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accokeek foundation | annual report 2010


A Letter from the President and Board Chair Dear Friends, We write this letter together because the Accokeek Foundation’s success in Fiscal Year 2010 was in every way the result of the partnership between the Board of Trustees and the dedicated and talented staff. There has also been a third partner in this success, our stakeholders – the members, visitors, funders, and partners – who have supported the Foundation. In the midst of a world-wide recession unparalleled in most of our lives, we have been able to maintain and even expand our services to the public. 2010 was a strategic year. The staff and board together discussed and made long-term plans in three strategic areas: 1) The future of the Center for Agricultural and Environmental Stewardship, our principal vehicle for advocacy, training and demonstration programs in sustainable agriculture and land conservation; 2) Following our new Interpretive Plan by establishing a Piscataway Cultural Landscape Initiative, using the historical and cultural lens of the Piscataway people to re-envision interpretation of the site around the theme of interrelatedness between human culture and the natural environment; 3) Further developing our site in Piscataway Park using the principles of universal design to ensure both physical accessibility and environmental responsibility. Each of these initiatives will take years to unfold, but the work done in 2010 laid the groundwork for future growth and success. At the same time we were thinking big thoughts and making long-range plans, the Foundation continued to serve its audiences in a variety of creative and effective ways. Here are a few examples: • The National Colonial Farm’s Museum Theatre Program, aided by a class of four interns, created “A Colonial Wedding,” a highly interactive play that explored a variety of themes about life, love, work, and economy in colonial America. The play was performed at the 2010 “Colonial Day” event, with enthusiastic audience participation. • The Center for Agricultural and Environmental Stewardship forged new partnerships with the Rural Coalition and the National Immigrant Farming Initiative to reach out to immigrant and socially disadvantaged populations in our area. • The Land Conservation Program worked closely with Mount Vernon, the National Park Service, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and the governments of Prince George’s and Charles Counties to identify areas that are critical to protect environmental resources, recreational opportunities, and the Mount Vernon viewshed. Several specific parcels are now targeted for protection. • The Accokeek Foundation was a co-founder of the Chesapeake Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training, to provide mutual support and information sharing among farmers across Maryland and Virginia. • The Accokeek Foundation facilitated and hosted a new monthly Local Food Forum in Accokeek to discuss access to local food. • The Foundation’s Education Department hosted more than 3,000 children in three newly-redesigned school programs. The recession did have its costs. Some longtime public and private funding sources were sharply curtailed. The staff worked harder, and with fewer resources. Salary increases were deferred. Vacancies created by natural attrition were allowed to remain unfilled for much of the year. Yet no one lost her or his job, and no program was cut because of the recession. Individual contributions, corporate gifts, and foundation grants were all strong, each increasing by double-digits over the previous year. In the end, the Foundation finished Fiscal Year 2010 with a solid balance sheet, a great list of accomplishments, a set of bold plans for the future, and a board and staff poised and committed to move forward. Sincerely,

Wilton Corkern President

Pat Williams Board Chair

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About the Accokeek Foundation

land shapes the people... The Accokeek Foundation, a nonprofit organization, was established as a land trust in 1957 to protect the view from George Washington’s Mount Vernon across the Potomac River to the Maryland shore. The following year, the Foundation began operating the National Colonial Farm, a living history museum with heritage breeds of livestock and an heirloom seed saving program. The National Colonial Farm provides hands-on activities that help visitors to experience life on a typical 18th century Maryland farm, as well as to appreciate the cultural contributions of the European, African, and Native American people who have inhabited this land over time. The Foundation also operates a modern organic Ecosystem Farm that was established 20 years ago to determine the future of sustainable agriculture, demonstrate its practices, train apprentice farmers, and increase the production of fresh local food. The Ecosystem Farm is a part of the Foundation’s Center for Agricultural and Environmental Stewardship, which advances the Foundation’s conservation of working landscapes, public education, and advocacy for farmers. The central theme of the Accokeek Foundation’s interpretive work is that “land shapes the people, and people shape the land.”

people shape the land.

Above: Heritage breed Milking Devon cattle and heirloom variety Orinoco tobacco are a part of the Accokeek Foundation’s livestock conservancy and seed saving programs.

