Children’s Museum of Denver

Children’s Museum of Denver
We reached our mission
308,162 times in 2011.
The Children’s Museum of Denver had record attendance this year.
Year after year, day after day, you can count on
our mission: The Children’s Museum of Denver
will create a community where children and
their grown-ups learn through play.
Dear Friends,
One of our favorite characters on Sesame Street is Count von Count. Whether he’s counting blocks, bats or his fellow Muppets,
The Count loves a good tally. At the Children’s Museum of Denver this year, we’ve tallied some impressive numbers that
would no doubt delight The Count. They’ve certainly delighted us!
in the Museum’s 38-year-long history, our numbers
the future! The Museum is continuing to evolve
served broke the 300,000 mark and we celebrated our
and grow. First, in fall 2012 we will open
fifth straight year of record attendance. We are
Kinetics!, a fabulous new science exhibit that
thrilled to continue to be the destination of choice
will utilize balls and moveable chutes and
for so many children and their grown-ups.
tubes to engage children in learning about
One wonderful attendance total! For the first time
Three thrilling reasons to be excited about
the invisible forces that propel and direct
objects. Second, the ever-popular Fire Station
grocery, got a floor-to-ceiling makeover that included
No. 1 re-opened on January 14, 2012 featuring
paint, flooring, healthy Whole Foods products, produce
a refurbished fire truck, a Stay Low and Go
bins and a new pizza kitchen perfect for role-playing.
activity, a new dispatch center, and a new fire
3,2,1…Blast Off!, in which visitors learn the physics
house complete with a fire pole. Third, and
of flight by building and launching their own rockets,
best of all, we are planning for an even bigger
debuted on our Plaza last summer to rave reviews. It
and better Museum that will give us multiple
moved indoors a few months later to our newly expanded
exciting new exhibits and programs to count.
Two terrific exhibits! My Market, our child-sized
second floor.
We thank you for helping make the Children’s Museum of Denver such a success.
And we count on your continued support.
Mike Yankovich
President and CEO
Vatsala Pathy
Chair of the Board
number of good numbers in 2011
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
much-loved My Market Playscape.
Museum’s G.R.O.W. (Growing Respect
Partnered with Whole Foods Market to completely renovate the Museum’s Completed the eighth year of the
by Observing our World) Science and
Partnered with United Launch Alliance to introduce 3, 2, 1…Blast Off!, an astronomically popular summer science experience, which gave children
the ability to create, test and launch their very own rockets and hovercrafts.
Literacy Collaborative. We increased
the number of classrooms served to 57
during the past year from 19 in 2004.
Since it began, G.R.O.W has served
Set an attendance record for the fifth year in a row by serving more
than 308,000 children, parents, teachers and other caregivers.
more than 5,000 children from Denver and Adams County Title I schools,
their teachers and families.
Provided 15,003 free admissions, bus transportation and memberships
to children from predominantly low-income elementary schools and
childcare centers through the Sponsored Admissions and Memberships
the public the first Tuesday evening
Program. Up from 14,300 in FY10.
of each month, thanks to a generous
Continued to open our doors free to
sponsorship from Target Corporation, 5
Welcomed more than 2,300 Head Start children and their families
serving more than 11,000 children and
through the City of Denver’s 5 By 5 Project, providing each a free
their caregivers during the year. In
yearlong family membership to the Museum. Up from 1,800 in FY10.
all, more than 53,000 people have
visited free since Target Tuesdays
began in February 2007.
Number of paintings created in ARTS a la Carte:
numbers behind the numbers
Support and revenues
Gifts & grants - Annual Fund
$ 1,551,223
Gifts & grants - Capital Fund
$ 360,239
Earned revenue
$ 1,777,861 Special events revenue - net
$ 196,941
Investment & misc. income
Total support and revenues
$ 3,901,934
$ 2,369,127
$ 1,042,760
Total expenses
$ 3,411,887
Change in net assets
Annual Fund
Capital Fund
$ 422,830
Total change in net assets
$ 490,047
assets at beginning of year
$ 4,179,308
Net assets at end of year
$ 4,669,355
Current assets
Restricted cash - Capital Fund Investments
Property & equipment - net
Total assets
Liabilities and net assets
Net assets
Temporarily restricted - general
Temporarily restricted - capital
Total net assets
Total net assets & liabilities
$ 819,003
$ 307,097
$ 1,268,718
$ 2,886,138
$ 5,280,956
$ 3,954,018
$ 348,240
$ 367,097
$ 4,669,355
$ 5,280,956
Programs and Playscapes
Over 28,000 smiles created annually from our school programs & field trips.
