Michigan's Own, Inc

Honor, Respect, Remember

aka Michigan Heroes Museum   |   Frankenmuth, MI   |  www.MIHeores.org

Mission

To Honor, Respect, and Remember Michigan citizens’ personal contributions to our nation’s military and space programs.

Ruling year info

1976

Executive Director

Mr. John H. Ryder

Main address

1250 Weiss Street

Frankenmuth, MI 48734 USA

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Formerly known as

Michigan's Own, Military & Space Museum

EIN

38-2127945

NTEE code info

History Museums (A54)

History Museums (A54)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Through the operation of the Michigan Heroes Museum, Michigan's Own, Inc. is focused on informing the citizens of Michigan (and of the United States as a whole) about historical and current service of members of their military and space programs. Our organization's mission statement is to Honor, Respect, and Remember Michigan citizens' personal contributions to our nation's military and space programs.

Our programs

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

The Heroes Next Door

The museum offers schools and service groups the opportunity to request and/or sponsor a display of individuals who served from their nearby community/communities in order to learn, Honor, Respect, & Remember

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Students

The Michigan Heroes Museum supports our veterans in relating their stories, dealing with veteran issues head-on within the museum, and raising these issues publicly.

Population(s) Served
Health

MHM has developed a video series to teach school-aged students about our Michigan Heroes. Each video spotlights three individual stories of Michigan Heroes from our Museum's collection.

Population(s) Served

Memorial Day, Armed Forces Day, Veteran's Day, and other special observances are honored at the Michigan Heroes Museum

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Students
Military personnel
Veterans
Students
Military personnel
Veterans
Students
Military personnel
Health

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to Honor, Respect, and Remember ALL of our state's military veterans and current personnel, as well as space pioneers and astronauts, by recounting their individual stories of service and sacrifice.

To preserve our state's military artifacts and heritage while educating the public about them using a combination of media, including our brick and mortar museum, educational series, social media, internet/websites, and our traveling displays.

We have a staff and volunteer base dedicated to preserving our state's military artifacts and our military and space exploration heritage. We are constantly seeking to deepen our knowledge of military and space heritage and tradition. We are also learning and recounting the personal stories of our fellow Michiganders/Michiganians as they relate to either their military service or space exploration.

Our organization educates over 12,000 visitors per year and involves several thousand more people through our events and outreach programs.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Michigan's Own, Inc

Board of directors
as of 12/30/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Branden Minuth

Michigan's Own, Inc.

Term: 2017 -

Michael Grobbel

Michael Murphy

Jon Bozich

Ronnie Cyrus

Lew Dodak

John Ellsworth

Dave Bewley

Scott Furtaw

David Hall

Chip Sassone

Branden Minuth

Greg Rummel

Katie Snell

Gary Glenn

Brian Hauenstein

Eric Hipple

Greg Johnson

Jewell Jones

John Kulhavi

Adam LaMay

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? No
  • 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? No
  • 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 5/27/2021

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/27/2021

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.