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Organization DBA Agassiz Village
Former Names Burroughs Newsboy Foundation (1935)
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

Mission StatementMORE »

Our mission is to prepare youth for life’s journey. Our programs are an investment in the future, to inspire and enable all children, especially those who need our support the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible leaders. We offer children the opportunity, in a village environment, to develop and practice leadership and life skills that will enhance their ability to be successful and happy in all areas of their live.
 
The mission of the camp goes beyond giving these children the opportunity to visit a different world, to meet a diverse group of new friends, and to try out new activities; it also encourages every camper to develop life and leadership skills that they can apply to their daily lives.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to prepare youth for life’s journey. Our programs are an investment in the future, to inspire and enable all children, especially those who need our support the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible leaders. We offer children the opportunity, in a village environment, to develop and practice leadership and life skills that will enhance their ability to be successful and happy in all areas of their live.
 
The mission of the camp goes beyond giving these children the opportunity to visit a different world, to meet a diverse group of new friends, and to try out new activities; it also encourages every camper to develop life and leadership skills that they can apply to their daily lives.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2016 to Dec 31, 2016
Projected Income $939,296.00
Projected Expense $926,272.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • 1. Traditional Camp Program
  • 2. Teen Advancement Program (TAP)
  • 3. Internship for Staff Training, Education & Placement (INSTEP)
  • 4. Learn To Swim Program

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Overview

Mission Statement

Our mission is to prepare youth for life’s journey. Our programs are an investment in the future, to inspire and enable all children, especially those who need our support the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible leaders. We offer children the opportunity, in a village environment, to develop and practice leadership and life skills that will enhance their ability to be successful and happy in all areas of their live.
 
The mission of the camp goes beyond giving these children the opportunity to visit a different world, to meet a diverse group of new friends, and to try out new activities; it also encourages every camper to develop life and leadership skills that they can apply to their daily lives.

Background Statement

Agassiz Village was founded in 1935 at its present lakeside location in Poland, Maine by Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Burroughs. Then, as now, Agassiz gave children the opportunity to attend overnight summer camp and escape the hardship of their daily lives. Originally, the camp served boys who worked as newsboys, bootblacks, or other street vendors. The boys learned basic job skills, practiced school subjects, experienced outdoor living, and developed many life skills.

The camp opened its doors to an adaptive program for physically disabled campers in the late 1950's, and girls joined the camp in 1973 when it became coed. Both changes are still part of the program foundation today, and campers come from all over the Greater Boston area to experience this unique program. 

Agassiz Village’s summer camp welcomes all boys and girls ages 8–17, but focuses on underserved children in the greater Boston area. More than 90% of our campers live at low-income or poverty levels as defined by the federal government. In 2014, Agassiz Village filled a total of 763 camper slots over the course of 3 two-week sessions, or an average of 127 boys and girls each week. Our goal is to ensure that every child has the opportunity to attend overnight camp, and all campers receive a subsidized rate. Full tuition for a two-week session is $1,200. In 2014, 26% of all campers received full camperships and the average fee per camper was less than 15% of our actual cost.  



Impact Statement

2014

1. We launched a new website that makes it easier for children and families to learn about our camp programs and register for camp. The website also includes information for donors and Agassiz Village alumni.

2. We ensured safe and well-maintained core facilities by investing over $65,000 in infrastructure improvements.

3. We experienced a modest growth in camper numbers and restructured staffing in preparation of a 20% increase in campers in 2015.

4. We hired a full-time Development Director to expand our fundraising capacity to enable growth and generate a consistent operating surplus.


Needs Statement

1. Internship for Staff Training, Education & Placement (INSTEP) funding. This four-week intensive leadership training camp for teens ages 16-17 is free and includes a $400 educational scholarship upon successful completion. Our goal is to increase the number of participants in this program from 12 to 28. Current cost of this program is $50,000.

2. Facility renovations and improvements - We have a turn-of-the-century camp with over 50 buildings, 400 acres of land and over 1.5 miles of lakefront. Although functionally sound and safe for our campers, our buildings need updating. It is a constant challenge balancing the needs of the facilities with the needs of the campers. Most projects range from $1,000-$50,000. 

