Sergeant York Patriotic Foundation
P.O. Box 100
Pall Mall TN 38577
Alvin C. York raised the money to build York Institute & helped dig the foundation himself
The SYPF co-hosts a Black Powder Shoot each March in memory of Sgt. York (pictured here in vintage photo), attracting competitors from throughout the United States.
Sgt. York pictured at Chatel Cherey in the Argonne where his heroism earned him a Congressional Medal of Honor.
Mission Statement
Founded in 1993, the Sgt. York Patriotic Foundation (SYPF) is a nonprofit corporation funded by voluntary contributions and grants. It serves to continue historical research, preserve the Sgt. Alvin C. York home place, farm, Bible School and artifacts, develop and coordinate educational opportunities for youth and adults, increase sustainable heritage tourism to Sgt. York State Park and restore the 1920s-era York Institute building.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Deborah York
Board Chair Mr. Gerald York
Board Chair Company Affiliation Phoenix Consulting Group
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 1993
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Expenses $94,550.00
Projected Annual Revenue $115,000.00 (2014)
Statements
Mission Founded in 1993, the Sgt. York Patriotic Foundation (SYPF) is a nonprofit corporation funded by voluntary contributions and grants. It serves to continue historical research, preserve the Sgt. Alvin C. York home place, farm, Bible School and artifacts, develop and coordinate educational opportunities for youth and adults, increase sustainable heritage tourism to Sgt. York State Park and restore the 1920s-era York Institute building.
Background

With a motto of “Legacy in Action,” Sgt. York Patriotic Foundation (SYPF) is preserving & promoting the legacy of America’s greatest WWI hero, Alvin C. York. SYPF works with York State Park & York family to preserve the York home, farm & artifacts; develops & coordinates educational opportunities for youth & adults; works to increase sustainable York heritage tourism; operates York General Store Visitor Center, offering tourism materials, interpretive center, event & free tour headquarters & a WWI & York book & gift shop; and is restoring historic York Institute, built by York& acquired by SYPF in 2008. Preservation was achieved in 2009 with funds raised from grants & private donors. An additional $5-6 million is necessary for restoration and adaptive reuse as a multipurpose educational facility. Past SYPF accomplishments include achieving issuance of a York postal stamp, construction of the reproduction 1930s-era store/visitor center and publishing out-of-print historic books. With the Centennial of World War I upon us, the SYPF is perfectly positioned to remind new generations of the impact and importance of the War to End All Wars.

 

 

Impact

Accomplishments:

1. Completed $1 mil. stabilization & remediation of the original 1920s York Institute, now ready for adaptive reuse as educational multipurpose facility

2. Implemented TN Trailblazer's Tour connecting Cordell Hull & Alvin C. York State Parks, providing interpretive audiovisual aides, signage and displays for each site

3. Began digitization/archiving of York’s papers & audio recordings

4. Cosponsored w/ Eagle Scout restoration & enhancements of York Nature Trail; produced guide brochure

5. Enhanced York General Store Visitor Center w/ new video orientation equipment & design, printed & distributed 5,000 brochures to promote free daily tours; upgraded WWI & York merchandise in visitor center.

Goals:

1. Raise funds for restoration & adaptive reuse of York Historic Institute

2. Increase York home/farm visitation & develop/host exhibits

3. Host youth & adult educational, historic, military & arts events for students, veterans & general public

4. Publish out-of-print WWI books & York archival materials

5. Develop virtual tours on Web of Sgt. York home for educators worldwide

Needs

1 Funds to restore historic York Institute as educational multi-use facility, $5-6 million

2 Enhance visitor/educational experiences at York Home, Farm & Mill by expanding visitor center, conducting festivals and programs & developing Web store to sell York-related books and souvenirs to help fund continued upgrades to visitor center and educational events, $200,000

