During 2012, the Foundation commissioned and completed an updated structure report as a follow up to the Historic Structure Report of 1994. The work outlined in the long-range preservation plan of the original report has been completed. The 2012 report contains a long-range plan that assures continuity and comprehensiveness in the Foundation’s mission of preservation. In addition, 2012 saw the completion of exterior painting of the church building and cleaning and sealing of its extensive brick wall. The museum continued to update both physical and digital presentations. The Research Department embarked on a project to digitize and catalog its library of research volumes and original documents and maps. Strong financial results bolstered by the recovery and growth in the financial markets and donor support continues to sustain the Foundation’s mission.
In 2013 and beyond the Foundation will embark on the completion of the work sighted in the 2012 Structure Report. Immediate priorities include extensive repairs, or possible replacement, of the century old slate roof and addressing drainage issues impacting the church’s foundation. The Education Program will expand its efforts to provide history programs in a relevant and enticing format to the students of the Northern Neck of Virginia and Foundation visitors. Technology will provide the methods to enhance the experience both on campus and through Internet access around the world. Research will continue the digitization project and many research projects and publications currently in progress.
An active education program serves approximately 1,000 school children and includes special tours and after-school programs. The foundation also conducts periodic teachers’ institutes, offers seminars and workshops to the community, conducts special tours for college and graduate school students, architects, preservationists, archaeologists and historians, and provides continuing education for its corps of 250 volunteers.
Researches have produced many significant publications and maintain a database containing over 39,000 records of Carter descendants.
The foundation has completed extensive archaeology uncovering many objects displayed in the museum. The foundation has in place plans for additional archaeology as and when funds become available.
The Campus includes the Church, an 18thcentury mode herb garden, a modern-day burial ground, the Carter Reception Center, Chase Administrative Center and Bayne Conference Center all set on 36 acres of land.
The Church is open to visitors daily and in 2012, 13,570 people visited the site. The Church is available to community organizations for special services and couples and families of any denomination may arrange to use the church for weddings, funerals and baptismal services.
Today, a staff of four fulltime professionals works with over 250 volunteers who serve on the Foundation’s board of directors and committees, function as docents, receptionists and researchers, guide the preservation of the Church; manage the care of the grounds and gardens, run the gift shop and lead marketing and publications efforts.
Each year, the foundation board reviews and carries forward its strategic plan, designed to align with its stated mission, vision and objectives. The annual budget is supported by contributions, grants and revenues from invested assets.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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