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Pretend City, The Children's Museum of Orange County

 29 Hubble
 Irvine, CA 92618
[P] (949) 428-3900 x 224
[F] (949) 428-3908
http://www.pretendcity.org
[email protected]
Leslie Perovich
FOUNDED: 1997
INCORPORATED: 1997
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Organization DBA Pretend City Children's Museum
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 33-0761254 00000

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

Pretend City Builds Better Brains!

Mission Statement

Pretend City Builds Better Brains!

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $3,060,644.00
Projected Revenue $3,078,499.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Good to Go
  • Welcome Families and Museums for All
  • Scholarship Field Trips
  • Developing and Discovery Diversity Program
  • S.T.E.M. for the Next Gen

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Overview


Mission Statement

Pretend City Builds Better Brains!

Background Statement

Pretend City Children’s Museum believes young children build foundational skills and “better brains” through the power of play. Research shows that play is critical to the development of executive function, a set of foundational skills that are required for successfully navigating the world. These skills are built through experiences, starting in the first year of life. Pretend City Children’s Museum is a place for children to explore, experiment, play and foster creativity in a familiar and transferable learning environment. Through pretend play, the “city” environment is also designed to help children learn about the interconnectedness and diversity of the local community, understand the needs of others, and explore the wide array of potential professions to which one may aspire. Pretend City serves all cities in Orange County and is designed to serve children ages infant through 10 and their families.

In summary:

  • Children are born with an innate self-motivation to play
  • Self motivation is a more effective driver than external motivation in skill building
  • Pretend City is a compelling pretend play educational environment.
  • The type of play (pretend play) in which children innately engage  at Pretend City effectively builds executive function skills
  • The building of executive function is an essential precursor to developing academic and life skills and is the very foundation needed for higher order thinking

These abilities are the core of successfully navigating in the world today, but these executive function skills do not just develop by themselves. They are built over time through experiences, starting as early as the first year of life, with more complex skills building on the simpler skills that came before.


Impact Statement

Pretend City is committed to meeting the needs of all children regardless of background or ability.  Pretend City is:

  • A key resource for parents/caregivers to learn about parenting and how to accelerate their children’s learning and development.

  • Fostering creativity via exhibits and programming featuring the arts and the concept of invention.

  • Providing children the powerful tools to enhance school readiness and literacy.

  • Playing a role as a valued strategic partner and collaborator, complementary to other regional early childhood stakeholders.

  • A community resource for information and programming on health/nutrition/exercise.

  • Providing an appealing “town center” where all children and families can interact.

  • Providing an exciting introduction to the world of cultural institutions and life long learning experiences for young children and their families.

  • Develops and disseminating a broad/deep portfolio of multi-disciplined education programming.

Needs Statement

Initiatives currently requiring financial support include: Youth Leadership Council (YLC); Good to Go; Field Trip Scholarship Program and Staff andVolunteer-Training and Development.    

Youth Leadership Council - The YLC provides leadership development for high-school students in board governance, philanthropy, leadership, and social responsibility and enterprise.  Budget: $75,000     

Field Trip Scholarship Program - Pretend City strives to enrich the lives of underserved children by providing them with a dynamic educational environment and curriculum based field trips free of charge. We specifically serve Title 1 Orange County schools with our unique opportunity to play, explore, and create. Budget: $350,000

Good to Go - Good to Go (G2G) is designed to educate service providers and families with young children about the importance of developmental screenings.  The G2G initiative combines onsite screenings, parent and provider education and training, and pediatrician outreach to change the overall community perception of developmental screenings and to increase the total number of OC children who receive developmental screenings.  Budget: $900,000

Staff and Volunteer Training - Pretend City relies on experienced and knowledgeable staff to provide high-quality experiences to our guests; this includes early childhood development training, general health training, team building, and social skills. Funding is always limited for training not only for front-line staff but also management.   Budget: $35,000

 
 
 

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Pretend City Children's Museum has a variety of ways to become involved. We have an active volunteer program for ages 12 to 112! Volunteer opportunities include exhibits,& administrative, maintenance and more. We also accept in-kind donations - please check out our website for more details at "pretendcity.org"

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County
Southern California

Organization Categories

  1. Education - Educational Services
  2. Youth Development - Youth Development Programs
  3. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Museums

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Programs


Good to Go

The Pretend City “Good to Go” initiative is designed to help families identify developmental delays as early as possible and help ready their children for school.   The program educates service providers and families with young children about the importance of developmental screenings. The Good to Go from Head to Toe! (G2G) initiative combines on‐site screenings, parent and provider education and training, and pediatrician outreach to change the total community perception of developmental screenings and to increase the overall number of Orange County children who receive developmental screenings.

