Philadelphia Folk Song Society

aka Philadelphia Folk Festival   |   Philadelphia, PA   |  www.pfs.org

Mission

The Philadelphia Folksong Society (PFS) is dedicated to preserving the past, promoting the present and securing the future of folk music and related forms of expression through education, presentation and participation.

Ruling year info

1962

Principal Officer

Justin Nordell

Main address

6156 Ridge Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19128 USA

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EIN

23-6296972

NTEE code info

Music (A68)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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

Philadelphia Folk Festival, Odyssey of American Music, Monthly Concert Series, House Concert Series, SINGs, Workshops, Spring Thing, Fall Fling, Cabin Fever, Heartwood Music Festival

Philadelphia Folk Festival (est 1962) - over 12,000 people per day for over four days annually in August.  Longest continually running festival of its kind in the country.

Odyssey of American Music Program - educational outreach to underserved Philadelphia schools (6000+ participants annually)

Season Events- Concerts, workshops, "Sings," and other programs of presentation, participation, and education.

Music Classes

Spring Thing, Fall Fling, Cabin Fever- large scale music retreats offered 3 times per year (respectively)

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Awards

PA Festivals Association Award 1991

PA Festivals Association

Best of Philadelphia Music Award 1997

Philadelphia Museum Foundation

Achievement and Special Events Recycling 1999

Pennsylvania Resources Council

Excellence in Arts Management Award 1996

Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

Financials

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Operations

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Philadelphia Folk Song Society

Board of directors
as of 4/29/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Roxanne Bouey

Compworks

Term: Oct 2015 -

Juli Vitello Secretary

Philadelphia School, LiveNation

Rich Kardon

Drexel University, Point Entertainment, Floyd 880

Dennis O'Brien Vice President

Former Mayor of Newtown, PA

Judith Herbst Treasurer

AEG / Keswick Theatre

Howard Pitkow

Phil McLaughlin

John McGlinchey

Joyce Moore

Pete Schechner

Bob Mohr

Board leadership practices

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  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes