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Chamber Music OC

 27 Bromeliad
 Irvine, CA 92618
[P] (949) 6790065
[F] --
www.chambermusicoc.org
[email protected]
Kevin Kwan Loucks
FOUNDED: 2012
INCORPORATED: 2014
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Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 46-2748155 --

Summary


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Mission StatementMORE »

Chamber Music | OC has emerged as one of the most dynamic classical music projects in the country dedicated to advancing the art of chamber music through performance, education, and community outreach. One of Chamber Music | OC’s primary objectives is to provide residents of the greater Southern California area with world-class chamber music performances presented by rising stars and established veterans in the classical music world. Performances feature different configurations of Trio Céleste collaborating with some of the most inspiring and influential musicians of our time – performers with unparalleled concert careers, recipients of top prizes at major national and international competitions, and Grammy Award-winning recording artists. Chamber Music | OC provides the highest level of artistic and professional guidance to young musicians living in the Orange County area through a variety of interactive opportunities with faculty members from some of the world’s most celebrated musical institutions, including The Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute of Music, and Yale University. Chamber Music | OC will also feature special collaborative projects integrating resident and guest artists with talented young musicians as part of the distinguished CMOC Young Artist Program. Using music as a means of connecting with diverse populations drives Chamber Music | OC’s commitment to community service. Chamber Music | OC aspires to make the benefits of music widely accessible through unique outreach projects in partnership with and tailored to the needs of local community organizations.

Mission Statement

Chamber Music | OC has emerged as one of the most dynamic classical music projects in the country dedicated to advancing the art of chamber music through performance, education, and community outreach. One of Chamber Music | OC’s primary objectives is to provide residents of the greater Southern California area with world-class chamber music performances presented by rising stars and established veterans in the classical music world. Performances feature different configurations of Trio Céleste collaborating with some of the most inspiring and influential musicians of our time – performers with unparalleled concert careers, recipients of top prizes at major national and international competitions, and Grammy Award-winning recording artists. Chamber Music | OC provides the highest level of artistic and professional guidance to young musicians living in the Orange County area through a variety of interactive opportunities with faculty members from some of the world’s most celebrated musical institutions, including The Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute of Music, and Yale University. Chamber Music | OC will also feature special collaborative projects integrating resident and guest artists with talented young musicians as part of the distinguished CMOC Young Artist Program. Using music as a means of connecting with diverse populations drives Chamber Music | OC’s commitment to community service. Chamber Music | OC aspires to make the benefits of music widely accessible through unique outreach projects in partnership with and tailored to the needs of local community organizations.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2017
Projected Expenses $35,000.00
Projected Revenue $35,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Education: Young Artist Program
  • Community Outreach
  • Performance

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Overview


Mission Statement

Chamber Music | OC has emerged as one of the most dynamic classical music projects in the country dedicated to advancing the art of chamber music through performance, education, and community outreach. One of Chamber Music | OC’s primary objectives is to provide residents of the greater Southern California area with world-class chamber music performances presented by rising stars and established veterans in the classical music world. Performances feature different configurations of Trio Céleste collaborating with some of the most inspiring and influential musicians of our time – performers with unparalleled concert careers, recipients of top prizes at major national and international competitions, and Grammy Award-winning recording artists. Chamber Music | OC provides the highest level of artistic and professional guidance to young musicians living in the Orange County area through a variety of interactive opportunities with faculty members from some of the world’s most celebrated musical institutions, including The Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute of Music, and Yale University. Chamber Music | OC will also feature special collaborative projects integrating resident and guest artists with talented young musicians as part of the distinguished CMOC Young Artist Program. Using music as a means of connecting with diverse populations drives Chamber Music | OC’s commitment to community service. Chamber Music | OC aspires to make the benefits of music widely accessible through unique outreach projects in partnership with and tailored to the needs of local community organizations.

