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NON-PROFIT REPORT: The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House

By JAMES LEUNK
Non-profit Report
Rochester Business Journal
August 10, 2012

The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House shares the story of Susan B. Anthony's lifelong struggle to gain voting rights for women and equal rights for all. The organization preserves her home, collects artifacts and research material related to her and presents these resources to the public in tours, publications, a website and interpretive programs.
 
Anthony lived in the home from 1866 to 1906, the most politically active part of her life, and it was the scene of her arrest for voting in 1872. Today restoration of the national historic landmark is nearly complete and a visitors center is next door.
 
The museum has programs for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts that explain Anthony's life as a champion of women's rights and social justice. Another program for students in fourth through 12th grade uses the 19th-century women's rights movement to teach methods of social and political reform. A weekly after-school program for neighborhood children includes snacks, homework help and activities such as camera and music projects, scavenger hunts and storytelling.
 
For adults, the museum presents the Monday Lecture Series on topics related to Anthony. With other agencies, it presents a wellness program, Successful Aging with Susan B. Anthony, at sites in the Rochester area. The museum also offers professional development opportunities for teachers and personal and leadership development programs for women.
 
The museum and the Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood Association organize an annual festival in the nearby Susan B. Anthony Square Park to celebrate the date-Aug. 26, 1920-when the 19th Amendment was added to the Constitution. This year's festival is Aug. 18.
 
The organization has four full-time and eight part-time employees; Deborah Hughes is president and CEO. The museum is at 17 Madison St., and its website is www.susanbanthonyhouse.org.
 
Financial Record Year ended May 31, 2011 
Revenue %
Donations and grants $248,445 39
Sales of Ms. Anthony handbags 197,772 31
Membership income 75,739 12
Program and admission revenue 57,500 9
Net proceeds of special events 45,164 7
Other 17,028 3
Total revenue $641,648 100
 
Expenses %
Pay and benefits $320,675 53
Programs 79,209 13
Advertising and public relations 46,633 8
Professional services 41,932 7
Occupancy, repairs, maintenance 25,163 4
Depreciation 24,731 4
Printing and publications 10,972 2
Bank and credit card fees 10,042 2
Other 42,634 7
Total expenses $601,991 100
Excess (deficiency) of revenue over expenses $39,657
 
Board of Trustees
Jennifer Martlew, chairwoman; audit manager, Insero & Company CPAs P.C.
Bernie Todd Smith, vice chairwoman; educational ethics consultant
Stephen Wershing, treasurer; president and chief compliance officer, Ensemble Financial Services Inc.
Kelly Pronti, secretary; partner, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
Deborah Hughes, president and CEO
Clay Arnold; attorney, Bausch & Lomb Inc.
Lisa Baron; community volunteer
Lisa Clark; vice president for education, the Strong
Patti Donoghue; vice president of communications and community affiliations, Greater Rochester Visitors Association Inc.
Steven Morse; assistant vice president of institute audit, compliance and advisement, Rochester Institute of Technology
Kathleen Pavelka; president, Telecomp Inc.
Cassandra Rich; attorney, Boylan Code LLP
Sharon Salluzzo; community volunteer
Jennifer Sertl; president, Agility 3R
Nancy Griffin Shadd; community volunteer
Rebecca Simmons; archivist, Rochester Institute of Technology
Kate Welc; senior manager, Mengel, Metzger, Barr & Co. LLP
Cynthia Woolbright; principal, the Woolbright Group

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