Case Studies

The Kavelman Group Philanthropic Advisors have served a wide variety of individual and institutional clients to help them further their missions and goals. A few are highlighted below. In some cases, names and details have been altered to protect clients’ privacy.

Evaluation of Funding Results: NYS Council on the Arts

Founded in 1960-61 under the leadership of Governor John D. Rockefeller, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) is the oldest and largest state arts agency in the country. Throughout its history, it has been committed to excellence in every art form and has sought to reach into every community and touch every … read more...

Philanthropic Advising: Three Individual Donors

The following case studies represent fictitious people based on a composite of services provided to several TKG clients. Names and other details have been altered to protect their privacy. Challenge #1: How to Focus Individual Giving Michael, who founded and heads a highly regarded venture capital firm, was familiar with the philanthropic world and had supported … read more...

Board Development: Mohonk Preserve

The Opportunity: The Kavelman Group was approached by Mohonk Preserve to create and facilitate a Board retreat and training sessions at an important new juncture in its growth as an organization. The Preserve protects and manages over 8,000 acres in the majestic Shawangunk Mountains. As New York’s largest nonprofit nature preserve, they welcome over 165,000 … read more...

Program Launch: National Design Awards, Smithsonian Institution

The Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Smithsonian Institution is the only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. The Museum presents compelling perspectives on the impact of design on daily life through active educational and curatorial programming. It is the mission of Cooper-Hewitt’s staff and Board of Trustees to advance the public understanding of … read more...

Strategic Plan: Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies

The Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies (FAPE) is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the image of the United States abroad through the installation of permanent works of American art in embassies around the world. By partnering with American artists, FAPE gifts encourage cross-cultural understanding within the diplomatic community and the international … read more...