THE BIG HOUSE FOUNDATION INC

Address
PO BOX 4291
MACON, GA 312084291
Contact
Website: http://thebighousemuseum.com
Phone: +1 (478) 741-5551
Nonprofit
NTEE: A68 - Music
EIN: 20-1024695

Mission

EDUCATING THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND PROMOTING INTEREST IN FOSTERING THE APPRECIATION OF THE HERITAGE AND ART FORM OF MIDDLE GEORGIA.
 20162015201420132012
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation2004
Subsection code03
PF filing required0    
Metropolitan statistical area4680
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$33,079.00$55,712.00$48,995.00$47,577.00$47,578.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$26,217.00$49,815.00$45,669.00$42,000.00$42,000.00
Number of employees44542
Number of volunteers1515373085
Personnel
Antonello, J
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personJ PAUL ANTONELLOJ PAUL ANTONELLOJ PAUL ANTONELLOJ PAUL ANTONELLOJ PAUL ANTONELLO
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org0.500.500.505.000.50
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Doell, Paul
Title   DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person   PAUL DOELL 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   0.00 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
Edwards, C
TitlePRESIDENTPRESIDENTPRESIDENTCO-CHAIRCO-PRESIDENT
Name of key/compensated personC BROWN EDWARDS JRC BROWN EDWARDS JRC BROWN EDWARDS JRC BROWN EDWARDS JRC BROWN EDWARDS JR
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org4.004.003.008.003.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Franzoso, Mark
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personMARK FRANZOSOMARK FRANZOSOMARK FRANZOSOMARK FRANZOSOMARK FRANZOSO
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.501.501.501.000.50
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Fried, Guy
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personGUY SIDNEY FRIEDGUY SIDNEY FRIEDGUY SIDNEY FRIEDGUY SIDNEY FRIEDGUY SIDNEY FRIED
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.004.005.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Gerber, Randy
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personRANDY GERBER    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org0.50    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Holman, Bert
TitleVICE PRESIDEVICE PRESIDEVICE PRESIDE  
Name of key/compensated personBERT HOLMANBERT HOLMANBERT HOLMAN  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org4.004.002.50  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Kelly, Scott
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORTREASURERTREASURER
Name of key/compensated personSCOTT KELLYSCOTT KELLYSCOTT KELLYSCOTT KELLYSCOTT KELLY
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org4.002.503.006.0015.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Lyndon, John
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personJOHN LYNDONJOHN LYNDONJOHN LYNDON JOHN LYNDON
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue True
Average hours per week working for org0.500.500.50 0.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00 $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00 $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00 $0.00
Lynskey, John
TitleSECRETARYSECRETARYSECRETARYVICE PRESIDEEDITOR IN CH
Name of key/compensated personJOHN P LYNSKEYJOHN P LYNSKEYJOHN P LYNSKEYJOHN P LYNSKEYJOHN P LYNSKEY
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org4.007.007.509.6010.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
McLendon, Lisa
Title  EXECUTIVE DIEXECUTIVE DIEXECUTIVE DI
Name of key/compensated person  LISA MCLENDONLISA MCLENDONLISA MCLENDON
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org  40.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org  $29,750.00$42,000.00$42,000.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $3,325.00$5,577.00$5,578.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
O'Donnell, Donna
Title  DIRECTORSECRETARYSECRETARY
Name of key/compensated person  DONNA GENTILE O'DONNELL PHDDONNA GENTILE O'DONNELL PHDDONNA GENTILE O'DONNELL PHD
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org  0.502.001.50
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00$0.00
Sanzari, Leah
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personLEAH SANZARILEAH SANZARILEAH SANZARI  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org0.500.500.50  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Schneck, Robert
TitleEXECUTIVE DIEXECUTIVE DIEXECUTIVE DI  
Name of key/compensated personROBERT SCHNECKROBERT SCHNECKROBERT SCHNECK  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.00  
Reportable compensation from org$26,217.00$49,815.00$15,919.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$6,861.00$5,987.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Slagle, Daniel
Title   DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person   DANIEL SLAGLE 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   0.50 
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00 
Waddle, Theodore
Title  DIRECTOR DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person  THEODORE WADDLE JR THEODORE W WADDLE JR
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True True
Average hours per week working for org  0.15 0.50
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00 $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00 $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00 $0.00
Wells, James
TitleTREASURERTREASURERTREASURERCO-CHAIRCO-PRESIDENT
Name of key/compensated personJAMES M WELLS IIIJAMES M WELLS IIIJAMES M WELLS IIIJAMES M WELLS IIIJAMES M WELLS III
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.004.003.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesEDUCATING THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND PROMOTING INTEREST IN FOSTERING THE APPRECIATION OF THE HERITAGE AND ART FORM OF MIDDLE GEORGIA.EDUCATING THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND PROMOTING INTEREST IN FOSTERING THE APPRECIATION OF THE HERITAGE AND ART FORM OF MIDDLE GEORGIA.EDUCATING THE GENERAL PUBLIC AS TO, AND PROMOTING INTEREST IN AND FOSTERING THE APPRECIATION OF, THE HERITAGE AND ART FORM OF MIDDLE GEORGIA MUSIC.EDUCATING THE GENERAL PUBLIC AS TO, AND PROMOTING INTEREST IN AND FOSTERING THE APPRECIATION OF, THE HERITAGE AND ART FORM OF MIDDLE GEORGIA MUSIC.EDUCATING THE GENERAL PUBLIC AS TO, AND PROMOTING INTEREST IN AND FOSTERING THE APPRECIATION OF, THE HERITAGE AND ART FORM OF MIDDLE GEORGIA MUSIC.
