Document 57923

Dear Friends,
Forty years ago, the Children’s Museum of Denver was founded with a goal of
becoming a leader in the field of informal early childhood education. Throughout the
years, we have remained committed to this objective and have continued to be a
resource for families with young children in Colorado.
Fiscal year 2013 was incredibly exciting! The opening of our brand new exhibit, Kinetics!,
took the fundamentals of physical science to a whole new level and has become wildly
popular among the young Einsteins and Newtons that visit us each day. This past summer,
we were honored by 5280 Magazine’s Top of the Town as Best Museum of 2013. Our
education programming continued to evolve, addressing specific educational outcomes
and allowing our visitors to explore their world through creativity, experimentation and
discovery. And, once again, we ended our fiscal year with record-breaking attendance
and are serving more visitors than ever.
In reaching this four-decade milestone and celebrating a fantastic year, we are incredibly
grateful for the ongoing support of our community. The success of our past has positioned
us for an exciting future and we look forward to inspiring the next generation of
Colorado’s young learners.
Lauren Arnold Board Chair Mike Yankovich
President and CEO
Fiscal year 2013 was an outstanding year for the
Children’s Museum of Denver. We:
•Were honored to be named Best Museum in 5280 Magazine’s annual
Top of the Town issue.
•Experienced record-breaking attendance for the seventh year in a row,
serving more than 348,000 children and grown-ups.
•Continued to provide over 16,000 free admissions, bus transportation and
memberships to children from low-income elementary schools and childcare
centers through our Sponsored Admissions and Memberships Program.
•Welcomed 5,163 Head Start children and their families through the city of
Denver’s 5 By 5 Program, which introduces participants to leading cultural
facilities free of charge.
•Offered private play experiences for children with disabilities through our family access
nights and low-sensory mornings.
•Opened our doors free to the public the first Tuesday of each month, welcoming more than 14,000
children and their caregivers, thanks to the generosity of Target Corporation.
•Completed the tenth year of the Museum’s G.R.O.W (Growing Respect by Observing Our World) Science
and Literacy Collaborative in partnership with the Denver Botanic Gardens and the Butterfly Pavilion.
The program involved 1,500 students from Denver and Adams County Title I schools.
•Commemorated our 40th anniversary and raised nearly $290,000 with a decadent Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-themed fundraiser for our annual Birthday Bash, chaired by Meredith Coors and Monica Denler.
Kinetics! Exhibit
In October 2012, we introduced our young innovators to the
laws of motion and the principles of physical science through
our brand new exhibit, Kinetics! Developed over an 18-month
period by our exhibit and education teams, the Playscape
teaches our visitors about the fundamentals of engineering.
“Play is the
form of
- Albert Einstein
Financial Summary
of Activities
Support and revenues
Gifts & grants - Annual Fund
$ 1,705,312
Gifts & grants - Capital Fund
$ 1,686,958
Earned revenue
$ 2,182,068 Special events revenue*
$ 222,709
Investment & misc. income
$ (1,028)
Total support and revenues
$ 5,796,019
$ 2,640,028
$ 1,301,455
Loss on asset disposal
Total expenses
$ 4,006,385
Change in net assets
Annual Fund
$ 135,101 Capital Fund
$ 1,654,533
Total change in net assets
$ 1,789,634
assets at beginning of year
$ 5,973,113
Net assets at end of year
$ 7,762,747
*Net of expense
Current assets
Restricted cash - Capital Fund Capital Pledges Receivable
Property & equipment - net
Total assets
Liabilities and net assets
Net assets
Temporarily restricted - general
Temporarily restricted - capital
Total net assets
Total net assets & liabilities
$ 1,618,617
$ 207,793
$ 1,607,244
$ 1,295,229
$ 3,792,811
$ 8,521,694
$ 5,651,036
$ 255,849
$ 1,855,862
$ 7,762,747
$ 8,521,694
There is no such thing as a boring day at the Children’s
Museum of Denver. It’s our job to be early childhood education
pioneers and we take it very seriously. Last year we:
•Facilitated engaging public programming every single
day, all following our bi-monthly themes: Colorful
Colorado, Planet Earth, Get Caught Reading, An Apple
a Day, Stellar Science and Wide World of Art.
•Served 11,594 children through educational outreach
programs at elementary schools, preschools and Head
Start centers throughout the Denver metropolitan area.
