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Kathy Fox

From: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2011 12:08 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: RE: Your note to Jeff Rohr.....

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Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2011 9:13 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: Chris Bruner; National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: FW: NURFC -- Staff adjusted cash flow RE: NURFC follow up documents
Attachments: 2011 Cash Flow Projection for OCFC based on 12-10 BOD Budget w staff adjustments in
blue.xlsx

Follow Up Flag: Follow up


Flag Status: Flagged

Kathy, 
Attached is a revised NURFC cash flow for FYE 2011 and BOD approved budget.  The cash flow as presented by the 
Freedom Center includes the release of the escrow.  Chris then added a section which takes the escrow out per our 
recommendation and recalculated the numbers. 
Would you like me to send this to Craig and Otto? 
Let me know 
Thanks, 
 
From: Chris Bruner
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2011 9:02 AM
To: Tony Capaci
Subject: FW: NURFC -- Staff adjusted cash flow RE: NURFC follow up documents

Tony: 
 
Attached is an updated spreadsheet in which the OCFC escrow is not returned to the Sponsor.  Also, I have shown the 
net monthly cash flow and double checked the Sponsor’s calculations. 
 
Note:  All of my adjustments are made in the blue‐colored section at the bottom of the sheet. 
 
Thanks, 
‐‐CB 
 
 
Chris Bruner 
Financial Analyst 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3661 
 
Office: (614)752‐2774 
E‐mail: cbruner@culture.ohio.gov 
Website: http://culture.ohio.gov/ 
 
Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 

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From: Chris Bruner
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2011 8:53 AM
To: Tony Capaci
Subject: NURFC -- Staff adjusted cash flow RE: NURFC follow up documents

Tony: 
 
Attached is an updated spreadsheet in which the OCFC escrow is not returned to the Sponsor.  Also, I have shown the 
net monthly cash flow and double checked the Sponsor’s calculations. 
 
Thanks, 
‐‐CB 
 
Chris Bruner 
Financial Analyst 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3661 
 
Office: (614)752‐2774 
E‐mail: cbruner@culture.ohio.gov 
Website: http://culture.ohio.gov/ 
 
Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2011 8:37 AM
To: Chris Bruner
Subject: FW: NURFC follow up documents

 
 
From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]
Sent: Monday, January 03, 2011 5:41 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Cc: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Subject: NURFC follow up documents

Tony,

Attached is the approved budget per the NURFC 12-10 Board meeting. It includes a revised cash flow for 2011 and
statement of activities based on the budget that was approved by the Board. I will be forwarding on a new cash flow
statement tomorrow that includes a projection for 2012 without Federalization.

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Thank you,

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Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, January 03, 2011 6:49 PM
To: 'Craig A. Marshall/SOhioKentuckyIndiana/AUDIT/EYLLP/US'
Subject: Accepted: Invitation: Call with Kathy Fox re: NURFC (Jan 6 03:00 PM EST in Kathy to call
Craig at 937-673-5502)

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Kathy Fox
Subject: Invitation: Call with Kathy Fox re: NURFC (Jan 6 03:00 PM EST in Kathy to call Craig at
937-673-5502)
Location: Kathy to call Craig at 937-673-5502

Start: Thu 1/6/2011 3:00 PM


End: Thu 1/6/2011 3:15 PM

Recurrence: (none)

Meeting Status: Accepted

Organizer: Craig A. Marshall/SOhioKentuckyIndiana/AUDIT/EYLLP/US

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Kathy Fox
From: Margie.Gertner@ey.com
Sent: Monday, January 03, 2011 4:34 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: RE: More on NURFC

You can call Craig on his cell phone: 937-673-5502. He will be in the car returning from a meeting in Cleveland.

Thanks and Happy New Year to you too!

Margie
Marjorie S. Gertner | Columbus Location Manager and Exec. Asst. to Managing Partner |
Enterprise Support Services
Ernst & Young LLP
1100 Huntington Center, 41 S. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215, United States of America
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From: "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>


To: <Margie.Gertner@ey.com>
Date: 01/03/2011 02:25 PM
Subject: RE: More on NURFC

Margie,
Yes, 3 PM on Thursday 1/6 is great.  What number should I call?
 