3 Revamping Web presence to include virtual tours for educators around the world, $40,000

4 Building a stronger board, developing volunteers, adding a support staff member for Executive Director, $80,000

5 Continue digitization and preservation of York artifacts, images, recordings, $100,000

Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Arts,Culture & Humanities / Historical Organizations
Secondary Organization Category Arts,Culture & Humanities /
Tertiary Organization Category Arts,Culture & Humanities / Museums
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN
Some initiatives serve Fentress County, TN, and Cumberland Plateau. Most serve national & international visitors and scholars. With Web presence our ability to reach educators, veterans, researchers and potential visitors is unlimited. Visitors to York's home & Pall Mall sites are from throughout the world annually. Web site hits are also worldwide.
Board Chair Statement
As the grandson of Sgt. Alvin C. York, it is my honor to serve as chairman of the board of the Sgt. York Patriotic Foundation. I believe that he would be pleased at the accomplishments of the volunteer organization, and he would be working diligently beside us to further his educational legacy. He always said he wanted to be remembered for his educational endeavors, and he spent many years fighting to build York Institute and many more struggling to keep it open. He believed that everyone had the right to an education, and he felt it was his duty to bring educational opportunity to the people of Fentress County and the upper area of the Cumberland Plateau. We have accepted the tremendous challenge of saving, restoring and ultimately reusing the original York Institute building Grandpa built. Our ongoing activities that include patriotic, historic and cultural events, educational programs at our family's homesite that is now a state park as well as on the Internet, operation of a visitor/interpretive center, digitization and preservation of Sgt. York's papers and publishing or displaying materials of interest to scholars and the public are all ambitious undertakings, but necessary, we believe, and in keeping with our motto, "Legacy in Action." I invite you to join us in this important mission.
CEO Statement The SYPF board and management is blessed to represent the legacy of one of America’s greatest heroes, Sgt. Alvin C. York, a man who chose not to profit personally from his World War I military accomplishments that earned him a Congressional Medal of Honor. Rather, he spent his life raising money to erect York Institute in the 1920s and later, York Bible School. His reputation has never been tarnished nor his integrity questioned as has been the case of so many others who won instant fame. Throughout his life he continued to grow as a Christian, a patriot, an educator, a community leader and a father/husband. His story still inspires, nearly a century later, and the places associated with his life & legacy bring thousands of tourists, scholars, veterans, families and students from around the world to Pall Mall annually. York Institute has educated tens of thousands of students in the economically challenged Cumberland Plateau region since its founding. The SYPF carries on his educational & community development mission globally through new technological delivery systems and regionally with events at his home & farm. We look to the future when the restored original York Institute building will be a center for teaching and research, as well as a venue for showcasing culture, the arts and history. Because our community now is global, the SYPF seeks to improve methods & obtain funds to present the story of a true hero in a world where one is needed – not for his ability to shoot a gun, but for his strength of character to resist material wealth and invest his meager resources in the future of his people through education of their children.
Programs
Description SYPF operates York General Store & Visitor Center for Sgt. York's home & surrounding area, including Alvin C. York State Historic Park. All attractions are free. The store/visitor center offers orientation video, brochures, maps, coordination of tours, headquarters for events, York & WWI souvenirs/books/gifts, food, supplies, etc.
Budget 100000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Cultural Heritage
Population Served General/Unspecified, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), US& International
Short Term Success Upgrade of York and WWI- related gifts & books, 10-12 tours each month scheduled through store, store shows profit for 2010 and a projected 15 percent increase in profit for 2011; production & distribution of 25,000 brochures (attached). Successful cooperative effort with Park & SYPF educational initiatives for upcoming military, educational, historical, cultural & arts events.
Long term Success Success means increased visitation of tour groups, classes & individuals, expansion of interpretive center, development of exhibit space/gallery, venue for traditional artists/performers, profitability year round. A brochure designed specifically for the tour & visitor center store should be printed in quantities of 50,000-100,000 annually as it is in high demand from area motels, resorts & Interstate visitor centers. (see brochure attached)
Program Success Monitored By
Visitor center was redesigned within the reproduction of Sgt. York's general store to include distinctive areas: interpretive center, deli, gift shop, "York" gift/souvenir room. Blog launched 2010. Brochure designed & distributed to target visitation areas. Guests sign in to log kept by management. Better accounting procedures in place, new manager, new management plan, use of social media, affiliation & coordination with events @ York State Park.
Examples of Program Success New manager/management plan for 2010 is delivering profit for first time since visitor center opened. More quality books, souvenirs, gifts & other items focusing on York, WWI, military, local history, regional culture, etc., has meant increase in sales. Targeted marketing to specific groups & niche marketing has increased visitation. Campaign identifying store as official free tour launch site has increased customer base. Grant funds used to upgrade audio visual equipment makes 10- minute orientation video more enjoyable for larger groups.
Description

