Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Association for the Preservation of the Presidential Yacht Potomac

  • Oakland, CA
  • www.usspotomac.org

Mission Statement

The Association for the Preservation of the Presidential Yacht Potomac was formed in 1983 to restore and operate Franklin D. Roosevelt's Presidential Yacht USS Potomac. The Potomac Association's mission is to preserve and protect the Presidential Yacht Potomac for use as a classroom and museum dedicated to imparting to present and future generations the continuing impact of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt era. We accomplish this by operating the USS Potomac as a living history museum and providing educational cruises and tours aboard the Potomac to the public and to school groups.

Service Areas

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California

The Presidential Yacht Potomac, FDR's Floating White House, serves visitors with tours and cruises  mostly from the San Francisco Bay Area and within a 100 mile radius of the bay.  We also serve many out of town visitors from all over the USA and the world.

ruling year

1983

Principal Officer since 2003

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Ms Marti C. Burchell

Keywords

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Roosevelt, cruises, history, Potomac

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Also Known As

The Potomac Association

EIN

93-0830589

Physical Address

P.O. Box 2064

Oakland, CA 94604

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

History Museums (A54)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

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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The Potomac is the only living museum focused on the life and times of Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the west coast of the US.  It's focus is on the man, his times, and the incredible accomplishments of his time as President of the United States.  Our purpose is to educate and engage our visitors trough tours and narratives of the role the Presidential Yacht played in FDR's terms in office.

Programs

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Program 1

The Potomac Association offers a free student cruise program to local students to learn about Franklin D. Roosevelt to over 3,600 students annually. Through our hundreds of volunteers, we provide historical cruises and dockside tours to the public. In conjunction with other local historic vessels, we have various "Ports of Call" throughout the San Francisco Bay Area

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Service Areas

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California

The Presidential Yacht Potomac, FDR's Floating White House, serves visitors with tours and cruises  mostly from the San Francisco Bay Area and within a 100 mile radius of the bay.  We also serve many out of town visitors from all over the USA and the world.

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THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE POTOMAC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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Association for the Preservation of the Presidential Yacht Potomac

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Principal Officer

Ms Marti C. Burchell

BIO

40 years in non-profit, 28 in Executive Director postitons.  Historic properties, YMCA, health and welfare organizations.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Serving as Excecutive Director of the Potomac Association has been one of the most rewarding and inspiring times of my career.  The Association is supported by over 100 incredible volunteers, who serve in every conceivable way.  They are  the office staff, maintenance crew, docents, and teachers. It is a priviledge and honor to be associated with such a marvelous group of dedicated, intelligent and wonderful individuals.

 

The organization is tightly run, with very little spent on administrative expense, and the majority of income spent on educational programs and the ongoing restoration and maintence of the Presidential Yacht Potomac."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Wally Abernathy

Port of Oakland

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