THE WHATCOM LITERACY COUNCIL

Address
PO BOX 1292
BELLINGHAM, WA 98227
Contact
Website: http://www.whatcomliteracy.org
Phone: +1 (360) 752-8678
Nonprofit
NTEE: B60 - Adult, Continuing Education
EIN: 91-1220307

Mission

TUTOR RECRUITMENT, TRAINING AND SUPPORT, STUDENT RECRUITMENT, LEARNING PLAN, MATCHING STUDENT TO TUTOR PAIR. IN 2016, WLC COORDINATED 12,000 VOLUNTEER HOURS AND SERVED 909 LEARNERS.
 20162015201420132012
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1978
Metropolitan statistical area0860
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$61,965.00$59,246.00$56,100.00$56,215.00$33,300.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation  $56,100.00$56,215.00$33,300.00
Number of employees981086
Number of people compensated >$100k  0  
Number of volunteers1001007560 
Personnel
Airoldi, Joan
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORPRESIDENT
Name of key/compensated personJOAN AIROLDIJOAN AIROLDIJOAN AIROLDIJOAN AIROLDIJOAN AIROLDI
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Current officer    True
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00001.00002.00
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
Average hours per week working for related orgs 0.000.00  
Baacke, Cliff
Title DIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person CLIFF BAACKECLIFF BAACKECLIFF BAACKECLIFF BAACKE
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org 1.001.00001.00001.00
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
Average hours per week working for related orgs 0.000.00  
Clark, Raina
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personRAINA CLARKRAINA CLARKRAINA CLARKRAINA CLARK 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00001.00 
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 
Average hours per week working for related orgs 0.000.00  
Collins, Jennifer
TitleTREASURERDIRECTORDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personJENNIFER COLLINSJENNIFER COLLINSJENNIFER COLLINS  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org2.001.001.00  
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  
Average hours per week working for related orgs 0.000.00  
Eifrig, Kate
TitleSECRETARYDIRECTORDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personKATE EIFRIGKATE EIFRIGKATE EIFRIG  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org2.001.001.00  
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  
Average hours per week working for related orgs 0.000.00  
Eschliman, Joyce
TitlePRESIDENTTREASURERTREASURERTREASURERTREASURER
Name of key/compensated personJOYCE ESCHLIMANJOYCE ESCHLIMANJOYCE ESCHLIMANJOYCE ESCHLIMANJOYCE ESCHLIMAN
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue TrueTrue
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.00002.00002.00
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
Average hours per week working for related orgs 0.000.00  
Fathali, Heather
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personHEATHER FATHALIHEATHER FATHALIHEATHER FATHALI  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00  
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  
Average hours per week working for related orgs 0.000.00  
Freimund, Katherine
Title  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOREXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person  KATHERINE FREIMUNDKATHERINE FREIMUND 
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org  40.00040.00 
Reportable compensation from org  $56,100.00$56,215.00 
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 
Average hours per week working for related orgs  0.00  
Halme, David
TitleVICE PRESIDEDIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated personDAVID HALMEDAVID HALME   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue   
Average hours per week working for org2.001.00   
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   
Average hours per week working for related orgs 0.00   
Henniger, Mike
Title VICE PRESIDEVICE PRESIDENTVICE PRESDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person MIKE HENNIGERMIKE HENNIGERMIKE HENNIGERMIKE HENNIGER
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True TrueTrue
Current officer TrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org 2.002.00002.00001.00
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
Average hours per week working for related orgs 0.000.00  
Hopcroft, Leo
TitleDIRECTORSECRETARYSECRETARYDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personLEO HOPCROFTLEO HOPCROFTLEO HOPCROFTLEO HOPCROFTLEO HOPCROFT
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue TrueTrue
Current officer TrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org1.002.002.00001.00001.00
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
Average hours per week working for related orgs 0.000.00  
Kershner, Kate
Title DIRECTORDIRECTORSECRETARY 
Name of key/compensated person KATE KERSHNERKATE KERSHNERKATE KERSHNER 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrue 
Current officer   True 
Average hours per week working for org 1.001.00002.00 
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 
Average hours per week working for related orgs 0.000.00  
Lagen, Valerie
TitleDIRECTORPRESIDENTPRESIDENTPRESIDENTSECRETARY
Name of key/compensated personVALERIE LAGENVALERIE LAGENVALERIE LAGENVALERIE LAGENVALERIE LAGEN
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrue TrueTrue
Current officer TrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.002.002.00002.00002.00
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
Average hours per week working for related orgs 0.000.00  
Myers, Rachel
Title    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    RACHEL MYERS
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org    040.00
Reportable compensation from org    $33,300.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Ortmeyer, Jennifer
Title    VICE PRES
Name of key/compensated person    JENNIFER ORTMEYER
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Current officer    True
Average hours per week working for org    002.00
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
Smith, Guy
Title    DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    GUY SMITH
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    001.00
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
Smith, Lauren
