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Annual Report

Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation

Annual Overview

2017-2018

 

Projects Funded at the Sea Lab by DISLF

  • Underwrote Feasibility study for Major Gifts Program
  • Contributed $200,000 for the Admin Building renovation
  • Contributed to the annual ROV Competition
  • Contributed to the Graduate Student Symposium

 

Financial Information:

DISLF began 2017-2018 with Total Checking of $ $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 $ 2,083,603.89.

FY 2017-2018 ended with total Checking of $502,339.87 September 30, 2018 (This includes the Middleton Home Sale).   The Community Foundation of South Alabama had the  DISLF Fund at $1,342,584.75 and the George Crozier Fund at $273,912.19, for total assets of  $2, 118, 836.76

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 and is a donor directed fund.

Grants 2017:

  • Regions $5,000 to underwrite the Awards Luncheon
  • WKRG $20,000 in in-kind publicity for Cocktails with the Critters (CWC)
  • Poarch Creek Indians $5000

 

Other Income

Middleton Home Bequeathed to the DISL $379,187.67

Received Jimmy Buffet’s Jeep Wagoneer

 

 

Fundraising:

 

Marine Environmental Awards Luncheon (MEAL) 2017

The sixth annual Environmental Awards Luncheon was held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at the Riverview Hotel.  The event was a success.  

200 Reservations with 24 Tables

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

The luncheon was booked at the Riverview Hotel in May 2017.

Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Carl Safina

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: Don Bates, creator of the Critter Gitter

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: Share the Beach, Turtle Conservation Group

Income and Expense Report Meal

 

Expenses

2017

2016

2015

Total Banquet

$6,770.00

$11,564.00

$9,369.00

Speaker Total

$6,105.80

$3,366.68

$5,785.32

Award + Engraving

$310.00

$255.38

$203.60

Printing/publicity

$723.28

$0.00

$602.70

Ppal Fees

$104.86

$158.24

 

Door Prize

 

$0.00

$0.00

Books

 

$0.00

 

Flowers

   

$148.18

office depot

$88.47

$192.78

$212.24

Billboards

$450.00

$450.00

$600.00

USPS

$186.76

$431.40

$69.82

Total Expenses

$14,739.17

$16,418.48

$16,990.86

       

Income

     

Sponsor

$5,000.00

$5,000.00

$10,000.00

Tables

$6,900.00

$10,800.00

$9,450.00

Individual Res.

$2,500.00

$2,100.00

$3,150.00

Book Sales

$450.00

 

$1,050.00

Books to Gift shop

     

Donations

 

$75.00

$700.00

Flower sales

     

Total Income

$14,850.00

$17,975.00

$24,350.00

       

Net

$110.83

$1,556.52

$7,359.14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Friends of the Sea Lab:                       

 

 

2017-2018

 

2016-2017

 

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

Students

1

$30

2

$60

3

$90

1

$30

1

$30

Individual

16

$800

11

$550

12

$600

6

$300

10

$500

Family

149

$14900

115

$11550

125

$12,500

109

$10,800

89

$8,900

Seahorse

23

$5750

15

$3750

16

$4,000

12

$3,000

7

$1,750

Skate

9

$4500

6

$3000

6

$3,000

2

$1,000

1

$500

Starfish

 

 

1

$1000

1

$1,000

0

 

1

$1,000

School of fish

 

 

2

$5000

2

$4,500

1

$2,500

2

$5,000

Comps

 

 

4

 

4

 

5

 

7

 
 

198

$25,980

156

$24,860

169

25,690

136

$17,630

124

$17,680

 

1000 invitations 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 $14330 with expenses of $688.99 for a net profit of $13, 640.  1000 letters were mailed.

 

2017-2018

2016-2017

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

Gross Income

 

$14330

 

$7668.00

$6665.00

$9,165.00

$6,400

$6,001.57

Expenses

$688.99

$666.12

$ 652.89

$627.26

653.27

$350

Net income

$13,640

$7001.88

$6,012.11

$8,537.74

$5,741.73

$5,651.57

 

 

 

       

Letters

900

900

1000

840

786

750

Donors

40

40

37

53

30

34

 

 

Cocktails with the Critters:

This was the fifth year at The Blue Gill.  Our attendance was over 400 this year.  It was beautiful night.

