Board of Trustees
The general supervision, management, and direction of the Foundation is delegated to a Board of Trustees. The Board and its Trustees are understood to act as fiduciaries with regard to the Foundation, and their duties include, but are not limited to, the duty of care, loyalty, and obedience.

It is the goal of the Foundation to select Board members with a diverse set of talents, experience, and competencies that will best fulfill the mission and needs of the Foundation.

The Board has a minimum number of seven Trustees and the roles they perform reflect the priorities of the Foundation: President, Vice-president, Treasurer, Secretary, Audit Secretary, Outreach Secretary and Grants Secretary.

Trustees do not receive any compensation from the Foundation for his/her services and there is no paid staff. Each Trustee can hold office for a term of five (5) years and until his or her successor is appointed. There is no limitation on the number of terms, consecutive or otherwise, that person may be a Trustee.

The initial Board of Trustees consists of the initial directors of the Foundation listed in the Certificate of Incorporation: Patricia A. Duffield, Dawn A. Hopkins, and George B. Schramm III.

The President presides at regular and special meetings of the Board of Trustees, is an ex-officio member of all committees, assigns the responsibilities to other Trustees, represents or designates a representative to speak officially for the Foundation, coordinates the activities of the Trustees and volunteer committees, and executes such deeds, mortgages, bonds, contracts, checks, or other instruments which may from time to time be authorized by the Board of Trustees.

In the absence of the President, the Vice-president shall perform all the duties of the President. The Vice-president assists the President in administering the Foundation, chairs the Lake Ecology Committee, and chairs any Special Committees as assigned by the Board of Trustees.

The Treasurer chairs the Finance Committee, has charge and custody of, and be responsible for, all funds and securities of the Foundation, disburses the funds of the Foundation as may be directed by the Board of Trustees, draws and signs checks, keeps and maintains adequate and correct accounts of the Foundation's properties and business transactions, prepares and certifies the financial statements to be included in any required reports, in conjunction with the Finance Committee, prepares a proposed annual budget for the next fiscal year, and prepares and files all appropriate tax returns with New York State and the Internal Revenue Service.

The Secretary keeps minutes of all meetings of the Board of Trustees, and, if applicable, meetings of committees, is a custodian of the records and of the seal of the corporation, and attends to the correspondence of the Foundation as directed by the Board of Trustees.

Audit Secretary
The Audit Secretary audits the Treasurer’s financial records quarterly, coordinates and oversees the annual audit of the accounts of the Foundation by a Certified Public Accountant accordance with these Bylaws, and conducts periodic reviews in accordance with Article VIII – Conflict Of Interest And Compensation Policies of the Foundation's Bylaws, to ensure the Foundation operates in a manner consistent with charitable purposes and does not engage in activities that could jeopardize its tax-exempt status.

Outreach Secretary
The Outreach Secretary chairs the Outreach Committee, coordinates volunteer and educational and promotional programs, in cooperation with the Treasurer, prepares and executes strategies to receive voluntary contributions and seek other sources of funding from donors, and manages the Foundation’s web site.

Grants Secretary
The Grants Secretary chairs the Grants Committee, prepares and executes strategies to apply for grants, and seek other sources of funding, researches grant-making organizations and analyzes them to identify likely funding sources for specific projects and programs, compiles, writes, and edits all grant applications, develops individual grant proposals in accordance with each grant-making organization’s preferences, and coordinates and oversees the work of consultant grant writers that may be employed by the Foundation.