Hope you had good holidays.  
 
Thanks and Happy New Year, 
Kathy
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital
improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums,
historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the

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Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: Margie.Gertner@ey.com [mailto:Margie.Gertner@ey.com]
Sent: Monday, January 03, 2011 2:22 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: Re: More on NURFC

Hi Kathy,

Would you be available for a call this Thursday, Jan. 6 at 3:00 or 3:30p or Friday, Jan. 7 at 1:00p Let me know.

Thanks.

Margie
Marjorie S. Gertner | Columbus Location Manager and Exec. Asst. to Managing Partner |
Enterprise Support Services
Ernst & Young LLP
1100 Huntington Center, 41 S. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215, United States of America
Direct: +1 614 232 7140 | Fax: +1-866-281-8696 | margie.gertner@ey.com
EY/Comm: 2565488
Website: www.ey.com
Thank you for considering the environmental impact of printing emails.

From: "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>


To: <CRAIG.MARSHALL@ey.com>
Cc: <Margie.Gertner@ey.com>
Date: 12/30/2010 07:38 PM
Subject: More on NURFC

 
Craig,  
Sorry to bother you on your vacation.  I wanted you to see the message, below, from John Pepper (Proctor & Gamble CEO‐emeritus 
and chairman of the National Underground Freedom Center board).    
 
Margie Gertner said she sent with you on your trip a copy of our draft staff report on the Freedom Center.  The draft staff report 
contains the staff recommendation about releasing an $850K appropriation ONLY if it is fully guaranteed, if we continue to hold a 
$460K escrow, and if the Freedom Center provides a  fallback business plan showing how they would continue to operate if 
federalization doesn’t occur.  In the message below Mr. Pepper is expressing his opinion about why the $460K escrow should be 
released in addition to the $850K appropriation (with a guaranty he is willing to make).   I am hoping to have an opportunity to talk 
with you next week to get your read on the staff recommendations and also on Mr. Pepper’s request that the escrow be returned to 
the Freedom Center.      
 
I am meeting with Chairman Budig the second week in January to set the agenda for our February 8 Commission meeting.  Your 
feedback regarding the draft staff recommendations on the  Freedom Center would be very helpful.  

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I’m cc’ing Margie on this email so that we might be able to identify a time on your calendar for a brief telephone call (10‐15 min.) on 
this subject in early January.  The key questions relate to the staff recommendations and whether you agree with them, see room 
for improvement, or identify points we need to research further.  
 
Thanks, and Happy New Year!  
 
Kathy  

Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA


Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Cell: 614-738-3553
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu
 

From: jepepjr@aol.com [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]


Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2010 11:23 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.kb.1@pg.com
Subject: Your note to Jeff Rohr.....

Kathy,

I saw a copy of your note to Jeff Rohr. We have little choice but to accept your point of view on this and I’ll go
ahead to sign the papers as you have given them to me.

I hope now that, as the office re-opens, we’ll be able to come to grips with the issue of my being able to also
guarantee the other $450,000. My guarantee on this will be total, and it will be on the same terms that apply to
the $850,000 and, to repeat, the availability of these funds as crucial to giving us the “running room” to get to
the point in time where we hope and expect Federalization funds to be available. Don will be separately
sending you the back-up business plan that you’ve requested in the event Federalization does not take place. To
be absolutely clear with you, this institution and mission are far too important to put all our eggs in that basket,
even as we continue to be hopeful of it coming through and even as it remains our #1 priority by far.

John E. Pepper

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Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, January 03, 2011 2:22 PM
To: 'Margie.Gertner@ey.com'
Subject: RE: More on NURFC

Margie, 
Yes, 3 PM on Thursday 1/6 is great.  What number should I call? 
 
Hope you had good holidays.   
 