The G2G Ages and Stages Program is a parent-completed developmental screenings used to ensure that the child’s growth and development is progressing on track. It has been used for more than 20 years to make sure children are developing properly. It looks at the child’s strengths and challenges, educates about developmental milestones, and incorporates the parents expert knowledge about their child to learn more about their development. It assesses five major development areas: communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal social. It is valid, reliable and recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Budget  $900,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Early Childhood Education
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5) At-Risk Populations Infants to Preschool (under age 5)
Program Short-Term Success 

To achieve these goals, Pretend City is requesting funds in support of an outreach program to serve state-run and non profit preschools with children from 0-5 years of age and their parents – typically in underserved communities. One component of the outreach program is to translate the entire program into Spanish and provide multiple points of distribution. The complete program (including the results returned to the parents, caregivers and teachers) will be provided in the same language as the submitted assessment.  A second component is to provide a field trip that would consist of educating parents and providers about developmental milestones and providing them with an ASQ to take home and complete.  Once returned, Pretend City scores and sends a follow-up letter to the parents with the results.  A copy can also be sent to their pediatrician if requested.  If any delays are detected, Pretend City contacts the parent by phone and offer them resources and referrals.  In addition, each child will be sent 1 comp ticket to Pretend City.

Program Long-Term Success 

The Good to Go from Head to Toe Initiative has teamed up with 10 local pediatric providers to implement developmental screenings at children’s 9, 18­, 24­, and 36-­month well-­child visits. Participating offices receive packets containing age-­appropriate ASQs, incentives for families to complete them (e.g., free tickets and 2-­‐for-­‐1 coupons to Pretend City), growth charts, and more.  In 2014, the Good to Go Program was able to provide 1,958 health screenings (dental, BMI, blood pressure, speech, language, hearing, and behavioral).  

Program Success Monitored By 

The Good to Go from Head to Toe initiative is constantly evolving to best meet the needs of its audience. Many parents tend to worry about every little thing about their child: is this normal, should they be doing this or that, and when? The truth is it’s often difficult to tell whether a behavior or non-behavior is just part of being a child or a sign of a developmental delay. It is Pretend City's hope that through the initiative's on site health checkups, parent and provider education and training, and promotional outreach, parents will learn to better understand their child’s development, enabling them to better support their child's healthy development.

 

Examples of Program Success 

Other notable highlights of the initiative include:

  • 1000 Ages & Stages Developmental Screening Tools (ASQs) distributed monthly at the museum, January 2010 - present. Help Me Grow, our partnering scoring and follow up agency, has received 200 ASQs thus far and approximately 30% of children are getting referrals for additional services.
  • Over 400 children screened thus far at the museum between monthly screening days and health fair, with an average of 52% of those children referred for additional support. January 2010 – present.
  • Over 6500 Way To Play Guides shared with parents and the community including Early Childhood Educators at the California Association for the Education of Young Children Conference, January 2010 – present.
  • Relationships formed with over 65 child development community partners, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, Family Support Network, Help Me Grow Orange County and CHOC/UCI Neurodevelopmental Network, January 2010 - present.
  • Over 60 participating pediatricians on board with our mission, including many with the American Academy of Pediatrics, January 2010 - present.

 


Welcome Families and Museums for All

Welcome Families provides more than 9,000 free admissions annually for our most vulnerable Orange County citizens. Passes are distributed to partnering social service agencies who in turn distribute the passes to qualified, low-income and at-risk children and families. The program is designed to ensure that all children in Orange County have the opportunity to experience Pretend City’s rich learning environment.  Access for All  provides $4 admission for anyone with an EBT card (public assistance benefits). The program has no limitations and provides access to programs that encourage families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits. This program successfully broadens our visitor base and outreach in underserved communities by raising public awareness about how museums serve entire communities. 

