FOUNDATION FOR THE READING PUBLIC MUSEUM
500 MUSEUM ROAD, READING, PA 196111425 www.readingpublicmuseum.org

Total Revenue
$3,053,417
Total Expenses
$3,278,122
Net Assets
$10,808,661

Organizations Filed Purposes: THE MISSION OF THE READING PUBLIC MUSEUM, A DYNAMIC CENTER OF LIFELONG LEARNING, IS TO EDUCATE, ENLIGHTEN AND ENGAGE CURRENT AND FUTURE GENERATIONS THROUGH THE COLLECTION, PRESERVATION AND INTERPRETATION OF OBJECTS OF ART, SCIENCE AND CIVILIZATION.

TO EDUCATE THROUGH COLLECTION AND PRESERVATION OF OBJECTS OF ART, SCIENCE AND CIVILIZATION.

TEMPORARY OR SPECIAL EXHIBITS AND PERMANENT COLLECTION THROUGHOUT THE YEAR THE MUSEUM PROVIDES PATRONS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE EXHIBITS CREATED BY OTHER MUSEUMS OR COLLECTIONS FROM PRIVATE COLLECTORS AND UNIQUE ITEMS FROM THE MUSEUM'S OWN COLLECTION. IN 2018 SPECIAL EXHIBITS INCLUDED 11 TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS INCLUDING 4 CHILDREN ORIENTED EXHIBIT. OVER 55,280 ADULTS AND CHILDREN VISITED THE MUSEUM AND 8,189 VISITED THE NEAG PLANETARIUM AT THE READING PUBLIC MUSEUM IN 2018.TOURING EXHIBITION THE MUSEUM MAKES AVAILABLE MUSEUM OWNED EXHIBITIONS TO OTHER MUSEUMS AROUND THE WORLD. ALLOWING EXHIBITIONS TO TOUR PROVIDES THE MUSEUM THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND OUR MISSION BEYOND THE IMMEDIATE GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION. IN 2018 SEVEN EXHIBITS WERE ON DISPLAY AS FAR AWAY AS CALIFORNIA, TEXAS, FLORIDA, WISCONSIN, ILLINOIS, NEW YORK AND INDIANA. THIRTEEN MUSEUMS HOSTED THE EXHIBITS. IN ADDITION TO ENTIRE EXHIBITS THE MUSEUM LOANS INDIVIDUAL PAINTINGS. TOURS TOURS ARE AVAILABLE TO PRE-K TO SENIOR GROUPS AND ARE TAILORED TO MEET THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF THE SPECIFIC GROUP VISITING THE MUSEUM. TOURS CAN INCLUDE BOTH MUSEUM AND PLANETARIUM VISITS. DURING 2018 A TOTAL OF 297 GROUP TOURS VISITED THE MUSEUM AND PLANETARIUM AND INCLUDED 16,056 STUDENTS AND ADULTS. TO ASSIST SCHOOLS IN COVERING THE COSTS OF TOURS THE MUSEUM OFFERS A FUNDING PROGRAM "FEED THEIR IMAGINATION" THROUGH THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF DONORS THE MUSEUM WILL COVER ADMISSION AND BUSING COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH SCHOOL GROUPS THAT MAY OTHERWISE BE UNABLE TO COME TO THE MUSEUM

