“How wonderful it is that nobody needs to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
Anne Frank (1929-1945)
How right, in so many ways, was Anne Frank – even in the responsibility of day school Boards and Board leadership. This article focuses on three traditional elements of Board service – Work, Wisdom and Wealth – and attempts to illustrate how day school Boards can stretch beyond the expected “3 W’s” to levels that inspire each of us to think about how we can improve our day school world. It asks how we as day schools can move beyond the basic definitions of work, wisdom, and wealth so that we create new opportunities for our Board members – opportunities that create exceptional value and that dramatically advance our mission.