Ethan Allen Institute

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The Ethan Allen Institute(EAI) is a free-market think tank based in Vermont. The Institute states as its mission "to influence public policy in Vermont by helping its people to better understand and put into practice the fundamentals of a free society: individual liberty, private property, competitive free enterprise, limited government, strong local communities, personal responsibility, and expanded opportunity for human endeavor."[1] The Ethan Allen Institute is a member of the State Policy Network (SPN) and promotes being part of the group, "we are one of fifty-plus similar but independent state-level, public policy organizations around the country which exchange ideas and information through the State Policy Network."[2]

Funding

EAI received $50,000 from Donors Capital Fund in 2010. According to its 2006 IRS annual filing, the Cato Institute contributed $50,000 to the Ethan Allen Institute.[3]

Core Financials

2014[4]:

  • Total Revenue: $163,906
  • Total Expenses: $154,718
  • Net Assets: $22,101

2013[5]:

  • Total Revenue: $201,018
  • Total Expenses: $224,290
  • Net Assets: $19,748

2012[6]:

  • Total Revenue: $106,719
  • Total Expenses: $157,503
  • Net Assets: $43,021

2011[7]:

  • Total Revenue: $173,781.00
  • Total Expenses: $113,223.00
  • Net Assets: $93,805.00

2010[8]:

  • Total Revenue: $160,370.00
  • Total Expenses: $180,953.00
  • Net Assets: $63,247.00

2009[9]:

  • Total Revenue: $146,885.00
  • Total Expenses: $170,157.00
  • Net Assets: $90,497.00

Personnel

As of August 2016:[2]

Staff

  • Rob Roper, President
  • John McClaughry, Vice President

Board of Directors

  • Tom Breuer, Owner, Breuer & Co. software services
  • Catherine Clark, Attorney
  • John Cueman, Retired
  • John Goodrich, former Chairman AIV
  • Anne McClaughry, EAI Secretary Treasurer
  • Jack McMullen, partner, Cambridge Meridian Group
  • Rob Roper, President, Ethan Allen Institute
  • William R. Sayre, Duncan Hermanson Co.
  • Wendy Wilton, Rutland City Treasurer

Contact Details

Ethan Allen Institute
P.O. Box 543
Montpelier, VT 05601
Phone: 802-695-1448
Fax: 802-695-1436
Website: http://www.ethanallen.org/
Email: eai@ethanallen.org
Twitter: https://twitter.com/eaivt
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EthanAllenInstitute

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References

  1. Ethan Allen Institute, About Us, organizational website, accessed December 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ethan Allen Institute, About Us, organizational website, accessed August 2016.
  3. Cato Institute, 2006 IRS Form 990, organizational tax filing, 2006, pages 19-23.
  4. Ethan Allen Institute, 2014 IRS 990 Form, Ethan Allen Institute, May 14, 2015.
  5. Ethan Allen Institute, 2013 IRS 990 Form, Ethan Allen Institute, May 13, 2014.
  6. Ethan Allen Institute, 2012 IRS 990 Form, Ethan Allen Institute, August 13, 2013.
  7. Ethan Allen Institute, IRS form 990, 2011. GuideStar.
  8. Ethan Allen Institute, IRS form 990, 2010. GuideStar.
  9. Ethan Allen Institute, IRS form 990, 2009. GuideStar.