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Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2016 was another great year at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum and the Fort Nisqually Foundation continues to be a proud part of this quality organization.

Thanks to the generosity and support of our Members, Sponsors, Donors and charitable foundations we were able to provide more financial support for the Programs and Activities at the Fort.

The Foundation was again awarded grants to support the artist-in-residence program Crafts Of The Past from May through September. We also were able to provide scholarships for nearly 500 students to visit the Fort, as well as provide support for general operating expenses.

Thank you to everyone who attended one of the Foundation's special fundraising events and who purchased Cruise raffle tickets.

2016 Board

  • Barbara Ball
  • Dave Berry
  • Gail Cram, Secretary
  • Lynette Crumity
  • Susan Gover, Treasurer
  • Ed Hawkins
  • Dana Repp, President
  • John Simpkins
  • Glenn Sutt, Vice President

Highlights of 2016 (See actual report for additional  information)

 Contributed $34,353

  • Fort Operations

  • Accreditation

  • Event & Volunteer Support 

  • Programs & Activities

  • Exhibits & Interpretation

  • Staff Development

Contributed $17,222 

  • Crafts of the Past
  • School Tour Scholarships
  • Living History Clothing Closet
  • Artifact Collection
  • Fort Guilds

2016 Financial Summary 

Income - Unrestricted Funds

  • In-Kind Contributions    $350
  • Donations                       $15,605
  • Endowment Interest       $2,500
  • Fund Raising Events      $12,625
  • Unrestricted Grants        $1,000
  • Interest                            $18
  • Other Income                  $550
  • Membership                   $7,345

TOTAL                         $39,993

Expenses Unrestricted-  Funds

Museum Operating Support 

  • Staffing Support                                    $8,000
  • Event/Volunteer Support                      $2,946
  • Education/Exhibits/Library Support     $4,866
  • General Operating Support                   $15,000
  • Staff Development                                $390
  • Membership Share to MPT                   $1,608

Membership Services

  • Member Events                                     $440
  • Membership Mailings/Postage             $395
  • Occurrences Publication/Postage         $2,160

Fundraising Expenses                                $787

Foundation Operations

  • Business/Banking Expenses                 $156
  • Bookkeeping                                         $291
  • Board Supplies                                      $471
  • Website Operation                                $1,169

 TOTAL                                                    $38,721

Expenses - Restricted Funds

Artifact Care and Acquisition  5,001
Capital Improvements 3,395
Crafts of the Past 8,150
Exhibit Cases 434
Living History Guilds 3,032
On-line Artifact/Library Project 440
School Tour Scholarships 2,901
TOTAL $23,352
   
Ending Balance in all accounts $103,567

Income - Restricted Funds

  • Artifact Care and Acquisition    $2,536
  • Capital Projects                          $2,450
  • Crafts of the Past                        $4,400
  • Living History Guilds                $2,836
  • Scholarships                               $5,001

TOTAL                                          $17,222

Thank you!

  • To all the volunteers and Foundation members who donated items to the annual Robert Burns Dinner auctions
  • The generous individual donations made by Foundation members and Friends of the Foundation
  • The Dr. Jerry V Ramsey and Elaine Perdue Ramsey Endowment for Fort Nisqually for providing continuing operating support for the fort
  • The Cannon Family Fund for supporting the Foundation’s scholarship fund
  • 2016 Grants from:
    • Troubadour Aid Foundation
    • Puyallup Tribe
    • The Tacoma Arts Commission
    • Daughters of the American Revolution
    • Pierce County Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission
  • Employees of Metro Parks Tacoma who donated to the Legacy Campaign

  • Susan Gover for participating in the Steering Committee for the Fort Nisqually Master Plan
  • Claire Keller-Scholz for editing and producing Occurrences: Journal of Northwest History

  • All the Fort Nisqually volunteers who donate so much of their time, talent, knowledge and skills to make the fort the quality museum experience it is.

FORT NISQUALLY FOUNDATION
© 2016 Fort Nisqually Foundation,
a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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