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Annual Report 2016-2017

Projects:

  1. Windows to the Sea opened in March. The high tech addition was underwritten by several sources including proceeds from the Friends of the Sea Lab.
  2. Underwriting a feasibility Study for a major gift program for the Sea Lab.
  3. Secured a grant from Moorer Foundation to renovate the Admin Building
  4. Contributed $150,000 to the Admin Building Renovation.

 

Financial Information:

DISLF began FY 2016-2017 with total Checking of $217,937.40 and Savings balance of $150,072.30 on October 1, 2016. The Community Foundation of South Alabama had a total of 1,269,358.17 with DISLF Fund at $1,018,669.27 and the George Crozier Fund at $250,688.90, for total assets of $1, 637,367.87

Ending balances for 2016-2017 for Total Checking was $ $150, 307.16 and a savings balance of $150,219.73. Community Foundation had a total of $1,783,077.31 for total assets of $ 1,783,077.31 an increase of 9% over LY.

$100,000 was transferred to the DISLF Fund from the operating budget after Cocktails with the Critters.

Endowments:

The Foundation has two funds at the CFSA; The George Crozier Endowment Fund which was established with a matching grant from the Kresge Foundation, which is governed by the restrictive rules, established by Kresge. The second fund is the DISLF Endowment Fund, which has been funded through the fundraising efforts of the Foundation. The Rules for the DISLF Fund are more flexible, however, the goal is to keep all the money in the CFSA and to fund projects for the Sea Lab as needed from the interest income. The Principal of each is to remain untouched.

Other Income

Grants:

The Glaze Foundation –Donated $2,500

Moorer Foundation Donated $50, 000 for the renovation of the Admin Building

Fundraising:

 

Marine Environmental Awards Luncheon (MEAL):

Marine Environmental Awards Luncheon

2016

The fifth annual Environmental Awards Luncheon was held on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at the Battlehouse Hotel. The event was a huge success there was an increase of 12% in reservations.

300 Reservations total 34 tables

Regions Bank sponsored the Luncheon at the $5,000 level.

The luncheon was booked at the Battlehouse Hotel in May 2016. We had various liaisons this year, but ultimately it was handled pretty professionally although with a bit of lack of concern for the problems I foresaw and which occurred.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sylvia Earle, World Famous Oceanographer

Gulf Coast Marine Environmental Excellence Award-Recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to marine environmental sustainability in the Alabama Gulf Coast Region. Winner: Sam St John

Gulf Coast Marine Environmental Leadership Award-Recognizes a business or organization whose efforts have resulted in the improvement of marine environmental sustainability in the Alabama Gulf Coast Region. Winner: Alabama Coastal Foundation

Income and Expense Report Meal


Expenses

2016

2015

2014

2013

Total Battlehouse

$11,564.00

$9,369.00

$8,424.60

$7,226.00

Speaker Total

$3,366.68

$5,785.32

$5,753.00

$5,897.00

Gift

$255.38

$203.60

$270.00

$240.00

Printing/publicity

 

$602.70

$721.29

$1,651.00

Door Prize

 

0

$0.00

$110.00

Books

 

 

$0.00

$2,712.00

Flowers

 

$148.18

$330.00

 

Office depot

$192.78

$212.24

$42.13

 

Billboards

450

$600.00

   

USPS

431.40

$69.82

   

Total Expenses

$16,418.48

$16,990.86

$15,541.02

$17,836.00

 

 

     

Income

 

     

Sponsor

$5,000.00

$10,000.00

$5,000.00

$10,000.00

Tables

$10,800.00

$9,450.00

$8,350.00

$6,850.00

Individuals

$2,100.00

$3,150.00

$3,050.00

$2,600.00

Book Sales

 

$1,050.00

$0.00

$3,700.00

Books to Gift shop

 

 

$0.00

$700.00

Donations

$75.00

$700.00

$1,140.00

$375.00

Flower sales

 

 

$402.00

 

Total Income

$17,975.00

$24,350.00

$17,942.00

$24,225.00

 

 

     

Net

$1,556.52

$7,359.14

$2,400.98

$6,389.00

 

 

 

 

Friends of the Sea Lab                               

 

 

2016-2017

 

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

 

Students

2

$60

3

$90

1

$30

1

$30

0

 

Individual

11

$550

12

$600

6

$300

10

$500

10

$500.00

Family

115

$11550

125

$12,500

109

$10,800

89

$8,900

91

$9,100

Seahorse

15

$3750

16

$4,000

12

$3,000

7

$1,750

10

$2,500.00

Skate

6

$3000

6

$3,000

2

$1,000

1

$500

5

$2,500.00

Starfish

1

$1000

1

$1,000

0

 

1

$1,000

1

$1,000.00

School of fish

2

$5000

2

$4,500

1

$2,500

2

$5,000

2

$,5000.00

Comps

4

 

4

 

5

 

7

 

4

 
 

156

$24,860

169

25,690

136

$17,630

124

$17,680.00

123

$20,600

 

900 letters were mailed in August and included the MEAL save the date card. Letters are mailed bi-monthly to remind “Friends” that their memberships are about to expire.

Christmas Appeal:

The holiday appeal grossed $6,665 with expenses of $652.89 for a net profit of $6012.11. 1000 letters were mailed.

