NGO Funding Request


The recipient entity's full legal name:  Ogden Museum of Southern Art

The recipient entity's physical address:
           925 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130


The recipient entity's mailing address (if different):
           925 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130


Type of Entity (for instance, a nonprofit corporation):  Non-Profit Corporation

If the entity is a corporation, list the names of the incorporators:
          OFFICERS
Ms. Allison Kendrick - Board Chair
Mr. Lloyd “Sonny” Shields - Vice Chair
Mr. Bryan W. Fitzpatrick - Treasurer
Mrs. Anna Beth Goodman - Secretary

MEMBERS
Mr. Coleman Adler
Ms. Allison Bell
Mrs. Louellen Berger
Mrs. Meaghan Ryan Bonavita
Mrs. Dathel Coleman
Mr. William Dunlap
Mrs. Stephanie Durant
Dr. J.M. Fortino
Ms. Martha Anne Foster
Mrs. Sarah A. Freeman
Ms. Alexa Georges
Mrs. Dathel Georges
Mr. William Goldring, Chairman Emeritus
Mr. Randy Haynie
Mr. Gregory Holt
Mr. Scott Howard
Mr. Allan Kanner
Mr. Kevin Kelly
Ms. Rita Benson LeBlanc
Mrs. Martha Murphy
Mrs. Elizabeth Nalty
Mr. Roger Ogden
Ambassador John Palmer
Mrs. Tia Roddy
Ms. Virginia Roddy
Mr. Harry Shearer
Mrs. Karen Solomon
Mr. Ben Tiller
Dr. Jay Underwood
Mrs. Fran Villere
Mr. Thomas P. Westervelt
Mr. Michael Wilkinson
Trustee Emeriti
Mr. Calvin Fayard
Mr. William “Bubba” Hines
Ms. Jessica Harris
Mr. John Kallenborn
Mr. Henry Shane

STAFF MEMBERS
William Pittman Andrews, Director, 925 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Sarah Story, Deputy Director, 925 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Ellen Balkin, Education Coordinator, 925 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130


The last four digits of the entity's taxpayer ID number:  9496

What is the dollar amount of the request?  $4,014,120

What type of request is this?  Capital Outlay Appropriation

Is this entity in good standing with the Secretary of State?  Yes

Provide the name of each member of the recipient entity's governing board and officers:
           OFFICERS
Ms. Allison Kendrick - Board Chair
Mr. Lloyd “Sonny” Shields - Vice Chair
Mr. Bryan W. Fitzpatrick - Treasurer
Mrs. Anna Beth Goodman - Secretary

MEMBERS
Mr. Coleman Adler
Ms. Allison Bell
Mrs. Louellen Berger
Mrs. Meaghan Ryan Bonavita
Mrs. Dathel Coleman
Mr. William Dunlap
Mrs. Stephanie Durant
Dr. J.M. Fortino
Ms. Martha Anne Foster
Mrs. Sarah A. Freeman
Ms. Alexa Georges
Mrs. Dathel Georges
Mr. William Goldring, Chairman Emeritus
Mr. Randy Haynie
Mr. Gregory Holt
Mr. Scott Howard
Mr. Allan Kanner
Mr. Kevin Kelly
Ms. Rita Benson LeBlanc
Mrs. Martha Murphy
Mrs. Elizabeth Nalty
Mr. Roger Ogden
Ambassador John Palmer
Mrs. Tia Roddy
Ms. Virginia Roddy
Mr. Harry Shearer
Mrs. Karen Solomon
Mr. Ben Tiller
Dr. Jay Underwood
Mrs. Fran Villere
Mr. Thomas P. Westervelt
Mr. Michael Wilkinson
Trustee Emeriti
Mr. Calvin Fayard
Mr. William “Bubba” Hines
Ms. Jessica Harris
Mr. John Kallenborn
Mr. Henry Shane

STAFF MEMBERS
William Pittman Andrews, Director, 925 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Sarah Story, Deputy Director, 925 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Ellen Balkin, Education Coordinator, 925 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130


Provide a summary of the project or program:
           The Ogden Museum of Southern Art is the nation's leading center devoted to the art and culture of the American South. The Ogden Museum of Southern Art Taylor Library Phase II project is for the purpose of renovating the historic Patrick F. Taylor Library at 615 Andrew Higgins Dr., New Orleans, LA 70130, to be used for the public benefit to further the research, instructional, educational, public service and economic development functions and to support and promote economic development in the City of New Orleans and State of Louisiana. The historic landmark building is part of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, University of New Orleans complex. It was designed by Henry Hobson Richardson and originally called the Howard Memorial Library. Richardson was a
native of New Orleans and one of America's most significant architects. In 1885, one year before his death, American Architecture and Building News published a survey listing the top ten buildings in America -- five of the ten selected were by Richardson including Trinity Church (1872-1877) in Boston, Sever Hall (1878-1880) at Harvard University and the New York State Capitol (1872-1886) in Albany. His Trinity Church design ranked first. Over a period of 12 years Richardson designed and built a series of six highly influential public library buildings. The
last of these literary projects, and the only one built in the South, was the Howard Memorial Library, now called the Patrick F. Taylor Library. The capital outlay funding being sought, in the amount of $4,071,745 is for the purpose of bringing the Taylor
Library’s infrastructure in compliance with occupancy permit requirements and to preserve the historic landmark for the future. Safe and functional use of the building, both publicly and privately, is essential to preserve this historic structure to gain further public awareness, and to gain resources through strategic fundraising for its final renovation into galleries and classrooms. The final renovation will provide a home for the 18th and 19th Century Southern portraiture, historic landscape paintings, and early Southern pottery.


