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Texas Winds Musical Outreach Inc.

Music Making a Difference.

aka Texas Winds Musical Outreach   |   Dallas, TX   |  www.texaswinds.org

Mission

Texas Winds Musical Outreach engages, comforts, and celebrates the spirits of isolated seniors, hospital patients, veterans, and children in North Texas through live, professional musical performances.

Ruling year info

1987

Executive Director

Meghan Gomen

Main address

13601 Preston Rd. Suite W0735

Dallas, TX 75240 USA

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Formerly known as

North Texas Winds

EIN

75-2131920

NTEE code info

Music (A68)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Senior Adults: Many elderly citizens face difficult circumstances, with limited opportunities to enjoy the happiness of interaction with persons from the wider community. While our musicians provide first-rate entertainment, their greater aim is to strengthen morale, alleviate loneliness and improve quality of life for their audiences by affirming seniors dignity. Hospitals: Patients often suffer from fear, loneliness, alienation and insecurities in addition to illness. Texas Winds musicians provide comfort and compassion, improving the morale and well being of patients, family members, doctors, nurses and hospital staff. Head Start: Texas Winds believes music teaches discipline, problem solving, working with others, and self- expression. As a partner with Head Start, we have a unique opportunity to contribute to the early learning environment of preschool children by stimulating their imaginations, intellectual curiosities and self-esteem. Hospice: Individual room visits

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?

Concerts for Seniors

Texas Winds provides programs in 300 North Texas nursing homes, assisted living facilities, senior centers, adult daycare facilities for the disabled, low-income senior housing, and retirement homes.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Economically disadvantaged people

Texas Winds presents "Meet the Instruments" programs in Dallas County Head Start, Mi Escuelita, ChildCare Centers, and other preschools as well as in Tarrant County Childcare Associates Centers.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Economically disadvantaged people

Programs are given in Dallas County hospitals, the Dallas Veterans Hospital and Fort Worth VA Outpatient Clinic. Areas served include rehabilitation therapy, oncology, bone marrow transplant, skilled nursing, transitional care, long-term care, lobbies, cafeterias and waiting rooms, and day-treatment.

Population(s) Served
Adults

These one-on-one visits are offered in nursing homes and hospitals and can be arranged in private homes.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Where we work

Awards

Award of Excellence in Mission Achievement 2008

Center for Nonprofit Management

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 audience members

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of professional artists employed

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Total number of free performances given

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

The Texas Winds Vision:

Seniors are vibrant and engaged because they are valued and respected by a community involved in their lives.
Hospital patients, veterans, and their families are comforted and uplifted during difficult and challenging times.
Children are confident and creative and are ready to embrace a future of unlimited possibilities.

Texas Winds programs are innovative in that they are created for specific audiences, cultural preferences, generational interests, educational values and audience participation are integral to the success of each concert. For many in the audience, these events will be their only opportunity to experience live music performed by professionally trained musicians.

Texas Winds maintains a database with information on the facilities served, concerts scheduled, and audience attendance. Staff actively reaches out to facility directors and administrators to offer performances, as well as scheduling when facilities contact us. All concerts are offered for free. By performing concerts in facilities that served our target audiences, mobility and financial barriers are removed. Research of new facilities is an ongoing process. It is a combined effort of staff, the board of directors, and friends of Texas Winds.

Established in 1985, Texas Winds has grown from 11 concerts to 1,904 during the 2021-22 season. The organization has an active and engaged board of directors that oversee financials and strategic vision for the organization. Texas Winds musicians are highly skilled, many of whom studied at the country's top music conservatories. They perform with the Dallas, Ft Worth and other local symphony orchestras, Dallas Opera Orchestra, in other local ensembles, and chamber groups. Many also teach music at area universities, colleges, public schools, and have their own private studios. These 60 paid professional musicians continue to add Texas Winds performances to their schedules because of the rewarding interaction with the audiences.

Since beginning in 1985 with 11 programs in nursing homes, Texas Winds has expanded to include Head Start, Hospital, and Hospice concerts. The organization grew to deliver 1,988 concerts in 18-19. The pandemic disrupted services in 19-20, and only 1,672 concerts were given before the forced shutdown in the season's final quarter. The 20-21 season saw a quick pivot to offering services in alternative ways. 1,419 concerts were given that year and we thought that it would take us two or three more years to recover service levels to those seen prior to the pandemic. We were elated to bring 1,904 concerts in 21-22, thus recovering well ahead of schedule.

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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve

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

    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

  • 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 identify actionable feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Texas Winds Musical Outreach Inc.

Board of directors
as of 03/02/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Norma Cisneros

Deloitte, LLP

Term: 2021 - 2023

Joan A. Cox

Head Start of Greater Dallas

Madeleine A. Crouch

Madeleine Crouch & Co., Inc.

Bruce Wittrig

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Norma Cisneros

Deloitte, LLP

Mark C. Freund

Self Employed

Mark Moscicki

American Airlines

Kim M. King

NorthPark Center Mall

Catina Perkins

Touchstone Communities

Catherine Tunks

Social Services

Jeff Sundberg

Head Start of Greater Dallas

Jesusita Aleman Perez

Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough

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? 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 3/2/2023

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

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/02/2023

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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.