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Armenian Heritage Foundation Inc.

 PO BOX 77
 Watertown , MA 02471
[P] (617) 803.8785
[F] --
ArmenianHeritagePark.org
[email protected]
Barbara Tellalian
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INCORPORATED: 2005
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EIN 20-1914324

LAST UPDATED: 03/22/2019
Organization DBA Armenian Heritage Park on The Greenway
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

The mission of the Armenian Heritage Foundation, sponsor of Armenian Heritage Park on The Greenway, is to impeccably care for and maintain the Park year-round and offer public programs engaging all ages, coming together on common ground.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Armenian Heritage Foundation, sponsor of Armenian Heritage Park on The Greenway, is to impeccably care for and maintain the Park year-round and offer public programs engaging all ages, coming together on common ground.


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Projected Income $210,000.00
Projected Expense $197,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • CELEBRATE PUBLIC ART!
  • COMMEMORATIONS
  • LECTURE ON HUMAN RIGHTS
  • RECONFIGURATION OF ABSTRACT SCULPTURE
  • WELCOME RECEPTION

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Overview

Mission Statement

The mission of the Armenian Heritage Foundation, sponsor of Armenian Heritage Park on The Greenway, is to impeccably care for and maintain the Park year-round and offer public programs engaging all ages, coming together on common ground.


Background Statement

The Armenian Heritage Foundation was founded in 2004 in response to legislation introduced by then Rep Peter J. Koutoujian with Rep. Rachel Kaprielian and then passed to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide on a parcel on the soon-to-be-developed Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway,

At the same time, the opportunity was also offered by the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority (now MASSDOT) to ethnic communities to develop and fund a parcel on the proposed Greenway in recognition of its major themes: “to recognize and celebrate Boston’s maritime heritage and the influence and contributions of the multi-ethnic migrations to our Massachusetts shores.”

The mission of the Foundation was to raise funds to design and construct the Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway, and to endow funds to support the Annual Reconfiguration of the Park’s symbolic Abstract Sculpture, Public Programs at the Park, a major annual Lecture on Human Rights at Faneuil Hall as well as the Park’s Fund for Care & Maintenance, not yet fully endowed

The Foundation is led by a committed, volunteer-driven Board of Directors comprised of representatives from parishes and organizations within the Massachusetts Armenian-American community and members-at-large.

Since the opening of the Park in 2005, numerous collaborations with the City of Boston, Commonwealth of Massachusetts and like-minded and committed organizations and other entities have furthered the core mission of the Foundation – to celebrate the immigrant experience and contributions made to American life and culture in Art, Science, Service, Commerce - in amazing ways.

Also furthering this mission is the Friends of Heritage Park, an active volunteer-driven initiative of the Foundation, which initiates and develops public programs in partnership and collaboration with the City of Boston, Greenway Conservancy and other organizations and institutions to celebrate the immigrant experience — engaging all, coming together on common ground


Impact Statement

The accomplishments and goals include to:

1.     Celebrate Public Art
2.     Expand Collaborations and Partnerships
3.     Build Community
4.     Come Together on Common Ground

Needs Statement

The five most pressings needs are to:

1.     Raise funds to fully endow the Park’s Endowed Fund for Care & Maintenance.
2.     Identify additional endowed funds to support expenses, not presently supported by an endowed fund or gifts-in-kind.
3.     Expand collaborations and partnerships to deliver and expand programs.
4.     Broaden participation in the Greeters’ Program to further engage community-wide participation.
5.     Connect supporters, collaborators and Friends to build stronger networks while building community and common ground.

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA
STATEWIDE

City of Boston. Commonwealth and beyond as people travel worldwide to walk a labyrinth and to visit the Park.

 

Organization Categories

  1. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Arts & Culture
  2. Community Improvement, Capacity Building -
  3. Public & Societal Benefit -

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

CELEBRATE PUBLIC ART!

