DAUFUSKIE ISLAND HISTORICAL FOUNDATION
PO BOX 52
DAUFUSKIE ISLAND SC 29915-0052
Contact Information
Organization DBA (Doing Business As)
Organization DBA
Address PO BOX 52
DAUFUSKIE ISLAND, SC 299150052
Telephone (843) 384-6363
E-mail dihfoundation@gmail.com
Projected Annual Revenue $48,039.00 (2016)
Mission Statement The Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation is a non-profit Corporation organized exclusively for the educational, scientific and charitable purposes for the preservation of the cultural heritage of Daufuskie Island, South Carolina.  The Foundation shall also participate in acquisition, holding, preserving and restoring historical sites, buildings, structures, records, paintings, books, artifacts and like things.  The proper marking of historical sites and the study of history in general shall be accomplished with the purpose of furthering public knowledge and appreciation of Daufuskie Island.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Nancy Ludtke
Board Chair Mrs. Jo Hill
Board Chair Company Affiliation None
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2001
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission The Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation is a non-profit Corporation organized exclusively for the educational, scientific and charitable purposes for the preservation of the cultural heritage of Daufuskie Island, South Carolina.  The Foundation shall also participate in acquisition, holding, preserving and restoring historical sites, buildings, structures, records, paintings, books, artifacts and like things.  The proper marking of historical sites and the study of history in general shall be accomplished with the purpose of furthering public knowledge and appreciation of Daufuskie Island.
Background The Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation was formed in 2001 as an outgrowth of the Daufuskie Island Community Improvement Club's efforts to preserve island history.  Upon learning that Mount Carmel Baptist Church No. 2 was for sale and facing possible destruction, the Foundation's board gathered enough money to purchase the dilapidated building and restore it as an island Museum.  This was an auspicious beginning to what has become an ongoing effort to proceed with the Mission Statement of the DIHF.
Impact
Accomplishments would be growing the membership, welcoming over 4,000 visitors to the Billie Burn Museum Complex, and raising funding to restore the Midwife's Carriage, one of the oldest and most prominent artifacts on Daufuskie Island.
A primary goal would continuing to  keep the DIHF in a positive financial state, through our membership drive, new member recruitment and member donations.  Another goal is to continue working with the South Carolina Palmetto Trust and their Saving Endangered Places program on Daufuskie Island.  Our most important goal, of course, is to meet the goals of our Mission Statement, thereby helping to preserve the culture and heritage of Daufuskie Island.
Needs
1) Maintain the membership of DIHF, with attached revenue,  enabling the Foundation to keep our Museums and program sustainable.   12000
2) Continue to solicit special programs donations for individual projects, thereby fulfilling our Mission Statement of preserving the culture of Daufuskie Island.     15000.
3) Obtaining grants to enable the DIHF to continue printing Trail Guides, to be given to residents and visitors.  These trail guides list twenty of the most important historical sites on the island for residents and guests to visit.      5000
4) Continue to welcome residents and visitors to the Museum Complex, with free admission, with donations from these visitors, enabling the Foundation to improve and update these complexes, including our very popular Children's Exhibit.    15000
5) Improve the DIHF website, enabling our organization to "spread the word" about Daufuskie Island and its wonderful history.  2000. 
CEO/Executive Director Statement
The Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation is a 100% volunteer organization.  There are no paid positions on the Board or the Executive
Staff.  Most of the leadership of the Foundation has been with the organization for many years.   Because of the uniqueness of Daufuskie Island, and the resultant curiosity about an island without a bridge, with such an interesting history, those involved with the DIHF, including our wonderful volunteer staff of over 30, have a genuine passion for teaching residents and visitors alike about the history and culture of the island.  Of course, the Foundation could not survive without our generous members who help in many ways to keep the Foundation sustainable.
There is a very thriving interest currently in the Gullah Geechee culture, and Daufuskie Island is proud to be an integral part of that culture.  With this in mind, as well as continued interest in the American Indian culture, the Foundation is honored to research and further the knowledge of our visitors on these cultures. 
