisdom, wealth, and witness.
- We believe in supporting organizations that want to reach their potential.
- We believe in having a plan and setting goals for our gifts.
- We believe in giving a portion of the need and for a limited amount of time.
- We believe in measuring the impact of our gifts.
- We believe in building relationships with the people we serve.
- We believe in leading by example and inspiring generosity in others.
- We believe in fostering the growth of Judeo-Christian values.
- We believe in traditional American values, family, and faith.
The Executive Director will initiate, negotiate, finalize and coordinate the gifts and activities of the foundation in order to enhance the overall impact of each program areas which include:
- Children and families
- Educating our Youth
- Community Support
- Strengthening America
The Executive Director will make gift decisions guided by broad philanthropic and business experience with an emphasis on the overall effectiveness of the Grantee, their receptiveness to the foundation’s input and their performance as reflected in the foundation’s gift agreements.
This role will interact with all grantees on a regular basis. Will coordinate quarterly reporting of gifts. Will manage gift agreements to ensure donor intent. The Executive Director will represent TW Lewis Foundation within the community. He will maintain and update the foundation’s website. He will also prepare new gift agreements for TWL approval. He has responsibility for preparing the annual foundation business plan and identifying new ways to enhance the foundation’s impact. He will manage the grant application review process as well as identify and evaluate potential grantees.
Travel is light, 1 to 2 trips a year to Washington DC.
Mission fit and skillset requirements:
- The candidate must personify the same traditional Judeo-Christian values as the foundation
- 10+ years business experience in philanthropy; Foundation experience is a plus
- Has extensive leadership experience
- Not a “salesperson”, but a driven leader who can deliver operational excellence
- Extroverted, assertive, problem solver, organized.
- Must have exceptional business writing skills
Travel expectations: Light– 1 to 2 trips a year to Washington, DC.