Budget  $25,000.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Museum Education
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Families
Program Short-Term Success  In 2016, more than 9,000 passes were underwritten and distributed to Orange County partner agencies. These included: Boys and Girls Club of Santa Ana, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, MOMS Orange County, Illumination Foundation, Foster Care Auxiliary of Orange County, Boys and Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley, Assistance League of Santa Ana, Human Options Hope Clinic, CASA, and Laura’s House. The tickets are distributed overwhelmingly to North Orange County including the cities of Anaheim, Santa Ana, Fountain Valley, and Garden Grove.
Program Long-Term Success  Children’s museums are leading a movement to combine specific learning objectives with play in informal learning environments that are developmentally appropriate for infants, toddlers and children across all demographics. Pass redemption, letters from recipients, and agency feedback are some of the measures of success for Welcome Families and Access for All. By removing the financial barrier, Access for All also removes the social and academic barriers families may face when they are not exposed to high quality museum experiences.
Program Success Monitored By  Attendance   
Examples of Program Success  --

Scholarship Field Trips

 

Pretend City Children’s Museum has committed resources to assure that children and families from underserved areas or those who are being served by non-profit partners can access the programming of the museum. All field trips to the Museum are subsidized between 60% and 100%.  The field trips include programs on financial literacy, fire safety, community partners, health and wellness, and obesity prevention. 

Following each scholarship field trip, a survey is conducted of teachers and chaperones to test outcomes against stated objectives for the curriculum of each field trip. Modifications to curriculum and implementation of programming are accomplished pursuant to findings of these surveys.

Budget  $341,646.00
Category  Education, General/Other Early Childhood Education
Population Served At-Risk Populations Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 

Pretend City has served over 70,000 unduplicated students in our field trip programs since opening five years ago.  In Pretend City's Strive To Thrive field trip program, a significant finding was the cumulative results of the BMI screenings. A total of 40% of the children screened fell into the overweight or obese categories. Pretend City also found that the children from certain school districts tended to have a higher percentage of children in the overweight and obese category. Providing BMI screenings as part of the field trip proved to be a very good model. It gave immediate feedback to both teachers and parents.  At the preschool and kindergarten level, many parents participate in fieldtrips. Some of the parents who were in attendance while their children were being screened were shocked by the results and grateful to have had the service provided and explained. We heard many parents immediately start discussing better food choices and lifestyle that needed to be made. According to teacher surveys more than 88% of the children had a better understanding of the key concepts and importance of healthy eating and exercise.  More than 75% of the children were able to name healthy foods and understood making healthy food choices is important after completing the field trip experience. Pre and post testing is performed and reported with all scholarship field trips. Pretend City intends to provide a hands-on early childhood education experience to children in low income areas of Southern California.  

Program Long-Term Success 

Following each scholarship field trip, a survey is conducted of teachers and chaperones to test outcomes against stated objectives for the curriculum of each field trip. Modifications to curriculum and implementation of programming are accomplished pursuant to findings of these surveys.

On previous surveys, most teachers “strongly agree”  that learning about healthy eating in an immersive play environment themed as a real city has a greater impact than simply reading about or discussing the subject.

Program Success Monitored By 

Following each scholarship field trip, a survey is conducted of teachers and chaperones to test outcomes against stated objectives for the curriculum of each field trip. Modifications to curriculum and implementation of programming are accomplished pursuant to findings of these surveys.

On previous surveys, most teachers “strongly agree” that learning about healthy eating in an immersive play environment themed as a real city has a greater impact than simply reading about or discussing the subject.

Examples of Program Success 

Field trips are an important way for schools in underserved areas to share rich educational opportunities with their students. The field trip curricula available at Pretend City meet State Standards for preschool, kindergarten and first, second and third grade levels. The field trips provide a fun, hands on opportunity for children to develop important skills through pretend play.


Developing and Discovery Diversity Program

The Developing and Discovery Diversity Program at Pretend City highlights a variety of cultures, families and lifestyles that are represented in our community. At the Café exhibit, families have the opportunity to role-play in a child-size play restaurant with a variety of pretend foods from the designated cultural background, such as Greek, Japanese, Mexican, and Persian foods. This play encourages parents and caregivers to begin conversations about cultures and to evoke the idea of the diversity represented in the décor and foods in the Café. Pretend City’s educational staff facilitates learning activities by introducing different aspects of that diverse culture, such as new vocabulary, foods, meals, and decor. The Café exhibit changes three times per year in order to reflect various cultures.

The Our Home Exhibit is expressly designed to highlight diversity, by reflecting the real home and lives of a local family. Because Orange County, CA is an area extraordinarily rich in cultural diversity the exhibit provides an ever-changing and broad array of the many interesting cultures that make up our immediate community. The effectiveness of this exhibit lays in the fact that we are highlighting a real family. The artwork hung around the home, clothing in the bedrooms, food in the kitchen’s refrigerator, toys, religious and cultural objects are all representative of the featured family’s culture and lifestyle. Displayed in the home is a television where a custom video recording of the featured family serves to explain their home life, traditions, and favorite activities. Through pretend play in the exhibit, children experiment with adult roles, explore interesting aspects of other peoples’ lives, and recognize the ways that their community members and peers are alike and different.

