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. We can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and by phone at 617-650-3434.
For a virtual tour of BAA’s school building, construction photos, and a construction live cam, please visit https://bostonartsacademy.org/who-we-are/new-building/
For the Building Our Future Campaign case statement, including naming opportunities, please Click Here!
Foundation Officers, Directors, and Staff
Lee Pelton, Chairman
Donna Harris-Lewis, Vice Chair
Evelyn Arana-Ortiz (P’15), Treasurer
Sean Curran, Secretary
Antoine J. Melay, Jr., Audit Committee Chair
Jeff Rosica, Marketing Committee Chair
Michael L. Bivins
Denella J. Clark (Ex Officio)
Ashley Webb Colleary
Sue Brady Hartigan
Steven D. Meyers
Talia Rivera (P’19)
Lisa K. Sussman, Ph.D.
Jerry Wheelock (P’20)
Jay Fee, Nelson Mullins, Pro-Bono Counsel
Sandra Gordon, Founding Chair
Denella J. Clark, President
Laura Alpert, Vice President of Philanthropy
Fred Covelle, Vice President of Finance
Susan Earabino, Director of Corporate Relations & Events
Mary Polli, Interim Director of Operations
Meghan Walsh, Director of Institutional Giving
Nancy H. Cao, Executive Assistant
Rahit “Rick” Datta, Accountant
Dolores Alves, Donor Relations Coordinator
Valerie Becker-Nogueira, Alumni Board Chair
Cheryl Sessler, Foundation Associate