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Tustin Area Council For Fine Arts

 PO Box 145
 Tustin, CA 92781
[P] (714) 518-5519
[F] --
www.tacfa.org
[email protected]
Robert (Bob) Machado
FOUNDED: 1992
INCORPORATED: 1992
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Organization DBA TUSTIN AREA COUNCIL FOR FINE ARTS
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 33-0482957 00000

Summary


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Mission StatementMORE »

The Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts (TACFA) funds and administers programs which expand the arts in the greater Tustin, California area, and enriches the entire community. TACFA subsidizes elementary students’ participation in art programs, provides educational scholarships, supports students’ creativity and interest in the arts, and produces an annual affordable and live production of a classic Broadway musical at a local outdoor venue.

Mission Statement

The Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts (TACFA) funds and administers programs which expand the arts in the greater Tustin, California area, and enriches the entire community. TACFA subsidizes elementary students’ participation in art programs, provides educational scholarships, supports students’ creativity and interest in the arts, and produces an annual affordable and live production of a classic Broadway musical at a local outdoor venue.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $225,405.00
Projected Revenue $239,425.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Broadway in the Park
  • Student Art Invitaional
  • Art Educatrion in schools
  • Barbara Benson Memorial Scholarships
  • Koncerts For Kids

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Overview


Mission Statement

The Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts (TACFA) funds and administers programs which expand the arts in the greater Tustin, California area, and enriches the entire community. TACFA subsidizes elementary students’ participation in art programs, provides educational scholarships, supports students’ creativity and interest in the arts, and produces an annual affordable and live production of a classic Broadway musical at a local outdoor venue.

Background Statement

The Tustin Area Council For Fine Arts was founded in 1992 by a group of community members recognizing the need for supporting the arts in the greater Tustin community. The organization raised money that provided scholarships for seniors who were going on to continue their art education and developed a student art invitational that was opened to all middle and high school art students to encourage their artistic talents. The organization recognized the need to expose the community to the arts. To this end, TACFA began it’s annual Broadway in the Park which provides professional musical productions in the Park at affordable ticket prices to allow families to experience a full length Broadway production. The organization offers grants to local artists and art organizations as funding becomes available. When funding for art education at the elementary school was cut back, TACFA recognized that this was a need that it could help with. TACFA then worked with the title one elementary schools to provide some art education for these schools. Today, TACFA has 12 programs which impacts the greater Tustin community. These include Broadway in the Park, Student Art Education, Student Art Invitational, Barbara Benson Memorial Scholarships,  Tustin Art Walk and Smile Tustin, photography contest, Koncerts for Kids, Viewpoints: Orange County, Tustin Art League, Voices of Tustin, , Access to the Arts and Art in Public Places (Art scapes).


Impact Statement

The following is a list of our accomplishments this year:

1. TACFA was able to underwrite Broadway In the Park to enable the ticket prices for the musical to remain affordable to the general public to attend.

2. TACFA was able to pay for art education in nine title one elementary schools, benefiting over 5,000 students.

3. TACFA was able to successfully hold the annual student art invitational which showcases and rewards the artistic talents of Tustin public and private middle and high school students.

4. TACFA was able to award six scholarships to graduating seniors in the Tustin area to further their education in the visual and performing arts.

5. TACFA was able to provide transportation for 1100 4th grade students  to attend the Koncerts For Kids last year.


Needs Statement

Our greatest needs are as follows:

 

  1. The need for art instruction at ten title one elementary schools due to the lack of school based art instruction. The cost for implementing this is $6,000 per school.
  2. The need to provide art supplies for middle and high schools to allow students to enter the annual Council’s Art Invitational.  The cost for these items are $75 for middle school teachers and $125 for high school teachers. This year the art show included 12 middle and 12 high school teachers.
  3. The need to underwrite scholarships for seniors attending colleges and universities.  The cost for each scholarship is $2,000.
  4. The need to underwrite the annual Broadway in the Park to ensure that ticket prices are affordable for the public.  Sponsorships start a $300 to $15,000 to help underwrite the program.
  5. The need to underwrite grants for local artists and art organizations. The cost for each grant varies from $500 to a maximum of $5,000.
  6. TACFA is always looking for new board members to assist with the work to implement our mission.

 


CEO Statement

We have no CEO or Executive Director.  We are an all volunteer non profit organization.  All our board members support our mission financially and with their leadership skills.  Our loyal donors are of utmost importance to our success each year as they fund our programs.  We have developed a good working relationship with our community in order to continue to Bring Art to the HeArt of Tustin. 

