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Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University

 415 South Street, MS035
 Waltham, MA 02454
[P] (781) 7368685
[F] (781) 736-3925
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EIN 04-2103552

LAST UPDATED: 01/30/2015
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Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No



Mission StatementMORE »

The Institute on Assets and Social Policy (IASP) is not a separate legal entity, but is a research institute at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.  The information being provided relates only to IASP, although Brandeis will be the legal applicant/grantee.  The Institute's mission is to develop strategies, processes, and policy alternatives that enable vulnerable populations to build resources and access opportunities to live securely and participate fully in all aspects of social and economic life.  

Mission Statement

The Institute on Assets and Social Policy (IASP) is not a separate legal entity, but is a research institute at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.  The information being provided relates only to IASP, although Brandeis will be the legal applicant/grantee.  The Institute's mission is to develop strategies, processes, and policy alternatives that enable vulnerable populations to build resources and access opportunities to live securely and participate fully in all aspects of social and economic life.  

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2012 to June 30, 2013
Projected Income $1,079,823.00
Projected Expense $1,079,823.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Closing the Racial Wealth Gap and Building Economic Security
  • Evaluation of Compass Family Self Sufficiency Pilot Program
  • Metro Boston: Wealth Building and Closing the Racial Wealth Gap
  • Senior Economic Security: Evidence-Based Research Informing Policy, Practice, and Public Engagement
  • Study of Employment and Advancement of Racial, Ethnic and Linguistic Minorities for New Hampshire Health Profession Opportunity Project

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Mission Statement

The Institute on Assets and Social Policy (IASP) is not a separate legal entity, but is a research institute at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.  The information being provided relates only to IASP, although Brandeis will be the legal applicant/grantee.  The Institute's mission is to develop strategies, processes, and policy alternatives that enable vulnerable populations to build resources and access opportunities to live securely and participate fully in all aspects of social and economic life.  

Background Statement

The Institute on Assets and Social Policy (IASP) at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management conducts in-depth analyses that drive new evidence-based asset-building strategies and demonstrate impact. Our work is premised on the understanding that assets provide the tangible resources that help individuals move out of and stay out of poverty, as well as inspire effective individual, community, state and national actions through the belief that security, stability, and upward mobility are indeed possible. We highlight innovative human capital and wealth-building practices that have implications for personal and household asset building at all institutional and policy levels. New knowledge and insights help shape policy, systems change, institutional practices and public engagement. We strive to reduce barriers to asset formation, increase asset building opportunities for low-income and marginalized populations, and stabilize their assets and those of the middle class.

IASP partners with constituency organizations, foundations, the public sector, and non-profit organizations to pursue its work through evidence-based research, policy analysis, program evaluation, community engagement, organizational capacity building, and leadership development. The Institute receives direct funding from foundations, government, and non-profit organizations to advance its work, and benefits from university resources including infrastructure, libraries, and technology. IASP consists of eight professional staff, seven part-time staffers, some of whom are advanced doctoral students who serve as project managersand several doctoral and MPP students who support the work. Inclusive of the staff and lead graduate students is diversity by race and ethnicity, gender, socio-economic background, and age. Additionally, IASP is situated within the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, one of the nation’s best, and draws upon the breadth of knowledge and skill available for consultation and collaboration on project development and analysis.

Impact Statement

The past year’s accomplishments include: (1) Development of a new Middle Class Tracking Index, along with a recently released report “Tracking the Decline: Middle-Class Security in the 2000s” that documents changes in US middle-class security between 2004 and 2010; (2) Study of employment, retention and advancement of racial, ethnic and linguistic minorities focuses on workforce diversity opportunities and challenges in healthcare in New Hampshire; (3) Continued development of evidence-informed understanding of the increasing racial wealth gap and its sources, identifying and advancing policy solutions to reverse the trend; (4) Examining the long-term economic stability and risk of senior citizens and released “Medicare, A Vital Component of Economic Security for U.S. Seniors, Must Be Protected”, as part of a series of briefs "Living Longer on Less"; (5) Continued process and outcome evaluation of a pilot HUD Family Self- Sufficiency (FSS) program.