Program service expenses, total$209,304.00$175,111.00$177,302.00$206,265.00$119,942.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
THE BIG HOUSE, AS IT WAS CALLED BY MEMBERS OF THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND BAND, THEIR ROADIES, FRIENDS AND FAMILIES WAS THE FOCAL POINT OF GATHERING IN THOSE EARLY YEARS WHEN THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND WAS JUST TAKING SHAPE. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND CREATED A WHOLE NEW MUSIC GENRE, SOUTHERN ROCK. AFTER THE BANDS' DEPARTURE, THE HOUSE SERVED AS A PRIVATE RESIDENCE. THE RESIDENCE WOULD WELCOME FANS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE TO VISIT AND IT WAS DECIDED THAT THIS SHOULD BECOME A MUSEUM TO SHOWCASE BAND MEMORABILIA. THE BIG HOUSE HAS BECOME ONE OF THE TOP TOURIST ATTRACTIONS FOR THE MIDDLE GEORGIA AREA. THE BIG HOUSE IS ALSO DEDICATED TO EDUCATING OUR YOUTH ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC. PARTNERING WITH THE BIBB COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, THE BIG HOUSE PRESENTS THE YOUTH JAM DRUMMING PROGRAM. THE CLASSES ARE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS THAT SERVE AT RISK YOUTH. THE PROGRAM TARGETS 3RD-5TH GRADE STUDENTS WHO ARE AT ACADEMIC RISK AND COME FROM A SOCIO-ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGE FAMILY. THE PROGRAM PROVIDES ACCESS TO MUSIC LESSONS AND PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES. THE CURRICULUM MEETS GEORGIA QUALITY CORE STANDARDS. THE PROGRAM TEACHES CHILDREN HOW TO FREE- HAND DRUM. THE INSTRUCTORS WEAVE GEOGRAPHY AND CIVICS INTO THE CLASS. THE PROGRAM ASSISTS STUDENTS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF LANGUAGE AND REASONING SKILLS AS IT HELPS THEM THINK CREATIVELY, DEVELOPS TEAMWORK SKILLS AND DISCIPLINE. MANY OF THE STUDENTS ARE THRIVING IN THE PROGRAM AND HAVE BOOSTED THEIR SELF-ESTEEM. AS A WAY OF SELF-PROMOTION AND RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT, THE BIG HOUSE HAS A LAUNCHED A MUSIC SERIES THAT PROVIDES A VENUE AND AN OPPORTUNITY FOR LOCAL AND REGIONAL ENTERTAINMENT TO SHOWCASE THEIR TALENTS. THIS SERIES OF EVENTS IS CALLED BACK YARD BOOGIE AND AVERAGES 150 IN ATTENDANCE FOR EACH PERFORMANCE.
