By Margaret Magnus
The following is a financial overview for fiscal year (FY) 2012-2013 which started July 1, 2012 and ended June 30, 2013.
In the Fall, Meher Mount kicks off an Annual Fund Campaign to raise funds to support day-to-day operations.
Thank you to the donors and volunteers who helped Meher Mount raise $32,259 for this year's Annual Fund.
The Annual Fund Committee included: Margaret Magnus, chair; Nancy Pinckert, design; Wayne Myers and Samantha Bridger, donations; Tim Hurley, database; and Phonathon volunteers, Sam Ervin, Sarah Dwyer, Richard Mannis, Jim Whitson, Ron Holsey, and Mark Bonnlander.
There was an additional $2,898 in on-site cash donations from visitors.
Expenses were $27,683 for a net $7,474 to be set aside for the emergency Operating Reserve Fund.
The Salesforce Foundation renewed its annual $15,000 grant for use of the cloud-based Salesforce.com Constituent Relationship Management software.
This software is used to manage the mailing list, track donations, and better understand Meher Mount's constituency.
Of the $4,514 donated for in-kind goods and services, $1,753 of that included 33 tools to help inaugurate the newly constructed Workshop which had its ribbon-cutting during the Anniversary Celebration August 4, 2012.
Thank you for responding to this special appeal to "finish" the Workshop by donating the tools that help the Manager/Caretakers and other volunteers take care of Meher Mount.
MASTER PLAN FUNDS
After completing the Workshop for $123,668, finishing the major work on the Topa Topa Patio for $21,689, spending $7,500 to start the driveway/parking lot paving, and with a net of $44,898 in the southern boundary dispute, the year ended with $50,694 in the Master Plan Fund.
PHOTO: Donated tools for the newly completed Workshop at Meher Mount - August 2012. (Margaret Magnus photo.)