The goals:  1) increase knowledge and understanding among constituency groups of the sources and solutions to the racial wealth gap; 2) continue to develop and model the impact of policy recommendations on wealth inequality for seniors, communities of color, low-income;  3) develop new leadership for asset building through education and leadership training 4) identify and test strategies for improving the employment opportunities of communities of color through a focus on workforce and employer institutional change; 5) increase understanding and raise up best practices in institutional practices that advance asset building opportunities

Needs Statement

1. Enhanced personnel capacity--new positions--researchers, strategic communications, community educator. 2. Additional space to fit our current and growing portfolio. 3. Endowment: $3-5,000,000. 4. Portfolio balance to longer-term funding cycles. 5. Operational, Discretionary, and Reserve Budgets (as opposed to purely programmatic funding).

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Organization Categories

  1. Social Science - Social Science
  2. Community Improvement, Capacity Building - Community & Neighbourhood Development
  3. Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy - Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis

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



Closing the Racial Wealth Gap and Building Economic Security

This three-year initiative focuses on understanding how families use assets to achieve stability and mobility for themselves and their families, and the ways in which race and ethnicity impact those opportunities.  The work includes 140 longitudinal family
interviews, quantitative data analysis, and policy modeling. This program continues to build upon ongoing work of research and policy development on the Racial Wealth Gap and Economic Security across the Life-Course. Currently in its third year of work, this project focuses on bearing the fruits of previous years’ labor, specifically in the production of written work, including research briefs and a Color of Assets Forum that will impact program and policy development to close the racial wealth gap and build economic security for vulnerable families.
Budget  $250,000.00
Category  Social Science; General/Other
Population Served Minorities
Program Short-Term Success  Milestones for success in undertaking these activities for the third year of the project are: completed analysis of PSID neighborhood data; presentation of research findings at conferences; release of research products (briefs, chapters); expansion of strategic partnerships; reports cited, media interviews; stylized facts cited as state-of-the-art on racial wealth gap; racial wealth gap audit tool used to assess the impact of existing and new policies on the racial wealth gap.
Program Long-Term Success  The ultimate success of the project will be realized beyond year 3 and include: findings from research (book, series of reports, research briefs, journal articles) cited in field legislation, media Congressional testimony; dissemination of findings to asset field - presentations at conferences, targeted tour presenting findings to relevant organizations (universities, foundations, practitioners, think-tanks), release of research briefs and other publications through website; Findings from the project inform the asset field by discerning asset effects, capturing the effect of and the use of assets during the Great Recession, and measuring the impact on the racial wealth gap; reports become part of foundation for policies to close racial wealth gap; IASP among a handful of go-to organizations on racial wealth gap, wealth distribution, retirement security; racial wealth audit tool accepted in field as standard policy analysis lens.
Program Success Monitored By  During year 3 of this program, IASP will: complete second stage coding for all 140 interviews; conduct analysis of interviews for emerging themes concerning asset use, economic security and the racial wealth gap; analyze neighborhood level PSID data to examine residential segregation and the impacts on the wealth gap;  in-depth analyses of the major drivers of the increasing racial wealth gap; develop and test racial wealth audit.
Examples of Program Success  Increase our understanding of wealth effects, asset use and mobility, impact of structural constraints and opportunities; reveal how patterns of asset use and mobility compare within and between black and white, LMI and middle-class families and implications for the racial wealth gap; increase our understanding of the drivers of the racial wealth gap;  increase our understanding of how policies impact the racial wealth gap.