Thanks and Happy New Year, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: Margie.Gertner@ey.com [mailto:Margie.Gertner@ey.com]
Sent: Monday, January 03, 2011 2:22 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: Re: More on NURFC

Hi Kathy,

Would you be available for a call this Thursday, Jan. 6 at 3:00 or 3:30p or Friday, Jan. 7 at 1:00p Let me know.

Thanks.

Margie
Marjorie S. Gertner | Columbus Location Manager and Exec. Asst. to Managing Partner |
Enterprise Support Services
Ernst & Young LLP
1100 Huntington Center, 41 S. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215, United States of America
Direct: +1 614 232 7140 | Fax: +1-866-281-8696 | margie.gertner@ey.com
EY/Comm: 2565488
Website: www.ey.com
Thank you for considering the environmental impact of printing emails.

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From: "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>
To: <CRAIG.MARSHALL@ey.com>
Cc: <Margie.Gertner@ey.com>
Date: 12/30/2010 07:38 PM
Subject: More on NURFC

Craig,
Sorry to bother you on your vacation.  I wanted you to see the message, below, from John Pepper (Proctor & Gamble CEO‐emeritus 
and chairman of the National Underground Freedom Center board).  
 
Margie Gertner said she sent with you on your trip a copy of our draft staff report on the Freedom Center.  The draft staff report 
contains the staff recommendation about releasing an $850K appropriation ONLY if it is fully guaranteed, if we continue to hold a 
$460K escrow, and if the Freedom Center provides a  fallback business plan showing how they would continue to operate if 
federalization doesn’t occur.  In the message below Mr. Pepper is expressing his opinion about why the $460K escrow should be 
released in addition to the $850K appropriation (with a guaranty he is willing to make).   I am hoping to have an opportunity to talk 
with you next week to get your read on the staff recommendations and also on Mr. Pepper’s request that the escrow be returned to 
the Freedom Center.    
 
I am meeting with Chairman Budig the second week in January to set the agenda for our February 8 Commission meeting.  Your 
feedback regarding the draft staff recommendations on the  Freedom Center would be very helpful.
 
I’m cc’ing Margie on this email so that we might be able to identify a time on your calendar for a brief telephone call (10‐15 min.) on 
this subject in early January.  The key questions relate to the staff recommendations and whether you agree with them, see room 
for improvement, or identify points we need to research further.
 
Thanks, and Happy New Year!
 
Kathy
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Cell: 614-738-3553
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

 
From: jepepjr@aol.com [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2010 11:23 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.kb.1@pg.com
Subject: Your note to Jeff Rohr.....

Kathy,

I saw a copy of your note to Jeff Rohr. We have little choice but to accept your point of view on this and I’ll go
ahead to sign the papers as you have given them to me.

I hope now that, as the office re-opens, we’ll be able to come to grips with the issue of my being able to also
guarantee the other $450,000. My guarantee on this will be total, and it will be on the same terms that apply to
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the $850,000 and, to repeat, the availability of these funds as crucial to giving us the “running room” to get to
the point in time where we hope and expect Federalization funds to be available. Don will be separately
sending you the back-up business plan that you’ve requested in the event Federalization does not take place. To
be absolutely clear with you, this institution and mission are far too important to put all our eggs in that basket,
even as we continue to be hopeful of it coming through and even as it remains our #1 priority by far.

John E. Pepper

Any U.S. tax advice contained in the body of this e-mail was not intended or written to be
used, and cannot be used, by the recipient for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be
imposed under the Internal Revenue Code or applicable state or local tax law provisions.
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Kathy Fox
From: Margie.Gertner@ey.com
Sent: Monday, January 03, 2011 2:22 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: Re: More on NURFC

Hi Kathy,

Would you be available for a call this Thursday, Jan. 6 at 3:00 or 3:30p or Friday, Jan. 7 at 1:00p Let me know.

Thanks.

