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Organization DBA BYSO
Former Names Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (2007)
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

Mission StatementMORE »

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) firmly believes in the power of a high-quality classical music education to change lives. At BYSO, our students receive a transformative music education – one that is rooted in excellence and shapes their life path through the development of life-long skills such as self-confidence, team-work and leadership. BYSO believes that all young children should have the opportunity to experience exceptional music programming and the life-changing impact it can have. Our mission is to encourage musical excellence in a professional and supportive environment by providing the highest quality orchestral training and performance opportunities to qualified musicians, grades K-12, while making its programs accessible to under-served communities through financial assistance and outreach.

Mission Statement

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) firmly believes in the power of a high-quality classical music education to change lives. At BYSO, our students receive a transformative music education – one that is rooted in excellence and shapes their life path through the development of life-long skills such as self-confidence, team-work and leadership. BYSO believes that all young children should have the opportunity to experience exceptional music programming and the life-changing impact it can have. Our mission is to encourage musical excellence in a professional and supportive environment by providing the highest quality orchestral training and performance opportunities to qualified musicians, grades K-12, while making its programs accessible to under-served communities through financial assistance and outreach.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2016 to June 30, 2017
Projected Income $3,244,945.00
Projected Expense $3,244,945.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Concert Production
  • Intensive Community Program
  • Orchestra Training

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

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For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview

Mission Statement

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) firmly believes in the power of a high-quality classical music education to change lives. At BYSO, our students receive a transformative music education – one that is rooted in excellence and shapes their life path through the development of life-long skills such as self-confidence, team-work and leadership. BYSO believes that all young children should have the opportunity to experience exceptional music programming and the life-changing impact it can have. Our mission is to encourage musical excellence in a professional and supportive environment by providing the highest quality orchestral training and performance opportunities to qualified musicians, grades K-12, while making its programs accessible to under-served communities through financial assistance and outreach.

Background Statement

Widely regarded as one of the nation’s finest youth orchestras, BYSO places musical excellence at the heart of all its activities. Among consistently outstanding performance reviews, BYSO has received numerous awards and national recognition. The President’s Committee for the Arts nominated ICP as a Finalist for the 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award and ICP has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts since 2000.

Founded in 1958, BYSO is an independent organization in residence at Boston University College of Fine Arts. BYSO's programmatic scope includes three full symphonic orchestras, two young string training orchestras, a preparatory wind ensemble, a chamber music program, and the Intensive Community Program (ICP), a nationally-recognized string training program that provides rigorous instruction to students from inner city Boston communities. Each year, BYSO auditions approximately 850 students from more than 120 communities throughout New England, ages 6-18, and accepts nearly 500 young musicians. Our students give over 20 performances each year at world-renowned venues including Symphony Hall in Boston and Sanders Theatre at Harvard University. The Boston Youth Symphony, BYSO’s premier orchestra, performs a semi-staged opera every season with professional soloists and choruses – a unique and enriching experience that few other youth orchestras in the world provide.


Impact Statement

2015/16 was a successful and pivotal season for BYSO. Our students reached new personal heights—proving that the stronger the organization is, the deeper the impact and transformation on our young musicians. We focused energies and resources on strengthening core programming, strategically expanding outreach initiatives, growing our visibility in the City of Boston, and embarking on critical planning efforts to ensure our long-term future. Specific accomplishments during this season were: 1) A robust and challenging concert season for all BYSO students; 2) High number ICP students auditioned successfully for BYSO's premier orchestra : During the 2015/2016, 12 ICP students auditioned into the Boston Youth Symphony. This is an exceptional achievement. Proving that BYSO’s training model for underrepresented communities is a true success, 13% of our premier orchestra was made up of ICP members (compared with less than 5% representation from African American and Hispanic musicians in U.S. professional orchestras). 3) String-instrument training program in a Boston Public School continued to grow. 4) Launched a capital campaign to secure a new, permanent home for the BYSO with endless possibilities

Now at a critical juncture in the history of our organization, BYSO continues to prudently allocate resources and energy to elevating the quality and impact of our program. The following goals have been identified:

1) Continue to grow and enhance the artistic experience for BYSO participants

2) Enhance ICP to meet the changing needs of our young musicians—ensuring we are effectively reaching our target populations and students achieve mastery in a culturally inclusive environment

3) Continue to grow BYSO’s visibility and strategically expand outreach initiatives to deepen our presence in the City of Boston

4) Pursue fundraising and endowment growth to ensure long-term stability in light of future growth in new space

 



Needs Statement

The launch of BYSO's capital campaign brings with it many immediate and long-term needs to ensure that we are strategically elevating the quality and impact of our program in an ambitious, yet sustainable manner. We will focus significant energies on building and sustaining the organization's infrastructure in preparation for the historic milestone step of creating the BYSO Youth Center for Music. Specifically, we will:

1) Continue to grow and enhance the artistic experience for all BYSO musicians

2) Present innovative and inspiring productions to cultivate young audiences through a deepened partnership with the Boston Symphony Orchestra

3) Enhance the Intensive Community Program (ICP) to meet the changing needs of our young musicians and communities—ensuring that they achieve mastery in a culturally inclusive environment. 