Celebrate Public Art!  a two-part program during ArtWeek, highlights the key features of the Park:

World Labyrinth Day: Walk as One at 1pm - joining people in cities and towns in 35 countries worldwide "walking as one" in peace and harmony" followed by the  

Reception to View the Abstract Sculpture’s New Configuration - featuring an arts leader speaking about public art and the significance of the Abstract Sculpture, and Tea & Desserts, supported by the generosity of gifts-in-kind.

 "In the heart of Boston, there is a fantastic and creative little park...The features are, simply put, works of art...in the heart of an otherwise very busy city...the shape-changing split dodecahedron, like memory is constantly changing... allows us to each make it our own...a living piece of art, celebrating life….the embodiment of living memory..."  Wanderlust Americana

 

Budget  --
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success 

Program successfully embraces a global initiative by joining people in countries world-wide walking a labyrinth “as one” in peace and harmony and the Reception, an opportunity to meet and greet while enjoying afternoon tea and desserts.

The program also serves as a training program for volunteer Greeters, a growing team of all ages who warmly welcome visitors to the Park and answer questions about the Park and its features. 

A series of new programs, sparked by the Park's design and features, are being developed and, offered in collaboration and partnership, and supported by the generosity of gifts in kind, providing  continued opportunities for people  from diverse backgrounds to come together on common ground. to build community and friendships.

These programs include the Tea & Tranquility series, Under the Moon series, Celebrating What Unites Us! and), the Candlelit Labyrinth Walk in Peace & Harmony in December. " Boston Newest Tradition" (METRO

Armenian Heritage Park creates a calm, stylish and meaningful new place in Boston.” - Peter Vanderwarker. New ideas in Architecture, Culture and Media

 


 

Program Long-Term Success 

Long-term success is show with many returning each year with families, friends and colleagues with interest sparked to see the Abstract Sculpture's new configuration and walk the labyrinth participating in a world-wide initiative in peace and harmony.


 

Program Success Monitored By 

Program success is monitored by the planning team, partners, collaborators, participants and a growing team of Greeters, those who warmly welcome.


 

Examples of Program Success 

"Armenian Heritage Park… engages as much as it welcomes. Irresistible to children…”  - Design New England

"Public Art is the way we express ourselves as a community - it’s the way we tell our story."  - Karin Goodfellow. Director, Boston Arts Commission


COMMEMORATIONS

Remembrance at the Park, planned by the Massachusetts Armenian Genocide Commemoration Committee, honors the memory and pays tribute to the lives lost during the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923, serving also to "reflect on the lessons it holds for our lives today.”

Walk Against Genocide, planned by the Massachusetts Coalition to Save Darfur, is a two-part program that begins at the New England Holocaust Memorial and ends at the Park. Speakers at both sites address the genocides during the 20th and 21st centuries

The inscription on the Reflecting Pool upon which the Abstract Sculpture sits reads:  

“Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts have offered hope and refuge for immigrants looking to begin new lives.

This park is a gift to the people of the Commonwealth and the City of Boston from the Armenian-American community of Massachusetts.

This sculpture is offered in honor of the one and one-half million victims of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923.

May it serve in remembrance of all genocides that have followed, and

celebrate the diversity of the communities that have re-formed in the safety of these shores."

 
Budget  --
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success 

The program achieves the short-term success to stand united against genocide—not only for the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923 but for all that have occurred and are still taking place” and to embrace human rights and genocide prevention as core values.

Program Long-Term Success 

The program shines a bright light on genocide prevention and human rights with many coming together on common ground.


 

Program Success Monitored By 

Program success is monitored by those who plan and participate, collaborate.

Examples of Program Success 

The commitment of many more who participate, according to those who plan the annual commemorations.

 


LECTURE ON HUMAN RIGHTS

The Najarian Lecture on Human Rights held at historic Faneuil Hall is intended to advance understanding of human rights issues and societal abuses worldwide, and to increase awareness of the work of individuals and organizations so that we are all more actively involved.

