Junior Board of Directors

The Max Cure Foundation (MCF) Junior Board is a dynamic group of teenage philanthropists and young professionals and who share an interest in becoming emerging leaders and making a difference in the fight against childhood cancer.  Working with the Junior Board is a unique opportunity to expand your leadership influence, cultivate new skills, network with new friends and have an impact on the childhood cancer community.  While the number of open seats on the actual Junior Board is limited each year, we also have many ways to get involved through our Committees as a member of our Junior Board Council.  Please contact us to learn more by emailing Erica@MaxCure.org or calling us at 201-569-5595. If you are ready to get started, just fill out the application form here and one of our team members will be in touch shortly.

The Junior Board strives to promote the mission of MCF through educational, fundraising and service initiatives.  Our two largest goals are to raise money to support low-income and military families who have a child with cancer and advance childhood cancer research funding.  In addition to fundraising initiatives to support our programs, we also coordinate service projects that allow us to contribute our time to make a difference.  Projects could include collecting toys and clothes to bring to children being treated at our partner hospitals, advocating for change to local and national legislations, and educating the community about childhood cancer related issues.

Recruiting for the Junior Board happens each December when we accept applications for new Board Members.  As we get to know each candidate’s interests and time availability, our goal is to find the best fit for you at this time. We hope that you will share some of your energy, time, and talents with the Junior Board of MCF!

What’s in it for you?

  • Network with other philanthropic individuals who care about the childhood cancer issues;
  • Personal letters of recommendation detailing your participation and successes as a pediatric cancer advocate;
  • Expand your leadership influence;
  • Cultivate new skills;
  • Attend social events;
  • Annual team building summit;
  • Serve the childhood cancer community through hands-on volunteer projects; and
  • To know that what you are doing actually does make a difference to youth and families battling childhood cancer.

Board Requirements

  • A passion and commitment to bettering the lives of children and their families battling childhood cancer;
  • NO age limit – typically Junior Board Members range between 15 – 24 years old;
  • The Junior Board will consist of individuals from all over the U.S. We meets virtually about eight times annually on the second Wednesday of the month. Meetings will be held in the evenings in order to work around school schedules. Depending on funding, there may be opportunities for the Junior Board to meet in person at different locations for team building exercises;
  • Junior Board members are expected to attend at least four meetings per year;
  • Junior Board members are expected to put in 10 – 15 hours per month including meetings;
  • Members are required to choose a committee on which to serve: Finance, Events, Volunteerism, Communications, Fundraising;
  • Commitment to a two year term, with option to continue;
  • Suggested annual give-or-get donation to the Junior Board and MCF of $500. This goal can be achieved through fundraising efforts or family donations.

Fill out the application today and make a difference tomorrow!

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