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Essex Agricultural Society

Organization summary

Type of Nonprofit

Designated as a Organizations for any of the following purposes: religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition (as long as it doesn’t provide athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.

Donations to this organization are tax deductible.

Summary charts: organization finances over time

Revenue
$7.83M (2022)

Expenses
$5.15M (2022)

Total Assets
$15.6M (2022)

Total Liabilities
$1.36M (2022)

Source: Form 990 tax filings from 2011 to 2022

Tax Filings by Year

Form 990 is an information return that most organizations claiming federal tax-exempt status must file yearly with the IRS. Nonprofit Explorer has IRS digitized Form 990 data for filings processed in 2012 and later. If this organization filed an amended return, it may not be reflected below. Duplicate download links may indicate a resubmission or amendment to this organization's original return. Form 990 data is from the IRS.

Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2022

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$7,827,558
Expenses
$5,152,352
Net Income
$2,675,206
Net Assets
$14,246,768
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $1,671,199
21.4%
Program Services $5,567,533
71.1%
Investment Income $157,581
2.0%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $301,711
3.9%
Net Fundraising $0
Sales of Assets -$63,636
Net Inventory Sales $189,795
2.4%
Other Revenue $3,375
0.0%
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $219,890
4.3%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $958,087
18.6%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $15,607,627
Total Liabilities $1,360,859
Net Assets $14,246,768
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
James O'brien (General Mana) $219,890 $0 $18,122
Donna J Bartlett (Director) $0 $0 $0
William Clark (Director) $0 $0 $0
Lisa Colby (Director) $0 $0 $0
Gene Demsey (Secretary) $0 $0 $0
Francis Diluna (Director) $0 $0 $0
William Fitzgerald (Director) $0 $0 $0
Priscilla Gerrard (Director) $0 $0 $0
John Hall (Director) $0 $0 $0
Erwin Hayes (Director) $0 $0 $0
Forrester Aclark Jr (Director) $0 $0 $0
Bruce Potter (Treasurer) $0 $0 $0
Cliff Taylor (President) $0 $0 $0
Edward White (Director) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2021

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$6,659,006
Expenses
$3,996,059
Net Income
$2,662,947
Net Assets
$12,430,418
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $624,338
9.4%
Program Services $5,392,349
81.0%
Investment Income $95,115
1.4%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $218,329
3.3%
Net Fundraising $0
Sales of Assets $295,036
4.4%
Net Inventory Sales $29,839
0.4%
Other Revenue $4,000
0.1%
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $185,308
4.6%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $771,636
19.3%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $13,692,899
Total Liabilities $1,262,481
Net Assets $12,430,418
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
James O'brien (General Mana) $185,308 $0 $15,482
Donna J Bartlett (Director) $0 $0 $0
William Clark (Director) $0 $0 $0
Lisa Colby (Director) $0 $0 $0
Gene Demsey (Secretary) $0 $0 $0
Francis Diluna (Director) $0 $0 $0
William Fitzgerald (President) $0 $0 $0
Priscilla Gerrard (Director) $0 $0 $0
John Hall (Director) $0 $0 $0
Erwin Hayes (Director) $0 $0 $0
Forrester Aclark Jr (Director) $0 $0 $0
Bruce Potter (Treasurer) $0 $0 $0
Cliff Taylor (Director) $0 $0 $0
Edward White (Director) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2020

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$645,468
Expenses
$1,680,755
Net Income
-$1,035,287
Net Assets
$9,686,939
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $104,872
16.2%
Program Services $161,477
25.0%
Investment Income $78,869
12.2%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $186,795
28.9%
Net Fundraising $0
Sales of Assets $113,455
17.6%
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $186,018
11.1%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $352,499
21.0%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $10,898,617
Total Liabilities $1,211,678
Net Assets $9,686,939
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
James O'brien (General Mana) $186,018 $0 $26,129
Donna J Bartlett (Director) $0 $0 $0
William Clark (Director) $0 $0 $0
Lisa Colby (Director) $0 $0 $0
Gene Demsey (Secretary) $0 $0 $0
Francis Diluna (Director) $0 $0 $0
William Fitzgerald (President) $0 $0 $0
Priscilla Gerrard (Director) $0 $0 $0
John Hall (Director) $0 $0 $0
Erwin Hayes (Director) $0 $0 $0
Forrester Aclark Jr (Director) $0 $0 $0
Bruce Potter (Treasurer) $0 $0 $0
Cliff Taylor (Director) $0 $0 $0
Edward White (Director) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2019

