Arts, Culture, and Humanities

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • www.franklloydwright.org

Mission Statement

The mission of The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is:

Preserving Taliesin and Taliesin West for future generations, and inspiring society through an understanding and experience of Frank Lloyd Wright's ideas, architecture, and design.

Main Programs

  1. Public Tours and Outreach
  2. Preservation and Collections
  3. School of Architecture
  4. K-12 Education (STEM)
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

The Foundation's home office is located at Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Foundation also owns and operates Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin. Visitors from around the country and world visit both National Historic Landmarks--more than 100,000 annual visitors at Taliesin West and more than 25,000 at Taliesin.

ruling year

1983

CEO and President

Self-reported

Mr. Stuart Graff

Keywords

Self-reported

National Historic Landmark, historic site, collections, archives, arts and culture, architecture, decorative arts, history, school of architecture, K-12 education, STEM education

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EIN

86-0197576

 Number

1028014354

Physical Address

12621 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd.

Scottsdale, AZ 85259

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

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?

Programs

Self-reported by organization

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

Program 1

Public Tours and Outreach

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Category

None

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

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Program 2

Preservation and Collections

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Category

None

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

None

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Program 3

School of Architecture

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Category

None

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

None

None

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Program 4

K-12 Education (STEM)

Not available

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

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Budget

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?
    The mission of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is:

    • Preserve and steward Taliesin, Taliesin West, and the Taliesin Collections.
    • Transform people’s lives through the living experience of Frank Lloyd Wright’s body of work.
    • Shape architecture and design at the highest level
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Not available.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Not available.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Not available.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Not available.
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

The Foundation's home office is located at Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Foundation also owns and operates Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin. Visitors from around the country and world visit both National Historic Landmarks--more than 100,000 annual visitors at Taliesin West and more than 25,000 at Taliesin.

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Financials

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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Leadership

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CEO and President

Mr. Stuart Graff

BIO

Trained in intellectual property law and with a stellar reputation as a business leader, Graff has demonstrated his ability to develop and execute cross-functional strategies that integrate organizations through strong and engaged teams. His leadership resulted in rapid, sustainable turnarounds of the businesses he led. Graff studied engineering at Northwestern, and received his JD from Loyola University and his MBA from Emory University. After practicing intellectual property law for many years, he became in-house counsel at Newell Rubbermaid in 1999, where he was responsible for protecting innovation and monetizing brand equity through licensing. He was later promoted to Group Vice President and General Counsel of Newell's largest global business group, and then moved to become General Manager of the Parker and Waterman fine writing brands, turning those businesses around in a matter of two years. Since 2009, he has been a Vice President at In addition to his career activities, Graff has an extensive history of board leadership and fundraising, primarily for arts and social justice organizations. Growing up in Chicago, he has a lifelong passion for 20th-century architecture – inspired by his first encounter with Frank Lloyd Wright's work at age 8 – and cares deeply about the need for affordable housing and sustainable architecture in the 21st-century. Corporation, leading its Guardsman consumer division.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Alanna Mack

Mack & Rohwedder, P.C.

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

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?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

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


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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

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?