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WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM FOUNDATION INC

Every Veteran Is A Story

Mission

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation provides private fundraising support for the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, ensuring that the Museum continues its record of excellence as the preeminent interpreter of the Wisconsin veteran experience.

Ruling year info

1993

Executive Director

Jen Carlson

Main address

30 W Mifflin St Ste 200

Madison, WI 53703 USA

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EIN

39-1737786

NTEE code info

Single Organization Support (A11)

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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?

Exhibit Construction & Maintenance

Funds generated by the Foundation are used to buy supplies, hire professionals, and assist in other costs associated with the concept, design, construction, and upkeep of permanent and rotating exhibits.

Population(s) Served

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation provides funding to the Museum to extend the reach of these conversations beyond the walls of the museum and provide opportunities to create quality traveling exhibits/programming the State cannot typically provide. In addition to providing funding for exhibits, the Foundation raises money for traveling exhibits, public programs, acquisitions and special archive and research projects.

Public Programs & Outreach
Public programs include popular and targeted presentations for a wide spectrum of audiences. Currently, the Foundation provides support for all the museum's virtual and in-person programming, which include:
• Talking Spirits Forest Hill Cemetery Tour
• Mess Night at the Museum
• Virtual programs
• Traveling exhibits include a variety of themes and feature photographs and artwork from the museum collection, which travel across the state.
• Research projects and grants

Population(s) Served

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Services preserves the materials that tell the stories of the Wisconsinites who valiantly served our nation in its times of need. The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation has provided funds for acquisitions, digitization and preservation.

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Oral History Program contains the personal stories and military experiences of Wisconsin-connected veterans of World War I to the present day. There are currently over 2,800 interviews in the collection. These interviews complement and extend the archival, library, and artifact collections of the museum. The Foundation provides needed funds to assist in transcribing these oral histories to make them available online for the public to access.

The Artifact Collection has over 26,000 objects. With the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation’s financial support, an ambitious conservation effort began to preserve these items for future generations.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Smithsonian Affiliate 2013

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation (WVMF) was established in 1992, as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation, to raise money in support of the exhibits and educational programs of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. The Wisconsin Veterans Museum has established goals that further its mission to commemorate, acknowledge and affirm the role of Wisconsin's veterans in the nation's history.

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • 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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, 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

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 12/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Daniel Checki

Dave Heiliger

ABC Supply Company

Joane Mathews

Wisconsin Challenge Academy

William Hustad

Vietnam Veteran, Retired

Joseph Naylor

William S. Middleton Veterans Affairs Hospital

Timothy La Sage

WPS Health Solutions

Alejandro Arango Escalante

American Family Insurance Company

Dan Greene

Key Mortgage Services

Nathaniel Millsap

Fincantieri Marinette Marine

Daniel Checki

Business Consultant

Jeff Boudreau

Old National Bank

Paul McEvilly

Exact Sciences

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/14/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/15/2022

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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.
  • 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.