Stephanie Brown – Boston Arts Academy Foundation celebrates the installation of BAAF’s new Investment Committee Chair.
Boston Arts Academy Foundation (BAAF) is pleased to announce that philanthropist and long-time securities and regulatory law counsel, Stephanie Brown, has joined the Boston Arts Academy Foundation’s Board as Investment Committee Chair.
A resident of Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, Brown specializes in securities, corporate and regulatory law and counsels clients on business and financial regulatory issues. She joined Markun, Zusman, Freniere and Compton in September, 2013 and previously served as General Counsel and Managing Director at LPL Financial. She received a B.A. degree, cum laude, from Bryn Mawr College and a JD from Catholic University of America. She is a member of the Massachusetts and District of Columbia Bars.
“Supporting Boston’s cultural and art endeavors is a passion for me,” said Brown. “I look forward to serving Boston Arts Academy Foundation’s Board as we work to increase fundraising and outreach. Together we can help to grow the next generation of artists, scholars and engaged global citizens in our city.”
“Stephanie Brown brings a unique skillset to our Board,” said BAA Foundation President and CEO Denella J. Clark. “Her partnership as BAA Foundation’s new Investment Committee Chair is pivotal in the Foundation and Boston Arts Academy’s ability to create opportunities for the students we serve.”
Stephanie Brown is philanthropically involved in a number of organizations across the city in addition to Boston Arts Academy Foundation, including Boston Ballet, Rosie’s Place, Museum of Fine Arts, Celebrity Series of Boston, and Boston Philharmonic Board of Overseers. She is also a trustee at Bryn Mawr College and the Farnsworth Art Museum.
About Boston Arts Academy Foundation
Established in 1999, the BAA Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization that raises essential funds from private philanthropic sources to augment the BAA school budget. The BAA Foundation helps bridge the gap between the school’s allocation from the Boston Public Schools, and the true cost of a high-quality education that is both arts-intensive and college preparatory.
Construction of the new BAA school building will not change BPS’s funding formula, which does not fully cover the cost of a college preparatory academic program and a competitive arts program. Through the six-year, comprehensive Building Our Future campaign, the BAA Foundation is raising $32 million to augment BAA’s school budget and ensure long-term sustainability. The campaign includes raising $10 million to bring the BAA Foundation endowment to $13.5 million, and securing $15.5 million in operating reserves. The endowment and reserves support what makes BAA unique, including expanded programming, the Health and Wellness Program, STEAM (STEM+Art), and funding for the arts. The endowment will support college scholarships for graduating seniors. The campaign supports BAA Foundation’s Annual Fund, which raises $5,000 per student each year. Building Our Future will ensure that as BAA’s student body grows, students can become successful artists, scholars, and citizens. Visit our website to learn more: https://bostonartsacademy.org/foundation.
About Boston Arts Academy
Founded in 1998 as the city’s only public high school for the visual and performing arts, Boston Arts Academy (BAA) has distinguished itself among urban public high schools as a leader in innovative and effective student-centered education. Consistently recognized locally and nationally for its achievements, BAA exemplifies the power of an arts-rich education and many BAA graduates have found success in college through the arts. In fact, for the past six straight years, at least 97 percent of BAA graduates have been accepted to college, with most being first-generation college attendees. BAA’s dynamic program prepares graduates to be critical thinkers, effective communicators, collaborators, and creators. Students come from all 23 Boston neighborhoods to receive the formal arts training and academic instruction that will make them Boston’s next generation of artists and cultural leaders.
In October 2018, the BAA community broke ground on a new $125 million facility at its Fenway location, which will expand from 121,000 to 153,500 square feet and open for students in 2022. Among many highlights, it will include new and much-needed enhanced theatres, career center, academic classrooms, dance studios, music practice rooms and fashion technology studios and workspace. When BAA opens its new school building, the number of students enrolled will increase to 500, and eventually grow over the years. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, and visit our website to learn more: https://bostonartsacademy.org/.
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