Program expenses   $206,265.00$119,942.00
Grants and allocations made   $974.00 
Program revenue   $43,923.00$93,543.00
Program description   THE BIG HOUSE, AS IT WAS CALLED BY MEMBERS OF THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND BAND, THEIR ROADIES, FRIENDS AND FAMILIES WAS THE FOCAL POINT OF GATHERING IN THOSE EARLY YEARS WHEN THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND WAS JUST TAKING SHAPE. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND CREATED A WHOLE NEW MUSIC GENRE, SOUTHERN ROCK. AFTER THE BANDS' DEPARTURE, THE HOUSE SERVED AS A PRIVATE RESIDENCE. THE RESIDENCE WOULD WELCOME FANS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE TO VISIT AND IT WAS DECIDED THAT THIS SHOULD BECOME A MUSEUM TO SHOWCASE BAND MEMORABILIA. THE BIG HOUSE HAS BECOME ONE OF THE TOP TOURIST ATTRACTIONS FOR THE MIDDLE GEORGIA AREA. THE BIG HOUSE IS ALSO DEDICATED TO EDUCATING OUR YOUTH ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC. PARTNERING WITH THE BIBB COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, THE BIG HOUSE PRESENTS THE YOUTH JAM DRUMMING PROGRAM. THE CLASSES ARE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS THAT SERVE AT RISK YOUTH. THE PROGRAM TARGETS 3RD-5TH GRADE STUDENTS WHO ARE AT ACADEMIC RISK AND COME FROM A SOCIO-ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGE FAMILY. THE PROGRAM PROVIDES ACCESS TO MUSIC LESSONS AND PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES. THE CURRICULUM MEETS GEORGIA QUALITY CORE STANDARDS. THE PROGRAM TEACHES CHILDREN HOW TO FREE- HAND DRUM. THE INSTRUCTORS WEAVE GEOGRAPHY AND CIVICS INTO THE CLASS. THE PROGRAM ASSISTS STUDENTS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF LANGUAGE AND REASONING SKILLS AS IT HELPS THEM THINK CREATIVELY, DEVELOPS TEAMWORK SKILLS AND DISCIPLINE. MANY OF THE STUDENTS ARE THRIVING IN THE PROGRAM AND HAVE BOOSTED THEIR SELF-ESTEEM. AS A WAY OF SELF-PROMOTION AND RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT, THE BIG HOUSE HAS A LAUNCHED A MUSIC SERIES THAT PROVIDES A VENUE AND AN OPPORTUNITY FOR LOCAL AND REGIONAL ENTERTAINMENT TO SHOWCASE THEIR TALENTS. THIS SERIES OF EVENTS IS CALLED BACK YARD BOOGIE AND AVERAGES 150 IN ATTENDANCE FOR EACH PERFORMANCE.THE BIG HOUSE, AS IT WAS CALLED BY MEMBERS OF THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND BAND, THEIR ROADIES, FRIENDS AND FAMILIES WAS THE FOCAL POINT OF GATHERING IN THOSE EARLY YEARS WHEN THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND WAS JUST TAKING SHAPE. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND CREATED A WHOLE NEW MUSIC GENRE, SOUTHERN ROCK. AFTER THE BANDS' DEPARTURE, THE HOUSE SERVED AS A PRIVATE RESIDENCE. THE RESIDENCE WOULD WELCOME FANS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE TO VISIT AND IT WAS DECIDED THAT THIS SHOULD BECOME A MUSEUM TO SHOWCASE BAND MEMORABILIA. THE BIG HOUSE HAS BECOME ONE OF THE TOP TOURIST ATTRACTIONS FOR THE MIDDLE GEORGIA AREA. THE BIG HOUSE IS ALSO DEDICATED TO EDUCATING OUR YOUTH ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC. PARTNERING WITH THE BIBB COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, THE BIG HOUSE PRESENTS THE YOUTH JAM DRUMMING PROGRAM. THE CLASSES ARE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS THAT SERVE AT RISK YOUTH. THE PROGRAM TARGETS 3RD-5TH GRADE STUDENTS WHO ARE AT ACADEMIC RISK AND COME FROM A SOCIO-ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGE FAMILY. THE PROGRAM PROVIDES ACCESS TO MUSIC LESSONS AND PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES. THE CURRICULUM MEETS GEORGIA QUALITY CORE STANDARDS. THE PROGRAM TEACHES CHILDREN HOW TO FREE- HAND DRUM. THE INSTRUCTORS WEAVE GEOGRAPHY AND CIVICS INTO THE CLASS. THE PROGRAM ASSISTS STUDENTS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF LANGUAGE AND REASONING SKILLS AS IT HELPS THEM THINK CREATIVELY, DEVELOPS TEAMWORK SKILLS AND DISCIPLINE. MANY OF THE STUDENTS ARE THRIVING IN THE PROGRAM AND HAVE BOOSTED THEIR SELF-ESTEEM. AS A WAY OF SELF-PROMOTION AND RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT, THE BIG HOUSE HAS A LAUNCHED A MUSIC SERIES THAT PROVIDES A VENUE AND AN OPPORTUNITY FOR LOCAL AND REGIONAL ENTERTAINMENT TO SHOWCASE THEIR TALENTS. THIS SERIES OF EVENTS IS CALLED BACK YARD BOOGIE AND AVERAGES 150 IN ATTENDANCE FOR EACH PERFORMANCE.