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How Your Support is Making a Difference

In 2010, with your support, the Accokeek Foundation •

Trained three apprentice farmers through our farming incubator program,

Co-founded of Chesapeake Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT),

Developed partnerships to help underserved, socially-disadvantaged, and immigrant farmers,

Delivered 30 educational events and workshops through the Center for Agricultural and Environmental Stewardship (CAES), on topics such as farm viability, local food, and environmental practices for homeowners, to more than 350 people,

Delivery of school tours to 62

Expanded the Museum Theatre Internship Program, through which actors and volunteers learn about using theatre to bring stories to life for education and entertainment,

Developed fresh demonstrations and events, including African American Heritage Day, Colonial Foodways, A Colonial Wedding, and the Stitch ’n Time Textiles Club,

Provided outdoor recreational activities to about 25,000

Delivered employment training, including volunteer service learning and internships, to hundreds of people on topics from horticulture, trail maintenance, bluebird monitoring, farming, and historical research

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schools and 3,033 students and their chaperones

park visitors, including fishermen, hikers, and tourists

Grew memberships to highest number in the past 11 years, with about 1,000

newsletter,

people receiving the Foundation’s

Launched an extensive outreach strategy through new media, including Facebook and Twitter, as well as other mediums like email and website postings.

Above: The Saylor Grove public fishing pier is a popular spot with local fisherman and visitors, daily, to Piscataway Park.

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Vision for the Future

In 2010 several major initiatives were researched by the staff and authorized by the Accokeek Foundation’s board, contingent on the availability of future funding:

1

Expansion of farmer training and stewardship outreach. As the need for trained farmers grows to keep pace with public demand for local food and interest in environmentalism, the Foundation has the opportunity to build on its 20 years of experience to conserve quality farmland with the goal of expanding its apprentice program. This expansion would offer new farmers access to an “incubator” site of acreage with good production capability and shared resources (physical and intellectual).

2

Improved public access to the site and its interpretive assets. The site and interpretation should be designed to be universally accessible to visitors. Physical accessibility needs to be improved, and interpretive messages should be delivered in ways that allow each visitor to have a personally meaningful experience. “Greening” of the site is one of the purposes of this initiative. Planned work includes new interpretive and wayfinding signage, as well as improvement of trail and water access, fencing, landscaping, road work, waste disposal systems, communications technology, and buildings.

3

Expansion of Piscataway Indian and African American interpretation. Though the impetus for the creation of the Accokeek Foundation and Piscataway Park was to preserve the view from Mount Vernon, the most significant aspect of this land is its importance in the history and culture of the Piscataway people. The Foundation takes seriously its stewardship responsibilities, not only for this sacred land, but also for its stories, as told by the Piscataway people. The goal of this initiative is interpretation of “a sense of place” and the interrelatedness of people and the environment using the history and culture of the Piscataway people as a primary lens, with other cultural perspectives, such as the African American experience, being considered.

Above (left to right): CRAFT participants tour Country Pleasures Farm in Middleton, Maryland; Farm apprentices learn how high tunnels can help extend the growing season; Ecosystem Farm produce and cut-flowers on display at the annual African American Heritage Day event.

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2010: A Year in Review... Volunteering Accokeek Foundation is grateful to the volunteers who collectively contributed more than 1,700 hours of time and talent in 2010. The Foundation’s work would not be possible without their enthusiastic support. Bluebird Monitoring Program

The Eastern Bluebird is making a comeback with the help of volunteer monitors in the Tidewater area. Our program goal is to have every box house a native bird (bluebirds, chickadees, swallows). This year 37 bluebirds matured successfully at the farm.

Stitch ’n Time Textiles Club

To support the preservation of heritage sheep, to demonstrate colonial life and textile arts, and to raise funds for the foundation, volunteers helped with shearing sheep, cleaning and dyeing wool, spinning, knitting, and sewing. They held two Farm Frolics (group work parties) and created 32 lovely items for the gift shop, including baby booties, knitted toys, a child’s vest, a moebius shawl, and many skeins of heritage breed yarn of various colors.

Ecosystem Farm

Each week during the growing season, volunteers participated in an educational orientation tour, then worked at hands-on farming side-by-side with the farm manager and apprentices for a couple of hours.

Left (top to bottom): Checking bluebird boxes during volunteer training; Textiles club volunteers work together to process the farm’s wool; Finished projects of the Stitch ‘n Time Textile Club available for sale in the Museum Visitor Center and Gift Shop; Ecosystem Farm apprentice loads winter squash harvested by volunteers. Right (top to bottom): Ecosystem Farm manager, Mike Snow, gives a tour and overview of sustainable agricultural practices to volunteers; Spinning wool in colonial costume; Volunteers help with tomato planting at the Ecosystem Farm; Textile volunteers work on knitting and sewing projects.