Board Chair Statement Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation is the caretaker of the island's history and culture.  As such, the Foundation has been an able steward of the donations received.  Our organization focuses on a major project each year and solicity donations for that project.  The project does not move forward until the funding goal is reached.  2015 is a great example of that stewardship.  The major project for 2015 is the restoration of the carriage used by Sarah Grant, the island midwife from 1932 until 1969.  The carriage will be used to tell the story of a woman who was a mainstay on the island which did not even have electricity until 1952 and telephones until 1972.  All of the funds for this project were raised before the carriage was sent north for restoration.  In every case, the Foundation has delayed action on projects until the funds were secured.  The Foundation maintains a positive financial position, including a reserve for emergencies.  Our board members believe in protecting the history of this very special place.  Our challenge is to maintain the historical properties that we own or rent with funds from memberships and donations and still be able to take on projects such as the Midwife's Carriage.  Every member of the Board of Trustees of the Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation has a passion for preserving the culture and heritage of the island.  All efforts on behalf of the DIHF are 100% volunteer.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation describes very well what we are.
Areas of Service
Area
Beaufort County
The Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation Museums and Guided Trails are visited by guests from the United States as well as all over the world.
Our takeaway brochures provide visitors with a great deal of knowledge of Daufuskie Island, which is a large part of our Mission Statement. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Jo Hill
Company Affiliation None
Term May 2010 to Apr 2016
Email daufuskiehill@gmail.com
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Mr. Geoff Brunning Community Volunteer
Ms. Leanne Coulter Community Volunteer
Dr. Milton Deitch Community Volunteer
Ms. Sara Deitch Community Volunteer
Ms. Pat Dempsey Community Volunteer
Ms. Toni Ferguson Community Volunteer
Ms. Sharon Havird Community Volunteer
Ms. Bert Herndon Community Volunteer
Ms. Jo Hill Community Volunteer
Ms. Nancy Kimball Community Volunteer
Ms. Nancy Ludtke Community Volunteer
Mr. Andy Mason Community Volunteer
Ms. Eileen Pojednic Community Volunteer
Mr. Paul Vogel Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 11
Governance
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 50%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Comments
Any all volunteer non-profit faces challenging circumstances, however I will say that our volunteer staff does a yeoman's job.  When we have challenging situations, someone always steps forward to take yet another "unpaid job".  Many of our volunteers work other jobs, and they always seem to be able to do more.  The Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation volunteer staff is a classic example of "if you want to get the job done, give it to a busy person".  With every one of our capital campaigns, our members have come forward to meet the challenge - sometimes with matching grants, sometimes an outright donation.  We are very proud of our completed projects and that they are community driven and supported.  Though we are proud of our past accomplishments, there is much to be done and the Foundation will continue to work diligently to move forward with our Mission Statement of preserving the culture and heritage of our wonderful Daufuskie Island.
Executive Director
Executive Director/CEO Mrs. Nancy Ludtke
Experience As a Founding Member of the Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation, Nancy Ludtke has been involved with the organization since its inception in 2001.  She has been actively involved with every phase of the Administration of the DIHF.  Her passion lies with the Mission Statement of the Foundation.
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 35
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Plans
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2015
Years Strategic Plan Considers 1
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Diversity Policy
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Governor's Preservation AwardState of South Carolina2014
Preserving Our Places (for the DIHF Gullah Learning Center)South Carolina African American Historic Commission2010
Programs
Description
ROB KENNEDY TRAIL:  The RKT is a self guided tour throughout Daufuskie Island, with trail guide provided at no charge.  The trail guide highlights 20 historical sites to visit, including cemeteries, restored buildings, tabby ruins and the like.  Inside the guide is a comprehensive description of each of the sites visited, which makes a wonderful takeaway for visitors.  Each historical site is marked with a sign depicting the historical site, thereby making following the trail an easy task for visitors.
5,000 
 
 
Short Term Success Almost without exception, visitors to Daufuskie Island are more interested in its history than any other feature.  Thus the Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation has established a Mission Statement to provide as much historical information to visitors and residents alike, with no charges attached.  Our goal is to update the trail guide (as we did this year), including new restorations and preservation.  Keeping the trail guide updated insures that any new projects accomplished by the Foundation are documented and shared with residents and visitors.
Long Term Success Most of the visitors to Daufuskie Island are more interested in the history of the island than anything else.  Per our Mission Statement, the goal of the Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation is to provide as much information to residents and visitors on the culture and heritage of Daufuskie Island as possible.  This trail guide and map of the island accomplishes this goal, as do the historical signs at each site.
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY Our most important monitoring tool is feedback from our residents and visitors.   The Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation is now on Trip Advisor and Yelp, to help us monitor our progress with our Mission Statement.  Many visitors to the trail and museum complex have been referred by friends who have visited Daufuskie Island previously.
