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The Columbus Museum

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three stars

87.21

1251 Wynnton Road Columbus, GA 31906
tel: (706) 748-2562   Web Site
EIN: 58-6042894

Board Leadership
Carolynn Obleton
President

CEO
Marianne Richter
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.21 three stars
  Financial 85.65 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1953, the Columbus Museum is one of the largest museums in the Southeast and is unique for its dual concentration on American art and regional history, displayed in both its permanent collection as well as temporary exhibitions. As an integral part of, and partner with, the Muscogee County School District since its inception, the Museum enriches its community and serves its schoolchildren through a full calendar of educational programs as well. The Museum's doors are always open with free admission to the public. These efforts combine in the Museum's mission statement to collect, preserve, research and interpret American art and regional culture for the education, enrichment and enjoyment of a broad and diverse public.

Founded in 1953, the Columbus Museum is one of the largest museums in the Southeast and is unique for its dual concentration on American art and regional history, displayed in both its permanent collection as well as temporary exhibitions. As an integral part of, and partner with, the Muscogee County School District since its inception, the Museum enriches its community and serves its schoolchildren through a full calendar of educational programs as well. The Museum's doors are always open with free admission to the public. These efforts combine in the Museum's mission statement to collect, preserve, research and interpret American art and regional culture for the education, enrichment and enjoyment of a broad and diverse public.

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Financial

three stars

85.65

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
68.2%
  Administrative Expenses 21.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.92
  Program Expenses Growth 5.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Columbus Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Columbus Museum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Columbus Museum (GA) 87.21 three stars
Saginaw Art Museum (MI) 87.33 three stars
The Detroit Institute of Arts (MI) 88.58 three stars
American Friends of the Louvre (NY) 92.02 four stars
Academy Art Museum (MD) 85.84 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $439,833
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $253,972
   Fundraising Events $50,920
   Related Organizations $1,031,259
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,775,984
   Program Service Revenue $22,089
Total Primary Revenue $1,798,073
   Other Revenue $3,208,804
TOTAL REVENUE $5,006,877
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,353,267
   Administrative Expenses $477,783
   Fundraising Expenses $317,165
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,148,215
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,858,662
   
Net Assets $34,699,951

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 87.21 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 86.64 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 88.32 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 84.75 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.60 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 81.74 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 78.53 two stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 87.28 three stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 67.40 one star
2010-06 09/20/2011 73.01 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 63.31 one star
2008-06 08/01/2009 66.81 one star
2007-06 03/01/2008 82.86 three stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 82.93 three stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 75.83 two stars
2004-06 06/01/2005 40.00 zero star

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

EIN 58-6042894
Name in IRS Master File THE COLUMBUS MUSEUM INC
NTEE Code A51
NTEE Classification Art Museums
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
(923) Indians (tribes, cultures, etc.)
(60) Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
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, 1954
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$37,329 1.18% Marianne Richter Executive Director $90,169
Other Salaries of Note
$106,156 3.37% Kimberly Beck Deputy Director of Operations --

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Columbus Museum (GA) 87.21 three stars
The Cleveland Museum of Art (OH) 88.50 three stars
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (MO) 90.53 four stars
National Gallery of Art (DC) 88.54 three stars
Nassau County Museum of Art (NY) 86.13 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Columbus Museum
1251 Wynnton Road
Columbus, GA 31906
tel: (706) 748-2562
fax: (706) 748-2570
EIN: 58-6042894

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Board Leadership

Carolynn Obleton
President

CEO

Marianne Richter
Director

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