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$5,285,653
Expenses
$4,534,919
Net Income
$750,734
Net Assets
$10,426,199
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $117,551
2.2%
Program Services $4,164,591
78.8%
Investment Income $103,441
2.0%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $197,448
3.7%
Net Fundraising $0
Sales of Assets $711,008
13.5%
Net Inventory Sales -$12,184
Other Revenue $3,798
0.1%
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $209,815
4.6%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $881,879
19.4%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $11,311,470
Total Liabilities $885,271
Net Assets $10,426,199
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
James O'brien (General Mana) $195,815 $0 $37,377
Bruce Potter (Treasurer) $14,000 $0 $0
Donna J Bartlett (Director) $0 $0 $0
William Clark (Director) $0 $0 $0
Lisa Colby (Director) $0 $0 $0
Gene Demsey (Secretary) $0 $0 $0
Francis Diluna (Director) $0 $0 $0
William Fitzgerald (President) $0 $0 $0
Priscilla Gerrard (Director) $0 $0 $0
Peter Gibney (Director) $0 $0 $0
Erwin Haynes (Director) $0 $0 $0
Forrester Aclark Jr (Director) $0 $0 $0
Cliff Taylor (Director) $0 $0 $0
Edward White (Director) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2018

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$5,021,568
Expenses
$4,678,030
Net Income
$343,538
Net Assets
$9,835,915
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $117,210
2.3%
Program Services $4,546,083
90.5%
Investment Income $81,137
1.6%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $177,078
3.5%
Net Fundraising $0
Sales of Assets $83,100
1.7%
Net Inventory Sales $13,677
0.3%
Other Revenue $3,283
0.1%
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $206,339
4.4%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $898,115
19.2%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $10,787,441
Total Liabilities $951,526
Net Assets $9,835,915
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
James O'brien (General Mana) $191,339 $0 $36,142
Bruce Potter (Treasurer) $15,000 $0 $0
Peter Gibney (Director) $0 $0 $0
Priscilla Gerrard (Director) $0 $0 $0
Gene Demsey (Secretary) $0 $0 $0
William Clark (Director) $0 $0 $0
Forrester Aclark Jr (Director) $0 $0 $0
Edward White (Director) $0 $0 $0
Francis Diluna (Director) $0 $0 $0
Donna J Bartlett (Director) $0 $0 $0
Erwin Haynes (Director) $0 $0 $0
Lisa Colby (President) $0 $0 $0
William Fitzgerald (Director) $0 $0 $0
Cliff Taylor (Director) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2017

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$4,648,640
Expenses
$4,174,161
Net Income
$474,479
Net Assets
$9,739,811
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $85,536
1.8%
Program Services $4,058,600
87.3%
Investment Income $64,961
1.4%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $328,796
7.1%
Net Fundraising $0
Sales of Assets $101,331
2.2%
Net Inventory Sales $9,416
0.2%
Other Revenue $0
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $170,715
4.1%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $904,387
21.7%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $10,848,544
Total Liabilities $1,108,733
Net Assets $9,739,811
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
James O'brien (General Mana) $170,715 $0 $32,057
Peter Gibney (Director) $0 $0 $0
Priscilla Gerrard (Director) $0 $0 $0
Bruce Potter (Treasurer) $0 $0 $0
Gene Demsey (Secretary) $0 $0 $0
William Clark (Director) $0 $0 $0
Forrester Aclark Jr (Director) $0 $0 $0
Edward White (Director) $0 $0 $0
Francis Diluna (Director) $0 $0 $0
Donna J Bartlett (Director) $0 $0 $0
Erwin Haynes (Director) $0 $0 $0
Lisa Colby (President) $0 $0 $0
William Fitzgerald (Director) $0 $0 $0
Cliff Taylor (Director) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2016

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$4,203,773
Expenses
$4,241,173
Net Income
-$37,400
Net Assets
$9,049,974
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $82,847
2.0%
Program Services $3,785,688
90.1%
Investment Income $94,532
2.2%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $261,865
6.2%
Net Fundraising $0
Sales of Assets -$22,362
Net Inventory Sales $1,203
0.0%
Other Revenue $0
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $179,950
4.2%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $825,148
19.5%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $10,385,998
Total Liabilities $1,336,024
Net Assets $9,049,974
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
James O'brien (General Mana) $166,950 $0 $36,210
Bruce Potter (Treasurer) $13,000 $0 $0
Peter Gibney (Director) $0 $0 $0
Priscilla Gerrard (Director) $0 $0 $0
Gene Demsey (Secretary) $0 $0 $0
William Clark (Director) $0 $0 $0
Forrester Clark (Director) $0 $0 $0
Edward White (Director) $0 $0 $0
Francis Diluna (Director) $0 $0 $0
Alvin Craig (President) $0 $0 $0
Erwin Haynes (Director) $0 $0 $0
Lisa Colby (Director) $0 $0 $0
William Fitzgerald (Director) $0 $0 $0
Cliff Taylor (Director) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2015

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$4,656,765
Expenses
$4,135,873
Net Income
$520,892
Net Assets
$8,903,480
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $91,248
2.0%
Program Services $4,259,683
91.5%
Investment Income $46,772
1.0%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $235,279
5.1%
Net Fundraising $0
Sales of Assets $20,996
0.5%
Net Inventory Sales $2,787
0.1%
Other Revenue $0
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $190,634
4.6%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $815,571
19.7%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $10,486,142
Total Liabilities $1,582,662
Net Assets $8,903,480
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
James O'brien (General Mana) $164,634 $0 $30,890
Bruce Potter (Treasurer) $26,000 $0 $0
Peter Gibney (Director) $0 $0 $0
Priscilla Gerrard (Director) $0 $0 $0
Gene Demsey (Secretary) $0 $0 $0
William Clark (Director) $0 $0 $0
Forrester Clark (Director) $0 $0 $0
Edward White (Director) $0 $0 $0
Francis Diluna (Director) $0 $0 $0
Alvin Craig (President) $0 $0 $0
Erwin Haynes (Director) $0 $0 $0
A Richard Bonanno (Vice Preside) $0 $0 $0
Lisa Colby (Director) $0 $0 $0
William Fitzgerald (Director) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2014

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$4,548,206
Expenses
$3,989,356
Net Income
$558,850
Net Assets
$8,453,350
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $97,351
2.1%
Program Services $4,150,374
91.3%
Investment Income $53,781
1.2%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $221,700
4.9%
Net Fundraising $0
Sales of Assets $25,000
0.5%
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $0
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $592,625
14.9%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $8,780,224
Total Liabilities $326,874
Net Assets $8,453,350
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
James O'brien (General Mgr) $151,112 $0 $23,701
Richard F Moore (Director) $0 $0 $0
Peter Gibney (Director) $0 $0 $0
Priscilla Gerrard (Director) $0 $0 $0
Bruce Potter (Treasurer) $0 $0 $0
Gene Demsey (Secretary) $0 $0 $0
William Clark (Director) $0 $0 $0
Forrester Clark (Director) $0 $0 $0
Edward White (Director) $0 $0 $0
Francis Diluna (President) $0 $0 $0
Alvin Craig (Director) $0 $0 $0
Erwin Haynes (Director) $0 $0 $0
A Richard Bonanno (Vice Preside) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2013

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$4,554,895
Expenses
$3,899,734
Net Income
$655,161
Net Assets
$7,813,724
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $92,019
2.0%
Program Services $4,266,713
93.7%
Investment Income $15,317
0.3%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $180,846
4.0%
Net Fundraising $0
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $0
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $633,570
16.2%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $8,234,955
Total Liabilities $421,231
Net Assets $7,813,724
Compensation
Key Employees and Officers Compensation Related Other
James O'brien (General Mgr) $134,620 $0 $53,155
Richard F Moore (Treasurer) $13,000 $0 $0
Peter Gibney (Director) $0 $0 $0
Priscilla Gerrard (Director) $0 $0 $0
Bruce Potter (Vice Preside) $0 $0 $0
Gene Demsey (Secretary) $0 $0 $0
William Clark (Director) $0 $0 $0
Forrester Clark (Director) $0 $0 $0
Edward White (Director) $0 $0 $0
Francis Diluna (President) $0 $0 $0
Alvin Craig (Director) $0 $0 $0
Erwin Haynes (Director) $0 $0 $0
A Richard Bonanno (Vice Preside) $0 $0 $0

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2012

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$4,178,804
Expenses
$3,888,929
Net Income
$289,875
Net Assets
$7,019,098
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $87,962
2.1%
Program Services $3,909,039
93.5%
Investment Income $20,502
0.5%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $161,301
3.9%
Net Fundraising $0
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $165,309
4.3%
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $486,432
12.5%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $7,592,685
Total Liabilities $573,587
Net Assets $7,019,098

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2011

Extracted Financial Data

Extracted Financial Data from Form 990
Revenue
$4,224,874
Expenses
$3,991,334
Net Income
$233,540
Net Assets
$6,665,162
Notable Sources of Revenue Percent of Total Revenue
Contributions $126,078
3.0%
Program Services $3,847,893
91.1%
Investment Income $19,467
0.5%
Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Rental Property Income $231,436
5.5%
Net Fundraising $0
Sales of Assets $0
Net Inventory Sales $0
Other Revenue $0
Notable Expenses Percent of Total Expenses
Executive Compensation $0
Professional Fundraising Fees $0
Other Salaries and Wages $630,251
15.8%
Assets/Debt
Total Assets $7,366,921
Total Liabilities $701,759
Net Assets $6,665,162

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2010

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2009

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2008

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2007

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2005

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2004

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2003

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2002

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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Fiscal Year Ending Dec.
2001

No Extracted Financial Data

Extracted financial data is not available for the forms filed in this tax period, but Form 990 documents are available for download.

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