Board Chair Statement

Founded in 1992, the Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts (TACFA) funds and administers programs which expand the arts in the greater Tustin, California area, and enrich the entire community. The Council raises funds through individual and corporate contributions and fundraising events. These funds subsidize elementary students’ participation in art programs, support students’ creativity and interest in the arts, and allow TACFA to produce an annual affordable and live production of a classic Broadway musical at a local outdoor venue.

While practicing sound fiscal management and keeping operating costs low, the Council is continually expanding existing programs, seeking new revenue streams, and investigating new programs that will create community through the arts. Over 95% of donations go directly to our prograns.


Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Donations can be mailed to PO Box 145, Tustin CA 92781.  We encourage you to explore they many volunteer opportunities at TACFA.  We have close to 150 volunteers that volunteer 4 or more hours at our annual Broadway in the Park event.  We also have our wonderful Encore! group that volunteers more regularly as well as our all volunteer board of directors. Broadway in the Park is a great opportunity for local businesses to gain exposure by providing cash and in-kind sponsorship.  For more information go to our website, TACFA.org

Geographic Area Served

South Orange County
Central Orange County
Geographic area encompassed within the Tustin Unified School Boundaries.  This includes the city of Tustin, and portions of the cities of Irvine and Santa Ana and unincorporated portions of Orange County.

Organization Categories

  1. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
  2. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Arts Education
  3. Youth Development - Fund Raising & Fund Distribution

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Programs


Broadway in the Park

* Broadway in the Park -This program is a professionally produced Broadway musical that is held for five nights annually in August at a local Tustin park.  With the support of sponsors, we are able to offer ticket prices affordable for families to attend and experience a full length musical that they may not have been able to attend.  The program attracts 4,000 to 5,000 patrons and involves the the whole community to promote and support it.
Budget  $120,000.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Theater
Population Served Families General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success  Our short term goal is to at least break even in the costs to produce the musical.
Program Long-Term Success  Long term goal is to provide the community, a professionally produced musical that is accessible to all of the community at low cost.
Program Success Monitored By  The program is monitored by the board on an annual basis.
Examples of Program Success  --

Student Art Invitaional

The Student Art Invitational is an annual art contest that is open to all middle and high school public and private schools students that reside within the Tustin Unified School District boundaries.  It is held every April.  It is a judged contest with monetary awards to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd places and best of show.  TACFA also provides stipends to the teachers that support the program,
Budget  $3,000.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Visual Arts Exhibitions
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  Short term success for us is the increase in the number of entries and schools involved in the invitational. 
Program Long-Term Success  Long term success for us is the knowledge that this program encourages the students to continue to develop their talents in the arts. 
Program Success Monitored By  The winners of the art invitational are recognized at a community program that is open to the parents of the winners and the community.
Examples of Program Success  --

Art Educatrion in schools

Student Art Education is a program that provides art education for currently ten title one elementary schools in the Tustin Unified School District.  This is the only art instruction many of the students receive.  TACFA contracts with art companies to present interactive assemblies to introduce a famous artist, then followup with classroom instruction to produce an art project related to the artist. 
Budget  $19,000.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other General Arts Education
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Program Short-Term Success  Being able to provide this program to 5000 students.
Program Long-Term Success  Our long term success is to be able to continue to provide these programs to the schools as long as school based art education is not provided by the school district.
Program Success Monitored By  This program is reviewed periodically by the board and annually for budgeting.
Examples of Program Success  --

Barbara Benson Memorial Scholarships

Named for long-time community supporter, TUSD School Board member and TACFA Board member, Barbara Benson, these annual scholarships are awarded to TUSD high school seniors who will further their arts education in a post-secondary institution.  
Budget  $12,000.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other General Arts Education
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  Short term success is that we are able to enable students to continue their education at a post-secondary institution.
Program Long-Term Success  The long term success is to see these graduating seniors complete their education in the arts. 
Program Success Monitored By  This program is monitored to determine how many scholarships to be awarded on an annual basis.
Examples of Program Success  --

Koncerts For Kids

Koncerts for Kids is a specifically designed multi-media program for fourth grade students incorporating both music and art. They experience music, performed by a large symphony orchestra, from a variety of genres including classical, jazz, opera, film scores from Hollywood and the music of Broadway.  TACFA provides the transportation to the venue for the students, teachers, and chaperones.
Budget  $1,900.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Music Appreciation
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Program Short-Term Success  Short term success is measured on the feedback we get from the teachers whose 4th grade classes attend the concert.
Program Long-Term Success  This program provides to 4th grade elementary students the opportunity to enjoy and learn about symphonic music in a live theater setting.  The organization would like to expand this to all 4th graders in the district.
Program Success Monitored By  This program is reviewed on an annual basis by the board
Examples of Program Success 
This year we expanded the program to include 2 more schools
 

