Share |

Friends of the Childrens Museum at La Habra, Inc.

 301 S Euclid Street
 La Habra, CA 90631
[P] (562) 383-4236
[F] (562) 383-4485
[email protected]
Roy Mueller
 Printable 1 Page Summary
 Printable Profile
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Employer Identification Number 33-0244625 00000



Mission StatementMORE »

The Children’s Museum at La Habra’s mission is to encourage enthusiasm about learning in a hands-on environment that opens the world to even the youngest child. The Friends of the Children’s Museum at La Habra supports that mission through its fundrasing efforts on the Museum’s behalf.

Mission Statement

The Children’s Museum at La Habra’s mission is to encourage enthusiasm about learning in a hands-on environment that opens the world to even the youngest child. The Friends of the Children’s Museum at La Habra supports that mission through its fundrasing efforts on the Museum’s behalf.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2017
Projected Expenses $730,839.00
Projected Revenue $727,404.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • California Science Quest
  • Lil' Innovators Early Childhood STEM Initiative
  • Dance Your Pants Off
  • Dream Big! - formerly The Dreams of Children

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Mission Statement

The Children’s Museum at La Habra’s mission is to encourage enthusiasm about learning in a hands-on environment that opens the world to even the youngest child. The Friends of the Children’s Museum at La Habra supports that mission through its fundrasing efforts on the Museum’s behalf.

Background Statement

Founded in 1977, The Children's Museum at La Habra (CMLH) has served the community for 39+ years. Museum exhibits and programs target children, ages 2-10, through hands-on participatory experiences that promote a methodology of learning by doing. The Museum serves approximately 90,000 annual visitors from Orange County (50%), Los Angeles County (41%), and Riverside and San Bernardino counties (9%) and is the only one of its kind in the area.

Seven exhibit galleries in 10,000 square feet of active, stimulating space provide Museum visitors with a variety of learning environments. Biannual changing exhibits focus on themes that invite discovery and exploration like the current Ocean Zone. These rich, interactive, out of the classroom learning opportunities capture students’ power of imagination, increase confidence in students’ abilities and cement learning in core subjects.

The Museum’s seven galleries include: Nature Walk, Science Station, STEM Lab, Pre-School Playpark, Family Art Center, Kids On Stage and a historic Dentzel Carousel. CMLH’s multi-purpose room is used to present special programs and family performances.

CMLH offers minority and low-income families a bridge to learning through quality science, art and cultural programs, as well as a sponsored monthly free admission day that enhance core curriculum learning in schools. Museum visitors are 70% minority (50% Hispanic, 10% Asian, 5% African American, and 5% Other) and 30% Caucasian. The Museum’s $8.00 admission fee ($7.00 for La Habra residents) and affordable annual family membership fees are in strong contrast to other children's museums whose membership fees are prohibitive to non-affluent families.

CMLH’s Education Outreach Programs have received funding awards from the U.S. Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Impact Statement

CMLH accomplishments for the past year include:


  • Through its’ partnership with PBS-SoCal, CMLH recently attracted over 1,000 visitors for a “Daniel Tiger Day” in January 2017
  • Implementing CMLH’s new marketing plan, renewing its’ television commercial contract with PBS-SoCal, developing new marketing partnerships with GroupOn and Goldstar and maintaining direct social media interaction with Museum visitors through the Museum’s blog, Facebook and Instagram.
  •  Purchasing a new POS system that will markedly upgrade the Museum’s current register-based admission system. The POS system will include a new member database and inventory controls for the Museum’s Gift Shop.
  • Successfully solicited online donors through #Giving Tuesday and a local effort, I Love Orange County, organized by the Orange County Community Foundation. These were the Museum’s first efforts to solicit online support. CMLH also initiated a new fundraising event, Quartermania, which captured a new base of support for the Museum.
  • Purchasing a new donor software system to more efficiently track the Museum’s donor base and develop strategy around increasing individual donor support.
  • Opened a new outdoor train exhibit through a partnership with Black Bear Diner.
  • Installed two new changing exhibits: Creepy Crawlies (insects) and Time of Giants: Ice Age Mammals (giant sloths, saber-toothed cats and woolly mammoths). The Museum’s current changing exhibit Ocean Zone, debuted in Spring 2017.
  • Conducted multiple Caterpillar Adoption Days during Spring Break school vacation and the summer. Museum visitors created “Caterpillar Cabanas” out of shoeboxes and adopted Painted Lady caterpillars (native California species) to take home and observe the process of metamorphosis.
  • Created a Mini-Olympics participatory event for Museum visitors in celebration of the summer Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Provided arts-based outreach programs to underserved schools:


