TOVREA CARRARO SOCIETY

Phoenix, AZ   |  http://www.TovreaCastleTours.com

Mission

The mission of Tovrea Carraro Society is to provide a unique experience for visitors to Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights; preserving, maintaining and restoring its historic structures, gardens and grounds, in partnership with the City of Phoenix.

Ruling year info

2011

President, Board of Directors

Dr Tamera Zivic

Main address

PO Box 61043

Phoenix, AZ 85082 USA

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EIN

27-5166774

NTEE code info

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

History Museums (A54)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights is a National Landmark and City of Phoenix Point of Pride. It has been the topic of lore and rumour since 1928. Now restored, the Castle and grounds are open to guests through guided tours. The challenge is holding enough tours, with capacity restrictions enforced for the historic building, to satisfy all those who want to tour.

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?

Tours of Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights

Certified Docents provide guided tours of the cactus gardens, outlying buildings and castle first floor and basement.

Population(s) Served

Garden volunteers learn about the unique desert flora surrounding the Castle in addition to gaining skills and tips for maintaining and beautifying the gardens.
Activities include planting cactus, removing invasive non-native plants, landscape design and watering techniques unique to plants in arid climates.

Team leaders guide, instruct and oversee garden volunteers and provide interesting insight on the history of the gardens and their relationship to the Castle.

Population(s) Served

Events held on property through rental of site

Population(s) Served

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 paid admissions

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Tours of Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of free admissions

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Tours of Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of free participants of guided tours

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Tours of Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of paid participants of guided tours

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Tours of Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of guided tours given

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Tours of Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Dollar price per hour of expertise

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Tours of Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Hours of expertise provided

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Tours of Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of free participants on field trips

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

No target populations selected

Related Program

Tours of Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

1. Expand opportunities for community to explore the site;
2. Restore and Renovate outbuildings;
3. Continue to support the growth of the Cactus Gardens.

1. Recruit and train additional quality volunteers;
2. Hire staff to support the programs and volunteers;
3. Expand Tovrea Carraro Society Board;
4. Increase Special Event and Fundraising opportunities.

Tovrea Carraro Society is a young and vital organization with quality, professional volunteers leading the organization. Strategic planning and implementation is key to successfully accomplishing the goals.

WE continue to succeed and move forward on our goals.

Financials

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Operations

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

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TOVREA CARRARO SOCIETY

Board of directors
as of 3/27/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr Tamera Zivic

Tamera Zivic

Tovrea Carraro Society

Linda Dee

Tovrea Carraro Society

Marie Cunningham

Tovrea Carraro Society

Robert Moore

Tovrea Carraro Society

Tom Curry

Tovrea Carraro Society

John Zivic

Tovrea Carraro Society

Philip Tovrea III

Tovrea Carraro Society

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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/27/2020

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
Female, Not Transgender (Cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/27/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. 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 analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.