Shelter Music Boston, Inc.

Arlington, MA   |  www.sheltermusicboston.org

Mission

Shelter Music Boston presents classical chamber music concerts, of the highest artistic standards, in Boston homeless shelters. These performances promote community, creative interaction, respect, and therapeutic benefit for shelter guests. Shelter Music Boston believes all people deserve access to the dignity, creativity, and passion of classical music whether or not they have a home.

Ruling year info

2011

Principal Officer

Ms. Julie Leven

Co Principal Officer

Ms. Carrie Eldridge-Dickson

Main address

1337 Massachusetts Avenue #116

Arlington, MA 02476 USA

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EIN

27-4269849

NTEE code info

Music (A68)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

Classical chamber music concerts in Boston homeless shelters and recovery programs

Monthly live classical chamber music concerts in Boston homeless shelters to promote a respectful, stimulating, interactive community experience for shelter guests who have little to no access to the dignity, creativity, and passion of classical music.

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Substance abusers

Where we work

Awards

Hero Award 2011

hopeFound

Community Hero 2012

My Hero Project

Classical Music Social Innovator 2013

Root Cause/Social Innovation Forum

Boston Neighborhood Fellow Program Award 2014

The Philanthropic Initiative

For Arts, Music, and Dignity for Homeless Men and Women 2014

Massachusetts House of Representatives

Affiliations & memberships

Chamber Music America - Member 2011

Financials

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Operations

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Shelter Music Boston, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 10/28/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Virginia Sapiro

Boston University

Term: 2019 - 2021

Julie Leven

Shelter Music Boston, Handel and Haydn Society

Allen Spivack

Retired

Steven Levine

Encap Development LLC, Tersus Energy, plc

Maria Letona

Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts

Scott Woolweaver

Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

Christina Simpson

The Law Office of Christina Simpson, Esq.

Michael McWilliams

Consultant

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

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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