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Music at Edens Edge Inc.

 PO Box 5483
 Beverly Farms, MA 01915
[P] (978) 930-2376
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www.edensedge.org
music@edensedge.org
Jacques Lee Wood
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INCORPORATED: 1982
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EIN 04-2780636

LAST UPDATED: 04/11/2016
Organization DBA --
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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 »

Founded in 1982, Music at Eden's Edge (MEE) is the North Shore's own resident chamber music ensemble. Our mission is to perform chamber music of the highest caliber for the broadest possible audiences; to commission and perform new works; and to foster appreciation and understanding of classical music through live professional programs in accessible and intimate concert settings, emphasizing artist-to-audience contact, education and community outreach.
 
We fulfill this mission through our Summer Concert Series and Really Open Rehearsals, free lecture/performances, Close Encounters with Music, at the Peabody Institute Library in Peabody, our free Senior/Family concerts each summer, and our Youth Chamber Concert Series presented free of charge at nine partnership elementary schools in six North Shore communities each year.

Mission Statement

Founded in 1982, Music at Eden's Edge (MEE) is the North Shore's own resident chamber music ensemble. Our mission is to perform chamber music of the highest caliber for the broadest possible audiences; to commission and perform new works; and to foster appreciation and understanding of classical music through live professional programs in accessible and intimate concert settings, emphasizing artist-to-audience contact, education and community outreach.
 
We fulfill this mission through our Summer Concert Series and Really Open Rehearsals, free lecture/performances, Close Encounters with Music, at the Peabody Institute Library in Peabody, our free Senior/Family concerts each summer, and our Youth Chamber Concert Series presented free of charge at nine partnership elementary schools in six North Shore communities each year.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2013 to Dec 31, 2013
Projected Income $96,352.00
Projected Expense $96,352.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Connecting Kids to Classical Music (CKCM)
  • 'Paint-In' Really Open Rehearsals
  • Peabody Institute Library Activities
  • Senior/Family Series Program (SFS)

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Overview

Mission Statement

Founded in 1982, Music at Eden's Edge (MEE) is the North Shore's own resident chamber music ensemble. Our mission is to perform chamber music of the highest caliber for the broadest possible audiences; to commission and perform new works; and to foster appreciation and understanding of classical music through live professional programs in accessible and intimate concert settings, emphasizing artist-to-audience contact, education and community outreach.
 
We fulfill this mission through our Summer Concert Series and Really Open Rehearsals, free lecture/performances, Close Encounters with Music, at the Peabody Institute Library in Peabody, our free Senior/Family concerts each summer, and our Youth Chamber Concert Series presented free of charge at nine partnership elementary schools in six North Shore communities each year.

Background Statement

In 1982, Maria Benotti, Founder and Artistic Director of Music at Eden’s Edge, believing that chamber music could be widely enjoyed if known and understood, encouraged some of her fellow musicians to join her in performing concerts. At first, the small group of professional musicians played a summer series of public concerts in a variety of locales, and very quickly the focus became concentrated on the communities of Boston’s North Shore and Essex County. As players of MEE built relationships with their audience community through live performances, it became clear that many members of the community, young and old, were lacking the opportunity or means to attend live chamber music concerts or interact directly with professional musicians. 

In 1987, MEE responded by providing free concerts to the elderly in the community through its Senior/Family Series (SFS) program. The program provides free, enriching daytime musical performances in an accessible venue to those who no longer can experience live music as traditionally offered, at night, with high ticket prices, far away from home. The majority of attendees to the SFS concerts are elderly persons from healthcare facilities, assisted living, and independent living arrangements.

 Soon thereafter, in 1990 the Youth Chamber Concert (YCC) program was developed to bring chamber music directly to our community’s enthusiastic and inquisitive elementary school students. Annually, at no cost to the school, the YCC program exposes about 3,200 children ages 5-11 to classical music performances that provide an early opportunity to build an appreciation for the arts. 