Background Statement

Launched in 2012 by pianist Kevin Kwan Loucks and violinist Iryna Krechkovsky, Chamber Music | OC has established itself as one of the most dynamic classical music projects in the country dedicated to advancing the art of chamber music through performance, education, and community.
 
The Performance Division of Chamber Music | OC is designed to provide residents of Southern California with world-class chamber music recitals featuring rising stars and established veterans in the classical music world. Chamber Music | OC's distinguished guest artists include Emanuel Ax, piano; Colin Carr, cello; Yuri Cho, violin; Paul Coletti, viola; Robert deMaine, cello; Eugene Drucker, violin; Grace Fong, piano; the Jupiter String Quartet; Alan Kay, clarinet; Julian Martin, piano; and David Samuel, viola; and Trio Céleste.
 
The Education Division of Chamber Music | OC is anchored by the Young Artist Program, the only tuition-free program of its kind in Southern California. Open to exceptionally talented musicians between the ages of 12 and 25, the program provides a unique and comprehensive musical education that features chamber music coachings and performance classes, musicianship and eurythmics workshops, career development seminars, participation in distinguished guest artist master classes, community outreach performances, the Rising Stars Recital Series, and the Young Artist Honors Ensemble.
 
The Community Outreach Division of Chamber Music | OC aspires to make the benefits of music widely accessible through collaborations with local schools and community organizations. The program offers a range of single- and multi- session workshops designed to give participants the opportunity to enjoy and learn about how music can positively affect their well-being. Partnering organizations include the Irvine Adult Day Health Services, Kids Institute for Development and Advancement, Human Options, and the Orange County Childrens Therapeutic Arts Center.
 

Impact Statement

In just four years, Chamber Music | OC has established itself as one of the nation's most dynamic arts organizations. With its commitment to presenting world-class performances, unique educational opportunities for young musicians, and impactful community engagement through outreach, Chamber Music | OC has enriched the Orange County community while cultivating a new interest in classical music. Highlights from this season include three performances featuring internationally-acclaimed musicians William VerMeulen of the Houston Symphony, Philip Setzer of the Emerson String Quartet, and a performance in New York's Carnegie Hall; the expansion of the Young Artist Program, the only tuition-free program of its kind in the country; and renewed partnerships with the Irvine Adult Day Health Services, OC Children's Therapeutic Arts Center, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), and a shelter for victims of domestic violence to make the benefits of music more widely accessible.

Needs Statement

Chamber Music | OC has enjoyed a successful three seasons thanks to the ongoing support and generosity of the Orange County community. Last year we were able to bring world-class chamber music to thousands of Southern California residents, fully support the musical education of ten gifted Orange County musicians, and bring music to individuals who wouldn't ordinarily have access to it through our partnerships with other local community organizations. Our goal is to raise enough money to support all of our program activities for years to come. Our upcoming fifth season will include: three formal classical music concerts; the continued support of our tuition-free Young Artist Program, the only pre-college music program of its kind in Southern California; and additional Community Outreach engagements with local non-profit organizations.

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

Although classical music in the United States has a rich and varied history, crippling deficits, decades of falling attendance, and the industry’s inability to create sustainable revenue models threaten future prosperity. Industry leaders acknowledge these widespread issues but few are navigating them with much success; since the global recession of 2008, the industry has lost many prominent mid- and large-size classical music organizations including the Albuquerque Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Opera, Cleveland Opera, Connecticut Opera, the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra, Mercury Opera, Opera Pacific, Spokane Opera, and the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. National charitable contributions to the arts declined 8.2 percent from a high of $13.7 billion in 2007, and the number of visitors to core arts events such as opera, jazz, ballet, and art museums continues to decline with just 33.4 percent of Americans attending one of those in 2011. The performance segment of the industry, which is composed solely of nonprofit organizations, trends in a fairly uniform manner – operating incomes consist almost entirely on ticket sales that usually account for less than half the operating budget. Arts organizations are then forced to fill the gap through a combination of private and government support, direct sponsorships, or through state organizations or tax incentives that bolster charitable giving.
 
