Touchet Valley Arts Council

aka THE LIBERTY THEATER   |   Dayton, WA   |
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Touchet Valley Arts Council

EIN: 91-1754968


To promote cultural opportunities in Dayton and the surrounding region. The Touchet Valley Arts Council promotes fine arts in the Touchet Valley and surrounding area, including but not limited to motion pictures, live theater, music, art, and oral interpretation. We present current and classic movies, live community comedy and musical theater, youth theater, and civic events.

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President (of Board of Directors)

David Molesh

Main address

PO Box 233

Dayton, WA 99328 USA

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Subject area info

Arts and culture

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NTEE code info

Arts Council/Agency (A26)

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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?


To make cinema available in this rural area, at affordable prices, the organization presents current movies, usually a new film each week, except when live performances take over the theater. Matinee and some special showings are at reduced prices. Some films have special Sensory-Friendly showings. A subsidized very-low-price series of children's films is part of our Summer Cultural Enrichment Program for youth. Special films may be chosen to accompany fund-raising events, community events, holidays, and other seasonal activities. Concessions are provided at reasonable prices, largely by volunteer staff. In 2019 we added a lower-price Third Thursdays film series, including a variety of contemporary topics, classics, and other special films.
On March 16, 2020, all films and shows were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We were able to resume movies in February 2021, with face masks required, and limited COVID seating. COVID restrictions ended October 2022.

Population(s) Served

The Productions Group presents several live theater events produced, directed and performed by volunteers from the Touchet Valley and surrounding area. Cast members range from about 5 to 95 years of age, and some commute over 30 miles. Cast size occasionally exceeds 60 persons, which fills our tiny stage. This provides entertainment for the community, and recreation, education, and camaraderie for participants, as well as experience in teamwork, leadership, and the performing arts. Events typically include a major musical in the Fall, melodrama, and reader’s theater; and a variety show with song, dance, and other talents. Youth theater experiences include the Missoula Children's Theatre noted below.
However, March 16, 2020, the theater was closed due to COVID-19, all planned shows were canceled, and no plays or rehearsals were possible this fiscal year due to COVID-19 restrictions.
We resumed Missoula Children's Theatre in August 2021, and resumed our Fall Musical in Nov. 2022.

Population(s) Served

The theater is used for community forums and educational events, and occasional private events, throughout the year at a nominal fee, which is sometimes waived for community organizations. This year included a drug-awareness forum for parents. We also host local artists to display paintings and sculptures in the theater lobby on a continuing rotation. This Program includes live performances not produced by our Productions Group, including a comedy play, workshops, and variety of concerts, with a range of visiting performing artists from western music to jazz to classic string quartet. Food-and-a-movie events offer Culinary Arts, serving food items keyed to the international or special theme of the movie. Completely closed most of fiscal year 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were able to produce 2 virtual live performances. In 2021 we resumed our summer children's programs including Missoula Children's Theatre, a summer film series, juggler/literacy artist and a puppeteer.

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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.

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  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, 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, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people


Touchet Valley Arts Council
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 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 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 5788.08 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 25.4 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 10% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Touchet Valley Arts Council

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Touchet Valley Arts Council

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 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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Touchet Valley Arts Council

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Profitability info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $56,728 $43,363 $153,032 $23,730 $39,817
As % of expenses 40.6% 31.5% 521.4% 22.1% 24.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $27,498 $12,437 $84,772 -$6,941 $11,308
As % of expenses 16.3% 7.4% 86.8% -5.0% 5.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $193,933 $191,705 $177,105 $133,716 $204,871
Total revenue, % change over prior year 7.1% -1.1% -7.6% -24.5% 53.2%
Program services revenue 61.7% 53.8% 9.0% 41.8% 42.8%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 2.1% -1.2% 18.5% -12.0% 7.0%
Government grants 0.0% 7.3% 12.7% 1.6% 1.0%
All other grants and contributions 30.1% 33.7% 53.2% 59.8% 43.0%
Other revenue 6.2% 6.4% 6.6% 8.7% 6.2%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $139,747 $137,642 $29,351 $107,586 $161,773
Total expenses, % change over prior year -16.7% -1.5% -78.7% 266.5% 50.4%
Personnel 35.0% 32.2% 95.3% 34.9% 26.2%
Professional fees 0.9% 0.8% 4.1% 1.5% 0.9%
Occupancy 16.2% 16.5% 83.1% 20.0% 17.9%
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 47.9% 50.5% -82.5% 43.6% 55.0%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $168,977 $168,568 $97,611 $138,257 $190,282
One month of savings $11,646 $11,470 $2,446 $8,966 $13,481
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $49,530 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $230,153 $180,038 $100,057 $147,223 $203,763

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 9.7 15.0 103.9 33.3 24.7
Months of cash and investments 18.1 23.1 154.3 45.0 33.1
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 17.4 21.5 148.7 43.2 31.7
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $113,458 $172,320 $254,205 $298,535 $332,841
Investments $97,327 $92,450 $123,118 $105,008 $113,385
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $771,368 $771,368 $790,202 $790,202 $790,202
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 41.7% 45.8% 51.2% 55.0% 58.7%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $652,346 $664,783 $749,555 $742,614 $753,922
Temporarily restricted net assets $7,609 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $7,609 $18,308 $13,300 $15,700 $18,982
Total net assets $659,955 $683,091 $762,855 $758,314 $772,904

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

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President (of Board of Directors)

David Molesh

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Touchet Valley Arts Council

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Touchet Valley Arts Council

Board of directors
as of 01/19/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

David Molesh

Touchet Valley Arts Council

Term: 2020 - 2024

Glen Mendel

Michael E. Luce

Kristine Takemura

Mary Luce

Elizabeth Arebalos-Jagelski

Jim Kime

Leah Stockton

Deena Bell-Potter

Regina Weldert

David Molesh

Jae Goodridge

Mary Lenox

Robert Carlson

Jen Lingo

Lane Gwinn

Devin Greenup

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/5/2023

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
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Male, Not transgender
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Heterosexual or Straight
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Person without a disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/08/2021

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Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.