Today, the summer Concert Series, which originally launched Music at Eden’s Edge, continues to take place in historic buildings and destination venues throughout the North Shore and Essex County. In addition to performing, MEE is also committed to commission new works through its New Music at the Edge program, in which we support and encourage the performance and creation of new music, fostering the art of composers and performers. The power of great classical music remains the cornerstone of MEE’s programs.Over its 31 year history, MEE has continued to provide a rich and compelling variety of chamber music performances and educational programs performed by exceptional locally and Boston-based artists either free or at affordable prices to enrich the lives of its community members. With offerings for all, novice to expert listener, youth to older patron, MEE is dedicated to providing programs designed to stimulate and encourage exposure to and understanding, knowledge, and appreciation of chamber music.


Impact Statement

Music matters! MEE integrates a musical presence into the fabric of our community by combining the objectives of high artistic standards with the goal of making music accessible, affordable and available throughout our North Shore and Cape Ann communities.

At Music at Eden’s Edge we cannot imagine a world without music. Our goal is to create an environment for learning and enjoying classical music by making it accessible to everyone. That is why we take live music out of the concert hall and bring it directly to people who would otherwise have little opportunity to experience it.  Our professional musicians give more than 25 performances annually, reaching over 4,000 persons, young and old, from nursing home residents to disadvantaged children.  MEE’s free community programming has the dual advantage of providing a significant personal experience for each individual listener while at the same time fostering community by bringing people together to share the music, all without financial or social barriers.

 The power of great classical music remains the cornerstone of MEE’s programs.Over its 32 year history, MEE has continued to provide a rich and compelling variety of chamber music performances and educational programs performed by exceptional locally and Boston-based artists either free or at affordable prices to enrich the lives of its community members. With offerings for all, novice to expert listener, youth to older patron, MEE is dedicated to providing programs designed to stimulate and encourage exposure to and understanding, knowledge, and appreciation of chamber music.


Needs Statement

 

I know that you would agree that in this digital age there seems to be detachment that erodes our sense of community.  Today, live music has become an important and powerful tool that connects people in the shared pleasure of listening and experiencing heartfelt expression. And it is not at all virtual!!!

MEE plays concerts for those who enjoy the traditional concert experience, and also takes live music out of the concert hall and brings it directly to people who might have little opportunity to experience it.  Our professional musicians give more than 25 performances annually, reaching over 4,000 persons, young and old, from nursing home residents to disadvantaged children, as well as hundreds of concertgoers.

But, we need your help. Only a few of our concerts are ticketed events - most are free: to all ages. We depend on the generosity of donations and grants to keep the music playing! 

 

Music in Our Community free programming includes:

1)    Youth Chamber Concerts– music programming to 9 North Shore schools

2)    Senior/Family Series -- summer afternoon concerts for the elderly in Danvers

3)     “Paint-In” Really Open Rehearsals -- audience members sketch/paint as the musicians rehearse using players as models and music as inspiration

4)    Peabody Institute Library Activities– music education and concerts in downtown Peabody


CEO Statement

Dear Friends,
 
Highlights of our 2012 season include the expansion of our Concert Series through October with the debut of our Crowell Chapel Series, two events at the newly restored Crowell Chapel in Manchester-by-the-Sea. We'll present more Really Open Rehearsals for an immediate insider's experience of making music, including our first "Paint-In" Really Open Rehearsal, to be held at the North Shore Arts Association in June.
 
MEE is committed to making music that matters and integrating it into the tapestry of our community life.  We hope your experience at our concerts will be profoundly meaningful as well as very entertaining and enjoyable!
 
Every year our concerts bring the joy and drama of chamber music to ever-increasing audiences.  In addition, our year-round outreach programming includes the Youth Chamber Concerts in public schools, free Senior/Family Series and the Making Music in Our Community free programming in Peabody and Manchester-by-the-Sea. There is truly something fresh and dynamic for everyone who loves great music!
 
Each of us looks forward to playing for you in the intimate conversation called chamber music.  The concert begins when the hall becomes still, the music sounds, and you the listener bring the intimate conversation to life, just by sharing it. Please join us and be a part of this exquisite experience!
 
