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Emmanuel Music Inc.

 15 Newbury Street
 Boston, MA 02116
[P] (617) 536-3356
[F] (617) 536-3315
http://www.emmanuelmusic.org
music@emmanuelmusic.org
Jude Bedel
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INCORPORATED: 1980
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EIN 04-2690262

LAST UPDATED: 09/26/2016
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Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

Emmanuel Music is dedicated to enriching the life of the community through the transformative power of music. Expanding on a 40-year tradition of presenting weekly Bach cantatas in a liturgical setting, we perform concert repertoire from baroque to contemporary in large and small ensembles, inviting audiences to explore and discover familiar and unfamiliar masterworks. The commitment and discipline of performing together more than 50 times a year nurtures a core of established and emerging musicians and fosters unparalleled artistic excellence. In our outreach we are committed to training the next generation of musicians, mentoring young students, and inspiring broad audiences in free concerts, lectures, and master classes.

Mission Statement

Emmanuel Music is dedicated to enriching the life of the community through the transformative power of music. Expanding on a 40-year tradition of presenting weekly Bach cantatas in a liturgical setting, we perform concert repertoire from baroque to contemporary in large and small ensembles, inviting audiences to explore and discover familiar and unfamiliar masterworks. The commitment and discipline of performing together more than 50 times a year nurtures a core of established and emerging musicians and fosters unparalleled artistic excellence. In our outreach we are committed to training the next generation of musicians, mentoring young students, and inspiring broad audiences in free concerts, lectures, and master classes.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Sept 01, 2016 to Aug 31, 2017
Projected Income $775,409.00
Projected Expense $775,198.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • 2014-2015 Performance Season
  • Education and Outreach Programs

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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Overview

Mission Statement

Emmanuel Music is dedicated to enriching the life of the community through the transformative power of music. Expanding on a 40-year tradition of presenting weekly Bach cantatas in a liturgical setting, we perform concert repertoire from baroque to contemporary in large and small ensembles, inviting audiences to explore and discover familiar and unfamiliar masterworks. The commitment and discipline of performing together more than 50 times a year nurtures a core of established and emerging musicians and fosters unparalleled artistic excellence. In our outreach we are committed to training the next generation of musicians, mentoring young students, and inspiring broad audiences in free concerts, lectures, and master classes.

Background Statement

Emmanuel Music (EMI) was founded in 1970 to perform the sacred cantatas by J. S. Bach in the liturgical setting for which they were intended. The Chamber Series is dedicated to the multi-year, encyclopedic exploration of the vocal, piano, and chamber works of great composers. The Evening Series has presented large-scale works by Bach; operas and oratorios by Handel and Mozart; a musical by Stephen Sondheim; seldom-heard operas by Schubert and Schumann; major symphonic works of Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, and Schumann; works by John Harbison; and major collaborations with stage director Peter Sellars and choreographer Mark Morris.

EMI musicians are immersed in an environment that provides young and emerging musicians the opportunity to interact with their more established peers on a regular basis. Renowned vocalists such as Jeffrey Gall, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, James Maddalena, Lisa Saffer, Sanford Sylvan, and Jayne West started their careers at Emmanuel Music.


Impact Statement

Each season, Emmanuel Music (EMI) presents an Evening Concert Series, featuring two or three major works. EMI showcases musicians in the Bach Cantata Series each Sunday from September to May.  The noontime Lindsey Chapel Series, free and open to the public, consists of six performances in February and March. The season also includes a multi-year Chamber Series. EMI’s signature education and outreach program, Community Connections, impacts over 1,000 young people each season. The program also supports two talented Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Fellows and a subsidized ticket program. Partner organizations include Boston Public Schools, including the Boston Arts Academy, and the Perkins School for the Blind. EMI invites auditioned college students to an annual January residency, The Bach Institute, for an intensive exploration of the historical framework and performance of Bach works. Recitals, master classes and public talks are all free and open to the public. 

 

Each season, Emmanuel Music (EMI) presents an Evening Concert Series, featuring two or three major works. EMI showcases musicians in the Bach Cantata Series each Sunday from September to May.  The noontime Lindsey Chapel Series, free and open to the public, consists of six performances in February and March. The season also includes a multi-year Chamber Series. EMI’s signature education and outreach program, Community Connections, impacts over 1,000 young people each season. The program also supports two talented Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Fellows and a subsidized ticket program. Partner organizations include Boston Public Schools, including the Boston Arts Academy, and the Perkins School for the Blind. EMI invites auditioned college students to an annual January residency, The Bach Institute, for an intensive exploration of the historical framework and performance of Bach works. Recitals, master classes and public talks are all free and open to the public. 


