Florida Historic Capitol Foundation
400 S Monroe Street Rm B06
Tallahassee FL 32399-1100
Contact Information
Address 400 S Monroe Street Rm B06
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Telephone (850) 487-1902
Fax 850 410-2233
E-mail carroll.shana@flhistoriccapitol.gov
At A Glance
Organization DBA
Florida Historic Capitol Museum
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
EIN Number 27-2440684
Year of Incorporation 2010
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $92,650.00
Projected Expenses $77,630.00
Mission Statement
The mission of the Florida Historic Capitol Foundation is to provide monetary support, advocacy, and stewardship to promote the Florida Historic Capitol Museum and its program of civic education.  Additionally, the Foundation's support will ensure the continued preservation of Florida's Historic Capitol building, a structure listed in the National Register of Historic Places for its great significance to local, state, and national history.
 
The Florida Historic Capitol Museum serves to illuminate the past, present, and future connections between the people of Florida and their political institutions through programs of civic education, historic interpretation, and preservation.
Needs Statement
  • Sustaining support from 5 individuals, organizations, or businesses to become Copper Founding Members by pledging $10,000 payable over 5 years
  • Sustaining support from 24 individuals, organizations, or businesses to become Founding Members by pledging $5,000 payable over 5 years
    (learn more: http://www.flhistoriccapitol.gov/foundingmember.cfm)
  • Increase General Members by 50  - membership opportunities range from $25 to $1,000 annually
    (learn more: http://www.flhistoriccapitol.gov/join.cfm)
  • Ongoing - Sponsors for civic education programs
  • Ongoing - Sponsors for exhibitions
  • Ongoing - Sponsors for special events and speakers
  • Volunteers to assist with all areas of museum operation
    (learn more: http://www.flhistoriccapitol.gov/volunteer.cfm)
Impact Statement
During FY 2013-14, the Florida Historic Capitol Museum continued to increase its broad impact on members of the community through development of high-quality exhibits and programming.  The Museum's utilization has included, but is not limited to the following:
  • 75,000 patrons from 71 different countries and all 50 U.S. states visited
  • 56 of Florida's 67 counties sent groups to participate in Museum educational programming
  • over 23,000 visitors participated in 606 different group educational programs
  • nearly 40,000 walk-in visitors toured exhibits receiving assistance from volunteers and staff
  • over 8,000 individuals attended museum receptions and/or special programs
  • various organizations hosted 78 different events on the Florida Historic Capitol's steps and courtyard

 

The Florida Historic Capitol Museum has experienced an overall increase in annual visitation of nearly 50%, since the Florida Legislature assumed management in (2006).
 
Recent Accomplishments:
  • Founding Member and General Membership Campaign Kickoff
  • Secured monetary and in-kind sponsorships to support exhibits and their associated programming, including Navigating New Worlds:  Identity, Perception, and Politics in Florida, Anne Mergen:  Florida Cartoons - Trace the Power of the Editorial Cartoon, Choosing to Participate, and 125 Years of Florida Public Health.
  • Received grant funding from the Florida Humanities Council and IBM to support educational programming
  • Received in-kind donation in excess of $10,000 from Sherwin-Williams as part of the ongoing preservation efforts of both the interior and exterior of the Historic Capitol
  • Adopted community outreach and resource development plan and other important fundraising policies
Goals:
  • Secure public/private funding to assist with all museum programming and operations
  • Secure funding for educational programs and exhibits
  • Raise awareness about the Florida Historic Capitol Museum
  • Further Donor/Member cultivation efforts
Background Statement
Florida's Historic Capitol was constructed in 1845, the same year that Florida became the 27th state to join Union, and served as Florida's seat of government until 1978. Additions to the Florida Historic Capitol were made several times throughout the years. Architect Frank Millburn, who added the classical style dome, made the first expansion in 1902. Over the next 45 years, three more additions included four new wings and a marble interior.
 
Threatened with demolition in the late 1970s when Florida built an adjacent New Capitol, the Florida Historic Capitol was saved through citizens' action and was restored to its 1902 appearance.  Architectural highlights include the elaborate art glass dome, red and white striped awnings, and a representation of the Florida State Seal over the entry columns.  The restoration of the Florida Historic Capitol (1978-82) was an intensive historical and archaeological investigation that makes Florida's former capitol one of the most thoroughly documented restoration projects in the nation.
 

The Florida Historic Capitol opened as a Museum in 1982 and it became a teaching tool to share the stories of all three branches of government in the meticulously restored spaces where each branch conducted business. The Department of State managed the Museum until the Florida Legislature assumed oversight in late 2006. In 2009, the Florida Legislature created the Florida Historic Capitol Foundation, which was designated as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization in October 2010.

 

During the past five years, the Florida Historic Capitol Museum has tremendously increased its community engagement through new educational programming, temporary exhibitions, and special events. In addition, it now houses the Florida Legislative Research Center, which collects, preserves, and makes available for research significant materials connected with Florida's Legislative History. The Museum also has undertaken major preservation efforts to ensure the long-term sustainability of its historic building and museum, such as the replacement of its copper dome and interior and exterior crack repair and painting.

