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Boston Children's Chorus, Inc.

 20 Old Colony Avenue, Floor 2
 Boston, MA 02127
[P] (617) 7782242
[F] (617) 7782248
http://www.bostonchildrenschorus.org/
[email protected]
Jan Woiler Meuse
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INCORPORATED: 2003
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EIN 65-1188279

LAST UPDATED: 12/14/2018
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years Yes

Summary

Mission StatementMORE »

The Boston Children's Chorus harnesses the power and joy of music to unite our city's diverse communities and inspire social change. Our singers transcend social barriers in a celebration of shared humanity and love of music. Through intensive choral training and high-profile public performance experiences (locally, throughout the U.S. and around the world), they learn discipline, develop leadership skills, and proudly represent the city of Boston as ambassadors of harmony.

Mission Statement

The Boston Children's Chorus harnesses the power and joy of music to unite our city's diverse communities and inspire social change. Our singers transcend social barriers in a celebration of shared humanity and love of music. Through intensive choral training and high-profile public performance experiences (locally, throughout the U.S. and around the world), they learn discipline, develop leadership skills, and proudly represent the city of Boston as ambassadors of harmony.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Projected Income $2,453,984.00
Projected Expense $2,404,929.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • BCC's Professional Development Program for Music Teachers
  • Integrated Music and Social Education Programs
  • Tours and Excursions
  • Visiting Artists Program

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Overview

Mission Statement

The Boston Children's Chorus harnesses the power and joy of music to unite our city's diverse communities and inspire social change. Our singers transcend social barriers in a celebration of shared humanity and love of music. Through intensive choral training and high-profile public performance experiences (locally, throughout the U.S. and around the world), they learn discipline, develop leadership skills, and proudly represent the city of Boston as ambassadors of harmony.

Background Statement

The award-winning Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC) was founded by Hubie Jones, a social worker and community leader, who for decades has worked to address the social problems facing Boston’s vulnerable children and neighborhoods. In 2001, Mr. Jones experienced a breathtaking performance by the Chicago Children’s Choir, and returned determined to replicate this innovative program in Boston. At the time, there were no other organizations in Boston that effectively combined a mission for artistic excellence with an agenda for healing social and racial divides. After a year of planning, the Boston Children’s Chorus was launched in 2003. Twenty children began in an initial pilot program, and this year BCC expects to serve 450 youth who will participate in 13 different choirs in four Boston locations -- a central location in South Boston and neighborhood-based locations in Dorchester, Allston-Brighton, and Roxbury. In addition, in 2019 we will implement the second year of an 8-week training choir in East Boston.

BCC draws singers from 115 zip codes across the metropolitan area. More than half are non-white and are from an inner city neighborhood. One of the strengths of BCC is that nearly every child is welcomed into the program, very few are turned away. And, BCC delivers training that results in a very high artistic standard. Tuition is based on a sliding-scale fee based on household income. Four out of five students receive finanical aid.

BCC has proven the importance of hearing young voices. The singers give more than 50 performances each season that range from homeless shelters and institutions of worship to the Boston Pops and the Boston Women's March. They also take part in international cultural education tours, most recently to represent North America at the International Youth Choir Festival held at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Importantly, BCC aspires to create an inclusive community environment in everything it does – from the way families are welcomed to its facilities to how it engages audiences in concerts. BCC strives to build a strong sense of community across multiple socio-economic factors while allowing space for individual cultural traditions. As singers and their families become the beneficiaries of this integrated music and culturally equitable philosophy, the impact has a ripple effect throughout the greater Boston community and becomes a model for other organizations, both regionally and internationally.


Impact Statement

The Boston Children's Chorus, an integral part of Boston's cultural and social fabric, creates communities through the passionate provision of participation opportunities for all children in all neighborhoods.