4) Continue to grow BYSO's visibility and strategically expand outreach initiatives to deepen our presence in the City of Boston, including expanded work with the Boston Public Schools

5) Continue critical fundraising activities and program expansion planning, as we begin to hone in a possible site for the BYSO Youth Center for Music in Boston, which will accommodate our future growth plans


CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA

BYSO musicians come from more all 5 New England states, representing more than 120 communities from throughout the region. BYSO encourages students from inner-city communities in Boston to join the Intensive Community Program, and nearly two-thirds of ICP students live in the Boston inner-city neighborhoods of Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, Roslindale and Hyde Park.

Organization Categories

  1. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Symphony Orchestras
  2. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Arts Education
  3. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Performing Arts

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

Concert Production

BYSO’s most advanced ensemble, the Boston Youth Symphony, will perform four full symphonic orchestra concerts, maintaining an extremely ambitious programming schedule. While renting Symphony Hall is an expensive endeavor, we believe that the opportunity our students have to perform in one of the world’s great concert halls makes BYSO a truly unique youth orchestra. 

The 59th season’s four-concert series includes exciting repertoire: our talented and inspiring youth musicians will perform works by Beethoven, Bartok, and Mozart as well as a semi-staged version of a full length opera, Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, at Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre.

In addition to the Boston Youth Symphony’s four major concerts, BYSO’s five orchestral ensembles and 10-15 chamber ensembles perform 16 concerts for approximately 10,000 audience members throughout the season. These concerts are held in some of Boston’s finest venues including Symphony Hall, Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre and Boston University’s Tsai Performance Center.

 

 

Budget  $290,720.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Musical Performances
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Families
Program Short-Term Success 
The program will be deemed successful if all of the scheduled performances are successfully carried out.
Program Long-Term Success 
BYSO will offer its young members the finest performance opportunities available and continue to expand and diversify its audiences through strategic partnerships and outreach efforts.
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success 
BYSO has continued to expand its performance opportunities, adding an annual opera production and community outreach performances to its schedule. Additionally, BYSO has forged strategic partnerships with the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), the United Way and other community and arts organizations to broaden our constituency base and reach new audiences. Last season, in collaboration with the BSO, we distributed more than 2,500 subsidized tickets to young families in the communities we serve. The goal of this dynamic and interactive series is to serve younger generations of classical music listeners by performing children-friendly concerts that entice, engage and educate young audience members. BYSO also distributes more than 2,000 free tickets each year to the community through partners such as the United Way and offers free outreach concerts directly in inner-city Boston neighborhoods.

Intensive Community Program

In 1998, BYSO created the Intensive Community Program (ICP), a rigorous string instrument training program serving students from Boston’s inner city. ICP accepts students (ages 6-8) who show exceptional interest in studying string instruments and provides them with financial assistance for weekly music lessons, ensemble classes and use of an instrument. Our objective is to bring fine musical training to students in underserved communities, enabling them to pass auditions for BYSO’s four orchestras, with the goal of reaching the most advanced orchestra, the Boston Youth Symphony. Once admitted into a BYSO orchestra, ICP students receive support in the form of tuition subsidy, weekly lessons and use of an instrument. The program serves approximately 70-80 students each year.

Budget  $621,932.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Music Instruction
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Minorities Minorities
Program Short-Term Success 
The 2016/2017 season of ICP will be considered successful if the following objectives are achieved:
 
-Provide all 73 students with the highest-quality weekly lessons after school. The 53 most advanced students will receive private/semi-private lessons and the 20 younger students will have group lessons.
-Provide all 73 ICP students with use of an instrument.
-Administer two student evaluations during the year. 
-Produce seven community outreach concerts
-By May 2017, prepare ICP students for competitive auditions into BYSO's orchestras.
 
Program Long-Term Success  Over the long term, BYSO will measure the success of the program quantitatively by the number of students who graduate into BYSO’s orchestras and eventually join the Boston Youth Symphony.
Program Success Monitored By 

ICP's success depends on measuring outcomes. Evaluation of the program happens in several different ways including reviewing artistic standards (students), setting annual quantifiable goals (program staff) and reviewing long-term programmatic goals (BYSO leadership and board).