 

The Florida Historic Capitol Foundation supports these exciting accomplishments by seeking engagement and financial assistance from Florida citizens and others who aim to advance the Museum's mission of civic education, historic interpretation, and preservation.

Service Categories
Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
Museums
Education N.E.C.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Areas
Leon
State of Florida
National
International
Description
  • Enhance and develop educational programming that will increase public awareness of governmental activities and encourage civic involvement of all citizens
  • Create experiences within the Florida Historic Capitol Museum that give visitors a sense of ownership and participation in Florida’s future
  • Partner with Florida's teachers and students to meet the requirements of the 2010 Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Civics Education Act
Category Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), Adults,
Program Success Monitored By
  • Museum visitation and program attendance
  • Evaluation of program by participants
Description
  • Fabricate and install new exhibits at the Florida Historic Capitol Museum that define the historic, enduring, and emerging concerns of the State’s people
  • Host educational programming and events that connect with the topics and themes of each exhibit
  • Archive significant papers, photographs, and objects that preserve Florida’s political history, with a particular emphasis on legislative historical records and materials
  • Manage an important collection of oral histories of former legislative leaders, and continue to collect these one-of-a kind records
  • Make historic materials and collections available to researchers

 

Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Museums
Population Served Adults, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years),
Program Success Monitored By
  • Acquisition of resources to continue to enhance exhisting exhibitions and disply new exhibitions
  • Museum visitation and program attendance
  • Evaluation of program by participants
Description
  • Provide opportunities for committed individuals who are passionate about civic education, Florida history, the political process, historic preservation, exhibits, and collections to get involved with the museum.
  • Provide educational internship opportunities to Florida's youth and college students who are interested in pursuing a career in museums, historic preservation, marketing and communication, non-profit management, etc.
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Museums
Population Served Adults, Adolescents Only (13-19 years),
Program Success Monitored By
  • Retention of Volunteers
  • Evaluation of program by participants
 
Description
  • Provide ongoing preservation of Florida's Historic Capitol, a structure listed in the National Register of Historic Places for its great significance to local, state, and national history.
  • Raise awareness about preservation efforts
  • Educate the public about the efforts of citizens and civic leaders to save the Florida Historic Capitol from the threat of demoliton in the 1970s
Category Education, General/Other
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Program Success Monitored By
  • Continued acquisition of funds to continue maintenance and preservation initiatives in the Florida Historic Capitol 
  • Attendance
  • Evaluation of Historic Preservation programs by participants
Program Comments
CEO Statement/Executive Director/Board Comments
The Florida Historic Capitol Foundation is led by an all-volunteer board with no paid staff.  All of our programs include, "Support of," which reflects the fact that the actual programs belong to the Florida Historic Capitol Museum which is managed by the Florida Legislature.  Support can involve providing funds, volunteer hours, and/or promotion of the Museum's programs.  The Florida Historic Capitol Foundation support is critical for the continued growth and long-term success of each of the Florida Historic Capitol Museum's initiatives.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. David Mica
Company Affiliation Florida Petroleum Council
Term Jan 2013 to Dec 2016
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Ron Book Ronald L. Book PA
The Honorable Kurt Browning Pasco County School Board
The Honorable Lisa Carlton Community Volunteer
Mr. John Clark Merrill Lynch
The Honorable Bill Gunter Rogers Gunter Vaughn Insurance
Justice Major Harding Ausley McMullen Law Firm
Mr. Peter Harris Peter Harris & Company
Dixie Newton Sansom Dixie Sansom Consulting
Van B. Poole PooleMcKinley
Mr. Mark Wilson Florida Chamber of Commerce
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 2
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 69%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Audit
Executive
Finance
Nominating
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director NO PAID STAFF
Term Start 2010
Email info@flhistoriccapitol.gov
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 30
Contractors 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation N/A
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
CEO Comments
The Foundation has no paid staff.  The Florida Historic Capitol Museum is under the management of the Florida Legislature. Museum staff work in partnership with the Florida Historic Capitol Foundation to advance the missions of both the Foundation and the Museum. Visit http://www.flhistoriccapitol.gov/about.cfm#staff  for a current listing of Museum Staff.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2014
Fiscal Year End June 30 2015
Projected Revenue $92,650.00
Projected Expenses $77,630.00
Form 990s
990EZ2014
990N2013
990N2012
Detailed Financials
 
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$16,616$22,600$3,121
Administration Expense$5,959$6,865$5,415
Fundraising Expense$15,094$9,148$4,175
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses3.801.752.20
Program Expense/Total Expenses44%59%25%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue58%42%25%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$188,284$82,552$53,114
Current Assets$188,284$82,552$53,114
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$585$0$0
Total Net Assets$56,120$82,552$53,114
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities321.85----
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
Foundation Comments
  • Financial figures were taken from the in-house financial statements
  • Contributions from Foundations and Corporations are included with total for Individuals
  • Top 3 Funding Sources are not reflected above as they are not indicated in the financial statements
Additional Documents
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
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Nonprofit Florida Historic Capitol Foundation
Address 400 S Monroe Street Rm B06
Tallahassee, FL 323991100
Primary Phone 850 487-1902
CEO/Executive Director NO PAID STAFF
Board Chair Mr. David Mica
Board Chair Company Affiliation Florida Petroleum Council
Year of Incorporation 2010