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Emerson Umbrella Inc.

 40 Stow Street
 Concord, MA 01742
[P] (978) 371-0820
[F] --
www.theumbrellaarts.org
[email protected]
Claudia Bard Veitch
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INCORPORATED: 1982
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 04-2761964

LAST UPDATED: 01/30/2015
Organization DBA The Umbrella Community Arts Center
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

Our mission is to enrich lives and build a vibrant community through the arts. We inspire creativity, learning and personal growth through arts education programs, performing and visual arts presentations and community collaborations.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to enrich lives and build a vibrant community through the arts. We inspire creativity, learning and personal growth through arts education programs, performing and visual arts presentations and community collaborations.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2014 to June 30, 2015
Projected Income $1,338,000.00
Projected Expense $1,223,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Art Exhibitions
  • Arts Education
  • Community of Artists
  • Environmental Arts
  • Performing Arts & Events

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

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


Overview

Mission Statement

Our mission is to enrich lives and build a vibrant community through the arts. We inspire creativity, learning and personal growth through arts education programs, performing and visual arts presentations and community collaborations.

Background Statement

Built in 1929 as a high school and the town’s first steel-beamed structure, Emerson School has long been an important historic and architectural landmark in downtown Concord. The building served as a public school for more than five decades before it was deemed obsolete and insufficient for a growing student population. In the early 1980’s, a group of Concord volunteers and visionaries realized that the aging Emerson School building, slated for demolition, could be saved and converted into a community arts center. So, in 1982, The Umbrella’s founders obtained tax-exempt status as a private non-profit organization, and developed a detailed multi-use proposal for the building, which the Board of Selectmen approved in 1983. This agreement retains the spirit of the original deed, which states that the land will be used for education, and is still in place today. The Town of Concord retains ownership of the building, which it leases to The Umbrella Community Arts Center, which in turn is responsible for programming, operating, building maintenance, and capital improvement costs.
 
The Umbrella provides studio space for more than 50 artists, exhibition space in the gallery, and performance space for all disciplines in the 435-seat Theater. We offer classes and workshops for children and adults in four large teaching studios, events under the banner The Umbrella Presents, and community arts initiatives, including the Musketaquid Arts & Environment program.

Impact Statement

In the past year, The Umbrella welcomed over 20,000 people through its doors to participate in our arts education programs, gallery exhibitions, visual and performing arts presentations, and other collaborations. Our education programs enrolled over 1,200 children and adults in more than 200 classes and workshops. We received three Wicked Local Reader's Choice Awards for Theater, Family Entertainment and Summer Camp, were named Minuteman Arc Employer of the Year, and were were nominated in three categories for the Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theaters' Dash Award.
 
For the current year, we plan to strengthen and expand our program offerings, continue our ongoing efforts to ensure our financial stability, plan future capital needs and strategies, refresh our brand, image and identity, and continue to strengthen our leadership team.

Needs Statement

The Umbrella's five most pressing needs are to strengthen and expand our education, performing arts, and Musketaquid Arts and Environment program offerings; continue our ongoing efforts to ensure our financial stability; put building blocks in place for establishing a capital campaign; refresh our brand, image and identity; and continue to strengthen our leadership team.

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

STATEWIDE
GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA
METROWEST REGION, MA
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Organization Categories

  1. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Arts Education
  2. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Performing Arts
  3. Environment - Environmental Education

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

Art Exhibitions

Each year, Emerson Umbrella holds numerous shows in our gallery, including exhibitions of the works of regional, national and international artists, as well as local community service organizations. We also have an ever-changing display of student and professional artwork throughout our hallways.
Budget  --
Category  Visual Arts Exhibitions
Population Served Adults Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Program Short-Term Success  --
Program Long-Term Success  --
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success  --

Arts Education

The Umbrella provides high quality, innovative programming to adults, teens and children. Classes and workshops, taught by professional artists with years of teaching experience, are offered in a variety of disciplines and mediums, including visual arts, performance, history, and creative writing.
 
The Umbrella also offers award-winning summer and school vacation programs, as well as partnership and community outreach opportunities.
Budget  $280,000.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other General Arts Education
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adults Families
Program Short-Term Success 
The Umbrella is also in the process of establishing a model for before- and after-school programs in arts education. The focus is currently on local elementary schools in Concord/Carlisle.
Program Long-Term Success 
Through continued emphasis on innovative, interesting and high quality programming The Umbrella will establish a strong foundation in Concord as an anchor for the community.
Program Success Monitored By 
Success in FY 2013 is monitored by:
  • Increased institutional involvement
  • Increased enrollment in core programming
  • Positive feedback regarding before- and after-school programming from the Parent Teacher Group at its model school (Willard School).
Examples of Program Success 
Wicked Local awarded The Umbrella its Gold Level Reader’s Choice Award for Best Summer Camp in 2013.
 