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2010: A Year in Review... Programs and Events Leadership Salute

The Accokeek Foundation honored Maryland Senate President, Thomas V. “Mike” Miller, with the National Conservation Leadership Award at the annual Leadership Salute Gala, raising nearly $60,000 for the Foundation.

Colonial Wedding

On July 30, 2010, the museum theatre interns performed for 164 guests, “A Colonial Wedding,” a summer evening presentattion of the Museum Theatre Internship Program (MTIP). Additional Museum Theatre Program presentations included: “Grampa Joe and the Drinking Gourd,” in coordination with Maryland Humanities Council, at Historic Sotterley, October 2009. The play was developed summer 2009 by University of Maryland PhD candidate Anika Prather, whose graduate assistantship with was funded through a grant from the Maryland Higher Education Commission. “Ties That Bind,” the play developed under 2008 MTIP, presented to Prince George’s County recreation center leaders in February 2010.

African American Heritage Day

Held on September 25, 2010, this year’s theme was “Common Ground: Connecting Food, Land, and History,” featuring cooking demonstrations, musical performances, storytelling, and Making Art with Food.

Chicken and the Egg

A newly developed program presented by the National Colonial Farm and the Center for Agricultural and Environmental Stewardship educates children about heritage breed livestock.

Left (top to bottom): Board Chair Pat Williams presents the National Conservation Leadership Award to Maryland Senate President, Thomas V. “Mike” Miller; The wedding couple,“Nathaniel” and “Chloe”; Making Art with Food display during the annual African American Heritage Day; Museum Theatre Interns perform at Sotterley Plantation. Right (top to bottom): Colonial Wedding guests watch performers dance; Museum Theatre Program interns perform weekend vignettes at the National Colonial Farm; Educator shows children how to handle chicks; African American Foodways: Past to Present featuring Dr. Psyche Williams Forson, Damian Mosley, and Michael Twitty.

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Sustainable Agriculture •

The Ecosystem Farm participated in trials of new farming techniques through the University of Maryland Environmental Science and Technology, for low-residue no-till cover crop strategies and low- or no-till vegetable production for small farms. Three amazing apprentice farmers trained at the Ecosystem Farm: two went on to work in farming-related fields of soil science and food systems advocacy, and the third is farming in Virginia. The Accokeek Foundation co-founded Chesapeake CRAFT (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training), designed to enhance learning opportunities for apprentice and beginning farmers. CRAFT also develops social and professional networks to support those farmers. CRAFT hosted 11 events, with 30-40 attendees each. CAES offerings grew substantially, to 30 programs with over 350 participants. Topics included canning and food preservation, organic gardening, backyard poultry, livestock management,

beekeeping, and business management for farmers. •

The Accokeek Foundation advised University of Maryland on farmer training needs, leading to launch of UMD’s Sustainable Agriculture Certificate Program.

Land Conservation

The Accokeek Foundation re-energized its program in partnership with George Washington’s Mount Vernon and other funders to expand the number of acres of protected agricultural land in Prince George’s and Charles Counties.

Visitor Services Enhancements

The Visitor Center now offers bait and supplies for fishermen and sells ice cream!

School Programs

Staff developed and delivered a custom school program for Gwynn Park High School to meet new science curriculum for county.

Piscataway Cultural Landscape Initiative

With funding from the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, staff worked with tribal groups to create and print brochures, bookmarks, and posters about Piscataway presence in Southern Maryland.

Our Supporters

We appreciate the support of the following individuals and institutions. This report recognizes gifts and grants made between October 1, 2009, and September 30, 2010.