Unlike larger organizations, a gift big or small will significantly help us continue our amazing work in the Orange County community. Every level of support helps - it brings music to the underserved; it helps educate the next generation of young musicians; it inspires the community to embrace the arts and culture. Please consider being a part of the Chamber Music | OC family and make a difference today!

Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Donations can be made online at: http://www.chambermusicoc.org/contribute/ or by mail. Please make checks payable to "Chamber Music OC" and send to P.O. Box 51597, Irvine, CA 92619-9998.

You can always support Chamber Music OC by coming to performances and bringing friends to help spread the word. Don't forget to share your memories and pictures from events on social media! If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, please send us an email: [email protected] (internships available).

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County
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Organization Categories

  1. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Music
  2. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Arts & Culture
  3. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Arts,Culture & Humanities NEC

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Programs


Education: Young Artist Program

Chamber Music | OC’s Young Artist Program stands alone as the premier tuition-free program of its kind in Southern California. Open to exceptionally talented musicians between the ages of 12 and 25, the program provides a unique musical education that features chamber music coachings, performance classes, musicianship and Eurythmics workshops, career development seminars, participation in distinguished Guest Artist masterclasses, community outreach performances, The Rising Stars Recital Series, and a Young Artist Honors Ensemble.

Chamber Music | OC is advancing the art of string and chamber music playing by providing the highest level of artistic and professional guidance to young musicians living in the Orange County area through a variety of interactive opportunities with faculty members from some of the world’s most celebrated musical institutions, including The Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute of Music, and Yale University.
Budget  $28,180.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Music Instruction
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  Short-term success of Chamber Music OC's Young Artist Program is measurable by students' increased skill level on their instrument as observed by coaches at weekly coachings, increased confidence while playing with their peers, and increased self-awareness and development of listening skills that empower participants to form and articulate opinions about the music being performed while playing in groups. Playing in a chamber music group offers participants a unique opportunity to develop problem-solving and spontaneous decision-making skills which not only impact their musicianship, but are transferable skills that positively impact other areas of participants' lives.
Program Long-Term Success  Chamber Music OC's Young Artist Program will have a long-lasting impact on its participants. Students will learn how to collaborate with their peers and work together towards a common goal using team decision-making skills, articulate creative ideas, develop a stronger sense of self-awareness and awareness of others, and will develop a greater sense of self-confidence. The Young Artist Program is designed to nurture the talents of each student in order for each participant to reach his/her highest potential.
Program Success Monitored By  Program success for Chamber Music OC's Young Artist Program is measured primarily by direct feedback from students and parents who are participating in the program. Chamber Music OC is currently in its second season and already the number of people interested in participating in the program as increased dramatically. The success of the performers in master classes and concerts is a marker of the program's impact on these talented young artists.
Examples of Program Success  Participants in Chamber Music OC's Young Artist Program have had the opportunity to perform in master classes by several Distinguished Guest Artists including Emanuel Ax, Julian Martin, Alan Kay, and Eugene Drucker.

