Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Historic St. Luke's Restoration

  • Smithfield, VA
  • www.historicstlukes.org

Mission Statement

The Mission of Historic St. Luke's Restoration is to preserve, protect, and promote this historic landmark and its collections, documents, history, graveyard, and surroundings.

Main Programs

  1. Historic St. Luke's Restoration Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

HSLR is located in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, but serves a much wider audience. Immediate service area includes Coastal Virginia, but annually visitors from all over the world visit the 100-acre, National Historic Landmark.

ruling year

1954

Executive Director since 2014

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Mr. Todd Ballance

Assistant Director since 2014

Self-reported

Mr. Collin Norman

Keywords

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Historic Site, Museum, National Historic Landmark, Attraction, National Shrine, Historic Place, Cemetery, Historic House Museum, Gift Shop

Notes from the Nonprofit

Historic St. Luke's Restoration is committed to providing transparency in its financial reporting in helping to assure compliance with donor wishes and fulfillment of our 501(c)3 education-based non-profit's mission. Our education program continues to provide our local and national audiences with enriching special and ticketed events and daily guided tour experiences. These initiatives incorporate inclusive narratives of European, African, and Native American histories from the 17th through 18th-centuries in Tidewater Virginia. Interpretation focuses on the early-American struggles for religious freedom and the origins of the American Republic pursuit of separation of church and state. This dialogue continues today, and we are excited to be a positive force for social change to maintain relevance and sustainability into a promising American future.

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Also Known As

Historic St. Luke's Church

EIN

54-0629148

 Number

3373614969

Physical Address

14477 Benn's Church Blvd.

Smithfield, VA 23430

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

History Museums (A54)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

For FY2016 HSLR's Educational Program specifically address and satisfy our core requirement to provide relevant, engaging, and appreciated general and exclusive audience educational events since we are a 501(c)3, education not-for-profit.

Fulfilling this educational mission enables HSLR to satisfy other core stewardship responsibilities including maintenance of the 100-acre historic site and cemeteries, preservation and periodic restoration of the ancient, 17th-century historic church building, preservation, storage, exhibition, and interpretation of the Site's artifact and archives collection, and providing rental of the Site to suitable use-clients.

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

Historic St. Luke's Restoration Program

This program is charged in all-things focused on mission fulfillment from preservation, education, and promotion of the 100-acre historic site.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$309,000

Results

Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

1. Number of paid participants on field trips

Target Population
Children and youth (0-19 years), Aging, elderly, senior citizens, Families

Connected to a Program?
Historic St. Luke's Restoration Program
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
These include all group tour guests from special interest groups, educational institutions, clubs, and families of 10 or more people.

2. Number of participants engaged in programs

Target Population
Adults, Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Connected to a Program?
Historic St. Luke's Restoration Program
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
This number is the persons who paid and attended our classroom, academic symposia throughout last year.

3. Total number of guided tours given

Target Population
Children and youth (0-19 years), Adults, Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Connected to a Program?
Historic St. Luke's Restoration Program
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
This is the number of group trips received, hosted, and toured throughout the year.

4. Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

Target Population
Adults, Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Connected to a Program?
Historic St. Luke's Restoration Program
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
This is the number of paid admission attendants to the classroom, educational, academic symposia offered throughout the year.

5. Number of public events held to further mission

Target Population
Children and youth (0-19 years), Aging, elderly, senior citizens, Families

Connected to a Program?
Historic St. Luke's Restoration Program
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
This is the number of open to the public educational events to further our mission each year.

6. Number of list subscribers

Target Population
Adults, Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Connected to a Program?
Historic St. Luke's Restoration Program
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
This is the number of email addresses and social media followers we have.

7. Number of media partnerships developed

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
n/a
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
This is the number of media partners we have based on close relationships for articles, publishing stories via press releases before and after events.

8. Number of press releases developed and distributed

Target Population
Children and youth (0-19 years), Adults, Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Connected to a Program?
Historic St. Luke's Restoration Program
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
This is the number of press releases developed and distributed by our marketing coordinator. These are singular instances on events of interest, special events, and academic workshops.

9. Number of requests for advocate products or information, including downloads or page views of online material

Target Population
Adults, Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Connected to a Program?
n/a
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
This is the number of emails generated by visitors to our web site on inquiries ranging from wedding inquiries, volunteer inquiries, history inquiries, and more.

10. Number of testimonies offered

Target Population
Adults, Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Connected to a Program?
Historic St. Luke's Restoration Program
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
This is the number of testimonies gathered from internet resources including TripAdvisor.com, WeddingWire.com, TheKnot.com,Google+, Facebook.com, Yelp.com.

11. Total number of paid admissions

Target Population
Children and youth (0-19 years), Adults, Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Connected to a Program?
Historic St. Luke's Restoration Program
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
This is the number of paid admissions earned throughout the year. These are people who elect to purchase a ticket for admissions, not people who are members, donors, or otherwise receive free entry.

