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Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

The mission of the ArtsAlive Medford Foundation ("AAMF") is to enhance the quality of life in the City of Medford, Massachusetts by advancing arts, culture and history.  By providing financial assistance and being an advocate that promotes the arts community and nonprofit organizations, the Foundation aims to contribute to the cultural enrichment of the City and its citizens.

Mission Statement

The mission of the ArtsAlive Medford Foundation ("AAMF") is to enhance the quality of life in the City of Medford, Massachusetts by advancing arts, culture and history.  By providing financial assistance and being an advocate that promotes the arts community and nonprofit organizations, the Foundation aims to contribute to the cultural enrichment of the City and its citizens.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2016 to Dec 31, 2016
Projected Income $25,000.00
Projected Expense $5,640.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Arts Matter in Medford

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Overview

Mission Statement

The mission of the ArtsAlive Medford Foundation ("AAMF") is to enhance the quality of life in the City of Medford, Massachusetts by advancing arts, culture and history.  By providing financial assistance and being an advocate that promotes the arts community and nonprofit organizations, the Foundation aims to contribute to the cultural enrichment of the City and its citizens.

Background Statement

The City of Medford, situated along the banks of the Mystic River, is a historical city with a diverse population of over 57,000 residents. There are more than 20 local organizations actively involved in the community in promoting arts, culture and history but funding resources for their programs, services and staffing are limited. The motivation for organizing ArtsAlive Medford Foundation has been driven by changes in recent years, particularly an influx of families with children and young professionals moving into Medford, more diversity in the community, and the formation of grassroots organizations that are more involved in the quality of life in the community. These changes have brought about public conversations expressing their interest in artistic and cultural programs in Medford.

More than 60% of all nonprofit organizations in this country have revenue of less than $100,000 (of which many only have funds of less than $50,000) and these organizations are competing for fewer dollars. These "small" nonprofits focus on local needs and are faced with having staff and volunteers spend considerable time doing fundraising. The well-known grant making organizations such as Barr Foundation and The Kresge Foundation typically fund national development nonprofit organizations involving large community revitalization initiatives. Our goal is to work in partnership with local artists, art-based nonprofits, public schools and the Medford Arts Council to provide to the extent possible some of the financial needs that exist. The Medford Arts Council is the lifeline for many artists, art programs for schools, nonprofits, etc. however, their allocations have been cut dramatically, and every year, organizations such as MASSCreative work with local nonprofits to advocate for at least level funding for the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The Officers and Board of Directors of AAMF are knowledgeable and experienced with the arts community and are actively involved in key positions of art-based nonprofits in Medford. We participated in a survey conducted last year at an Arts Summit in November 2015 by the Medford Arts Council that clearly demonstrated the community is interested in having more arts and cultural events, festivals, music and dance performances, and we are passionate about supporting this movement.

Impact Statement

Our initial accomplishment was the formation of AAMF, incorporated on February 10, 2016 so we can move forward with our mission. Our goal for this year is to focus our financial support on arts, cultural and historical programs that are underfunded, i.e. programs that benefit teens and children, innovative programs produced by local organizations, such as the Medford Arts Center, Inc, the Medford Historical Society and Museum, and programs created by individual artists. Our objective is to assist at least 5 programs during the remainder of 2016.

This update on July 19, 2016 is about the grants awarded by AAMF since its inception in the past few months.
** Awarded $1000 to assist playwright and actress Laura Duggan for writing and enacting "The Ghost of Lydia Child"  that she will perform on October 16th during Arts Across Medford.  Ms. Duggan is also planning to present this play in some of the public schools as a history lesson. 
**  An award of $400 was given to the Medford Public Library, Teen Department to fund "UNPLUG" a 6-week program beginning when schools reopen.  This brings teens together for arts and crafts, encourages them to put down their iphones, tablets, etc and to create something with their hands, to recognize the library as a place for them to have fun, a place for transformation.
**  AAMF has awarded $1250 in support of the Art Bus program in Medford.  The nonprofit Medford Arts Center, Inc is purchasing a bus (cost $2500) and seeking donations to pay for this.  The bus will be refurbished by the Medford Vocational Technical School into a mobile arts studio, library, mini-theatre, etc to bring creative and educational activities to neighborhoods and children throughout the city.
 
 
With additional revenue from grants and donations, the goal of the AAMF is to provide at least $10,000 in funding to the Medford arts and culture community in each of the next two years.
 
