WILLIAM BONIFAS FINE ARTS CENTER INC

What will YOU do at the Bonifas?

aka Bonifas Arts Center   |   Escanaba, MI   |  www.bonifasarts.org

Mission

William Bonifas Fine Arts Center enhances and inspires the cultural and creative life of the community.

Ruling year info

1980

Executive Director

Ms Irina Bruno

Main address

700 1st Ave South

Escanaba, MI 49829 USA

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EIN

38-2292481

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

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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?

4th Grade Afield

The program is designed to support the 4th grade science curriculum in the setting of outdoor classroom by providing the interactive environmental learning integrated with English and Art curriculums. The Program provides 4th graders from 5 local schools with a fun and educational field trip that caters to different learning styles.

The program runs in September of each year with back up dates scheduled for early October. Programs are held at the local park/lakeshore trail and at the school’s nature trail and forest. The Junior Duck Stamps Exhibit follows the field trip part of the program. Junior Duck Stamps are a travelling exhibit of the best 36 duck illustrations drawn by children in grades K-12 in participating schools.

Population(s) Served
Preteens
Children

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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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.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Our mission is to "...enchance and inspire the cultural and creative life of the community" and our vision is "every community member is touched by the arts". Following our mission and vision, we endevour to servce every demographic in our community. The people we serve include: local and regional artists students from k - 12 from 7 school districts, families with preschool age children, young adults - college students and working, senior citizens, assisted living communities veterans, Native Americans (local tribal community - kids and adults) handicapped individuals and community groups working adults

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

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

  • 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have adjusted our Culinary programs from demonstrations to hands on. We are bringing back the summer arts camp format instead of just series of summer arts classes. We have incorporated exhibits demonstrating the work of artists with mental illness and mental and social disability in our annual exhibit line up. We have introduced "Studio" format in our fundamental arts programs, including painting and pottery.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Staff has generated ideas for incorporating community suggestions or fixing issues with our programming. Our community partners work with us to improve and develope programming addressing the needs and suggestions of the community members. As a result of all of those actions, the people we serve receive access to activities and programs they are seeking and our programming becomes ever more inclusive and diverse.

  • 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 ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • 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

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WILLIAM BONIFAS FINE ARTS CENTER INC

Board of directors
as of 4/25/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms Beth Noreus

Al Hansen

Lynn Soderberg

Debra Skerbeck

Jim Borowski

Goodwill of Upper Michigan and Northern Wisconsin

Brian Pahnke

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

Carolyn Stacey

Escanaba Public Library

Bethany Leitner

Highline and Insight Design Co.

Tom England

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 04/25/2022

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

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Gender identity

 

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/25/2022

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Data
  • 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.