APPLEBY FOUNDATION INC

Connecting communities through the Arts

aka Tahawus Center, Rebecca Kelly Ballet   |   Au Sable Forks, NY   |  www.applebyfoundation.org

Mission

Appleby Foundation’s mission is to create, develop, and present works and ideas that connect artists and audiences, children and adults, and to strengthen and enliven communities through diverse exposure, access to, and participation in the arts. In all our creative expression, our work reminds us to remain ever-inventive and responsive to a changing environment. Its main programs are The Tahawus Cultural Center in the Adirondacks.

Ruling year info

1979

Artistic director

Rebecca Kelly

Main address

PO Box 984

Au Sable Forks, NY 12912 USA

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Formerly known as

Rebecca Kelly Dance

EIN

13-3002239

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Dance (A62)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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We connect artists and audiences, children and adults, and strengthen and enliven communities through diverse exposure, access to, and participation in the arts

Our programs

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

Tahawus Cultural Center

The cultural center occupies the two upper floors of the 3-storey building; the 2nd floor Windows Gallery and Education Space, and the 3rd floor Cloudsplitter Dance Studio. Two local business occupy the ground floor. As a gathering place for learning and a catalyst of community growth, Tahawus Center engages people with a range of expressions in the arts in programs including art, film, music, dance, and STEM. Tahawus serves as a vital space where people connect with each other around familiar and unfamiliar topics. Tahawus is proud to play its role to support and inspire its community and its visitors.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

In June 2021, after 4o years of developing new ballets in its SoHo studio and presented works-in-preview at City Center Studios in New York City, Rebecca Kelly Ballet moved to its new location, the Tahawus Center Cloudsplitter dance studio in Au Sable Forks, NY. RKB conducted ONSTAGE, a popular summer performance program for youth and pre-professional dancers. This was offered in Lake Placid, and Potsdam, NY from 1987 until 2019. RKB toured and taught throughout the upstate NY region from Plattsburgh to Potsdam, and Lake Placid to North Creek. Kids Co-Motion, RKB's education program for rural and urban children, was operated in NYC since 1992- 2019, providing productive, vocabulary-building activities in music and motion for early childhood. The SoHo Teen program provided a dynamic after-school course of study in modern and ballet techniques and in choreography.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Preteens
Children

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

We have two main programs: TAHAWUS CENTER, its goal is to enrich the lives of those within its reach through a diverse program of arts, education, and social experiences for people of all ages, and to offer productive training and events to inspire and cultivate a “can do" approach to creative entrepreneurship. Using the Center's Windows Art and Education Gallery and Cloudsplitter Dance Studio is a hub for vitality, culture and community in Au Sable Forks, NY, and spurring Main St revitalization in the green renewal of a 100-year former Masonic Lodge.

REBECCA KELLY BALLET, the contemporary chamber company based in the Adirondacks and NYC is focused on the creation and presentation of professional performances of original ballet's. The choreographer's humanists themes often reflect social issues, and stewardship for the environment. AFI seeks funds for the creation of new ballets, scholarships and support for its education programs for youth, OnStage and Kids Co-Motion programs and its programs in the Adironacks of New York.

Visit websites for details:
www.TahawusCenter.org
www.RebeccaKellyBallet.org

Visit websites for details:
www.TahawusCenter.org
www.RebeccaKellyBallet.org

Visit websites for details:
www.RebeccaKellyBallet.org
www.TahawusCenter.org

How we listen

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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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APPLEBY FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 11/2/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rebecca Kelly

Artistice Director Rebecca Kelly Ballet

Term: 2009 - 2023

Alice Schonbek

President and Board member, Strand Theater, Plattsburgh

Eric Granger

President, Placid Productions

Rebecca Kelly

Artistic Director

Pam Gelles

Financial Analyst, Paribas

Craig Brashear

Executive Director, Rebecca Kelly Ballet

Eve Wolfsohn

Librarian, Educator, Grace Church School

Rosie Sarandeva

Financial Mgr, Au Sable Dental

Carl Marxer

Video editor, motion graphics

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • 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 05/14/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

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