With gratitude,
 
Maria Benotti
Artistic Director
 
 
 

Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
NORTHEAST REGION, MA
Music at Eden's Edge serves the communities of Essex County and the North Shore of Boston including:  Beverly, Danvers, Gloucester, Ipswich, Lynn, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Newburyport, Peabody, Salem, Hamilton, Wenham, Topsfield and Rowley.

Organization Categories

  1. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Music
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  3. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Music

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

Connecting Kids to Classical Music (CKCM)

Connecting Kids to Classical Music project will take kids ages 5-11 on an exciting adventure into the world of composing. MEE is committed to finding unique ways to engage kids in the experience of classical music and has developed this new project to introduce elementary age school children from Title I schools throughout the North Shore to classical music that will also inspire their own creativity. The Connecting Kids to Classical Music project is a departure from MEE’s earlier programming in which active listening was the primary focus.

During the workshop, students will be challenged to translate ideas into musical material and to understand how to integrate this material into formal structures. The presentation will conclude with a performance of the students’ group compositions.

The overall aim of the Connecting Kids to Classical Music project is to show students ages 5-11 the creative processes involved in the construction and performance of new music and how the empowering process of composition connects us to each other and to the larger world. As we have experienced in our Youth Chamber Concert program, we expect to see young elementary school kids come to life through live music and to challenge themselves in ways that had never dreamed possible. Like adults, most children get a heightened appreciation of music when they experience it performed live. They hear the music and they feel it come alive. Children will learn how the presence of an audience also influences and helps shape the performance.

 

Budget  $23,372.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Music Appreciation
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Program Short-Term Success 

 

We have found that many children, exposed for the first time to live chamber music, are happily surprised by how interesting it is, and they become inspired to engage in music study.Over the years we have learned from teachers and school administrators that, following theYouth Chamber Concertprogram, children are often motivated to learn more about music and also to listen more to music. Some children have become interested in learning to play a musical instrument. For example, a new strings program for 3rd graders was formed in response to the enthusiasm and demand of students, teachers and parents after the children experienced MEE’sYCCprogram.

We are hopeful that by introducing young children to the distinctive nature of classical music (interpreted broadly) through a fun and memorable live performance, it will plant a seed for an appreciation of classical music.
Program Long-Term Success 

Combining classical music and educational content, with a friendly touch of entertainment, theYCCprogram brings chamber music to life for young children in a unique way -- helping to enhance the power of music and to build the foundation for a knowledge of and appreciation for classical music.

Program Success Monitored By 

After eachYCCprogram season MEE seeks feedback from classroom teachers and school administrators. The results from a survey sent to each school help MEE to measure the impact of its program and to continue to respond to each school's particular needs. Participating musicians also provide feedback based upon their observations of what could be changed to have the greatest positive impact on the children. A formal discussion is also held every four years at the conclusion of a curriculum cycle, with representatives of participating schools meeting to review and analyze the overall four-year experience, so that we can incorporate useful recommendations into the next cycle’s programming.

Examples of Program Success  A new strings program for 3rd graders was formed at North Beverly Elementary School in response to the enthusiasm and demand of students, teachers and parents after the children experienced MEE’sYCCprogram.We are delighted to see that young children from participating schools are inspired to discover music as a result of theYCCprogram being brought directly into their schools. MEE performers make a point of praising students who are already playing music and encouraging others to get involved. It is nice to be able to single out music kids in a special way.

 


'Paint-In' Really Open Rehearsals

Begun in 2012, MEE will build on its first successful “Paint-In” Really Open Rehearsalat the North Shore Arts Association (NSAA) in Gloucester this summer. This new component of MEE’s programming at the NSAA explores the synergy between visual and musical art. MEE players will rehearse, and speak about the rehearsal process and invite questions and dialog from the listeners. Members of the NSAA and the general public will be invited to attend these”Paint-In” Really Open Rehearsalsand be encouraged to sketch or paint as the musicians rehearse, using players as models and the music as inspiration. Two such events are planned for the summer of 2013.

