Why become a nonprofit?
With nonprofit status, we are eligible for state and federal support, as well as tax-deductible individual gifts. Our fundraising and grant writing will be focused on growing our most impactful endeavors, from educational outreach to new commissions.
Three years after our founding, we became an LLC in 2012, allowing the organization freedom and flexibility. With today's nonprofit status comes an obligation to better the music landscape for our audience, for students, and for future musicians. It also allows Akropolis to create an internal organizational structure to ensure we do our work for years to come.
Your support will help Akropolis by...
- Enhancing our educational outreach efforts, from kindergarten through conservatory, including our new collegiate focused career advancement program, Akropolis WORKS, centered upon creative entrepreneurship and generating sustainable career options for future musicians.
- Deepening our commitment to community engagement with more programs at libraries, churches, art museums, area businesses, and other community centers.
- Strengthening our performances and new music advocacy, including new commissions, studio releases, video production, and new additions to our growing sheet music catalog — the Akropolis Collection.
Meet the Board of Directors
Susan Badger Booth
Program Director of Arts & Entertainment Management/Arts Administration at Eastern Michigan University
Mark Clague Ph.D.
Director of Entrepreneurship & Career Services at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance.
CEO of YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit
MBA University of New Orleans
Our board of directors will grow in the coming months and years, and also includes all five quintet members.
As we take this next step, we wanted to personally thank YOU for being a part of our journey as we strive to impact the world with music.
Matt, Kari, Ryan, Andrew, & Tim