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 2 Charlesgate West, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02215. We can be reached by email at email@example.com 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
Jeff Rosica, Chairman
Donna Harris-Lewis, Vice Chair
David Felton, Treasurer
Sean Curran, Secretary
Ashley Webb Colleary, Marketing Committee Chair
Antoine J. Melay, Jr., Audit Committee Chair
Michael L. Bivins
Denella J. Clark (Ex Officio)
Joseph P. Hanley, Esq.
Steven D. Meyers, Esq.
Dawn Perry, Esq.
Lisa K. Sussman, Ph.D.
Jerry Wheelock (P’20)
M. Lee Pelton, Lifetime Chairman Emeritus
Sandra Gordon, Founding Chair
Jay Fee, Nelson Mullins, Pro-Bono Counsel
Denella J. Clark, President
Laura Alpert, Vice President of Philanthropy
Fred Covelle, Vice President of Finance
Nancy C. Levesque, Director of Operations and Strategy
Meghan Walsh, Director of Institutional Giving
Rahit “Rick” Datta, Accountant
Dolores Alves, Donor Relations Coordinator
Valerie Becker-Nogueira, Alumni Board Chair
Cheryl Sessler, Foundation Associate
Updated as of July 22, 2021