Operating Budget Suffers from Economic Downturn

Tough economic times have hit the operating budgets of non-profits especially hard, and the Legacy budget is no exception.

Yes, Legacy applies for and receives grants for equipment and special projects. And dedicated volunteers donate their time to countless necessary tasks, from copying documents, to serving as docents, to mowing the lawn.

But, just as at your house, some expenses-utility bills, telephone bills, insurance premiums-roll around every month, as does the modest salary of our museum administrator. These operating expenses are not covered by grants and have been especially hard to meet during the current recession.

Our loyal supporters have brought us such a long way already, almost to our tenth anniversary, and we continue to be very grateful. But if we are to fulfill our mission to the community-if we are to continue telling the stories of Central Virginia’s African Americans-then your continued financial support is essential.

Ways You Can Help Legacy’s Operating Budget:

  • Donate enough to pay one month’s expenses for your favorite budget category.
  • Make a twelve-month pledge to cover a category for one year.
  • Donate enough to cover an entire category for one year.
  • Get your sorority, fraternity, club, or church group to support a category.
Operating Expenses
Monthly
Yearly
Water and Sewage
$ 54
$ 642
Office supplies
58
699
Custodial services
83
1,000
Columbia Gas
107
1,287
Security system
122
1,462
American Electric Power
142
1,702
Insurance (building, directors)
170
2,039
Repairs, maintenance, misc
200
2,400
Verizon, Intelos, website hosting
221
2,646
Bookkeeping/accounting fees
460
5,520
Newsletter (2 times per year)
600 per issue
1,200
Sponsor, annual dinner
2,500
Sponsor, gala or preview opening
2,000

To discuss a monthly or annual contribution to the salary and benefits of the museum administrator, please call Cheryl Robinson, museum administrator, at 845-3455.

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