BERKS ARTS COUNCIL
PO BOX 854, READING, PA 19603 www.berksarts.org

Total Revenue
$1,692,188
Total Expenses
$1,702,504
Net Assets
$20,382

Organizations Filed Purposes: THE MISSION OF THE BERKS ARTS COUNCIL IS TO CULTIVATE, SUPPORT, AND PROMOTE THE ARTS IN OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH COLLABORATION, EDUCATION, AND PRESENTATION.

TO CULTIVATE, SUPPORT, AND PROMOTE THE ARTS IN OUR COMMUNITY

BERKS JAZZ FEST HELD APRIL 5 - APRIL 14, 2019 IS A SERIES OF JAZZ CONCERTS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY, INCLUDING SOME WITH NO ADMISSION CHARGE. IT PROVIDES A FORUM FOR THIS ART FORM AND DRAWS PEOPLE FROM OUTSIDE BERKS COUNTY TO EXPERIENCE WHAT BERKS HAS TO OFFER. THIS PROGRAM RECEIVED $197,776 IN DONATED SERVICES. ATTENDANCE WAS 18,402 WITH 42 CONCERTS AT 5 PRIMARY LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF READING AND BERKS COUNTY

BANDSHELL CONCERTS - FREE OUTDOOR CONCERTS PERFORMED ON FRIDAY EVENINGS WHICH SHOWCASE A GREAT VARIETY OF MUSIC FORMS. AN INFORMAL PARK SETTING MAKES IT POSSIBLE FOR ANYONE WHO SO DESIRES TO ATTEND. THIS PROGRAM RECEIVED DONATED SERVICES OF $725. IN THE SUMMER OF 2019, 4 FREE CONCERTS WERE HELD WITH AN ATTENDANCE OF APPROXIMATELY 7,000.

OTHER PROGRAMS - VARIOUS WORKSHOPS AND PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO PROMOTE THE ARTS AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES IN BERKS COUNTY. THESE PROGRAMS RECEIVED DONATED SERVICES OF $14,241. EVENTS INCLUDED SPECIAL CONCERTS AND EXIBITIONS HELD THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AND FOR THE HOLIDAY. PPA REGRANTS - PROJECT STREAM AND PROGRAM STREAM GRANTS THAT ARE REGRANTED TO OTHER ORGANIZATIONS THROUGH THE PA PARTNERS IN THE ARTS RE-GRANT PROGRAM. IN 2019, GRANTS AWARDED WERE 45 PROJECT STREAM GRANTS TOTALING $45,187 AND 23 PROGRAM STREAM GRANTS TOTALING $70,382.SEE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON SCH O.FAST LANE ARTS - FAST LANE ART IS A JURIED CONTEST AND EXHIBITION THAT DISPLAYS THE WORK OF HIGH SCHOOL AND PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS ON BILLBOARDS THROUGHOUT GREATER READING. CREATORS OF THE TOP THREE HIGH SCHOOL AND TOP THREE PROFESSIONAL/ADULT ARTWORKS WILL SEE THEIR WINNING ENTRIES LARGER-THAN-LIFE ON BILLBOARDS THROUGHOUT BERKS COUNTY THANKS TO LAND DISPLAYS. IN 2018-2019, A NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BERKS COUNTY INTERMEDIATE UNIT WAS FORMED TO MERGE OUR TWO STUDENT COMPETITIONS IN ONE. THIS OFFERED AN OPPORTUNITY FOR MORE STUDENT PARTICIPATION (854 STUDENTS WITH OVER 1,000 ENTRIES), PROVIDED ALL ART MEDIUMS AN OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN FAST LANE, AND EXTENDED THE DISPLAY OF ARTWORK FROM 1 MONTH TO A 3-MONTH PERIOD. ART OF JAZZ: A JURIED ART COMPETITION DURING JAZZ FEST FOR STUDENTS AND ADULTS TO CREATE PIECES THAT FOCUS ON "CELEBRATING JAZZ". IN 2018-2019, WE WERE HONORED TO HAVE STUDENT ARTISTS, ARTISTS WITH DISABILITIES, AMATEUR AND PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS PARTICIPATE. THERE WERE 70 ENTRIES WITH 38 BEING EXHIBITED.SPECIAL COMMUNITY COLLABORATIONS: CELEBRATION OF WOMEN PARTNER WITH READING MUSICAL FOUNDATION, READING SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, READING PUBLIC MUSEUM, MILLER CENTER FOR THE ARTS AND 20+ COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS. WEST READING ARTS ON THE AVENUE- SERVED AS THE ORGANIZER FOR THE 400-BLOCK ARTS ORGANIZATION/LOCAL ART FEATURES IN 2019. WORKED WITH SAFE BERKS ON LIVE MUSIC AND VISUAL PERFORMANCES THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

Executives Listed on Filing

Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing

NameTitleHours Per WeekTotal Salary
Karen HaverEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (PARTIAL YEAR)55$43,229
Meggan KerberEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (PARTIAL YEAR)55$32,574
Rev Dr Harry SerioDIRECTOR1$0
Jayme RhoadsDIRECTOR1$0
Jane RunyeonDIRECTOR1$0
Jo PainterDIRECTOR1$0
Douglas MessingerDIRECTOR1$0
Ronald Bair SrDIRECTOR1$0
Chuck KochDIRECTOR1$0
John HermanDIRECTOR1$0
Teodora CappelloDIRECTOR1$0
Brian BubnisDIRECTOR1$0
Jim LandriganPAST, PAST PRESIDENT1$0
Lee OlsenPAST PRESIDENT1$0
Linda AndersonTREASURER1$0
Andrew MarkerSECRETARY1$0
Keith MooneyVICE PRESIDENT OF PROGRAMS1$0
Christopher ZaveczVICE PRESIDENT OF ADMINIST1$0
Kent DavisPRESIDENT1$0

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