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Our Fair Carousel, Inc....(OFC) is the non-profit owner and operator of Cafesjian's Carousel.

Governance: OFC is governed by a board of up to 25 members who volunteer their time and skills in such areas as accounting, marketing, fund-raising, historic preservation, carousel operation, and business. Five positions are filled by appointment and 20 are elected by current board members. New elected members as well as officers (president, secretary, treasurer) are elected in January of odd-numbered years to serve two-year terms that begin March 1. The City of St. Paul appoints three members: one from the Como neighborhood, one from Ramsey County outside of St. Paul, and one an administrator with the Parks and Recreation Division. The Cafesjian Family Foundation is represented by two appointees.

If you are interested in lending time and expertise to the organization, or to nominate someone else, contact the executive director by email or phone (651-489-4628) to discuss how your interests and skills mesh with OFC's needs.

Executive director: Colleen Murphy Roth was hired as executive director in March 2015, selected by the OFC board for her experience building and leading organizations that depend heavily on volunteer effort.

Founding: OFC was founded as a Minnesota charitable corporation by St. Paul couple Peter Boehm and Nancy Peterson on November 12, 1988. They have served as president and secretary of the board ever since but plan to retire in 2017.

Mission: To rescue the former Minnesota State Fair carousel from auction, restore it and operate it, and educate the community about the history and value of antique wooden carousels.

Tax-exempt status: Federally classified as a 501(c)(3) organization, OFC is qualified to accept tax-deductible gifts to advance its mission.

armor horse with roached mane Resources

Minutes of board meetings since 2010

Recent financial audit

Board member roster (to come)

OFC bylaws

OFC's address is 1245 Midway Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55103.

This site is maintained by Our Fair Carousel, Inc.,
not-for-profit owner and operator of Cafesjian's Carousel,
1245 Midway Parkway, St. Paul, Minnesota 55103