3. Develop more partnerships with Boston area youth-serving agencies and organizations to increase our year-round exposure to the youth we serve and ensure their success in school and life.

4. Camp equipment and supplies - Items such as a new pontoon boat, sports and playground equipment, sleeping bags, tarps, 4 and 8 person tents, and art supplies are in the greatest need at the camp. $100,000.


CEO Statement

There are over 400 summer camps in New England, giving tens of thousands of children new experiences, new skills, and new friends. The vast majority of these children come from families affluent enough to afford the fees and from communities where organized out-of-school activities are already available. Most of these communities offer easy access to nature in their own right.

Although, Boston area non-profit organizations provide day programs for children and young adults during the summer months, affordable overnight camp opportunities for children from low-income families are rare. Yet, studies have shown a direct connection between high quality, immersive experiences such as an overnight summer camp program and a child’s subsequent success in school and in life.

The American Academy of Pediatrics states, "The camp experience has been proven to have a lasting effect on psychosocial development, including significant effects on self-esteem, peer relationships, independence, leadership, values and willingness to try new things."

Our program develops skills and values that will help children ages 8 -17 reach their fullest potential, regardless of their individual challenges. Each two-week session of camp spans the equivalent number of hours as a typical after school program for an entire academic year. Our summer camp programs are intensive and uninterrupted, offering greater opportunities for strengthening peer-to-peer relationships and observing, teaching and modeling positive behaviors.

We provide a safe, caring, overnight summer camp experience for a diverse population of children and young adults who otherwise would not have access to the nature-based activities available at our beautiful lakeside site in the woods of Maine. Within a true “village” environment, campers better recognize and realize their own capabilities and potential and learn life skills, such as respect for others, teamwork and accountability, through inclusive, fun activities with a community of friends that they will remember for a lifetime.


Board Chair Statement

  


Geographic Area Served

GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA

Dorchester, Boston, Malden, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Cambridge, Charlestown, Brockton, Everett, Roxbury, Medford, Roslindale, Salem, Lynn

Organization Categories

  1. Youth Development - Youth Development Programs
  2. Recreation & Sports - Camps
  3. Human Services - Children's and Youth Services

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

No

Programs

1. Traditional Camp Program

The Traditional Camp Program is for 8-13 year old boys and girls and conducted in two-week sessions at Agassiz Village's Poland, ME camp. The goals of the traditional camp begin with introducing the outdoor environment to children who have limited or no experience with nature, as well as familiarizing them with the concept of a welcoming, safe, inclusive community. Activities include swimming, fishing, canoeing, hiking, ropes course, sports, games, crafts, and camping. Through these activities, campers learn about diversity and tolerance, cooperation and team work, while building skills that ultimately result in future leadership roles.

Budget  $820,000.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Leadership
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) At-Risk Populations Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success  Our short-term success hinges on our rate of return for our campers. We serve lower income families, which tend to be a very transient population. We find that Agassiz Village provides some stability for these children--a home away from home. Our return rate exceeds 50% which is skewed by the rapid increases in program participation of 25% in each of the past 3 years. We also have an expectation that all campers will consider participating in our teen leadership and staff-in-training programs as they reach appropriate age.
Program Long-Term Success 
Our 8-13 year old campers are introduced to basic life and leadership skill through traditional camp activities.
 
Although, Boston area non-profit organizations provide day programs for children and young adults during the summer months, affordable overnight camp opportunities for children from low-income families are rare. Yet, studies have shown a direct connection between high quality, immersive experiences such as an overnight summer camp program and a child’s subsequent success in school and in life. The American Academy of Pediatrics states, "The camp experience has been proven to have a lasting effect on psychosocial development, including significant effects on self-esteem, peer relationships, independence, leadership, values and willingness to try new things."

Our program develops skills and values that will help children and young adults reach their fullest potential, regardless of their individual challenges. Each two-week session of camp spans the equivalent number of hours as a typical after school program for an entire academic year. Our summer camp programs are intensive and uninterrupted, offering greater opportunities for strengthening peer-to-peer relationships and observing, teaching and modeling positive behaviors.

