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Cape Ann Museum, Inc.

 27 Pleasant Street
 Gloucester, MA 01930
[P] (978) 283-0455 x 18
[F] (978) 283-4141
www.capeannmuseum.org
info@capeannmuseum.org
Leslee Shlopak
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INCORPORATED: 1945
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 04-2143545

LAST UPDATED: 09/15/2017
Organization DBA Cape Ann Museum
Former Names Cape Ann Scientific and Literary Association (1873)
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years Yes

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

To foster an appreciation of the quality and diversity of life on Cape Ann, past and present; to further the knowledge and enjoyment of Cape Ann history and art; to collect and preserve significant information and artifacts; and, to encourage community involvement in our programs and holdings. In all our activities, the Museum emphasizes the highest standards of quality and seeks to engage the broadest possible audience.

Mission Statement

To foster an appreciation of the quality and diversity of life on Cape Ann, past and present; to further the knowledge and enjoyment of Cape Ann history and art; to collect and preserve significant information and artifacts; and, to encourage community involvement in our programs and holdings. In all our activities, the Museum emphasizes the highest standards of quality and seeks to engage the broadest possible audience.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017
Projected Income $1,758,400.00
Projected Expense $1,702,100.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Saturday Showcase
  • Young at Art for Headstart

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

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


Overview

Mission Statement

To foster an appreciation of the quality and diversity of life on Cape Ann, past and present; to further the knowledge and enjoyment of Cape Ann history and art; to collect and preserve significant information and artifacts; and, to encourage community involvement in our programs and holdings. In all our activities, the Museum emphasizes the highest standards of quality and seeks to engage the broadest possible audience.

Background Statement

The Cape Ann Museum tells multiple stories, all relating to a single remarkable place. From its earliest days as a fishing and shipping port to its mid-18th c. role in the granite quarrying industry, to is singular charms of light and sea that have attracted countless artists from the 19th c. to the present, Cape Ann boasts a rich and varied culture of nationally significant historical, industrial and artistic achievement. Over the past 139 years, the Museum has served the communities of this unique place by striving to meet the challenge of its long-held mission: to foster an appreciation of the diversity of life on Cape Ann, past and present; to further the knowledge and enjoyment of Cape Ann history and art; to collect and preserve significant information and artifacts; and to encourage community involvement with its programs and  holdings.

Impact Statement

The Cape Ann Museum is a vibrant cultural center, which includes galleries, an auditorium, a library archives, a children's activity center, two sculpture gardens and two historic homes-The White Ellery House (1710) and the Captain Elias Davis House (1804).
The collection of the Cape Ann Museum, displayed in an intimate and inviting setting, celebrates the rich story of Cape Ann's evolving artistic and cultural history.  The collection spans the full range of art made on or about Cape Ann and uses the Museum's library, historic buildings and artifacts to ground that art in a powerful sense of place.  Uniquely, the Museum is able to present fine art and artifacts in the context in which they were created and used.  In this way, the Museum offers residents, visitors, students and scholars a compelling perspective on the art, history and culture of Cape Ann and an understanding of the pivotal role this place has played in the history of America.
 
 
 
 

Needs Statement

Goals and objectives include:  1)  To build and care for the collection through conservation, acquisition and enhanced gallery and exhibition space.  2)  Tell a more complete story of Gloucester, MA as America's oldest seaport through re-telling the fisheries story and re-envisioning the Maritime/Fisheries Galleries.  3)  Resonate with our local communities and with a broader audience through our exhibits and programs.  4)  Continue the scholarship effort of Fitz Henry Lane Online, building on the support received from the Institute of museum and Library Services.  5)  Introduce new initiatives to ensure financial sustainability.

CEO Statement

The Cape Ann Museum's distinctive activities include collecting, preserving, interpreting and making available to the public, Cape Ann's art, history and culture, utilizing its 44,000 sq. ft. facility - which includes exhibition galleries, an auditorium, library/archives, a children's room, two sculpture gardens and two historic homes, the Museum introduces more than 30,000 local, national and international visitors to the Cape Ann story annually - and welcomes more than 9,000 adults, school children and families from our communities through programs that inform about Cape Ann's rich history. The Museum supports Cape Ann's cultural community by celebrating local visual, literary and performance artists through exhibitions, installations, readings and performances; supporting scholarship through research, exhibitions and publications; collaborates with more than thirty civic and cultural institutions to offer a wide-range of community-based programs as we contribute to the local economy as a major cultural center on Boston's North Shore.

Board Chair Statement

In 2013, the Board led the challenge to raise funds for a $5 million campaign.  Reopening, following renovations in August 2014, over $6 million had been raised.  The campaign enabled the Museum to make essential and innovative improvements and create a richer experience for all visitors.  Outdated systems were replaced, underutilized space was maximized to provide more secure and visitor-friendly settings for the collection.  The Fitz Henry Lane Catalogue Raisonne Project will allow a larger community to connect with, appreciate and study the Museum's world-renown collection.  A broader donor base and enhanced endowment, made possible by the campaign, will sustain the Museum into the future to be able to serve Cape Ann community and beyond, with excellence.

Geographic Area Served

NATIONAL
INTERNATIONAL
NORTHEAST REGION, MA

The Museum's membership is made up primarily of residents of Cape Ann or those having connections to Cape Ann.  As a tourist destination for summer visitors, the scope increases to  national and international guests.  The Cape Ann Museum's five year project to bring Fitz Henry Lane Online to a global audience enables people the ability to share in the Museum's art and historical artifact collection and to delve into its archives of life in a seaport in the 1800's. 

Organization Categories

  1. Arts,Culture & Humanities - History Museums
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  3. Arts,Culture & Humanities -

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

Under Development

Programs

Saturday Showcase

The Museum's Saturday Showcase turns the spotlight on performing art, history and culture for the whole family. The day begins with a thematice presentation in our Auditorium, outdoor sculpture park and garden, and even in our historic White-Ellery House. The program is supplemented with drop-in art and history activities in the Activity Center. No reservations are required
Budget  $7,000.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Performing Arts
Population Served Families K-12 (5-19 years) Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
Children will return to the Museum with their families.
Program Long-Term Success 
families will return to the Museum of other programs over the long-term.
Program Success Monitored By 
Participant feedback
Examples of Program Success 
Statistic show that the numbers of families and children attending these performances and activities have steadily increased over the pasat three years.

Young at Art for Headstart

This program is a multi-visit museum program for pre-school children enrolled in Cape Ann Head Start programs through Pathways for Children, a leader in early education and care programs in MA. This enriching program promotes visual and verbal literacy by involving children in the Cape Ann Museum through gallery tours, stories and hands-on-activities that connect the children to the Museum's collections. Currently we serve ten classrooms with a total of 190 students. The program has expanded to include teacher enrichment classes for Head Start teachers.
Budget  $12,000.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Museum Education
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Infants to Preschool (under age 5) Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Program Short-Term Success 
Children return with their families; teachers request additional enrichment in museum education for their in-class teaching.
Program Long-Term Success 
The Head Start organization through which we run this program has increased the number of classes who receive this program. Children in this program often bring their families to the Museum on their own; some have never before been inside a museum.
Program Success Monitored By 
Teachers in the Head Start program and our museum educators collaborate to refine and enrich this program. Numbers of children and teachers increase each year.
Examples of Program Success 
Children bringing their parents/families to the museum on weekends are proud to show them what they have learned, and what the museum offers them. Head Start education enriched by a knowledge of children's heritage and pride of place.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms Ronda Faloon
CEO Term Start Apr 2006
CEO Email rondafaloon@capeannmuseum.org
CEO Experience
Served as assistant director of the Cape Ann Museum from 2004 - 2006. Masters in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archives from Simmons College.
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Judith McCollough 1990 --

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Stephanie Buck Librarian/Archivist --
Martha Oaks Curator --
Leslee Shlopak Director of Development Community Volunteer and Board member for various organizations on Cape Ann over the last twenty years.  For 12 years, volunteered at the Museum on the Fitz Henry Lane Society Committee.

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

Beauport/Historic New England, Cape Ann Arthaven, Cape Ann Community Cinema, Cape Ann Partnership for Children and Families,Cape Ann Public Schools, Cape Ann Symphony, Charles Olson Society, Costume Society of America, Eastern Point Day School. Endicott College, North of Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, Essex County Greenbelt, Essex National Heritage Commission, Gloucester City Hall, Gloucester Committee for the Arts, Gloucester Education Foundation, Gloucester Historical Commission, Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library, Gloucester Writer's Center, Historic New England, Manchester Arts Festival, Maritime Gloucester, Montserrat College of Art, New England Museum Association, North Shore Arts Association, Pathways for Children, Rockport Arts Association, Rockport Music, Rocky Neck Art Colony, Rose Baker Senior Center, Salem State College, Sargent House Museum, Schooner Adventure, seARTS, The Cape Ann Theatre, Windhover Performance Center.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 6
Number of Part Time Staff 10
Number of Volunteers 56
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 16
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 12
Male: 4
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 6
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit --
State Registration Exempt

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A

Governance


Board Chair Mr John Cunningham
Board Chair Company Affiliation Cunningham & Cunningham LLC
Board Chair Term June 2012 - June 2018
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Robert Bachelder Morgan Stanley Voting
David Bell Retired Voting
Stephanie Benenson Community Volunteer Voting
Kermit Birchfield Mass Financial Voting
Bonnie Covington community volunteer Voting
William Cross Eaton Vance Voting
John Cunningham Cunningham & Cunningham LLC Voting
Charles Esdaile Entrepeneur Voting
Stephanie Gaskins community volunteer Voting
Henrietta Gates Community Volunteer Voting
Nina Goodick W. Herbert Goodick, Inc. Voting
Anne Haley Fine Art Consulation Voting
William Hausman Community Volunteer Voting
Samuel Holdsworth retired Voting
Thomas Hovey retired Voting
William James Rockport Capital Voting
William Lynch Lynch Investments Voting
Susannah Natti Community Volunteer Voting
David Porper community volunteer Voting
John Rando Community Volunteer Voting
Arthur Ryan retired Voting
Hinda Simon retired Voting
Richard Tadler TAA inc Voting
Kristin Zarrella Community Volunteer Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 24
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 9
Male: 15
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 70%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • Audit
  • Board Governance
  • Building
  • Collections
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Education
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Nominating
  • Planned Giving

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

The Board is currently engaged in updating the 2010 Strategic Plan to assess the needs within the organization and the opportunities for growth within the community and within the Museum.

Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Revenue $2,599,143 $1,155,595 $3,499,723
Total Expenses $1,926,117 $1,912,112 $1,587,560

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$95,520 $31,080 $320,802
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $830,026 $549,347 $2,101,087
Indirect Public Support -- -- --
Earned Revenue $281,699 $272,057 $272,703
Investment Income, Net of Losses $1,074,031 $23,529 $568,173
Membership Dues $317,586 $266,555 $255,710
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other $281 $13,027 $-18,752

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Program Expense $1,380,742 $1,426,902 $1,107,450
Administration Expense $355,579 $314,846 $272,628
Fundraising Expense $189,796 $170,364 $207,481
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.35 0.60 2.20
Program Expense/Total Expenses 72% 75% 70%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 21% 29% 9%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Total Assets $17,505,466 $16,878,517 $17,815,714
Current Assets $534,114 $376,388 $678,297
Long-Term Liabilities $54,730 $175,258 $465,675
Current Liabilities $235,250 $160,799 $51,062
Total Net Assets $17,215,486 $16,542,460 $17,298,977

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value $10,000,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? 6.00

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates June - July
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 2.27 2.34 13.28

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2016 2015 2014
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 1% 3%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above are per the organization's audited financials.

Documents


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.

Impact

The Impact tab is a section on the Giving Common added in October 2013; as such the majority of nonprofits have not yet had the chance to complete this voluntary section. The purpose of the Impact section is to ask five deceptively simple questions that require reflection and promote communication about what really matters – results. The goal is to encourage strategic thinking about how a nonprofit will achieve its goals. The following Impact questions are being completed by nonprofits slowly, thoughtfully and at the right time for their respective organizations to ensure the most accurate information possible.


1. What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

The Museum is in the final stages of updating the 2010 strategic plan.  The process has taken place over the past year, engaging board members, community stakeholders and staff.  Building on the success set forth in the goals of the current strategic plan, the process has involved setting goals for the next ten years in how the Museum can continue to impact the residents and visitors of Cape Ann.  The Museum has also undertaken steps to seek accreditation through the American Alliance of Museums by completing a Museum Assessment Program in 2016.  The goals of the strategic plan will align with the mission of the Museum, "to foster an appreciation of the quality and diversity of life on Cape Ann, past and present; to further the knowledge and enjoyment of Cape Ann history and art; to collect and preserve significant information and artifacts; and to encourage community involvement in our programs and holdings.  In all our activities, the Museum emphasizes the highest standards of quality and seeks to engage the broadest possible audience."

2. What are your strategies for making this happen?

A study has been undertaken in 2016 and 2017 for planning the future of the Museum's Maritime Fisheries exhibition galleries.  Gloucester, as America's oldest seaport, holds the stories that make the history come alive.  A grant from NEH has been matched with private donations to determine how the Museum will enhance the showing of its collections for future audiences.

3. What are your organization’s capabilities for doing this?

Following the completion of the study for Maritime Fisheries funded by a NEH grant, a determination will be made, along with the strategic plan, for enhanced gallery space and more interactive and comprehensive exhibitions.

4. How will your organization know if you are making progress?

A proposal of a plan would be presented to the board of directors for their approval.  

5. What have and haven’t you accomplished so far?

The Museum is on track with planning for the future through the strategic planning process, working towards accreditation and in enhancement of the ability to showcase its stellar collections.