Needs Statement

1. BCC significantly subsidizes tuition, and also offers tuition on a sliding scale based on household income ($50-$1,500), to ensure that every child has the opportunity to sing regardless of financial ability. 4 out of 5 singers receive financial aid. Up to $500,000

 2. BCC is recognized as one of the nation's finest choral programs and one of the few that uses a culturally equitable approach; by combining the principals of inquiry, diversity, empathy, and artistry, singers at each level practice active listening, self-reflection, and group decision-making, and they come to recognize their personal power to effect change and be leaders. $1,600,000

 3. Community and performance initiatives related to BCC’s 16th Season (2018-2019), including the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert. Sponsorship range: $5,000-$100,000

 4. Tours provide once-in-a-lifetime performing and youth development experiences. In 2019, 60 singers tour to Australia and Hobart, NZ. $150,000.

 5. BCC builds relationships with leading professional artists and scholars in music and music education. They provide multiple training opportunities for students, audiences and are the backbone of BCC’s signature music education training program, the Professional Development Weekend. $20,000-$50,000


CEO Statement

Boston has many trademark sounds: the distinctive clank of a ball bouncing off the Green Monster; fireworks bursting over the Esplanade on the 4th of July; and the T operator's declaration, "Next Stop, Park Street." We at the Boston Children's Chorus continue our effort toward making our "Sound of Harmony" an equally inherent and identifiable part of Boston's aural landscape.

BCC is much more than a choral program for kids. Through collaborative artistry and dialogue, BCC actively cultivates critical inquiry of issues impacting our singers, their families, and our communities. Over time, this daily commitment cultivates an empathetic, inclusive perspective, positioning young people to think critically about what they believe and value. Equipped with this perspective, our students advocate for themselves and others. They take initiative to dismantle injustice, celebrate diverse cultural traditions, and embody empathy in their attitudes and behavior.

To achieve complete harmony with our city, it is critical that the people of Boston -- all the people of Boston -- see themselves in the faces of our singers. Indeed, BCC is a microcosm of our city -- our demographic makeup is nearly identical to the city at large. Through our young, creative leaders, Boston hears its future -- one that is equitable and harmonious for all.


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-All Neighborhoods
Boston and the surrounding metro area -- 115 zip codes, with half of our singers from an inner city neighborhood of Boston.

Organization Categories

  1. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Singing & Choral Groups
  2. Youth Development - Youth Development Programs
  3. Education - Educational Services

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

Under Development

Programs

BCC's Professional Development Program for Music Teachers

As our choir program reaches natural capacity, we are seeking other avenues to benefit students. Professional development (PD) allows us to increase student impact by investing in their teachers. Boston Public School teachers receive intensive instruction, which includes monthly study group meetings led by BCC artistic leaders, classroom observation/feedback, and an annual opportunity to attend a weekend-long PD workshop in the Spring featuring a renowned guest clinician. Each year, 40-50 educators attend each annual PD workshop weekend.

Budget  $65,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Partnerships in Education
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Minorities At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success 

 

· Participating teachers will improve their teaching practices.

· Participating teachers, who were once isolated in their individual schools, join a growing, supportive community of educators and are empowered in their professional development.

· BCC strengthens its relationships with the BPS schools, resulting in stronger recruitment of BPS students into BCC.

 

Program Long-Term Success 

· Participating teachers will improve their teaching practices.

· Participating teachers, who were once isolated in their individual schools, join a growing, supportive community of educators and are empowered in their professional development.

· BCC strengthens its relationships with the BPS schools, resulting in stronger recruitment of BPS students into BCC.

Program Success Monitored By  Teacher learning is evaluated through one-on-one classroom evaluation and a final, culminating project in the spring. Teachers also complete annual surveys to offer feedback on their experience in the program.
Examples of Program Success 

Dan was first introduced to BCC when he attended a PD Weekend Workshop a few years ago. He liked it so much that, the following year, he decided to join the Study Group. Then a little while after that, BCC was fortunate that Dan accepted our offer of a teaching fellow position for the Central Intermediate Choir (alongside his primary teaching position at the Haley Pilot School). At the time, BCC’s Director of Choirs, remarked, “Dan is an example of the kind of synergy that happens for teachers as they bridge what they learn in the Study Group and apply it in their classrooms. Just the other day, a Study Group teacher demonstrated for the rest of the group a particular warm-up he does with his students. Dan told me that he planned to do that warm-up with his BCC choir tonight!” This story highlights how vital this PD work is, the immediacy of the impact, and underscores the need to have high quality, engaging PD opportunities for all BPS music teachers.


Integrated Music and Social Education Programs

 

At BCC’s core is its Integrated Music and Social Education Program, a multi-tiered music education and performance program that combines the principals of inquiry, diversity, empathy, and artistry. Through this culturally equitable approach to music education, our young singers recognize their personal power to effect change and be leaders.

• 13 choirs at 5 levels of ability (2-4 hours/week); choirs include a specialized Young Men's Ensemble, for young men with changing and changed voices; a Jr. Men’s Ensemble, for boys with still-developing musicianship skills and changing voices; and Choral Union, established for older singers with no music education background.

• 7 self-produced concerts, plus numerous contracted private and public performances throughout Boston (40/season), including our signature event, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert (MLK), held at Symphony Hall, Boston

• Student-run leadership development opportunities such as choir officer positions, responsible roles during tours & excursions, and leading community service and fundraising projects.

 

Budget  $1,647,582.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Music
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Minorities At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success 

Through collaborative artistry and dialogue, BCC actively cultivates critical inquiry of issues impacting our singers, their families, and our communities. Over time, this daily commitment cultivates an empathetic, inclusive perspective, positioning young people to think critically about what they believe, what they value, and how that affects others. Equipped by a diverse narrative and critical perspective, our students advocate for themselves and others. Our students take initiative to dismantle injustice, celebrate diverse cultural traditions, and embody empathy in their attitudes and behavior.

Program Long-Term Success 

Through absolute dedication to BCC’s values of inquiry, diversity, empathy, and artistry, our work actively equips young people to recognize their power to affect change and be leaders in their homes, workplaces, and communities. Through this, these leaders are able to advance a narrative that embodies these values, perpetuating this cycle for years, and perhaps generations, to come.

 

Program Success Monitored By 

BCC rigorously evaluates all aspects of our program.

To evaluate growth in our singers’ musical mastery, BCC has a comprehensive and sophisticated educational framework that maps out benchmarks in five skill areas for our four choir levels (Training, Intermediate, Advanced, and Premier). Four areas of social competence/work habits are also evaluated: maturity and responsiveness; interest and enthusiasm; physical engagement; and engagement with the audience.

Singers completing their second or third year in an ensemble typically progress to the next level ensemble. Our most recent evaluations revealed that, out of a total possible score of 100 on numerous measurements of music literacy, theory, maturity/behavior, performance skills, and attendance, singers across all choirs averaged 96.85.

Through a strategic planning process that the organization is completing at the end of 2018, senior management and key program staff are in the process of updating competency outcomes expected at three choir levels. As these are finalized, measurement tools will be created and implemented within the next year.

Finally, we have implemented focus groups and a number of annual surveys for our singers, parents and audience members. All have provided useful information in improving our programs. In surveys, parents report high rates of satisfaction with their children’s experience; 98% say they would recommend BCC to a friend. 

Examples of Program Success 

Khamari, age 16, is a young man who has been positively impacted by his participation in BCC. Khamari lives in Dorchester and, as a METCO student, attends Swampscott High School. In a recent interview, he said: “Everything I know about music is what I learned at BCC…I give BCC 100% of the credit in my determination and desire to pursue music as a career. Even though it is challenging commuting to and from school and getting to BCC twice a week, I love BCC and see it as a place to get away from the madness of the outside world. Even though we are working and learning, it’s a very loving environment. As a result of BCC, I can deal with relationships better, both at BCC and at home. In school, I am more comfortable with myself and can better handle life’s ups and downs.” 

Terrell, an African-American young man from Chelsea, credits BCC for his achievement in receiving a full, four-year scholarship to Berklee College of Music. In Terrell’s words, “Everything we did at BCC, the ear training, learning to sight-read music, solfege, learning rhythms, call and response, auditioning – that all prepped me for this. When I started, I didn’t know the program would do all this. But when I was at Berklee [as a high school student in the Summer Performance Program], I was way ahead of the game. A lot of the other students had to learn these things, but I already knew it. It’s the reason I got a scholarship to the school I wanted to go to. BCC is everything to me.”