The setting is in tribute to the New England women and men – intellectuals, politicians, diplomats, religious leaders and ordinary citizens - who, beginning in the 1890s at Faneuil Hall, heard the eyewitness accounts of the atrocities taking place against the Armenian minority of the Ottoman Empire during the First World War and spoke passionately about the urgent need for intervention. Philanthropists nationwide raised over $100 million in aid. This was America’s first international human rights movement.

The Endowed Lecture on Human Rights is a gift of by K. George and Carolann S. Najarian, M.D. in honor of Dr. Najarian’s father, “as he taught so many about the need to pay attention, spot injustice and speak out wherever and whenever it occurs”. A Reception follows at The Bostonian Hotel. 


 

Budget  $11,000
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success  In the short-term, the planning team, collaborators which include leading academic institutions and human rights organizations, and selected speaker(s) present a compelling program that serves to advance awareness of and deeper understanding of human rights issues and societal abuses worldwide.
Program Long-Term Success 

Longer term, the program’s reach and impact are broadened through partnerships and collaborations that continue to advance understanding of human rights issues and the societal abuses worldwide. Specific focus on the work of individuals and organizations to address human rights and societal abuses allows for more to become actively involved.


 

Program Success Monitored By 

Annual lectures are monitored and evaluated through informal conversations on day of with speakers, collaborators and attendees.

Anecdotal evidence throughout the year speaks to each program’s impact in raising awareness of the work of specific organizations and their leadership to address human rights issues and societal abuses worldwide, and to how each of us can become actively engaged.

 


 

Examples of Program Success 

 

“The annual lecture also provides the opportunity for the leadership in the field – both academic and human rights - to meet and speak with one another, providing a great opportunity.” - Kevin Murray, former executive director, Northeastern University’s Program for Human Rights in the Global Economy

 


RECONFIGURATION OF ABSTRACT SCULPTURE

Annually, the Abstract Sculpture, a split rhomboid dodecahedron made of steel and aluminum, is reconfigured, symbolic of all who pulled away from their country of origin and came to these Massachusetts shores, establishing themselves in new and different ways. 

In early Spring, a crane lifts and pulls apart the two halves of the split rhomboid dodecahedron and reconfigures the two halves to create a new sculptural shape. 

“…. the Abstract Sculpture shows how public art becomes a part of the city...public art that is both permanent and alive..."   - Joanna Weiss, The Boston Globe

The Abstract Sculpture sits atop a Reflecting Pool. The water of the Reflecting Pool washes over its side and re-emerges as a single jet of water at the Labyrinth’s center, representing hope and rebirth. 

The Labyrinth, a circular winding path paved in grass and inlaid stone, celebrates life's journey. Art, Service, Science, Commerce are etched around its circle in tribute to contributions made to American life and culture.  

There are twenty-five  annual configurations, documented in detail in a manual prepared by the Park’s architect/designer for the rigger. The manual is on file at the offices of the Foundation and The Greenway Conservancy. 

The annual reconfiguration is supported by the Park's Endowed Fund for the Annual Reconfiguration of the Abstract Sculpture, a gift of Charles and Doreen Bilezikian.

 
Budget  $7,000
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success 

“Luckily, the project had a designer…who was sensitive to the imperatives of civic space…the design uses abstract, geometric forms…it evokes the broader historic struggles of all immigrants…offers multivalent possibilities for interpretation shaped by visitors’ own histories…"  Jane Whitehead, Forget Me Not, ArchitectureBoston, Boston Society of Architects  

Short term success is evidenced by programs offered in collaboration and partnership with the City of Boston. ArtWeek, HUBweek and many other organizations and institutions to celebrate the immigrant experience with all ages coming together on common ground. 

Program Long-Term Success 

There are twenty-five annual configurations, documented in detail in a manual prepared by the Park’s architect/designer for the rigger. The manual is on file at the offices of the Foundation and The Greenway Conservancy.

