Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, Inc.
1900 W MacArthur St
Shawnee OK 74804
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Mabee-Gerrer Musuem of Art
Mission Statement Believing that art is for everyone, the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art enriches individual lives and enhances the entire community by empowering diverse patrons to engage with works of art from many cultures and time periods.
The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is one of the only arts institutions documenting the full history of Oklahoma artists from pre-statehood through contemporary times.
Contact Information
Contact Name Dane Pollei
Contact email
Address 1900 W MacArthur St
Shawnee, OK 74804
Phone (405) 878-5300
Fax 405-878-5133
County Pottawatomie County
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Your support aids us in preserving over six thousand artworks in the permanent collection, introducing new cultural artworks and artifacts to the public through temporary exhibitions, providing educational programs for students and life-long learners of all ages, and acting as a center of community activities. We are grateful for donations of all sizes.

There are many ways you can support MGMoA today:

Make an online donation, become a Member, make a gift in honor of a loved one, or leave a legacy with a planned gift.  Please explore the links at the right for more information or to donate today.  

To speak to a staff member in person about your options for supporting the Museum, please contact Tonya Ricks at 405.878.5604 or

Other Creative Ways to Support the Museum:

Donate to Allied Arts!
As an Allied Arts member, the MGMoA receives important support from this Oklahoma arts organization.

Make your purchases with an MGMoA Capital One Visa or MasterCard
1% of every purchase you make will be donated to the MGMoA!
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $504,971.00
Projected Expenses $533,838.00
History and Background
Former Names
Mabee-Gerrer Museum
Year Founded 1992
IRS Ruling Year 1992
State Registration Expiration Mar 2015
Mission Believing that art is for everyone, the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art enriches individual lives and enhances the entire community by empowering diverse patrons to engage with works of art from many cultures and time periods.
Background Founded in 1919, the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is one of the oldest museums in the state of Oklahoma. Father Gregory Gerrer, for whom the museum is named, was a Benedictine monk of considerable artistic talent. During Father Gerrer's travels to Europe, Africa and South America, he collected objects of artistic and ethnological value.
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide
Oklahoma - Statewide
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Arts,Culture & Humanities/Art Museums
Tertiary Organizational Category Arts,Culture & Humanities/Art Museums

8,000 years of creativity is illuminated in the permanent collection, used to inspire and teach generations. This tradition of “bringing the world to Oklahoma” began with the establishment of the collection by Fr. Gregory Gerrer, O.S.B. in 1919.


Scholars have called the Museum’s Egyptian collection the finest of its kind between Chicago and Los Angeles and it includes Oklahoma’s only ancient Egyptian mummies.  Additional collections include Greek, Roman, Native American, African, Oceanic, Asian, European and American, including the Medieval and Renaissance time periods and Contemporary art. The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is one of the only arts institutions documenting the full history of Oklahoma artists from pre-statehood through contemporary times.

Population Served General/Unspecified

The MGMoA displays five to seven special exhibitions per year.  These examine art from a wide array of cultural, historical and contemporary topics. Exhibits have focused on such topics as antiquities and ancient culture to the way contemporary artists are inspired by the natural environment.


One exhibition per year features regional artists with a theme that focuses on some aspect of our shared traditions or social issues.  Admission to the Museum during this exhibition is free to those who bring a tangible item to help a selected nonprofit organization.  One past topic was “Home” with admission being rolls of toilet paper collected for Family Promise.


These exhibits allow the Museum to serve as a focal point, creating discussions between national, regional, and local artists and with the public.
Population Served General/Unspecified

The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art’s education serves more than 10,000 students and the community with engaging and enriching experiences through the following programs:

  1. K-12 students: School-based programs “Start with Art” and Traveling Troves, After School Art, Creative Summer Art Camps, Teen Fine Art Clinics


  1. Life-long learning: Community Art Days, Art Workshops, Lectures, College internships and scheduled docent-led tours.


  1. Teacher Trainings: free trainings on how to use art to teach science, language arts, and social studies.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adults Families
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Dane Pollei
Start Date Sept 2006
Number of Full-time Staff 5
Number of Part-time Staff 2
Number of Contract Staff 2
Number of Volunteers 77
Staff Retention Rate 100
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 5
Not Specified 0
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant Yes
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Under Development
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Dr. Jim Vernon
Company Affiliation Professor, Oklahoma Baptist University
Term July 2014 to June 2017
Board of Directors
List Current as of July 01, 2017
Board of Directors List
Mr. Jack Barrett Owner, BDC Gun RoomVoting
Fr. Charles Buckley Professor, St. Gregory's UniversityVoting
Ms. Megan Clement Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Cody Deem Community VolunteerVoting
Dr. Paul Hammond DMARetired Dean, Oklahoma Baptist UniversityVoting
Br. Isidore Harden O.S.B.Health Care Director, St. Gregory's AbbeyVoting
Mr. Chris Rick Agent, State Farm InsuranceVoting
Ms. Barbara Smith Voting
Abbot Lawrence Stasyszen O.S.B.Abbot, St. Gregory's AbbeyVoting
Mr. Wayne Trotter Owner, Countywide NewsVoting
Dr. James Vernon DMAOklahoma Baptist UniversityVoting
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 4
Not specified 0
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2017-June 30, 2018
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $504,971
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $533,838
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$44,017$48,026$49,874
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$101,905$183,080$156,060
Unrealized Gain/Loss($9,435)$4,789$6,895
Membership Dues$19,025$15,300$17,585
Special Events$87,394$78,427$71,791
Revenue In-Kind$408----
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$377,057$412,905$425,171
Administration Expense$74,904$86,208$60,201
Fundraising Expense$70,086$69,700$87,987
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.710.991.03
Program Expense/Total Expenses72%73%74%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue53%55%72%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$803,540$955,700$970,492
Current Assets$115,168$164,847$160,361
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$7,660$8,258$19,392
Total Net Assets$795,880$947,442$951,100
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities15.0319.968.27
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $101,905Contributions $194,641Contributions $261,440
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $91,614Investment Income $183,080Investment Income $156,060
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $87,394Special Events $78,427Special Events $71,791
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? Yes
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.

Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.

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Address 1900 W MacArthur St
Shawnee, OK 74804
Primary Phone 405 878-5300
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Dane Pollei
Board Chair Dr. Jim Vernon
Board Chair Company Affiliation Professor, Oklahoma Baptist University


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