Margie
Marjorie S. Gertner | Columbus Location Manager and Exec. Asst. to Managing Partner |
Enterprise Support Services
Ernst & Young LLP
1100 Huntington Center, 41 S. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215, United States of America
Direct: +1 614 232 7140 | Fax: +1-866-281-8696 | margie.gertner@ey.com
EY/Comm: 2565488
Website: www.ey.com
Thank you for considering the environmental impact of printing emails.

From: "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>


To: <CRAIG.MARSHALL@ey.com>
Cc: <Margie.Gertner@ey.com>
Date: 12/30/2010 07:38 PM
Subject: More on NURFC

Craig,
Sorry to bother you on your vacation.  I wanted you to see the message, below, from John Pepper (Proctor & Gamble CEO‐emeritus 
and chairman of the National Underground Freedom Center board).  
 
Margie Gertner said she sent with you on your trip a copy of our draft staff report on the Freedom Center.  The draft staff report 
contains the staff recommendation about releasing an $850K appropriation ONLY if it is fully guaranteed, if we continue to hold a 
$460K escrow, and if the Freedom Center provides a  fallback business plan showing how they would continue to operate if 
federalization doesn’t occur.  In the message below Mr. Pepper is expressing his opinion about why the $460K escrow should be 
released in addition to the $850K appropriation (with a guaranty he is willing to make).   I am hoping to have an opportunity to talk 
with you next week to get your read on the staff recommendations and also on Mr. Pepper’s request that the escrow be returned to 
the Freedom Center.    
 
I am meeting with Chairman Budig the second week in January to set the agenda for our February 8 Commission meeting.  Your 
feedback regarding the draft staff recommendations on the  Freedom Center would be very helpful.
 
I’m cc’ing Margie on this email so that we might be able to identify a time on your calendar for a brief telephone call (10‐15 min.) on 
this subject in early January.  The key questions relate to the staff recommendations and whether you agree with them, see room 
for improvement, or identify points we need to research further.
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Thanks, and Happy New Year!
 
Kathy
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Cell: 614-738-3553
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

 
From: jepepjr@aol.com [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2010 11:23 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.kb.1@pg.com
Subject: Your note to Jeff Rohr.....

Kathy,

I saw a copy of your note to Jeff Rohr. We have little choice but to accept your point of view on this and I’ll go
ahead to sign the papers as you have given them to me.

I hope now that, as the office re-opens, we’ll be able to come to grips with the issue of my being able to also
guarantee the other $450,000. My guarantee on this will be total, and it will be on the same terms that apply to
the $850,000 and, to repeat, the availability of these funds as crucial to giving us the “running room” to get to
the point in time where we hope and expect Federalization funds to be available. Don will be separately
sending you the back-up business plan that you’ve requested in the event Federalization does not take place. To
be absolutely clear with you, this institution and mission are far too important to put all our eggs in that basket,
even as we continue to be hopeful of it coming through and even as it remains our #1 priority by far.

John E. Pepper

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Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, January 03, 2011 9:12 AM
To: Michelle Chippas
Subject: Accepted: Review Public Records Request for NURFC

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Kathy Fox
Subject: Review Public Records Request for NURFC
Location: Large conference room

Start: Mon 1/3/2011 11:00 AM


End: Mon 1/3/2011 11:30 AM

Recurrence: (none)

Meeting Status: Accepted

Organizer: Michelle Chippas


Required Attendees: Kathy Fox; Dave Wartel; Keith Wiley; Tony Capaci

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Kathy Fox
From: CRAIG.MARSHALL@ey.com
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2010 12:14 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: Re: More on NURFC

I will look at. Look forward to catching up. Happy New Year
-----------------
Craig A. Marshall
Ernst & Young
Columbus Office Managing Partner
(614) 232-7450 Office
(937) 673-5502 Cell

From: "Kathy Fox" [KFox@culture.ohio.gov]


Sent: 12/30/2010 07:35 PM EST
To: Craig Marshall
Cc: Margie Gertner
Subject: More on NURFC

Craig,
Sorry to bother you on your vacation. I wanted you to see the message, below, from John Pepper (Proctor &
Gamble CEO-emeritus and chairman of the National Underground Freedom Center board).