12. Number of first-time donors

Target Population
Adults, Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Connected to a Program?
n/a
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
This is the number of donors secured in the calendar year for the first time ever and do not reflect lapsed donations.

13. Number of overall donors

Target Population
Adults, Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Connected to a Program?
n/a
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
This is the number of both first time and previous donors earned throughout the calendar year.

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    HSLR desires to reach more than 6,000 annual museum visitors, reach over $121,000 between annual fund and memberships, and become Coastal Virginia's most famous church building museum and desired open cemetery to plot sales.

    In accordance to our soon-to-be-launched Capital Improvements Campaign, HSLR needs to raise $2.5 million.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    HSLR will set-up its efforts to take more advantage of marketing to backyard locals both from-heres and come-heres, the Greater Coastal Virginia hospitality & tourism marketplace, and the Historic Triangle of Greater Williamsburg, Virginia.

    HSLR Development Department will work more to reestablish stronger relationships with previous donors and members and identify neglected foundations, corporations, and major gift donors and identify and solicit qualified prospective stakeholders.

    Finally HSLR will maximize full availability of web-based reputation management best practices and web sites such as Guidestar and TripAdvisor to both address the success of our educational programming and financial transparency with all former, current and future stakeholders.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Since December 2014 HSLR has taken many strides in identifying and securing local talent to fulfill vital roles in operations and education. Partnering with other regional non-profits, museums, and professional organizations, investing in staff training, and creating reasonable goals with commensurate incentive programs the team at HSLR is dedicated to both their individual and team goals and responsibilities so the entire global organization is healthy, vibrant, and successful.

    HSLR can only be as successful as how well the Board supports the executive director and staff. To that end, the Board of HSLR remains committed to the budgets and business plans explained, approved, and managed over the course of the fiscal year.

    Finally the volunteers and interns at HSLR have increased capabilities and capacity substantially since December 2014. Where the organization only had two volunteers then, now the Site has 10 volunteers with opportunities for at least another 25 volunteers.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Each department head is responsible for its own monthly progress. All goals are based on financial goals and visitation numbers. Each week the team holds staff meetings to assess high-demand periods and priorities. The staff members' business acumen is very high and extraordinary in the non-profit world. HSLR benefits from a highly-dedicated team working out of their comfort zones and focused on the global, big picture.

    The HSLR team also monitors industry news and trends and responds intelligently rather than reacting emotionally. It is through this thorough yet timely analysis that a healthy balance of business and historic preservation acumen is achieved.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    HSLR has accomplished spectacular feats towards making goals in FY2016. In October 2015 the Board ratified the FY2016 Budget, three and one-half months into the fiscal year. True traction towards goal did not occur until late-December 2015 given the late-year membership renewals, development annual fund letter and new web site launch. Since January 2016 the HSLR team has worked marvels to achieve more than 120% of gift shop, 76% of admissions, 70% of development, and 69% of private rental annual revenue goals.

    The HSLR team is convinced that with a full, 12-month fiscal year to manage a 12-month budget that goals will be met if not exceeded.
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

HSLR is located in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, but serves a much wider audience. Immediate service area includes Coastal Virginia, but annually visitors from all over the world visit the 100-acre, National Historic Landmark.

Social Media

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Funding Needs

Historic St. Luke's Restoration (HSLR), doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, needs financial support in many areas since it particularly does not receive any support from municipal, state, or federal government entities. We must steward the 100-acre historic site, its treasured church building, cemeteries, administration/welcome/visitor center/gift shop, general and exclusive educational events, monthly eNewsletter, historical research, archives preservation, and artifact maintenance. It costs for FY2016 $429,000 to execute all operational plans and needs for Virginia's Oldest Church. 1) Staff: $199,000 2) Operations (Building & Grounds): $119,000 3) Educational Programs: $56,000

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Financials

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Historlc St Luke's Restoration
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Operations

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Historic St. Luke's Restoration

Leadership

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Executive Director

Mr. Todd Ballance

Assistant Director

Mr. Collin Norman

BIO

For over 30 years Ballance has been a public historian and passionate cultural resource manager. Working at such national historic sites such as Colonial Williamsburg and Petersburg National Military Park and Museum and local, historic sites and museums such as the Virginia War Museum and Endview Plantation he brings know-how and enthusiasm with his business and historic preservation acumen.

STATEMENT FROM THE Executive Director

"From all of the staff at Historic St. Luke's, Virginia's Oldest Church, we look forward to serving you and appreciate your charitable support to help us steward and protect this symbol of National Freedom for centuries to come. Thank you."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

The Rt. Rev. Herman Hollerith IV

The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?


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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?


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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?