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.
During construction of Boston Arts Academy’s new facilities, the Boston Arts Academy Foundation is temporarily located at 45 Temple Place, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02111.
Foundation Officers, Directors, and Staff
Lee Pelton, Chair
Eve Rounds, Vice Chair
Antoine Junior Melay, Treasurer
Richard Rudman, Secretary
Jennifer Harrington, Marketing Committee Chair
Lisa K. Sussman, Ph.D., Nominating Committee Chair
Peter S. Amenta, M.D., Ph. D.
Michael L. Bivins
Ashley Webb Colleary
Diane Guerrero (BAA ‘04)
Steven D. Meyers
Talia Rivera (P ’19)
Steven W. Tompkins
Denella J. Clark, President
Laura Alpert, Managing Director
Lilee Dethchan-Manibusan, Director of Finance and Administration
Ruth Dinerman, Director of Institutional Giving
David Dines, Director of Operations
Ronald Vigue, Director of Corporate Relations
Heather Minty, Associate Director of Annual Giving and Alumni
Kelly Menjivar, Finance Associate
Nancy H. Cao, Executive Assistant
Cheryl Sessler, Development Associate
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