VISION

To enable the Lynden Pioneer Museum to be present in the community for generations to come by providing the financial wherewithal to do so.

MISSION STATEMENT

To provide long-term financial support to the Lynden Pioneer Museum through the accumulation, investment and management of funds in order to encourage the preservation and display of the cultures of our community's history.

501(C)(3)

Non-profit status: The LPM Endowment Foundation has been established as a tax-exempt corporation organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, or its statutory successor for the purpose of benefiting the community by providing financial support to the Lynden Heritage Foundation.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Richard H. Decima (Chair)     Position #1    Term: 1/2018-12/2020

Gordon Plotts (V. Chair)   Position #2   Term: 1/2017-12/2019

Troy Luginbill (Secretary)   Position #3   Term: 1/2018-12/2020

COMMITTEES

STANDING COMMITTEES

The Corporation shall have two standing committees - the Planned Giving Committee and the Trust and Investment Committee.

POLICIES

The LPM Endowment Foundation operates according to a number of policies that address personal conflicts of interest. 

State and federal laws pertaining to endowments and a desire for absolute transparency.

INVESTMENT POLICY

The Trust and Investment Committee (TIC) of the LPM Endowment Foundation (EF) is a permanent committee of the EF and is charged with the responsibility for the management of invested funds.

RESTRICTED & UNRESTRICTED ASSETS

Endowments are defined as funds "used to accumulate those assets that have been given to the museum (LPM EF) on the condition that the principal of the gift is to be kept intact and that only the investment income it produces can be used to meet the museum's (LPM EF's) needs". This definition confirms the intent of endowment funds: they are investment vehicles whose principal is never touched and will continue in perpetuity. 

Accounting standards for non-profit organizations have been mandated by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). These standards require non-profit organizations to report assets and statements of activity under three funds: Unrestricted, Temporarily Restricted and Permanently Restricted.

INSURANCE

The LPM Endowment Foundation holds all necessary liability & fiduciary insurances necessary to protect the invested assets.

PUBLIC INSPECTION OF RECORDS

LPM Endowment Foundation adheres to all sections: 
    RCW 42.56 public records act 
    RCW 24.03 nonprofit corporation act 
for inspection of and copying of records. 

To inspect or copy records please visit the contact us page to contact us or email us an inquiry.

(360) 354-3675

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