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

6211 W. Northwest Hwy.,Suite C250-B

Dallas, TX 75225 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)

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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 33 Dallas County Head Start, Mi Escuelita and Child Care Centers and 23 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

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 primary programs:

Concerts for Seniors: nursing homes, assisted living facilities, senior centers, adult day centers and facilities for the disabled, low-income senior housing and retirement homes.

Concerts for Hospitals: Hospitals and VA North Texas Health Care System.

Concerts for Hospice: One-on-one visits.

Concerts for Head Start: Dallas County Head Start, Mi Escuelita and Child Care Centers and Tarrant County Childcare Associates Centers.

Successful fundraising allows Texas Winds to offer free concerts at all facilities.

The Program Director contacts Activity Directors and Administrators to schedule concerts for the following:

300 Senior Facilities
8 Hospitals
2 VA Hospitals
53 Head Start Centers

Facilities receive confirmation of upcoming concerts prior to the event so they may advertise and post schedule details.

Each musical ensemble has a leader, who also confirms the upcoming concert. The leader is responsible for bringing signage and concert programs.

Facility profiles are updated as needed for program planning purposes.

Established in 1985, Texas Winds has grown from 11 concerts to 1,814 during the 2017-18 season.

The organization has an active and engaged board of directors that monitor all aspects of the operation and meet on a quarterly basis.

Trained at music conservatories across the United States and Europe, Texas Winds musicians perform with the Dallas, Ft Worth and other local symphony orchestras, as well as the Dallas Opera Orchestra. Many also teach music at area universities, colleges, public schools and private studios. These 75 paid professional musicians continue to add Texas Winds performances to their schedules because of the rewarding interaction with the audiences.

Executive Director, Thomas Fritsch, Ph.D, Dallas Program Director, Jane Escueta, Cara Owens, Tarrant County Program Director, Jen Guzman, Denton Program Director and Diane Mickelson Administrative Assistant, are committed to the Texas Winds mission and have many years experience in performance and administration.

Well established fund raising mechanism.

Since beginning in 1985 with 11 programs in nursing homes, Texas Winds has expanded to include Head Start, Hospital and Hospice concerts. Program projections for 2018-19 includes 1,866 concerts:

Jane Solomon Concerts for Seniors: Total 1,140 concerts
Dallas County:
5 concerts in 160 nursing homes, adult day centers and assisted living facilities.
130 concerts in senior centers, independent living and other facilities.
Denton County: 50 concerts.
Tarrant County: 160 concerts.

William E. Rice Concerts for Hospitals: 302 concerts
Veterans Hospital, Parkland Hospital and other participating hospitals in North Texas.

Charles Barr Concerts for Head Start: 424 concerts
4 Meet the Instrument programs in 32 Dallas and 21 Fort Worth Head Start Centers.

Ihor Koszman Concerts for Hospice: one-on-one visits in nursing homes and hospitals.

Long term goals include:
Increase Tarrant and Denton County concert locations.
Increase staffing.
Provide a concert each month in every nursing home in North Texas.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jill Siragusa

Jill Siragusa

Deloitte LLP

John Wellik

United Surgical Partners International

Kay Ellis

Juliette Fowler Homes Inc.

Joan Cox

Head Start of Greater Dallas

Madeleine Crouch

Madeleine Crouch & Co., Inc.

Bruce Wittrig

Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Norma Cisneros

Deloitte, LLP

Savanah Earnest

Korn Ferry Intl

Haley Evans

Parkland Hospital

Mark Freund

Self Employed

Mark Moscicki

American Airlines

Kim King

NorthPark Center Mall

Susan Seiter

TIAA-CREF

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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/22/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/22/2021

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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.