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 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, Chairman
Donna Harris-Lewis, Vice Chair
Susan Schechter, 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
Sean Curran
Antoine J. Melay, Jr.
Shellee Mendes
Steven D. Meyers
Talia Rivera (P ‘19)
Jeff Rosica
Eve S. Rounds
Kathy Sharpless
Steven W. Tompkins
Jerry Wheelock (P ‘21)
Malik Yoba

Denella J. Clark, President
Laura Alpert, Vice President of Philanthropy
Fred Covelle, Vice President of Finance
Maureen Azor, Director of Relationship Development
Ruth Dinerman, Director of Institutional Giving
David Dines, Director of Operations
Heather Minty, Director of Corporate Relations & Events
Mark Paskind, Director of Individual Giving
Nancy H. Cao, Executive Assistant
Kelly Menjivar, Financial Associate
Dolores Alves, Data Entry Associate
Cheryl Sessler, Foundation Associate

Helpful Links for Supporters

BAA Foundation IRS Form 990, 2017-18

BAA Foundation Audited Financials Statement, 2017-18

BAA Foundation 501(c)(3) Determination Letter

Donor Privacy Policy

BAA Foundation Whistleblower Policy

BAA Foundation Conflict of Interest Policy

2017-18 Annual Report