Report to Friends and 2013 Financial Summary View pdf

Highlights since January 2013


Halpern Annual Report photo

View of the Commons from Sage Block, ©2013- Gale Jacobs Halpern

  • Played a leading role in the designation by the Ithaca Common Council of the Henry St. John Historic District
  • Delivered expert information to more individuals by improving our library facility and resources and reestablishing the library in a new and better space
  • Consulted with organizations, businesses, government officials and property owners to provide preservation and technical services


  • Established an Advocacy Committee of board and community members to provide a
  • knowledgeable voice on preservation questions and challenges
  • Contributed an informed historic perspective on the Collegetown Form-based Zoning
  • proposal, the City of Ithaca Comprehensive Plan and the rezoning of downtown Ithaca and State Street


  • Engaged hundreds of community members in tours, events and workshops, including our first Gravestone Conservation Workshop, tours of historic downtown houses of worship, the Halloween graveyard tour, a day-long showcase of downtown interiors, a new series of book talks and the Brooktondale Old House Tour
  • Helped homeowners research the history of their houses, identify architectural styles and learn about the evolution of the kitchen in our Preservation Basics workshop series
  • Offered participants their own DIY knowledge and confidence to repair, and not replace, their older windows through our Window Restoration Workshop


  • Increased sales at Significant Elements by 14%, while rescuing tons of materials for creative reuse
  • Trained 36 Work Preserve participants in trade, life and career skills, with more than 5,600 participant hours
  • Enhanced Work Preserve by expanding outreach to potential employers, launching an extended paid training program and offering second and third years of the summer program
  • Increased staff to 2 FTE
  • Improved our pickup and delivery service through the purchase of a truck, made possible by grants from the JM McDonald Foundation and the Legacy Foundation


  • Developed a strategic plan after holding our first planning retreat in more than 6 years, with full attendance by our board and committee membership
  • Increased staff to improve services
  • Replaced the roof on our facilities
  • Developed or enhanced community partnerships with The History Center and the Dryden Town Historical Society

FINANCIAL SUMMARY for year ended Dec 31, 2013

Total Support and Revenue $264,141

Total Expenses $244,632

  • Net assets increased by 14% to $160,388
  • Grants decreased by 1% totaling $90,428
  • Gifts decreased by 26% to $43,705
  • Significant Elements  sales increased by 14%


Pie Graph Expenses 11.16.14v2


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