Margie Gertner said she sent with you on your trip a copy of our draft staff report on the Freedom Center. The
draft staff report contains the staff recommendation about releasing an $850K appropriation ONLY if it is fully
guaranteed, if we continue to hold a $460K escrow, and if the Freedom Center provides a fallback business
plan showing how they would continue to operate if federalization doesn’t occur. In the message below Mr.
Pepper is expressing his opinion about why the $460K escrow should be released in addition to the $850K
appropriation (with a guaranty he is willing to make). I am hoping to have an opportunity to talk with you next
week to get your read on the staff recommendations and also on Mr. Pepper’s request that the escrow be
returned to the Freedom Center.

I am meeting with Chairman Budig the second week in January to set the agenda for our February 8
Commission meeting. Your feedback regarding the draft staff recommendations on the Freedom Center would
be very helpful.

I’m cc’ing Margie on this email so that we might be able to identify a time on your calendar for a brief
telephone call (10-15 min.) on this subject in early January. The key questions relate to the staff
recommendations and whether you agree with them, see room for improvement, or identify points we need to
research further.

Thanks, and Happy New Year!

Kathy

Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA


Executive Director
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Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Cell: 614-738-3553
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

From: jepepjr@aol.com [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]


Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2010 11:23 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.kb.1@pg.com
Subject: Your note to Jeff Rohr.....

Kathy,

I saw a copy of your note to Jeff Rohr. We have little choice but to accept your point of view on this and I’ll go
ahead to sign the papers as you have given them to me.

I hope now that, as the office re-opens, we’ll be able to come to grips with the issue of my being able to also
guarantee the other $450,000. My guarantee on this will be total, and it will be on the same terms that apply to
the $850,000 and, to repeat, the availability of these funds as crucial to giving us the “running room” to get to
the point in time where we hope and expect Federalization funds to be available. Don will be separately
sending you the back-up business plan that you’ve requested in the event Federalization does not take place. To
be absolutely clear with you, this institution and mission are far too important to put all our eggs in that basket,
even as we continue to be hopeful of it coming through and even as it remains our #1 priority by far.

John E. Pepper

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Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2010 8:23 PM
To: 'obudig@parsecinc.com'
Subject: More on Freedom Center 12/30/10

Dear Otto: 
FYI, please see the email thread below for the latest correspondence with John Pepper regarding the Freedom Center.   
Thanks, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov


 
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2010 8:09 PM
To: 'jepepjr@aol.com'
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.kb.1@pg.com; Chris Bruner; Tony Capaci; Amy Rice; National
Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: RE: Your note to Jeff Rohr.....

John, 
Thank you for your note regarding the guaranty.  We’ll look forward to receiving the documents.   
 
Regarding your request for release of the escrow funds in addition to the $850K appropriation, this issue is under review 
by the Commission’s Treasurer as he reviews our draft staff report on the Freedom Center.  Our Treasurer is an 
uncompensated Commission Member; he is on a family trip over the holidays, one that I am certain is well deserved 
given his many business and civic responsibilities.  We expect to receive his feedback next week and we will be back in 
touch with you after that.  In the meantime, we will look forward to receiving the back‐up business plan from Don and 
updated cash flow projections from Ben.  Our staff will begin its review immediately upon receipt, as we have done with 
all prior information.  
 
Thank you again for your note. 
 
With my very best wishes for the new year, 
 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov

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kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

From: jepepjr@aol.com [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]


Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 12:11 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: jepepjr@aol.com
Subject: Contractual Papers....

(Dictated but not read by John Pepper)


-------------------------
Dear Kathy,

I just want you to know that I’ll be getting the contractual papers you sent me back to the appropriate office
early the week of January 10. I’ll mail out the week prior to that. My lawyer has raised one, I think relatively
minor, question with your staff.

I’m assuming you’ll let Tom and Ben know if there are any “missing pieces” as far as you’re concerned,
preparing for the review with your committee in February.