 

Program Success Monitored By  The program is monitored by leadership and counselor staff. Daily progress reports are written by cabin counselors for each child and reviewed by leadership staff. Componenets of the evaluations are shared with the campers to give encouragement, make adjustments and implement corrective actions if necessary. All past year evaluations are reviewed before a camper returns in subsequent years.
Examples of Program Success 

Following is a camper parent letter that sums up the success of our programs.

“I know that raising children ‘takes a village’ and my children need a ‘village.’ I believe that the Agassiz Village experience provides them with the community support and camaraderie that has been difficult for them to achieve on their own in our city. At camp, they find themselves among children of various backgrounds who have known their own struggles and see that it is possible to rise above such experiences and simply enjoy life and each other. The Agassiz Village commitment to instilling the components of respect in all campers underscores what all parents want for their children. The beautiful camp setting give my children and all the children an equal footing on which to explore the world around them in a supportive and safe environment. With a new sense of self and a deeper respect for others they can take what they have learned about character, skills and knowledge into the larger world.”

 


2. Teen Advancement Program (TAP)

Agassiz Village's Teen Advancement Program (TAP) is for our 14-16 year old campers and stresses responsibility and decision making. This is a readiness program for our INSTEP leadership training camp for 16-17 year old campers. In 2014, 71 boys and girls participated in this program.

TAP is a 2-week program. The first week focuses on leadership topics and skills such as group building, goal setting, tolerance and compromise, integrity, role modeling, and community service. The second week focuses on camp and community service projects. Campers in this program also enjoy many of the traditional camp experiences like swimming, sports, and special events as part of the overall AV community. The goal of this program is to raise campers' self-identity and awareness and develop specific leadership skills and values through purposeful experiential education.

Budget  $85,000.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Leadership
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) At-Risk Populations Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Program Short-Term Success  By the end of the two-week program each camper will have participated in at least two leadership workshops, made informed and responsible choices in their daily program options, assisted at least once in a program area of their choice/skill, and completed a service project. The goal is to have 90% of 14-15 year-old participants successfully complete the 2-week program by exhibiting the qualities we look for in our INSTEP participants and staff. 30% of these graduates will be invited to interview for an INSTEP position the following year. We consider a camper who shows a strong potential for achieving these qualities as successful.
Program Long-Term Success 
TAP is a readiness program for our INSTEP leadership training camp. The program is intentionally designed to encourage leadership skills development resulting in greater self-confidence, responsibility, and accountability as an individual and in a team environment. Participants engage in workshops, community service projects at the camp and team building activities. These teens face increasing challenges throughout the 2-week session that tests their ability to follow directions, solve problems, work as a team and lead as an individual. Each teen is evaluated by leadership staff as they progress through the program and adjustments are made to ensure success for each participant. We expect to invite at least 30% of our highest performing TAP participants to apply to our INSTEP program for the following year. Currently, we only offer 14 INSTEP slots so this is a very competitive process. We hope to increase the number of INSTEP slots to 28 in the near future to provide more TAP graduates with this opportunity. Campers must exhibit self-reliance, responsibility, leadership, self-confidence and a desire to help others to be considered for the INSTEP program.
 
 
 
Program Success Monitored By 

The program is led and monitored by the Teen Leadership Program Coordinator who, with cabin counselor assistance, supervises the program outcomes by engaging participants in conversational evaluations. The Coordinator uses the feedback to guide and assist each participant to ensure success. As well, campers are monitored daily during program activities to enable immediate feedback from the staff, especially positive reinforcement and encouragement. Each camper is also placed in a program instructor assistant role towards the end of the the 2-weeks, which gives them an opportunity to apply their leadership skills in a real-world setting with younger camper groups. Each camper receives a written performance evaluation by program instructors, cabin counselors, and the Teen Leadership Program Coordinator.

Examples of Program Success 

Over 90% of participants complete the TAP program. Jonathan’s start at camp was “a bit rough” and he came close to being dismissed. However, with continuous staff support and encouragement, Jonathan began to take advantage of the leadership opportunities presented to him. He learned to control his actions and focus on productive and positive outcomes. Each small success led to greater confidence and greater successes. Most notable was his work with a small group of younger boys at the Agassiz Village Best Dance Crew event. Jonathan created and directed the choreography for their performance. The event featured six groups and Jonathan’s group was a clear winner. The group highly impressed not only our dance instructor, but the entire camper and staff community. Jonathan took great pride in this achievement and now understands greater self-control can result in positive outcomes.