Budget  12,766
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Musical Performances
Population Served Adults
Program Short-Term Success  This new component of MEE’s programming at the NSAA explores the synergy between visual and musical art. 
Program Long-Term Success  The goal behind these initiatives is to inspire and enrich people of all ages in the community through the presence of accessible live chamber music performances and education in an easy to access location. 
Program Success Monitored By  MEE will track the number of attendees and will collect volunteer survey responses from audience member/participants.
Examples of Program Success 

The fact that the NSAA renews their commitment to the 'Paint-In' Really Open Rehearsals year after year, testifies to the esteem in which our community members hold the program.


Peabody Institute Library Activities

Building on over five years of free music education programs at the Peabody Institute Library (PIL) in downtown Peabody, MEE’s Music in Our Community Program includes concert performances, the Close Encounters with Music component, and a Really Open Rehearsal.

This free programming is a joint venture with the Peabody Institute Library and developed to give a deeper understanding of chamber music to a wider audience, to demonstrate that classical music is a living, changing art form, and most importantly to connect area residents through classical music. Offering enlightening musical insights to seasoned concertgoers, the interactive performances also offer a fascinating approach to introduce newcomers to chamber music. These adult music education activities are triple winners: they help MEE build audience, enhance musical programming at the PIL, and also attract new patrons to the library, thereby increasing the reputation and future use of the library.
Budget  $13,388.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Music Appreciation
Population Served Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Program Short-Term Success 

Music at Eden’s Edge free community programs are typically designed to reach communities and populations that might not otherwise have access to cultural stimuli and to offer live classical music performances by professional musicians, along with a highly interactive educational experience.MEE’s Music in Our Community activities offer the opportunity to engage area residents and bring the community together. Through the use of music, MEE’s programming reduces barriers to the arts and fosters a greater understanding and a familiarity within the community of various cultural and historical aspects of the world around us. The program is designed to support community-wide access and to bring the joys of live, intimate, classical music performances and education directly to our community’s residents.

Program Long-Term Success 

Beyond the cultural value of access to great music, engaging community residents in the events of theMusic in Our Community Programis significant given that music has been found to have remarkable health benefits such as reducing blood pressure, stress reduction, and stimulation of brain cells. Scientific studies have documented these benefits of listening to classical music, yet for many individuals live classical performances still remain out of reach. In fact, socioeconomic factors are relevant predictors of participation in the arts and culture. Too often low-income community members do not have access to the arts because of their income level. Add to that fact that as a result of the current economic crisis, more people in our communities are jobless, underemployed, or struggling financially creating added barriers to live classical music performances which traditionally require a ticket purchase.

Program Success Monitored By  At least twice a season, MEE distributes comment sheets, inviting audience members to share their reactions to the music, the ambiance, and the physical setting.
Examples of Program Success 
  1. Children attend these programs, especially those already involved with music lessons, and they show intense interest in the music as well as the interactive discussions. A recent attendee wrote to us with these words,

My daughter and I returned home tonight from the loveliest of musical presentations. Artists Orlando Cela and Barbara Poeschl-Edrich were enchanting. This is our second "Approaches to Listening" event that we have attended at the Peabody Institute Library and we are quite enriched. Thank you so much for adding such beauty to a troubling world.”


Senior/Family Series Program (SFS)

The Senior/Family Series (SFS) program offers four free, live afternoon concerts held each summer in Danvers, Massachusetts for our community's elderly. These concerts are an antidote to social isolation, with a friendly atmosphere and accessible venue. The program serves approximately 400-500 older adults who love having access to free music each summer, many of whom have mobility issues and need the use of a cane, walker, or wheelchair. Features such as: time of day, venue location, accessibility, and transportation options are all planned with elders in mind.

