The Wilderness Center Inc

Address
9877 Alabama Avenue SW
Wilmot, OH 44689
Contact
Website: http://www.wildernesscenter.org
Phone: +1 (330) 359-5235
Nonprofit
NTEE: C60 - Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs
EIN: 34-0943581

Mission

The Wilderness Center, a 501c3 nonprofit, has been connecting members of the community with nature, educating people of all ages, conserving natural resources, and practicing envrionmental stewardship since 1964.
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Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1964
Subsection code03
PF filing required0    
Metropolitan statistical area1320
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$134,028.00    
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$106,152.00    
Number of employees16    
Number of people compensated >$100k1    
Number of volunteers727    
Personnel
Baker, Roger
Title2nd Vice President    
Name of key/compensated personRoger E Baker    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Current officerTrue    
Average hours per week working for org001.00    
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    
Broda, Herbert
TitleTrustee    
Name of key/compensated personHerbert W Broda    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org001.00    
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    
Cook, V
TitleTrustee    
Name of key/compensated personV Susan Cook    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org001.00    
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    
Corney, Jeffrey
TitleExecutive Director    
Name of key/compensated personJeffrey Corney    
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrue    
Average hours per week working for org040.00    
Reportable compensation from org$84,160.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$27,015.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Dafler, Jeffrey
Title1st Vice President    
Name of key/compensated personJeffrey Dafler    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Current officerTrue    
Average hours per week working for org001.00    
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    
Dolan, Alan
TitleTrustee    
Name of key/compensated personAlan R Dolan    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org001.00    
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    
Film, George
TitleTrustee    
Name of key/compensated personGeorge Film    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org001.00    
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    
Fink, Walter
TitleTrustee    
Name of key/compensated personWalter Fink    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org001.00    
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    
Humphrey, John
TitleMember-at-Large    
Name of key/compensated personJohn Humphrey    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Current officerTrue    
Average hours per week working for org001.00    
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    
Jelinek, James
TitleTrustee    
Name of key/compensated personJames Jelinek    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org001.00    
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    
Kenny, Judy
TitleMember-at-Large    
Name of key/compensated personJudy Kenny    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Current officerTrue    
Average hours per week working for org001.00    
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    
Lewis, Lola
TitleTrustee    
Name of key/compensated personLola Lewis    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org001.00    
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    
Loveless, Marilyn
TitleTrustee    
Name of key/compensated personMarilyn D Loveless    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org001.00    
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    
Mast, Gina
TitleAccountant    
Name of key/compensated personGina Mast    
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrue    
Average hours per week working for org020.00    
Reportable compensation from org$21,992.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$1,100.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Nussbaum, Arlene
TitleSecretary    
Name of key/compensated personArlene Nussbaum    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Current officerTrue    
Average hours per week working for org001.00    
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    
Pound, John
TitleTreasurer    
Name of key/compensated personJohn Pound    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Current officerTrue    
Average hours per week working for org001.00    
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    
Reed, Monty
TitleTrustee    
Name of key/compensated personMonty Reed    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org001.00    
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    
Regula, Tim
TitleTrustee    
Name of key/compensated personTim Regula    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org001.00    
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    
Shedlarz, Robert
TitleTrustee    
Name of key/compensated personRobert J Shedlarz    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org001.00    
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    
Shernit, Rich
TitlePresident    
Name of key/compensated personRich Shernit    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Current officerTrue    
Average hours per week working for org001.00    
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    
Suppan, Marchelle
TitleTrustee    
Name of key/compensated personMarchelle Suppan    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org001.00    
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    
Wright, Ek
TitleTrustee    
Name of key/compensated personEK Ed Wright    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org001.00    
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    
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesThe Wilderness Center, a 501c3 nonprofit, has been connecting members of the community with nature, educating people of all ages, conserving natural resources, and practicing environmental stewardship since 1964.    
Program service expenses, total$803,520.00    
Programs, including revenue & expenses