Program Success Monitored By 

Success is monitored by the Program Planning Team comprised of Friends of Heritage Park, collaborators and partners, and those who participate.


 

Examples of Program Success 

During a visit of school children to the Park while the architect/designer was speaking about the significance of the Abstract Sculpture, the young student, turned to her teacher and said, “He is talking about me.”  with such joy and reassurance.

“Geometry as Public Art: Telling a Story”, an innovative curriculum developed in collaboration with The Eliot K-8 Innovation Schools, Boston Public School in the North End, sparked by the Park’s geometric features, encourages students to share their own, their family's or ancestors’ immigrant experience to build common ground by sharing what unites, connects us.

“Celebrating What Unites!” in collaboration with the City of Boston Office of Immigrant Advancement, Age-Friendly Boston, The KITCHEN, Boston Public Market and funded by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts brings Boston’s diverse ethnic communities together. At the Park, a community leader shares his/her immigrant experience as all gather in front of the Abstract Sculpture. Then at The KITCHEN a Chef shares a signature dish representing the country being highlighted for all to then share for lunch and conversation.


 


WELCOME RECEPTION

The Welcome Reception for New Citizens, Their Families & Friends follows Naturalization Ceremony at historic Faneuil Hall is in keeping with a key theme of the Park to acknowledge the history of Boston as a port of entry for immigrants worldwide and to celebrate the immigrant experience and contributions to the richness of American life and culture.  

Always a highlight, the Welcome Reception is offered in collaboration with the City of Boston Office of Health & Services- Office of Immigrant Advancement, Armenian Museum of America; The Bostonian Society/Old State House; The Eliot K-8 Innovation School/Boston Public School, Greenway Conservancy; International Institute of New England; Irish International Immigrant Center; and Museum of Fine Arts among others.

Festivities include the 12-piece Black Sea Salsa Band, luscious refreshments, and welcome gifts for the new citizens including free one-year memberships to the Museum of Fine Arts, Old State House and Armenian Museum, and rides on the Greenway Carousel.
 
Fourth grade students from The Eliot K-8 Innovation School Boston Public School in the North End join us to welcome the new citizens, bringing such warmth and enthusiasm.
 
The Welcome Reception is supported by the Park's Endowed Fund for Public Programs, a gift of Anna and Noubar Afeyan.
 
  
Budget  --
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success 

To warmly welcome our newest citizens together with their friends and families, the City of Boston, neighbors, collaborators, partners and  many wonderful Friends.


 

 

Program Long-Term Success 

Building community, coming together on common ground


Program Success Monitored By 

Enthusiastic response of the new citizens, their families and friends to this reception honoring them on the day of their Naturalization Ceremony. Further, evaluation is conducted by the planning team including greeters and collaborators, both on day of and post reception.

 

Examples of Program Success 

"By appealing to a range of new American citizens, the Welcome Reception contributes decisively to Armenian Heritage Park’s core mission of inclusion and welcoming” – Armine Afeyan, Founding Chair, Welcome Reception

 

 


CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Mr. James M. Kalustian
CEO Term Start Jan 2005
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

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

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

The Friends of Heritage Park on The Greenway, an initiative of the Armenian Heritage Foundation, initiates and plans the innovative programs, implemented by a talented team of volunteers and greeters together with extraordinary partners and collaborations including Age Friendly Boston, anoush'ella, Armenian Museum of America, ArtWeek Boston. Berklee College of Music, The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine. Boston Marriott Long Wharf, The Bostonian Hotel, The Bostonian Society / Old State House, City of Boston Office of Health & Human Services. City of Boston Parks and Recreation, Dunkin', Eastern Lamejun Bakers. The Eliot K-8 Innovation School, Boston Public Schools, Faneuil Hall, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Friends of Christopher Columbus Park. Jana Grill & Bakery, Hollister Institute, Hollister Staffing, HP Hood, HUBweek, The Improper Bostonian, International Institute of New England, Irish International Immigration Center, The KITCHEN, Boston Public Market, Labyrinth Guild of New England, The Labyrinth Society, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, Matt Conti Photography. Meet Up Labyrinth Walks, MEM Tea Imports, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, NorthEndWaterfront (dot) com, Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, Sharon Merrill Associates, vicki lee's, Webster Bank

