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City Opera House Heritage Association, Inc.

Make This House Your Home

aka City Opera House   |   Traverse City, MI   |  https://www.cityoperahouse.org/

Mission

The mission of the City Opera House Heritage Association (COHHA) is to promote and nurture City Opera House as a regional hub for connecting people to the arts and each other.

Ruling year info

1979

President, City Opera House Heritage Association

Mr. Jeremy Harnish

Co Principal Officer

Chad Lindsey

Main address

106 E Front St

Traverse City, MI 49684 USA

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Formerly known as

City Opera House Heritage Committee, Inc.

EIN

38-2237064

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

Economic Development (S30)

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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?

Performing Arts Series

City Opera House presents a Performing Arts series and a LIVE @ City Opera House series each year. Performances and events at the venue include music concerts, musicals, plays, comic acts, singer/songwriters, and family shows.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Seniors
Children and youth

City Opera House is proud to present arts education programs for children ages 8 to 20. The nonprofit organization also collaborates with Michigan State University-Wharton Center to deliver high quality arts education programs in northern Michigan through a Memorandum of Understanding.

Arts Education Programs:

Take It From the Top - an intensive 5-day Broadway musical theatre workshop for children and young adults ages 8 to 20.

Young Playwrights Festival - a playwrighting competition presented by City Opera House for northern Michigan high school students. The competition offers the opportunity for six winners to be coached by playwriting professionals and have their plays presented by experienced and semi-professional actors and directors to a live audience.

Professional Masterclasses - opportunities for students and young artists to work directly with professional touring musicians, singers and artists, who visit Traverse City to perform on the City Opera House stage.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Young adults

The historic City Opera House building is made available to individuals and organizations in the community for rental use for events, including public meetings, corporate events, conferences, reunions, high school proms, weddings, and other gatherings and special events. In addition, the venue serves as the host home to a number of popular community speaker series and events.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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City Opera House Heritage Association, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 05/13/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr Jeremy Harnish

Nicolet National Bank

Term: 2012 - 2024

Gloria Butler

Educator (Retired)

Katherine Marciniak-DeGood

Traverse Connect

Jean Derenzy

Downtown Development Authority, Traverse City

Maureen DeYoung

Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools

Jeremy Harnish

Nicolet National Bank

Ira Kreft

Bank of America

Amy Shamroe

Traverse City Commission

Andrew Shotwell

Smith and Johnson, Attorneys, PC

Sean Skarshaug

Traverse Repro and Copy Central

Jan Warren

Municipal Management (Retired)

Craig Wesley

Wesley Performance Group

Scott Hardy

Coldwell, Banker, Schmidt Realtors

Kathryn Bertodatto

Golden Swan Management

Marie Charbonneau

MSU Federal Credit Union

Camille Colatosti

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Barb leMieux

Hagerty Insurance

Rob Marsh

Bob Marsh Auto

Todd Oosterhouse

Bonobo Winery

Nick Viox

Event Coordinator

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 ? 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? No
  • 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 5/13/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data