Arts, Culture, and Humanities

German-American-National-Congress Inc North Side

  • Chicago, IL
  • www.dankhaus.com

Mission Statement

The purposes of this corporation
are to preserve and promote German culture, heritage, and language through
activities including, but not limited to, maintaining a center consisting of a
museum, art gallery, library, and language school, and organizing educational
and social programming focusing on and emphasizing the history, traditions, and
contributions of Germans and German Americans.

Main Programs

  1. Core Programming and Special Events
Service Areas

Self-reported

Illinois

Located on the North Side of Chicago, the DANK Haus educates children through seniors in the greater Chicagoland area, including Indiana, Michigan, Central & Northern Illinois, as well as constituents in New York and Germany.

ruling year

1992

Principal Officer since 2008

Self-reported

Ms. Nicholle Dombrowski

Keywords

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German Language School,German American Museum, German Library Our club ow

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Also Known As

DANK Haus German American Cultural Center

EIN

36-2656050

 Number

6098541258

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Core Programming and Special Events

Our Cultural Center has several key offerings that together represent the largest and most diverse German cultural institution in the country. These programs include a language school that serves 100 children and 100 adults per semester. We also have a 9,800 square foot Gallery & Museum space that presents traveling exhibits from Germany and historical displays, as well as performing and visual arts exhibitions. We have a 600 person performance space where we present German cultural events, including a classical music and choral program that serves to present this genre of music to the community in an approachable and affordable way. We also provide meeting space which ten other ethnic and community organizations use to meet. The DANK Haus offers several core programs including cinema programs that present both classic and contemporary German films. We have an internship program that hosts German and American students.
In addition, our facilities host a variety of local charitable, educational and community functions that support and foster our relationship with the community.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Illinois

Located on the North Side of Chicago, the DANK Haus educates children through seniors in the greater Chicagoland area, including Indiana, Michigan, Central & Northern Illinois, as well as constituents in New York and Germany.

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Financials

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German Amencan National Congress Chapter Chicago-North and DANK House
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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German-American-National-Congress Inc North Side

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Nicholle Dombrowski

BIO

Nicholle joined DANK as Executive Director in 2008, after six years of volunteering for the organization. Her professional background includes eight years as an accountant and two years as Assistant Director of Special Programs, both for the American Farm Bureau. As Assistant Director, Nicholle organized meetings, leadership conferences, media events, and the Annual Convention. Nicholle’s background in liberal arts with a French literature degree provides her with a richly varied pool from which to adapt to new challenges. She is widely traveled and reads two to three books a week from diverse genres. Married for over a decade, Nicholle, her husband, and their collection of found objects reside in Gladstone Park.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dagmar Freiberger

Board of Directors

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