The Boston Arts Academy Foundation
The Boston Arts Academy Foundation is a non-profit organization that was established in 1999 to raise essential funds for the school. Each year, the BAA Foundation raises between 35% and 40% of the school’s budget from private sources. The BAA Foundation helps bridge the gap between the school’s allocation from the Boston Public Schools, and the true cost of a high-quality education that is both arts-intensive and college preparatory. Support from foundations, corporations, and individual donors is critical to the school’s ability to offer a comprehensive arts and academic education. Without such support, our city’s young people, living in one of the cultural capitals of the world, would not be able to attend a public arts high school.
The Boston Arts Academy Foundation is an independent, registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. Our Tax ID is 04-3454898.
Foundation Officers, Directors, and Staff
Eve Rounds, Chair
Jim Supple, Vice Chair
Katie Umile, Treasurer
Richard Rudman, Secretary
Peter S. Amenta, M.D., Ph. D.
Michael L. Bivins
Ashley Webb Colleary
Antoine Junior Melay
Steven D. Meyers
Talia Rivera (P ’19)
Lisa K. Sussman, Ph.D.
Denella J. Clark, Executive Director
Meredith Eppel Jylkka, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
David Dines, Manager of Development Operations
Heather Minty, Manager of Annual Giving and Events
Helen Waters, Executive Assistant
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