What is the budget relative to the project for which funding is requested?:
          Salaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Professional Services. . . $289,312
          Contracts . . . . . . . . . . . $0
          Acquisitions . . . . . . . . . $600,000
          Major Repairs . . . . . . . $2,893,121
          Operating Services. . . . $0
          Other Charges. . . . . . . $289,312

Does your organization have any outstanding audit issues or findings?  No

If 'Yes' is your organization working with the appropriate governmental agencies to resolve those issues or findings?
          

What is the entity's public purpose, sought to be achieved through the use of state monies?
          The mission of The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, University of New Orleans, is to broaden the knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South through its permanent collections, changing exhibitions, educational programs, publications, research center, and it’s Goldring-Woldenberg Institute for the Advancement of Southern Art and Culture. To that end, the museum will collect, conserve, exhibit, study, and interpret the art, craft and design of the South within the context of the region's history,
culture, music, literature, and food. The Patrick F. Taylor Library will ultimately house the pre-20th century portion of
the museum’s collection, as well as the Clementine Hunter Education Wing. Upon completion of this proposed phase of renovation of the Patrick F. Taylor Library, the Ogden Museum will be able to further realize the long-range goals of its education programs by having the Clementine Hunter education
wing become functional. Last year, the Ogden Museum had over 55,000 visitors, 10,000 of whom were students participating in docent-led tours and artist programs. Students that the Ogden Museum serves are primarily from the immediate New Orleans metro area and six surrounding parishes. The museum offers many programs for adults and children, including tours and field trips, summer camps, outreach programs, docent training, internships, educational workshops, and teacher resources. The Teen Docent program introduces young students to the museum world. “From Classroom to Gallery” enhances pre-literacy through books, objects, and art in Pre-K and Kindergarten classes. “Artists and Sense of Place” is a four-week program for second to fifth grade students. “Junior Curators Program” for middle school and high school students uses technology to
create virtual exhibitions. “Day with an Artist” also for middle school and high school students brings students to the
museum to spend time discussing and making art with an artist on exhibit at the museum. Students that the Ogden Museum serves are primarily from the immediate New Orleans metro area and six surrounding parishes. Through various programs, the Museum concentrates its outreach efforts not only on the
under-served children of the area, but also every school where arts curriculum are being reduced or diminished entirely.


What are the goals and objectives for achieving such purpose?
          The goals and objectives for achieving the missions of the various education programs and completion of galleries
in the Taylor Library are directly associated with the completion of the renovation of the building itself. By simply
bringing the building to code, we can begin to open the Taylor Library to the public and utilize it more fully for classroom space and children’s programming. The education program is already successful, and serves thousands of area students. Having increased space and facilities for the program directors to utilize will allow this successful program to expand and serve more students. The proposed project per this capital outlay request represents a scope of work limited to safety, fire, ADA and other occupancy requirements for the two main levels of the building. While the final architectural, functional, and aesthetic work for the finished museum wing will not be included in this phase, the Taylor Library is already being used for limited private functions in its beautiful interior. Gaining the occupancy permit will enable the Museum to bring classroom functionality into the Library, as well as the lower level passageway, annex and rotunda. It will also allow the building to be fully open to the public, and will increase use of the facility as a revenue-generating event space–a critical part of the museum’s earned revenues and part of the institution’s overall strategic plan. Once renovated for occupancy, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art will begin strategic planning for the full renovation so that it may support the efforts of the Ogden Museum achieve the following educational programming goals more broadly and frequently:
• To offer tours, programs, resources, and materials that teach and engage adults, children, educators, and
students in the world of Southern art .
• To provide opportunities for people to make meaningful connections with Southern art and artists.
• To create programs that are inventive and challenging, that cultivate critical and creative thinking, and that
encourage curiosity and reflection.
• To engage the community through a diverse program of educational activities in order to foster a lifelong
involvement in the arts.
• To provide a wide range of programming from early childhood through adulthood that includes interaction with art,
artists and educators both onsite and in the community.
• To create programs built on respect for the diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and ideas that artists and
viewers bring to the museum experience.
• To work with partners who support the mission through shared values and interests.


What is the proposed length of time estimated by the entity to accomplish the purpose?
           Two years

If any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official is an officer, director, trustee, or employee of the recipient entity who receives compensation or holds any ownership interest therein:
     (a) If an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of the official and the office held by such person:
                 n/a
    
     (b) If an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official, the name and address of such person; the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related; and the nature of the relationship:
                 n/a

     (c) The percentage of the official's or immediate family member's ownership interest in the recipient entity, if any:
                 n/a

     (d) The position, if any, held by the official or immediate family member in the recipient entity:
                  n/a

If the recipient entity has a contract with any elected or appointed state official or an immediate family member of such an official or with the state or any political subdivision of the state:
(a) If the contract is with an elected or appointed state official, provide the name and address of the official and the office held by such person: 
               n/a

(b) If the contract is with an immediate family member of an elected or appointed state official:
          Provide the name and address of such person:
               n/a

          Provide the name, address, and office of the official to whom the person is related:
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          What is the nature of the relationship?  n/a

(c) If the contract is with the state or a political subdivision of the state, provide the name and address of the state entity or political subdivision of the state:
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(d) The nature of the contract, including a description of the goods or services provided or to be provided pursuant to the contract:
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Contact Information
name:  William Andrews 
                                       address:  Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

                                       phone:  504-539-9609
                                       fax:  504-539-9602
                                       e-mail:  wandrews@ogdenmuseum.org
                                       relationship to entity:  Director