Mount Sequoyah Center Inc.

Fayetteville, AR   |  www.mountsequoyah.org

Mission

Mount Sequoyah is a welcoming space to celebrate and connect with people, land, and spirit.

Ruling year info

2017

CEO

Jess Schload

Main address

150 N. Skyline Drive

Fayetteville, AR 72701 USA

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EIN

71-0268583

NTEE code info

Mutual/Membership Benefit Organizations, Other N.E.C. (Y99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Mount Sequoyah is a welcoming space to connect with people, land and spirit. This beloved mountain top has been here for centuries, well beyond this organization's time here. For close to a century, children have grown up at Mount Sequoyah. Adults thrive here. Artists create here. Visitors feel at home here - and all are inspired here. Our 32-acre campus fosters connection and community-building support for the good in the community. Mount Sequoyah has provided visitors with a truly unique space to celebrate and connect with people, land, and spirit since 1922. We look forward to seeing this special property into a new era of vitality and sustainability - mindful of its history, land and nearly a century of memories made - so we can remain a vital resource for the community through our children's, arts, community and culinary 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?

Camp Sequoyah

Offering children of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to learn, create, and play in a historic and serene environment.

Population(s) Served

The Marlin Swim Team is a recreational summer swim team at Mount Sequoyah. We teach children the fundamentals of swimming and how to be safe in the water. We also instill a love of swimming and physical activity in children that we hope will last them their entire lives.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Sustainability and continued growth.

Renovations and maintenance of historic landmark including lodging rooms and meeting spaces; buildings range in age from 1880 to 1986.

Development and implementation of a cohesive landscape plan for the 32-acre campus that preserves the tranquility and green space for future generations.

Support of Mount Sequoyah programs:

- Camp Sequoyah - an award winning day camp for children ages 5 - 12

- Creative Spaces - providing affordable studio space, events and programming via an artists residency program

- Culinary Events and Classes - culinary events that are educational and entertaining.

In order to sustain the campus, programs, and continued growth, the Mount Sequoyah Center Board of Directors and Staff have launched a campaign entitled "Preserving Tranquility for Future Generations."

This campaign, as well as other innovative strategies, would Increase usage of the facilities and program attendance by offering unique and sustainable programming not offered elsewhere in this community in this type of setting.

- Partnering with employers to offer inclusive training opportunities (lodging, meeting space, meals and recreation)

Through the use of capital campaigns and other sources of funding, we have identified various buildings and renovations that we believe will enable us to achieve our strategic goals by increasing revenue paths. We partnered with Velocity/MBL/Archetype to develop a vision statement for the next 5 (or more) years and have already achieved a number of the identified goals, however, significant projects remain. We believe with additional funding, Mount Sequoyah will be positioned to meet a number of the identified goals. A qualified, vibrant staff and the robust community support of our programs will continue to make Mount Sequoyah capable of reaching its goals.



Significant upgrades and renovations have been made over the past two years including:

- New signage across the campus to reflect the new logo and way finding for buildings and community areas.
- Complete renovation of Yancy Lodge
- Renovated Martin to create eight individual office/artist studio rental spaces. All 8 spaces are currently rented, and we have a
wait list for space as it becomes available.
- Upgraded the floor in Clapp Auditorium. This space is currently rented and further renovations would make it a competitive
space for plays, music events, and conferences.
- Rental of 12 rooms in Sequoyah Hall (formerly Wesley Hall) for artists and photographer studios.
- Re-positioned the south end of Sequoyah as a conference meeting room that has been used on numerous occasions for
receptions, art showings, and meetings
- Significant renovation to Parker Hall, including new ceiling, new paint and state of the art kitchen for use during advertised
culinary events and classes, receptions, etc.
- Partial renovation of the dining hall.

Significant upgrades are planned for:

-Transformation of the dining hall from a camp-like venue to full service dining facility
- Renovation of the the top floors of Sequoyah Hall to create an open reception area that overlooks the city of Fayetteville and to
add 12 additional studio spaces for artists to rent at a low monthly cost.
- Renovation of Ozark Hall (replace roof, add a bathroom, install movable walls for artwork) to become a designated space to
install art shows and artist work.
- Renovation and addition of parking spaces at Vesper Point to create a value add for wedding venue
- Addition of a seasonal enclosure for the pool area to enable the pool to be used for programs year round.
- Targeted renovations to lodging space

Financials

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Mount Sequoyah Center Inc.

Board of directors
as of 4/7/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dewitt Smith

Ben Carter