MARY TODD LINCOLN HOUSE
PO BOX 132
LEXINGTON KY 40588-0132
Contact Information
Nonprofit MARY TODD LINCOLN HOUSE
Address PO BOX 132
LEXINGTON , KY 40588 0132
Phone (859) 233-9999
Contact Name Gwen Thompson
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 1969
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Donations welcome by mail at P.O. Box 132, Lexington, KY 40588
Donations by credit card welcome by calling 859-233-9999
Donations of in-kind goods and services welcome.
Volunteers needed at admissions, as docents (2 day/week commitment), and as gardeners
 
Financial Summary
 
 
Statements
Mission Statement The purpose and major activity of the Kentucky Mansions Preservation Foundation, Inc., shall be to recognize and assist in rescue, renovation and preservation efforts for historic structures and sites throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky, to provide educational opportunities for the membership and the general public on preservation and Kentucky history, and to provide management, maintenance and support for the Mary Todd Lincoln House in Lexington, Kentucky.    
Background Statement
KMPF was founded in 1968 for the preservation, restoration and maintenance of Kentucky’s historic properties. After the refurbishment of the Governor’s Mansion, restoration on the home of Cassius Marcellus Clay, known as White Hall, was undertaken. Though walls were at one time falling in, White Hall is now a state Historic Shrine under the auspices of the State Parks Department. Parker Place on West Short St. received much needed renovation and restoration and the law office of Henry Clay was preserved and restored due to the efforts of KMPF. The once dilapidated, childhood home of Mary Todd Lincoln on West Main St. was restored and opened to the public in 1977 as the first historic site in America to honor a First Lady. 
 
Since 1968 KMPF has offered people from all over the world the opportunity to visit Kentucky and learn the rich history in this area as well as the importance of preserving Kentucky’s heritage. Guided lecture tours of the house provide visitors with information about life in the nineteenth century and give an insight to the history of Kentucky as well as the Todd and Lincoln families. White Hall, Henry Clay’s Law Office and the Mary Todd Lincoln House are all listed on the National Register of Historic Places
 
The Mary Todd Lincoln House, located on West Main Street in downtown Lexington, Kentucky was the family home of the future wife of the 16th President. In 1977, the girlhood home opened to the public and became the first house museum in America to honor a First Lady.
 

Originally built between 1803-1806 to serve as an inn, the property became the home of politician and businessman, Robert S. Todd in 1832. Daughter Mary Todd, born in December1818, resided here until she moved to Springfield, Illinois in 1839 to live with her elder sister. There she met and married Abraham Lincoln, whom she brought to visit this home in the fall of 1847.  Today, the 14 room house contains period furniture, family portraits and furnishings from the Todds as well as the Lincolns.

Impact Statement
 Top Accomplishments for 2016
1.) Strengthened the administrative team and collections care by hiring a full-time curator.
2.) Expanded educational programs and the number of people served, increasing visitation from 12,046 in 2015 to 13,442 in 2016.
3.) Successfully funded and installed a new wood shake roof for the house in March 2016.
  Goals for 2017
1.) Increase the number of people served by 10% through increased public programming and improvements to  daily tour operations. 
public programming 
2.) Create new logo, website, and d print collateral, including a brochure to explore the local neighborhood and our "Lincolns' Lexington" walking tour
3.) Planning for activities for Mary Todd Lincoln's Bicentennial in 2018. 
 
 
CEO/Executive Director Statement


Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Arts,Culture & Humanities / Historical Societies & Historic Preservation
Tertiary Organization Category Arts,Culture & Humanities / Arts & Culture
Geographic Areas Served
Areas
International
Local, national, and international visitors come to the museum. The majority of the museum's educational outreach programs and special events are geared toward Lexington area residents.  A traveling exhibit has a statewide geographic service area.
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact.

Well-financed, well-governed, and well-respected KMPF will serve well a wide variety of constituencies, as it honors its past and leads into the future. To achieve that vision, KMPF will strengthen its financial base, expand its educational services, increase its involvement in the community, and encourage a culture of innovation. It will be nationally known for its professionalism, programming, and preservation.

StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals?

*  Create a culture of innovation in all areas while honoring tradition

*  Be actively involved and engaged in our community to increase our relevancy and better serve stakeholders

*  Expand and energize educational programming, with an emphasis on entertainment, authenticity, and historical experience

*  Ensure a sustainable future for KMPF through financial stability, security, and growth

*  Maintain the highest levels of best practices and standards in preservation, education, and governance

*  Honor professionalism and our role as stewards, becoming a model for others

*  Collaborate with other cultural, heritage, and educational institutions
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Robert C. Magrish
Company Affiliation None
Term Sept 2016 to Sept 2017
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Ann Bretz Boone Tandem DiabetesVoting
Mrs. Trudy Burkhard VolunteerVoting
Mr. John D. Davis Legacy Wealth ManagementVoting
Mr. Brady W. Dunnigan Dinsmore
Mrs. Ann Todd Dupree Prudential Real EstateVoting
Mr. Bill Farmer Farmer's JewelryVoting
Mr. Dan Graves Graves ConstructionVoting
Mr. Bill Howell WealthSouthVoting
Dr. James C. Klotter Georgetown CollegeVoting
Mr. Wade Littrell The Council of State Governments
Dr. Priscilla Lynd Lexington-Fayette County Health DepartmentVoting
Mr. Robert Magrish Historic PreservationistVoting
Dr. Melissa McEuen Transylvania UniversityVoting
Mrs. Dee Dee Moran Retired
Ms. Trina R. Sheets National Emergency Management AssociationVoting
Mr. Kent Whitworth Kentucky Historical SocietyVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 16
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 60%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 92%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 14%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Finance
Building
Collections
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Education
Membership
Comments
CEO Comments

Individuals on the Board of Directors of Kentucky Mansions Preservation Foundation serve the best interests of the organization, accept responsibility for decisions made, undertake an active role in projects and programs, and promote the mission of the organization.  The responsibilities and expectations of board members are as follows:

 1.      The Board will govern KMPF for the purpose for which it was incorporated, as a non-profit educational institution.

 2.      The Board will ensure the fulfillment of legal requirements, including annual reports to the state, filing federal income tax returns, and fulfilling contracts of the organization. 

 3.      Board members will ensure the financial well being of the organization, including fundraising and overseeing financial management. Individual Board Members, as well as the Board as an entity, are responsible for fundraising. 

 4.      Each board member is expected to set an example by making financial contributions to the organization. At a minimum, board members should maintain a Voting Membership and pay the appropriate dues annually. (Bylaws, Article III, Item 12)

 5.      Each board member will attend the Board meetings (six regularly scheduled board meetings, the Annual meeting, and ad hoc meetings). Each board member will be available for phone and email consultations. Two consecutive meetings missed without prior notification will constitute a de facto resignation. 

 6.      Each board member is expected to sit on committees, participate in committee work, and attend committee meetings. Committee chairs will present a committee report at each regularly scheduled board meeting.

 7.      Board members represent the organization in the community. Each Board Member shares the responsibility of identifying and recruiting future candidates for the Board and general membership.

 8.      Board members must understand their fiduciary responsibility to protect the best interest of the organization in good faith and on an informed basis. Board members will exercise reasonable care when making decisions as a steward of the organization and attempt to be fully informed so that this responsibility may be fulfilled. 

 9.      Board members will have undivided loyalty when making a decision for the organization. She/he will never use information obtained for personal or professional gain, and will act in the best interest of the organization. 

CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Gwen Thompson
Term Start Mar 2004
Email mtlhouse@windstream.net
Staff
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 10
Volunteers 0
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 9
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation No
Senior Management Formal Evaluation No
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Description The Mary Todd Lincoln House celebrates Presidents’ Day each year with a lively event for children and their families.The event uses games and activities throughout the house to explore a theme.Previous years’ themes have included the Lincoln family, the Civil War, and the role of First Lady.The annual event is designed for children ages 5-10 but is free to all students in grades K-12.(Fayette County Public Schools are closed on Presidents’ Day.)
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Description While the museum's regular tour covers Mrs. Lincoln's entire biography, the evening programs take a closer look at specific topics related to Mr. Lincoln and her life.The goal with the evening tours is to serve our local community and to give them a high quality, small group, personal experience at this popular tourist attraction.Offerings include Mrs. Lincoln’s Civil War; Death, Mourning, and Mrs. Lincoln; Mrs. Lincoln’s Favorite Things; and Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly.
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Description The exhibit is composed of eight retractable banners that explore the Confederate sympathies of the Todd family, in-laws of Abraham Lincoln, during the Civil War.The exhibit may be borrowed for one to two month periods by any educational institution in Kentucky (schools, libraries, museums, etc…).There is no cost, apart from shipping, to borrow the exhibit.The exhibit comes with a children’s handout (looks like a coloring book) targeted to 3-5th grade level.
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Description
“House Divided” Civil War Cemetery Walking Tour
Usually offered four times in the fall, the guided walking tour of Lexington Cemetery features monuments and graves of the era, including the Todd family plot.Print and digital versions of the walking tour are available for free year- round for those who wish to explore on their own.
 
“Mrs. Lincoln’s Lexington” Downtown Walking Tours
Usually offered four times in the spring,the guided walking tour of downtown includes locations relevant to Mrs. Lincoln’s childhood and Lexington history.Print and digital versions of the walking tour are available for free year- round for those who wish to explore on their own.
 
 
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Population Served , ,
Description The evening salon series is inspired by Mrs. Lincoln’s Blue Room salons. At these intimate White House gatherings, politicians, literati, and friends discussed politics, literature, and gossip. Salons at the Mary Todd Lincoln House are held in the parlor of the museum and explore contemporary topics through the lens of history. Previous salons have included Her Form Inclines to Stoutness, Why Women’s History?, and First Spouse?
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Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has a Strategic Plan? No
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
National Trust for Historic Preservation - Partner2012
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $272,225.00
Projected Expenses $271,523.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$48,101$72,828$16,491
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$149,787$130,378$123,202
Investment Income, Net of Losses--$12,743$4,209
Membership Dues$4,149$4,810$3,185
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$5,312$6,131$951
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$131,878$105,331$41,474
Administration Expense$77,712$44,359$105,525
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.061.521.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses63%70%28%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$1,090,580$1,079,507$999,329
Current Assets$109,416$103,091$34,546
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$3,284$2,902$3,218
Total Net Assets$1,087,296$1,076,605$996,111
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Comments
CEO Comments

Prior to 2012, the Mary Todd Lincoln House was the only property operated by Kentucky Mansions Preservation Foundation (KMPF).  KMPF owns the tangible property and collections of the Mary Todd Lincoln House.  The real property of MTL House is owned by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  KMPF has a long term lease agreement with the state whereby KMPF is entirely responsible for the maintenance and operation of MTL House.  KMPF does not receive direct support from the state.  However, as the owner of the real property, the state does carry the insurance coverage on the real property.

 KMPF's 990s and financial compilations prior to 2012 reflect assets, income, and expenses soley for the Mary Todd Todd Lincoln House since that was the only property operated by KMPF at that time.  In March 2012, KMPF was gifted the real property known as Helm Place as well as the tangible property housed therein.  Therefore KMPF's 990s and financial compilations for FYE 2012 and FYE 2013 reflect the assets, revenues, and expenses of both the Mary Todd Lincoln House and Helm Place.

Foundation Staff Comments
KMPF's 990s contain financial information pertaining to the Mary Todd Lincoln House and other properties. However, to present a more accurate view of this organization, graphs and financial breakdowns apply to the Mary Todd Lincoln House only and were submitted by the organization.    
Address PO BOX 132
LEXINGTON , KY 405880132
Primary Phone 859 233-9999
Contact Email mtlhouse@windstream.net
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Gwen Thompson
Board Chair Mr. Robert C. Magrish
Board Chair Company Affiliation None