New West Symphony Association - GuideStar Profile (2023)

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Exceptional Music Exceptionally Close

akaNew West Symphony |Thousand Oaks, CA|www.newwestsymphony.org

Mission

The New West Symphony inspires passion for music through live performances and education initiatives that engage and enrich our diverse audiences.

Notes from the nonprofit

New West Symphony Board of Directors recently adopted this statement regarding our DEI efforts:New West Symphony is an active participant in our own community, working to understand and support the imperative for action to be the change we want to see in the community at large. Its Board of Directors is committed to building an organization that fosters diversity, equality, and inclusion. We believe the art form is renewed and enlivened by embracing various cultures and influences. We will continually explore ways to reflect plurality, inclusion, and curiosity in our artistic programming and in our organization. As an American orchestra in the 21st century, New West Symphony aspires to help build a community that upholds the deeper values of unity, collaboration, empathy, compassion, fairness, and genuine equality.

Ruling yearinfo

1996

CEO

Natalia Staneva

Main address

2100 E Thousand Oaks Blvd Suite D

Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 USA

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Fundraising Contact

Patricia Jones

Director of Special Projects

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Physical Address

432 N. Ventura Avenue

Ventura , CA 93001


Payment Address

2100 E Thousand Oaks Blvd Suite D

Thousand Oaks, CA 91362


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Legal name of organization: New West Symphony

EIN for payable organization: 77-0406042


EIN

77-0406042

NTEE codeinfo

Performing Arts (A60)

Performing Arts Centers (A61)

Arts Service Activities/Organizations (A90)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

New West Symphony Laby Harmony Project

Laby Harmony Project provides musical opportunity to children in underserved communities, currently serving over 150 students in Ventura. We create pathways to success for Ventura children by engaging students in a multi-year continuum of rigorous after-school music training. Through offering tuition-free, long-term, and high-quality musical opportunity in the heart of Ventura’s Westside, Harmony builds social equity. By collaborating with students, families, and local partners, and together with our generous supporters, we will build a stronger, healthier, and more musically engaged community.

Because of generous donations and volunteers, the Laby Harmony Project now includes over 150 students from 8 different schools, 10 teaching artists, and a growing waiting list of students that are eager to join us.

Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups

Children and youth

New West Symphony Music Van

The Music Van is the New West Symphony's traveling petting zoo of musical instruments that introduces the physics of sound and the instrument families to more than 8,500 elementary school students annually.

Population(s) Served

Children and youth

At-risk youth

Family Club

Family Club provides an enhanced concert experience for families with children 7-13 years of age. Discounted tickets are provided for families to attend the New West Symphony's Masterpiece Series concerts.

Population(s) Served

Children and youth

CONNECT! Club

CONNECT! Club allows high school and college students to experience New West Symphony concerts at discounted prices and proves educational experiences such as meeting the musicians and taking backstage tours.

Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Young adults

Symphonic Adventures

Symphonic Adventures is an annual series of live, interactive concerts for 4,600 third through fifth grade school children from 10 school districts.

Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups

Children and youth

Meet the Artists

One hour interactive educational interviews highlighting a unique ‘behind the scenes’ Q&A with our guest artists and music director. You will learn about their musical insights, illustrious careers and fascinating beginnings.

Population(s) Served

Adults

Where we work

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    Harmony Project

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    Harmony Project

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    Harmony Project

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    Family Club

    Videos

    About the Symphony

    Orchestra Performs

    Harmony Project Anniversary Video

    Symphonic Adventures

    How we listen

    SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

    Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

    doneWe demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.

    doneWe shared information about our current feedback practices.

    • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

      To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

    • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

      We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

    • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

      We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

    Financials

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    Operations

    The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

    • Board of directors
    • Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees
    • Highest paid employees

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    New West Symphony Association

    Board of directors
    as of10/14/2022

    SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

    Board chair

    Robert Lugari

    Stephanie Younger Group

    Term: 2021 - 2023

    Samuel Bruttomesso

    Nancy Israel

    Kim Woods

    Joanne Chao

    Joan Piccioni

    Anne Prokopovych

    Marijane Unter

    Kathy Jeffers-Volk

    Sheila Schwedes

    Erin Pohl

    James Nagy

    Brian Nelson

    Lynn Ziman

    Stan Sutton

    Russell Spoto, M.D

    Peter Van Name

    John Shwope

    Nancy Israel

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

    Organizational demographics

    SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/14/2022

    Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities?Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

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    Gender identity

    Sexual orientation

    Disability

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    Equity strategies

    Last updated: 06/14/2022

    GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets,practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section.Learn more

    Data

    • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.

    Policies and processes

    • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
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