Brucemore Releases 2021 Annual Report

Brucemore released the organization’s Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2021 in early September, recognizing the challenges and successes for the most recently completed fiscal year of April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021. The report highlights the organization’s responses to the pandemic and derecho crises, and provides insight into efforts to reimagine programming while investing in preservation of the estate. Click here to read the report.

The Annual Report acknowledges the individuals, businesses, and foundations who donated treasure and time in support of Brucemore’s mission to inspire the community with history, preservation, and the arts. “Ultimately, Brucemore is a resource for the community – and in 2020, the community was here for Brucemore as well,” said Executive Director David Janssen.

The report acknowledges over 1,000 donors who gave annual contributions as well as those who gave to Pride & Preservation, a capital campaign that exceeded its $5 million goal in December of 2020. In particular, Brucemore was the grateful recipient of several emergency grants through federal, state, and local sources. This funding allowed continued operations, programming, and preservation during a time with restricted visitation and revenue sources.

The report includes an in depth look at the derecho recovery process, the Artisan Studio, the award-winning Feed Iowa First partnership, and preservation updates. The stories reflect overcoming repeated challenges to thrive and inspire.

Brucemore released its first Annual Report in 1982. Reports from recent years are available online. Click here to view.

Brucemore is grateful to Mercy Medical Center for printing the FY2021 Annual Report.