FY2019 Annual Report

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FY2019 Annual Report

Chewonki By the Numbers

Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report

Chewonki Trustees and Advisors

Officers of the Board

Chair of the Board
Roseanne Saalfield

Vice-Chairs of the Board
Alyssa M. Pei, Michael Fleisher

Treasurer of the Board
Jeff Eberle

Clerk of the Board
Julius Alexander

Secretary of the Foundation
Anne Schlitt

President of the Foundation
Willard Morgan

Trustees

Julius Alexander
Laura Appell-Warren
D. Scott Beebe, Jr.
Davis Benedict
Kevin Connors
Jeffrey L. Eberle
Michael Fleisher
Jay Gudebski
André Heard
Gordon Hall III
Richard Krantz
Rebecca E. Marvil
J. Bailey McCallum
Suzanne McGinn
Elizabeth Mygatt
Alyssa Pei
M.T. Charkie Quarcoo
Susan T. Rodriguez
Roseanne Saalfield
Karen Scheu
Joseph C. Selle
Dan Townley
John Warren

Honorary Trustees

Harwood Ellis, Jr.
Robert L. Elmore, Jr.
William B. Hetzel, Jr.
Kevin W. Kennedy
Joshua D. Marvil
Fay Lampert Shutzer
Gary Spiess
William B. Tyler
Jean T. Wilkinson

Advisors

Kenden Alfond
Edward Barker
Richard Barth
Bridget Besaw
Harold K. Burnett
Samuel C. Buttrick
E. Barton Chapin III
Darron Collins
Katharine (Kate) Coon
Paul A. Crowell
Theodore Deinard
Jeffrey Desjarlais
Isabelle de Trabuc Smith
Richard DiBianca
Kirstin G. Edelglass
K.C. Golden
Charles B. Gordy II
Genevieve E. Gudebski
Joshua Hahn
Danielle Heard
W. Donald Hudson, Jr.
Jim Justice
Enyi-Abal Koene

 

Gerrit Lansing
David Liebmann
Warren M. Little
Ariane Lotti
Lydia Maier
Erin Quinn Martin
Laird McCulloch
Carrie Judd Miller
Wylie L. Mitchell
Malin Pinsky
Stephen Chartey Quarcoo
B. Justin F. Reich
A. Sydney Roberts
Sophia Shaw
Claiborne B. Smith
Jasmine W. Smith
Elana Snow
Benjamin W. Spiess
Benjamin Thompson
David Vail
Dale C. Wright

Program Participation

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Chewonki Elementary and Middle School

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Camp Chewonki Wilderness Trips

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Chewonki Waypoint Program

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Debsconeag Lake Wilderness Camps

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Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki

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Chewonki Traveling Natural History

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Into the Wild

 

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Miles Canoed
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Miles Whitewater Kayaked
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Miles Skied and Snowshoed

Financial Aid

Thanks to the generous support of our community, we were able to provide over $1,217,609 in financial aid and program discounts in FY2019. Awards vary by program, but in general we are able to provide ~20% of our gross revenue back to the community in the form of financial assistance. 

We are committed to making Chewonki programs accessible to participants from every walk of life, from across our nation, and from around the world. Thank you for making this possible!

Energy Generation

Over the past year, Chewonki has significantly reduced its C02 emissions and increased production of solar electricity megawatts here on campus.

In 2015, Chewonki produced 20 megawatt hours (Mwh) of solar electricity. In 2019, we produced 116.37 MWh! Our carbon output last year has been likewise been reduced by 295.89 tons because of solar generation, and we’ve replaced the equivalent of 68.6 barrels of oil with good ole sunshine.

Output has reflected a snowy winter, wet spring, and gorgeous, sunny summer. If you’d like to learn more about our solar generation system, you can find real-time date online: https://revisionenergy.solarlog-web.net/chewonki/

Solar Energy Generated (MWh)
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019

Farm & Food Systems

Chickens

Total Chickens:

520

Turkeys

Total Turkeys:

8

Tomatoes

Total Tomatoes:

2470 lbs.

Firewood

Total cords of wood:

14.5

Onions

Total Onions:

1216 lbs.

Winter Squash

Total Winter Squash:

1525 lbs.

Horses

Total Horses:

2

Eggs

Total Eggs Gathered:

26,989

Carrots

Total Carrots:

975 lbs.

Cows

Total Cows:

10

Cucumbers

Total Cucumbers:

524 lbs.

Wool

Total Wool:

84 lbs.

Sheep

Total Sheep:

30

Yarn

Total Skeins of Yarn:

336

Milk

Total Milk:

1873 Gal.

Pigs

Total Pigs:

14

Potatoes

Total Potatoes:

2051 lbs.

Lettuce Mix

Total Lettuce Mix:

775 lbs.

Revenue & Expenses

FY2019 Total Revenue: $10,081,821

FY2019 Total Expenses: $7,090,440

Charitable Contributions

Designated and Unrestricted Giving: $1,579,480

Contributions to Special Projects: $3,091,521

Thank you!

FY19 was a record year for contributions to Chewonki, including several notable gifts to support our eastside campus expansion, and several renewal projects for participant and faculty housing. Thank you!

Total Contributions: $4,671,001

Total Donations: 1,464

Total Grant Awards: 6

Special Thanks to our FY2019 Grantors:

Aldermere Foundation

Baldwin Foundation

Elmina B. Sewall Foundation

Emanuel & Pauline Lerner Foundation

Nord Foundation

Quimby Family Foundation (subgrant from The Ecology School)

Endowment

Investing for the Long-Term

Thanks to dedicated giving by donors each year, sound management by our partners at Bath Savings Trust Company, and favorable market returns we have seen strong growth of the endowment in recent years. A strong endowment provides resiliency for Chewonki over time.

With Special Thanks to All of You!

We are only able to provide Chewonki programs because of a vast network of friends and alumni who contribute their time and resources each year. With your help, we will continue to inspire transformative growth, teach appreciation and stewardship of the natural world, and challenge people to build thriving, sustainable communities throughout their lives.