Terrell graduated from Berklee with a degree in Music Education, went on to earn a graduate degree from Boston Conservatory, and is now a successful working musician and actor in New York City.

Write BCC parents Sandy & Jay, “The mission of the organization perfectly aligns with our own social justice agenda. Jay teaches juvenile law and his research and writing is focused on issues of educational and racial equity. Sandy grew up in an all-white community in a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama. She recalls white and colored only signs and that segregation was alive and well. Geographic segregation still exists all over the country. How fortunate we are that BCC not only allows kids to step out of their bubble, it is engaged in the process of helping them sort out and understand why it is important to do so.”

Eighteen-year-old Sarah is Caucasian, lives in a suburb, and has been raised as an Episcopalian and with family values of treating everyone kindly and fairly, no matter what. Because of BCC, Sarah has transformed these values from internal, private beliefs, to ones that are now an external and intentional part of her life. In witnessing this transformation, which includes the close friendships Sarah has made with diverse peers at BCC, as well as noticing how passionately her daughter speaks about social justice, it has forced her mother to re-think her beliefs. She says, “Sarah’s transformation held up a mirror for me and challenged me to question myself: ‘if pressed, would I behave the same way as Sarah? Am I really living my values?’” According to Mom, the re-examination has had a subtle but profound effect, re-affirming and strengthening her values and having a powerful impact on her spiritually.

Finally, a glimpse of BCC’s impact can be seen in what some recent graduating singers had to say as they reflected on their time at BCC:

Coming from a suburb 45 minutes from the city, I had never been exposed to so much diversity. BCC taught me so much more than just music. It taught me love and acceptance of others, maturity, responsibility, and leadership. – Mara

With singers coming from all over the Greater Boston area, from all kinds of families and with a remarkable range of life experiences, personalities, and goals, the BCC has created the safest of spaces for all of us to be ourselves together. -- Jessie


Tours and Excursions

Middle and high school singers tour domestically or internationally annually, with opportunities to learn about foreign cultures, their histories, and form friendships across national and global boundaries. Rather than a series of superficial “cultural encounters,” BCC tours put people of vastly different backgrounds together in active, inquisitive interactions that broaden perspectives and challenge pre-conceptions. Tours have made a significant impact on how BCC kids understand the world, and have helped prepare them to be better global citizens. As Mark Twain wrote, "travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness."

Budget  $300,000.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Musical Performances
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Minorities At-Risk Populations
Program Short-Term Success 

This program will enable:

· 75 BCC youth to deepen social, cultural and global awareness and identify as world citizens (for int’l tours);

· 100 children develop independence, see other US cities and meet peers/adults from other walks of life

After a cultural exchange tour, our youth will:

· Better understand our differences and realize our common humanity 

· Gain a unique global perspective that prepares them in their development as 21st century leaders and agents for social change.

· Practice organizational skills, responsibility, teamwork and self-reliance in unfamiliar settings – having a positive impact on confidence and self-esteem.

Program Long-Term Success 

As a result of participating in the BCC:

· Youth will have a deepened understanding of themselves and appreciation of cultures other than their own; and become more empathetic and compassionate citizens in the community and strong advocates for social justice.

· Families with singers traveling will become more tolerant, more aware of communities outside their own and more culturally and civically engaged.

Program Success Monitored By 

To evaluate the quality and impact of our Tours and Excursions experience, BCC utilizes the following evaluation tools: dedicated singer surveys and focus groups; singer travel journals for self-reflection and sharing; an annual survey/meeting with BCC parents; and an informal survey with our partners and collaborators.

Examples of Program Success 

Upon hearing BCC sing in Amman during the 2009 tour to Jordan, marking the 60th anniversary of U.S.-Jordanian Relations, U.S. Ambassador R. Stephan Beecroft noted: “You make my job easier. You convey America’s caring and values to Jordanians far better than the millions of dollars of US foreign aid does.”

