The Finance Committee is responsible for overseeing the overall fiscal health of Whitby. The Finance Committee recommends and monitors the school's operating budget and determines the level of financing of any capital needs. These capital needs include renovations of buildings and any new construction. They also lead the effort to manage and strengthen the endowment to ensure the school’s future welfare.
The Governance Committee is responsible for the governance of the Board, including reviewing and making any changes to the Board committee structure and to by-laws. The Committee oversees the trustee identification, recruitment, and evaluation process.
This Committee's duties entail the annual evaluation of the Head of School's performance, compensation, and benefits. The Committee provides on-going support and guidance to the Head of School.
The Building and Grounds Committee is responsible for overseeing Whitby's 25-acre physical plant. The Board approves any building or land purchases or sales, and oversees major building projects on campus. The Committee oversees the master plan and approves policies pertaining to the use of school facilities.
The Development Committee oversees strategies for the school's fund raising program to advance Whitby's distinctive mission and to promote a culture of philanthropy. Whitby’s fund raising efforts include the Whitby Fund, which is needed to balance the school's operating budget, capital gifts to finance new facilities, and an annual Spring Benefit.
The Development Committee also provides strategic direction for communications, cultivation and stewardship of all constituents from cradle (prospective parents) to the grave (alumni through planned giving). They regularly review Whitby’s mission statement, strategic plan and development plan.