Needs Statement

Emmanuel Music’s objective is to attain the highest levels of artistic excellence and engaging programming, while maintaining realistic financial goals and overall fiscal responsibility. While Emmanuel Music is proud of its record of balanced budgets since conception, we count on the support of generous individual donor and on institutional support every year. Emmanuel Music’s total fundraising goal is $575,000.

With over 40 free concerts a season, our ticket sales cover less than 15% of our operating budget. Financial support of the Annual Fund is essential to our continuing success. Free concerts include the Lindsey Chapel Series and weekly Bach cantata presentations, and are underwritten by the Annual Fund and major donors, with underwriting support ranging from $2,500 to $12,500. Free community, outreach, and training programs like The Bach Institute and The Community Connection programs costs range from $15,000 to $25,000.

The Hercules Society supports the season’s major performances, including operas, oratorios, and other works, all part of the Evening Concert Series. Members enjoy a variety of exclusive privileges and memberships range from $1,000 to $10,000.

All gifts, of any size, to Emmanuel Music provide annual operating support essential to achieving our mission of enriching the life of the community through the transformative power of music.

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

I joined the Board of Emmanuel Music in 2000 and am in my third term as President. I personally fell in love with the chamber concerts 20 years ago – four years of Brahms and seven of Schubert were an amazing experience unlikely to be found anywhere else. Once on the Board I came to appreciate the depth and diversity of the organization’s mission and the ways that the disparate parts strengthened the whole.

Because Emmanuel Music began 42 years ago performing Bach cantatas in the Sunday service of Emmanuel Church, the music started as a mission, not a job, and that attitude is still part of the ensemble’s DNA. Performing together weekly has knit the musicians as a community of artists and a finely tuned ensemble. Some musicians serve on the Board, helping other members appreciate how artistic and pragmatic decisions can be made in a collaborative and mutually supportive way. I especially appreciate how an idealistic and music-centered organization can be pragmatic and prudent in the ways it addressed its challenges.

In its 42-year history Emmanuel Music has always balanced its budget. We have planned seasons carefully and have never cancelled a performance. In my tenure we have met great challenges successfully:

·        Continued with the 2000-01 cantata and concert season after a significant fire in the church where we perform.

·        Maintained the cantata program after the death of the major underwriter and cutbacks in the level of church’s direct financial support.

Made a successful transition after the death of founder Craig Smith.


Geographic Area Served

GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA
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Organization Categories

  1. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Singing & Choral Groups
  2. Public & Societal Benefit -
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Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

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Programs

2014-2015 Performance Season

Emmanuel Music, under the direction of Ryan Turner will commence its 46th season. The season features the first performance of Bach's “St. Matthew Passion” under the baton of Turner, the third year of their Mendelssohn/Wolf Chamber Series, a concert featuring the works of young Handel and Mozart, and a world premiere from the winner of Emmanuel Music’s first annual Handel Overture Composition Competition.
Budget  $717,644.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Music
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success  Evaluation of a particular artistic program's success is measured by the audience response and audience return rates. Emmanuel Music’s reputation for artistic excellence and stylistic integrity has attracted exceptionally loyal ticket buyers and donors. Specific analysis of our audience composition is culled from ticket orders. Our office also routinely receives personal phone calls from loyal audience members, commenting on the artistic merit of each performance, the quality of the program notes, and the overall nature of the production—all valid measurements of achievement.
Program Long-Term Success 

Emmanuel Music's long term success is measured by the success of our ensemble. The members of the Emmanuel Music Chorus and Orchestra are among the finest in New England; many of these musicians have received regional, national, and international praise. For over 40 years, our devoted audience base continues to return and increases.

Unique to the Emmanuel Music environment is the opportunity for young and emerging musicians to interact with their more established and experienced peers. The organization’s faith and pride in its artists is such that soloists always come from within Emmanuel Music’s own ranks—every performer has both shaped and been shaped by Emmanuel Music. In testament to the value of this environment in honing high-calibre musical artists, EMI has served as an important career springboard for such renowned and respected vocalists as Jeffrey Gall, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, James Maddalena, and Sanford Sylvan, among many others.

Program Success Monitored By 

The success of the performance season is monitored by the Executive Director, the Board and the artistic leadership. The marketing, development, and artistic departments enter each season with a specific set of goals, which are monitored and measured throughout the season.

Examples of Program Success  Emmanuel Music has enjoyed a long history of financial stability, and a diverse and large returning audience base from around the world. In recent seasons, Emmanuel Music has received consistent positive acclaim from the press. From the Boston Globe's praise of Beethoven's Triple Concerto, saying “it was a performance with buoyancy, freshness, and a conversational charm,” to sold-out performances of Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, EMI concerts reflect responsible musical values enjoyed by audiences. 

Education and Outreach Programs

The Bach Institute is our signature training program – an intensive three-week education opportunity that enables college and conservatory students to explore the historical framework and performance of works by J.S. Bach, and to share their knowledge, appreciation and performance of Bach through an extensive community outreach component. Approximately a dozen students participate (for free) and are mentored daily by faculty members drawn from the Emmanuel Music core ensemble. All events that take place at Emmanuel Church are free and open to the public.

In our Community Connections Program, Emmanuel Music works in partnership a variety of Boston-area schools developing in-depth opportunities for music education to over 1000 young people
Budget  $52,500
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Music
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success 

The short-term success of these programs enriches Boston-area school and after-school arts programs through ongoing, in-depth opportunities for music education at the highest level of professionalism; to nurture emerging artists within the ensemble; and to open our concerts and music programs to underserved audiences. These programs are adapted and modified annually to meet changing curriculum and faculty goals.

For the Bach Institute, the participants performed for hundreds of seniors in assisted living facilities and developed an educational program for a Boston Public School. The Bach Institute is one of the many ways Emmanuel Music plays its role in enriching the greater Boston Community. 
Program Long-Term Success 

Every year, Emmanuel Music education and outreach programs directly affect over 1,000 students in programs ranging from intimate master classes to larger concerts and workshops. Given the dramatic cuts in arts education, music has become marginalized in our schools and after-school programs. Emmanuel Music’s education and outreach programs attempt to work with these schools/groups to design opportunities for music education that are embedded, on-going, and in-depth.

We founded the Bach Institute in response to a startling void of opportunity for the study of Bach’s music – often considered some of the most challenging music for both instrumentalists and singers. It is our hope that Bach Institute students will continue this tradition of appreciating, performing, and preserving the works of great composers.
Program Success Monitored By 

The success of these programs is evaluated on-site by a program coordinator, and when possible, by the Executive Director and Presdient of the Board of Emmanuel Music. Each summer, leadership meets with music faculty from each individual institution to evaluate and review the quality and impact of our programs, and to plan for the year ahead. A clear indication of success are our continued partnerships and invitations to return. Furthermore, music faculty go out of their way to ensure that student attendance is high for all programs.

Examples of Program Success 

Our presence in schools not only affects the students, which is the primary goal, but also provides helpful insight and musical teaching tools for the music faculty, who have repeatedly mentioned how much they take away from our sessions in their schools. This “training of the trainers” makes a lasting difference. A clear indication of success is the fact that the schools and faculty has invited us back each year, as well as the students from the Bach Institute. Our programs are considered a highlight to schools and students alike.


CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Patricia Krol
CEO Term Start Sept 2006
CEO Email pat@emmanuelmusic.org
CEO Experience

Patricia Krol joined Emmanuel Music in September 2006. As Executive Director, she supports the artistic vision, direction, and mission of the organization, working with the board, artistic and administrative staff, and musicians. From 1998 – 2006, Ms. Krol was Director of Volunteer Services at the Boston Symphony Orchestra, managing more than 1,000 volunteers at Symphony Hall and Tanglewood in more than sixty ongoing projects and yearly events.

Ms. Krol began her BSO career as Coordinator of Tanglewood's Days in the Arts program, a summer arts program for middle school students from schools throughout Massachusetts. Her next position, Coordinator of Youth Activities, involved overseeing all BSO Youth Education programs and outreach to such organizations as the Roxbury and Chelsea Community Partnerships. She continued her work with young people as Executive Director of Project STEP from 1992-98, educating and training promising young musicians.

In addition to her work at the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Krol worked with The Cleveland Orchestra as a consultant, culminating in the presentation of a report, The Cleveland Orchestra in Contemporary Education”, which reinvigorated that organization’s Educational Concerts and expanded its outreach programs. As a result of that study, Ms. Krol was engaged as the Orchestra’s Director of Youth Activities, a post she held concurrently with her position at Tanglewood.

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Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Mrs. Jude M. Bedel Director of Development

Jude Bedel is Director of Development of Emmanuel Music. Ms. Bedel joined Emmanuel Music in October 2013 and manages all aspects of development to support EMI’s over 50 annual performances, as well as education and outreach programs.

With almost a decade of development and arts administration experience, Jude Bedel began her career in the development office at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Subsequently, she was accepted into the DeVos Institute at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts supporting production and artist management of the National Symphony Orchestra. She spent the following years at Washington National Opera under the artistic direction of Plácido Domingo, managing and cultivating mid-level gifts and the WNO planned giving program. In 2010 she joined the Arizona Opera and served as Associate Director of Development, playing an integral role in the company’s successful turnaround and participated in the capital campaign for the new Opera Center. Moving back to the east coast, she joined New England Conservatory as Director of Donor Relations, leading an integrated donor relations program to maximize leadership giving.

A violinist and vocalist, and alumni of the University of Arizona’s School of Music, she has performed in ensembles at Carnegie Hall, Interlochen Center for the Arts, CRAPEC Conservatoire (France), with the Cathedral Choral Society in Washington, D.C., and in UA operas and symphonies. Mrs. Bedel continues to perform with local groups in Boston.

Mr. Ryan Turner Artistic Director Raised in Texas and educated at Southern Methodist University, Turner arrived in Boston in 1995 to study for a Masters Degree at The Boston Conservatory. Since then he has consistently demonstrated his excellence and versatility as a conductor, singer and educator. Born in 1972, Turner is currently in his third year as Artistic Director of Emmanuel Music and was recently appointed to the conservatory faculty at the Longy School of Music. For the last six years he was Director of Choral Activities at Phillips Exeter Academy. In 2009 he was the Acting Director of the SongFest Bach Institute in California that was founded by Craig Smith and from 2001 to 2010 he served as Music Director of the Concord Chorale and Chamber Orchestra. In addition, Turner has served as Assistant Director of Choral Activities at the University of Rhode Island, Interim Director of Choral Activities at Plymouth State University, and as Music Director of the Concord Chorus (MA).

Since 1997, Turner has been a member of the Emmanuel Music Chorus, a tenor soloist and, since 2006, a regular guest conductor. During his tenure he has conducted repertoire that includes Bach, Palestrina, Primosch, Schein and Schütz.

As a singer, Mr. Turner has maintained an active solo career in oratorio, recital and opera. Highlights include Handel L’Allegro with the Mark Morris Dance Group, six seasons at the Carmel Bach Festival, Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte with Opera Aperta conducted by Craig Smith and over 40 Bach cantatas with Emmanuel Music. Additionally, Turner made his Carnegie Hall debut in a performance of Handel’s Messiah in December of 2008. Mr. Turner's discography includes Bach BWV 76 with Emmanuel Music, Praetorius Christmas Vespers with Apollo's Fire and Kapsberger's Apotheosis with Ensemble Abendmusik.

Turner lives north of Boston with his wife, soprano Susan Consoli and their three year old son, Aidan.

Awards

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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
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Collaborations

Emmanuel Church
Perkins School for the Blind
Boston Arts Academy

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 3
Number of Part Time Staff 5
Number of Volunteers 30
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 7
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 4
Male: 4
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan --
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --
State Charitable Solicitations Permit --
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Governance


Board Chair Mr. Frank Bunn
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired
Board Chair Term Sept 2016 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Elizabeth Boveroux Retired Voting
Ms. Heidi Braun-Hill Board member Voting
Marion Bullitt Retired Voting
H. Franklin Bunn M.D. Harvard Medical School Voting
Coventry Edwards-Pitt Ballentine Partners, LLC Voting
Dale Flecker Retired Voting
Mr. John Graef Board member Voting
David Kravitz Freelance singer Voting
Dr. Peter Libby Board member Voting
Patrice Moscow Retired Voting
Eric Reustle Casner & Edwards, LLP Voting
Mr. Charles Sherman Board member Voting
Mr. Matthew Strassler Board member --
David Vargo FMRCorp Voting
Reverend Pamela L. Werntz Emmanuel Church Exofficio
Dana Whiteside Boston Redevelopment Authority 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: 15
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 5
Male: 10
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 2%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Fiscal Year Sept 01, 2016 to Aug 31, 2017
Projected Income $775,409.00
Projected Expense $775,198.00
Form 990s

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 990

2013 Form 990

Audit Documents

2015 Audited Financials

2014 Audited Financials

2013 Audited Financials

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Revenue $740,966 $750,920 $874,391
Total Expenses $720,050 $819,204 $954,353

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $8,600 $5,900 $7,200
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    Unspecified $8,600 $5,900 $7,200
Individual Contributions $631,013 $661,264 $726,826
Indirect Public Support -- $0 --
Earned Revenue $101,041 $83,552 $137,914
Investment Income, Net of Losses $312 $204 $2,451
Membership Dues -- $0 --
Special Events -- $0 --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- $0 --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Program Expense $407,994 $406,731 $598,867
Administration Expense $229,561 $300,790 $246,242
Fundraising Expense $82,495 $111,683 $109,244
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.03 0.92 0.92
Program Expense/Total Expenses 57% 50% 63%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 13% 17% 15%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Assets $240,710 $217,985 $291,349
Current Assets $236,297 $211,964 $283,376
Long-Term Liabilities $27,271 $28,526 $0
Current Liabilities $16,777 $13,713 $47,319
Total Net Assets $196,662 $175,746 $244,030

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
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 2015 2014 2013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 14.08 15.46 5.99

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 11% 13% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in charts and graphs are per the organization's IRS Form 990s. Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.

Documents


Other Documents

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