All components of the diversity curriculum are designed to engage all family members in interactive learning.

Budget  $96,951.00
Category  Education, General/Other Partnerships in Education
Population Served Families
Program Short-Term Success 

The primary goal of the program is to deliver educational experiences that promote learning about cultures, traditions, and heritages to all of Pretend City's visitors, in order to promote an appreciation of diversity that will have an impact on the community. Orange County continues to experience increasing racial and ethnic diversification of our population. Since the 1980’s, international immigration has contributed to the shifting of Orange County’s proportion of foreign born residents from 6% to 30% in 2010.  In addition, the goal of the Diversity Program is to follow the Logic Model, which promotes parents as educators for their children and to instill appreciation at an early age for diversity, while simultaneously educating children on resisting hatred and violence towards their peers and the world around them.

Program Long-Term Success 

Through surveys and observation, Pretend City will seek to quantify whether Pretend City will meet the goal of teaching a  child of a young age to appreciate diversity after experiencing play activity programming in these exhibits. The outcomes sought will include whether or not small children can interact in a culturally appropriate way, use appropriate language to express new ideas, and solve problems.

The success of the program will be measured through audience engagement and partnership collaboration. Audience engagement will be measured through surveys and observation.  Pretend City will seek to quantify whether a young child can appreciate diversity after experiencing play activity programming in these exhibits. The outcomes sought will include whether young children can 1) identify cultural likenesses and differences, 2) use appropriate language to express new ideas about cultures and celebrations, and 3) to participate in discussions about cultural likenesses and differences . Weekly surveys will be utilized to measure impact among our Pretend City members, who are the most frequent visitors and thus will provide the most accurate measure of impact over time. The Education Committee will oversee the results and work with our education staff to determine any changes to the program. Partnership collaboration will be measured by identifying and engaging with new partners to the museum and maintaining their ongoing relationship with the museum. This allows the organization to build new audiences through these collaborations and hopefully reaching an untapped market.  The exhibit change-overs give the Museum an opportunity to explain about different cultures through play.

Program Success Monitored By  Surveys and observation
Examples of Program Success  See above

S.T.E.M. for the Next Gen

Children are incredibly active learners from one to three years old, and we can start building their foundation in STEM early. Pretend City supports the research that the best practices in early childhood education allow for more play and investigation and for students to be active, engaged, and to take initiative in their own learning. Long-term research also indicates that opportunities to take initiative in your own learning are not only good for STEM learning, but for overall long-term academic success. Recently we launched daily STEM activities in our exhibits and partnered with OC STEM initiative (a local partnership of students, parents, teachers, and key community stakeholders).

Our staff lead, known as STEMgineer, actively engages students in learning, develops understanding of important content in a meaningful storyline, and facilitates critical thinking by organizing and relating knowledge. These programs are based on the inquiry method – a way of teaching that develops and reinforces skills such as exploring, questioning, observing, investigating, sorting, recording, collaborating, and communicating. Since inquiry does not come naturally to children, staff helps to build a strong foundation for inquiry through our comprehensive STEM programming.

Through the Inquiry Method students

· Explore objects, materials, & events.

· Raise questions.

· Make careful observations.

· Engage in simple investigations.

· Describe, compare, sort, classify, and order.

· Record observations using words, pictures, charts, and graphs.

· Use a variety of simple tools to extend observations. (Like magnifying glasses)

· Work collaboratively with others.

· Share and discuss ideas and listen to new perspectives

Budget  $35,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Early Childhood Education
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 

As an early childhood education institution, Pretend City Children’s Museum recognizes our unique ability to expand children’s learning and lead them toward discovery by encouraging their natural curiosity. The goal of this program is to focus and refine the naturally inquisitive behaviors of children towards science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).By noticing how children are interacting with our environment and asking open-ended questions, we are able to link STEM into programs, activities, and play that is practiced every day. STEM for the Next Gen stimulates and engages children’s thinking by integrating STEM into the museum with focused offerings and by utilizing STEM play. This engaging, developmentally appropriate program maximizes children’s learning in STEM concepts.

Program Long-Term Success  In process
Program Success Monitored By 

Our outcomes result largely from observational data collected by the staff members who interact with the children directly. As well-qualified educators, they are able to inform our Education department whether children showed comprehension of STEM concepts and willingness to independently practice these concepts on their own. In addition, current field trip evaluation includes the collection of teacher, chaperone, and student surveys.

