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The James S. Kemper Foundation –

Board of trustees

Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Agenda – Annual Meeting of Trustees

1.  Call to Order/Welcome (J. Lacher)

2.  Approval of minutes of May 20, 2020 board meeting (J. Lacher)

3. Review and approve certain governance action items (J. Lacher)

a. Election of Trustees and Officers (action)

b. Appointment of Committee Chairs (action)

c. Revisions to Banking and Brokerage Resolutions (action)

d. Name change item (update ASAP)

e. Status change to Private Foundation item (update ASAP)

4. Investment Committee report (J. Lacher)  

5. Audit & Administration Committee report (J. McKinney)

a. Acceptance of FY20 audit report (action)

b. Review of FY21 financial statement

c. Conflict of Interest Statements

6. Operations Report (B. Ciesemier)

a. Legacy Kemper Scholars Program

b. New Kemper Scholars Program

c. Grants made since last board meeting

d. Philanthropy Program Update

7. Other Business (J. Lacher)

8. Close of Meeting (J. Lacher)



John Boschelli

Charles Brooks

Tom Evans, Secretary

Mark Green

Joe Lacher, Chair of the Board, Chair – Investment Committee

Jim McKinney, Chair – Audit & Administration Committee

Chris Mullins


John Conway, Trustee Emeritus

Melissa Struck, CPA (CliftonLarsonAllen — Auditor)

Janelle Kavalunas, CPA (CliftonLarsonAllen — Auditor)


Barbara Ciesemier, President

Jenn Merriman, Program Manager


Upcoming Board Meetings:

Wednesday May 19, 2021 3:00pm

Wednesday December 1, 2021 3:00pm