SUMMER CAMP SIX WEEK LONG CAMP EXPERIENCES FOCUS ON A DIFFERENT EDUCATIONAL COMPONENT EACH WEEK. THE CAMPS KEEP CHILDREN ENGAGED IN LEARNING OVER THE SUMMER BY EXPLORING EACH WEEK'S FOCUS USING THE EXHIBITS AND COLLECTIONS OWNED BY THE MUSEUM. IN 2018 APPROXIMATELY 125 CHILDREN PARTICIPATED IN ONE OR MORE WEEKS.FORENSICS CAMP IN CONNECTION WITH THE BERKS COUNTY INTERMEDIATE UNIT A 1 OR 2 DAY FORENSICS CAMP WAS OFFERED IN 2018. APPROXIMATELY 45 CHILDREN ATTENDED. THE CAMP INCLUDED GUEST SPEAKERS FROM LOCAL AREA LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE COUNTY CORONER.HOME SCHOOL DAYS HOME SCHOOL DAYS ARE DESIGNED TO SUPPLEMENT HOME SCHOOLED CHILDREN'S LEARNING BY PROVIDING THEM WITH ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN VARIOUS SUBJECTS INCLUDED ARE SPECIAL MUSEUM TOURS AND HANDS-ON PROJECTS. ABOUT 236 CHILDREN AND ADULT LEARNING PROVIDERS ATTENDED IN 2018.FULL STEAM AHEAD STARTED IN THE FALL 2017 STEAM IS A TODDLER SCIENCE PROGRAM FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN PROVIDING HANDS-ON EXPLORATION OF SCIENCE AND ART RELATED TOPICS. THE PROGRAM IS OFFERED ONCE A MONTH DURING MOST MONTHS OF THE YEAR. 71 TODDLERS AND PARENTS PARTICIPATED IN THE PROGRAM IN 2018.SCOUT WORKSHOPS AND OVERNIGHT STAYS WORKSHOPS AND OVERNIGHTS OFFER A WIDE VARIETY OF LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES SET IN A FUN ENVIRONMENT. SOME TOPICS INCLUDED SCIENCE, ARBORETUM EXPLORATION, SKY AND SPACE EXPLORATION THROUGH THE PLANETARIUM, AND EVEN CREATING THEIR OWN BOOKS AFTER VISITING THE MUSEUM LIBRARY. THE MUSEUM EVEN OFFERS ITS OWN GIRL SCOUT BADGE. A TOTAL OF APPROXIMATELY 762 SCOUTS AND LEADERS ATTENDED PROGRAMS IN 2018.SENSORY MORNINGS A SPECIAL PROGRAM DESIGNED FOR SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN WHO OTHERWISE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE THE MUSEUM. THESE CHILDREN, FAMILY AND CAREGIVERS CAN COME TO THE MUSEUM BEFORE IT OPENS AND ALLOW THE CHILDREN TO EXPLORE IN A QUIET UNCROWDED ENVIRONMENT. REGULAR ADMISSION APPLIES. KIDS NIGHT OUT HELD MONTHLY CHILDREN WILL FOCUS ON DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES. HELD AT NIGHT IT ALLOWS THE CHILDREN THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE THE MUSEUM AFTER HOURS WITH EDUCATORS AND DO HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES 160 CHILDREN ATTENDEDSENIOR SERIES A MONTHLY EVENT, NOT JUST FOR SENIORS THAT RANGES FROM TOURS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON CURRENT EXHIBITS TO SCREENINGS OF FILMS RELATED TO ART TO BEHIND THE SCENES GLIMPSE OF ITEMS NOT CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY TO THE PUBLIC. THE EVENT IS FREE WITH PAID ADMISSION OR MEMBERSHIP.ARBORETUM EDUCATION PROGRAMS ARE PRESENTED BY MASTER GARDENERS AND OTHER INDUSTRY SPECIALISTS AND UTILIZES THE ARBORETUM AND GREENHOUSE RESOURCES.BUS TRIPS SEVERAL TRIPS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR ALLOW MUSEUM PATRONS TO VISIT OTHER MUSEUMS IN THE AREA TO EXPERIENCE A SPECIAL EXHIBIT OR JUST A GENERAL VISIT TO EXPERIENCE THAT MUSEUM. APPROXIMATELY 92 PEOPLE PARTICIPATED

Executives Listed on Filing

Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing

NameTitleHours Per WeekTotal Salary
John Graydon SmithDIRECTOR & CEO40$252,535
Jill Martin CpaTREASURER2$0
Bill CombsASSISTANT SECRETARY1$0
David MeasCHAIR5$0
Joanne JudgeBOARD MEMBER1$0
Kevin BarnhardtBOARD MEMBER1$0
Dr Brian BuerkeBOARD MEMBER1$0
Dr Jerry MarcusBOARD MEMBER1$0
Frank DelewskiBOARD MEMBER1$0
Anne Fink Phd Rn CneBOARD MEMBER1$0
Scott GruberBOARD MEMBER1$0
C Jack LuschBOARD MEMBER1$0
Lisa LavenderBOARD MEMBER1$0
Ann SheehanBOARD MEMBER1$0
Debbie PookBOARD MEMBER1$0
Dr Tom SoudersBOARD MEMBER1$0
Alan ShumanBOARD MEMBER1$0
Seth Rosenzweig MdSECRETARY2$0
Heidi Masano Esq2ND VICE CHAIR2$0
Charles Harenza Esq1ST VICE CHAIR3$0

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