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personLAUREN SMITH    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
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    
Squillante, Todd
Title DIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person TODD SQUILLANTETODD SQUILLANTETODD SQUILLANTE 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director TrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org 1.001.00001.00 
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 
Average hours per week working for related orgs 0.000.00  
Stafford, Holly
Title   DIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person   HOLLY STAFFORDHOLLY STAFFORD
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   001.00001.00
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
Wright, Deb
Title    DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    DEB WRIGHT
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    001.00
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 activitiesTO TEACH ADULTS TO READ, WRITE AND SPEAK ENGLISH.TO TEACH ADULTS TO READ, WRITE AND SPEAK ENGLISH.TO TEACH ADULTS TO READ, WRITE AND SPEAK ENGLISHTEACH ADULTS TO READ, WRITE AND SPEAK ENGLISHTEACH ADULTS TO READ, WRITE AND SPEAK ENGLISH
Program service expenses, total$119,830.00$114,121.00$115,397.00$127,847.00$144,349.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
TUTOR RECRUITMENT, TRAINING AND SUPPORT, STUDENT RECRUITMENT, LEARNING PLAN, MATCHING STUDENT TO TUTOR PAIR. IN 2016, WLC COORDINATED 12,000 VOLUNTEER HOURS AND SERVED 909 LEARNERS.
Program expenses$119,830.00$114,121.00$115,397.00$127,847.00$144,349.00
Program descriptionTUTOR RECRUITMENT, TRAINING AND SUPPORT, STUDENT RECRUITMENT, LEARNING PLAN, MATCHING STUDENT TO TUTOR PAIR. IN 2016, WLC COORDINATED 12,000 VOLUNTEER HOURS AND SERVED 909 LEARNERS.TUTOR RECRUITMENT, TRAINING AND SUPPORT, STUDENT RECRUITMENT, LEARNING PLAN, MATCHING STUDENT TO TUTOR PAIR. IN 2015, WLC COORDINATED 10,800 VOLUNTEER HOURS FOR LITERACY AND SERVED 818 LEARNERS.TUTOR RECRUITMENT, TRAINING AND SUPPORT, STUDENT RECRUITMENT, LEARNING PLAN, MATCHING STUDENT TO TURO PAIR, IN 2014 WLC COORDINATED 8,100 VOLUNTEER HOURS FOR LITERACY AND SERVED 753 LEARNERSTUTOR RECRUITMENT, TRAINING AND SUPPORT, STUDENT RECRUITMENT, LEARNING PLAN, MATCHING STUDENT TO TUTOR PAIR. IN 2012, WLC COORDINATED 12,000 VOLUNTEER HOURS FOR LITERACY AND SERVED 523 LEARNERSTUTOR RECRUITMENT, TRAINING AND SUPPORT, STUDENT RECRUITMENT, LEARNING PLAN, MATCHING STUDENT TO TUTOR PAIR. IN 2012, WLC COORDINATED 12,000 VOLUNTEER HOURS FOR LITERACY AND SERVED 523 LEARNERS
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$249,869.00$199,974.00$179,862.00$143,785.00$127,586.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$216,584.00$168,628.00$175,896.00$116,110.00$119,187.00
Investment income, current yr$2,495.00$2,616.00$3,966.00$9,494.00$8,399.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$216,584.00$168,628.00$175,896.00$116,110.00$119,187.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$30,790.00$28,730.00$0.00$18,001.00$0.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue  $0.00  
Program service revenue (total) $0.00$0.00$180.00$0.00
Gross receipts$250,731.00$208,026.00$187,673.00$321,496.00$135,297.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from federated campaigns $32,309.00$32,599.00  
Revenue from fundraising events$38,894.00$33,523.00$52,295.00$26,145.00$51,134.00
Revenue from gov't grants$32,000.00$73,198.00  $2,643.00
Revenue from all other contributions$145,690.00$29,598.00$91,002.00$89,965.00$65,410.00
Other types of revenue
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$3,584.00$2,616.00$3,530.00$2,071.00$8,399.00
Net rental income $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Net income from fundraising events$30,790.00$28,730.00 $18,001.00 
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$160,953.00$155,606.00$155,887.00$172,635.00$171,969.00
Total functional expenses: program service $119,830.00$114,121.00$115,397.00$127,847.00$144,349.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$29,087.00$29,949.00$30,192.00$35,333.00$19,358.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$12,036.00$11,536.00$10,298.00$9,455.00$8,262.00
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total)   $0.00$0.00
Legal fees (total)   $0.00$0.00
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
General management fees (total)   $0.00$0.00
Investment management fees (total) $1,393.00$947.00$1,383.00$0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$285,108.00$193,651.00$151,463.00$135,602.00$159,033.00
Total assets, beginning of year$193,651.00$151,463.00$135,602.00$159,033.00$203,416.00
Total liabilities$2,676.00$2,839.00$2,198.00$1,830.00$0.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$2,839.00$2,198.00$1,830.00  
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$282,432.00$190,812.00   
Net assets$282,432.00$190,812.00$149,265.00$133,772.00$159,033.00
Net assets, beginning of year$190,812.00$149,265.00$133,772.00$159,033.00$203,416.00
Other assets   $66,452.00$151,711.00
Investments: publicly traded securities$163,664.00$97,887.00$84,010.00  
Cash: non-interest bearing$94,476.00$68,817.00$40,876.00$43,274.00$6,145.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$68,817.00$40,876.00$43,274.00$6,145.00$40,252.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$88,916.00$44,368.00$23,975.00-$28,850.00-$44,383.00
Advertising (total)   $0.00$1,405.00
Savings & temp cash investment$25,613.00$25,592.00$25,565.00$25,529.00 
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$1,355.00$1,355.00$1,355.00  
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$2,676.00$2,839.00$2,198.00$1,830.00 
Total net assets or fund balances$282,432.00$190,812.00$149,265.00$133,772.00$159,033.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization  $345.00$830.00$978.00
Payment to affiliates   $0.00$0.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members1013101010
Number of independent voting members1013101010
Cash 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 submitted2017-10-272016-12-222015-08-142014-09-222013-07-16
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v2.12014v5.02013v3.12012v2.2
Filing identifier201722149349300987201621349349306427201531349349309048201431259349301843201331489349300753
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