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APPLEBY FOUNDATION INC

Connecting communities through the Arts

aka Tahawus Cultural Center   |   Au Sable Forks, NY   |  https://www.applebyfoundation.org/

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Mission

Appleby Foundation’s mission is to create, develop, and present works and ideas that connect artists and audiences, children and adults, and to strengthen and enliven communities through diverse exposure, access to, and participation in the arts. In all our creative expression, our work reminds us to remain ever-inventive and responsive to a changing environment. Its main program is The Tahawus Cultural Center in the Adirondacks.

Ruling year info

1979

Board President

Carl Marxer

Main address

PO Box 984

Au Sable Forks, NY 12912 USA

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Formerly known as

Rebecca Kelly Dance

Rebecca Kelly Ballet

EIN

13-3002239

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Dance (A62)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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We connect artists and audiences, children and adults, and strengthen and enliven communities through diverse exposure, access to, and participation in the arts

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Tahawus Cultural Center

The cultural center occupies the two upper floors of the 3-storey building; the 2nd floor Windows Gallery and Education Space, and the 3rd floor Cloudsplitter Dance Studio. Two local business occupy the ground floor. As a gathering place for learning and a catalyst of community growth, Tahawus Center engages people with a range of expressions in the arts in programs including art, film, music, dance, and STEM. Tahawus serves as a vital space where people connect with each other around familiar and unfamiliar topics. Tahawus is proud to play its role to support and inspire its community and its visitors.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

AARCH Preservation Award 2023

Adirondack Architectural Heritage

Affiliations & memberships

Ausable River Valley Business Association (ARVBA) 2021

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We have two main programs: TAHAWUS CENTER, its goal is to enrich the lives of those within its reach through a diverse program of arts, education, and social experiences for people of all ages, and to offer productive training and events to inspire and cultivate a “can do" approach to creative entrepreneurship. Using the Center's Windows Art and Education Gallery and Cloudsplitter Dance Studio is a hub for vitality, culture and community in Au Sable Forks, NY, and spurring Main St revitalization in the green renewal of a 100-year former Masonic Lodge.

REBECCA KELLY BALLET, the contemporary chamber company based in the Adirondacks and NYC is focused on the creation and presentation of professional performances of original ballet's. The choreographer's humanists themes often reflect social issues, and stewardship for the environment. AFI seeks funds for the creation of new ballets, scholarships and support for its education programs for youth, OnStage and Kids Co-Motion programs and its programs in the Adironacks of New York.

Visit websites for details:
www.TahawusCenter.org
www.RebeccaKellyBallet.org

Visit websites for details:
www.TahawusCenter.org
www.RebeccaKellyBallet.org

Visit websites for details:
www.RebeccaKellyBallet.org
www.TahawusCenter.org

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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APPLEBY FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 01/07/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Carl Marxer

Tricia Tidwell

Psycotherapist

Abby Newton

Muscian

Pam Gelles

Financial Analyst, Paribas

Craig Brashear

Executive Director, Tahawus Cultural Ceneter

Virgina Ruder

Consultant and career counselor retired

Rebecca Uss

Senior Architect, L+C Design Consultants, NYC, NJ

Carl Marxer

Video editor, motion graphics

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/12/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability