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Museum of African American History

 14 Beacon Street, Suite 401
 Boston, MA 02108
[P] (617) 7250022 x 23
[F] (617) 720-5525
www.maah.org
[email protected]
Nancy Cao
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INCORPORATED: 1967
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EIN 04-2429556

LAST UPDATED: 05/25/2017
Organization DBA Museum of African American History
Museum of Afro American History
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years Yes

Summary

Mission StatementMORE »

Founded in 1967, the principal mission of the Museum of African American History is to preserve, conserve and interpret the contributions of people of African descent and those who have found common cause with them in the struggle for liberty, dignity, and justice for all Americans. 

Mission Statement

Founded in 1967, the principal mission of the Museum of African American History is to preserve, conserve and interpret the contributions of people of African descent and those who have found common cause with them in the struggle for liberty, dignity, and justice for all Americans. 


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2016 to Dec 31, 2016
Projected Income $1,350,000.00
Projected Expense $1,350,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Exhibits
  • Historic Sites: Preservation and Restoration
  • History Happens Here!
  • MAAH MUSIC SERIES
  • Teachers Summer Institute

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Overview

Mission Statement

Founded in 1967, the principal mission of the Museum of African American History is to preserve, conserve and interpret the contributions of people of African descent and those who have found common cause with them in the struggle for liberty, dignity, and justice for all Americans. 


Background Statement

In the early 1950’s, a visionary historian named Sue Bailey Thurman upon moving to Boston with her husband, the Reverend Dr. Howard Thurman, Boston University theologian, discovered on Beacon Hill some of the earliest and most important African American historic places in the nation. She later founded the Museum of African American History in 1967. 

The late Henry Hampton and Ruth Batson, Boston’s legendary champions for civil and human rights, became leaders of the Museum and purchased its first historic site in 1972—the African Meeting House in Boston (built in 1806).  Harvard University Professor Dr. Henry Louise Gates, Jr. has cited The African Meeting House in Boston as the most important African American National Historic Landmark in the nation. In 1988, the Museum purchased the African Meeting House on Nantucket. Together, these two African Meeting Houses, along with two Black Heritage Trails® (BHT), became available for the interpretation of this little known history.

Today the Museum has four historic sites, three of which are National Historic Landmarks:

  • The African Meeting House, Boston (1806) - America’s oldest extant black church building erected primarily by free African American artisans. Stewarded by the Museum, it is the embodiment of the history of the Abolitionist Movement and the fight for equal school rights and citizenship in America from the American Revolution to Reconstruction. A comprehensive historic restoration was completed and opened with a celebratory week of rededication and programming beginning on December 6, 2011, the 205th anniversary of the first dedication.
  • The Abiel Smith School (1835) - the first building in the nation erected solely to house a black public school. It is the site of the Massachusetts Supreme Court’s “separate, but equal” ruling in 1849 that was referenced by the U.S. Supreme Court in Plessy v. Ferguson in 1896, and later overturned in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954.
  • Nantucket’s Seneca Boston-Florence Higginbotham House (c. 1774) – purchased by the Museum in 2002, was built shortly after the land was purchased in 1774, making it the oldest home still standing built by a free black family in America for their own occupancy.
  • Nantucket’s African Meeting House (c.1820's) – a school and church built by the black maritime community that began forming in the 1730’s; it served as the first public school on the island. 

 


Impact Statement

In the summer of 2016, MAAH held two 3-day Institutes for teachers. The Institute in June was for faculty at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) and the Institute in July was for teachers in the Boston Public Schools and other K-12 schools. The institute experience serves as an entry point to a year-long program. During the 2015-2016 school year, more than 1,200 students visited the Museum as part of their class curriculum led by 35 educators from previous Institutes. The two 2016 summer institutes served a new high of 55 participants. We plan to serve similar numbers of educators and students in 2017.

In the summer of 2016, the Museum opened a new exhibit, Picturing Frederick Douglass: The Most Photographed American of the 19th Century. Frederick Douglass thought photography was a democratic medium, ushering in a new era where every person could preserve and display their own unique image. He also believed that then prevalent negative images of enslaved blacks, images that downgraded the humanity of his race, could be counteracted through dignified, respectable photographs of black leaders like himself. The exhibit throws new light on the Abolitionist Movement and will draw at least 25,000 visitors. We will create an exciting new exhibit in the fall of 2017.