The Wilderness Center TWC education programs consists of formal and informal programming which served over 14,000 participants during our fiscal year ended June 30, 2017. Formal programs include public and private schools, youth groups and adult organizations. The education department served about 9,300 participants in over 500 formal programs. Informal programming serves TWC members and the general public. Staff, TWC clubs and volunteers served about 4,500 people in 307 informal programs.
Program expenses$297,302.00    
Program revenue$41,924.00    
Program descriptionThe Wilderness Center TWC education programs consists of formal and informal programming which served over 14,000 participants during our fiscal year ended June 30, 2017. Formal programs include public and private schools, youth groups and adult organizations. The education department served about 9,300 participants in over 500 formal programs. Informal programming serves TWC members and the general public. Staff, TWC clubs and volunteers served about 4,500 people in 307 informal programs.    
The Wilderness Centers facilities include an Interpretive Building containing classrooms, meeting rooms, exhibits, a wildlife observation room and a bookstore/gift shop. TWCs Astronomy Education Building houses an observatory and the Fred F. Silk Planetarium. TWC offers 10 miles of hiking trails, 3 picnic shelters and an observation tower for the publics enjoyment and enrichment. TWC is also home to a Nature Playscape and a Native Plant Nursery.
Program expenses$305,338.00    
Program descriptionThe Wilderness Centers facilities include an Interpretive Building containing classrooms, meeting rooms, exhibits, a wildlife observation room and a bookstore/gift shop. TWCs Astronomy Education Building houses an observatory and the Fred F. Silk Planetarium. TWC offers 10 miles of hiking trails, 3 picnic shelters and an observation tower for the publics enjoyment and enrichment. TWC is also home to a Nature Playscape and a Native Plant Nursery.    
The Wilderness Centers land protection and conservation programs continued to grow during our fiscal year ended June 30, 2017. TWC currently protects more than 3,600 acres of forest, prairie and farmland and more than 13 miles of streams throughout a seven-county area. The Center currenly owns in fee 2,300 acres and holds conservation easements on 1,195 acres. TWC Consulting Forestry currently maintains management plans for more than 18,000 acres. TWC has introduced a program known as the Community Watershed Conservation Partnership CWCP which will provide land owners with a way to protect, enhance or restore wildlife habitat on their property through the use of non-binding agreements.
Program expenses$200,880.00    
Program revenue$77,949.00    
Program descriptionThe Wilderness Centers land protection and conservation programs continued to grow during our fiscal year ended June 30, 2017. TWC currently protects more than 3,600 acres of forest, prairie and farmland and more than 13 miles of streams throughout a seven-county area. The Center currenly owns in fee 2,300 acres and holds conservation easements on 1,195 acres. TWC Consulting Forestry currently maintains management plans for more than 18,000 acres. TWC has introduced a program known as the Community Watershed Conservation Partnership CWCP which will provide land owners with a way to protect, enhance or restore wildlife habitat on their property through the use of non-binding agreements.    
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$1,231,384.00    
Revenue from contributions (total)$620,906.00$293,689.00$803,537.00$3,588,551.00$350,921.00
Revenue from noncash contributions$363,876.00    
Investment income, current yr$353,074.00    
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$620,906.00    
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00    
Other revenue, current yr$137,531.00    
Program service revenue (total)$119,873.00$120,196.00$22,567.00$45,782.00$53,026.00
Gross receipts$1,287,501.00    
Sources of contributions
Contributions revenue from membership dues$78,415.00    
Revenue from all other contributions$542,491.00    
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$54,305.00    
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$187,700.00    
Net rental income$21,040.00$18,445.00$20,458.00$21,792.00$17,520.00
Net income from fundraising events$44,621.00    
Net inventory sales (total)$17,565.00    
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$1,004,400.00    
Total functional expenses: program service $803,520.00    
Total functional expenses: management and general$150,660.00    
Total functional expenses: fundraising$50,220.00    
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total)$0.00    
Legal fees (total)$0.00    
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00    
General management fees (total)$0.00    
Investment management fees (total)$0.00    
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$15,626,672.00$17,435,561.00$17,752,798.00$16,685,136.00$13,149,943.00
Total assets, beginning of year$14,958,688.00    
Total liabilities$49,928.00$47,693.00$60,650.00$41,480.00$40,213.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$44,376.00    
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$11,352,084.00    
Temporarily restricted net assets$389,107.00    
Permanently restricted net assets, end of yr$3,835,553.00    
Net assets$15,576,744.00    
Net assets, beginning of year$14,914,312.00    
Intangible assets$29,750.00    
Other assets$985.00    
Investments: other securities$463,463.00    
Investments: publicly traded securities$7,578,418.00    
Cash: non-interest bearing$490,928.00    
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$599,692.00    
Inventories for sale or use$18,868.00    
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$226,984.00    
Advertising (total)$5,246.00    
Accounts receivable, net$1,617.00    
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$19,311.00    
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$16,915.00    
Deferred revenue$33,013.00    
Total net assets or fund balances$15,576,744.00    
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$198,654.00    
Payment to affiliates$0.00    
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members20    
Number of independent voting members20    
Financial sheets auditedTrue    
Audit on consolidated basisTrue    
Accrual accountingTrue    
Tax year start date2016-07-01    
Tax year end date2017-06-012015-06-012014-06-012013-06-012012-06-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990    
Date e-filing submitted2018-01-11    
IRS schema version2016v3.0    
Filing identifier201713269349300011    
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