A student on that tour noted, “The cultural exchanges with children, musicians, politicians, and common people in Jordan were more enlightening than anything I could ever learn while flipping through the pages of a textbook ...When I came home, I had a newfound energy to get involved with my community and make a difference.”

BCC singers also had life-changing experiences touring Germany and the Czech Republic in June 2015. “I made friends with girls in the Czech Republic whose parents had lived under Communist rule. It’s crazy to think that the Velvet Revolution took place in 1989. With all of the evil in the world, it gives me hope to see people expressing themselves through art.” 


Visiting Artists Program

BCC builds relationships with renowned artists and scholars in the field; BCC brings 2-3 leaders to Boston each year for weekend and week-long residencies to interact and partner with all levels of singers and the community.

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

This season, 450 singers will gain a disciplined work ethic, achieve independence as musicians, and gain the personal, social and creative skills that will prepare them as 21st century leaders.

Program Long-Term Success 

As a result of participating in the BCC:

· Youth will have a deepened understanding of themselves and appreciation of cultures other than their own; and become more empathetic and compassionate citizens in the community and strong advocates for social justice.

· Families will become more tolerant, more aware of communities outside their own and more culturally and civically engaged.

· Members of Boston’s diverse communities will experience the BCC’s transformative musical message and develop greater understanding and appreciation of differences.

Program Success Monitored By 

Pre- and post-season assessments and evaluations determine the level of singers’ progress in social competence, work habits, discipline and performance skills (in addition to progress in meeting national and state learning standards for singing and reading music). Singer attendance at rehearsals and performances is also measured throughout the year. Other tools to evaluate this program’s impact include: annual survey/meeting with BCC parents; focus groups with singers; exit interviews with non-returning singers; feedback instrument from partners and collaborators.

Examples of Program Success 
Thus far, 100% of our graduates have been accepted to college, or are on track to do so.
 
Jean, the mother of 10-year-old Nazeli, describes her child’s transformation:
 
Nazeli is a shy kid, not a very confident child, and very reserved. At the end of the first year in the choir, I saw a spark in her. Then throughout her whole second year, her confidence just bloomed and blossomed…Assistant Artistic Director Michele Adams was critical in bring Nazeli out of her shell and made her a leader among the group…The treble chorus is a large group, probably 20-30 kids, and Nazeli had to feel her way to be a part of it. Now, she’s one of the first to volunteer to sing a solo in front of a group. It’s mostly due to Michele pulling that leadership piece out of her, recognizing and encouraging it. Nazeli is a much more confident child. She expresses herself, and is able to say what she likes. It gives her such joy, and gives me happiness to see her this way.
 
BCC is happy to report that Nazeli advanced through BCC's program, and during her last year in Premier Choir served as co-President. This year she is a Freshman at Harvard University. 

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

The budget for tours and excursions varies from year to year depending on whether we are implementing a domestic or international tour. The budget therefore typically ranges from $50,000 to $200,000.

Management


CEO/Executive Director Dr. Anthony Trecek-King
CEO Term Start June 2015
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience Anthony began with BCC in 2006 as Artistic Director and was named President and Artistic Director in June 2015.
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience


Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Mr. David C. Howse July 2009 Mar
Ms. Annette Rubin Oct 2005 June

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Irene Idicheria Chief Program Officer --
Heather Rogers Director of Finance and Administration --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
A Celebration of World Voices International Youth Choir Festival; BCC only one of eight choirs and represented North America National Youth Choirs of Great Britain 2017
Community Award Peace Islands Institute 2016
Brazeal Wayne Dennard Award Chorus America 2015
ArtsFwd Business Unusual National Challenge EmcArts 2013
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Young Leadership Award Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries 2013
National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award Winner President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities 2013
National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award Finalist President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities 2012
Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence Chorus America 2011
Nonprofit Excellence Award Nominee Massachusetts Nonprofit Network 2010
Gabriel Award for Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert Television Program The Catholic Academy of Communication Professionals 2009

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

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

BCC benefits from strong leaders who have built a foundation for student achievement and have propelled BCC into becoming a multi award-winning organization in its first decade. Anthony Trecek-King, Artistic Director since 2006, now also serves as President, with support from senior leaders Heather Rogers, Chief of Staff & Operations and Ben Hires, Executive Producer & Chief Strategy Officer. Two BCC staff members are bi-lingual (Spanish and Mandarin/ Cantonese) and were intentionally hired to help us with recruitment and build stronger relationships with our singers and their families. It is our intention to translate recruitment and other materials into another 1-2 languages by next season.