H20, Here We Go! (water conservation) to 1,797 La Habra low-income K-2nd students and teachers

o California Science Quest to 889 K-2nd grade students and teachers

o On the Road to Energy Conservation to 852 K-2nd grade students and teachers

o  Young at Art introducing the visual and performing arts to 141 disadvantaged state preschool and local Head Start students and teachers

o   Read Across America to 180 Pre-K students and teachers

-    Offering programs like Little Learners, which introduced music, art, books and science to toddlers and their caregivers, Little Picassos, which introduced younger children to the arts and self-expression and Tiny Tigers Tae Kwan Do, which provided hands-on activities for children and parents to learn about the value of physical activity.

Organizational Top Goals: Next 1-3 years

The Children’s Museum at La Habra’s top goals for the next 1-3 years are detailed under the Strategic Plan question. CMLH constantly seeks to grow its’ public exhibit and program offerings and proactively respond to new opportunities in the Children’s Museum landscape, both locally and nationally, to expand its’ reach and enrich children’s lives. The Museum’s top three goals are:

Education & Exhibits: Keep the Museum experience fresh and new

Offer diverse cultural and ethnic specific changing/traveling exhibits (Chinese traveling exhibit scheduled for 2018) and provide internationally focused educational programming. Increase STEM (multiyear grant submitted to the Institute of Museums and Library Services), language, and history exhibit components.

Create new STEM-focused, Common Core and Visual and Performing Arts (new program-The Dreams of Children funded by California Arts Council) standards based outreach programs.

Marketing/Branding: Create greater visibility for CMLH

Expand Museum marketing/branding (Groupon and Goldstar) to include an in house blog, daily e-blasts, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram updates with goals of increasing Museum audience, attendance and public recognition.

Development: Increase donor support both at the Foundation and Individual levels

Increase unrestricted giving through the Museum's Annual Fund, Major Gifts Program, Individual Giving (on-line solicitation initiated in 2016) and Annual Fundraisers

Maintain and grow grant-funded support for Museum STEM (IMLS grant submission) and core curriculum outreach programs and exhibits.

Overall, CMLH seeks to work more collaboratively with both its current and potential partners to bring great experiences to the children and families in the four county area the Museum serves. This means building new relationships with influencers who can help impact the Museum’s work, like the Korean and Chinese communities who are visiting the Museum in increasing numbers.


Needs Statement

The Children’s Museum at La Habra (CMLH) constantly responds to new opportunities to expand its’ reach and enrich children’s lives. CMLH impacts the community through the development of programs based on a strategy of broad engagement. The number of minority and economically disadvantaged families in La Habra is extremely high. Parents have limited economic ability to provide their children with experiential activities outside of public school. Nearly half (48%) of La Habra preschoolers are not ready for school (2016 Early Development Index Community Profile). By elementary school, more than 80% of minority students are below proficient in subjects like English and Math, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) instruction is scarce. The Guadalupe neighborhood immediately surrounding the Museum consists of 83% immigrant Hispanic students who live below the poverty line (80%) and are English Language Learners (63%).

The Museum’s Educational Outreach & Public Programs provide quality educational experiences and hands-on cultural activities that spark students’ curiosity for learning and build cognitive skills. These programs act as a learning bridge to core curriculum subjects (language arts, math and science) for underserved children whose early schooling experiences can often be negatively impacted by linguistic isolation, confusion, and perceived failure.

The Museum’s exhibits and programs are supported through funds raised by the Friends of The Children's Museum from foundations, corporations, organizations and generous individuals.  Unrestricted funding that can be directed to support CMLH’s educational outreach programs, the Museum’s monthly free admission program that provides underserved audiences with access to the Museum and general operating support are CMLH’s greatest funding needs.

CEO Statement

The Children’s Museum at La Habra is not just any children’s museum.  CMLH has created a legacy of learning by providing arts, culture, science education to children for nearly four decades. We are a unique children’s museum with our own special brand of hands-on fun!

Our dedicated staff creates programs and exhibits that are as cost effective as they are enriching. Every dollar donated to the Museum is maximized to ensure the best learning experience that we can provide.

