Become a Board Member

Are you a business professional interested in contributing your expertise to an educational nonprofit? Our organization greatly depends on the dedication of a wide range of volunteers, including our Board of Directors, who provide strategic vision, philanthropy, networking, and oversight of those entrusted with the fulfillment of our mission.

Our Mission:

The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect uses the diary and spirit of Anne Frank as unique tools to advance her legacy, to educate young people and communities in the U.S. and Canada about the dangers of intolerance, anti-Semitism, racism and discrimination, and to inspire the next generation to build a world based on mutual respect.

Central to our mission, we offer educational programs, traveling exhibits, theatrical performances, and annual scholarships to bring Anne Frank's message of peace to new generations and honor those inspired to humanitarian action through her words.

Historically, the Anne Frank Center has long-established roots and a universal message that spans geographic and political borders. Our mission remains constant: sharing the impact of the message of Anne’s diary by promoting respect for all humanity.


As outlined in our By-Laws, board member expectations include:

  1. a commitment to all aspects of the AFC mission, as set out in the mission statement;

  2. leadership within the business, professional, arts, public service, Jewish or other relevant communities;

  3. willingness to join and be actively involved in the affairs of the AFC; and 

  4. such other requirements as the Board may adopt.  

Opportunities for engagement include participation on one of several standing or ad hoc committees, task forces, elected office, hosting events, introducing potential partnerships, professional oversight, assisting with achieving annual fundraising goals, and serving as an ambassador for the Anne Frank Center’s programs. We welcome a diverse group of professionals who represent the various industries, cultures, religions, ages, geography, and experiences found throughout American society.

To Learn More: 

Please contact us at for more information on this opportunity to serve as a member of the AFC Board of Directors.