FENTON COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA

aka FCO   |   Fenton, MI   |  www.fentonorchestra.org

Mission

The Fenton Community Orchestra's (FCO) purpose is to provide a place for musicians of all ages to connect through music by providing an educational and entertaining music program both for its members and its audiences. The FCO seeks to promote mutual growth and understanding through the experience of musical performance. Membership is open to musicians of all ages, provided they have the desire to play and learn together.

Ruling year info

2011

Principal Officer

Eric Szcsepanski

Manager

Tetyana Clarke

Main address

PO Box 73

Fenton, MI 48430 USA

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EIN

27-3332801

NTEE code info

Symphony Orchestras (A69)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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?

Orchestra

FCO's main purpose is an orchestra which holds regular rehearsals and performances.

Population(s) Served
Artists and performers
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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How we listen

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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 collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Community meetings/Town halls, Annual Board Meeting,

  • 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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Addition of youth Orchestra; changes musical repertoire; organizational changes.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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FENTON COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA

Board of directors
as of 11/15/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Eric Szczepanski

Mike Miceli

Paul Scheller

Pat Valentine

Denis Brown

Kathy Kortge

Laurie Stiers

Linda Foreman

Jerry Spalding

Jordan Brown

Carl Pearson

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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes