Burlesque Hall of Fame

Where the Strip meets the Tease

Las Vegas, NV   |
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Burlesque Hall of Fame

EIN: 33-0850255


The Burlesque Hall of Fame is a nonprofit museum committed to preserving, sharing, celebrating, and inspiring the art of burlesque.\r\n\r\nWe act as a hub for the growing community of burlesque enthusiasts and provide a dynamic connection between the unique history of burlesque and the art form's future. We seek out, collect, protect and exhibit artifacts and ephemera of burlesque's past and we showcase performances of its practice. We reach out within and beyond our community to broaden understanding and proactively position burlesque's social context and help shape its ongoing cultural relevance.

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Executive Director

Dustin Wax

Main address

1027 S Main St #110

Las Vegas, NV 89101 USA

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Formerly known as

Exotic World



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Artists and performers

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Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

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Burlesque Hall of Fame museum

The Burlesque Hall of Fame is the world’s premier organization dedicated to preserving the living legacy of burlesque as an artform and cultural phenomenon. With a collection of several thousand costumes, stage props, photographs, and personal effects documenting the careers and lives of burlesque dancers, comics, and producers over nearly a century, the museum is a growing testament to the power and social impact of the art of the tease.

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Burlesque Hall of Fame
Fiscal year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

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Average of 18.50 over 9 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 7.3 over 9 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

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Average of 12% over 9 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Burlesque Hall of Fame

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Fiscal Year: Oct 01 - Sep 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Burlesque Hall of Fame’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$68,160 -$3,334 -$21,115 -$129,153 -$104,593
As % of expenses -17.2% -0.8% -7.3% -47.4% -23.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$68,160 -$3,334 -$21,115 -$129,153 -$104,593
As % of expenses -17.2% -0.8% -7.3% -47.4% -23.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $329,937 $394,105 $267,707 $143,294 $349,848
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 19.4% -32.1% -46.5% 144.1%
Program services revenue 0.0% 59.3% 22.7% 4.8% 55.6%
Membership dues 14.1% 11.1% 21.1% 22.1% 10.7%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 2.7% 11.5% 16.6% 8.9%
All other grants and contributions 21.1% 24.5% 38.5% 52.3% 10.6%
Other revenue 2.0% 2.5% 6.3% 4.2% 14.1%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $396,909 $397,515 $288,823 $272,246 $454,441
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 0.2% -27.3% -5.7% 66.9%
Personnel 33.8% 31.3% 44.7% 40.8% 34.3%
Professional fees 0.6% 2.5% 2.9% 2.2% 2.0%
Occupancy 24.8% 28.7% 38.4% 47.0% 27.3%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 40.8% 37.6% 14.0% 10.1% 36.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $396,909 $397,515 $288,823 $272,246 $454,441
One month of savings $33,076 $33,126 $24,069 $22,687 $37,870
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $429,985 $430,641 $312,892 $294,933 $492,311

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Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 4.7 3.9 10.0 9.3 2.8
Months of cash and investments 4.7 3.9 10.0 9.3 2.8
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 3.5 3.4 3.8 -1.7 -3.8
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $153,978 $130,434 $241,562 $211,159 $107,791
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $1,250 $25
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 24.6% 13.5% 62.1% 117.7% 231.8%
Unrestricted net assets $116,111 $112,777 $91,662 -$37,491 -$142,084
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $116,111 $112,777 $91,662 -$37,491 -$142,084

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Executive Director

Dustin Wax

Dustin M. Wax is a cultural anthropologist and museum worker. He is currently the Executive Director of the Burlesque Hall of Fame, and has worked at a number of museums and nonprofits including the UNLV Barrick Museum, the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, and The Jewish Museum. \r\n\r\nAn anthropologist by training, Dustin has taught anthropology and Women's Studies at both the community college and university levels. His research interests include artistic production, gender roles and sexual identity, history of anthropology, and the representation of culture and identity in scientific literature, museums, and the mass media.

Number of employees

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Board of directors
as of 01/20/2023
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Board chair

Judith Brackel

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

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