Also, and very importantly, I would like to process the additional $450,000 at that same time. I think you have
my earlier e-mail. My wife and I will guarantee that. Given that, I don’t think you will be incurring any risk.
Furthermore, as pointed out and I think Ben will be getting back to you, our latest cash flow numbers show that
$450,000 as being vital to carrying us through to the point where we believe Federalization funds will be
available.

Feel free to give me a call if any part of this is something that would benefit from our talking.

Best regards,
John Pepper
(513) 293-7474
 
From: jepepjr@aol.com [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2010 11:23 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.kb.1@pg.com
Subject: Your note to Jeff Rohr.....

Kathy,

I saw a copy of your note to Jeff Rohr. We have little choice but to accept your point of view on this and I’ll go
ahead to sign the papers as you have given them to me.

I hope now that, as the office re-opens, we’ll be able to come to grips with the issue of my being able to also
guarantee the other $450,000. My guarantee on this will be total, and it will be on the same terms that apply to
the $850,000 and, to repeat, the availability of these funds as crucial to giving us the “running room” to get to
the point in time where we hope and expect Federalization funds to be available. Don will be separately
sending you the back-up business plan that you’ve requested in the event Federalization does not take place. To
be absolutely clear with you, this institution and mission are far too important to put all our eggs in that basket,
even as we continue to be hopeful of it coming through and even as it remains our #1 priority by far.

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John E. Pepper

From: Kathy Fox


Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 6:52 AM
To: Rohr, Jeffrey L.; jepepjr@aol.com
Cc: Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; dmurphy@nurfc.org; Donald's Yahoo; BReece@nurfc.org; Amy
Rice
Subject: RE: Contractual Papers....

Jeff, 
Thank you for forwarding to me your email from Monday.  Since your original email went to a staff member and our 
office is closed this week for mandatory Cost Savings furlough days, I had no other way of obtaining a copy of your email 
this week; It was helpful that you were able to forward it to me. 
 
I sent your comments to our legal counsel on Tuesday.  He informs me that the language changes you suggested for the 
guaranty document would alter the Commission’s ability to collect timely, should the guaranty need to be called in.  He 
also notes that the contract language for which changes are now suggested is part of the standard form document that 
was sent out initially for review six weeks ago, and further, the language is typical for financial guaranties.  He is unable 
to recommend to the Commission that the standard document be changed to reflect the suggestions you forwarded.   
 
Sincerely, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: Rohr, Jeffrey L. [mailto:JRohr@Graydon.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 2:13 PM
To: Kathy Fox; jepepjr@aol.com
Cc: Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; dmurphy@nurfc.org; Donald's Yahoo; BReece@nurfc.org
Subject: RE: Contractual Papers....

Kathy,
I have attached the Letter (with comments) that I sent yesterday. Please contact me with any questions.

Jeff Rohr
Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP
1900 Fifth Third Center
511 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Phone: (513) 629-2852

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From: Kathy Fox [mailto:KFox@culture.ohio.gov]


Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 12:34 PM
To: jepepjr@aol.com
Cc: Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; Rohr, Jeffrey L.; dmurphy@nurfc.org; Donald's Yahoo;
BReece@nurfc.org
Subject: RE: Contractual Papers....

Dear John, 
Yes, I received your email of 12/24/10 at 5:30 PM.  As mentioned in a prior email, our office is closed for mandatory Cost 
Savings furlough days this week.  The office will reopen on Monday 1/3/2011.  Could you please have your attorney 
forward his question to me since my staff is not available this week?  I will be speaking with our legal counsel this 
afternoon, so if there is a new question it would be helpful for me to know what it is today. 
 
The status of the Freedom Center project review remains unchanged from my last email:  our Commission Treasurer is 
reviewing the Commission staff’s draft report.  I expect the Treasurer’s feedback next week.  On Monday when our 
office reopens and Tony Capaci is available, he can review any new information that Ben may have provided.   
 
