New Jersey State Museum Foundation

Inspiration. On Display.

aka New Jersey State Museum Foundation   |   Trenton, NJ   |  https://www.state.nj.us/state/museum/

Mission

The New Jersey State Museum Foundation supports the programs, exhibitions and collections of the NJ State Museum through fundraising, volunteerism and advocacy. The New Jersey State Museum is one of the oldest state museums in the nation, and was the first of its kind to be established with education at the heart of its mission. With holdings of more than two million artifacts, visitors can explore collections in natural and cultural history, archaeology and ethnography, and fine art.

Ruling year info

1968

Executive Director

Ms. Nicole Jannotte

Chair

Ms. Karen S. Ali

Main address

205 West State St PO Box 530

Trenton, NJ 08625 USA

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Formerly known as

Association for the Arts

Friends of the New Jersey State Museum

EIN

22-6098724

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (A11)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Permanent Exhibitions

The Civil War Flag Collection of New Jersey

Written in the Rocks: Fossil Tales of New Jersey

American Perspectives: The Fine Art Collection
Pretty Big Things: Stories of New Jersey History

A Much Moved People: Preserving Traditions of the Delaware Indians

Cultures in Competition: Indians & Europeans in Colonial New Jersey

New Jersey's Original People: Interpreting the Archaeological Collection

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Families

Posing Beauty in African American Culture - on view through May 22, 2022

Jaw Dropping World of Sharks - opening April 9, 2022
NJ Arts Annual - opening late June 2022

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Families

Offered periodically through the year to coincide with summer vacation and short breaks during the school year. Attendees are offered different challenges, that are related to the season, a theme or a Museum exhibition to make and take home.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults
Children and youth

Each month the Small Explorers series explores a different theme through stories, crafts, and play.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Families

Soar into space in the New Jersey State Museum's Planetarium! The Planetarium regularly premiers new and exciting shows for a variety of ages that feature state-of-the-art Full Dome Video.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Families

Where we work

Accreditations

American Association of Museums 1980

Affiliations & memberships

Chamber of Commerce 2000

Board Source 2009

AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals) 2014

American Association of Museums - Member 2000

American Association for State and Local History 2000

NJ Business and Industry Association 2022

NJ Governor's Jefferson Award 2019

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of donations made by board members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Numbers are the percentage of board members who give annually. Success is 100%.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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New Jersey State Museum Foundation

Board of directors
as of 4/14/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Karen Ali, Esq.

Retired Attorney


Board co-chair

Ms. Gabrielle Deen

Bank of America

Term: 2015 - 2024

Lawrence Conti

Retired

Sally Lane

Civic Volunteer

Kenneth Bland

Nonprofit Finance Fund

Jennifer Bredin

Civic Volunteer

Susan Huber

Civic Volunteer

Hima Kher

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Jessica Moore

Thrivewise HR Consulting

Roberta O'Hara

Rutgers University Foundation

Kalpana Patel

Corporate Management Consultant

Jaclyn Polin

Healthcare Consultant

Susan Vescera

Media Consultant

Julie Thomas

Civic Volunteer

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/14/2022,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/31/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.