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Hagley Museum and Library

Collecting, preserving, and interpreting the unfolding history of American enterprise

four stars

92.02

298 Buck Road East Wilmington, DE 19807
tel: (302) 658-2400   Web Site
EIN: 51-0070531

Board Leadership
Henry B. du Pont IV
President

CEO
David A. Cole
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.02 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Hagley Museum and Library collects, preserves, and interprets the unfolding history of American enterprise. It is located on the site of the gunpowder works founded by E. I. du Pont in 1802. Hagley's library furthers the study of business and technology in America, especially the Middle Atlantic region. The collections include individuals' papers and companies' records ranging from eighteenth-century merchants to modern telecommunications and illustrate the impact of the business system on society. The Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society organizes and administers the Hagley Museum and Library's interaction with the world of scholarship. It brings attention to Hagley's research collections and generates intellectual dialogue at Hagley.

Hagley Museum and Library collects, preserves, and interprets the unfolding history of American enterprise. It is located on the site of the gunpowder works founded by E. I. du Pont in 1802. Hagley's library furthers the study of business and technology in America, especially the Middle Atlantic region. The collections include individuals' papers and companies' records ranging from eighteenth-century merchants to modern telecommunications and illustrate the impact of the business system on society. The Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society organizes and administers the Hagley Museum and Library's interaction with the world of scholarship. It brings attention to Hagley's research collections and generates intellectual dialogue at Hagley.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
85.1%
  Administrative Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 11.76
  Program Expenses Growth 14.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hagley Museum and Library on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hagley Museum and Library on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hagley Museum and Library (DE) 92.02 four stars
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (PA) 88.01 three stars
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History at the McPherson Center (CA) 92.02 four stars
Cape Ann Museum (MA) 91.38 four stars
Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art (TN) 88.12 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,286,248
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,286,248
   Program Service Revenue $662,113
Total Primary Revenue $2,948,361
   Other Revenue $8,427,872
TOTAL REVENUE $11,376,233
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,058,619
   Administrative Expenses $1,304,387
   Fundraising Expenses $307,775
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,670,781
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,294,548
   
Net Assets $154,216,040

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Museum Activities $7,968,263 66.1%
Research Library $3,937,535 32.7%
Associates Program $152,821 1.3%

Ratings History
Hagley Museum and Library has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 06/01/2017 92.02 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 90.53 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 84.73 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 83.89 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 88.68 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 85.45 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 84.15 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.90 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 90.68 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 78.13 two stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 78.88 two stars
2006-12 06/01/2008 86.76 three stars
2005-12 09/01/2006 91.38 four stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 88.56 three stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 78.74 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 51-0070531
Name in IRS Master File ELEUTHERIAN MILLS-HAGLEY FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code A54
NTEE Classification History Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
(62) Historical site, records or reenactment
(119) Other cultural or historical activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date November, 1953
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$171,635 1.25% David Cole Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hagley Museum and Library (DE) 92.02 four stars
Smithsonian Institution (DC) 90.14 four stars
Historic Deerfield (MA) 92.18 four stars
Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History at the McPherson Center (CA) 92.02 four stars
Museum of Arts & Design (NY) 86.47 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Hagley Museum and Library
298 Buck Road East
Wilmington, DE 19807
tel: (302) 658-2400
EIN: 51-0070531

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 3630
Wilmington, DE 19807

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Board Leadership

Henry B. du Pont IV
President

CEO

David A. Cole
Executive Director

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