Our goal is to promote enthusiasm for learning by making education fun so that our young visitors will want to continue learning throughout their lives. We are proud that many of the visitors who experience the Museum today are the children of those who loved the Museum when they were kids!

Board Chair Statement

Successes and Challenges Facing the Board and the Museum

Our audience is young – that is what makes us so special. During their key developmental age when our youngest visitors act like sponges, soaking up every piece of information and new experience they can get their brains around, CMLH provides a wonderful learning environment that embraces them.

The museum has been extremely successful in bringing arts and science education programming to the schools, as well as providing memorable encounters to schools attending the museum on a field trip. Many of these underserved children have never visited a museum.

The Children’s Museum at La Habra provides hands-on experiential learning experiences that expand their world.

A primary challenge is board development. We have some very dedicated board members, but locating new, enthusiastic members who bring new networks of support to the Museum has been a stumbling block for the Friends.

Addressing Our Challenges

Researching funding opportunities, grants and programming for servicing an expanding market is one way CMLH can be a valuable resource for Southern California youngsters.

Staff attends professional development conferences geared towards increasing skill sets and growth. Friends and Guild Members promote the Museum when they are attending meetings and events. KTLA (Channel 5-Los Angeles) provides coverage of the opening of the Museum’s changing exhibits every six months through live “look-ins” during morning news broadcasts. We need to continue to find ways to market to a broader audience.

The Friends Board has recently undergone a Board skills self-assessment. The next step of this process is to define the type of candidates and the skill sets we are seeking to assist the Museum achieve long-term sustainability.

Why I Give My Time and Treasure to the Museum

As a youngster I was fortunate to have parents who valued learning and growth. Visiting museums, the educational centers in parks and historic monuments was an important part of our lives. I feel the Museum is a wonderful way to encourage learning about the world and many families do not have the means to provide this for their children.

Since so much of the enthusiasm for learning is developed in their early years, CMLH can truly make a difference in the lives of a significant number of kids and their families. The Museum is a safe, stimulating, non-judgmental place to experience life. Our visitors are so excited as they view the different galleries and participate in the Museum’s classes! It is very satisfying to help provide them with a brighter future, something that is not only vital to each individual but to society as a whole.

Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

The Friends of the Children’s Museum at La Habra seeks donations through foundation grants, corporate donations, government funding, two annual fundraising events and individual gifts. Individual donations are accepted by check, cash or credit card. To make a donation via credit card, please access our donation page at Please contact us directly to discuss gifts of stock, major gifts, matching gifts from your employer or charitable gifts from your estate.

Geographic Area Served

In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
North Orange County
Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
Southern California, primarily Orange County, Los Angeles County, San Bernadino and Riverside counties.

Organization Categories

  1. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Children's Museums
  2. Youth Development - Youth Development Programs
  3. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Museums



California Science Quest

California Science Quest is a hands-on science program that targets underserved, low-income kindergarten, first and second grade students. The program began in 2000 and takes place during the academic year. Students explore a rich variety of scientific content through experiential learning activities and also have opportunities to increase their English language skills. The California Science Quest program includes outreach visits to school classrooms, Museum field trips (including bus transportation stipends) and follow-up classroom activities via loaned science kits from CMLH. Activities based on California State Science and Next Generation Science content standards encourage students to observe, hypothesize, interpret, theorize and develop methods that generate new understanding.
Budget  $50,000.00
Category  Science & Technology, General/Other Science & Technology, General/Other
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success 
During 2015/16, the California Science Quest program served approximately 748 disadvantaged elementary students and 141 adults from the following school districts:
Norwalk/ La Mirada Unified School District

Rowland Unified School District

Hacienda La Puente Unified School District
Compton Unified School district

Lowell School District

El Monte City School District
El Rancho Unified School District
Los Nietos School District
Pomona Unified School District
Program Long-Term Success  The overall goals of California Science Quest are to build a solid foundation in science learning among young children and to increase the ability of elementary school teachers to teach science to young children. California Science Quest engages young children in a hands-on learning process that increases science literacy skills and cognitive process capabilities. California Science Quest also improve teachers' ability to lead students in integrated science and core curriculum learning experiences that research shows improves students' lifelong academic performance.
Program Success Monitored By  Program evaluation is conducted through pre and post tests to measure students’ knowledge of early science and literacy education. Teacher and Museum staff observations are used to evaluate the effectiveness of the science education trunks and information learned from the Museum field trips. Teachers are also required to complete evaluation regarding program content.  On average, approximately 80% of California Science Quest participants increase their knowledge of early science and literacy education.
Examples of Program Success 
Below are comments from educators whose students have participated in the program:
“My students loved the Museum visit. They loved being able to try everything.”  -1st Grade Teacher    
“Most of our kid’s families do not visit Museums and this grant allows our kids to experience hands-on activities that they can use and build (background knowledge) on.  Plus our kids loved the hands on activities that came in the California Science Quest kit!  Using the tools to learn about how different animals eat was so much fun for them.” - 1st Grade Teacher

Lil' Innovators Early Childhood STEM Initiative

Lil’ Innovators is a new initiative the Museum has developed to impact STEM learning locally for early childhood students, their teachers and their parents. Designed as a three-year program with program partners that include The Children’s Center at Caltech, the City of La Habra Early Child Development Division and evaluators from Cal State-Fullerton and Cal State-Los Angeles, Lil’ Innovators seeks to increase preschoolers' essential science, technology, engineering, and math ability, strengthen teacher's ability to deliver quality STEM instruction and engage parents to support critical STEM learning.  The program’s start date is planned for October 2017.

Budget  $600,000.00
Category  Science & Technology, General/Other Science & Technology, General/Other
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5) Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Minorities
Program Short-Term Success 

The Lil' Innovators project will be evaluated each year of the proposed three-year term.  We expect to see levels of improvement in the student's essential science, technology engineering and math ability after year one.  

We also expect to see an increased level of STEM knowledge and increased application of that knowledge in pre-K classrooms by teachers who are participating in the project.
Finally, we hope to see increased levels of parent participation in their children's STEM education through regular attendance at their children's STEM workshops at the Museum.


Program Long-Term Success 

The Lil' Innovators project brings students to the Museum for STEM workshops every week for 24 weeks of the school year. This will include time spent exploring STEM concepts in CMLH’s newly developed STEM Lab exhibit. Workshops will support such important CA Preschool Learning Foundations Strands as scientific inquiry, physical/life/earth science, number sense, algebra & functions, measurement, geometry, mathematics reasoning, engineering concepts, and technology.

The project's expert STEM trainers will also expand educators’ STEM content knowledge and teaching capacity through a week long Summer STEM Training Institute that the project will use to meet teachers' mandated continuing education requirement. This feature ensures quality teacher participation.
Parent involvement in the project will be captured by devoting the preschools' mandatory parent participation hours to Lil' Innovators activities.
Long term success of the project will show vastly improved STEM knowledge, ability, and interest -- among disadvantaged students and their teachers -- in a region that desperately needs it. In addition, parent involvement levels in their children's STEM education will increase as will their knowledge of STEM and STEM-based careers.
Program Success Monitored By 

The Lil' Innovators EC STEM project will be evaluated before, during and after each project year using outcome-based measures of success using an unserved Head Start preschool as a control group for three specified goals. A formal project assessment has been designed by professional evaluators of early childhood programs from two California State Universities (CSU-Fullerton and CSU-Los Angeles). Evaluation tools will assess student performance in alignment with California Preschool Learning Foundations and the National Association for the Education of Young Children outcomes. Project success will be defined by:

  1. Students doing better in STEM subjects and showing more interest in STEM.
  2. Teachers, preschools, and CMLH educators will show strengthened ability to teach high quality science education.
  3. Parents will help their kids learn STEM, will understand why STEM is important, and will help their children to conceive of a possible future STEM career for themselves.
Examples of Program Success  Please see "Program Success Monitored By" response

Dance Your Pants Off

Dance Your Pants Off  is a partnership with the City of La Habra’s “Move More, Eat Healthy” program. Dance Your Pants Off encourages La Habra residents to move their bodies and burn calories to the beat of their favorite music during summer festival events in Portola Park, the public park within which the Museum resides. Wells Fargo has provided a seed grant.

Budget  $30,000.00
Category  Recreation & Sports, General/Other Leisure & Recreational Activities
Population Served Families Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  Two Dance Your Pants Off events are scheduled for summer 2017.  The Museum will observe the level of participation at these events, i.e. the number of people who actually get up and dance as well as the participants' level of satisfaction through a customer survey.  High levels of participation and satisfaction will provide positive feedback to CMLH that the program is headed in the right direction.
Program Long-Term Success  The goal of the Dance Your Pants Off program is to increase the amount of physical activity of La Habra residents by inviting them to get up and dance to live music, socialize with their neighbors and burn some calories.  By becoming more physically active through a fun recreational activity, people's health will improve through the new healthy habit that have adopted.
Program Success Monitored By  The Dance Your Pants Off program will be measured by the amount of participation at Dance Your Pants Off concerts that will be captured through photos and video of the live events.  The Museum will also conduct a participant survey to assess the program's effectiveness.
Examples of Program Success  This program will begin in July 2017.

