Board of Directors
Lee Garrison Smith
Billy Martin Sexton
Judson R. Jahn
Dr. David Markus
Our Board of Directors
The Pendleton Historic Foundation is governed by a 20-member Board of Directors and managed by our Foundation Director and a staff of volunteers. The Board of Directors meets in Pendleton once a month. In addition, a half-day planning retreat is scheduled in early January of each year, often followed up with a mid-year reassessment session in July.
The following committees are open to all volunteer members and are typically led by a board member. The purpose of these committees is to help meet the Foundation’s needs and work towards the objectives that promote educational services and help preserve the homes. Below is a brief explanation of each committee’s responsibilities. If you would like to volunteer to a committee, please contact us through our e-mail or phone number located in the Contact Us page.
Site Committee – Responsible for structural preservation projects, annual maintenance, site planning, and caring for the property of the Foundation.
Education/Interpretation Committee – Accountable for house tours, volunteer training, and scheduling/developing projects in order to educate students and the general public about plantation culture and knowledge about the houses.
Finance Committee – Facilitates developing annual, financial, organizational plans, and budgets. It also manages grant development, financial oversight for other committee activities, as well as general financial reporting and stewardship for the Foundation.
Marketing Committee – Develops and promotes PHF by creating public awareness of events, programs and special projects. Interacts with the community and assist in talent recruitment of Board of Director Members, Advisory Board Members and volunteers.
Foundation Curator- Responsible for collecting, cataloging and caring for PHFs historical artifacts.