Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Unity Temple Restoration Foundation

  • Oak Park, IL
  • www.utrf.org

Mission Statement

Unity Temple Restoration Foundation restores and preserves Frank Lloyd Wright's 1909 masterpiece of modern architecture, Unity Temple. UTRF also advances Unity Temple's global and contemporary significance with programming that embodies Wright's spirit of innovation and enriches the lives of those it serves.

Main Programs

  1. Complete Restoration of Unity Temple
  2. Tours/Public Programming
Service Areas

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International

Unity Temple, Frank Lloyd Wright's modern masterpiece, is an international icon of modern architecture. Unity Temple Restoration Foundation serves a national and international audience of tourists, scholars, architects and architectural students, Frank Lloyd Wright fans and aficionados across the nation and globe, and community members of the Chicagoland area.

ruling year

2016

Executive Director

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Ms. Heather Hutchison

Keywords

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Frank Lloyd Wright, fundraising, restoration, historic site, historic preservation, architecture, modern

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EIN

23-7346437

 Number

3516544666

Physical Address

875 Lake Street

Oak Park, 60301

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

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

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The two-and-a-half year restoration of the National Landmark Unity Temple is almost completed. It is a restoration of a Frank Lloyd Wright 1909 building that the world has been waiting to see restored. Deterioration over the past many decades made this a priority for Unity Temple Restoration Foundation. We were able to launch the project with private philanthropic support received in 2013.

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

Complete Restoration of Unity Temple

A $23 million restoration of Unity Temple, Frank Lloyd Wright's 1909 modern masterpiece and internationally acclaimed architectural icon, was undertaken in 2014 and will be complete in 2017. Tours of this famous building were suspended in 2014 and will resume in July 2017. Programs within this beautiful venue were also suspended and will resume in 2018. Those will include programs in the arts, architecture, cultural, educational, humanities, the performing arts and music.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$23,000,000

Program 2

Tours/Public Programming

Tours and public programming will resume in Unity Temple after the completion of the comprehensive restoration in 2017-2018

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$300,000

Charting Impact

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

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Completion of the $23 million restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    To secure principle and major gifts in the amount of $23 million from individuals, foundations and corporations dedicated to historic preservation, architecture, and the reputation of Frank Lloyd Wright who is thought by many to be the greatest architect of the 20th century.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Strong board and executive leadership
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    When we raise the $23 million to cover the total cost of the restoration.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We are more than half-way to our $23 million goal in just over two years.
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Unity Temple, Frank Lloyd Wright's modern masterpiece, is an international icon of modern architecture. Unity Temple Restoration Foundation serves a national and international audience of tourists, scholars, architects and architectural students, Frank Lloyd Wright fans and aficionados across the nation and globe, and community members of the Chicagoland area.

Funding Needs

Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple is undergoing a $23 million comprehensive restoration. The scope of the project includes the exterior concrete, geothermal installation, art glass and lay lights, wood trim, plaster and paint finishes, bronze and art glass hanging lamps, flooring, lighting, electrical and plumbing as well as exterior lighting and landscaping. During this historic restoration all other programs have been deferred. The restoration itself is the only funding need.

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Unity Temple Restoration Foundation
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Unity Temple Restoration Foundation

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Executive Director

Ms. Heather Hutchison

BIO

Thirty years executive leadership in fundraising and public relations primarily in the city of Chicago.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Brad White

Alphawood Foundation

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