Cultural, historic and patriotic festivals targeting k-college & adults three times per year will augment ongoing initiatives. These will include traveling museum displays, traditional arts festivals, lectures, art, performance and essay competitions, living history, WWI re-enactors, traditional music & drama. A virtual tour will be made free on the Web.

Budget 130000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other History & Historical Programs
Population Served US& International, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), Adults
Short Term Success

By Dec. 31, 2011, York Store & Visitor Center, headquarters for SYPF’s educational initiatives, will be coordinating an average of three American history classes per week for formal tours. York Cultural Heritage Days (Fri.& Sat) will attract 2,000 families, school children and visitors. Sgt. York Patriotic Celebration on Nov. 11 will bring 750 Veterans, Scout, ROTC, JROTC & Guards to Sgt. York’s home for recognition.  A living history event with re-enactors & traveling museum displays will bring 2,000 community visitors & students. By May 15, 2012, the virtual tour will be completed & posted on the Web for download by educators.

Long term Success York’s home & farm will be an annual destination (always free) for history classes from public schools within a 75-100-mile radius. A virtual tour will be available for download by teachers everywhere. Lessons focus on York’s life, WWI & early 20th century rural culture. Sgt. York’s living children will host/narrate, making history come alive. An historically accurate play about Sgt. York will be developed specifically for the site to be performed there & offered to other venues.
Program Success Monitored By

 

The attempts that have been made at having educational events & visitation programs have shown some success. By restructuring these events & targeting niche audiences, participation should increase. A consistent influx of requests indicates the virtual tour is needed by educators.

Examples of Program Success In the past events & educational programs have not been definitively established with prospective participants or centrally coordinated between management of SYPF & York State Park. Future activities will reflect core mission of each entity, will be targeted to specific visitors & participants & will be reevaluated after three consecutive years. Visitation to York physical site & downloads of virtual tour are measurable, so records will be kept. Also recorded will be inquiries, feedback, random surveys, participation in competitions, workshops, ticketed events & tours.
Description The SYPF is working with the heirs of Sgt. York to catalog, scan, photograph, digitize and otherwise preserve or archive the artifacts, papers, recordings & all other belongings of York. A computer & archival quality scanner has been loaned for digitization, & a small grant helped get the photos & some paper ephemera scanned. Funding is needed for digitization of recordings of York's voice, preservation of materials, security, climate controlled storage, labor for physical work, supplies & contract work.These materials are currently stored in a non-climate controlled storage facility and are not protected from theft, the elements, pests, etc. They are not available for review by scholars or the education of the public. Family has agreed to publication of speeches to benefit this project, but no funds are available to create publication.
Budget 75000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Historic Preservation & Conservation
Population Served General/Unspecified, US& International, Adults
Short Term Success
Short term is to fund remainder of digitization project of recordings, images, loose records, paper ephemera. Major goal for 2010-2011 is creation of book of York's speeches. Proceeds would benefit ongoing preservation project.
Long term Success The collection would be properly preserved, copied if appropriate, stored or displayed for public view, copies of printed or recorded materials made available to scholars.
Program Success Monitored By Success will be apparent when all materials are protected, organized, backed up, etc. Publication of book of speeches will be first major accomplishment.
Examples of Program Success Thus far we have scanned hundreds of images and documents, which are stored on disk. Funds have run out for continuation of project.
Description The restored original York Institute building will be a center for teaching and research, as well as a venue for showcasing culture, the arts and history. Collaborative partnerships with colleges, technology centers and arts, history and cultural organizations will carry forth the legacy of Sgt. York.
Budget 5000000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other History & Historical Programs
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), Adults, US& International
Short Term Success Short term success will be raising of money to pay off debts associated with remediation and stabilization of  historic building, development of a comprehensive long-range adaptive reuse plan and finalization and implementation of a fundraising plan.
Long term Success WWI & York research materials available to scholars; delivery of higher/advanced educational opportunities to all age groups in economically disadvantaged region; exposure to arts, sciences, lectures, exhibits, history and culture to local/regional population; destination for Veterans, academics, historians.
Program Success Monitored By If we are communicating our vision to donors and they are funding the adaptive reuse restoration project, this will be success. Monitoring tools will change when building is complete.
Examples of Program Success Since July 2008 when the building was acquired by deed from the State of Tennessee, we have successfully completed environmental remediation and structural stabilization using more than $1 million in donated monies or grant funding.
CEO Comments