MAAH on-site educational programs for schools includes “They Spoke Here: Abolitionists’ Debates” for students in Grades 9-12 and college classes. Before their visit, students work in small groups to research an assigned position based on primary source evidence packets provided by the Museum. Students learn debating rules while presenting arguments that really were used when antislavery societies met before the Civil War. Students then visit the African Meeting House to share and defend their positions in a building where the same debates actually took place over 150 years ago. Nearly 2,000 students participated in 2015 – 2016 and we will serve a similar number in 2017.


Needs Statement

The Museum’s key needs are outlined in its Strategic Plan, including both immediate and long term needs. The 5 most pressing needs for 2017:

1.     The Museum can reach more students with on-site educational programs if we could add a second educator to our staff. $40,000 is a key fundraising goal.

1.  2. We will be refreshing our Frederick Douglass exhibit with new photos, posters, and activities for younger visitors in March of 2017. $20,000 is our fundraising goal.

2.  3. We will be creating a new, full-museum exhibit around a topic in African American history in the fall of 2017. The cost of a full exhibit is $70,000.

3.  4. Our Summer Institutes are free for educators. It costs $60,000 to plan for, hold, and do follow-up services for 30 teachers at an institute.

4.  5. As renovations move into their final stages on Nantucket, MAAH wants to begin programming in the island’s public schools starting in the fall of 2017. $20,000 is needed for educational programming.

 

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CEO Statement

This year we have seen an outpouring of public expression about racial differences. There is tension over the nature of lawful civic engagement and around the obligations between citizens and their government. Here at the Museum of African American History, we believe one of our roles is to provide opportunities for people to engage in constructive dialogue about our civil and human rights issues.

We gain inspiration and guidance from the strength and courage of those who have gone before us, people who faced great odds and endured many hardships before gaining great victories. At its core, the Museum of African American History presents living testimony to the possibility of positive outcomes. Our historic buildings and the people whose lives we feature, represent what can happen when determined individuals in a community work together for great goals.

Viewing history through the eyes of enslaved, self-emancipated, free blacks and those who had common cause with them in the 19th century, we find models for how racial bias and other negative attitudes can be challenged and a more just and equal society can emerge.

By sharing the often unknown stories of our national history and promoting cross-cultural understanding through compelling exhibits and programs, the Museum stimulates interaction between the past and the present, an interaction that advances our appreciation of the connection between social justice and our common histories.

The Museum of African American History is at the forefront of the national imperative to highlight the multi-cultural nature of United States history. Placing a social justice lens on the history of enslaved people recognizes this story as one of courage, resistance and triumph over adversity. Moreover, the abolition movement they nourished is really the seed bed, the first model for movements for social justice right up through today. As a result, we present an 18th and 19th century American history that feels alive and relevant to young people from communities throughout the area.

It is because of the generous support of individuals who believe in our message and our values that we are able to preserve our historic spaces and offer innovative programs. Please give the Museum a generous gift to advance the cause of social justice that our 19th century ancestors fought so hard to advance. Help us continue to share their inspirational stories, to invest in partnerships with schools and colleges, and work on raising cross cultural consciousness.


Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

GREATER BOSTON REGION, MA
NATIONAL
INTERNATIONAL
CAPE &ISLANDS REGION, MA
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Organization Categories

  1. Arts,Culture & Humanities - History Museums
  2. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Historical Societies & Historic Preservation
  3. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Museums

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

Exhibits

The Museum’s Freedom Rising exhibit will close in March 2014, followed by three new exhibits:

Africans in India (April-July): This exhibit retraces—in over 100 photographic reproductions of paintings and contemporary photographs—the lives and achievements of a few of the many talented and prominent Africans in India.
Abolitionists’ Letters (August-October): Abolitionists often expressed themselves through articles in such publications as The Liberator newspaper and through letters, primarily exchanging thoughts, plans and actions with citizens of like minds.
Black Books II (November 2014-February 2015): The Museum collaborated with the Boston Public Library to present “Black Books: The First African American Authors” in celebration of the bicentennials of William Lloyd Garrison (2005) and the African Meeting House (2006). Black Books II will continue the celebration of writers from the abolitionist movement featuring books from the Museum’s collection housed at Tufts University.

Budget  500,000
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other History & Historical Programs
Population Served Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success  Freedom Rising exhibit and programming will run from 2013-2015. Short term success will include increased visitation to the Museum's exhibit and programs and greater awareness of the Museum's role in portraying this history.
Program Long-Term Success 

Children and educators of the Boston Public School System will learn about the Civil War and freedom from the perspective of black Bostonians and those who found common cause with them. They deserve to hear and experience the under-told and untold stories of African American history and celebrate the contributions of Boston’s second revolution in the fight for liberty, dignity, and justice for all.

Program Success Monitored By  Program success will be monitored by visitation numbers and event surveys.
Examples of Program Success  Long term program success will include increased visitation and greater awareness of the Museum.

Historic Sites: Preservation and Restoration

The Museum has capital priorities for the preservation and restoration of its historic sites in Boston and Nantucket. 2014 priorities include:

African Meeting House, Boston

  • A carved entry sign
  • Custom Signage for Funder and Sponsor Recognition
  • Tables and Chairs for the first floor of the Meeting House
  • Landscaping for the Courtyard Area
  • Woca Oil for meeting room floors

Abiel Smith School, Boston

  • Stone foundation repair and waterproofing
  • Replace the elevator lift
  • Exterior and interior painting

Nantucket Higginbotham House

  • Architectural services to develop building plans
  • Rehabilitate interior of main house
  • Collections storage

African Meeting House Nantucket

  • Repair roof and interior ceiling
  • Repair or replace window lintels, frames
  • Paint ceiling and window


Budget  $1,000,000.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adults Families
Program Short-Term Success  The preservation and restoration of the Museum's historic sites is critical to continuing to provide the opportunity for visitors to the sites and for programs to be held and available to the general public, to educators, and to youth and students. 
Program Long-Term Success  The Museum's historic sites maintain the important heritage of the sites, the legacy of these early black pioneers, and the culture and history their stories and contributions impart. 
Program Success Monitored By  Historic preservation is in keeping with state and national guidelines for the historic neighborhood of Beacon Hill and the island of Nantucket. 
Examples of Program Success  Preservation and restoration of the Museum's sites, as is evidenced by the glorious restoration of the African Meeting House, results in increased programming and events for the visitors. 

History Happens Here!

The Museum’s education programs are offered as hands-on, interactive activities designed for teachers and their students, with a great focus on the Boston Public Schools. Key programs include:

  • Underground Railroad Adventures celebrate the history and people of the abolition movement and illuminate Boston’s connections to the Underground Railroad on Beacon Hill.
  • Dig and Discover Archaeology Programs: Artifacts excavated from Smith School Courtyard and behind the African Meeting House provide the opportunity to explore the quality of life of the free black community.
  • Camp MAAH Tours provide unique tours of the Museum’s current exhibit and the Black Heritage Trail for inner city camp groups in July and August.
  • Learning From the Past – Giant Steps in a Small Space provides today’s students with an opportunity to experience what it was like to go to school in 1835 through a live historic interpretation of Susan Paul in the actual Smith School classroom.

 

 

Budget  500,000
Category  Education, General/Other Literacy
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Adults US& International
Program Short-Term Success 

The Museum aims to create public and educational exhibits and programming that (1) help people learn history as a way to understand the challenges before us today; (2) bring diverse communities together for greater understanding; (3) educate all students about the imperative and empowering history of black Boston; (4) contribute to the history and civic literacy of students through history, literature and science/archaeology; (5) encourage students to complete their academic careers by sharing the lessons of the past; and (6) ensure that young people have access to a complete history and civic education so they are equipped to solve the problems of our time and contribute to a better America. 

Program Long-Term Success 
The Program's long-term success will be measured by the number of Boston Public School teachers and students it reaches, and teachers/students in other districts. There are nearly 60,000 students in the Boston Public School System. We would like to reach 80% or more in the long term.   
Program Success Monitored By 

Approximately 10,000 public program participants and 3000 students and 300 teachers from the Boston Public Schools participate in History Happens programming annually. The Museum tracks program success and quality via online and offline surveys to participants. 

