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 phone at 617-315-2787.
Foundation Officers, Directors, and Staff
Lee Pelton, Chairman
Donna Harris-Lewis, Vice Chair
Susan Schechter, Treasurer
Richard Rudman, Secretary
Sean Curran, Nominating and Governance Committee Chair
Jennifer Harrington, Marketing Committee Chair
Antoine J. Melay, Jr., Audit Committee Chair
Evelyn Arana-Ortiz (P ‘15)
Michael L. Bivins
Ashley Webb Colleary
Steven D. Meyers
Talia Rivera (P ‘19)
Lisa K. Sussman, Ph.D.
Jerry Wheelock (P ‘21)
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
Susan Earabino, Director of Corporate Relations & Events
Mark Paskind, Director of Individual Giving
Nancy H. Cao, Executive Assistant
Rahit “Rick” Datta, Financial Associate
Dolores Alves, Data Entry Associate
Cheryl Sessler, Foundation Associate