Community Outreach

One of the many goals of Chamber Music | OC is to make the benefits of music more accessible and approachable for the entire community. We offer a range of programs to community organizations and work together to meet the individual needs of each community partner. Our single- and multi-session workshops are designed to give participants the opportunity to enjoy and learn about how music can positively affect our emotional state. The workshops promote educational interactions through live music and are presented in a comfortable and safe environment. We are dedicated to bringing live classical music to audiences who might not otherwise have access to such events and have partnered with a range of organizations including OC Children's Therapeutic Arts Center, Irvine Adult Day Health Services, and a domestic violence shelter. Our goal is to develop and nurture meaningful relationships with community partners so that we can regularly bring these programs to people in need.
Budget  $4,500.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Music Performances Presenting
Population Served At-Risk Populations Elderly and/or Disabled Victims
Program Short-Term Success  Short-term success for our community outreach workshops includes satisfying the needs of each individual community partner. 
Program Long-Term Success  Ultimately, we hope to introduce as many people in Orange County as possible to the power of music in our lives. Our community outreach workshops are designed to show participants how they can use music to continually benefit their lives. Long term success will be measured by receiving continued financial support to provide these programs to the organizations we currently partner with, as well as expanding to serve the needs of new community partners. 
Program Success Monitored By  We are in regular contact with our community partners to receive feedback and make adjustments to our workshops as needed. Another measure of success is continued interest from our community partners in sustaining a relationship with Chamber Music | OC. 
Examples of Program Success  “As our clients are victims of domestic violence, they often have unbalanced emotions and a difficult time self-soothing. I have seen tremendous growth in the clients we help and a decrease in negative behaviors due to what the kids have learned from the workshops led by Chamber Music | OC. I hope that we can continue this collaboration so that we can help put an end to violence and provide safety, healing, and a way forward.” Andrew M. Children's Program Coordinator at a domestic violence shelter

“Thank you for such a great musical experience!  The participants [at Irvine Adult Day Health Services] enjoyed you tremendously. One of our participants that does not communicate very often, was one of the participants who documented how the music felt to him. Another participant’s family was thrilled to hear how he recognized the composers as you played the songs. Again, thank you for sharing your talent and kindness!” - Wendy G. Activities Coordinator at Irvine Adult Day Health Services

Performance

One of Chamber Music | OC’s primary objectives is to provide residents of the greater Southern California area with world-class chamber music performances presented by rising stars and established veterans in the classical music world. Performances feature different configurations of Trio Céleste collaborating with some of the most inspiring and influential musicians of our time – performers with unparalleled concert careers, recipients of top prizes at major national and international competitions, and Grammy Award-winning recording artists.
Budget  $38,840.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Musical Performances
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success  Chamber Music OC strives to introduce people in Orange County to world-class artists in classical music by bringing veterans in the field as Guest Artists. Short-term success is measured by successfully presenting three major performances each season. 
Program Long-Term Success  The ultimate goal of Chamber Music OC's Performance division is to become a cultural highlight in Orange County.
Program Success Monitored By  The success of Chamber Music OC's Performance division can be measured by the number of people who attend performances, audience retention, and the amount of private funds donated over time.
Examples of Program Success  Currently in its second season, Chamber Music OC has already reached thousands of residents in Orange County with its performances. The sold out opening concert of the second season shows that Chamber Music OC is already emerging as a cultural highlight in Orange County.

Management


CEO/Executive Director Kevin Kwan Loucks DMA
CEO Term Start 2012
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience
Artist-in-Residence; Co-Director, Summer Chamber Music Festival
UC Irvine
January 2012 – Present
Irvine, CA

Appointed Ensemble-in-Residence at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at UC Irvine in 2012, Trio Céleste (Pianist, Kevin Kwan Loucks; Violinist, Iryna Krechkovsky; Cellist, Ross Gasworth) works with both undergraduate and graduate music students providing chamber music coachings, master classes, orchestral training, and professional development seminars. The ensemble has organized numerous performance projects including The Complete Piano Trios of Beethoven and The American Music Project which will feature several world premieres and other established works by prominent American composers in June 2015.

Founder and Artistic Director, Chamber Music Series
Orange County Great Park
November 2011 – March 2013
Irvine, CA

Led and developed a series of eight interactive chamber music recitals spanning two concert seasons featuring world-class performing artists from all over North America. Programs featured educational interactions with the audience in the form of public workshops, lectures, and programs for kids.