Evaluation of Compass Family Self Sufficiency Pilot Program

Aimed at helping low-income families build assets, the Compass Financial Stability and Savings Program (Compass FSS) is an innovative variation on HUD’s Family Self-Sufficiency program. Through successful partnerships with the Lynn and Cambridge, MA housing authorities, Compass Working Capital has designed a potentially higher impact model for the FSS program. In addition to the opportunity to accumulate savings in an escrow account (key component of the standard FSS program), Compass participants complete financial education classes and receive personalized financial coaching throughout the five year program. IASP was engaged in July 2010 to research and evaluate this pilot program through multi-year process and outcome evaluations and a preliminary assessment of the return on investment. Key research components are quantitative program data, pre- and post- program surveys, baseline and annual financial well-being surveys, and qualitative interviews of participants and staff.
Budget  $97,404.00
Category  Social Science; General/Other
Population Served Adults Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated
Program Short-Term Success  Evaluation of the first year of the Compass FSS program determined that emphasis on effective, targeted outreach and recruitment as opposed to limited, under-resourced communications in the standard FSS program resulted in an uptake rate of 20% of potentially eligible participants versus 5% for currently operating FSS programs. Analysis of participant level data has demonstrated that the Compass program’s financial education and coaching help participants develop asset building strategies and encourage employment resulting in over ⅓ of participants beginning to accrue savings in an escrow account. Qualitative interviews with participants report a heightened awareness of the importance of credit and a determination to increase credit scores as the first step to greater economic security. They also underscore the importance of ongoing, customized financial coaching to help participants reach core economic benchmarks, opposed to the standard case management focus on resource referrals.
Program Long-Term Success  The multi-year research study of the Compass FSS program will document whether this pilot version of HUD FSS results in better long-term financial outcomes for families than the standard FSS program and strengthens the ability of FSS to help families increase economic security.  The research results will increase understanding of the potential benefits of integrating savings and asset building strategies of financial education and coaching directly into the program design of housing-based interventions.  Documenting and reporting the impact of unique program elements and activities will provide important lessons for future nation-wide FSS policy and program development that can be employed to increase the benefits of this very promising, but underutilized federal program.
Program Success Monitored By  Key components of IASP’s research design for the evaluation of the Compass FSS pilot program are: (1) Participant level program data maintained in a customized Outcome Tracker database program; (2) Pre- and post- surveys of participants in the financial education workshops to measure change in financial aspirations and behavior; (3) Comparative data from baseline and annual participant responses to a well-researched and specially designed Financial Practices and Well-Being Survey; (4) Qualitative interviews of select representative program participants and the public housing authority and Compass staff involved in the program.
Examples of Program Success  Now in its third year, even though the outcomes of the will not be fully realized for several years, the initial results are very promising.  The program has seen notable successes in recruitment, enrollment and retention, positive participant outcomes in income, savings, and credit, as well as improvements in participants’ financial confidence and sense of economic well-being.  Early program outcomes have been documented in the first year report and the so-to-be released second year report.  Results have also been reported at a meeting of the FDIC’s Boston Alliance for Economic Inclusion and a research paper was presented at the annual CFED Asset Learning Conference.  This has contributed to the learning for FSS programs and the general field interested in integrating asset building into programs providing housing assistance.

Metro Boston: Wealth Building and Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

