Governing Boards

Southfield School has two boards that are responsible for its successful operation: The Board of Trustees and Foundation Board.

Southfield School is a not-for-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) status.  The fiscal responsibility for non-profit organizations is held corporately by a Board of Trustees, made up of parents, alumni, and interested members of the community.  The Southfield  Board of Trustees assures the school’s fiscal and academic well-being, develops short-term and long-term plans for the school, raises funds and manages debt, and hires the Headmaster.  Board Members are nominated by the Trustee Committee and invited to serve for an open ended term, renewed annually.

The Foundation Board acts as an advisory board and handles the management and investment of the trust, which holds the school’s endowment funds. Foundation members are invited to serve for an open ended term.

The Board of Trustees

Thomas Sanders, President
Todd Stanberry ’94, Vice President
Dawn Ward, Secretary
Walker Coburn ‘98, Treasurer
Ginger Auer ’95
Charlotte Banker
Leigh Bowman
Kevin Briley
Mike Cooper
Edward Crawford, ’68 Life Trustee
Ghali Ghali
Brad Gosslee
Tom Jackson, ’87 Alumni Board President
Jenny Johnston
Ian McElroy
John Michael Moore
Clay Nelson ’84
Mark Nemish
Alvin Olsan
Chris Phillips ‘87
Jeanette Conaway, Director of Advancement

The Foundation Board

James Madison, President
Peyton LaBorde, Secretary
Kevin Briley, Investment Chair
Rob King, Trustee Treasurer
Gordon Walker, Headmaster
John Atkins ‘83
Ed Crawford ’68
Rita Hummingbird
Katy Merriman
Alan Murphy ‘71
Ginny Murphy
Patty Selber Newton ’73
Fred Phillips
Katie Weir ‘70
Julie Zadeck ‘76