Finance

What Finance Does

The Finance Committee works to prepare Homecoming’s operating budget for submission to the Student Fee Board and manages all transactions related to Homecoming’s Associated Student Activities account. The Finance committee also assists the Finance Director in maintaining an accurate budget. The committee is also responsible for planning and coordinating all fundraising events which include sporting event/concert concessions and fundraisers at businesses located in State College (Rita’s, Cold Stone, Chipotle, etc). The Finance committee works closely with the Executive committee throughout the year. The committee color is Dark Green.

For questions or concerns please contact Finance Director, Kristen Luzell, at financehomecoming@psu.edu.

Captain Positions

Administrative Assistant / Parade Liaison (1) 

This captain will be responsible for taking meeting minutes, organizing team building activities, and maintaining the organization of the Finance committee merchandise ordering process. This captain will also act as a liaison between the Finance committee and all other committees. More specifically, this captain will be a liaison between the Finance and Parade committee in order to effectively register alumni groups that want to participate in the parade. This includes the responsibilities of checking the mail for alumni registration checks, recording these payments, sending receipts of payments to alumni registrants, and attending Parade-Competition-Finance committee focus group meetings. Strong organization, collaboration, and communication skills are preferred.

Funds Management Captain (1)

This Captain will work closely with the Finance Director to manage the various committee budgets and fiscal reports for the year. Responsibilities include merchandise profit analysis, profit/expense report tracking, and committee budget management. This position will entail frequent meetings with the Finance Director and other individuals within Homecoming. Detail orientation and excel experience are preferred skills.

Registration Captain / Competition Liaison (1) 

This Captain will work to develop an effective registration payment process for organizations participating in Homecoming. This will require communicating with the organizations about the registration process and collection of fees. This Captain will work closely with the Competition committee’s organization liaisons to give participating organizations a detailed description of the registration process such as when to pay, how much to pay, and how to pay. There will be extra meetings required for this position. This Captain should have strong communication and organizational skills. Experience with excel is preferred.

Corporate Fundraising Captain (1)

This captain will organize and coordinate various fundraising events with businesses located in State College to support Homecoming. This primarily includes setting up and running traditional fundraisers (Rita’s, Coldstone, Chipotle, etc.). Planning for the fundraisers involves contacting and working with local businesses and corporations, along with making trips to the businesses to strengthen Homecoming’s relationship with them. Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills are preferred.

Alternative Fundraising Captain (1)

This Captain will be responsible for establishing and developing creative and innovate alternative fundraising ideas for Homecoming. He/She will be required to organize and manage fundraisers, contact various businesses and corporations, and make trips to businesses to strengthen Homecoming’s relationship with them. This Captain will also act as a liaison between Homecoming and the Bryce Jordan Center in coordinating concession stand fundraising events. Strong creativity, communication, and organizational skills are preferred.

Float Logistics Captain (1)

The Captain will be responsible for the ordering and distribution of all glue, chicken wire, and tissue paper pomps used in the creation of floats for the Homecoming Parade and the float that will be pomped during the Legacy Celebration. Furthermore, this captain will be responsible for managing the billing process with the organizations that ordered pomps. This includes creating and distributing invoices, and the collection and recording of payments. This Captain will be in contact with vendors throughout the year and should be friendly, professional, and organized. Experience with excel is preferred.