 

Needs Statement

 

AAMF was founded with a generous major gift and individual donations. Our goal is to secure additional grant funding of $15,000- $30,000 to maximize the financial assistance we can provide. Funding from AAMF will range from support to individual artists who may only need a few hundred dollars to carry-out an innovative program, to more significant funding to help support emerging new programs organized by arts, cultural and historical organizations in Medford. Many arts and cultural programs depend on funding from the Medford Arts Council, but the Council’s annual allocations from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the City of Medford fall short of the needs in our community. A recent study by the Council determined that "for more than 15 years the amount of money requested has been more than 50% greater than what was available. Medford Arts Council has never had enough grant money to fulfill community requests." Our goal is to help fill this gap, as well as provide financial assistance to our local arts and culture based nonprofit organizations and artists who are working to respond to our community’s growing interest in public art, city-wide festivals, music events, pop-up galleries, environmental installations and more.

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

As the Founder and President of ArtsAlive Medford Foundation Inc, I have been engaged in volunteer work and the management of nonprofits for the past 25 years, mainly with arts and cultural organizations.  AAMF is the only privately funded organization in the City of Medford founded exclusively to support local arts and cultural activities with financial assistance.
Our mission is unique as it has been founded by private citizens who are personally involved with the arts community and wish to enhance the quality of life in the city.

Geographic Area Served

NORTHEAST REGION, MA
Medford, Massachusetts  02155-4861

Organization Categories

  1. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Alliances & Advocacy
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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

Arts Matter in Medford

To provide financial support to the arts community (i.e., individual artists, local art-based nonprofits) where there is a need for additional funding to carry-out  programs that will benefit the community.
Budget  $5,640.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other History & Historical Programs
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families Elderly and/or Disabled
Program Short-Term Success  If there is measurable growth in the arts community or in an annual program presented by a nonprofit organization as a result of the AAMF program,
Program Long-Term Success  The goal of this program is to broaden the presentation of artistic and cultural programs and promote access to the arts, culture and history for a broad range of citizens in the community. In particular, to support programs and events that are free of charge to all residents, such as historical lectures, events at the Medford Public Library, performances at the Chevalier Theatre, films at Sanctuary UCC. and local festivals such as CACHE in Medford's Mystic River Celebration.
Program Success Monitored By  The impact of our program will be monitored by conducting surveys with attendees of projects that are assisted with funding and by interviews with the organizers of the projects.
Examples of Program Success  As a new nonprofit organization, AAMF does not yet have any actual data.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

The mission of this nonprofit organization is to provide financial support and advocacy for local arts and cultural programs.  Our challenge will be to raise sufficient funds to carry-out our mission and to carefully choose the programs we will support.

Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Mary T. Marquebreuck
CEO Term Start Feb 2016
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience
Retired.  Harvard University (Corporate Appointment).  Director of the Office of Research Contracts.  Twenty-five years service. 
Retired.  Dana Farber Cancer Institute.  Assistant Finance Director, Research Contracts and Grants  Eight years service. 
Founder of two nonprofit organizations:  CACHE in Medford (2010) and Friends of Chevalier Auditorium and Gene Mack Youth Center (1993)
Board Member:  Medford-Brooks Estate Land Trust and the Chevalier Theatre Organ Society
Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year 2007
 
 
 
 
 
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Collaborations

Our collaborations will mainly be with local artists and musicians; nonprofit organizations in Medford such as the Medford Arts Council, Medford Boys & Girls Club and the Chevalier Theatre; the City of Medford; and local business owners.

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Staff Information

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

Staff Demographics

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

Plans & Policies

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

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
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 Ms. Mary T. Marquebreuck
Board Chair Company Affiliation Harvard University-retired
Board Chair Term Feb 2016 - Jan 2019
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Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mrs. Edna Golini Community Volunteer Voting
Mr. Ronald J. Golini CFO Harmonic Drive Voting
Mrs. Lisa Hughes Consultant Voting
Ms. Mary T. Marquebreuck Retired Voting
Mrs. Allison Shvonski Medford City Hall, Executive Assistant: Liaison to Cultural and Business Community Voting
Ms.. Laurel Siegel Attorney Voting

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Advisory Board Members

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Mr. Christopher Golini V.P. Wells Fargo NonVoting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 6
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 5
Male: 1
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 50%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

As a new organization, we expect to be experiencing a learning curve in the coming year.  However, our Board members are a talented and intellectual group with a wide range of experience in finance, management, fundraising, marketing, and organizational skills  including an attorney, chief financial officer of an international company, a retired corporate appointee at Harvard University, Board member with a M.A. in Community Arts, a consultant, and a community leader .  We are well prepared to manage any challenges and go forward with our mission.  

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Financials


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Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2016 to Dec 31, 2016
Projected Income $25,000.00
Projected Expense $5,640.00
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Percentage(If selected) 0.0%
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? 0.00

Capital Campaign

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

The organization was newly established in February 2016, so we do not have actual financial data to present.  Information will be posted to our profile following the completion of our fiscal year ending in December 31, 2016.

Foundation Comments

The organization received its nonprofit status, per the IRS, in April 2016, as reflected in the IRS Letter of Determination posted above. As such, a full year of financial data will be posted when it becomes available.

Documents


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