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Evansville African American Museum


A BBB Accredited Charity since 09/20/2012.


This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: Evansville African American Museum
Phone: (812) 423-5188
Fax: (812) 426-1885
Address: 579 South Garvin St
Evansville, IN 47713
Website: http://www.evansvilleaamuseum.org
Report Creation Date: October 17, 2013
Report Expiration Date: October 1, 2015
Original Business Start Date: January 1999
Principal: Ms Lu Porter, Executive Director
Customer Contact: Ms Lu Porter, Executive Director - (812) 423-5188
Entity: Corporation
Incorporated: September 1997, IN
Type of Business: Charity - Arts & Culture, Charity-Local, Museums
BBB Accreditation: Evansville African American Museum is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Additional DBA Names

Evansville African American Museum Foundation Inc.

Stated Purpose

To continually develop a resource and cultural center to collect, preserve and educate the public on the history and traditions of African American families, organizations and communities.


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.


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BBB Program Participation

Evansville African American Museum participates in the BBBOnLine Program and has agreed to use special procedures including arbitration, if necessary, to resolve disputes.

BBB Charity Seal Participation

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Programs

Showcase local artists, traveling and permanent exhibits, contributing citizens of past and present, and community educational programs

Total Program Expenses:$204,214

Governance

Chief Executive Officer:Lu Porter
CEO Compensation:$44,000
Chair of the Board:Harold Calloway
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:State Farm Insurance
Board Size:15
Paid Staff Size:2 Full Time. 3 Part Time.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:Print ads, special events, grant proposals


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 Evansville African American Museum's IRS Form 990 for the year ended December 31, 2013:

This organization is running a capital campaign to establish an endowment to support the operation and maintenance of museum facilities, build exhibits and complete a multipurpose room. Total expenses reflect an increase due to related fundraising expenses. At this time, program expenses reflect 60% of total expenses but the BBB has determined that this standard would be met without the additional expense related to the capital campaign.

Income
 Membership Dues$9,958
  Government Grants$146,520
  Miscellaneous Contributions$91,219
  In-Kind Donations$57,943
  Admission Fees$4,012
  Investment Income$146
  Net Income from Sales$429
 Total Income:$310,227
 
Expenses  % of total
Expenses
% of total
Income
 Programs:$204,214 60.46%65.83%
 Fund Raising:$104,024 30.80%33.53%
 Administrative:$29,525 8.74%9.52%
 Other:$0 0.00%0.00%
 Total Expenses:$337,763
 
* Excess of Expenses over Income$27,536
Ending Net Assets:$1,921,264

* Excess for the year indicates the portion of income remaining after expenses.


Additional Contact Information

Additional Addresses
PO Box 3124
Evansville, IN  47731-3124


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ID: 90030179
Report as of December 26, 2014 14:36
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