Description The MUSEUM COMPLEX of Daufuskie Island provides visitors with information on the culture and the history of the island.   One building is a former Gullah church which houses artifacts and historical documents and one building is the Janie Hamilton School, which houses the Gullah Learning Center.  Both buildings are air conditioned for the comfort of visitors, and provide a great deal of knowledge for guests of Daufuskie Island.    4000
Short Term Success In our research, we are finding that most people visiting Daufuskie Island are interested in history more than anything else.  Per the Mission Statement of the Foundation, our goals fulfill the desire of guests to learn more about the history and culture of Daufuskie Island.  Our feedback is telling us that we are accomplishing the goals of our Mission Statement.
Long Term Success The goal of the Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation is to provide an education experience for residents and visitors to the island.  The Museum Complex accomplishes that goal.  
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY We do a great deal of research to see how we are accomplishing the goals of our Mission Statement.  From all we are hearing, we are doing well at educating residents and visitors to Daufuskie Island on the unique and wonderful heritage of its people.
Description THE GULLAH LEARNING CENTER is a source of pride for the Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation.  Our visitors to the Museum Complex indicated to us early on that what they were most interested in was the culture and heritage of the Daufuskie Gullah population.  Months and months of research resulted in the eight panels of educational material that now make up the Gullah Learning Center.  Realizing that visitors did not always have time to read the program in its entirety, the Foundation published a Gullah Brochure, depicting the exact text of the panels.  These are take-away brochures and are offered at no charge.
Budget 4000
Short Term Success The hope is that visitors to Daufuskie Island will depart with a clear understanding of the culture and heritage of early Daufuskie Island, and how that heritage has affected current residents.
Long Term Success Many educators and museum curators have visited our Gullah Learning Center.   They are able to take printed information with them on their departure, which enables them to pass along the information the Foundation has researched and gathered.  Our feedback has been very rewarding as to the success of this program.
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY We know our programs are working from the feedback, repeated visits and referred visits to our Museum Complex and the Rob Kennedy Trail.  
Description THE MIDWIFE CARRIAGE has been housed adjacent to the Museum Complex for ten years and was in deteriorating condition until this year.  As in other years, the Foundation always has a project listed in our Annual Letter/Report to members enabling members to contribute.  This year, the midwife carriage restoration was our project.  We knew little about the carriage, other than Sarah Grant, the island midwife, drove the carriage for over 30 years. After much research, the decision was made to send the carriage to the Leola Coach Company, in Leola, PA for restoration.  This was accomplished in June of this year and the carriage should be back on Daufuskie in the Fall of 2015.  We are learning a great deal about the carriage from discoveries made by the Leola Coach Company.  While the carriage is being restored, we are building a new pole barn next to the Museum Complex to house the finished product.  This project was funded by matching grants as well as donations.
Budget 20,000
Short Term Success The story of the Midwife Carriage will educate visitors on how the population of Daufuskie Island accomplished the necessary steps of life on an island without a bridge, doctor or nurse.  The story of the midwife is an interesting one and one the Foundation is anxious to share.
Long Term Success The carriage restoration will add yet another chapter in implementing the Mission Statement of the Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation.  There will be a detailed description of the carriage displayed for education of one and all.
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY This program is a work in progress.  We will monitor comments when the carriage is home on Daufuskie in the Fall.
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year 2016
Projected Revenue $48,039.00
Projected Expenses $33,123.00
Spending Policy N/A
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$23,649----
Administration Expense$9,051----
Fundraising Expense$424----
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.45----
Program Expense/Total Expenses71%----
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue2%----
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$201,686----
Current Assets$185,876----
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$0----
Total Net Assets$201,686----
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%----
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount ------
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount ------
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount ------
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Registration Yes May 2016
Comments
Organization Comments To date, the Daufuskie Island Historical Foundation has remained sustainable.  Our goal is to keep our financial status stable, and not incur debt of any kind.  No projects are started until the project is 100% funded.
Nonprofit DAUFUSKIE ISLAND HISTORICAL FOUNDATION
Address PO BOX 52
DAUFUSKIE ISLAND, SC 299150052
Primary Phone (843) 384-6363
Contact Email dihfoundation@gmail.com
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Nancy Ludtke
Board Chair Mrs. Jo Hill
Board Chair Company Affiliation None
Year of Incorporation 2001