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
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
Project Home Again
Sackets Harbor Historical Society
Sports Museum of America
Town of Hamilton, MA (Patton Homestead)
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. 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.
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 Director of Advancement at the Abbe Museum. She also implemented strategies to provide more inclusive giving opportunities, and shared the Abbe’s mission with national and international media for the first time in the organization’s history. She was instrumental in several large grant awards and donor contributions. 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 also created and implemented a business strategy and successful community partnership initiative, which doubled clinical revenue and expanded community impact, at the Acadia Family Center, when she served as Executive Director. The Center is a trauma and art therapy facility treating substance use and mental health, in Downeast Maine. Stefanie's sabbatical provided her with contemporary leadership experiences that benefits Bevara clients.
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+ at past Communicating the Arts and Culture conferences, following her talk regarding inclusive philanthropy in Montreal, October 2019.
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 Arts Management and earned her Museum Studies Certificate. She also completed the Broad College's International Business Institute for Community College Faculty.
Stefanie continues to serve the nonprofit and education sectors in other ways. She is a founding member of the International Live Events Association (ILEA) Faculty Advisory Board, and created the Nonprofit Management Certificate Program, at Northern Essex Community College, where she also taught several business and hospitality courses. She has donated countless hours to nonprofits in underserved communities via organizations such as Community InRoads.
She also 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 project principal at Bevara. She joined Bevara's staff in August 2012, following an internship with the firm. She has worked closely with Stefanie, providing support to numerous client projects. 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 of the Patton Homestead, Inc.