•Welcomed 16,407 students to the Museum to participate in
educational programming and school field trips.
•Developed two new school programs, Kinetic Engineers
and Molar Expedition. Both were expertly designed by our
education team to extend and enrich classroom curricula and
support the new state academic standards.
- Rube Goldberg
Over the past year, 740 individuals volunteered 10,833 hours to support
our family and fundraising events, educational programs and behind-thescenes administrative functions. The Children’s Museum of Denver is
incredibly fortunate to have such an engaged group supporting our mission.
A very special thank you to our dedicated volunteers and volunteer Team
Leaders who continue to provide their time, energy and expertise to the
Children’s Museum.
Brittany Berglund
Robert Berglund
Val Brown
Janet S. Carl
Beverly M. Clark
Jade Croghan
Tiffany Deines
Komal Dhruv
Neil Eckstein
Christine Ellis
Edward Ellis
Angela Gallegos
Vannesa Garcia Castorena
Timothy Hernandez
Alfred G. Hughes
Wanda Hughes
Callie Lang
Jasmin Macedo
Elaine Mah
Nancy Maldonado
Kaela Medlyn
Newton’s Third Law
For every action there is an
equal and opposite reaction...
Good things are coming your way,
you generous, generous people!
Alexis Meier
Auralea Moore
Deborah Pousson
Nakwan Rodgers
Anthony Slavec
Krista Waldinger
Julie Wood
Thank You, Donors!
$25,000 and Above
Bonfils-Stanton Foundation
The Colorado Health Foundation
Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation
Helen M. McLoraine Endowment Fund
Scientific and Cultural Facilities District
Target Corporation
United Launch Alliance
Singer Family Foundation
Xcel Energy Foundation
$10,000 to $24,999
The Anschutz Foundation
Colorado Creative Industries
Colorado Legacy Foundation
The Denver Foundation
Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc.
Harmes C. Fishback Foundation
Virginia Hill Charitable Foundation
The Mabel Y. Hughes Charitable Trust
Helen K. & Arthur E. Johnson Foundation
K12 Management, Inc.
Kaiser Permanente Fund
Rose Community Foundation
Scribbles Stationery & Invitations
U.S. Bancorp Foundation
$2500 to $4999
Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank
Autism Behavior Associates, Inc.
BBVA Compass Bank
The Colorado Trust Directed Contribution Program
Connections Education
COPIC Medical Foundation
The DanPaul Foundation
Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
Sheila Fortune Foundation
InTANDEM Human Resources
Rollie R. Kelley Family Foundation
Edward J. Madigan Foundation
MegaStar Financial Corporation
J.K. Mullen Foundation
Nest Children’s Boutique
Oshkosh B’gosh
Perkins Coie, LLP
The Piton Investment Fund
Scientific and Cultural Collaborative
SM Energy Company
Wells Fargo Bank Private Bank
WhiteWave Foods
$5000 to $9999
ABS Foundation, Inc.
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Boeing Company Employees Community Fund
Cigna Foundation
FirstBank of Colorado
Gill Capital Partners
Gill Foundation
Hogan Lovells US, LLP
Kinder Morgan Foundation
$1000 to $2499
Anne M. Larsen Insurance Agency, Inc.
Associates Group of Companies, Inc.
Au Pair Care
Ralph L. and Florence R. Burgess Trust
The Colorado Trust Directed Contributions
Program at the Request of Gail Schoettler
In Honor of Jim Schoettler
DuPont / Pioneer Hi-Bred
Eaton Metal Products Company, LLC
First Western Trust
Goldman Sachs Gives
J.E. Dunn Construction Company
Kahn Family Fund
Mentor Graphics Foundation
Morrison Foerster, LLP
Porchlight Real Estate Group
Snikiddy Snacks
Steele Street Bank & Trust
Bess Spiva Timmons Foundation
Vectra Bank
$500 to $999
Allied Integrated Marketing
Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation
Denver Montclair International School
Martin Auctioneering
Primrose Schools of Metro Denver
$500 and Above
5280 Magazine
Alpine Lumber Co.
Mr. Will Amerine
Armijo Design Group
Mr. Michael Burgamy
Butler Rents
C Lazy U Ranch
Carolina Pad
Cherry Creek Shopping Center
Clif Bar, Inc.
Colorado Parent
Colorado Rockies Baseball Club
Thank You, Donors!
