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SC Governors School for the Arts & Humanities Foundation Inc

aka Governor's School Foundation   |   Greenville, SC   |  https://www.scgsah.org/give

Mission

The Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities Foundation raises private dollars to increase access to the Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities for students with financial needs, support the school's efforts to provide arts education in under-resourced counties, and bridge the gap between state funding and the unique needs of a premier public arts school.

Ruling year info

1985

Executive Director

Amanda Herlihy

Main address

P.O. Box 8458

Greenville, SC 29604 USA

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Formerly known as

Governor's School for the Arts Foundation

EIN

57-0794878

NTEE code info

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Secondary/High School (B25)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We serve South Carolina’s artistically talented students by increasing awareness and raising revenue to ensure excellence in our nation’s premier public residential high school for the arts.

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?

Access

The Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities Foundation raises private dollars to increase access to the Governor's School for Arts and Humanities for students with financial needs. The Governor's School is tuition-free; however, like any public school, meal costs are the responsibility of the family. The meal plan costs $3,900 this academic year, which is not possible for many families across the state. Currently, 20% of high school students and 22% of summer students require some financial assistance.

The foundation also supports students by providing for needs that arise from living away from home. Such costs include audition travel and lodging, headshots, and emergency health and wellness needs. The foundation aims to level the playing field so that all students, regardless of their financial background can participate fully in what the school has to offer.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

High-profile artists visit our campus and bring an outside context that supports our central philosophy of self-discipline, creative dialogue, and critical thinking. These practicing professional artists become models for our students as they teach their craft. They show students their passion for following their art is within their reach and demonstrate the work and sacrifice required to achieve excellence. The Governors School students are not the only beneficiaries of the school's Visiting Guest Artist Program - often, an artist's visit will include outreach in the community. Our objective is to invite community groups and local public schools - especially those with students who may not have exposure to the arts - to attend guest lectures. With state cuts in education, art programs are being cut in many public schools, this program is vital to our mission and the state of South Carolina.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Our faculty receive alternative certifications that recognizes the importance of practicing artists as educators. State Law 59-50 states:(...As an alternate to traditional certification, the faculty for pre-professional and professional instruction shall participate annually in master artists professional development programs. These programs must be modeled from national research-based professional development standards for instructional and practicing master artists. ) Students receive performance experience by participating in recruitment activities like the Music Tour - where 80 music students travel to different parts of the state each year to perform at public schools and at public and private performance venues.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Governor’s School is committed to the growth of our state’s vibrant arts education community. As part of the school’s mission to serve as a resource to all teachers and students in South Carolina, the Governor's School offers a comprehensive and ever-growing series of Outreach programs designed to bring together artists, educators, community organizations, and students. These opportunities seek to match our available resources with the needs and interests of schools and partners statewide.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

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 dollar amount of scholarship awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Access

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of endowments

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities Foundation is a nonprofit organization that raises money to support the Governor's School.

The foundation uses its resources to increase access to the school for students who need financial support, aid the school's efforts to provide arts education in under-resourced counties, and bridge the gap between state funding and the unique needs of South Carolina's premier public arts school.

The SC Governors School for the Arts & Humanities Foundation supports the Governors School by funding needs not met by state operating funds, such as underwriting special programs, projects and experiences offered at the School and by providing financial and other assistance directly to the students.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Historically, more than 25% of the Governors School summer program students have been granted full or partial scholarships to enable them to participate. Similarly, more than 35% of the residential students have received Foundation support to pay the annual $3,900 meal plan fee, which is the only cost to attend the School.

VISITING GUEST ARTISTS
An essential component of the Governors School's artistic education is the Visiting Guest Artist Program. This unique program provides the opportunity for Governor's School students to work directly with master artists who are at the pinnacle of their field. It also creates opportunities for outreach and community engagement through school visits and performances and exhibitions that are offered free to the public.

OUTREACH
The Governors School is committed to the growth of our states vibrant arts education community. As part of the schools mission to serve as a resource to all teachers and students in South Carolina, the Governor's School offers a comprehensive and ever-growing series of Outreach programs designed to bring together artists, educators, community organizations, and students. These opportunities seek to match our available resources with the needs and interests of schools and partners statewide.

We have consistently met our goals every year since inception and intend to continue to do so while raising the standard and for those goals.

The Governors School Foundation has served as a partner to the school from the beginning, raising public and private donations to fuel the mission. We do this by improving access for students who need financial assistance, investing in the schools efforts to provide arts education in underserved counties, and funding special initiatives such as the guest artist program that brings professional creators to Greenville to teach master classes.

Last school year, your generosity allowed us to provide financial assistance to 35% of our student population, deliver outreach programs to 161,831 individuals in 42 counties, bring 65 guest artists to the school, and provide arts training for dozens of South Carolinas teachers.

As the Governors School diligently adapted and adjusted its methods to meet the needs of the global pandemic, our focus at the foundation remained the same supporting the needs of South Carolinas most promising young artists.

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 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 tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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SC Governors School for the Arts & Humanities Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 04/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Fain McDaniel

Retired

Term: 2026 - 2024

Cederic Adderley

SC Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities

Chad Prosser

Chair SC Governor's School Board

Terry Grayson-Caprio

Community Advocate

Nancy Hilliard Joyce

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Bob Nachman

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Kevin Short

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Brittany Timmons

Strategy Consultant

Maggie Morton

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Laura Dukes

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David Keller

Community Advocate

Jonnika Wilson

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Fain McDaniel

Community Advocate

Brian Harris

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Jane Taylor

Gatsy Glass of Greater Charleston

Stephanie Mundy-Self

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Carl Maki

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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 2/28/2024

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
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/19/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • 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 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.