 

Sponsors:  204 sponsor letters were mailed. The number of corporate sponsors were down to 39 from 43 and the total sponsorships were down as well.  The number of individual sponsors was about the same this year at 18. Sponsorships account for 55% of total income.

 

Ticket Sales-Actual ticket pre-sales were about the same at 144.  Ticket sales account for 9% 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 a gross revenue of $19785 less consignment costs of $790 resulting in net sales of $18,995 from 135 items.  The FMV of the items this year totaled $50,313.  Silent auction accounts for 25% of total income. 

 

Other income:

Featured Artist – Stig Marcussen brought only Christmas Cards and framed prints from previous years to sell he made about $300 which he splits with us 50/50.

Trustee Sponsorship-Trustee sponsorships totaled $6100 for a total of 87% of the directors participating.  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.

 

CWC Budget Analysis

Actual 2018

Actual 2017

Actual 2016

Actual 2015

Income

       

Tickets-Gate

$2,035.00

$2,142.00

$2,005.00

$3,685.00

Adv Ticket Sales

$5,000.00

$4,550.00

$7,700.00

$5,400.00

ind sponsors

$7,000.00

$5,500.00

$9,110.00

$6,250.00

corp Sponsorship

$35,000.00

$34,500.00

$37,000.00

$42,500.00

Trustee Spons

$6,250.00

$5,500.00

$6,400.00

$4,600.00

Silent Auction

$19,785.00

$26,689.00

$30,724.00

$22,736.00

Artist

$300.00

$1,880.00

$1,300.00

$400.00

T-Shirts

   

na

$0.00

Balloon Pop

   

na

$600.00

Donations

$275.00

$450.00

$700.00

$1,000.00

Total Income

$75,645.00

$81,211.00

$94,939.00

$87,171.00

         

Expenses

       

Prinitng

$807.00

641.22

$592.06

$797.92

Postage

$190.37

310.52

$455.00

$337.87

Advertisement

$1,570.00

600.00

$600.00

$600.00

Band

$800.00

800.00

$1,400.00

$500.00

Food(tx+grat)

$11,086.00

10,814.32

$11,943.69

$10,683.85

Beverage

$4,616.00

4,528.00

$4,899.00

$4,534.00

Decorations

     

$0.00

Tent rental

     

$0.00

Lighting

     

$200.00

Credit Card Fees

     

$0.00

Policeman

     

$0.00

Paypal fees

 

649.70

$814.69

$676.06

Reimburse Artist

$150.00

940.00

$650.00

$200.00

other

   

$631.00

$423.17

Silent Acution Consignment

$790.00

725.00

$650.00

$900.00

Ribbons

269

200.00

$196.90

$263.50

Silent Auction

       

Total Expenses

20278.37

20,208.76

$22,832.34

$20,116.37

Net Income

$55,366.63

$61,002.24

$72,106.66

$67,054.63

 

 

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

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

Fred Cushing

Suzanne Damrich

Mary Ellingwood

Robert Harlin

Jimmy Hartman

Luella Hunt

Russell Ladd

Austill Lott

Tomi Sue Mayer

Jocko Potts

Julie Sirmon

Chuck Stapleton

Marty Stapleton

Bryan Thames

Amy Thompson

Alan Tolson

Bud Urquhart

Lawson White

Wes Williams

Garrett Williamson

Patrick Wilson

 

 

 

 

 

Administration:

Development Policies

  1. Dr. Joe Busta, Development Consultant, helped the DISL and DISLF create Development policies to be used as a guideline for future fundraising. In August 2016 Dr. Busta proposed a plan to work on strengthening the development potential for the DISL and DISLF. Over the course of October 2017- September 2018 the plan was executed in three phases; 1) explore the potential of raising capital funds for the lab. 2 &3) Develop policies and procedures in a comprehensive development plan. The resulting plan is the initial policies and procedure manual for the DISL and DISLF.
  2. Banking: The major account checking account was moved to Hancock Bank as they have become the major sponsor Cocktails with Critters. Regions Bank holds the Friends of the Sea Lab Checking Account.
  3. DISLF adopted a Conflict of Interest Policy
  4. DISLF purchased Directors and Owners Insurance
  5. Helene was hired as the Development Director for the new DISL Department while continuing as the Executive Director of the Foundation.

 

 

 

Respectively Submitted,

 

Helene Hassell

Executive Director