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This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.
Additional DBA Names
SunWatch Indian Village /Archeological Park
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
According to Dayton Society of Natural History, Inc., its purpose is "to be the premier regional provider of interactive science learning experiences which enrich the lives of children and adults, enhance the quality of life in our community, and promote a broad understanding of the world. To preserve, protect and enhance the Museum's anthropology, geology, palentology, and biology collections, and to make these collections available for exhibit, education, and research purposes."
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Dayton Society of Natural History, Inc. is the parent organization for the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and the SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park.
Total Program Expenses:
Chief Executive Officer:
Mark J. Meister, Executive Director
Chair of the Board:
Brian Prenger, Chair
Paid Staff Size:
60 Full Time. 30 Part Time.
Dayton Society of Natural History, Inc. raises funds through membership appeals, grant proposals, corporate sponsorship and an annual corporate fund.
Fund raising expenses for the year ending December 31, 2014 totaled 8.6% of related contributions.
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.
According to Dayton Society of Natural History, Inc.'s audited financial statement for the year ended December 31, 2014:
Government and Other Grants
% of total Expenses
% of total Income
Excess of Income over Expenses
Ending Net Assets:
Notes and Comments
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Additional Contact Information
2301 W River Rd Dayton, OH 45417 Tel: (937) 268-8199 Fax: (937) 268-1760
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