Our greatest challenge is that of carrying forward the mission began by Sgt. Alvin C. York to further the educational opportunities of both children and adults. The Sgt. York Patriotic Foundation has adopted this as its own core mission and works toward this end through the maintenance of four programs we have deemed essential in furthering this legacy of higher learning. Through the operation of the York General Store and Visitor Center we work to properly introduce the life, times and goals of Sgt. Alvin C. York to those who visit the park and home. Through our Events and Initiatives programs we seek to educate by reaching out to the surrounding communities by sponsoring historic, artistic, cultural and educational festivals and activities at the Park. This plan also includes a traveling museum display that will tour the area and introduce Sgt. York to school children and adults who might not otherwise be able to visit the Park. Many of the private papers and letters of Sgt. York have been retained by his family since his death. Through their generosity, these papers are being made available for scanning and preserving their content for the creation of an archive that can someday be used to further educational efforts pertaining to his life and missions. Perhaps both our greatest challenge and our greatest opportunity lie in the restoration and adaptive reuse of the York Institute in Jamestown, TN. This is the building that Sgt. York built to enable his dream of bringing educational opportunities to the region to become a reality. It is the desire and mission of the SYPF to continue this goal by using this historic building to showcase culture, arts, and history. Thus continuing the legacy of educational opportunities for which this structure was built. It is in meeting this greatest challenge that private citizens and organizations can join the effort to insure the legacy continues that Sgt. Alvin C. York envisioned. With the help of contributors this mission be accomplished. Through donations, pledges, grants, bequests, memberships and volunteer support the legacy of Sgt. York can survive. He became America’s hero on the battlegrounds of France during WWI. He remained America’s hero by his dedicated effort to bring about educational opportunities for its people. The SYPF puts his legacy into action.

Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Gerald York
Company Affiliation Phoenix Consulting Group
Term Dec 2013 to Dec 2014
Email yorkconsults@aol.com
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Mr. Willie Beaty Voting
Dr. Michael Birdwell Tennessee Technological University, ProfessorVoting
Mrs. Andrea Burckhard New York Life InsuranceVoting
Mrs. Lorene Cargile Retired teacher, Sgt. York's nieceVoting
Mr. Noble Cody Tennessee Board of Regents Former Member, Businessman (ret.)Voting
Mr. Ward Correll CEO, Cumberland Lake Shell, ownerVoting
Mrs. Darlene Monday Davis teacherVoting
Mr. Lincoln Davis Former U.S. Congressman, Former Tennessee State Senator; businessmanVoting
Mrs. Betsy Ross York Lowrey Retired, daughter of Sgt. YorkVoting
Mr. John Robbins Field Representative, TN. St. Rep. John Mark WindleVoting
Mr. Ryan Smith Voting
Mrs. Faye Stephens Fentress County Register of DeedsVoting
Mrs. Edie Tinch community volunteerVoting
Mr. Randy Williams Upper Cumberland Cultural Resources DirectorVoting
Rev. George Edward York retired, Sgt. York's sonVoting
Mr. Andrew Jackson York Sgt. York State Historic Park, Sgt. York's sonVoting
Ms. Angela York Union BankVoting
Mr. Gerald York grandson of Sgt. YorkVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 18
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 11
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? No
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 40%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 50%
Does the Board include Client Representation? No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 3
Standing Committees
Finance
Executive
Building
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Risk Management Provisions
Employee Dishonesty
Accident and Injury Coverage
Medical Health Insurance
Commercial General Liability
General Property Coverage
Additional Board Members
NameAffiliation
Dr. James E. Akenson Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, Tennessee Technological University; International Country Music Conference, County Chair; Tennessee Council for the Social Studies, Board of Directors
Mr. Joe Barkley Anesthesiologist, WWI and Civil War Re-enactor
Ms. Sarah Copley
Dr. W. Calvin Dickinson Tennessee Tech History Professor, retired; Tennessee Historical Commission member
Mr. George Savistano
Mr. Bobby Smith
Ms. Claudette Stager THC
Mr. Travis Stover
Mrs. Robin Peeler Wooten Cordell Hull & Alvin York State Parks, manager
Dr. Gerry York United States Army, physician, great-grandson of Sgt. York
CEO Comments

The SYPF faces challenges similar to other nonprofits like operational & program funding, membership and volunteer recruitment, staff growth & organizational development. Organized in 1993, the SYPF hired its first full time executive director in 2009, solidifying the volunteer organization’s commitment to furthering the work of Sgt. York and finding effective ways to impact future generations of people worldwide with the simple story of one man who had the courage to do what was necessary for his country and continue to do what was best for his community. In 2009 the SYPF revised and restated its bylaws to reflect its expanded and evolving mission. Over the next three years we will focus on development of policies & procedures for boards and employees and will formulate and adopt formal fundraising and strategic plans. It is the board’s desire to attract strong members who can provide support and guidance in carrying out the mission of the SYPF and accomplishing its goals.

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Deborah York
Term Start Oct 2011
Email sypfdirector@gmail.com
Experience

 

Deborah York holds a Master of Science degree from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho and a Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor.  Deborah has over 19 years experience working in the public domain.  Her work experience ranges from private to the public sector and includes positions within Hospitals, Schools, Private practice, and  US Govt Consulting/Contracting.  She has served as a Project Manager, Project Lead, and Instructor for specialized Federal Govt training and Subject Matter Expert for the Govt in her field of expertise.  In addition, she has served in roles as diverse as executive director, graduate instructor, counselor, consultant, and manager working collaboratively with multiple agencies at the state, local and federal levels.  Deborah’s work has taken her from Alabama to California, Idaho to Washington D.C.  She currently resides in Pall Mall, TN.  Professional Memberships include memberships or leadership positions in several Tennessee Historical Societies, Chamber of Commerce, the Tennessee Preservation Trust, Upper Cumberland Museum Association, American Counseling Association, National Board of Certified Counselors and National Smithsonian Museum Executive Member, Outstanding Trainer Awards and the Upper Cumberland Association of Nonprofits and Rotary International.  


 

Staff
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 3
Volunteers 25
Contractors 0
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? Under Development
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? Under Development
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Under Development
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Tennessee Arts Commission2011
Crossville Chamber of Commerce2011
Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce2011
Tennessee Association of Museums2011
American National Red Cross2012
Chamber of Commerce2011
Tennessee Council for Social Studies2014
Smithsonian Museum - Affiliate2011
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Preservation Award for York Institute restoration projectTennessee Historical Commission2009
Senior Staff
Title York General Store & Visitor Center Manager
Experience/Biography
CEO Comments SYPF management seizes every opportunity for training or consulting services. Membership in and affiliation with numerous professional, historic, educational and community organizations offer employees and board members ample opportunity for exposure to potential donors, volunteers, advisers or new board members. Addition of support staff for the Executive Director and/or implementation of an internship program that enables colleges students to receive credit for formal work with the SYPF is much needed.
 
