KALAMAZOO AVIATION HISTORY MUSEUM

aka AIR ZOO   |   Portage, MI   |  www.airzoo.org

Mission

Preserving the legacy of flight for present and future generations.

Notes from the nonprofit

As one of the region’s top-rated Smithsonian-affiliated aerospace and science education centers, the Air Zoo is heavily engaged in collaboratively improving our region’s STEAM education landscape to inspire and educate people to grow a thriving community.

Ruling year info

1977

President & CEO

Troy A Thrash

Main address

6151 Portage Road

Portage, MI 49002 USA

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EIN

38-2144402

NTEE code info

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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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?

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Education Programs

The Air Zoo provides more than 90 STEAM education programs, available as on-site field trips or off-site outreach programs.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Non-adult children

Where we work

Awards

Top 10 Aviation and Aerospace Museum in the Nation 2019

USA Today - 10 Best

Financials

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Operations

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

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KALAMAZOO AVIATION HISTORY MUSEUM

Board of directors
as of 6/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jerry Culp

Stryker Corporation

Term: 2021 - 2025


Board co-chair

Don Parfet

Janice Brown

The Kalamazoo Promise

Clifford Mulder

Raymond James

Jon Bowers

Bowers Aluminum

Randall Eberts

W.E. Upjohn Institute

David Campbell

Kalamazoo RESA

Judy Jolliffe

Retired, Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo

Ronald Kilgore

Greenleaf Trust

Preston (Pres) Parish

The Landing Restaurant

Jamie Pleune

Anthelion Helicopters

Marc Schupan

Schupan & Sons

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? 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