$100,000+

National Park Service

$50,000 – $99,999

Wallace Genetic Foundation

$10,000 – $49,999

Clark-Winchcole Foundation Corina Higginson Trust Marietta Ethier and John McGarry Marpat Foundation Mount Vernon Ladies Association PEPCO Holdings Alfred and Kathleen Rotondaro State of Maryland, Maryland Historical Trust

$5,000 – $9,999

B. K. Miller Company Chesapeake Bay Trust Eugene and Lynn Roberts

$2,500 – $4,999

John and Louise Brophy Christ Church, Georgetown Constellation Energy Group

$1,000 – $2,499

B.K. Miller Meats & Liquor Jordan and Rhoda Baruch Comcast Jean Wallace Douglas Carl and Carolyn Hicks John Jameson and B. J. Shorak Above: Wilton Corkern, President of the Accokeek Foundation, stands Mary Leigh with Governor Martin O’Malley Maryland Humanities Council on the fishing pier, pointing out the Marylanders for Miller protected viewshed. Thomas V. “Mike” Miller Left: Farm apprentices preparing Clara Moran CSA SHAREholder boxes. James and Barbara Potts ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 7 | accokeek foundation 2010 annual report www.accokeekfoundation.org


Our Supporters 2010 (continued) Southern Maryland Electric Co-op Verizon

$500 – $999

William and Nancy Carter John and Linda Derrick Peter and Melody Gilsey Meinhardt Family Foundation Willem and Cathie Polak Prince George’s County Hubert and Charlotte Schlosberg Norm and Renee Snow Joseph Vallario Washington Gas Washington Post Patricia E. Williams

$250 – $499

Alexander & Cleaver Robert and Julie Brunton Leonard and Frances Burka Thomas and Elizabeth Cullen James and Barbara Egan Oscar and Toby Fitzgerald Marianne Klink Roger Langsdorf and Juel Janis Ted Manekin and Lisa Hayes Potomac Riverboat Company Neal Sigmon and Mary Ann Lawler

$100 – $249

Louis and Lydia Kovacs Donald and Carolyn LeCrone Dolly Leonnig Alan and Gail McCurry Stephen Lorenz and Myra McGovern Marie Helen McGlone Mary McMillan Francis McMullen Melinda “M.J.” Miller Lisa Moore Robert and Marion Mulholland Kris Murphy Donald and Phyllis Nelson Debra White Oakley Tom Parker and Carolyn Settles Steuart and Barbara Pittman James and Elizabeth Proctor James Rees Rand and Frances Rensvold Richard Riddell and Anne Fortney Lansdale Sasscer, Jr. Margaret Schmid Clarence and Karen Schumaker William Smith and Holly Hughes-Smith David and Bernice Stearman Howard and Dawn Sutherland William and Grace Thrift Kevin Tucker and Denise Meringolo Skip and Johanna Vaughan Nancy Wagner Wiley Rein LLP Byron and Rebecca Williams Michael Williams and Drue Pearce

Michael Cohn and Linda Witkin Erika Colon Zoa Conner Dave and Jess Corkern Wilton Corkern and Mary Bruce Batte Wilson and Nancy Leigh Coudon Ulysses Currie Dale and Jean Davidson Elizabeth Davison Chris and Lynn Desautels Reggie and Anne Devillier Tamie DeWitt Frances Donohue Edward and Mary Donovan Alfred and Aiko Elmond Raith and Katja Erickson Ronald and Karen Erler Robert and Olivia Farncomb Donna Finneyfrock Richard Fleming Susan Flesher Larry and Jill Frances Mary Beth Gallagher Charles and Ruth Gaumond Clifford and Mary George Jon Gillespie and Christina Wilharm Gery and Barbara Glover Gaby Gollub Linda Gorsuch Carl and Kathleen Gotzmer Brett Grohsgal and Christine Bergmark David Grossman Susan Gustafson Gail Halt Rhonda Hanson Thomas and Carol Hasek Christa Haverly Karen Heys John and Lynn Hollyfield Elisa Hooper Ernest Huckaby James and Jane Hudnall Dion and Jenny Johnson Patrick and Paula Jones Frank and Ann Kane Peggy Katz Jerry and Millie Kluckman William and Marjorie Krewson Aaron and Tracy Labrie A. Ladd and Sonja Hakes Bill and Janet Legg Aaron Leonard Michael Leventhal and Judith Allen-Leventhal Iris Leviner