 


 

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 0
Number of Volunteers 143
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 45
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 0
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

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

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? N/A
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. James M. Kalustian
Board Chair Company Affiliation member at large
Board Chair Term Nov 2005 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Greg Afarian St. Gregory Armenian Church of Merrimack Valley Voting
John Aharonian Hemenway & Barnes Chair, Investment Committee Voting
Ara Arakelian Friends of Armenian Culture Society Voting
Aram Arkun Tekeyan Cultural Association Voting
Bruce Bagdasarian, Esq, Vice President Armenian Museum of America Voting
Ara Balikian, Esq. Armenian General Benevolent Union Voting
Rev. Antranig Baljian Knights of Vartan  Voting
Anthony Barsamian, Esq. Armenian Assembly of America Voting
Houry Boyamian  St. Stephen's Armenian Elementary School Voting
Yervant Chekijian National Association for Armenian Studies & Research  Voting
Lena Chouljian Homenetmen Voting
Karen Dederyan, Treasurer St. James Armenian Church, Watertown Voting
Maral DerTorosian Holy Cross Armenian Catholic Church, Belmont Voting
Stepan Dulgarian, Jr. Armenian National Committee Voting
Ara Ghazarian Armenian Cultural Foundation  Voting
Lucy Hoosian, Clerk St. Stephen's Armenian Church, Watertown Voting
Joyce Jones Hai Guin Scholarship Association Voting
James Kalustian, President member-at-large Voting
Arto Kurkjian Boston Society of Istanbul Armenians Voting
Eva Medzorian Daughters of Vartan Voting
Jack Medzorian member-at-large Voting
Martha Mensoian Armenian Women's Welfare Association Voting
Walter Nahabedian, Vice President member at large Voting
Manuel Parseghian Hamazkayin Cultural Association Voting
Harold Partamian Armenian American Pharmacists' Association & Corporal Paul S. Marsoubian AMVETS Post 41 Voting
Jack Pilibosian member-at-large Voting
Stepan Piligian Armenian Church of the Holy Translators, Framingham Voting
Richard Sahagian Holy Trinity Armenian Church of Greater Boston, Cambridge Voting
Scott Sahagian Armenian Church at Hye Point, Haverhill Voting
Ronald Sahatjian First Armenian Church, Belmont Voting
Ken Samuelian Council of Armenian Executives Voting
Tsoleen Sarian Armenian Memorial Congregation Church, Watertown Voting
Zarouhi Sarkisian Armenian International Women's Association Voting
Silva Sedrakian Armenian Relief Society, Leola Sassouni  Voting
Rev. Aram Stepanian St. Asdvadadzin Armenian Church, Whtinsville Voting
Siran Tamakian Armenian Revolutionary Federation Voting
Rev. Aved Terzian Armenian Church of Our Savior, Worcester Voting
Susan Tikiryan Armenian Relief Society  Voting
Kasper Torosian, Assistant Clerk member at large Voting
Zareh Zurabyan member at large 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
Armine Afeyan -- NonVoting
Kristin Asadourian -- NonVoting
Jason Behrens -- NonVoting
Susan Deranian -- NonVoting
Tom Dow -- NonVoting
Manneh Ghazarian -- NonVoting
Carol Ishkanian -- NonVoting
Martha Mensoian -- Voting
Catherine Minassian -- NonVoting
Armineh Mirzabegian, M.D. -- NonVoting
Rita Pagliuca -- NonVoting
FRIENDS OF HERITAGE PARK ON THE GREENWAY PLANNING TEAM -- NonVoting
Tsoleen Sarian -- Voting
Barbara Tellalian -- NonVoting
Ann Zacarian -- NonVoting
Chiara Zenati -- NonVoting
Zareh Zurabyan -- Voting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 40
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 13
Male: 27
Not Specified 0