Examples of Program Success  Nearly 90 percent of surveys indicate a high degree of satisfaction with Museum programs. 

MAAH MUSIC SERIES

The African Meeting House holds a special place in Boston’s celebration of music as Boston’s free black community continued to play, sing and study all manner of music at the Meeting House for their own enjoyment and edification as well as in the service of the movement to end slavery. In celebration of this rich musical tradition, the Museum is delighted to present MAAH Music – a series of musical programs that represent diverse genres, African American composers and countries of the African Diaspora as well as presentations of songs sung and played during historic occasions. Inaugurated in September 2013, MAAH Music features our partners at the New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) and the Handel and Haydn Society (H&H), as well as special guest performers who offer spoken word, a cappella and instrumental presentations. The Museum currently has monthly performances scheduled through August of 2014 with an average audience of 75 guests. To increase audience size and better serve our guests, narration will be added to future concerts with H&H.


Budget  150,000
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Music
Population Served General/Unspecified Blacks, African Heritage Adults
Program Short-Term Success  The MAAH Music Series will continue to gain in popularity and attract a diverse audience. 
Program Long-Term Success  The MAAH Music Series will become a permanent part of the Museum's program offerings, in keeping with its history and traditions.   
Program Success Monitored By  The program will be measured by attendance, audience satisfaction and publicity.
Examples of Program Success  The Museum currently has monthly performances scheduled through August of 2014 with an average audience of 75 guests. To increase audience size and better serve our guests, narration will be added to future concerts with Handel & Hayden. 

Teachers Summer Institute

 

MAAH's TSIs serve educators across grade levels, subject areas, and disciplines. MAAH's education team developed the overall approach of the 2014 TSI and identified its core theme: Freedom Rising: Reading, Writing, and Publishing Black Books. This theme correlates to MAAH's current exhibit of the same title and allows staff, scholars, and participants to explore the rich, complex, and diverse history of African American literature and activism through the written word. 

Ultimately through TSI, MAAH seeks to engage students on a deeper level, enabling them to strengthen critical and creative thinking, develop information literacy, enhance intercultural knowledge and competence, exercise engaged and active citizenship, achieve success in school and careers, and develop a rich understanding of their own connection to history and their part in shaping the future.
 

 

Budget  $250,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Population Served Adults
Program Short-Term Success  By the close of the 2013 Teachers Summer Institute, 90 percent of teachers will rate the program as one that delivers both high quality information and resources for their teaching.
Program Long-Term Success  It is the Museum's hope and vision that we may extend our reach to all Boston Public School teachers and increase our reach to other public school districts throughout Massachusetts. 
Program Success Monitored By  The program success is monitored by pre and post institute surveys to participants. 
Examples of Program Success 

The Museum’s impact is seen in surveys we received from our 2012 Teacher Summer Institute that indicate elementary and middle school teachers gain solid concepts from which to develop lessons for their students. They also enjoy the combination of lectures, slide shows, walking tours, and activities that are available for student field trips.

Many teachers convey that they did not have information or knowledge about the contributions of Black Bostonians in the 18th and 19th centuries, for example that the Abiel Smith School was built by Blacks prior to attending. They relish the opportunity to teach their diverse student body about these contributions and achievements. They also are grateful to learn of the wealth of primary source documents the Museum has available, such as speeches made by abolitionists, and how they can incorporate these materials into their lessons. The teachers also expressed their strong interest in an archive of the resources and materials online.


CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms Marita Rivero
CEO Term Start Jan 2016
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Ms. Rivero served as General Manager for Radio and Television of WGBH Radio and Television for more than two decades before being appointed Executive Director of MAAH in February of 2016. Under her leadership, WGBH developed award-winning national and international productions including the daily global news program The World, produced with partners BBC and PRI and now reaching well over two and a half million people weekly. Her work as head of the Radio division included the development of wgbh.org, new satellite radio services, and a substantial community partnership program with media, arts, and education partners.

She launched a second radio station increasing WGBH’s presence in Boston for News and Classical music and oversaw the development of the WGBH Forum Network, which is an audio and video streaming website dedicated to curating and serving live and on-demand lectures given by some of the world’s foremost scholars, authors, artists, scientist, policy makers, and community leaders.