Visitors can always count on finding something new at the Museum. Each
Our talented educators also took programs
month there is a different theme for our ever-changing daily programming
into the classroom, serving more than
in the Museum: Stellar Science, Messin’ Around, Our Diverse Community,
7,000 children with such programs as the
Boo-tiful Bugs, Blast from the Past, Winter Wonderland, Wild West,
Earth Balloon, featuring our 26-foot-tall
Fairytales and Fables, All About Animals, Planet Earth, Get Caught
inflatable globe, or Stuffee, starring
Reading and Healthy Kids Month.
our bigger-than-life-sized doll with
removable organs.
Additionally, we revamped our daily programming to ensure it continues
to support key developmental domains and include learning objectives for
We have also spent the past year updating
both children and adults.
and redesigning the pre- and post- visit
curriculum materials for teachers. These
School groups love to use the Museum as a learning laboratory. Last year,
new lesson plans are aligned with state
more than 6,000 children visited the Museum on class trips and freely
academic standards and are differentiated
explored our educational exhibits, such as The Assembly Plant, Under My
by grade.
Feet and Over My Head, My Market and Bubbles.
Another 15,000 school children came here for facilitated educational
programming, such as Around the World with Professor Wiggleworts,
World Dance and Drumming or Star Lab, our portable planetarium.
Number of hands raised this year in school groups:
Many thanks to our donors
$25,000 and Above
Bonfils-Stanton Foundation
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Helen M. McLoraine Endowment Fund
Target Corporation
United Launch Alliance
$10,000 to $24,999
The Anschutz Foundation
BBVA Compass Foundation
The Denver Foundation
Denver Post Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund
EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc.
Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado
Helen K. & Arthur E. Johnson Foundation
K12 Management Inc.
The Mabel Y. Hughes Charitable Trust
The Melvin & Elaine Wolf Foundation
Scribbles Stationery and Invitations
Staples Foundation for Learning
Sturm Family Foundation
Whole Foods Market
$4,000 to $9,999
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
The Colorado Trust Directed Contributions Program at the request
of Gail Schoettler in Honor of Jim Schoettler
The Colorado Trust Directed Contributions Program at the request
of Gail Schoettler in Honor of Hollie Velasquez Horvath
The DanPaul Foundation
Freeport-McMoRan Charitable Giving Program
Gill Capital Partners
Hogan Lovells US, LLP
Kinder Morgan Foundation
Max & Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The Morrison & Foerster Foundation
Newmont Mining Corporation
Noble Energy, Inc.
Sheila Fortune Foundation
U.S. Bancorp Foundation
Venoco, Inc.
Virginia Hill Charitable Foundation
Xcel Energy Foundation
$2,500 to $3,999
Bess Spiva Timmons Foundation
Cigna Foundation
COPIC Medical Foundation
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP
Denver-Vail Orthopedics P.C.
The Enterprise Foundation
J.K. Mullen Foundation
The Kenyon Martin Foundation at The Giving Back Fund
Pure Brand Communications, LLC
Singer Family Foundation
SM Energy
U.S. Bank
Vectra Bank
Wells Fargo Foundation
$1,000 to $2,499
Anne Miller Larsen Insurance Agency, Inc.
Clif Bar, Inc.
FirstBank of Colorado
Gill Foundation
Jenna and Walker Stapleton / Harmes Fishback Foundation
IT Supervision
JPMorgan Chase Foundation
Kahn Family Fund
Price Family Charitable Fund
Rose Community Foundation
Xcel Energy
$500 to $999
CoWest Insurance Associates, LLC
Decatur & Company LLC
Kelly Electrical Services, Inc.
KeyBank Foundation
Martin Auctioneering
Pendleton Friedberg Wilson & Hennessey P.C.
Vern’s Mini Train Ltd
Infinite thanks to our donors
The Colorado Trust Directed Contributions Program
at the Request of Gail Schoettler
Jenna and Walker Stapleton /
Harmes Fishback Foundation
Ms. Sandy Graham and Mr. Blair Johnson
Ms. C. Beth Johnson and Mr. Jan Kat
Ms. Kimberly Allen and Mr. Lawrence Mandes
Mrs. Anne Bye Rowe and Mr. Frank X. Rowe
Ms. Gail Schoettler
Ms. Taryn Walsh
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Yankovich
$500 and Above
The 2011 Birthday Bash Addressing Committee
The 2011 Birthday Bash Buzz Committee
The 2011 Birthday Bash Catering Committee
The 2011 Birthday Bash Décor & Logistics Committee
The 2011 Birthday Bash Entertainment Committee
The 2011 Birthday Bash Favors Committee
The 2011 Birthday Bash Invitation List Committee
The 2011 Birthday Bash Live Auction Committee
The 2011 Birthday Bash Patron Party Committee
The 2011 Birthday Bash Raffle Committee
The 2011 Birthday Bash Silent Auction Committee
5280 Magazine
A. Line Boutique
Action Packaging Company
Alesso Modern Source
Andrea Flanagan Photography
Angie Buckley Photography
Anne Miller Larsen Insurance Agency, Inc.
Apple Blossom Portraits
Barefoot Wine & Bubbly
Bassett Home Furnishings: Lone Tree, Co
The Boppy Company
Butler Rents
Carolina Pad
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Chowen Photography
Colorado Parent
Colorado Rockies Baseball Club
Comcast Cable Communications, Inc.
The Container Store
Coral Room
Core-Mark International
Cottonwood Interiors
Custom Interior Concepts
The Denver Athletic Club
Denver Fire 858
The Denver Post
Denver Public Schools
Denver Zoo
El Semanario
Ethan AllenExclusive Resorts, LLC
Executive House Hotel
Fisher Vineyards
Fitness Mogul
Four Seasons Resort Vail
Furniture Row Marketing Communications
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Gianna’s Custom Hay
Mr. Jon Handwork
Hilton Waikoloa Village
Hogan Lovells US, LLP
Honest Beverages
Impact Confections Inc.
IT Supervision
Mr. and Mrs. Brian Jumps
JW Marriott Chicago Hotel
Mr. Jay Kamlet
Ms. Kim Van Deraa and Coach George Karl
KBCO - Clear Channel
KOSI 101
Kristina de Atucha Interior Design
Lab Mercury
Lakewood Country Club
Le Montrose Suite Hotel in West Hollywood
Lighted Promotions, Inc.
Lisa Turner Photography
The Look Salon in Cherry Creek
M Street
Magnolia Hotel
McNeil Designer Portraits
Media Solution Providers
Mr. Jonathan Morrison
Noodles & Company 16th Street
North Highland
Occasions by Sandy
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Oravez
Park Meadows Orthodontics
Patrick W. Sola Portraiture
Pieces of Denver Magazine
Radio Disney
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Reichert
The Renaissance Blackstone Chicago
Renewable Fiber
The Right Start
Rocky Mountain Popcorn
Sally Clark Photography
Salsa Brava Fresh Mexican Grill
Mr. Jim Schoettler
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Snikiddy Snacks
Spicy Pickle
Mr. and Mrs. Walker Stapleton
Terry Hines & Associates
United Airlines
Vern’s Mini Train Ltd
ViaWest Internet Services
Ms. Taryn Walsh
The Walsh Family
West Elm
Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa
Whitney Yeager Photography
Whole Foods Market
Sarah Brenkert, Director of Education
Amy Burt, Vice President of Development and Communications
Jon Handwork, Senior Director of Guest Services and Facilities
Cyndi Kerins, Chief Financial Officer
2121 Children’s Museum Drive
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 433-7444
Gretchen Kerr, Chief Museum Officer
Dennis Meyer, Vice President of Exhibits
Mike Yankovich, President and CEO
Chair: Vatsala Pathy, Founder, Rootstock Solutions, LLC
Vice Chair: Stephanie Copeland, Chief Operating Officer, Wild Blue
Secretary: David London, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP
Treasurer: David Licko, Senior Vice President/Finance & CFO, The Denver Post
Sarah Alijani, Early Childhood Advocate
Kimberly Allen, Managing Director, JPMorgan Inc.
Lauren Arnold, Chief Financial Officer, Gill Foundation
Sara Carpenter, MD, Pediatrician
Terrance Carroll, Attorney, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Doug Elenowitz, Executive VP & Director of Development, EFG Brownfield Partners, LLC
Whitney Holmes, Partner, Morrison Foerster
Courteney Fisher, Vice President & CFO of Hospitality, Vail Resorts
Ashley Jordaan, Early Childhood Advocate
Monica Liley Skok, Founder, Rootstock Solutions, LLC
Geoffrey Lord, Lord Realty Company, LLC
Kathy Nesbitt, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration
Tami Paumier, Early Childhood Advocate
Dory Pratt, Early Childhood Advocate
Anthony Ryan, Attorney, Hogan Lovells US LLP
Jim Schoettler, Entrepreneur
Brooke Simpson, Early Childhood Advocate
Hollie Velasquez Horvath, Manager of Political Engagement, Xcel Energy
Taryn Walsh, Owner, Scribbles Stationery and Invitations
Deborah Wapensky Nugent, CFO, Vectra Bank