Today’s elders are not from a television generation.  They had more opportunities for social interaction through dance halls and music clubs during their younger years, and now many seniors find themselves isolated and alone.  TheSFSprogram gives them a chance to be around others as well as to benefit from a live music experience. The program is called theSenior/Family Seriesbecause families are also invited to attend for a first music experience for young children.  When the little ones in our audience show attentive listening and interest, we can also see the joy on our elder attendees’ faces and their happy smiles.

 
Budget  $24,600.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Music
Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens Families
Program Short-Term Success 

Opportunity for social engagement is fostered through the Meet-the-Artists, post-concert receptions where senior audience members have a chance to meet with musicians afterwards to ask questions, share thoughts about the concert, or just engage in casual conversation. Over the years the musicians have formed warm friendships with many older adult returning listeners. The ongoing personal connection MEE has established with its senior audience is a unique element which makes these concerts a special part of our listeners' summer. Long-term relationships that are established between listeners and musicians are a unique component of MEE's connection to the community and they have become a direct and intended goal of all our performances.

Program Long-Term Success 

1. Provide live chamber music of outstanding professional quality for a portion of the general public who might not otherwise experience such a performance event

2. Increase appreciation and understanding of classical chamber music through artist-to-audience contact

3. Offer intellectual and social stimulation to older adults through the experience of live high-quality chamber music in a casual and pleasurable atmosphere

Program Success Monitored By  A measurement of the overall success of the SFS program is the continued demand by older adults for the program each summer. Some seniors tell us that they plan their summers around the concert schedule so that they do not miss one performance! Vigorous audience response, during and after the performances, questions eagerly put forth in conversation, wonderful letters from audience members, notes passed quietly after the concert -- all these are measures of a positive outcome. One note from a listener: "Dear Maria, I find the concerts at the Universalist Church very satisfying. I'm 92. Michael. G." MEE has a uniquely interactive relationship with its senior audience after so many years. Many listeners have become friends of the performers. They tell us what they want, and need, and how much these concerts mean to them.

At least twice a season, MEE distributes comment sheets, inviting audience members to share their reactions to the music, the ambiance, and the physical setting. Over the years, SFS audience members have typically been eager to share their enjoyment with the performers, to comment on the music, and to express their hope that these concerts continue. The true measure of success is the pleasure our attendees derive from attending the chamber concerts in a welcoming and attractive environment. The delight in the eyes of some otherwise very frail attendees is witness to their active involvement in the music-making.
Examples of Program Success 
One enthusiastic and knowledgeable senior listener wrote to MEE's Artistic Director at great length about his delight at hearing the performance of Music at the Edge, "...the elderly, who naturally still thirst for more life, participate in the encounter of new life...As I see it, MEE provides an arena open to all, where the old and new meet, interact, and through music, enlarge on life..."  The concerts support older adult's mental health through intellectual, emotional, and social stimulation. The concerts are dynamic experiences for our audience members, bringing joy and energy into their lives.
 
In addition to the feedback that we continually receive from senior audience members, a substantial body of scientific research exists to support the benefits of music for the elderly. These documented therapeutic outcomes have included decreases in depression and anxiety, and pain, while music has also been shown to stimulate the immune system and improve sleep in the elderly.
 
 

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

 MEE and those who partner with us succeed in lifting spirits and nurturing souls. Perhaps it is best to share some quotations and stories from individuals who have let us know how deeply MEE has touched their lives. We hope these glimpses into the impact of MEE’s music on individuals of all ages will show you how MEE is committed to enriching the lives of everyone it reaches by spreading the gifts that great music can offer.  

One woman who frequently attends MEE Summer Concerts wrote to MEE about how she was impacted by one performance.  It awakened a new interest in classical music for her.“…I’ve had no classical music education…Classical music did not come alive for me until I attended my first MEE concert…when I was well into middle age.  … an introduction to the pieces gave me a context for listening and a way into the music.  It was the beginning of a love of classical music that has continued to grow.  I am grateful to MEE for bringing this new beauty into my life.  I wish I had been there for that first concert some 30 years ago! “  

Recently, at one of MEE’s Close Encounters with Music performance/lectures at the Peabody Institute Library in Peabody a young man sitting in the front row, who had been listening intently and asking some challenging questions, spoke with MEE’s Artistic Director after the program. He identified himself as a rock musician! When asked how he had decided to come to hear us, he replied,“It looked interesting.  So I decided to come, and I really enjoyed it.”