A skyrocketing racial wealth gap (rwg) significantly affects the economic future of MA families & particularly those in the metro Boston area where the majority of the state’s African American families & a substantial immigrant population reside. This project provides a concrete approach to advancing racial justice-closing the rwg. The work will increase constituent understanding about the sources & impacts of the rwg on their communities, with emphasis on positively addressing policies to build wealth & close the gap. They will develop policy analysis skills in understanding how to assess policies for their impact on the rwg so that policies will be constructed through the lens of enhancing equitable wealth-building opportunities for Boston’s low-wealth families & communities. We will work in close collaboration with Action for Regional Equity. The goal is to build evidence-informed constituency support for initiatives that transform the well-being of Boston’s low-wealth communities.
Budget  $100,000.00
Category  Social Science; General/Other
Population Served Minorities
Program Short-Term Success  Over 2 years IASP will develop partnerships, effective strategies, & seed the rwg information into the work of local organizations & constituencies to advance economic opportunity, racial equity, and asset development by 1-Establishing partnerships for policy analysis & narrative development (building strategic partnership with Action for Regional Equity (ARE) to initiate partnership & collaborative processes for constituency-based organization & communities to understand how the rwg impacts equity issues) 2-Engage partners to build an effective closing the rwg narrative that moves public opinion & engages racial justice constituency-building 3-Institutionalize & embed the rwg analysis. 4-Capstone public event for a rwg summit to review progress, products, actions & to commit to further engagement strategies. This initiative will advance constituency awareness & engagement to end the rwg through actions that enhance wealth-building opportunities for striving families and communities.
Program Long-Term Success  Closing the racial wealth gap (rwg) brings issues of state/local actions & practices, policy, & institutional dynamics into focus. Long term goal - increase policy impact by ensuring constituencies who ask, “what is the impact of the proposed policy or reform on the rwg?” & who have the tools & evidence to contribute to policy analysis, modification & accountability. This work will increase constituent sensitivities to policies that are rwg neutral, harmful, or transformational & will embed narratives that resonate with the available empirical data. 3 objectives frame this work: 1-Engage partners to build understanding in communities around the rwg, what drives it/ways to close it 2-Increase community awareness & engagement to change perceptions & policy impact by developing opportunities to integrate RWG into current focus issues/forums 3-Formalize the link between an assessment tool & process (ie RWG Audit & policy formation to decrease the RWG & increase racial equity).
Program Success Monitored By  Indicators include: staff and member participation in discussions to build leadership interest and understanding; member organizations build leadership and constituent commitment to engagement and planning which will result in outcomes such as: webinars, meetings, presentations, collaborative research, developing policy analyses on specific proposed solutions, other markers of active participation and engagement in the issues.
Examples of Program Success  (1) Strategic partnerships are established with two or more of ARE’s member organizations. (2) Improved understanding and awareness translated into concrete actions that result in education, organizational capacity building, institutional change, and policy support.  (3) Use of the RWG analysis, research and audit to screen constituency action and policy proposals for impacts on communities of color: evidence demonstrating how the analysis and audit findings shape action and policy frameworks at the community level; evidence that the rwg is a commonly used component of broader issue discussions and cases. (4) Active participation and growing leadership as demonstrated through the summit and follow-up commitments to continue and broaden the engagement.

Senior Economic Security: Evidence-Based Research Informing Policy, Practice, and Public Engagement

The purpose of this project was to strengthen the capacity of IASP to serve as a credible and reliable resource for advocates and policy makers promoting older adult economic security. IASP had three broad complementary areas of research and analysis yielding the following outcomes: (1) measuring older adult economic security, depicting trends of older adult economic security overall and analyses by race/ethnicity and gender,and modeling policy options (quantitative research based on national data sets), (2) understanding the experiences and choices of vulnerable older adults (qualitative research based on interviews), and (3) communicating information for public engagement to advance effective policies.
Budget  $250,000.00
Category  Social Science; General/Other Gerontology Studies
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens Elderly and/or Disabled
Program Short-Term Success  This project developed reliable, valid, empirically robust data that providea true picture of the risks and vulnerabilities faced by seniors today, and the prospects for future aging populations.  This evidence was cited in many different venues, including advocacy groups working towards a ensuring a secure retirement for all, used to inform policy and practice, and contributed to the public debates, particularly those about the Social Security program.
Program Long-Term Success  The research was designed for impact in three overarching areas: (1) Help to improve public understanding of the issues at stake around security and stability in retirement overall and the Social Security program specifically in order for older adults in or approaching retirement to take an active role in shaping their own future. (2) Provide evidence-based data framed in the lived experiences of real people that can be used by organizations and advocates to add value to their work and prepare them for public debate and discourse. (3) Reach and inform policymakers who are engaged in Social Security reform and help shape policy and drafted legislation.
Program Success Monitored By  IASP’s research reveals that economic insecurity has been rising dramatically in recent years among all seniors. Further analysis has shown that economic insecurity is most acute among certain vulnerable sub-populations, namely seniors of color and senior single women. During times of economic vulnerability, such as the one we are currently experiencing, immediate response to critical policy discussion has become more important. This information was presented in many different venues, ranging from academic conferences to practitioners, grassroots organizations and webinars. The information has also allowed for timely analysis and responses to current policy proposals, such as Senator Ryan’s proposed changes to the Medicare program allowed IASP to model its effect on the long-term economic security of senior households.
Examples of Program Success  IASP has successfully cultivated strategic partnerships to facilitate both the broad dissemination of our research and the engagement of those who can draw the attention of policy makers and advocates for policies to improve the well-being of older adults. Key criteria for strategic partnerships include those with strong outreach, communications, and constituency capacity and networks. Thus far we have been very successful in building and maintaining mutually supportive relationships with organizations whose strengths complement, but do not duplicate, our own.  Examples of project presentations by IASP Research Director include a keynote speech at the national N4A conference, and presentations at the American Society on Aging’s annual conference and at an NCOA-led webinar.  The results published in our research briefs have received media attention from numerous media outlets such as: The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Medical Daily, Policy Shop, Senior Housing News.