 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2014
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2014
Projected Revenue $115,000.00
Projected Expenses $94,550.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
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 Year201220112010
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0$0$0
Government Contributions$0$157,175$207,956
Federal$0$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$0$0$0
Unspecified$0$157,175$207,956
Individual Contributions$18,780$63,996$208,006
$0$0$0
$18,421$23,081$29,309
Investment Income, Net of Losses$81$240$217
Membership Dues$398$2,487$550
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201220112010
Program Expense$98,260$173,608$531,761
Administration Expense$0$0$0
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.381.420.84
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%100%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201220112010
Total Assets$2,328,222$2,388,734$2,317,350
Current Assets$157,395$220,369$195,485
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$448,882$448,814$450,801
Total Net Assets$1,879,340$1,939,920$1,866,549
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201220112010
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.350.490.43
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201220112010
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201220112010
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts, and Grants $18,780Government Grants $157,175Individual Contributions $208,006
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Revenue (Earned) $18,421Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $63,996Government Grants $207,956
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMembership Dues $398Program Revenue (Earned) $23,081Earned/Sales of Inventory $29,309
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? Yes
Campaign Purpose Raising money for restoration and adaptive reuse of historic York Agricultural Institute in Jamestown, Tenn., an educational facility listed in the National Register as Nationally Significant, built in the 1920s and used until 1979.
Capital Campaign Goal $6,500,000.00
Campaign Start and End Dates Mar 2008 to Dec 2015
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount $1,500,000.00 as of July 2010
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires June 2015
Organization Comments

Unlike years past when the SYPF devoted its efforts solely to maintain the York General Store and Visitors Center and support and promote local events, the saving and returning of the original York Agricultural Institute for adaptive reuse has become the greatest challenge undertaken by the SYPF. Such a monumental task is of national importance and international significance given the educational opportunities such a facility can provide. Under the contractual agreement with the State of Tennessee, the original York Agricultural Institute building is now owned by the SYPF and is therefore listed as a current asset on our financial statement. In compliance with those terms, the building must be used for educational purposes that limit any and all liquidity of this asset. It has been our mission from the outset to save and retain this historical building for the purposes intended by Sgt. York. Please note that the value of this building and its improvements inflate the value of the SYPF assets because the building is only mothballed awaiting restoration and in no way is a liquid asset or a profit center for the SYPF at this time.

Fundraising has been a tremendous challenge in this economic climate, and there has been little money available to focus on fundraising, membership, marketing and public relations. Most of the SYPF’s funds have been used for carrying out projects, like preservation of York Institute, or programs, like a regional student art competition, a senior citizen essay contest, a Veteran's Day recognition event, scanning of archival materials and operation of the official York/Pall Mall visitor center. The Board called for a voluntary, independent audit for 2008 and 2009 prior to the Executive Director assuming all fiduciary responsibilities and account management in 2010. Auditor recommendations have been implemented. The York Store and Visitor Center, which had consistently lost money each year of its operation, is maintaining a monthly profit during 2010 following a thorough review of all store operations by the Executive Director in 2009 and the addition of a professional manager in 2010.  We are in the final phase of our current audit of all financials from 2010, 2011 and 2012.  
GivingMatters.com Financial Comments
Financial figures taken from the 990. 
990 was prepared by Janney & Associates, CPAs, PC.
Comments provided by Laurel Fisher 4/4/14.
Nonprofit Sergeant York Patriotic Foundation
Address P.O. Box 100
Pall Mall, TN 38577
Primary Phone (931) 2653427
Contact Email sypfdirector@gmail.com
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Deborah York
Board Chair Mr. Gerald York
Board Chair Company Affiliation Phoenix Consulting Group
Year of Incorporation 1993