Arts, Culture, and Humanities

TOVREA CARRARO SOCIETY

  • Phoenix, AZ
  • http://www.TovreaCastleTours.com

Mission Statement

The mission of Tovrea Carraro Society is to provide a unique experience for visitors to Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights; preserving, maintaining and restoring its historic structures, gardens and grounds, in partnership with the City of Phoenix.

Main Programs

  1. Tours of Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights
  2. Garden Restoration and Preservation

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Service Areas

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Arizona

Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights is located in Maricopa County, Phoenix, Arizona. Guests come from communities around Arizona, as well as visitors touring the state.

ruling year

2011

President, Board of Directors since 2014

Self-reported

Dr Tamera Zivic

Keywords

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Tovrea, Castle, Phoenix, Carraro,

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EIN

27-5166774

 Number

3192104287

Physical Address

5025 East Van Buren Street

Phoenix, AZ 85008

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

History Museums (A54)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Tovrea Carraro Society continues to grow its programs to ensure that community members are able to visit through multiple types of tours; the gardens continue to flourish as care is taken to support the growth of 300 varieties of cactus, flora and fauna on the property; educating the public about Arizona History and the legacy of the Castle and Cactus Gardens to the past, present and future of Arizona.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Tours of Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights

Certified Docents provide guided tours of the cactus gardens, outlying buildings and castle first floor and basement.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

General Public/Unspecified

None

Budget

50,000

Program 2

Garden Restoration and Preservation

Garden volunteers learn about the unique desert flora surrounding the Castle in addition to gaining skills and tips for maintaining and beautifying the gardens.
Activities include planting cactus, removing invasive non-native plants, landscape design and watering techniques unique to plants in arid climates.

Team leaders guide, instruct and oversee garden volunteers and provide interesting insight on the history of the gardens and their relationship to the Castle.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

General Public/Unspecified

None

Budget

40,000

Charting Impact

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

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    1. Expand opportunities for community to explore the site;
    2. Restore and Renovate outbuildings;
    3. Continue to support the growth of the Cactus Gardens.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    1. Recruit and train additional quality volunteers;
    2. Hire staff to support the programs and volunteers;
    3. Expand Tovrea Carraro Society Board;
    4. Increase Special Event and Fundraising opportunities.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Tovrea Carraro Society is a young and vital organization with quality, professional volunteers leading the organization. Strategic planning and implementation is key to successfully accomplishing the goals.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    All goals are mapped and measured quarterly.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    WE continue to succeed and move forward on our goals.
Service Areas

Self-reported

Arizona

Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights is located in Maricopa County, Phoenix, Arizona. Guests come from communities around Arizona, as well as visitors touring the state.

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Funding Needs

Cactus Garden Irrigation Renovation - $10,000.00 Restoration/Refurbishment of Outbuildings (Dovecote, Reflecting Pool, Carraro Cottage, Caretaker's House, Machine Shop/Barn) - $1,350,000.00 Additional People Movers - $25,000.00

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Operations

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TOVREA CARRARO SOCIETY

Leadership

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President, Board of Directors

Dr Tamera Zivic

BIO

As a child growing up in Arizona, Tamera Zivic, Ph.D., Executive Director/CEO of the World Hunger Education, Advocacy & Training organization (WHEAT) always loved to learn.

She is a summa cum laude graduate of Arizona State University with a dual doctorate in Psychology, emphasis in Family Systems and Pharmacology. She also has graduate degrees in Sociological Research, Pastoral Ministry and Business Administration.

Tamera enjoys her time with Tovrea Carraro Society as it affords her an opportunity to utilize her vast presentation and training skills; work with stellar volunteers; meet interesting guests who visit the Castle.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr Tamera Zivic

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?


RESPONSE NOT PROVIDED

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & 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?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Gender
This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.
Race & Ethnicity
This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.
Sexual Orientation

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Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Diversity Strategies
Yes
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan
Yes
We use other methods to support diversity