Management


CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Kim M. Debenedetto
CEO Term Start Jan 2018
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Kim Debenedetto is currently president of the Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts . She is on the Tustin Street Fair and Chili Cook Off Committee - in charge of People’s Choice Judging and Awards. She is co-chairing the Mock Interviews for the Miss Tustin Scholarship Competition to help prepare the contestants for their real interview at the competition.  Kim is also y the Historian for the Tustin branch of a teacher service organization, Delta Kappa Gamma.  She mentors a Tustin High School student for the past three years through Tustin Public Schools Foundation program, College Connect. Kim  supervises student teachers during their assignment for Hope International University in the Education Dept.

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
robert Machado Jan 2015 Dec 2017
Bonny Atzeff Jan 2013 Dec 2014

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 150
Number of Contract Staff 0
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: --
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

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

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? N/A
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

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

The Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts is a local non-profit in the Greater Tustin Area. Our mission is to develop, showcase, and support the arts in our community. We presently oversee and support twelve music and art programs that develop the fine arts for both students in our schools as well as adults within our community.

Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Ms. Kim Debenedetto
Board Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Chair Term Jan 2018 - Dec 2019
Board Co-Chair Ms. Bonny Atzeff
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term Jan 2015 - Dec 2017

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Jonathan Abelove Governing Trustee Tustin Unified School District, Business Owner Voting
Jennifer Acuna community volunteer Voting
Bonny Atzeff Dental Front Office Professional and Tustin volunteer TACFA and Assistance League of Tustin Voting
Diane Aust retired teacher and administratir, Delta Kappa Gamma (Society for Outstanding Women Educator, community volunteer Voting
Libby Buckley Member & past president - Tustin Area Woman's Club, President of Orange District, General Federation of Women's Clubs, Member of two chapters of the Guilds of Segerstrom Center for performing arts Voting
Betty Carle Office Manager - RGL Forensics, Owner, Brushstrokes - The Paint & Party Place Voting
Cathy Crair Retired college faculty. Marketing and management consultant.,Previous board member of San Juan Capistrano equestrian coalition Voting
Kim De Benedetto adjunct assistant professor for Hope International University and comunity volunteer Voting
Wendy Greene Retired Teachee, TCF advisory committee, , TAWC board,, TAHS board and the Legacy Foundation board Voting
Adele Hueur -- Voting
Ellen Kirwan -- Voting
Erin Kociela Realtor, First Team Estates, Tustin Voting
Patricia Machado Retired school administrator, Tustin Dollars for Scholars board member, AAUW and community volunteer Voting
Robert Machado Retired Computer S/W engineer; Board member of TUstin Public Schools Foundation Voting
Jeff Meyers -- Voting
Kelly Meyers Tustin Dance Center Voting
Eligia Nicolai Retired educator, TUSD; Pres. Soroptimist International SantaAna/Tustin; Board member, Santa Ana Public School Foundation (SAPSF), Voting
Tony Wong BADU networks 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
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 15
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 14
Male: 4
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 95%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

  • Board Development / Board Orientation
  • Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
  • Executive
  • Membership
  • Program / Program Planning
  • Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)

Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $239,425.00
Projected Expenses $225,405.00
Form 990s

2017 Tax Return

2016 Form 990

2015 tax report

2014 tax return

2013 Tax return

2012 Tax return

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $235,061 $216,545 $169,285
Total Expenses $216,321 $200,528 $215,929

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$124,657 $102,681 $85,982
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- $0
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- $0
Earned Revenue $96,118 $104,009 $73,820
Investment Income, Net of Losses $1,741 $231 $266
Membership Dues -- -- $0
Special Events $12,545 $9,624 $9,217
Revenue In-Kind -- -- $0
Other -- -- $0

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $200,054 $191,502 $203,329
Administration Expense $16,267 $9,026 $12,600
Fundraising Expense -- -- $0
Payments to Affiliates -- -- $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.09 1.08 0.78
Program Expense/Total Expenses 92% 95% 94%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $99,931 $83,691 $65,174
Current Assets $99,387 $83,691 $64,629
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- $0
Current Liabilities -- $2,500 $0
Total Net Assets $99,931 $81,191 $65,174

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities inf 33.48 inf

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value $8,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
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? No

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.

Documents


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