Board Information

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

Standing Committees

  • Ambassadors
  • Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Endowment
  • Investment
  • Program / Program Planning
  • Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Projected Income $210,000.00
Projected Expense $197,000.00
Form 990s

2017 IRS 990

2016 IRS 990

2015 IRS 990

2014 IRS 990

Audit Documents

2017 Financials

2016 Financials

2015 Financials

2014 Financials

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $152,577 $676,303 $226,889
Total Expenses $156,348 $254,272 $238,993

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- $0 $0
Individual Contributions $49,560 $523,258 $125,424
Indirect Public Support -- $0 $0
Earned Revenue -- $0 $0
Investment Income, Net of Losses $87,263 $88,984 $100,325
Membership Dues -- $0 $0
Special Events $15,754 $64,061 $1,140
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- $0 $0

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $112,533 $194,391 $195,946
Administration Expense $38,556 $47,659 $40,441
Fundraising Expense $5,259 $12,222 $2,606
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.98 2.66 0.95
Program Expense/Total Expenses 72% 76% 82%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 8% 2% 2%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $2,852,774 $2,771,947 $2,340,193
Current Assets $178,447 $200,356 $167,089
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Current Liabilities $1,066 $6,128 $4,707
Total Net Assets $2,851,708 $2,765,819 $2,335,486

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
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 --
Spending Policy Percentage
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
The purpose of the Campaign is to fully fund the Park's Endowed Fund for Care and Maintenance so that the Park is impeccably care for and maintained year round in perpetuity.
 
The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is under contract to care for and maintain the Park year round.
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates May 2019 - Dec 2020
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 167.40 32.70 35.50

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
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.

Impact

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1. What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

Prior to the Park’s construction, the Park’s architect/designer described how he envisioned a moment at the Park:

“Just imagine: We are now standing at the edge of an extraordinary little park. Here at mid-day, the walking labyrinth at the park’s center has attracted both North End residents and visitors from Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Some are thoughtfully following its meandering path while a number of children are skipping around the path toward the water jet at its center. Some, shedding their flip-flops, are splashing about with squeals of delight. In contrast, many dressed for downtown’s business have settled on a bench with brown bag lunch, clearly enjoying the activity before them.” 

The Park was designed to celebrate the immigrant experience, acknowledging contributions made to American life and culture in the Arts, Science, Commerce and Service (etched in the labyrinth’s circle) all while encouraging all ages, all people to come together on common ground.

The Park’s Abstract Sculpture, a split rhomboid dodecahedron made of steel and aluminum, is symbolic of all who pulled away from their country of origin and came to these Massachusetts shores, establishing themselves in new and different ways. It sparks great interest with its annual reconfiguration and new sculptural shape.

 The Abstract Sculpture sits atop the Reflecting Pool and is dedicated to lives lost during the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923 and all genocides that have followed.

 “…. the Abstract Sculpture …does what so many others do not: It represents life. The changing nature of the shape each year -- coupled with children running and laughing along the Labyrinth and through the Fountain -- facilitates the development of new memories while allowing remembrance of the past’” - Lucas Cowan, Public Art Curator, Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

The water of the Reflecting Pool washes over its side and re-emerges as a single jet of water at the Labyrinth’s center, representing hope and rebirth. 

The Labyrinth, a circular winding path paved in grass and inlaid stone, celebrates life's journey. 

Art, Service, Science, Commerce are etched around its circle in tribute to contributions made to American life and culture.

Many walk the Labyrinth daily or stop to view the Abstract Sculpture new configuration or sit on a bench to enjoy lunch, engage in conversation or just for a quiet moment in an otherwise busy city.

Further, the Park celebrates Boston as a “Welcoming City”, a city that has been built through the vision and labor of immigrants. 