Aaron and Bonnie Ackley Esthy Adler Ernestine Ashley Bruce Bereano $99 – Under Mary Boyd Susan Ades Marney Bruce Marion Alley Carl and Babs Buchheister Renata Atkinson Tim and Annmarie Buckley Mr. and Mrs. Bagley Charles County Government Kathleen Baker Catherine Cloud and Magdi Badawy Raymond and Gypsy Banks Charlie’s Pizza Joseph and Erica Barry William Cole and Virginia Rice Morton Keri Bedall Edmund and Leslie Cronin Beretta USA Corp J. Elizabeth Dame Rita Bergman and Nanette Fremont Thomas and Elizabeth Ellwanger Michael Blau and Jacqueline Moore Environmental Bankers Association Kurt and Ann Bodling Tom and Susan Gage Tracy Bowen Robert and Charlotte Gillespie William and Loretta Brenner Frank and Isabel Gottron Kenneth Bryson and Nancy Sulfridge Douglas Herman and Jennifer Ballengee Carol Burbank Thomas and Debbie Hewson Sara Colhoun Martha Holdridge Marty and Paola Carts Steven Hopp and Barbara Kingsolver Charley and Jennifer Centivany Home Grown Coffeehouse Bob Christensen JE Rice Insurance Company Michael G. Clarke Douglas and Wendy John ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 8 | accokeek foundation 2010 annual report www.accokeekfoundation.org


George and Beverly Linde Thomas and Adrien Seaton In-kind Donations Paul and Barbara Livingston David and Joan Senter Chuck’s Butcher Shop Art and Deanna Lutz Debbie Sharek Sylvia DeMar Philip Lyons and Ruth Woods Anna Shoup Laura Ford Douglas and Ruth Ann MacCleery Stephen Sipos Nick and Beth Grebeldinger Heather Marsh Jeremy Smith Sherry Houghton Bobby Martin Stroube and Rubie Smith National Harbor – Peterson Companies Richard and Judy Meade Jack and Joan Smuck Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail Bernard Mergen and Claudia Spohnhotz Malia Somerville Susan Gage Catering Martha Midgette Nancy Sorden Vogel’s Flowers Cynthia Miller John Stempin and Cara Fogarty Workplace Giving Contributions John and Betty Mitchell Roger and Sandra Stephon Angela Allison Plato and Janet Moore Scott and Suzanne Steward Cameron Arterton Lawrence Morris Eric and Susan Straus Randy Becker Moyaone Association Sue Subocz William Curtis David and Lynette Mozurkewich Edward Sullivan and Michelle Cook Janet Dale Angela Murphy-Walters Justin and Jennifer Sweetman Michael Divittorio Daniel and Rosemarie Nielsen (on behalf Tanta-Cove Garden Club James Finger of the Friends of Old Time Banjo) Gabrielle Tayac Charles and Ruth Gaumond Jane Norman and Paul Jett James and Jean Thompson Jimmie Hardaway, Jr. Claire O’Brien Steven and Ikuko Turner Mary Lowe Helen Palfreyman Barbara Uhler Betsy Matsuoka Lynn Parent Marian Villasenor Robert and Susan May Margo Pedroso Virginia Wadsley Valerie Pettus-Johnson Debra Pence Alvin and Donna Warren James Proctor Rene Pennington Elizabeth Julie Watson Susan Thompson-Hoffman Larry and Gwen Peters Robert Weiner and Pat Berg Russell Tinsley Verena Peters Glenn and Eve Welch Jill Tipton Harold and Mary Lee Phelps Josh White Frank Pipitone and Amanda Truett “Scott” Michael Wilmoth and Amy Tarleton Geoffrey White Patricia Yorkman Ronald and Rebecca Pollack Fred and Lois Anne Williams Cathie Zimmerman Gary Rake John E. Wright David and Margaret Reichard Mark Alexander Wright and Leah Wright This report was prepared with great care, but if Betsy Reid and Bill Suworoff Ryoko Yamamoto errors have occured, please contact the Director of Edward Reisman Sara Young Development at 301.283.2113 or at William and Stephanie Saylor Zaid A. Zaid development@accokeek.org. Mathew Schwaller and Sheryl Romeo Cathie Zimmerman Above: Members and supporters gather during an evening Ruth Schwaller appreciation event at the Ecosystem Farm, fall 2010. Alan and Starr Schmidt ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 9 | accokeek foundation 2010 annual report www.accokeekfoundation.org


Board of Trustees and Staff

Officers

Patricia E. Williams, Chair Principal, 
Cultural Resources Management Group Gabrielle Tayac, Ph.D., Vice Chair National Museum of the American Indian, Historian Mary Boyd, Secretary African American Heritage Society, President Carl Buchheister, Treasurer Attorney