The Umbrella developed new partnerships with The Concord Library, The Concord Museum, The Concord Recreation Department, and the Concord/Carlisle High School Rivers and Revolution Program.
 
The Umbrella successfully established before school programming at Willard School that will serve as a model for branching out to other elementary schools in the Concord/Carlisle district.

Community of Artists

Emerson Umbrella's community of artists--including 50 artists who rent studios in our building--adds tremendous vitality and inspiration and helps make our Center for the Arts a lively hub of diverse artistic activity. Our artists and tenants include painters, photographers, printmakers, potters, woodworkers, and poets as well as the Nature Connection, a non-profit organization.
Budget  --
Category  Artists-in-Residence
Population Served Adults Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens General Public/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success  --
Program Long-Term Success  --
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success  --

Environmental Arts

Our Musketaquid Arts & Environment program gives people of all ages opportunities to create art while exploring and learning about nature. Offering many events leading up to and during our popular Earth Day celebration and a variety of activities throughout the year, Musketaquid uses art to increase environmental awareness and action.
Budget  --
Category  Environmental Education
Population Served Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.) Adults Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens
Program Short-Term Success  --
Program Long-Term Success  --
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success  --

Performing Arts & Events

More than 11,000 people come to Emerson Umbrella each year to enjoy theater, music and dance performances, as well as events ranging from poetry readings, lectures and films, open mic nights, teen coffee houses and birthday parties. One of the most popular venues in the area, Emerson Umbrella has a 400-seat theater, a dance studio, and multi-purpose spaces used for smaller performances, rehearsals and meetings. In addition to our own performing arts series that includes outstanding musicals, dramas and cabarets, we host performances by more than 20 community organizations.
Budget  --
Category  Theatrical Performances
Population Served Adults Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Program Short-Term Success  --
Program Long-Term Success  --
Program Success Monitored By  --
Examples of Program Success  --

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Mr. Jerry Wedge
CEO Term Start Jan 2012
CEO Email [email protected].org
CEO Experience --
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Brian Boruta Performing Arts Director --
Jason Springer Director of Educational Programs --
Claudia Veitch Director of Development and Marketing --
Jerry Wedge Executive Director --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? Yes
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

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 8
Number of Part Time Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 324
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 10
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 7
Male: 3
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 6
Management Succession Plan --
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --
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 Ms. Allene R Kussin
Board Chair Company Affiliation Private Practice
Board Chair Term Jan 2013 - Jan 2015
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Owen Beenhouwer DRA/Drummey Rosane Anderson Inc. Architects --
Kathryn Burmon Emerson Umbrella --
Tete Cobblah The Fenn School --
Mr. Michael Goodwin Concord-Carlisle High School --
Ms. Elizabeth C Gross Friedman School, Tufts University --
Ms. Deanna Hargraves Art Space, Maynard, MA --
Frank Hill Greystone Consulting --
Kathy Reticker Acre Family Child Care --
Debra Rutter Community Volunteer --
Marc Silver Distrigas of Masssachusetts LLC/Neptune LNG LLC --
Jonathan E Smith Concord Academy --
Tony Williams Tony Williams Dance Center --
Deborah Yamin Marketing Consultant --

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
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 14
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 9
Male: 5
Not Specified 0

Board Information

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

Standing Committees

  • Audit
  • Board Development / Board Orientation
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Marketing

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2011 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2014 to June 30, 2015
Projected Income $1,338,000.00
Projected Expense $1,223,000.00
Form 990s

2013 Form 990

2012 Form 990

2011 Form 990

Audit Documents

2013 Audited Financial Statements

2012 Audited Financial Statements

2011 Audited Financial Statements

2010 Audited Financial Statements

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Total Revenue $3,140,512 $1,006,200 $947,802
Total Expenses $1,253,682 $1,040,433 $963,303

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $58,505 $5,680 $17,764
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $58,505 $5,680 $17,764
Individual Contributions $2,394,094 $376,238 $316,820
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $686,053 $623,474 $574,278
Investment Income, Net of Losses $1,860 $808 $1,148
Membership Dues -- -- $1,350
Special Events -- -- $36,442
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- -- --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Program Expense $782,717 $685,721 $720,686
Administration Expense $214,517 $130,654 $84,856
Fundraising Expense $256,448 $224,058 $157,761
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 2.51 0.97 0.98
Program Expense/Total Expenses 62% 66% 75%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 10% 59% 43%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Total Assets $3,667,300 $1,759,140 $1,301,919
Current Assets $2,771,083 $739,334 $272,430
Long-Term Liabilities $1,083 $2,584 $4,019
Current Liabilities $128,062 $105,231 $115,142
Total Net Assets $3,538,155 $1,651,325 $1,182,758

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
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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(If selected) --
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years
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 2013 2012 2011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 21.64 7.03 2.37

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2013 2012 2011
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above are per the organization's IRS Form 990s. Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.

Documents


Other Documents

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