Examples of Program Success  New Program

Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Sandra Bolton
CEO Term Start Feb 2012
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Sandra Bolton is a Registered Nurse and attorney who has devoted a thirty-year career to children and families. Sandra has practiced law defending medical malpractice and has served in leadership positions in both hospital and medical practices. Most recently Sandra served as Vice President of Professional Services at City of Hope. In that position she worked with the Chief Medical Officer to facilitate and develop professional care and medical center programs. Sandra served as the founding Executive Director of Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County. Under her leadership, the organization raised more than $7.5 million in its first four years, constructed a 7,000-square-foot dental facility and collaborated closely with the Children & Families Commission of Orange County, University of Southern California School of Dentistry and Children’s Hospital of Orange County to establish the first dental residency program in Orange County.


Sandra completed a fellowship in the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. She received her associate degree in nursing from Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles, and her Juris Doctorate from Western State College of Law.

 

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Ms. Pam Shambra Jan 2005 Sept 2010

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Ms. Sue Harrison Director of Development --
Ms. Linda Hunter -- --
Ms. Leslie Perovich Sr. Director of Advancement --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
National Medal Finalist Institute of Museum and Library Services 2018
# 1 Place for Children Parenting Magazine 2016

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
Orange County Funders Roundtable 2016

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

First Five/Children and Families Commission of Orange County

Help Me Grow
American Academy of Pediatrics 
Child Behavior Pathways
Healthy Smiles
School Readiness Nurses
OC Developmental Screening Cohort
 

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 15
Number of Part Time Staff 31
Number of Volunteers 600
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 65%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

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

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan Yes

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

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Ms. Erin H. Boyl
Board Chair Company Affiliation Wells Fargo
Board Chair Term Jan 2017 - Dec 2018
Board Co-Chair Ms. Michelle Barto
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Community Leader
Board Co-Chair Term Jan 2017 - Dec 2018

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Alexandra Airth Community Leader NonVoting
Ms. Michelle Barto Community Leader Voting
Ms. Jill Bertea First American Voting
Mr. Travis Boyd CBRE Voting
Ms. Erin Boyl Wells Fargo Voting
Mr. Daniel Campos The London Group Voting
Mr. Michael Costa Sabra Health Care Voting
Ms. Lesley Davis Gibson Dunn Voting
Mr. William Lyon Lyon Homes Voting
Ms. Anne Marie Moiso Rancho Mission Viejo, LLC Exofficio
Mr. Mark Montoya E & Y Voting
Ms. Kari Moore Applied Medical Voting
Mr. Sandy Peffer-Stone Consultant Voting
Ms. Anya Popov Pacific Life Voting
Mr. Kevin Rubin Alteryx Voting
Mr. Kyle Suryan Lyon Communities Voting
Mr. Randy Wood Morgan Lewis Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Jill Bertea First American NonVoting
Mr. Hirad Emadi ICS NonVoting
Mr. Duleep Rodrigo KPMG NonVoting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 14
Hispanic/Latino: 3
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 9
Male: 9
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
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 40%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

  • Audit, Compliance and Controls
  • Board Governance
  • Building
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Finance

Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $2,703,172 $2,393,077 $2,892,404
Total Expenses $3,183,368 $3,206,757 $3,369,417

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$349,122 $264,267 $336,865
Government Contributions $0 $0 $75,000
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- $75,000
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- $0
Earned Revenue $2,065,942 $1,823,887 $1,807,675
Investment Income, Net of Losses $13 $19 $182
Membership Dues -- -- $0
Special Events $226,891 $252,708 $651,666
Revenue In-Kind $12,035 $29,792 $10,599
Other $49,169 $22,404 $-139,814

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $2,469,765 $2,433,843 $2,582,955
Administration Expense $487,451 $516,037 $553,053
Fundraising Expense $226,152 $256,877 $233,409
Payments to Affiliates -- -- $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.85 0.75 0.86
Program Expense/Total Expenses 78% 76% 77%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 39% 50% 22%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $1,775,131 $2,273,149 $3,091,733
Current Assets $929,681 $671,132 $747,888
Long-Term Liabilities -- $54,082 $90,140
Current Liabilities $426,021 $378,871 $347,717
Total Net Assets $1,349,110 $1,840,196 $2,653,876

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 2.18 1.77 2.15

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 2% 3%
Endowment Value $0.00
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Capital Campaign Purpose Create a new permanent museum
Campaign Goal $40,000,000.00
Capital Campaign Dates June 2018 - Dec 2023
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount $500,000.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

CEO Comments

   Expenses include depreciation.

Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per audited financials for 2011 and 2012 and the form 990s for 2013 as well as consultation with the organization.

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