Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

Beacon Academy

There is no greater gift than opportunity.

four stars

92.20

477 Longwood Avenue Boston, MA 02215
tel: (617) 423-2266   Web Site
EIN: 73-1710051

Board Leadership
Amy McCarthy
Chair

CEO
Marsha Feinberg
Founder, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.20 four stars
  Financial 99.25 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Beacon Academy provides a transformational year between 8th and 9th grades to promising, motivated and hard-working students from Boston and surrounding urban areas. Inspired by a challenging curriculum and stimulating co-curricular experiences, students learn vital academic skills and develop habits of mind that empower them to change the trajectory of their lives. They emerge as active learners with increased confidence, critical thinking skills, and broader vision, prepared to thrive at competitive independent high schools that share our commitment to their success. Beacon Academy supports its alumni as they continue their journeys. The school welcomes opportunities to work in partnership with teachers and schools to help create and maintain inclusive communities for all.

Beacon Academy provides a transformational year between 8th and 9th grades to promising, motivated and hard-working students from Boston and surrounding urban areas. Inspired by a challenging curriculum and stimulating co-curricular experiences, students learn vital academic skills and develop habits of mind that empower them to change the trajectory of their lives. They emerge as active learners with increased confidence, critical thinking skills, and broader vision, prepared to thrive at competitive independent high schools that share our commitment to their success. Beacon Academy supports its alumni as they continue their journeys. The school welcomes opportunities to work in partnership with teachers and schools to help create and maintain inclusive communities for all.

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Financial

four stars

99.25

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
82.4%
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.09
  Program Expenses Growth 16.1%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Beacon Academy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Beacon Academy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,744,480
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $819,020
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,563,500
   Program Service Revenue $5,930
Total Primary Revenue $2,569,430
   Other Revenue $204,649
TOTAL REVENUE $2,774,079
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,574,686
   Administrative Expenses $142,273
   Fundraising Expenses $150,774
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,867,733
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $906,346
   
Net Assets $6,767,093

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$160,000 8.56% Marsha Feinberg CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$178,909 9.57% Cindy Laba Founder, General Manager

Mission

Beacon Academy provides a transformational year between 8th and 9th grades to promising, motivated and hard-working students from Boston and surrounding urban areas. Inspired by a challenging curriculum and stimulating co-curricular experiences, students learn vital academic skills and develop habits of mind that empower them to change the trajectory of their lives. They emerge as active learners with increased confidence, critical thinking skills, and broader vision, prepared to thrive at competitive independent high schools that share our commitment to their success. Beacon Academy supports its alumni as they continue their journeys. The school welcomes opportunities to work in partnership with teachers and schools to help create and maintain inclusive communities for all.

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Charity Contact Info

Beacon Academy
477 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
tel: (617) 423-2266
EIN: 73-1710051

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Board Leadership

Amy McCarthy
Chair

CEO

Marsha Feinberg
Founder, CEO