Co-Founder; Principal Artist-in-Residence
The International Arts Mentoring Program
September 2010 – August 2011
Seoul, South Korea

The Education and Culture Association of South Korea created the International Arts Mentoring Project in 2010 to bring music performance and arts education to underprivileged children throughout Asia. Kevin was invited to lead and direct the artistic operations of the project that included the selection of over fifty children to take part in over two weeks of mentoring and formal concert performances throughout South Korea. The program included private lessons and master classes for pianists and string players, interdisciplinary performance projects that incorporated acting, dancing, and singing in small and large ensembles, and a week-long arts camp that culminated in a formal performance tour of the country.

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
Community Partnership Grant City of Irvine 2015

Affiliations

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External Assessments and Accreditations

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Collaborations

Chamber Music | OC collaborates with many organizations and institutions in Orange County in order to make the benefits of what our programs offer widely accessible. We collaborate with institutions including Soka Performing Arts Center, Chapman University, University of California, Irvine, and St. Margaret's Episcopal School for performance spaces and support for our distinguished Young Artist Program. The organizations we partner with through our Community Outreach department include OC Children's Therapeutic Arts Center, Irvine Adult Day Health Services, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Jewish Federation and Family Services, The Wooden Floor, and a local shelter for victims of domestic violence.

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 6
Number of Contract Staff 3
Staff Retention Rate % --
Staff Professional Development No

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: --
Asian American/Pacific Islander: --
Caucasian: --
Hispanic/Latino: --
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: --
Male: --
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Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? No
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No

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

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Mrs. Michelle Tuchman
Board Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Chair Term -
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. Ross Gasworth Chamber Music OC Voting
Mr. Ronald Harris -- Voting
Mrs. Joanne Kang Realtor Voting
Mr. Sukhee Kang Former Mayor, City of Irvine Voting
Dr. Iryna Krechkovsky Chamber Music OC Voting
Mrs. Beth Krom City Council Member, Irvine CA Voting
Dr. Kevin Kwan Loucks Chamber Music OC Voting
Dr. Ronald T. Randolph Retired Voting
Dr. Isaac D. Scherson UC Irvine Voting
Dr. Lisa Sparks Chapman University Voting
Mr. Daniele Struppa Chapman University Voting
Dr. Richert Wang UC Irvine Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr. John Corigliano The Juilliard School NonVoting
Mr. Eugene Drucker Emerson String Quartet NonVoting
Mr. David Finckel The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center NonVoting
Mr. Henk Guittart Royal Northern College of Music, Orlando Festival NonVoting
Mrs. Wu Han The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center NonVoting
Mr. Julian Martin The Juilliard School NonVoting
Mr. Robert McDonald Curtis Institute of Music, The Juilliard School NonVoting
Mr. Philip Setzer Emerson String Quartet NonVoting
Mr. Joel Smirnoff Cleveland Institute of Music NonVoting
Mr. Roger Tapping Juilliard String Quartet, The Juilliard School NonVoting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 3
Caucasian: 9
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 1
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 5
Male: 8
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 83%
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy No
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 30%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

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Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $35,000.00
Projected Expenses $35,000.00
Form 990s

2014 990(1)

2013 990(2)

2012 990(3)

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 --
Total Revenue $32,872 $39,055 --
Total Expenses $20,563 $20,185 --

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2015 2014 --
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $2,000 $0 --
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    State -- -- --
    Local $2,000 -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $26,301 $31,597 --
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $2,071 $3,956 --
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues $2,500 $3,500 --
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- $2 --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2015 2014 --
Program Expense $14,886 $18,599 --
Administration Expense $1,187 $1,176 --
Fundraising Expense -- $410 --
Payments to Affiliates $4,490 -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.60 1.93 --
Program Expense/Total Expenses 72% 92% --
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 1% --

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2015 2014 --
Total Assets -- $34,412 --
Current Assets -- $34,412 --
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities -- -- --
Total Net Assets -- $34,412 --

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 --
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities nan inf --

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 --
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets nan% 0% --
Endowment Value --
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
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? --

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

Due to its size, this organization files a 990N. This organization only has financials for one year. Summary financial data is per the financials provided by the organization and consultation with the organization.

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