Arts, Culture, and Humanities

BURNSVILLE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

aka Burnsville Foundation

Burnsville, MN

Mission

To create and provide art and amenities in the City of Burnsville, Minnesota.

Ruling Year

1998

President

Michael Esch

Vice President, Fund Raising

Mary Jo DeLise

Main Address

350 West Burnsville Pkwy Ste 425

Burnsville, MN 55337 USA

Keywords

Public Art Philanthropy

EIN

41-1908808

 Number

3474731867

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

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Programs + Results

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The Burnsville Community Foundation was organized and incorporated in 1998 as a 501c3 non-profit organization to facilitate public art and amenities in the city of Burnsville, MN. Public art enhances communities. It drives commerce by creating inviting and beautiful spaces for its citizens and visitors. Today, Burnsville hosts several unique installations of public art and supports several standing programs that beautify our city.

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Current Project Homage

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Our current public art project is a $155,000 life size, bronze statue created to pay HOMAGE to our first responders. The piece will be placed in front of the Burnsville City Hall. We also offer opportunities throughout the year to purchase pavers and park benches or to participate in our Winter Lighting and/or Snowflake programs.

Fundraising campaigns are conducted to raise the money to support our projects. We are a volunteer board using grass roots, feet on the street, means of raising funds for each project. 100% of the funds raised go toward the projects. Members give hundreds of hours each year coordinating and implanting these successful campaigns.

The foundation has consistently demonstrated the ability to conceptualize, organize and implement its projects. To date, the Foundation has raised more than $2M dollars to fund, install and deliver public art and amenities to the City of Burnsville.

Each project, new and old, makes Burnsville a better place to work and live. People visit our city each year and comment on how wonderful the Foundation’s work and additions make the community. People travel for miles to drive through Burnsville and witness our Winter Lighting Program each year. It has become a tradition for many families. People visiting Nicollet Commons Park enjoy walking through and reading the pavers. Families bring future generations to walk the park and share the story of their paver. And our park benches stand as wonderful memorials for lost loved ones. These benches give comfort and solace to the families who create a lasting and peaceful place to commemorate a loved one.

For 21 years, this foundation has worked tirelessly to beautify our city. We are proud of our accomplishments and the enhancements we’ve created. Our latest project, HOAMGE, is currently at the foundry and is expected to be gifted to the city and unveiled in the fall of 2019. We are in the last round of fundraising for HOMAGE and to date, have raised 50% of the funds required for completion. We have also completed the $30,000 annual fundraising for our Winter Lighting and Snowflake program for 2019.

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BURNSVILLE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

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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?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

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

No

ETHICS & 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

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No

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