Panel Report Museum Level 3 (B)

Memorandum

TO: Florida Council on Arts and Culture
FROM: Sarah Stage, Panel Chair
DATE: August 26, 2015
SUBJECT:

Museum Level 3 (B) Panel, Meeting Report and Recommendations

The Museum Level 3 (B) grant panel meeting was held via teleconference on August 26, 2015. Twenty-nine (29) eligible applications were reviewed and twenty-eight (28) applications were recommended for funding.

A complete list of all reviewed applications, with the request amounts and final scores, is provided in the following sections.

Panel comment was as follows:

There were no panel comments.

Public comment was as follows:

There were no public comments.

Panel Biographies

Brynne Anne Besio

Manatee County

 

  • Executive Director, South Florida Museum and Bishop Planetarium, Bradenton, Florida
  • Previously a geologist for both Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Amoco Production Company
  • Prior non-profit program management, training, marketing, recruitment, and volunteer management for three different Girl Scout Councils (Denver, Valley Forge, Philadelphia); former Chief Operating Officer, Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Sarasota
  • M.S., Geochemistry, University of Colorado at Boulder; B.S., Geology, University of California at Davis

Pam Coffman

Volusia County

  • Curator of Education, Deland Museum of Art, Deland, Florida
  • Previously, Art Instructor and Department Chair of Fine and Performing Arts, Oviedo High School; Adjunct Professor or Art, Seminole Community College, Oviedo Campus
  • Received State of Florida High School Art Educator the Year; Oviedo High School Teach of the Year, and Seminole County Art Educator of the Year
  • B.A., Rollins College; M.S., Art Education and Studio Art, Florida State University

Russell Daws

Leon County

  • Executive Director/CEO, Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Previously, Director of Education, Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Board Member, Florida Restaurant Lodging Association; Past President, Board of Directors and Past Board Chairman, Current Board member and Past President Florida Association of Museums; Past Chairman, Leon County Tourist Development Council
  • B.S., Wabash College

Melissa Kendrick

Monroe County

  • President/CEO, Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society, Key West, Florida. Employed here since 1991 she has served as special projects manager, CFO, COO, and interim director
  • Previously, Bank Officer, Citibank
  • Immediate Past President of the Florida Association of Museums (FAM) and is a FAM representative to the IMLS funded Connecting to Collections Steering Committee and the IMLS funded Museums United 2 Steering Committee,  was Twice President of the KW Chamber of Commerce, 9 years on Key West Tourist Development Council (5 years as chairman), currently serves as the board chairman for Historic Florida Keys Foundation, and is a Steering Committee member for the National Association of State Museum Associations (NASMA).
  • B.S., Finance, New York University 

Sunshine Lewis

Bio not yet available.

Laura MacDermeid

Palm Beach County

  • Grants and Sponsorships Manager, Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Palm Beach Florida
  • 30 years of experience as a program director, funder, and grants manager at organizations such as the Huntington Historical Society (NY), LaGuardia Community College (NY), the Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, and the Armory Art Center (West Palm Beach)
  • Previously served as a volunteer for the Youth Services Committee (Community Board 6, Brooklyn), Youth Arts Festival Committee (Sunnyside, Queens), and Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse
  • B.A., Social Studies Education, Wake Forest University; graduate studies, Hunter College; graduate of the Grantsmanship Institute Seminar, College/City University of New York

Kellen Nixon

Orange County

  • Deputy Director of Development, Museum of Science and Industry, Tampa, Florida
  • Previously, Director of Educational Development, Orlando Science Center, Orlando, Florida
  • M.P.A., Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Sara Van Arsdel

Orange County

  • Previously, Executive Director, Orange County Regional History Center and Historical Society of Central Florida
  • 2001 Southeast Museum Conference Leadership Award; 2002 Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects Bob Graham Architectural Awareness Award; 2005 Outstanding Achievement in the Arts Award by the Women’s Executive Council; 2006 Orlando Magazine 25 most influential people in the arts
  • Serves on the Florida Association of Museums Board
  • B.A., Anthropology with a minor in History, East Carolina University; studied at Museum Management Institute at the University of California at Berkeley, sponsored by the John Paul Getty Trust

Panel Recommendations

Date & Time August 26, 2015 9:00 AM - to conclusion
Application Types

GPS - Discipline-Based (Museum): Level 3

This list contains the panel recommendations to the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. This is not a final funding recommendation. Panel review is step 2 in a 4 step review process.

# App Num Applicant
Project Title
County
Application Type Request Recommendation Avg Score
1 17.6.170.128 University of Florida
Alachua County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 95.143
2 17.6.170.473 The DeEtte Holden Cummer Museum Foundation, Inc.
Duval County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 95.143
3 17.6.170.455 Orlando Science Center, Inc.
Orange County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 94.714
4 17.6.170.304 Jorge M. Pérez Art Museum of Miami-Dade County, Inc.
Miami-Dade County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 94.286
5 17.6.170.471 Museum of Science and History of Jacksonville, Inc.
Duval County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 94.143
6 17.6.170.100 Miami-Dade County
Miami-Dade County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 93.571
7 17.6.170.116 Museum of Fine Arts of St. Petersburg, Florida, Inc.
Pinellas County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 93.571
8 17.6.170.395 Zoo Miami Foundation
Miami-Dade County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 93.429
9 17.6.170.117 Museum of Discovery and Science, Inc.
Broward County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 93.000
10 17.6.170.402 East Coast Zoological Society of Florida, Inc.
Brevard County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 92.857
11 17.6.170.367 Orlando Museum of Art, Inc.
Orange County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 92.714
12 17.6.170.146 University of Florida
Alachua County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 92.571
13 17.6.170.493 Boca Raton Museum of Art, Inc.
Palm Beach County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 92.429
14 17.6.170.330 Great Explorations, Inc.
Pinellas County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$130,000 $130,000 92.000
15 17.6.170.523 Maitland Art and History Association, Inc.
Orange County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$106,408 $106,408 92.000
16 17.6.170.147 The Saint Augustine Lighthouse and Museum
St. Johns County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 91.571
17 17.6.170.397 Friends of the Bass Museum, Inc.
Miami-Dade County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 91.000
18 17.6.170.389 Polk Museum of Art, Inc.
Polk County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 90.571
19 17.6.170.346 Albin Polasek Foundation, Inc.
Orange County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$140,000 $140,000 89.571
20 17.6.170.514 Florida International University Foundation, Inc.
Miami-Dade County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$137,240 $137,240 89.571
21 17.6.170.448 Pensacola Museum of Art, Inc.
Escambia County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$108,882 $108,882 89.286
22 17.6.170.497 Nova Southeastern University
Broward County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 89.286
23 17.6.170.191 Rollins College
Orange County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$100,000 $100,000 88.571
24 17.6.170.193 South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, Inc.
Palm Beach County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$75,000 $75,000 88.429
25 17.6.170.341 University of Miami
Miami-Dade County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$65,000 $65,000 88.286
26 17.6.170.530 Key West Art and Historical Society, Inc.
Monroe County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 87.833
27 17.6.170.158 The Tampa Bay History Center, Inc.
Hillsborough County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 86.857
28 17.6.170.483 Golisano Children's Museum of Naples
Collier County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$150,000 $150,000 86.714
29 17.6.170.337 Valiant Air Command, Inc.
Brevard County
GPS: Discipline-Based
Museum (Level 3)
$25,000 $0 79.143