Sons of Norway Foundation searches for new Board of Governors


The Sons of Norway Foundation, a Minneapolis-based 501(c)(3), is beginning the New Year with an exciting change in governance. Unlike previous years, where the Foundation was lead by a Board of Governors comprised of Sons of Norway’s International Officers, it has been decided that the Foundation’s Board of Governors will be comprised of a mix of Sons of Norway members and friends of the Foundation.

Currently, the Foundation is initiating a search for six individuals to serve on the Sons of Norway Foundation Board of Governors for either a two or a three-year term beginning in October 2011. Sons of Norway members who are passionate and committed to the Foundation’s mission of “awarding scholarships and grants to promote the heritage and culture of Norway and providing assistance to our members, lodges and their communities” are encouraged to apply.

Foundation Director, Cindy Olson says “This is an amazing opportunity for Sons of Norway members to make a difference in their own community and all of those served by the Sons of Norway Foundation. However individuals who wish to apply for a position as a Foundation Governor must live the Foundation’s mission and commit to it in the following ways:

  • Participate in long-range, strategic planning:
  • Advocate and promote the Foundation in their home communities and in their personal spheres of influence; and
  • Commit to the financial well-being of the Foundation, including budget oversight, fundraising participation, and personal financial commitment.

For applications or further information, contact:

Foundation President Dan Rude at, (406) 543-3219 or Foundation Director Cindy Olson at, 612-821-4632. Applications are due February 25, 2011.

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