With a response like a light bulb switching on, a young 8-year old Gloucester student at an in-school Youth Chamber Concert wrote a poem in the shape of a musical note:“Music is all I hear when I listen. But in my mind I see a whole new creation that relates to the music. But not just any creation. A whole new world that goes for miles on end. A world where there are no wars just peace. I may only hear music. But I imagine much more.”

 From MEE’s enthusiastic elder listeners, who often attend every summer performance of MEE’s Senior/Family Series, come our most cherished responses.  A note received read,"It is like good friends enjoying playing music together, and we are invited to listen.”Another: “I feel energized! I am 82 years old.”And finally,“It is hard to find the proper superlative to describe the concerts.  A rare treat!I love them. I organize my life around their concerts.”

 

These personal expressions are just a sampling of what happens to individuals during a Music at Eden’s Edge performance.  MEE’sMusic in Our Communityprogramming is presented free of charge, so your grant support plays a critical part in keeping this music alive!

Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Maria Benotti
CEO Term Start Jan 1982
CEO Email edensedge@verizon.net
CEO Experience Maria Benotti has been creating programming and performing as MEE’s Artistic Director for 32 years. Besides her wide performance credentials with groups like the Handel and Haydn Society, the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, the St. John’s Concert Series, and many others, Benotti has a vibrant and active teaching studio as a member of the faculty of the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, where she has taught violin and chamber music since 1977. Ms Benotti was recently named as Friend of the Arts and honored with an invitation to membership in the International Music Fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota. She has been called upon to judge many competitions, and she maintains a private teaching studio in Essex, MA.
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

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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

MEE weaves music into the tapestry of the North Shore’s/Cape Ann’s cultural life by linking itself with community institutions including the Peabody Institute Library, the North Shore Arts Association, Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, and various North Shore and Cape Ann schools and churches.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 5
Number of Volunteers 6
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 5
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 5
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

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

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A

Governance


Board Chair Ms. Maria Benotti
Board Chair Company Affiliation Music at Eden's Edge
Board Chair Term Jan 2013 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Maria Benotti New England Conservatory Preparatory School Voting
Mr. Orlando Cela Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Voting
Mr. John Doherty Accountant Voting
Mr. Peter Kellerman Applied Materials 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
Ms. Fiona Kerr Drama Teacher NonVoting
Ms. Ann Seamonds Seamonds and Co. NonVoting

Board 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: 1
Male: 3
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 85%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy No
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Finance
  • Nominating

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2013 to Dec 31, 2013
Projected Income $96,352.00
Projected Expense $96,352.00
Form 990s

2014 990

2013 990

2012 990

2011 990

2010 990

2009 990

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IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Revenue $79,776 $94,334 $90,537
Total Expenses $78,120 $87,614 $96,044

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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Individual Contributions $65,524 $77,240 $66,771
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $8,874 $10,551 $14,522
Investment Income, Net of Losses $22 $19 $16
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $5,356 $6,524 $9,228
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
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Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Program Expense $50,012 $60,204 $67,800
Administration Expense $15,696 $14,179 $13,739
Fundraising Expense $12,412 $13,231 $14,505
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.02 1.08 0.94
Program Expense/Total Expenses 64% 69% 71%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 18% 16% 19%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Assets $13,517 $11,861 $5,141
Current Assets $13,517 $11,861 $5,141
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Total Net Assets $13,517 $11,861 $5,141

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value $650.00
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? --

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? No

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities -- -- --

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 is per the organization's IRS Form 990s.  Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.
 
Administrative and fundraising expense breakouts for fiscal years 2014 & 2013 are per the Form PC filed with the state of Massachusetts. For fiscal year 2012 this expense detail was provided by the nonprofit.

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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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