 

As part of the BYSO organization, ICP adheres to the same high artistic standards. The ICP Director is responsible for evaluating the artistic quality of the ICP ensemble. She holds standardized student evaluations twice per year to monitor the achievement of specific skills such as scales, bow technique, intonation and quality of sound. While students enter as beginners, they must show considerable dedication and improvement in order to be eligible to continue the program. After two to three years in ICP a student is expected to perform a successful audition into the youngest orchestra, YPSO. 

Examples of Program Success 
ICP's success is evidenced by the high numbers of participants successfully auditioning into BYSO orchestras. This season, a record 13 ICP students successfully auditioned into the premier Boston Youth Symphony (BYS), 7 into the Repertory Orchestra, 6 into the Junior Repertory Orchestra (JRO) 14 into the Young People’s String Orchestra (YPSO) and 13 into the Petit Ensemble (PE).  Since 2010, the number of ICP students reaching the senior orchestra level has more than doubled. This directly demonstrates the success of the accelerated learning model.   
 
 
 

Orchestra Training

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) is one of the most comprehensive youth orchestras in the United States with a programmatic scope that includes three full symphonic orchestras, two young string-training orchestras, six chamber orchestras, a preparatory wind ensemble, a chamber music program, and a nationally recognized string-training program that provides rigorous instruction to students from underrepresented communities. Each year BYSO auditions over 800 students, 85% from public schools, from more than 120 communities in the New England area, and accepts nearly 500 young musicians.

Budget  $729,543.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Music Instruction
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
This program will be deemed successful if BYSO is able to provide the highest quality musical instruction and performance opportunities to all orchestra members as well as provide financial support to all of those that require it to participate in the programs.
Program Long-Term Success  BYSO’s mission is to encourage musical excellence in a professional and supportive environment by providing the highest-quality orchestra training and performance opportunities to qualified musicians, grades K-12, while making its programs accessible to underserved communities through financial assistance and outreach.
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success 

The BYSO has earned a place in Boston’s cultural fabric as a leader in arts education by providing unprecedented quality arts programming to young people from throughout New England. By helping students to achieve mastery in the broad landscape of classical music (including chamber music, opera, etc.), the BYSO is directly contributing to the future of this field. These programs help shape a future of artists, rts patrons, arts appreciators and arts leaders—and BYSO is proud that underrepresented populations are changing the demographic of this future through opportunities for all young people who wish to pursue them. 


CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Catherine Weiskel
CEO Term Start Aug 1996
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Catherine Weiskel has been Executive Director of the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras since 1996. She has led the organization towards exponential growth in terms of budget size, number of children served and infrastructure (expansion of administrative and artistic staff as well as board development). Ms. Weiskel received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Seton Hill College in Greensburg, PA and a Master of Arts in Musicology from the Villa Schifanoia Graduate School of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy. Prior to her appointment at BYSO, Ms. Weiskel served as the Concert Manager for the Yale in Norfolk Series, the Assistant Manager of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and Executive Director of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. She has been a member of the Orchestra Management Fellowship Task Force for the League of American Orchestras and has been a panelist for the National Endowment of the Arts. For four years, she served as secretary and subsequently president of the League of American Orchestras. She is a former member of the League of American Orchestras Board of Directors.

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

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Ms. Erin Keegan Ianni Director of Marketing and Public Relations Erin brings to the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras her extensive experience in both Marketing and Education.After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from University of Iowa, Erin went on to work for DraftWorldWide Advertising Agency in Chicago.She then travelled abroad for 3 years in Italy where she taught English in Rome and planned events, lectures, and courses at a local youth center while pursuing her studies in Italian Renaissance Art History. Erin's passion for the arts has led her to volunteer much of her time at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston where she leads guided tours for visitors in the Feeling for Form and Access to Art programs. Erin is delighted to be working with the BYSO, where she is able to combine her passion for the arts and her marketing experience while supporting and encouraging this nationally recognized organization.
Mr. Matthew Ritter General Manager --
Ms. Martha Robinson Director of Development Martha Robinson joined the BYSO team in 2007 and has worked closely with board and staff leadership to grow the funding base for the organization. A former modern dancer, Martha has been working in the arts in Boston and Philadelphia for over a decade. While in Philadelphia, Martha served as the Director of Marketing and Development for Group Motion Dance Company while also earning her Masters of Arts in Arts Administration from Drexel University. With a focus on donor cultivation and motivating young people and families to support the arts, Martha has worked with many nonprofit organizations in the Philadelphia and New England areas. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Boston Dance Alliance.

Martha's passion for the arts began at a very young age through exemplary youth arts programming--she is delighted to be supporting an organization that continues to do this inspiring work.