Best regards, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 

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Kathy Fox
From: Administrator
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2010 8:09 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Relay)
Attachments: ATT05771.txt; RE: Your note to Jeff Rohr.....

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Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2010 8:09 PM
To: 'jepepjr@aol.com'
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.kb.1@pg.com; Chris Bruner; Tony Capaci;
Amy Rice; National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: RE: Your note to Jeff Rohr.....

Tracking:
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'jepepjr@aol.com'
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robinson.kb.1@pg.com
Chris Bruner Delivered: 12/30/2010 8:09 PM
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Amy Rice Delivered: 12/30/2010 8:09 PM
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
(594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)

John, 
Thank you for your note regarding the guaranty.  We’ll look forward to receiving the documents.   
 
Regarding your request for release of the escrow funds in addition to the $850K appropriation, this issue is under review 
by the Commission’s Treasurer as he reviews our draft staff report on the Freedom Center.  Our Treasurer is an 
uncompensated Commission Member; he is on a family trip over the holidays, one that I am certain is well deserved 
given his many business and civic responsibilities.  We expect to receive his feedback next week and we will be back in 
touch with you after that.  In the meantime, we will look forward to receiving the back‐up business plan from Don and 
updated cash flow projections from Ben.  Our staff will begin its review immediately upon receipt, as we have done with 
all prior information.  
 
Thank you again for your note. 
 
With my very best wishes for the new year, 
 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

 
From: jepepjr@aol.com [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2010 11:23 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.kb.1@pg.com
Subject: Your note to Jeff Rohr.....
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Kathy,

I saw a copy of your note to Jeff Rohr. We have little choice but to accept your point of view on this and I’ll go
ahead to sign the papers as you have given them to me.

I hope now that, as the office re-opens, we’ll be able to come to grips with the issue of my being able to also
guarantee the other $450,000. My guarantee on this will be total, and it will be on the same terms that apply to
the $850,000 and, to repeat, the availability of these funds as crucial to giving us the “running room” to get to
the point in time where we hope and expect Federalization funds to be available. Don will be separately
sending you the back-up business plan that you’ve requested in the event Federalization does not take place. To
be absolutely clear with you, this institution and mission are far too important to put all our eggs in that basket,
even as we continue to be hopeful of it coming through and even as it remains our #1 priority by far.

John E. Pepper

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Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2010 7:35 PM
To: 'CRAIG.MARSHALL@ey.com'
Cc: 'Margie.Gertner@ey.com'
Subject: More on NURFC

Craig, 
Sorry to bother you on your vacation.  I wanted you to see the message, below, from John Pepper (Proctor & Gamble 
CEO‐emeritus and chairman of the National Underground Freedom Center board).   
 
Margie Gertner said she sent with you on your trip a copy of our draft staff report on the Freedom Center.  The draft 
staff report contains the staff recommendation about releasing an $850K appropriation ONLY if it is fully guaranteed, if 
we continue to hold a $460K escrow, and if the Freedom Center provides a  fallback business plan showing how they 
would continue to operate if federalization doesn’t occur.  In the message below Mr. Pepper is expressing his opinion 
about why the $460K escrow should be released in addition to the $850K appropriation (with a guaranty he is willing to 
make).   I am hoping to have an opportunity to talk with you next week to get your read on the staff recommendations 
and also on Mr. Pepper’s request that the escrow be returned to the Freedom Center.     
 
I am meeting with Chairman Budig the second week in January to set the agenda for our February 8 Commission 
meeting.  Your feedback regarding the draft staff recommendations on the  Freedom Center would be very helpful. 
 
I’m cc’ing Margie on this email so that we might be able to identify a time on your calendar for a brief telephone call (10‐
15 min.) on this subject in early January.  The key questions relate to the staff recommendations and whether you agree 
with them, see room for improvement, or identify points we need to research further. 
 
Thanks, and Happy New Year! 
 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Cell: 614-738-3553
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

 
From: jepepjr@aol.com [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2010 11:23 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.kb.1@pg.com
Subject: Your note to Jeff Rohr.....