Study of Employment and Advancement of Racial, Ethnic and Linguistic Minorities for New Hampshire Health Profession Opportunity Project

The New Hampshire Office of Minority Health and Refugee Affairs (OMHRA) was awarded a federal grant to strengthen the health care workforce by training and placing minority and low-income individuals in high demand occupations.  To achieve this goal, OMHRA and its healthcare partners identified the need for greater collaboration with employers to create a more diverse workforce and foster greater recruitment, retention and advancement of racial, ethnic, and linguistic minorities. IASP is partnering with OMHRA to identify best practices for developing a diverse workforce and related career mobility pipeline in healthcare within New Hampshire. IASP will document strategies and outcomes and establish feedback mechanisms so the research findings can be utilized to inform and improve the NH Health Profession Opportunity Project (HPOP) performance and support longer-term statewide efforts for workforce diversity recruitment, retention, and advancement in healthcare professions.
Budget  $1,200,000.00
Category  Social Science; General/Other Diversity Studies
Population Served Minorities Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated
Program Short-Term Success  In the first year of the research study, IASP conducted an extensive review of the relevant research literature; interviewed New Hampshire healthcare leaders and community representatives to gain a better understanding of the current climate in the different healthcare sectors; designed interview protocols for healthcare employers, workers and job developers; and conducted the qualitative interviews and analyzed the findings.  These findings have been shared and discussed with OMHRA and HPOP contract staff and New Hampshire healthcare leadership.  Input has been received from many individuals and groups that will aid in charting the next steps of the research and identifying strategies for employer and community engagement as a result of the findings.
Program Long-Term Success  This research study is designed to focus on the employer side of the workforce development equation.  While other organizations are working on the ground to help low-income minority clients train and transition into the workforce, more and better information from healthcare employers and incumbent employees, as well as workforce development professionals, will establish a more complete picture of the employer climate and barriers to advancement that exist for minority workers.  Knowledge gained from interviews, meetings, and surveys will guide the development of data, resources, tools, and other products that will be instrumental in assisting healthcare employers to increase their workforce diversity and better support their minority workers and patients.  Though ACF’s University Partnership the results and products of the research will be made available for dissemination nationally and ultimately contribute to goals of the larger ACF initiative and the workforce development field.
Program Success Monitored By  To build relationships and learn the history and current issues being encountered by hospitals, community health centers, long-term care facilities, and home health care providers, IASP researchers conducted preliminary background interviews with five healthcare association leaders.  To learn more about the health care needs and experiences of the minority communities, researchers meet with four community representatives.  Information from these interviews assisted in designing the interview protocol for the qualitative study.
Examples of Program Success  Presentation of research findings and ensuing discussions with healthcare leaders and employers and HPOP staff has provided significant guidance for next steps for the research and strategies for further engagement.  Examples include: Analyze the HPOP program data to better understand the characteristics of minority participants and the pipeline of minority workers being created. Identify exemplary employer practices and policies in workforce diversity in NH and elsewhere that can appropriately guide diversity efforts in each health care sector. Research measures of organizational effectiveness tied to performance and sector standards that demonstrate “culturally effective organizations”. Work with industry associations to present information/strategies in newsletters, via webinars, or present executive education for members at meetings. Together with the community colleges, support the development of training on culturally effective organizations for managers and supervisors.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments



CEO/Executive Director Dr. Thomas Shapiro
CEO Term Start May 2006
CEO Email
CEO Experience Dr. Shapiro has directed IASP since May of 2006. He has been teaching and conducting research at the university level since 1978. He has managed large scale research projects and won foundation support for major research projects for over 25 years. He has served on local and national advisory boards, including the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Community Development Advisory Board and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s Equity Report Card Advisory Committee. He served as a Commissioner on the Massachusetts Asset Development Commission.
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 8
Number of Part Time Staff 7
Number of Volunteers 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 9
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 1
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 13
Male: 2
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

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

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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


Board Chair Mr. Malcolm L. Sherman
Board Chair Company Affiliation Gordon Brothers Group
Board Chair Term May 2007 - May 2013
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Henry J. Aboodi Alpine Resources, LLC --
Allen B. Alter CBS News --
Leslie Aronzon Community Volunteer --
Frances Bermanzohn Goldman, Sachs & Co. --
Jonathan G. Davis The Davis Companies --
Daniel J. Elkaim Global Hunter Securities --
Thomas L. Friedman The New York Times --
Michael G. Frieze Gordon Brothers Group --
Paul S. Grogan The Boston Foundation --
Martin J. Gross Sandalwood Securities, Inc. --
Stephen B. Hay Goldman, Sachs & Co. --
James F. Humphreys James Humphreys & Associates, L.C. --
Jonathon S. Jacobson Highfields Capital Management --
Daniel J. Jick High Vista Strategies --
Lawrence S. Kanarek McKinsey & Company, Inc. --
Ellen Lasher Kaplan Kaplan Consulting --
Dolores Kohl Dolores Kohl Education Foundation --
Meyer G. Koplow Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz --
Michael A. Koss Koss Financial Group --
Lisa R. Kranc AutoZone, Inc. --
George D. Krupp The Berkshire Group --
Frederick M. Lawrence Brandeis University --
Jeanette P. Lerman J.P. Lerman & Co. --
Stuart Lewtan Zintro, Inc. --
Barbara A. Mandel Community Volunteer --
Leslie Pearlstein Brandeis National Committee --
Louis Perlmutter Corporate Partners, LLC --
Bruce G. Pollack Centre Partners Management LLC --
Leonard A. Potter Salt Creek Hospitality, LLC --
Ronald A. Ratner Forest City Enterprises, Inc. --
Stephen R. Reiner Attorney/Consultant --
Adam Rifkin Barclays Capital --
Carol R. Saivetz MIT - Security Studies Program --
Michael J. Sandel Harvard University --
Malcolm L. Sherman Gordon Brothers Group --
Perry M. Traquina Wellington Management Company, LLP --
Barton J. Winokur Dechert LLP --
Rhonda S. Zinner Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation --
Paul M. Zlotoff Uniprop --

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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Robert Herbert Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos --
Melvin L. Oliver University of California --
Paula Paris JFYNetWorks --

Board 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: 9
Male: 36
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 35%
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

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Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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Fiscal Year July 01, 2012 to June 30, 2013
Projected Income $1,079,823.00
Projected Expense $1,079,823.00
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Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Total Revenue $1,239,178 $1,004,979 $359,067
Total Expenses $1,239,178 $682,584 $364,429

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$733,873 $673,394 $359,067
Government Contributions $234,860 $73,139 $0
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    State -- $54,389 --
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Individual Contributions $104,216 $76,446 --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue -- -- --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $166,229 $182,000 --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Program Expense $929,547 $580,212 $257,077
Administration Expense $309,631 $102,372 $107,352
Fundraising Expense -- -- --
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.00 1.47 0.99
Program Expense/Total Expenses 75% 85% 71%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

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Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
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Financial Planning

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Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
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Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
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Capital Campaign Dates -
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Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities nan nan nan

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2012 2011 2010
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets nan% nan% nan%

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in charts and graphs are per the organization's internal documents for the Institute itself.  Expense data is approximate based on staffing as compared with administrative costs.  The 990s and audits posted above are for Brandeis University.  


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.


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