Dream Big! - formerly The Dreams of Children

Dream Big! - formerly The Dreams of Children

Funded by the California Arts Council for underserved 3rd grade students in La Habra during fall 2016 as The Dreams of Children, CMLH has renamed this program Dream Big! and expanded this highly evaluated program in FY 17-18.  Dream Big! focuses on children’s future career aspirations and utilizes visual, musical and theatrical artists to evoke children’s dreams through classroom residencies that culminate in a showcase celebration of student work at the Museum. Collaborators include the La Habra Chamber of Commerce and the La Habra City School District.

Budget  $30,000.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Artists-in-Residence
Population Served Minorities Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
The Children’s Museum at La Habra’s Dream Big! project provides quality arts experiences and hands-on cultural activities that spark students’ curiosity for learning and build cognitive skills. This program acts as a learning bridge for underserved children whose early schooling experiences can often be negatively impacted by linguistic isolation, confusion, and perceived failure. It builds children’s self-esteem and self-confidence by recognizing and valuing their dreams. How children see themselves ultimately determines who they become and what they do in their lives.
We expect to see positive attitudinal shifts, an increased desire to learn and increased levels of self-confidence from the students who participate in the program. 
Program Long-Term Success 

Dream Big! project impacts local 3rd grade students, their families and the community of La Habra by drawing attention to the importance of role models to children as they grow. Parents, teachers and mentors of all kinds can have a profound impact on children by encouraging and nurturing their dreams.

Through Dream Big!, members of the community share personal career-related dreams and experiences and artists-in-residence evoke children’s expression of their dreams for the future through residencies at individual schools.  Parents, teachers and fellow students are invited to celebrate students' artistic expression of their dreams during a culminating event at each participating school.

Providing opportunities that fuel a child’s desire to investigate a particular world of expression and guiding them to develop their full potential within that world are two of the greatest gifts children can receive.

Program Success Monitored By 

Dream Big! program effectiveness is evaluated through surveys that measure:

  •  Relevance of project content to VAPA (Visual & Performing Arts) standards
  • Quality of the teaching effectiveness of the Artists-in-Residence
  • Teacher/museum staff observations of student engagement, attitudinal shifts and learning gains
Examples of Program Success  The Dreams of Children program, which was the pilot for Dream Big! was highly rated by the 3rd grade teachers who participated this program during fall 2016.  Because of the success of this pilot, the La Habra City School District asked the Museum to expand Dream Big! to two additional schools during FY2017-18.  The Museum is currently seeking funding to grow this program and serve additional students.


CEO/Executive Director Roy Mueller
CEO Term Start July 2015
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience Friends of the Children’s Museum Executive Director/CDO Roy Mueller has held several education and executive leadership positions with children's museums in New York (Staten Island) and California (San Jose, Pasadena and San Luis Obispo). As the San Luis Obispo's Executive Director, he successfully led a $5.2M campaign to create a new children's museum.  He has also led arts organizations in the Los Angeles area and in an earlier career performed as a classical oboist. Roy assumed his position at the Friends of the Children's Museum at La Habra in July 2015.

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Donna "D" Renee Brooks -- 2015

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
-- -- --


Award Awarding Organization Year
-- -- --


Affiliation Year
Arts OC 2017

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
-- --


The Children’s Museum at La Habra operates in collaboration and synergy with many partners. The Friends of the Children’s Museum at La Habra’s non-profit, public collaboration with the City of La Habra has helped facilitate the Museum’s growth and community responsiveness. While the Museum is owned and operated by the City of La Habra, the Friends of the Children’s Museum at La Habra fundamentally sustain the Museum.
Museum admissions and revenue support approximately 46% of the budget, while the Friends raise the funds that support the Museum’s operations, a full-time Executive Director (Friends employee) and all part-time program staff who operate the Museum. This primary partnership acts as a foundation and catalyst for other community collaborations.
The Museum has developed strong partnerships with 25 school districts (including many Title 1 schools), superintendents and school principals to ensure Museum programming reaches their students. Likewise, partnerships with community social service agencies like the La Habra Child Development Center, La Habra State Preschool and Head Start help serve underserved audiences in Orange and Los Angeles counties.
Marketing partnerships with PBS SoCal, GroupOn and Goldstar provide CMLH with visibility and promote Museum events and membership.

