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ST CECILIA MUSIC CENTER

Music Lives Here

Grand Rapids, MI   |  www.scmc-online.org

Mission

Since 1883 the mission of St. Cecilia Music Center has been to promote the appreciation, study and performance of music in order to enrich the human spirit and enhance the quality of life for the residents of West Michigan.

Ruling year info

1945

Executive & Artistic Director

Cathy Holbrook

Main address

24 Ransom Ave Ne

Grand Rapids, MI 49503 USA

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EIN

38-0996360

NTEE code info

(Music) (A68)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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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?

School of Music

SCMC is committed to fostering music education in the community through its School of Music (SOM). Currently, the organization's SOM offerings include: three youth orchestras, a youth concert, summer camps (piano and jazz), two adult instrumental ensembles, Strings to Schools, and folk-and-jazz themed in-school assemblies. Combined, SCMC estimates it will provide over 25,000 hours of individual learning from top-notch instructors in the next year.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

SCMC’s Presenting Series continues to attract some of the country’s most impressive talent, boasting rave reviews and sold out houses. The Presenting Series is broken down into three individuals series--Chamber, Jazz, and Folk--with a average of 15 unique performances each season. SCMC showcases these renowned, high-caliber artists in the acclaimed 600-seat Royce Auditorium located in the Center's 120-year old historic building.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, 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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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ST CECILIA MUSIC CENTER

Board of directors
as of 05/27/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Taggart Town

Erhardt Construction

Term: 2019 - 2022

Tom Mathison

Mathison | Mathison Architects

Jeffrey Cook

Southwest Oil

Ed Meyette

Crowe LLP

Tim Raymer

Independent Consultant

Julie Croll

Retired (Meijer)

Danielle Buth

Retired (Tech Sales)

Lori Baker

Retired (CPA)

Michael Hampton

Third Coast Recording

Scott Huizenga

Varnum

Christopher Martin

Grand Rapids Symphony

Jeff Ott

Warner Norcross + Judd

Eddy Schmitt

Steelcase

Joy Walczak

Kent Intermediate School District

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/27/2022

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
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/27/2022

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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 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 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 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.