LEAVING A POSITIVE LEGACY INC

One World United Through Music

aka Positive Legacy   |   Lighthouse Point, FL   |  www.positivelegacy.com

Mission

Our mission is to integrate music and service to benefit people and the environment. Working in conjunction with Cloud 9 Adventures, partner organizations and a collective of creative leaders, Positive Legacy coordinates environmental and humanitarian service projects fueled by the power of music. We transcend cultural boundaries by attending to the needs and aspirations of the communities we visit on our musical sojourns. Our intention is to create sustainable support through action from musicians and fans.

Ruling year info

2011

Executive Director

Christine Campbell

Operations Director

Arab Ginnett

Main address

2020 NE 35th St

Lighthouse Point, FL 33064 USA

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EIN

27-1616472

NTEE code info

(International Relief) (Q33)

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Our programs

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Positive Legacy's COVID-19 Relief Fund

Given the challenging times we are facing around the world, Positive Legacy & Cloud 9 Adventures have aligned to do what we do best: spread joy and give back to the music community in need. Together we proudly present a COVID-19 Relief Fund & Programming to benefit event gig workers who have been actively involved with live music events and are currently out of work.

The fund aims to support these behind the scenes players who are just as critical to events’ success as the musicians themselves, and don’t have a platform or outlet to obtain income during this pandemic. Independent contractors that work in the live music industry whose income or health have been directly impacted by COVID-19 are eligible to apply.

Positive Legacy will match each donation dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 and each grant receiver can expect $250. Anyone interested or able to support the livelihoods of this special group of workers by making a donation of any size to the fund will help make a difference and keep the music industry alive!

Positive Legacy & Cloud 9 Adventures are showing a united front benefitting the gig workers & independent contractors behind the scenes who make up the music industry by giving back to these people who make the magic happen.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The global pandemic has taken its toll, especially on low-income neighborhoods, and the landscape for learning has taken a major shift. Now it is more important than ever to ensure that children and teachers struggling to adapt still have access to the resources they need to be successful. Our program is serving the students in greatest need in America with the goal of addressing racial equality, and will help reduce barriers of learning that create disadvantages to children of lower income families.

To stay true to our recycling efforts, we are refurbishing laptops from donors, ensuring that Macs and PCs are cleaned before distributing to students in need. Anyone interested in donating a laptop or companies looking to partner to serve the school of greatest need in their community should reach out to [email protected] for more info.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth

Positive Legacy's most recent environmental project at Xcacel Turtle Sanctuary (part of the largest stretch of turtle nesting area in the Yucatan) has made the most significant impact by showing the importance of the ecosystem and beach to the local government who often are more interested in development and financial gain than maintaining the stretches of untouched beach and associated pristine ecosystems. Positive Legacy has brought 12 groups to this location over the past three winters to provide site improvement projects such as micro-plastic beach combing, painting and hanging educational signage, putting up rope fencing to protect habitat areas, and clearing space to build a picnic area, as well as picnic tables, to provide a designated place for visitors to eat rather than on the beach. Additionally, our grant funding has begun efforts in creating a welcome center for visitors to learn about sea turtles and the importance of their conservation as well as creating better facilities for the overnight volunteers during nesting and hatching season.

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Our results

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

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Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Positive Legacy is working to integrate music and service to benefit people and the environment. We harness the fan power at music events to give back to those less fortunate, bridge cultural gaps, and take steps to protect and ensure the future of the environment. We inspire participant’s activation and engagement at home in their own communities by teaching them that their party can have a positive impact.

Positive Legacy (PL) utilizes music as a platform to raise money and awareness to serve the community in greatest need that is in near proximity to the event. We achieve fundraising and awareness by teaming up with music industry contacts and musicians to amplify our voice by utilizing event ticket surcharges, running charity auctions and other fundraising platforms. We identify the roots of environmental and humanitarian issues by diving deeply into Needs Assessments of the local communities. These Needs Assessments include researching and utilizing local insight to identify how we can best make a difference. We strategize ways to provide grant funding and integrate humanpower with a hands-on service day experience that will leave an impact rather than more harm. We develop working relationships with our partners so that we can measure progress and sustainability, and continue to support them over the years. PL teams up with and provides grant funding to local nonprofit organizations that work directly to serve their communities. This ensures the sustainability of our funds since these community leaders are personally invested in overseeing the longevity and success of the projects to change the issue at hand.

Since 2004, Positive Legacy has seen a need within the music industry and has set out to fill it. We have created and polished a tried and true model that we are able to replicate and adapt wherever an event takes place.

This past year, Positive Legacy (PL) has distributed $122,770 to support our partners on the ground, providing environmental and humanitarian services including:

$5,500 to Widespread Panic’s ‘Tunes for Tots’ children’s educational arts efforts
$7,130 to Brandi Carlile’s ‘Looking Out Foundation’ for empowering those without a voice
$10,000 to All Hands & Hearts to support the rebuilding of the Bahamas post Hurricane Dorian
$10,000 to Backline to support the network connection of music industry professionals with mental health and wellness providers
$13,000 to Menos Plasticos for weekly beach clean ups and plastic education in Mahahual, Mexico
$15,000 to Trees Water People to support their Native American Solar Warriors program in New Mexico
$20,000 to Xcacel Turtle Sanctuary to support facility improvements and the preservation of this important turtle nesting beach in Quintana Roo, Mexico
80+ large boxes of school and medical supplies distributed to residents in the Mexico Yucatan and the Dominican Republic

We have cultivated a team of experts from all aspects within our industry. We have begun expanding our reach to find ways to serve our mission in the United States and develop new strategies for making an impact for people and the environment. We adjusted our bylaws to provide disaster relief and are currently running a COVID-19 Relief Fundraiser, in which we’ve raised $25,000 and distributed 100 micro payments to live music industry crew who are out of work. We are teaming up with artists, events and venues to fundraise and provide relief to the crews that are out of work, as well as inspire positive improvements and work within their communities. We plan to continue these efforts and support those who are out of work as well as supporting back to school initiatives to provide school supplies to children that need financial assistance to support equal opportunity across the nation and world.

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LEAVING A POSITIVE LEGACY INC

Board of directors
as of 7/22/2021
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Board chair

Jess Gries

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? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No