THOMAS EDISON AND HENRY FORD WINTER ESTATES INC

aka Edison & Ford Winter Estates   |   Fort Myers, FL   |  https://www.edisonfordwinterestates.org/

Mission

To educate the public and inspire an inventive spirit by interpreting and preserving the innovations, legacies, artifacts, gardens, homes, laboratory and other structures of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, emphasizing Florida history, science, horticulture. and the arts.

Notes from the nonprofit

The American Chemical Society (ACS) recognized the Edison Botanical Research Laboratory at the Thomas Edison & Henry Ford Winter Estates as a National Historic Chemical Landmark on May 25, 2014.

Ruling year info

2005

President & CEO

Mr. MIchael Flanders

Main address

2350 McGregor Blvd. % Nancy Achter

Fort Myers, FL 33901 USA

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EIN

20-0243438

NTEE code info

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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Edison & Ford Winter Estates Experience

To provide unique educational experiences based on the artifacts, legacy and lives of Thomas Edison & Henry Ford with emphasis on their Florida history. The purpose is to inspire the public to learn from these experiences.  As such, the mission includes the preservation and interpretation of their homes, gardens, laboratory and related objects and artifacts.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

American Association of Museums 2017

Financials

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THOMAS EDISON AND HENRY FORD WINTER ESTATES INC

Board of directors
as of 06/09/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Frank Aloia

Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan, PLLC

Term: 2019 - 2022


Board co-chair

Vice Chair Karen Ryan

LCEC

Term: 2019 - 2022

Craig McLean

Karen Ryan

Steve Niehaus

John Cauthen

Sidney Brinson

Jeanne Dozier

Kathy Dean

Suzanne Edwards

Eric Graff

Laura Jibben

Melvin Morgan

Renee Norris

Cole Peacock

Madeleine Plummer

Brett Sands

Margaret Sirianni

Frank Aloia

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

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Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

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