879 McMeekin Place
Lexington KY 40502
Contact Information
Address 879 McMeekin Place
Lexington, KY 40502
Phone (859) 227 7910
Contact Name Ellen Rice
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2016
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement

The Mission of Thy Will Be Done, Production and Performance Fund, Inc., is to secure resources for the creation and production of works by Angela Rice which contribute to the building of the fabric of society by combining the highest quality of musical composition and performance with spirituality and ethics enhancing the arts in central Kentucky.

Background Statement

Thy Will Be Done by Angela Rice the brilliant Kentucky born composer of over 200 works is in its sixth year of production. Produced  each year by Dr. Everett McCovey with Metropolitan Opera tenor Gregory Turay singing the lead every year the performance has risen to become one of the finest musical performances offered in Kentucky on an annual basis. The Singletary Center on the University of Kentucky Campus now provides one of the finest venues available in the South. Increased funding each year has now allowed for nationally renowned full orchestration and directorship under Robert Baldwin and the addition of the Lexington Singers. Certainly Thy Will Be Done is the finest Oratorio offered in Kentucky each year.

Impact Statement

THY WILL BE DONE prepared and preformed an Oratorio on March 13, 2016, with over two hundred musicians and vocalists from all over the United States. The performance marked the fifth consecutive year of the performance of the work by Lexington composer Angela Rice. Over six hundred persons were in attendance at the Singletary Center on the campus on the University of Kentucky. The Performance was marked by full orchestration by composer Professor Joseph Baber, composer in Residence of the University of Kentucky, and was produced by Dr. Everett McCovey, Director of Opera of the University of Kentucky.

The uniqueness of the performance lies in the unique compelling melodies of the composer, Angela Rice, coupled with professional orchestration, by Joe Baber and world class performances including Mr. Gregory Turay a long-time performer with the Metropolitan Opera.

Needs Statement The fully orchestrated performance of Thy Will Be Done, INC. has now risen to the level of Altech’s Christmas Celebration of Song in every respect and it is the intent of the Board of Directors for this production to be on television in the Easter Season annually in Central Kentucky.
CEO/Executive Director Statement

As composer/executive director I have been gratified to see the development of my work over the years. In very real work Thy Will Be Done has been my gift to others.

Board Chair Statement

From the governance perspective, discuss the successes and challenges facing your organization...

Successes include...

... Thanks to the talent of local composer Angela Rice, the production has grown in quality to an oratorio, from a cantata.

... Securing the annual leadership commitment, as Executive Director, and "ownership" of the highly respected, local talent, Dr. Everett McCorvey, UK Director of Opera and Lexington Opera Society Endowed Chair in Opera Studies holder.

... Expanding local "ownership" by securing highly visible local talent in key performance roles, including Metropolitan Opera Tenor Gregory Turay as Jesus, the Lexington Singers as the choir, and members of the Lexington Philharmonic on instruments.

... Establishing tradition and enhanced visibility that comes with an annual performance(s) to a growing audience.

... Furthering the annual tradition by securing the prestigious venue of the UK Singletary Center.

... Increasing visibility and legitimacy in a cooperative working relationship with the BlueGrass Community Foundation.

... Expanding volunteer leadership opportunities and growing the volunteer base.

... Raising necessary funding from private gifts.

... Formalizing an advisory board during 2015; and, completing the Bylaws and mission statement.

... Evolving into a 501(c)(3) during 2016.

Challenges include...

... Further entrenching the annual tradition by stabilizing the venue, number of performances, etc.

... Further Board member understanding of the recent change from an advisory role to 501(c)(3) responsibility.

... Effectively identifying Board leadership needs; then, identifying, recruiting and training Board members.

... Leadership and consistency with effective annual fund raising.

... Effectively targeting and reaching the potential audience, thus increasing visibility, attendance, and revenue generated from ticket sales.

... Finalizing and adhering to an annual budget.

... Hiring necessary administrative support and establishing accountability.

... Planning, both short and long range.

Service Categories
Tertiary Organization Category Arts,Culture & Humanities /
Geographic Areas Served
Fayette County
Board Chair
Board Chair Sherry LeMaster
Company Affiliation Edward Jones
Board Members
Karma CassidyMidway CollegeVoting
William Drake, Jr.Drake, Marcum, and AssociatesVoting
Jan FurstCommunity VolunteerVoting
Phyllis JennessCommunity VolunteerNonVoting
Robert MayTrent CapitalVoting
Everett McCorveyUniversity of KentuckyVoting
Jouett McDowellInsurance SalesVoting
John Winn MillerCommunity VolunteerVoting
Thomas D. MinterRetiredVoting
James PalumboPalumbo LumberVoting
Jerry PsimerPsimer and AssociatesVoting
Angela RiceCommunity VolunteerVoting
Ellen RiceCommunity VolunteerVoting
Donna Robisnon-WilsonCommunity VolunteerVoting
Gregory TurayUniversity of KentuckyVoting
Jesseca WhitePilates PlaceVoting
Lori WhiteCommunity VolunteerVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity. Add number
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 16
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 9
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 50%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Angela Rice
Term Start May 2016
Email anglexky@gmail.com
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 19
Contractors 4
Retention Rate 100%
Management Reports to Board? No
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation No
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation No
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Description The Oratorio is a yearly performance that is presented each spring at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts. It is a production that involves 200 musicians and is directed by Dr. Everett McCorvey, Professor of Opera at University of Kentucky and stars Metropolitan Opera tenor, Gregory Turay as Jesus.
Budget 60000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served Adults
Program Comments
CEO Comments
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $60,000.00
Projected Expenses $60,000.00
Endowment Value $0.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Form 990s
2016 Form 990
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Goal $60,000.00
Dates July 2016 to June 2017
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of May 2016
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Registration Yes
Foundation Staff Comments
Thy Will Be Done received its 501c3 in 2016 and does not yet have a full year of financials.
Address 879 McMeekin Place
Lexington, KY 40502
Primary Phone 859 227 7910
CEO/Executive Director Angela Rice
Board Chair Sherry LeMaster
Board Chair Company Affiliation Edward Jones