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Becoming a Board Member

Board Member Job Description

The Fort Nisqually Foundation (FNF) is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to seek all available sources of funding to support the restoration, preservation and education programs at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. This objective is met through membership dues, soliciting donations, securing grants and holding special events.

The Fort Nisqually Foundation Board's primary responsibilities are:

  • To ensure the financial health of Fort Nisqually Living History Museum
  • To support Fort Nisqually's vision and direction
  • To ensure effective community relations
  • To support and recognize Fort Nisqually's volunteers

The FNF Board works closely with the staff of Metro Parks Tacoma (MPT) to align annual and long range goals and objectives with Fort Nisqually Living History Museum. Fort Nisqually is owned and operated by Metro Parks with the FNF providing the financial support necessary for the growth and success of the museum. MPT's Historic and Fort Nisqually Museum Supervisor serves as the liaison between MPT and the FNF Board.

Fort Nisqually Foundation Board Members are required to:

  • Be a Fort Nisqually Foundation member at the time of appointment and to maintain membership throughout their term in office
  • Serve a three year term
  • Attend and actively participate in monthly meetings
  • Serve on at least one Board Committee
  • Participate in fundraising and special events, including making financial contributions to the Fort Nisqually Foundation
  • Represent the Fort Nisqually Foundation to the community and the community to the Board
  • Work to enhance the development and growth of the Fort Nisqually Foundation

To apply for membership, please download and complete the Board Member Application form (PDF) and mail or e-mail as directed. 


The Fort Nisqually Foundation raised the funds needed for the professional conservation of this 19th century Native American child's beaded wool jacket.

FORT NISQUALLY FOUNDATION
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a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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