The Park will long stand as a unique testament to the contributions of immigrants to our nation and a permanent symbol of the warm welcome extended to newcomers and people from all nations of the world by our City and our Commonwealth.


 


2. What are your strategies for making this happen?

First and foremost, the Foundation benefits from capable leadership dedicated and committed to presenting Public Programs that encourage people to come together on common ground. The Foundation further benefits from numerous collaborators and partners, who come together with the Foundation to “celebrate what unites and connects us.” 

Programs have been extraordinarily well-received by the City and the Commonwealth. They draw the participation and interest of those working and living nearby; members of the communities throughout Boston, New England and beyond; visitors from all over the world; and numerous collaborators and partners. Details on many Public Programs may be found in the Programs section.

Further, as a new initiative to encourage young children to “celebrate what unites and connects us,” an innovative curriculum, Geometry As Public Art: Telling A Story, has been newly developed in collaboration with the Boston Public Schools piloted at The Eliot K-8 Innovation School. 

The Foundation is also committed to caring for and maintaining the Park in perpetuity. always respectful of its design and each of its design features that pay special tribute to the immigrant experience. 

 
 

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

The Foundation is uniquely positioned to continue to successfully meet its mission quite simply because of its core asset — Armenian Heritage Park on The Greenway.

As a volunteer-driven organization, the Foundation benefits from dedicated supporters, committed Friends, and many who share their professional expertise and offer gifts-in-kind.

Collaborations add immeasurably to engage and broaden our reach, most notably our partnerships and collaborations with Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, City of Boston and the Commonwealth in addition to ArtWeek, HubWeek, numerous corporations, and other like-minded organizations.

 “In the heart of Boston, there is a fantastic and creative little park...The features of the park are, simply put, works of art...in the heart of an otherwise very busy city...the shape-changing split dodecahedron, like memory is constantly changing... allows us to each make it our own...a living piece of art, celebrating life....the embodiment of living memory..." - Wanderlust Americana

 


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

The Foundation measures progress by the strong support that the Park receives, both financially and gifts-in-kind, and the enthusiastic response to programs from those who participate.

“My mother seldom leaves the house, only for doctor’s appointments, but this past year she attended so many events at the Park including Tea & Tranquility and Under the August Moon- I was so pleased.” - Dorchester resident.

 A new indicator of the Park’s success is the development of Geometry as Public Art: Telling A Story, piloted at The Eliot School K-8 Innovation School, Boston Public Schools, with interest expressed to offer the curriculum to all schools. The response of the media to the Park and its Public Programs is also a major indicator of our impact.

The Candlelit Labyrinth Walk in Peace & Harmony in December is recognized as “Boston’s Newest Holiday Tradition”. - METRO

The Park “…engages as much as it welcomes. Irresistible to children…” - Design New England

"On the Greenway, public art that feels alive…. It might well be the gem of the Greenway so far: an example of public art that is both permanent and alive.”- Joanna Weiss. The Boston Globe   April 2015

But most important is the active participation of all ages, all people, enjoying the Park — “coming together on common ground” to meet and greet, walking the   labyrinth, marveling at the Abstract Sculpture’s new configurations — or just sitting on a bench at the Park to enjoy lunch, conversation, or a quiet moment

 


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

The initial goals of the Foundation were to design and raise funds to construct a Park on the Greenway and endow funds to support the annual reconfiguration of the Abstract Sculpture, Lecture on Human Rights at Faneuil Hall and public programs.

While those goals have been accomplished, a key remaining goal is to now fully endow the Park’s Fund for Care and Maintenance. Presently, a campaign is underway.

“Luckily, the project had a designer…who was sensitive to the imperatives of civic space…the design uses abstract, geometric forms…it evokes the broader historic struggles of all immigrants…offers multivalent possibilities for interpretation shaped by visitors’ own histories…” - Jane Whitehead. Forget Me Not. ArchitectureBoston. Boston Society of Architects