 

2016-2017

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

Gross Income

 

$7668.00

$6665.00

$9,165.00

$6,400

$6,001.57

Expenses

$666.12

$ 652.89

$627.26

653.27

$350

Net income

$7001.88

$6,012.11

$8,537.74

$5,741.73

$5,651.57

 

 

       

Letters

900

1000

840

786

750

Donors

40

37

53

30

34

 

 

 

Cocktails with the Critters:

 

This was the fourth year at The Blue Gill. Our attendance was over 375 to 400 this year. It was VERY cold and blustery outside but nice and cozy in the main area.

 

Sponsors: 204 sponsor letters were mailed. The number of corporate sponsors was down to 43 from 50 but the total sponsorships were down as well. The number of individual sponsors down this year from 23 to 17. Sponsorships account for 42% of total income.

 

Ticket Sales-Actual ticket pre-sales were down and the gate ticket sales were down ending in an over all decrease from 186 to 150. Ticket sales account for 8% of total income.

 

Donations: Totaled $450

 

In-kind sponsors

  1. WKRG
  2. Gwins
  3. Carpe Diem
  4. Lagniappe

 

Silent Auction This year’s auction generated gross revenue of $26,259 less consignment costs of $750 resulting in net sales of $25,509 from 133 items. The FMV of the items this year totaled $50,488. Silent auction accounts for 31% of total income.

Other income:

Featured Artist – Stig Marcussen brought only Christmas Cards and framed prints from previous years to sell he made about $1880, which he splits with us 50/50.

Trustee Sponsorship-Trustee sponsorships totaled $5550. This sponsorship shared by all the trustees underwrites some of the expenses, which allows the ticket price of the event to remain at a reasonable rate. Without this support we would have to raise the ticket price.

Gross Total generated for the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation - $81,211

Expenses$20,208.76 See Detailed Analysis Below

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Grand Total Net Profit generated for the Sea Lab Foundation -  

   $61,002

 

 

CWC Budget Analysis

Actual 2017

Actual 2016

Actual 2015

Actual 2014

Income

       

Tickets-Gate

$2,142.00

$2,005.00

$3,685.00

$3,035.00

Adv Ticket Sales

$4,550.00

$7,700.00

$5,400.00

$5,150.00

Ind sponsors

$5,500.00

$9,110.00

$6,250.00

$7,750.00

Corp Sponsorship

$34,500.00

$37,000.00

$42,500.00

$37,050.00

Trustee Spons

$5,500.00

$6,400.00

$4,600.00

$4,550.00

Silent Auction

$26,689.00

$30,724.00

$22,736.00

$21,182.00

Artist

$1,880.00

$1,300.00

$400.00

$885.00

T-Shirts

 

na

$0.00

$1,239.00

Balloon Pop

 

na

$600.00

 

Donations

$450.00

$700.00

$1,000.00

$1,600.00

Total Income

$81,211.00

$94,939.00

$87,171.00

$82,441.00

         

Expenses

       

Printing

641.22

$592.06

$797.92

$812.02

Postage

310.52

$455.00

$337.87

$321.30

Advertisement

600.00

$600.00

$600.00

$450.00

Band

800.00

$1,400.00

$500.00

$1,500.00

Food(tx+grat)

10,814.32

$11,943.69

$10,683.85

$10,343.90

Beverage

4,528.00

$4,899.00

$4,534.00

$2,745.00

Decorations

   

$0.00

 

Tent rental

   

$0.00

 

Lighting

   

$200.00

 

Credit Card Fees

   

$0.00

 

Policeman

   

$0.00

$100.00

PayPal fees

649.70

$814.69

$676.06

$493.00

Reimburse Artist

940.00

$650.00

$200.00

$442.50

other

 

$631.00

$423.17

 

Silent Auction Consignment

725.00

$650.00

$900.00

$1,775.00

Ribbons

200.00

$196.90

$263.50

$239.80

Silent Auction

       

Total Expenses

$20,208.76

$22,832.34

$20,116.37

$19,222.52

Net Income

$61,002.24

$72,106.66

$67,054.63

$63,218.48

 

Trustees


Marc Whitehead, Chair
George Davis, Vice Chair

Scott Browning, Treasurer

Margaret VanLoock, Secretary

 

 Trustees

Walsh Arendall

Bob Collins

Karlos Finley
Tom Gaillard

John Goodloe

Bill Haffner

Fred Hardman

Scott Heggeman

Dr. John B. Howell, IV

Johnny Hunter

Alvin Hope

Charlie Jackson

Neil Kennedy

Dr. Ben King

Ernest Ladd

Haley Landers

Jimbo Meador

Eliska Morgan

Dr. Raoul Richardson

Jeff Schock
Jay Thompson

Richard Tremayne

Bill Zundel

 

Honorary Trustees

Dr. George Crozier

Dr. E.O. Wilson

 

DISL Representatives

Dr. John Valentine
Dr. John Dindo

David England


Advisory Committee

 

Erin Wheeler, Chair

Melissa Baker

Kinley Bell

Fred Brock

Goldie Burkholder

Joe Busta

Mary Courtney Cane

Suzanne Damrich

 Mary Ellingwood

 Lisa Goodloe

John Goodloe

Robert Harlin

Jimmy Hartman

Neil Kennedy

Russell Ladd

 Austill Lott

Tara Marshall

Tomi Sue Mayer

Sonny Middleton

Jocko Potts

Julie Sirmon

Chuck Stapleton

Marty Stapleton

Bryan Thames

Amy Thompson

Alan Tolson

Lawson White

Garrett Williamson

Patrick Wilson

 

 

Respectively Submitted,

 

Helene Hassell

Executive Director