Arts, Culture, and Humanities

American Truck Historical Society

  • Kansas City, MO
  • www.aths.org

Mission Statement

Briefly, our ongoing mission and focus is to collect, preserve, authenticate, and display artifacts and all other relevant materials [books, photographs, etc.] pertaining to the origin, progress, and development of the American trucking industry and the vast number of individuals who helped make it all happen. In support of our mission, we have established Board-driven operating principles and a new Strategic Handbook in which the formative theme borrows from Jim Collins' book Good to Great.

Main Programs

  1. Operating Endowment
  2. Library Services, Internships & Digitization of the Collections
  3. Wheels of Time Magazine
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

ruling year

1972

Principal Officer since 2008

Self-reported

Don Bretthauer

Keywords

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aths, ATHS, american truck historical society, trucking, antique trucks, american trucks

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EIN

23-7152672

 Number

2901896217

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Past Year 2014-2015 Accomplishments: Held most successful and well attended truck show in the history of ATHS including the showing of 1215 trucks and a total attendance of 9,000.Continued to make necessary repairs to the headquarters office including window seal repair and draining work to prevent water leakage in the building.Re-launched a the online photo album of antique trucks with more than 20,000 photos included and now allow any interested individual to purchase the photos online.ATHS hired a new executive director with an MBA and who is a Certified Association Executive in October, 2014.This year ATHS has set a goal of $100,000 for its Annual Giving Campaign.ATHS has launched an effort to encourage planned giving by responding to interested individuals with direct mail and other communications.ATHS will be expanding its sponsorship activities to help increase revenues into the organization.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Operating Endowment

ATHS' endowment will help support the financial stability and continued growth of the organization. With our 50th Anniversary approaching in 2021, our strategic vision is to have an endowment the equivalent of three times our annual operating budget.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Program 2

Library Services, Internships & Digitization of the Collections

ATHS is the only comprehensive trucking library within a 300-mile radius of Kansas City. This facility is available to researchers, students, educational programs and the general public. ATHS has partnered with University of Missouri-Kansas City to advance education in the Kansas City area. As a Partnering Institution, ATHS has agreed to take on qualified students from the departments of history and journalism who are interested in making an internship a part of their education. ATHS provides hands on, practical and professional experience that is difficult for students to attain in the classroom. The Digitization of the Collections is a significant contribution to the library's educational enhancement and is progressed by the work of interns. The images produced can reach a far wider audience of students and truck enthusiasts all over the world, expanding the benefits from our expansive library holdings and collections.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Program 3

Wheels of Time Magazine

Since October 1980, ATHS has published its bimonthly magazines, Wheels of Time, as well as the special annual supplemental publication Show Time. These publications have become the premiere publications of the antique trucking world. Show Time is a photo collection of the antique trucks registered at our annual National Antique Truck Show along with articles covering show events and attendees. Wheels of Time is filled with articles and photographs of antique trucks, trucking company histories, and personal stories of the truckers who made the industry the driving force it is today. Each issue includes letters from readers, a listing of upcoming truck shows and events, headquarters news, new ATHS members, chapter and Board of Directors directories, classified ads for trucks and parts, regular columns on restoration tips, ATHS archives, and much more!

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Funding Needs

The building's carpet is more than 25 years old and needs replacing.The HVAC system has been completely overhauled but headquarters facility still needs a new roof .Purchase donor research module to interact with the current database in order to target donors more effectively for contributions and invest in staff training.Complete ""Buy a Brick"" funding for outside signage.Move forward with 50th Anniversary [2021] Capital Campaign with annual, planned, capital, and endowment components.

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AMERICIAN TRUCK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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American Truck Historical Society

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Don Bretthauer

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. John Vannatta

American Airlines Retired

Term: June 2014 - June 2016

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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