Trustees

Wilton Corkern Accokeek Foundation, President Christine Bergmark, Ph.D. Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission, Executive Director Kate Clancy Food Systems Consultant Norton Dodge* Economist, Farmer, Art Collector Jean Wallace Douglas* Wallace Genetic Foundation, President Past President, Accokeek Foundation Board Susan Gage Susan Gage Catering, Owner John Jameson Former Smithsonian Official Mary Leigh* Agricultural Economist, Farmer Former Chair, Accokeek Foundation Board Dorothea Leonnig Attorney Alan McCurry American Red Cross, Former Director of Operations James Potts PEPCO Holdings, Inc., Vice President (Retired)

James E. Proctor, Jr. Maryland House of Delegates, Prince George’s Delegate Andrew Quinn McAllister & Quinn, LLC, Founding Partner and Director of Government Relations Eugene B. Roberts Jr. Farmer, Businessman Alfred Rotondaro Center for American Progress, Senior Fellow Mark Alexander Wright National Children’s Museum, Director of Partnerships *Emeriti

Administration and Operations Wilton Corkern, President Gerald Datcher, Maintenance Crew Winston Datcher, Maintenance Crew Marquia Garcia, Office Assistant Helen Nelson, Director of Finance Patti Canter Norment, Director of Operations Conrad Shows, Facilities Coordinator

Communications and Fundraising

Laura Ford, Director of Development and Communications Anjela Barnes, Marketing and Development Coordinator Julie Brunton, Manager of Outreach and Communications

Education and Public Programs Lisa Hayes, Director of Education and Public Programs Chris Aldrich, MTIP intern Bennett Clarkson, MTIP intern MaryAlice Bonomo, Manager of Educational Programs

Annmarie Buckley, Manager of Visitor Services Alison Hancock Bode, Museum Educator Mary Farrar, Site Interpreter Christine Ferguson, Museum Educator Mary Anne Fernandez, Visitor Services and Museum Educator Tricia Hardin, Coordinator of Public Programs Matt Mattingly, Manager of National Colonial Farm and Historic Interpretation Candra Pennington, MTIP intern, Visitor Services and Museum Educator Iana Philips-Quigley, Museum Educator Charlotte Politano, Visitor Services Sandy Proctor, Visitor Services and Museum Educator Linda Reid, Visitor Services Miranda Rawson, MTIP intern Jessica Robinson, Visitor Services and Museum Educator Josephine Withers, Museum Educator

Center for Agricultural and Environmental Stewardship

Matt Mulder, Director of the Center for Agricultural and Environmental Stewardship Matt Buckley, Seasonal Maintenance Liza Froklis, Farm Apprentice Lee Kelly, Manager of Livestock and Pastures Rob Norris, Farm Apprentice Chris Ryan, Farm Apprenctice Alexia Savold, Horticulturist Mike Snow, Ecoystem Farm Manager Scottie Swann, Grounds Coordinator Above (left to right): Tricia Hardin, coordinator of public programs, lends a hand at caring for heritage breed lambs; Summer MTIP interns and staff cool down during a member ice cream social event.

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Financial Highlights An internally prepared report based on the Audited Financial Statement Fiscal Year 2010.

FY 2010 REVENUES $1.3 million

Contributions 4% Leadership Salute 4% Program Income 4% Investment Income 17%

Government Grants 60%

FY 2010 EXPENSES $1.3 million

Foundation Grants 11%

For the year ended September 30, 2010, the Accokeek Foundation had total revenue in the amount of $1.354 million, and expenses of $1.350 million, resulting in an increase in net assets in the amount of $4,000. The Foundation is fortunate that it has an investment portfolio that provides operating revenue. That revenue, along with measures that reined in expenses, allowed the Foundation to weather the recession in Fiscal Year 2010. Expenditures for programs were 83% of total expenses, and management and general comprised just 11% and fundraising just 6% of total expenses.

Fundraising 6%

Management & General 11%

Education 42%

Natural Resources 22%

Agriculture 19%

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Top left: Friends from the National Museum of the American Indian plant heirloom pepper plants at the Ecosystem Farm. Top right: Farm display at Living Earth Festival in collaboration with the National Museum of the American Indian. Below: The National Colonial Farm, an outdoor living history museum.

Bottom left: “Jams and Jellies,” one of a four part workshop series on canning and food preservation. Bottom right: Visitors arrive for the annual Children’s Day event held at the National Colonial Farm each spring.

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Accokeek Foundation Annual Report 2010