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Finalist President's Committee for the Arts 2012
Jacopo Peri Award to Federico Cortese New England Opera Club 2011

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) --
League of American Orchestras --
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

Boston University
Roxbury Community College
Nobles and Greenough School
New England Music Camp
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Dennis C Haley Pilot School

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 13
Number of Part Time Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 450
Number of Contract Staff 36
Staff Retention Rate % 66%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 2
Caucasian: 46
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 1
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 27
Male: 24
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 Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
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 Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Governance


Board Chair Mr. Joe Grimalidi
Board Chair Company Affiliation MullenLowe
Board Chair Term May 2015 - May 2018
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Lynne Allen Boston University College of Fine Arts Exofficio
Mr. John Avallon Capgemini Voting
Mr. David Barnard Retired Voting
Mr. Jean-Marc Berteaux Wellington Voting
Ms. Alison Bomberg Abrams Capital Voting
Ms. Margaret Chen Cambridge Associates Voting
Mr. Kendrick Chow Ropes & Gray LLP Voting
Ms. Kimberly Ciccarelli John Hancock Financial Exofficio
Mr. James Cooke Boston Symphony Orchestra Voting
Mr. Richard Cornell Boston University College of Fine Arts Exofficio
Ms. Maryteresa Crealese KPMG LLP Voting
Mr. Eran Egozy Harmonix Voting
Mr. Anthony Fogg Boston Symphony Orchestra Voting
Ms. Doris Fritz Fidelity Institutional Retirement Services Co. Voting
Mr. Joe Grimaldi Mullen Voting
Ms. Kimberly Y. Jones Athena Legal Strategies Group Voting
Mr. George Keches UG2 Voting
Mrs. Anna Kolchinsky Community Volunteer Voting
Mr. Ronan Lefkowitz Boston Symphony Orchestras Voting
Mr. Brian MacArthur Deloitte Consulting Voting
Ms. Cynthia Markey Boston Municipal Court Voting
Mr. Hussain Mooraj Accenture Life Sciences Voting
Mrs. Laurette Ndukwe The Steppingstone Foundation Exofficio
Mr. James Nuzzo The Colchester Group Voting
Ms. Cecilia O'Keefe Eaton Vance Investment Company Voting
Mr. Jordan Stone Peregrine Group --
Ms. Catherine Weiskel Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras Exofficio
Mr. Andy West McKinsey & Company --

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. Kimberly Ciccarelli John Hancock Voting
Mr. William Gertler Student Voting
Mr. Erik Gottesman Sapient Voting
Ms. Laura Howenstine Wellington Management Voting
Mr. David Jones Newton‑Wellesley Hospital Voting
Mr. Jeffrey Kahan Barings Voting
Mr. Paul Kidwell Consultant Voting
Ms. Marcia Mantell Mantell Retirement Consulting, Inc. Voting
Ms. Alexandra Morgan-Welch Credit Suisse Voting
Ms. Carol Nicholls State Street Global Services Voting
Mr. Stephen Wagner Deloitte Voting
Mr. Philip Wolf Student Voting
Ms. Natalie Wright Breckinridge Capital Voting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 3
Caucasian: 23
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 12
Male: 16
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions --
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • Board Governance
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Project Oversight
  • Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction

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 July 01, 2016 to June 30, 2017
Projected Income $3,244,945.00
Projected Expense $3,244,945.00
Form 990s

2014 990

2013 990

2012 990

2011 990

2010 990

2009 990

2008 990

Audit Documents

2015 Audited Financials

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 $2,143,537 $2,349,853 $2,293,120
Total Expenses $2,346,121 $2,141,140 $2,706,128

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $47,600 $123,600 $52,700
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $47,600 $123,600 $52,700
Individual Contributions $696,082 $970,081 $642,226
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $1,196,106 $1,075,645 $1,466,251
Investment Income, Net of Losses $55,662 $39,865 $35,538
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $148,087 $140,058 $96,405
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- $604 --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Program Expense $1,583,735 $1,407,797 $2,049,433
Administration Expense $492,216 $493,160 $431,737
Fundraising Expense $270,170 $240,183 $224,958
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.91 1.10 0.85
Program Expense/Total Expenses 68% 66% 76%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 30% 19% 28%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Assets $2,299,773 $2,207,665 $1,941,169
Current Assets $482,625 $645,984 $507,724
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- $0
Current Liabilities $460,862 $330,359 $395,932
Total Net Assets $1,838,911 $1,877,306 $1,545,237

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

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

Endowment Value $1,200,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Capital Campaign Purpose This season, BYSO launched a capital campaign to raise funds to find, procure and develop a new, permanent home in Boston where we can expand our programs and become the epicenter for youth arts in the city.
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 1.05 1.96 1.28

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 are per the organization's IRS 990s.  Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.

Documents


Other Documents

Impact Report (2014)

Impact

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

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