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
Our 18/19 FY audit is currently delayed due to COVID-19, but will be ready soon
990 Tax Returns
- 2019 January-June 990 (only half the calendar year, as we switched to our fiscal year of July 1 – June 30)
- 2018 990
- 2017 990
- 2016 990
- 2015 990
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 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.
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
Susan Badger Booth, President
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
Mark Clague Ph.D., Vice President
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
Scott Landry C.P.A., Treasurer
Retired CEO of YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit; MBA, CPA University of New Orleans
Stephanee Strasburg, Secretary
Director of Institutional Partnerships, Sphinx Organization Detroit
The Board of Directors also includes all five Akropolis musicians as voting members. Their biographies are available here.
Artistic Director (saxophonist)
Marketing and Development Manager
Artistic Director (clarinetist)
Artistic Director (oboist)
Artistic Director (bass clarinetist)
Artistic Director (bassoonist)