3. Internship for Staff Training, Education & Placement (INSTEP)

Our Internship for Staff Training, Education & Placement (INSTEP) is a four-week, tuition free leadership training camp that prepares 16 - 17 year-old teens for life’s next step. In this program, teens develop leadership, communication and organizational skills that will increase their ability to achieve success in higher education, employment, or vocational training.

INSTEP is a highly selective program. Sixteen year-old campers who exhibit exceptional commitment and performance in our Teen Advancement Program (TAP) are invited to submit an application and interview for one of fourteen available INSTEP slots for the following camp season. All INSTEP campers enjoy traditional camp activities in addition to their extensive leadership and skills development training and practice.

In 2014, 10 teens graduated from the INSTEP program. Since our demand exceeds our capacity, we would like to expand the program to 28 teens in the future.

Budget  $50,000.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Leadership
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 

By the end of the 4-week program each participant will have:

  • actively participated in educational workshops (team building, conflict/behavioral management, goal setting, college application, resume/interview skills)
  • spent one week taking group responsibility as a Jr. Counselor and planned and led at least one program activity for a younger camper group
  • had at least one chance to speak publicly in front of a crowd of at least 50 people 
  • identified short and long term personal goals (including possible steps to take towards them)

We expect 80% of the participants will successfully graduate with an invitation to apply for a Jr. Counselor position the next summer.

100% of INSTEP participants that complete the program show a marked improvement in attitude, willingness to help others and responsibility for their actions.
Program Long-Term Success 

Although, Boston area non-profit organizations provide day programs for children and young adults during the summer months, affordable overnight camp opportunities for children from low-income families are rare. Yet, studies have shown a direct connection between high quality, immersive experiences such as an overnight summer camp program and a child’s subsequent success in school and in life.

The American Academy of Pediatrics states, "The camp experience has been proven to have a lasting effect on psychosocial development, including significant effects on self-esteem, peer relationships, independence, leadership, values and willingness to try new things."

Our program develops skills and values that will help children ages 8 -17 reach their fullest potential, regardless of their individual challenges. Each two-week session of camp (four weeks for our INSTEP participants) spans the equivalent number of hours as a typical after school program for an entire academic year. Our summer camp programs are intensive and uninterrupted, offering greater opportunities for strengthening peer-to-peer relationships and observing, teaching and modeling positive behaviors. 

Program Success Monitored By 

The program is closely monitored and constantly evaluated by the program trainers (one male and one female). Each trainer checks in with participants on a daily basis, observes their performance, provides them with necessary directions/corrections, and mentors participants through the process. Each participant undergoes an initial screening/interview process and exit interview and evaluation process (including trainer, self, and program evaluation). This evaluation along with trainers’ observations/evaluations provides assessment of participant growth and short-term success of the program. As this program matures, our goal is to collect data that should show an increase in graduation rates and advancement to higher education.

Examples of Program Success  A testimonial form Shannon McGonnagle, Recipient of the William Hirshberg Educational Scholarship Award and INSTEP graduate.
"I've been going to Agassiz Village every summer for 8 years now. From my first year in 2005, up until last year, I was a camper. This year, I participated in the INSTEP program, which prepares 16-17 year olds to become not just staff at Agassiz, but leaders in all aspects of life. The workshops on effective communication, problem solving, and other leadership skills not only helped me as a Junior Counselor and program staff, I can also apply these skills to any situation in my life. The summers I have spent at Agassiz have been the best summers of my life. For me, the staff have become like older brothers and sisters, or parents away from home. I met my best friends in the world that first summer in 2005, and through the years, our bond has grown stronger and stronger. Agassiz isn't just a camp, we are a family."

4. Learn To Swim Program

The Agassiz Village Learn To Swim program is an individualized, instructional swim program offered to all campers at all skill levels. The intent of this program is to build the camper's self confidence and sense of accomplishment through skills advancement. Our Learn To Swim program offers an opportunity for individual campers to challenge themselves and for groups of campers to show encouragement and support to their fellow campers.

