Family Museum Foundation Board
Mike Laas, Board Chair
The purpose of the Family Museum Foundation is to provide a vehicle to encourage private gifts and contributions to support those educational programs and services provided to the community by the Family Museum. The newest initiative of the Foundation and its board is the "First Place for First Grade" campaign. Launched in November of 2009, this program is designed to secure funding to cover admission and transportation costs to enable all Quad City Area first grade students to visit the Museum at no cost.
Additional fund development activities of the Family Museum Foundation include an annual fundraiser, operation of the Fox & Bee gift shop, Birdies for Charity, memorials, and planned gifts.
The Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of four individuals who oversee the programs and services of the foundation. The Board meets five times during the year on the last Monday of the month in September, November, January, March and June from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at the Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Drive.
Individuals interested in learning more about the Family Museum Foundation Board of Directors and serving in that capacity are encouraged to contact the Museum at (563) 344-4106.
Family Museum Board of Trustees
Kristine Teitle, Board Chair, Bettendorf
Rakesh Alla, Rock Island
Jodie Behrens, Silvis
Ken Jaeke, Rock Island
Patricia Judge, Bettendorf
Gregg Machetta, Bettendorf
John Riches, Bettendorf
Victor Rothbardt, Bettendorf
Beth Tinsman, Bettendorf
Sonia Vogel, Bettendorf
Carol Webb, Bettendorf
The Family Museum Board of Trustees is appointed by the Mayor of the City of Bettendorf with approval of the city council. Board members serve for a three-year period commencing July 1 of each year with appointments being made, as near as possible, to stagger the terms. The duties of the Board involve setting forth strategic direction for the Museum, as well as establishing policies concerning hours of operation, fee schedules, and the programs and services provided to the Quad City Community.
The Family Museum Board of Trustees meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 am at the Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Drive. Individuals interested in learning more about the Family Museum Board of Trustees and serving in that capacity are encouraged to contact the Museum at (563) 344-4170.