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 2
Number of Part Time Staff 12
Number of Volunteers 75
Number of Contract Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate % 100%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 3
Caucasian: 4
Hispanic/Latino: 7
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 12
Male: 2
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Annually

Government Licenses


CEO Comments


Foundation Comments



Board Chair Rick Snyder
Board Chair Company Affiliation La Habra City Schools-Principal (Retired)
Board Chair Term July 2016 - July 2017
Board Co-Chair Dawn Fielder
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Co-Chair Term July 2016 - July 2017

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Jimmy Andreoli II Baker Commodities, Inc. Voting
Ed Candioty Baker Commodities, Inc. Voting
Amie Chen REMAX 2000 Realty Voting
Teresa Egan La Habra City School District Voting
Dawn Fielder Retired Voting
Missy Fleet Community Leader Voting
Stephen Fleet Fleet Resources Voting
Roberta Jenkins SDD Enterprises Voting
Phyllis Kawada D.D.S Center for Pediatric Dentistry Voting
Joy Langford Joy Langford Associates Voting
Susan Miles PDQ Rentals, Inc. Voting
Eileen Okazaki Retired, Los Angeles County Office of Education Voting
Angela Owen Community Leader Voting
Stuart Pompel Pacific Crest Youth Arts Organization Voting
Kent Roberts Ballard & Tighe Publishers Voting
Richard Snyder Retired, La Habra City School District Voting
Monica Tinajero Walt Disney Company Voting
Virginia Wyckoff Community Volunteer NonVoting
Nancy Zinberg La Habra City School District, Retired Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
none -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 3
Caucasian: 13
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 13
Male: 6
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

 The Children’s Museum at La Habra has strong community support and committed board members who have supported the organization for many years. The Friends’ Board challenge is to recruit new board members from surrounding local communities that will provide additional networks of financial support so the Museum can reach its goal of long-term sustainability.

Foundation Comments


Standing Committees

  • Finance
  • Personnel
  • Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2016 to June 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $727,404.00
Projected Expenses $730,839.00
Form 990s

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 990

2013 Form 990

Audit Documents

2015 Audited Financials

2014 Audited Financials

2013 Audited Financials

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Revenue $461,722 $650,812 $531,428
Total Expenses $339,496 $677,411 $516,406

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$362,948 $326,194 $448,990
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $0 -- --
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support $0 -- --
Earned Revenue $0 $18,740 --
Investment Income, Net of Losses $2,877 $1,881 $1,865
Membership Dues $12,780 $6,573 $5,665
Special Events $64,999 $81,940 $62,397
Revenue In-Kind $0 $201,400 --
Other $-46,881 $14,084 $12,511

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Program Expense $301,451 $609,137 $485,113
Administration Expense $38,045 $28,072 $31,293
Fundraising Expense $0 $40,202 --
Payments to Affiliates $0 -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.36 0.96 1.03
Program Expense/Total Expenses 89% 90% 94%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 10% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Assets $441,076 $414,343 $415,944
Current Assets $287,509 $264,586 $283,699
Long-Term Liabilities $0 -- --
Current Liabilities $7,593 $100,433 $75,435
Total Net Assets $433,483 $313,910 $340,509

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 37.87 2.63 3.76

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value $158,394.00
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

CEO Comments

Explanation of the Friends of the Children’s Museum at La Habra’s 2013/2014 Audited Financial Statement and 990’s



While the Friends of the Museum at La Habra’s financial statements reflect a deficit for fiscal year 2013/14, it is balanced against a significant reserve that demonstrates the organization’s positive financial health. The deficit reflects grant funded program expenses that were accrued but not reimbursed by the end of the fiscal year.  Additionally, a liability of $98,678 is reflected in the 2013/14 audit. This is shown because reimbursement to the City of La Habra for program staff salaries occurred after the end of the fiscal year due to the City of La Habra’s billing cycle.



Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the Form 990s for 2012 and 2013 and the audit for 2014 as well as consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.


Other Documents

Annual Report (2016)

General Museum Brochure (2017)

No Other Documents currently available.