THE BIG HOUSE, AS MEMBERS OF THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND, ROADIES, FRIENDS, AND FAMILIES CALLED IT, WAS THE FOCAL GATHERING POINT BETWEEN 1970-1973 IN THE FORMATIVE YEARS OF THE BAND. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND CREATED A WHOLE NEW MUSIC GENRE: SOUTHERN ROCK. AFTER THE BAND'S DEPARTURE, THE HOUSE SERVED AS A PRIVATE RESIDENCE OWNED BY A ROAD MANAGER OF THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND. THE RESIDENCE WELCOMED FANS FROM ACROSS THE WORLD TO VISIT, AND IT WAS DECIDED THAT THE HOUSE SHOULD ULTIMATELY BECOME A MUSEUM TO SHOWCASE BAND MEMORABILIA. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND MUSEUM AT THE BIG HOUSE OPENED ITS DOORS IN 2009 AND HAS BECOME ONE OF THE TOP TOURIST ATTRACTIONS FOR THE MIDDLE GEORGIA AREA. IN 2015, THE BIG HOUSE FOUNDATION, INC. PURCHASED THE HOUSE ADJACENT TO THE MUSEUM (2535 VINEVILLE AVENUE) WITH THE INTENT OF MOVING THE FOUNDATION'S OFFICES AND ARCHIVES TO THE NEW LOCATION. WITH THAT MOVE, THE MUSEUM COULD THEN OPEN UP THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE BIG HOUSE TO ADD EXHIBIT SPACE AND ENHANCE THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND MUSEUM EXPERIENCE FOR GUESTS. FUNDRAISING BEGAN IN 2016 BY THE BIG HOUSE FOUNDATION STAFF AND BOARD MEMBERS TO BEGIN NECESSARY RENOVATIONS TO UPDATE THE SPACE. 2016 SAW THE CONTINUATION OF OUR YOUTH DRUMMING PROGRAM. DURING THE YEAR, WE HAD CLASSES IN 3 DIFFERENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN BIBB COUNTY, TEACHING CHILDREN ABOUT DRUMS, MUSIC, AND HOW TO PRODUCE DIFFERENT RHYTHMS. THESE CLASSES ARE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS THAT SERVE 3RD-5TH GRADE STUDENTS WHO ARE AT ACADEMIC RISK AND COULD COME FROM SOCIO- ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED FAMILIES. THIS PROGRAM PROVIDES ACCESS TO MUSIC LESSONS AND PUBLIC PERFORMANCES. THE CURRICULUM MEETS THE GEORGIA QUALITY CORE STANDARDS. IN ADDITION TO BIBB COUNTY CLASSROOMS, THE DRUMMING PROGRAM HAS ALSO REACHED OTHER COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, SUCH AS JAY'S HOPE AND MIDDLE GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY'S SUMMER PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN. THE BIG HOUSE DRUMMING PROGRAM HAD CLASSES IN BOTH ORGANIZATIONS IN SUMMER 2016 FOR OVER 150 CHILDREN. THE PROGRAM TEACHES CHILDREN HOW TO HAND DRUM AND THE INSTRUCTORS WEAVE GEOGRAPHY AND CIVICS INTO THE CLASS. IN 2016, WE CONTINUED TO PROVIDE LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS, HOSTING 11 CONCERTS AND BOOK SIGNINGS IN THE BACKYARD AND 4 CONCERTS INSIDE THE BIG HOUSE MUSEUM. THE OUTDOOR SHOWS ENCOURAGE LOCAL MUSICIANS TO COME PLAY AND SHOWCASE THEIR TALENTS, WHILE THE INDOOR SHOWS PROVIDE AN INTIMATE SETTING FOR GUESTS TO HEAR ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCES. DUE TO THE SUCCESS OF ALL THE SHOWS AND EVENTS IN 2016, WE PLAN ON CONTINUING TO HAVE LIVE MUSIC IN 2017 FOR THE COMMUNITY. IN ADDITION, WE OFTEN PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES TO SELL THEIR MERCHANDISE OR FOOD TO OUR GUESTS. THIS ALLOWS US TO SUPPORT LOCAL VENDORS AND PROVIDE EXPANDED AWARENESS ABOUT THEIR BUSINESSES TO OUR VISITORS. FINALLY, WE HAVE CONTINUED OUR INVOLVEMENT WITH THE LOCAL VISITORS CENTER AND STATE TOURISM PROGRAMS TO BRING MORE PEOPLE TO MACON, NOT ONLY TO STAY IN HOTELS AND EAT AT LOCAL RESTAURANTS, BUT TO SPEND MORE TIME IN MACON. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND MUSEUM AT THE BIG HOUSE IS STILL THE SECOND MOST VISITED TOURIST DESTINATION IN MACON, ACCORDING TO TRIPADVISOR.COM AND YELP.COM. THE MUSEUM HAS INCREASED ITS OWN VISITORS FROM 2015 FROM ROUGHLY 8,000 TO AROUND 9,500.
