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Dayton History/Carillon Historical Park


A BBB Accredited Charity since 03/12/2012.


This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: Dayton History/Carillon Historical Park
Phone: (937) 293-2841
Fax: (937) 293-5798
Address: 1000 Carillon Blvd
Dayton, OH 45409
Website: www.daytonhistory.org
Report Expiration Date: November 1, 2016
Original Business Start Date: April 1940
Principal: Mr. Brady Kress, President & CEO
Customer Contact: Mr. Brady Kress, President & CEO
Incorporated: January 1940, OH
Employees: 25 Full Time. 75 Part Time.
Type of Business: Charity - Local, Banquet Facilities, Museums, Parks, Tourists Attractions, Wedding Chapels & Ceremonies
BBB Accreditation: This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Additional DBA Names

Carillon Historical Park
Montgomery County Historical Society

Stated Purpose

According to the organization, Dayton History's mission is "to collect preserve, interpret, present and promote the region's past."


Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. This organization meets all those Standards and is a BBB Accredited Charity.


BBB Charity Seal Participation

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Programs

Dayton History is comprised of the Archive Center, Carillon Historical Park and the Patterson Historic House Museum. Its activities include history education, exhibitions, outreach and other related events.

For the year ended June 30, 2014, Dayton History/Carillon Historical Park's program expenses were:

Education:$817,605

Museum services:
$1,651,643

Development and marketing:
$313,718

Events and facility rentals:
$557,220
 
Total Program Expenses:$3,340,186

Governance

Chief Executive Officer:Brady Kress, Executive Director
Chair of the Board:Ron Rollins
Board Size:17
Paid Staff Size:25 Full Time. 75 Part Time.

Fund Raising

Dayton History raises funds through direct mail appeals, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, grant proposals, planned giving and internet appeals.

Fund raising expenses for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014 totaled 4.1% of related contributions.


Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


Financial

According to Dayton History/Carillon Historical Park's audited financial statement for the year ended June 30, 2014:

Income
 Admissions$221,334
 Contributions and memberships$1,130,365
 Capital campaign contributions$414,217
 Grants$107,654
 Bell Board events$321,035
 Investment income$323,210
 Income from perpetual trust$278,527
 Gain on interest in perpetual trust$907,199
 Sales - vending and gift shop$327,182
 Events$574,115
 Building rent$23,601
 Management fees$345,000
 In-kind contributions$19,409
 Museum program events$87,415
 Total Income:$5,080,263
 
Expenses  % of total
Expenses
% of total
Income
 Programs:$3,340,186 89.47%65.75%
 Fund Raising:$92,078 2.47%1.81%
 Administrative:$301,152 8.07%5.93%
 Total Expenses:$3,733,416
 
Excess of Income over Expenses$1,346,847
Ending Net Assets:$39,033,897

Notes and Comments

Carillon Historical Park recently merged with the Montgomery County Historical Society in August 2005 to create Dayton History.

The BBB's Charitable Advisory Service reports on local charities and determines if they meet the voluntary Standards for Charity Accountability addressing governance and oversight, measuring effectiveness, finances, fund raising and informational materials.


Additional Contact Information

Additional Addresses
7 N. Main St.
Dayton, OH  45402

Additional Fax Numbers
Fax: (937) 331-7160


Report as of July 27, 2016 21:33
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