$500 and Above, continued
Comcast Cable Communications, Inc.
The Container Store
Core-Mark International
Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Denver Parks and Recreation
The Denver Post Community
Denver Public Schools
Denver Zoo
Design Your Basement
Dietmeier Orthodontics
Disneyland Resort
Entercom Denver, LLC
Exclusive Resorts, LLC
The Farver Family
Four Seasons Hotel Denver
Grand Lodge on Peak 7
Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel
Harkins Theatres
Hilton Waikoloa Village
Hogan Lovells US, LLP
Honest Beverages
IT Supervision
John Fielder
Ms. Kim Van Deraa and Coach George Karl
Keri Doolittle Photography
La Quinta Resort & Club
Lab Mercury
Ladder Ranch
Lärabar / Cascadian Farm
Levin Orthodontics
Lisa Turner Photography
Lola’s Sugar Rush
LoudMouth Media
M Street Design Studio
Nest Denver, LLC
Occasions Catering
Phase One Landscapes
The Phoenician Resort
Radio Disney
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Ruggeri
Sage Hospitality Resources
Sanctuary Golf Course
Scribbles Stationery & Invitations
Snikiddy Snacks
Sports Authority
St. Ermin’s Hotel
Strawberries Catering
Sushi Hai
Todd Diesburg / Phase One Landscapes
United Airlines
United Launch Alliance
Vail Marriott Mountain Resort
Versatility Marketing
ViaWest Internet Services
Ms. Taryn Walsh
Waters Winery
Whole Foods Market
Wine Cru Colorado
Capital Campaign
Dr. and Mrs. A. Todd Alijani
The Anschutz Foundation
Boswell Family Foundation
The Colorado Health Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Coors
Daniels Fund
Mr. and Mrs. George Gastis
Mr. and Mrs. Darrin Henke
Hogan Lovells US, LLP
Ms. Hollie Velasquez Horvath and
Mr. Bryon Horvath
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Mr. and Mrs. John Kerr
Dr. Elaine Weng and Mr. Thomas Malley
Dr. Virginia Maloney and Mr. Martin D. Maloney
The Cydney and Tom Marsico Family Foundation
PB&K Family Foundation
Rady Family Foundation
Schlessman Family Foundation
The Melvin and Elaine Wolf Foundation
Ms. Jennifer Nevins and Mr. Michael P. Yankovich
Capital Campaign In-Kind
Hogan Lovells US, LLP
Mundus Bishop
OZ Architecture
Terracon Consulting, Inc.
US Environmental Protection Agency
Sarah Brenkert, Director of Education
Amy Burt, Vice President of Development and Communications
Jonathan Goldstein, Director of Exhibits
Jon Handwork, Senior Director of Guest Services & Facilities
Cyndi Kerins, Chief Financial Officer
Gretchen Kerr, Chief Museum Officer
Mike Yankovich, President and CEO
Dedicated to beloved
colleague and friend,
Mindy Hartman-Rodwell.
Children’s Museum of Denver
Chair: Lauren Arnold, Interim Executive Director, The Adoption Exchange
Vice Chair: Jim Schoettler, Entrepreneur
Secretary: Anthony Ryan, Attorney, Hogan Lovells US, LLP
Treasurer: Whitney Holmes, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney, LLP
Kimberly Allen, Managing Director, JPMorgan Securities, Inc.
Sara Carpenter, MD, Pediatrician
Stephanie Copeland, Senior Vice President, Zayo Group
Doug Elenowitz, Executive Vice President & Director of Development, EnviroFinance Group
Therese Ivancovich, Marketing & Strategy Consultant
David Licko, Retired CFO, The Denver Post
Ginger Maloney, Program Director, Chambers Family Fund
Jennifer Marsico Milo, Program Advisor, Cydney and Tom Marsico Family Foundation
Vatsala Pathy, Founder, Rootstock Solutions
Tami Paumier, Early Childhood Advocate
William Recht, Manager of Major Gifts and Women’s Philanthropy, Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado
Brooke Simpson, Early Childhood Advocate
Hollie Velasquez Horvath, Government Affairs, Xcel Energy
Taryn Walsh, Owner, Scribbles Stationery & Invitations
Elaine Weng, MD, MS, Mountain Radiation Oncology Consultants
John Winslow, Managing Partner, Gill Capital Partners
2121 Children’s Museum Drive, Denver, CO 80211
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