Ms. Rivero has been honored with several awards for her achievements, among them, a Pinnacle Award from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, for Achievement in Arts & Education; the first Image Award for Vision and Excellence from Women in Film and Video/New England; and the Journalist of the Year award from the New England chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists. She most recently served on the Board of NPR, was Chair of the Board of Bunker Hill Community College and remains a board member. Ms. Rivero is currently Chair of the Board of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Ms. Beverly Morgan-Welch Feb 1999 Oct 2015

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Ms. Lynn DuVal Luse Director of Marketing and Public Programs --
Ms. L'Merchie Frazier Director of Education and Interpretation --
Mr. Cheis Garrus Director of Finance & Administration --
Ms. Diana Parcon Director of Capital Improvements and Facility Operation --
Mr. Monte Pearson Director of Development --
Ms. Alona Wilson Director of Collections & Exhibits --

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

National Park Service
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Boston Public Schools
Bunker Hill Community College
Suffolk University 

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 11
Number of Part Time Staff 3
Number of Volunteers 9
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 8
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 5
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 11
Male: 3
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Exempt
State Registration --

Risk Management Provisions

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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

Governance


Board Chair Ms Cathy Douglass Stone
Board Chair Company Affiliation City of Boston
Board Chair Term Jan 2015 - Dec 2017
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Mr Reginald A Champagne Squire Sanders (US) LLP Voting
Ms Roxann Cooke Eastern Bank Voting
Mr Gerald Cox Cox Associates Voting
Mr. Lloyd Garrison Community Volunteer NonVoting
Ms Marcy Gefter Harvard Business School Voting
Ms Jacqueline Glenn EMC Corporation Voting
Dr. Kenneth Greenberg Suffolk University Voting
Mr. James Hoyte Harvard University Voting
Mr Paul Karoff American Academy of Arts and Sciences Voting
Mr. Marzuq Muhammad Trinity Financial Voting
Mr. Stanley Onuoha Bank of America Voting
Dr. Lee Pelton Emerson College --
Mr Clayton D Samuels ConvergEx Group Voting
Mr Richard A Soden Goodwin Procter LLP Voting
Ms Sylvia Stevens-Edouard The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Voting
Ms Cathleen Douglas Stone City of Boston Voting
Ms Rebecca Miller Sykes Phillips Academy Voting
Mr Louis E Wilson Smith College 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: 12
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 6
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 6
Male: 12
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 5
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Under Development
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 25%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes

Standing Committees

  • Audit
  • Campus Planning and Development
  • Collections
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

      

Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Revenue $2,106,375 $2,701,660 $2,038,061
Total Expenses $1,889,851 $2,188,177 $1,992,045

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions $160,701 $105,050 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $160,701 $105,050 --
Individual Contributions $1,323,752 $1,770,998 $1,531,015
Indirect Public Support -- $0 --
Earned Revenue $174,244 $625,487 $116,131
Investment Income, Net of Losses $7,227 $21,675 $55,831
Membership Dues $21,285 $40,275 $32,285
Special Events $419,166 $138,175 $134,366
Revenue In-Kind -- -- $161,201
Other -- $0 $7,232

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Program Expense $1,403,923 $1,561,794 $1,569,954
Administration Expense $419,516 $602,364 $358,229
Fundraising Expense $66,412 $24,019 $63,862
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.11 1.23 1.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses 74% 71% 79%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 3% 1% 4%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Total Assets $14,476,385 $14,252,945 $15,369,721
Current Assets $3,824,196 $3,920,614 $1,021,309
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 $1,596,797
Current Liabilities $261,198 $254,282 $287,744
Total Net Assets $14,215,187 $13,998,663 $13,485,180

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
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 --
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
How many months does reserve cover? 6.00

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Capital Campaign Purpose Renovations to historic site on Nantucket.
Campaign Goal $600,000.00
Capital Campaign Dates Jan 2016 - Dec 2017
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount $200,000.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 14.64 15.42 3.55

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2015 2014 2013
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 10%

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 IRS Form 990s for FY15 and FY14 and per the audited financials for FY13. Contributions from foundations and corporations are listed under individuals when the breakout was not available.

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