BAA Foundation

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 a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. Our Tax ID is 04-3454898.

Foundation Officers and Staff

Eve Rounds, Chair

Jim Supple, Vice Chair

Katie Umile, Treasurer

Richard Rudman, Secretary

Michael L. Bivins

Jennifer Harrington

Steven D. Meyers

Talia Rivera

Susan Schechter

Kathy Sharpless

Lisa K. Sussman, PhD.

Denella J. Clark, Executive Director

Meredith Eppel Jylkka,Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

David Dines, Manager of Development Operations

Helen Waters, Executive Assistant

Helpful Links for Supporters

BAA Foundation IRS Form 990, 2015-16

BAA Foundation Audited Financials Statement, 2015-16

BAA Foundation 501(c)(3) Determination Letter

Donor Privacy Policy

BAA Foundation Whistleblower Policy

BAA Foundation Conflict of Interest Policy

BAA Impact Report, 2015-16


Boston Arts Academy Four Star Charity Navigator Rating