Akropolis Quintet, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created by and governing the internationally-acclaimed contemporary music ensemble, the Akropolis Reed Quintet. Our mission is to create a more vibrant society with greater accessibility to contemporary music through our quintet’s artistic excellence utilized in performances, educational workshops, and community engagement.
To make a tax-deductible donation to Akropolis Quintet, Inc. or learn more about our funders, click here.
As a public nonprofit, we value being a open and transparent organization when it comes to showcasing our financial records, annual report, organizational growth, impact, and more. We invite you to review our financial information below, in addition to our GuideStar Profile here.
Audited Financial Statements
- 20/21 Financial Year Audited Financial Statement
- 19/20 Fiscal Year Audited Financial Statement
- 18/19 Fiscal Year Audited Financial Statement
- 17/18 Fiscal Year Audited Financial Statement
- 2017 Calendar Year Audited Financial Statement
990 Tax Returns
Data Arts Cultural Data Project Report
Akropolis participates in the Data Arts Cultural Data Project, a system through which arts and cultural organizations enter financial, programmatic and operational information into a standardized online form. First launched in Pennsylvania in 2004, Data Arts now serves more than 14,000 organizations in 12 states and the District of Columbia. The Funders Report included here was created for Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the state arts agency in Michigan.
- Fiscal year 2020 Data Arts Cultural Data Project report
- Fiscal year 2019 Data Arts Cultural Data Project report
- Fiscal year 2018 Data Arts Cultural Data Project report
- Fiscal year 2017 Data Arts Cultural Data Project report
- FY 14, 15, and 16 Data Arts Cultural Data Project report
Since becoming a nonprofit, Akropolis has continued to produce a 1-sheet infographic annual report that showcases our reach, impact, and programmatic depth each calendar year.
- View our 2021 annual report here
- View our 2020 annual report here
- View our 2019 annual report here
- View our 2018 annual report here
- View our 2017 annual report here
In response to our unique business model and to best conserve resources, Akropolis has produced a Culture and Systems Handbook in place of a Strategic Plan. The Culture and Systems Handbook outlines the systems Akropolis Quintet, Inc. will use to develop strategy, overcome challenges, and act on our mission to be a successful, public-serving nonprofit. It was created in consultation with Bill Booth of Booth Learning.
Page 3: Aligning systems and culture to create impact and results
Page 4: Core values
Page 5: Culture and norms
Pages 6-7: Systems and procedures
This Culture and Systems Handbook was by our Board of Directors on September 21, 2019.
Board of Directors
Stephanee Strasburg, President
Director of Institutional Partnerships, Sphinx Organization Detroit
Stephanee Strasburg serves as the Senior Director of Institutional Partnerships for the Sphinx Organization, where she is responsible for the development and cultivation of foundation and government partnerships that support Sphinx’s mission and work to transform lives through the power of diversity in the arts.
Zack is an educator, arts administrator, musician, and traveler originally from rural northwestern Michigan. Zack has over 6 years of experience in youth education programs including community-based programs in the visual and performing arts, youth development, LGBTQ+ health, and he taught English in South Korea. He is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Portuguese.
Scott Landry C.P.A., Treasurer
Retired CEO of YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit; MBA, CPA University of New Orleans
Scott Landry joined the YMCA in 1994 as chief financial officer and has served as the organization’s CFO and COO. His most significant achievements have been restructuring finances and operations, embarking on several innovative initiatives, ranging from a corporate-wide approach to facilities maintenance and development to capital expansion planning and execution. He has also been leading the YMCA’s charter school initiative and is responsible for all wraparound services and outreach programming provided in the City of Detroit, including Y-Arts, SWIFT and My Y.
Jeremy is a triple bottom-line motivated community economic developer, small business champion and owner, with 10+ years of professional experience driving results within client and community facing roles at leading nonprofit community development, media, and technology organizations via an acumen for identifying and closing organization to client gaps, and initiating & stewarding cross sector relationships across the full range of corporate and grassroots tiers.
Associate Professor of French Horn, Oberlin Conservatory
Jeff Scott served as French hornist of the Oberlin-founded ensemble Imani Winds for more than 20 years, a position that took him to Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Kennedy Center, and countless other prominent stages. Insatiable in his appetite for all aspects of the creative process, Scott has served as composer or arranger for a multitude of projects, including an Off Broadway production of Becoming Something: The Story of Canada Lee and the staged production of Josephine Baker: A Life of le Jazz Hot!, in addition to many original works for solo winds and ensembles of all kinds.
Susan Badger Booth, Board Member Emeritus
Program Director of Arts & Entertainment Management/Arts Administration at Eastern Michigan University
Board member, Association of Arts Administration Educators
Director, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Board Training Program
Susan Booth joined the EMU faculty in the fall of 2006, with an extensive background as an artist, manager and educator. As an artist, Susan spent a decade working as a property artisan for regional theatres and opera companies such as the New York Shakespeare festival, the Old Globe Theatre and the Santa Fe Opera Company.
Mark Clague Ph.D., Board Member Emeritus
Interim Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs
Formerly Director of Entrepreneurship & Career Services at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Faculty Associate, American Culture Program, Afro-American Studies and Non-Profit Management
Mark Clague researches all forms of music-making in the United States, with recent projects focusing on the United States national anthem (“The Star-Spangled Banner”); American orchestras as institutions (especially in early Chicago and San Francisco); the Atlanta School of composers; Sacred Harp music and performance; critical editing; and the music of George and Ira Gershwin. His interests center on questions of how music forges and shapes social relationships: the art of sound as simultaneously a transcendent emotional expression and an everyday tool for living.
The Board of Directors also includes all five Akropolis musicians as voting members. Their biographies are available here.