THE PATH FUND INC

Performing Artist That Help

aka Rockers On Broadway   |   New York, NY   |  www.thepathfund.org

Mission

We are a community of artists, writers, musicians, designers, crew, producers, directors and fans coming together as one, promoting a good cause, sharing in a common goal. The PATH Fund, Inc.® is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting arts education. We support pre-professional training organizations with scholarship and program funding. Additionally, we support NYC’s thriving arts community by working with aspiring writers to develop new works of music and theater. Promoting the performing arts inspires and empowers. The need for pre- professional training has never been greater, as many schools are cutting back or eliminating their art programs due to budget constraints.

Ruling year info

2007

Co- Founder / Executive Director

Mr. Donnie Kehr

Co- Founder / Executive Producer

Ms. Cori Gardner

Main address

PO Box 326

New York, NY 10108 USA

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EIN

26-0266025

NTEE code info

Public Foundations (T30)

Performing Arts (A60)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Within the next few years more than 25% of public high schools will have completely eliminated arts programs. We have a responsibility to give the next generation the tools for success. Promoting the performing arts inspires and empowers. The need for pre- professional training has never been greater, as many schools are cutting back or eliminating their art programs due to budget constraints. The PATH Fund, Inc.® is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting arts education. We support pre-professional training organizations with scholarship and program funding. Additionally, we support NYC’s thriving arts community by working with aspiring writers to develop new works of music and theater.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Rockers On Broadway

Annual charity concert.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of free seats filled for performances

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Rockers On Broadway

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We offer complimentary tickets to performers and if people are unable to afford the cost of a ticket.

Total number of paid seats filled for performances

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Rockers On Broadway

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The venue capacity for our annual event is 350. We give away 50 free tickets and the rest we sell.

Total number of off-site performances held

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Artists and performers

Related Program

Rockers On Broadway

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Rockers On Broadway Events 2020 - 2007 Private Events - several per year Special Events - 1 -2 per year

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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

Raise money from events and donations to provide financial support and scholarships for aspiring actors, dancers, singers, artists and others to be able to attend programs.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic we have added a Grant Program for individual artists to receive small financial grants to help with expenses while the live entertainment community is struggling.

How we do it...
• Charity Concerts
• Corporate, Private, and Fundraising Events • Development of new works
• Mentoring promising performers
• Master Classes
• Auctions
• Grant Fundraising

We are a community of artists, writers, musicians, designers, crew, producers, directors and fans coming together as one, promoting a good cause, sharing in a common goal and having a BLAST while doing it!

In the past 15 years we have seen students who would have not had any opportunity to hone their craft and participate in these arts programs, go full steam ahead accomplishing their goals. Several of them have made their dreams come true and made it to Broadway. Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic we have awarded over 135 artists grants totaling over $16,000.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve the live entertainment community and up coming student artist. We dialogue with them frequently in formal and informal setting to make sure that any opinions, ideas, or concerns are considered or addressed.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    In 2021 a student came to us requesting to be mentored as a producer on an event. We worked closely with that student and they did a terrific job creating a new event and raising over $11,000 for our organization.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    The feedback we have received over the years has predominantly been positive so we have taken that to expand our programming and events. In 2020 as the pandemic hit, we heard the cry from our community and created a grant program to support the community at large.

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, 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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THE PATH FUND INC

Board of directors
as of 01/21/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Donnie Kehr

Good To Go Entertainment, Inc.

Cori Gardner

Aurora Productions

Dolly Fox

Kamesh Nagarajan

Morgan Stanley

Donnie Kehr

Scott Rehl

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? No
  • 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
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/21/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/18/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.