Budget  $30,000.00
Category  Recreation & Sports, General/Other Swimming
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) At-Risk Populations Minorities
Program Short-Term Success  Each camper’s skills are assessed on the first day of the session. By the end of the two-week session each camper will have participated in at least 4 instructional swimming activity periods. Every camper will actively participate in each of their instructional swimming activity periods, will have 45-minute instruction with a qualified AV swim instructor, and receive an achievement assessment from the AV waterfront director at the end of their session. There is an official ceremony at a camp-wide assembly to present the awards to campers who achieved a next skill level.
Program Long-Term Success 

The Agassiz Village Learn To Swim program is one of the most impactful programs offered at camp. The program focuses on a set of achievable goals and a clear skill and progression assessment process. The long-term success of the program is focused on having 100% camper participation with at least 75% of campers advancing to the next skill level by the end of the two-week session.

Program Success Monitored By 

The program is organized, executed, supervised, and evaluated by the Agassiz Village Waterfront Director. The Waterfront Director develops age and skill appropriate instructional swim plans, supervises swim instructor staff, ensures safety and a positive, encouraging environment for the program, and evaluates the progress of each participant along with overall program deliverables. The Waterfront Director reports directly to Camp Director.

Examples of Program Success  Our campers are most proud of their accomplishments in the swim program and often refer to the program in surveys as their “best” experience at camp. The program is highly effective with a better than 50% rate of campers reaching a higher skill level upon completion of the program. Examples of success in this program are measured by taking small steps to achieve big gains. Diante, a 10 year old camper, walked to the waterfront with pre-determined reluctance and a large dose of stubbornness. It was clear he did not want to swim. Over the course of his camp session, we learned of Diante’s fear of the water and began by simply getting him to dunk his head under the water once. By the end of his time at camp, Diante was jumping into the deep end and swimming without hesitation. Of course, his stubbornness remained, only this time it showed in his reluctance to leave the water.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Management


CEO/Executive Director Mr Cliff Simmonds
CEO Term Start Feb 2010
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience
Innovative team leader and motivator with strong management skill and over 25 years experience spanning the environmental, nonprofit and business sectors.
 
Highly accomplished Executive Director with 10 years experience successfully directing one of the premier environmental education and land stewardship nonprofits in New England.
 
Proven track record building relationships in the community and creatively accomplishing goals through fundraising initiatives, program management and outreach.
 
Past experience highlights include:
 
Executive Director - Beaver Brook Association
Hollis, NH 
Led the successful reorganization and expansion of operations, programming and funds development doubling program participation, donor base and revenues in three years.
 
Community Relations Manager - Environmental Resources Mgt
Ewing, NJ
Counseled major corporate clients from the utilities, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, telecommunications and manufacturing industries on community relations outreach strategies.
 
Community Relations Specialist- Dynamac Corporation
Philadelphia, PA
Managed community and media relations for more than 24 United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) hazardous waste sites under the Superfund law.
 
Dir. of Communications/Volunteer Services - The Fernald School
Waltham, MA
Managed all internal and external communications for a facility with 2,300 employees and 700 residents, including media relations, special events and communications and marketing materials.
 
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Ms Lisa Gillis Jan 2003 Feb 2010

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Mr. Scott Kennedy Development Director --
Mr. Thomas Semeta Camp Director --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
American Camping Association (ACA) - Accreditation --

Collaborations

We partner with many youth and family serving organizations throughout the Greater Boston area to refer and support deserving children to our summer camp program including; Cambridge Camping Association, Charlestown Mothers’ Association, Home for Little Wanderers, Housing Families, Inc., Malden Housing Authority, METCO, Inc., Morgan Memorial Goodwill, Muscular Dystrophy Association and the Mystic Valley Charter School.

We also provide access to our facilities and program staff for agencies who wish to run specialized camp programs before and after our six-week summer camp season. These partnerships include; Holy Name School’s Agassiz Village Environmental Program, Volunteers of America and the Maine State Troopers Association CAMP POSTCARD to establish positive bonds between at-risk 5th and 6th grade children with law enforcement and criminal justice professionals, and Camp Kita helping young survivors of suicide.

In 2015, we are establishing a new partnership with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) to provide a week-long camp program for children with physical disabilities.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

As with most small nonprofit organizations, we are challenged with the lack of staff resources and systems sophistication to maximize our impact on the people we serve. We compensate by partnering with other organizations to further our outreach, work on special projects, increase funding sources and accomplish physical plant improvements.

Several corporations and organizations have worked with us recently including; Fidelity Investments to design our new website, John Hancock to create a promotional slide show, and Harvard Business School Community Action Partners on a strategic planning process and an outcomes and measurements project.

We hired a full-time Development Director in 2014 to improve our development plan and maximize our fundraising efforts.

Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 4
Number of Part Time Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 100
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 6
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 2
Male: 4
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit No
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Governance


Board Chair Mr. Stephen MacQuarrie
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired
Board Chair Term July 2015 - Aug 2016
Board Co-Chair Ms Sarah Walters
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation MA District Attorney's Office
Board Co-Chair Term July 2015 - Aug 2016

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Craig Alie Six Red Marbles Voting
Mr. Peter Belval ComputerShare Voting
Ms. Allison Burroughs Nutter, McClennen & Fish Voting
Mr. Warren Burroughs Jr. Deutsche Bank Voting
Ms. Ellen Corbett Citizen Schools Voting
Ms. Michelle Cruz Peverley Highfields Capital Management Voting
Mr. Che Elwell John Hancock Financial Services Voting
Mr. Frank Finizio Retired Voting
Mr. Richard Glynn Community Volunteer Voting
Mr. Chris Hart Institute for Human Centered Design Voting
Mr. Carlos Hoyt Phillips Academy Voting
Mr. Calvin Hunter CLH & Sons Construction Voting
Ms. Christine Kenny Loomis Sayles Investments Limited Voting
Mr. Jon Levy American Holt Corp. Voting
Mr. Stephen MacQuarrie Retired Voting
Mr. David McGuire Retired Voting
Mr. Evan Peverley Bank of America Voting
Mr. Edward Poirier Retired Exofficio
Mr. David Rosenberg Prime Motor Group Exofficio
Ms. Sarah Walters US Dept. of Justice, District Attorney's Voting
Ms. Jennifer Zinner John Hancock Financial Services Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 20
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 1 disabled
Gender Female: 6
Male: 15
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 76%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 75%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • Board Governance
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Facilities
  • Finance

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments


Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2016 to Dec 31, 2016
Projected Income $939,296.00
Projected Expense $926,272.00
Form 990s

2014 Form 990

2013 Form 990

2012 Form 990

2011 Form 990

2010 Form 990

2009 Form 990

Audit Documents

2014 Audited Financials

2013 Audited Financials

2012 Audited Financials

2011 Audited Financials

2010 Audited Financials

2009 Audited Financials

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Revenue $882,954 $893,620 $671,830
Total Expenses $890,161 $730,978 $652,504

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $608,494 $620,442 $472,802
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $78,083 $84,214 $46,634
Investment Income, Net of Losses $480 $1,403 $360
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $171,437 $170,796 $141,134
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $24,460 $16,765 $10,900

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Program Expense $701,088 $617,130 $542,971
Administration Expense $60,226 $56,134 $60,266
Fundraising Expense $128,847 $57,714 $49,267
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.99 1.22 1.03
Program Expense/Total Expenses 79% 84% 83%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 17% 7% 8%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Assets $1,108,250 $1,125,549 $960,281
Current Assets $218,310 $261,111 $247,589
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $28,748 $38,840 $36,214
Total Net Assets $1,079,502 $1,086,709 $924,067

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --

Financial Planning

Endowment Value $60,000.00
Spending Policy --
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? 4.00

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 7.59 6.72 6.84

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above re per the organization's audited financials. Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.

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Impact

The Impact tab is a section on the Giving Common added in October 2013; as such the majority of nonprofits have not yet had the chance to complete this voluntary section. The purpose of the Impact section is to ask five deceptively simple questions that require reflection and promote communication about what really matters – results. The goal is to encourage strategic thinking about how a nonprofit will achieve its goals. The following Impact questions are being completed by nonprofits slowly, thoughtfully and at the right time for their respective organizations to ensure the most accurate information possible.


1. What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

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2. What are your strategies for making this happen?

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3. What are your organization’s capabilities for doing this?

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4. How will your organization know if you are making progress?

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5. What have and haven’t you accomplished so far?

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