A 501(c)3 Charity


Board of Directors

Restoration America is looking for a few talented and conscientious volunteer board members to lead and strengthen our programs. 

Please see the board position description for more information.  If you are interested in applying complete the board application below and return it by fax, email or regular mail.  Feel free to contact Anna Hill if you have any questions: 847-783-0232.

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Purpose: To act as a voting member of the board with full authority and responsibility
to develop policies for the operation of the organization; to monitor the organization’s
financial health, programs and overall performance; and to provide the chief
executive officer the resources needed to serve the organization’s constituencies.
The Full Board’s Responsibilities:
■ Establish policy
■ Hire and evaluate the executive director
■ Secure adequate funding for the organization
■ Monitor finances
■ Create and update a long-range plan for the organization
■ Select and support the organization’s board officers
■ Adopt key operating policies; approve contracts as appropriate
Individual Board Member’s Duties:
■ Attend board meetings regularly
■ Become knowledgeable about the organization
■ Come to board meetings prepared and informed about agenda issues
■ Contribute to meetings by expressing a point of view
■ Consider other points of view, make constructive suggestions and help the board make decisions that benefit the organization’s constituencies
■ Serve on at least one committee
■ Represent the organization to individuals, the public and other organizations in a positive and professional manner
■ Support the organization through attendance at special events and activities and through meaningful financial contributions
■ Assume board leadership roles when asked
■ Keep the executive director informed of relevant community concerns
■ Maintain confidentiality of board discussion
Rationale: Board members set corporate policies and goals and delegate authority to the executive director to implement such policies and goals in the day-to-day management of the organization.
Individual members of the board, however, have no authority to act independently of the full board on policy issues. Board members who abuse their position this way may be disciplined or censured.
Board members are also trustees of the organization who approve an annual budget that ensures it can meet its financial needs.
In addition, board members monitor the overall financial health of their organization by reviewing annual reports of an auditor recommended by the executive director. The executive director retains responsibility for day-to-day operational expenditures.
Individual board members should attend all board meetings and actively participate in them and serve on committees and/or as board officers. Board members have the responsibility to know and fulfill their role in the organization and to act in the best interest of its constituencies.

Restoration America is a
501(c)3 chartitable organization and a HUD approved Housing Counseling Agency.

We specialize in :

  • Restoration and Repair of homes
  • Revitalization of Abandoned Properties to help stabilize neighborhoods
  • Housing Programs and project for the aging
  • Training and work study programs for Veterans
  • Real Estate Donation program
  • Grant Assistance
  • Assistance with Foreclosures
  • Financial Education and Training