To view a list of services, please click here. You can rest assure, whatever the size of budget, Bevara gives each project the same attention to detail.
We have enjoyed working with many individuals, organizations, and government agencies, over the past several years. Below is a sample from this list.
American Quarter Horse Association
Arizona Centennial Commission
Backsjön Farm, Sweden
Black Canyon Trail Coalition
Bowditch & Dewey, LLP
Commonwealth of Virginia (Office of Community Capacity Building)
Costume Society of America
Diné be' iiná, Inc.
Din l-Art Ħelwa (National Trust of Malta)
Egan Maritime Institute
Encore Boston Network
International Institute for Social History
Lawrence History Center
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malta
Nantucket Lightship Basket Museum
National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA
New England Homes for the Deaf, Inc.
Northeast Sled Hockey League
Patton Homestead Inc.
Project Home Again
Ralph Stanley Museum
Sackets Harbor Historical Society
Town of Hamilton, MA
Trustees of Reservations
United States Life-Saving Service Heritage Association
Wood Island Life Saving Station Association
Like you, our clients are unique. By taking the time to understand their specific needs and goals, we approach each engagement from an insightful, client-centric perspective.
Vän is a Swedish word meaning friend, and over the years Bevara has regularly partnered with other consultants and vendors (our vän) to form teams with the breadth of expertise and experience appropriate to the needs of our clients. Bevara strives to create teams that provide a high level of creativity, knowledge and service. We are happy to share our list of partners, or to make recommendations. Please contact our office for further information
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Stefanie JOY MUSCAT
Stefanie Joy Muscat launched Bevara in November 2004, following a successful career in management roles within nonprofit organizations. She works with clients as a Principal Consultant and leads the entire Bevara team, as the company's CEO. Her interest in cultural activities, however, extends as far back as kindergarten, when she would catalogue and exhibit her family's art and antique collections. She even made a modest profit, charging visitors a quarter to enter her museum.
Prior to opening Bevara, Stefanie served as Public Relations Coordinator (MSU Museum), Marketing Director (1999 National Folk Festival), Traveling Exhibits Coordinator (New England Aquarium) and Executive Director (Ipswich Museum). Stefanie attended Michigan State University, where she studied Sociocultural Anthropology, Arts Management, and earned her Museum Studies Certificate. She also completed the Broad College's International Business Institute for Community College Faculty.
Throughout her career, Stefanie has been honored for her work. She was named a Fellow of The Nantucket Project, a gathering of the world’s leading thinkers, visionaries, and performers to discuss the theme of "art + commerce". In 1999, she was named to the Detroit Free Press list of "100 People to Watch This Century", for her work to promote culture and heritage, and the creative economy. At only 24 years old, she was the youngest person named to the list.
During a recent sabbatical from Bevara, Stefanie produced the award winning Abbe Museum Indian Market, as the Abbe's Director of Advancement The museum, located in Bar Harbor, is dedicated to exploring the history and culture of Maine's Native people, the Wabanaki, and the Indian Market featured artists from over thirty tribes.
She continues to serve the nonprofit and education sectors outside her consultancy. Stefanie regularly lectures at conferences and universities on a variety of topics related to the management and advancement of nonprofit organizations and the creative economy. She was named one of the twenty best speakers, selected among 300+ past Communicating the Arts conferences, following her talk regarding inclusive philanthropy in Montreal, October 2019. She is a founding member of the International Live Events Association (ILEA) Faculty Advisory Board, and is an instructor at Northern Essex Community College, where she created the Nonprofit Management Certificate Program, and has taught several business and hospitality courses over the past fifteen years. You can view upcoming programs here.
Stefanie has also donated countless hours to nonprofits, and the communities they serve. A Paul Harris Fellow, Stefanie is an active Rotarian. Since June 2022, she has served on A Moment of Magic Foundation's Board of Advisors.
In 2016, Stefanie created the popular Bevara Stiftelse program, designed to assist organizations who can't afford consulting services. It is generously funded through Bevara's clients. 3% of all Bevara profits are earmarked for this important program.
Leandra currently serves as a Principal Consultant at Bevara. She joined Bevara's staff in August 2012, following an internship with the firm. She works closely with Stefanie, providing support to numerous client projects and assisting with agency management.
Leandra has always had a passion for history and has volunteered and worked for several nonprofit institutions, including the Wenham Museum and the House of Seven Gables. Leandra earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a minor in American Studies with honors from Old Dominion University. In 2012, she completed her Master of Arts degree in Historic Preservation from Goucher College. In 2009, she attended Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest Architectural Restoration Field School, under the direction of Travis McDonald. She also served as the research assistant for The Old Dominion Land Company and the Development of the City of Newport News. This exhibit won the Virginia Public Library Directors’ Award for Best Adult Program and the C. Herbert Finch Award from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC).
In 2014, Leandra earned her Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Northern Essex Community College. She currently serves as Clerk on the Board of Directors at the Friends of the Patton Homestead in Hamilton, Massachusetts.