Program expenses$209,304.00$175,111.00$177,302.00  
Grants and allocations made$3,000.00$5,760.00$2,125.00  
Program revenue$74,671.00$274,440.00$119,304.00  
Program descriptionTHE BIG HOUSE, AS MEMBERS OF THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND, ROADIES, FRIENDS, AND FAMILIES CALLED IT, WAS THE FOCAL GATHERING POINT BETWEEN 1970-1973 IN THE FORMATIVE YEARS OF THE BAND. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND CREATED A WHOLE NEW MUSIC GENRE: SOUTHERN ROCK. AFTER THE BAND'S DEPARTURE, THE HOUSE SERVED AS A PRIVATE RESIDENCE OWNED BY A ROAD MANAGER OF THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND. THE RESIDENCE WELCOMED FANS FROM ACROSS THE WORLD TO VISIT, AND IT WAS DECIDED THAT THE HOUSE SHOULD ULTIMATELY BECOME A MUSEUM TO SHOWCASE BAND MEMORABILIA. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND MUSEUM AT THE BIG HOUSE OPENED ITS DOORS IN 2009 AND HAS BECOME ONE OF THE TOP TOURIST ATTRACTIONS FOR THE MIDDLE GEORGIA AREA. IN 2015, THE BIG HOUSE FOUNDATION, INC. PURCHASED THE HOUSE ADJACENT TO THE MUSEUM (2535 VINEVILLE AVENUE) WITH THE INTENT OF MOVING THE FOUNDATION'S OFFICES AND ARCHIVES TO THE NEW LOCATION. WITH THAT MOVE, THE MUSEUM COULD THEN OPEN UP THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE BIG HOUSE TO ADD EXHIBIT SPACE AND ENHANCE THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND MUSEUM EXPERIENCE FOR GUESTS. FUNDRAISING BEGAN IN 2016 BY THE BIG HOUSE FOUNDATION STAFF AND BOARD MEMBERS TO BEGIN NECESSARY RENOVATIONS TO UPDATE THE SPACE. 2016 SAW THE CONTINUATION OF OUR YOUTH DRUMMING PROGRAM. DURING THE YEAR, WE HAD CLASSES IN 3 DIFFERENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN BIBB COUNTY, TEACHING CHILDREN ABOUT DRUMS, MUSIC, AND HOW TO PRODUCE DIFFERENT RHYTHMS. THESE CLASSES ARE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS THAT SERVE 3RD-5TH GRADE STUDENTS WHO ARE AT ACADEMIC RISK AND COULD COME FROM SOCIO- ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED FAMILIES. THIS PROGRAM PROVIDES ACCESS TO MUSIC LESSONS AND PUBLIC PERFORMANCES. THE CURRICULUM MEETS THE GEORGIA QUALITY CORE STANDARDS. IN ADDITION TO BIBB COUNTY CLASSROOMS, THE DRUMMING PROGRAM HAS ALSO REACHED OTHER COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, SUCH AS JAY'S HOPE AND MIDDLE GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY'S SUMMER PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN. THE BIG HOUSE DRUMMING PROGRAM HAD CLASSES IN BOTH ORGANIZATIONS IN SUMMER 2016 FOR OVER 150 CHILDREN. THE PROGRAM TEACHES CHILDREN HOW TO HAND DRUM AND THE INSTRUCTORS WEAVE GEOGRAPHY AND CIVICS INTO THE CLASS. IN 2016, WE CONTINUED TO PROVIDE LIVE MUSIC AND EVENTS, HOSTING 11 CONCERTS AND BOOK SIGNINGS IN THE BACKYARD AND 4 CONCERTS INSIDE THE BIG HOUSE MUSEUM. THE OUTDOOR SHOWS ENCOURAGE LOCAL MUSICIANS TO COME PLAY AND SHOWCASE THEIR TALENTS, WHILE THE INDOOR SHOWS PROVIDE AN INTIMATE SETTING FOR GUESTS TO HEAR ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCES. DUE TO THE SUCCESS OF ALL THE SHOWS AND EVENTS IN 2016, WE PLAN ON CONTINUING TO HAVE LIVE MUSIC IN 2017 FOR THE COMMUNITY. IN ADDITION, WE OFTEN PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES TO SELL THEIR MERCHANDISE OR FOOD TO OUR GUESTS. THIS ALLOWS US TO SUPPORT LOCAL VENDORS AND PROVIDE EXPANDED AWARENESS ABOUT THEIR BUSINESSES TO OUR VISITORS. FINALLY, WE HAVE CONTINUED OUR INVOLVEMENT WITH THE LOCAL VISITORS CENTER AND STATE TOURISM PROGRAMS TO BRING MORE PEOPLE TO MACON, NOT ONLY TO STAY IN HOTELS AND EAT AT LOCAL RESTAURANTS, BUT TO SPEND MORE TIME IN MACON. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND MUSEUM AT THE BIG HOUSE IS STILL THE SECOND MOST VISITED TOURIST DESTINATION IN MACON, ACCORDING TO TRIPADVISOR.COM AND YELP.COM. THE MUSEUM HAS INCREASED ITS OWN VISITORS FROM 2015 FROM ROUGHLY 8,000 TO AROUND 9,500.THE BIG HOUSE, AS MEMBERS OF THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND, ROADIES, FRIENDS, AND FAMILIES CALLED IT, WAS THE FOCAL POINT OF GATHERING BETWEEN 1970-1973 IN THE FORMATIVE YEARS OF THE BAND. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND CREATED A WHOLE NEW MUSIC GENRE: SOUTHERN ROCK. AFTER THE BAND'S DEPARTURE, THE HOUSE SERVED AS A PRIVATE RESIDENCE OWNED BY A FORMER ROAD MANAGER OF THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND. THE RESIDENCE WOULD WELCOME FANS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE TO VISIT AND IT WAS DECIDED THAT THIS SHOULD BECOME A MUSEUM TO SHOWCASE BAND MEMORABILIA. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND MUSEUM AT THE BIG HOUSE OPENED IN 2009 AND HAS BECOME ONE OF THE TOP TOURIST ATTRACTIONS FOR THE MIDDLE GEORGIA AREA. IN 2015, THE BIG HOUSE FOUNDATION, INC. PURCHASED THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR (2353 VINEVILLE AVENUE) WITH THE INTENT OF MOVING THE FOUNDATION'S OFFICES AND ARCHIVES TO THE NEW LOCATION. WITH THAT MOVE, THE MUSEUM COULD THEN OPEN THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE BIG HOUSE TO ENHANCE THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND MUSEUM EXPERIENCE. THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE NEWLY ACQUIRED HOUSE WOULD SERVE AS A VENUE FOR SMALL INDOOR PERFORMANCES, MEETINGS, AND RENTAL SPACE, AND WILL ALSO INCLUDE A FULL COMMERCIAL GRADE KITCHEN FOR INSIDE EVENTS. 2015 SAW THE CONTINUATION OF OUR YOUTH DRUMMING PROGRAM. DURING THE YEAR, WE HAD CLASSES IN 3 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN BIBB COUNTY, TEACHING THE CHILDREN DIFFERENT RHYTHMS AND HOW A DRUM WORKS. THESE CLASSES ARE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS THAT SERVE AT-RISK YOUTH. THE PROGRAM TARGETS 3RD-5TH GRADE STUDENTS WHO ARE AT ACADEMIC RISK AND COME FROM SOCIO-ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED FAMILIES. THE PROGRAM PROVIDES ACCESS TO MUSIC LESSONS AND PERFORMANCES FOR THE PUBLIC. THE CURRICULUM MEETS GEORGIA QUALITY CORE STANDARDS. THE PROGRAM TEACHES CHILDREN HOW TO FREE- HAND DRUM AND THE INSTRUCTORS WEAVE GEOGRAPHY AND CIVICS INTO THE CLASS. MANY OF THE STUDENTS THRIVE IN THE PROGRAM AND WILL RETURN FOR THE SESSION IN 2016. IN 2015 WE CONTINUED TO PROVIDE LIVE MUSIC; 12 SHOWS IN THE BACKYARD AND 1 SHOW INSIDE THE BIG HOUSE. THESE SHOWS ENCOURAGE LOCAL MUSICIANS TO COME PLAY AND SHOWCASE THEIR TALENTS. WITH THE SUCCESS IN 2015, WE PLAN TO CONTINUE THE PROGRAM INTO 2016 AND WORK WITH MORE LOCAL ARTISTS TO COME PERFORM. IN ADDICTION, WE PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES TO SELL THEIR MERCHANDISE OR FOOD TO OUR GUESTS AND KEEP THE PROCEEDS OF THEIR SALES. THIS ALLOWS US TO SUPPORT OTHER LOCAL VENDORS AND PROVIDE EXPANDED AWARENESS ABOUT THEIR BUSINESSES TO OUR GUESTS. FINALLY, WE HAVE CONTINUED OUR INVOLVEMENT WITH THE LOCAL VISITORS CENTER TO BRING MORE PEOPLE TO MACON, NOT ONLY TO STAY IN OUR HOTELS AND EAT AT OUR RESTAURANTS, BUT SPEND MORE TIME IN MACON. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND MUSEUM AT THE BIG HOUSE IS REPORTEDLY THE SECOND MOST VISITED TOURIST DESTINATION IN MACON, ACCORDING TO TRIPADVISOR.COM AND YELP.COM. THE MUSEUM INCREASED ITS OWN VISITORS FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR FROM ROUGHLY 8,000 GUESTS TO 10,000.THE BIG HOUSE, AS IT WAS CALLED BY MEMBERS OF THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND BAND, THEIR ROADIES, FRIENDS AND FAMILIES WAS THE FOCAL POINT OF GATHERING IN THOSE EARLY YEARS WHEN THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND WAS JUST TAKING SHAPE. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND CREATED A WHOLE NEW MUSIC GENRE, SOUTHERN ROCK. AFTER THE BANDS' DEPARTURE, THE HOUSE SERVED AS A PRIVATE RESIDENCE. THE RESIDENCE WOULD WELCOME FANS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE TO VISIT AND IT WAS DECIDED THAT THIS SHOULD BECOME A MUSEUM TO SHOWCASE BAND MEMORABILIA. THE BIG HOUSE HAS BECOME ONE OF THE TOP TOURIST ATTRACTIONS FOR THE MIDDLE GEORGIA AREA. 2014 SAW THE CONTINUATION OF OUR YOUTH DRUM PROGRAM. IN BOTH THE SPRING AND FALL WE HAD A CLASS IN 1 SCHOOL TEACHING THE CHILDREN DIFFERENT RHYTHMS AND HOW A DRUM WORKS. THESE CLASSES ARE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS THAT SERVE AT RISK YOUTH. THE PROGRAM TARGETS 3RD- 5TH GRADE STUDENTS WHO ARE AT ACADEMIC RISK AND COME FROM SOCIO- ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED FAMILIES. THE PROGRAM PROVIDES ACCESS TO MUSIC LESSONS AND PERFORMANCES FOR THE PUBLIC. THE CURRICULUM MEETS GEORGIA QUALITY CORE STANDARDS. THE PROGRAM TEACHES CHILDREN HOW TO FREE-HAND DRUM AND THE INSTRUCTORS WEAVE GEOGRAPHY AD CIVICS INTO THE CLASS. MANY OF THE STUDENTS THRIVE IN THE PROGRAM AND WILL RETURN FOR THE SESSION IN 2015. IN 2014 WE CONTINUED TO PROVIDE LIVE MUSIC IN THE BACK YARD AT THE BIG HOUSE. ENCOURAGING LOCAL MUSICIANS TO COME PLAY AND SHOWCASE THEIR TALENTS. WITH THE SUCCESS IN 2014 WE PLAN TO CONTINUE THE PROGRAM INTO 2015 AND WORK WITH MORE LOCAL ARTISTS TO COME PERFORM. IN ADDITION WE PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR LOCAL BUSINESS'S TO SELL THEIR MERCHANDISE OR FOOD TO OUR GUESTS AND KEEP THE PROCEEDS OF THEIR SALES. THIS ALLOWS US TO SUPPORT OTHER LOCAL VENDORS AND PROVIDE EXPANDED AWARENESS ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS TO OUR GUESTS. FINALLY, WE HAVE ENGAGED WITH THE LOCAL VISITORS CENTER TO BRING MORE PEOPLE TO MACON AND NOT ONLY STAY IN OUR HOTELS AND EAT AT OUR RESTAURANTS BUT SPEND MORE TIME IN MACON. AS OF DECEMBER 2014 THE BIG HOUSE MUSEUM WAS THE 2ND MOST VISITED TOURIST DESTINATION IN MACON. WE ALSO INCREASED OUR OWN VISITORS FROM THE PERVIOUS YEAR FROM ROUGHLY 6200 GUESTS TO 8000.  