Trecek-King continues to conduct BCC’s premier-level choirs, the Premier Choir and the Young Men’s Ensemble. The creation of two Associate Directors of Choirs positions, filled this year by Jason Holmes and Robbie Jacobs, allows Trecek-King the time to strengthen his external standing in the City and enhance BCC’s visibility and brand locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. At the same time, Holmes, Jacobs and other BCC artistic staff will be afforded a greater presence in the Boston Public Schools, further increasing BCC’s professional development work with teachers and impacting thousands of more students beyond BCC’s walls. Holmes will also lead efforts in exploring additional school partnerships that could lead to an expansion of BCC’s presence throughout the metropolitan area.

Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 13
Number of Part Time Staff 23
Number of Volunteers 100
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 93%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 10
Caucasian: 19
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 1
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 22
Male: 11
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan --
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy --
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. Allan Kiser
Board Chair Company Affiliation Fidelity
Board Chair Term July 2017 -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Krystal P. Banfield Ed. D Berklee College of Music Voting
Claudia Bell Mathis Consultant --
Taylor Bodman Brown Brothers Harriman Voting
Maureen Boisvert Community Volunteer --
Ms. Margaret E. Clough Loomis, Sayles & Company Voting
Susan Conkling Boston University College of Fine Arts --
Turahn Dorsey City of Boston --
Patricia Forbes Community Volunteer Voting
Alec Francesconi Consultant --
Michael Hunter Trinity Financial --
Ms. Jean Kanarian SMR Voting
Mr. Allan Kiser Fidelity Voting
Marjorie Malpiede Community Voting
Charlayne Murrell-Smith Boston Children's Museum Voting
Adam C. Powell IV Infinium Voting
Marjorie Ringrose Social Venture Partners, Boston Voting
Lisa Sheeler RhumbLine Advisers --
Joel Sherman McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton Voting
Linda Turnbull The Waldwin Group --
Karen Wallace Fidelity Investments --
Mr. Philip A. Weitzel CohnReznick LLP Voting
Linda Wondrack Fidelity Investments --

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 10
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 12
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 14
Male: 8
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
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
  • Marketing

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 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $2,273,291 $1,904,602 $2,006,826
Total Expenses $2,198,255 $1,990,824 $2,023,359

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$723,703 $924,537 $886,488
Government Contributions $54,700 $69,000 $36,300
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $54,700 $69,000 $36,300
Individual Contributions $868,949 $436,724 $500,975
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $448,832 $379,419 $482,907
Investment Income, Net of Losses $913 $8,831 $2,318
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind $171,549 $69,622 $90,226
Other $4,645 $16,470 $7,612

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $1,178,589 $1,149,959 $1,183,127
Administration Expense $519,161 $419,844 $367,488
Fundraising Expense $500,505 $421,022 $472,744
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.03 0.96 0.99
Program Expense/Total Expenses 54% 58% 58%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 30% 29% 33%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $1,500,492 $1,423,462 $1,239,584
Current Assets $1,033,156 $1,264,318 $1,062,860
Long-Term Liabilities $200,000 $5,164 $8,432
Current Liabilities $134,583 $327,425 $48,424
Total Net Assets $1,165,909 $1,090,873 $1,182,728

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
-- --
3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
-- --
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Financial Planning

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

Capital Campaign

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

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 7.68 3.86 21.95

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 13% 0% 1%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

The 2017 Audit was presented for Board approval on November 28, 2017. 

Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above is per the organization's audited financials. 

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?



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



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



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

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