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$283,808.00$226,395.00$596,931.00$341,964.00$283,071.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$106,411.00$100,787.00$322,491.00$272,046.00$189,528.00
Revenue from noncash contributions  $22,840.00 $62,850.00
Investment income, current yr$52.00$111.00$307.00$259.00$100.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$106,411.00$100,787.00$322,491.00$272,046.00$189,528.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$115,438.00$59,730.00$226,852.00$22,619.00$50,540.00
Program service revenue (total)$61,907.00$65,767.00$47,281.00$47,040.00$42,903.00
Gross receipts$513,510.00$486,945.00$927,049.00$562,509.00$420,063.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from fundraising events$20,000.00$25,250.00$221,894.00$183,619.00$69,497.00
Revenue from all other contributions$86,411.00$75,537.00$100,597.00$88,427.00$120,031.00
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$550.00$684.00$234.00$878.00$2,558.00
Net revenue from gaming (total)  $2,100.00$3,251.00$6,295.00
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$52.00$111.00$307.00$259.00$100.00
Net rental income$1,987.00$3,709.00$2,223.00-$2,091.00-$14,213.00
Net income from fundraising events$13,952.00$20,021.00$91,338.00-$36,580.00$17,060.00
Net inventory sales (total)$98,949.00$35,316.00$130,957.00$57,161.00$38,840.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$309,739.00$295,021.00$287,536.00$318,497.00$242,050.00
Total functional expenses: program service $209,304.00$175,111.00$177,302.00$206,265.00$119,942.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$73,316.00$97,590.00$92,575.00$82,411.00$102,188.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$27,119.00$22,320.00$17,659.00$29,821.00$19,920.00
Fees for services
Legal fees (total)$2,095.00 $15.00  
Fundraising service fees (total)$1,500.00$1,050.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$3,904,067.00$3,947,092.00$3,965,067.00$3,824,293.00$3,897,298.00
Total assets, beginning of year$3,947,092.00$3,965,067.00$3,824,293.00$3,897,298.00$3,899,620.00
Total liabilities$136,327.00$153,421.00$102,770.00$271,391.00$367,863.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$153,421.00$102,770.00$271,391.00$367,863.00$411,206.00
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$3,767,740.00$3,793,671.00$3,862,297.00$3,552,902.00$3,529,435.00
Net assets$3,767,740.00$3,793,671.00$3,862,297.00$3,552,902.00$3,529,435.00
Net assets, beginning of year$3,793,671.00$3,862,297.00$3,552,902.00$3,529,435.00$3,488,414.00
Intangible assets$1,366.00$12,983.00$15,586.00$18,189.00$29,472.00
Other assets$2,534,084.00$2,534,084.00$2,534,084.00$2,496,244.00$2,496,244.00
Investments: publicly traded securities$1,096.00$1,096.00$1,096.00$1,096.00$1,096.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$60,204.00$141,606.00$240,418.00$97,930.00$136,973.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$141,606.00$240,418.00$97,930.00$136,973.00$150,906.00
Inventories for sale or use$35,592.00$35,558.00$41,635.00$35,048.00$19,272.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses-$25,931.00-$68,626.00$309,395.00$23,467.00$41,021.00
Advertising (total)$50,158.00$39,662.00$26,932.00$31,544.00$5,479.00
Savings & temp cash investment$128,954.00$30,453.00$30,444.00$30,429.00$30,420.00
Accounts receivable, net $1,008.00 $912.00$864.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$11,168.00$8,944.00$4,336.00$4,558.00$4,391.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$17,201.00$34,295.00$53,644.00$15,270.00$11,742.00
Deferred revenue   $20.00$20.00
Secured mortgages and notes payable$119,126.00$119,126.00$49,126.00$256,101.00$356,101.00
Total net assets or fund balances$3,767,740.00$3,793,671.00$3,862,297.00$3,552,902.00$3,529,435.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$48,580.00$43,744.00$39,617.00$41,008.00$43,855.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members1110121010
Number of independent voting members1110121010
Financial sheets auditedTrue  TrueTrue
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2016-01-012015-01-012014-01-012013-01-012012-01-01
Tax year end date2016-12-012015-12-012014-12-012013-12-012012-12-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
Date e-filing submitted2018-01-182017-03-302016-02-122014-12-292013-12-28
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v2.12014v5.02013v3.12012v2.3
Filing identifier201743199349304794201613209349312176201533209349311463201443219349310294201333189349305833
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