Kathy,

I saw a copy of your note to Jeff Rohr. We have little choice but to accept your point of view on this and I’ll go
ahead to sign the papers as you have given them to me.

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I hope now that, as the office re-opens, we’ll be able to come to grips with the issue of my being able to also
guarantee the other $450,000. My guarantee on this will be total, and it will be on the same terms that apply to
the $850,000 and, to repeat, the availability of these funds as crucial to giving us the “running room” to get to
the point in time where we hope and expect Federalization funds to be available. Don will be separately
sending you the back-up business plan that you’ve requested in the event Federalization does not take place. To
be absolutely clear with you, this institution and mission are far too important to put all our eggs in that basket,
even as we continue to be hopeful of it coming through and even as it remains our #1 priority by far.

John E. Pepper

30
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2010 5:57 PM
To: Chris Bruner; Tony Capaci
Cc: Amy Rice; National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: FW: Your note to Jeff Rohr.....

Tracking:
Tracking Recipient Delivery
Chris Bruner Delivered: 12/30/2010 5:57 PM
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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
(594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)

 
From: jepepjr@aol.com [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2010 11:23 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.kb.1@pg.com
Subject: Your note to Jeff Rohr.....

Kathy,

I saw a copy of your note to Jeff Rohr. We have little choice but to accept your point of view on this and I’ll go
ahead to sign the papers as you have given them to me.

I hope now that, as the office re-opens, we’ll be able to come to grips with the issue of my being able to also
guarantee the other $450,000. My guarantee on this will be total, and it will be on the same terms that apply to
the $850,000 and, to repeat, the availability of these funds as crucial to giving us the “running room” to get to
the point in time where we hope and expect Federalization funds to be available. Don will be separately
sending you the back-up business plan that you’ve requested in the event Federalization does not take place. To
be absolutely clear with you, this institution and mission are far too important to put all our eggs in that basket,
even as we continue to be hopeful of it coming through and even as it remains our #1 priority by far.

John E. Pepper

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Kathy Fox
To: jepepjr@aol.com
Cc: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: RE: Your note to Jeff Rohr.....

John, 
Thanks for your note.  I hope to be able to speak with our Commission Treasurer next week after his return from his 
holiday vacation.  My understanding is that he is reviewing the draft staff report on the Freedom Center.  Since he is a 
volunteer, however, I am not in control of his schedule. 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: jepepjr@aol.com [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2010 11:23 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.kb.1@pg.com
Subject: Your note to Jeff Rohr.....

Kathy,

I saw a copy of your note to Jeff Rohr. We have little choice but to accept your point of view on this and I’ll go
ahead to sign the papers as you have given them to me.

I hope now that, as the office re-opens, we’ll be able to come to grips with the issue of my being able to also
guarantee the other $450,000. My guarantee on this will be total, and it will be on the same terms that apply to
the $850,000 and, to repeat, the availability of these funds as crucial to giving us the “running room” to get to
the point in time where we hope and expect Federalization funds to be available. Don will be separately
sending you the back-up business plan that you’ve requested in the event Federalization does not take place. To
be absolutely clear with you, this institution and mission are far too important to put all our eggs in that basket,
even as we continue to be hopeful of it coming through and even as it remains our #1 priority by far.

John E. Pepper

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Kathy Fox
To: CRAIG.MARSHALL@ey.com
Subject: more on the Freedom Center

Craig, 
Sorry to bother you with this while you are on vacation, but I thought the information below would be an important 
update to the draft Project Analysis and Staff Report you’re reviewing for the  National Underground Railroad Freedom 
Center (NURFC).  I’ve been receiving multiple emails per week from John Pepper, CEO‐emeritus of Proctor & Gamble and 
board chairman of NURFC, in spite of my messages to him that the office is closed for cost savings furlough days this 
week and the draft staff report regarding NURFC is under review by our Sec/Treasurer.  Mr. Pepper wants the 
Commission to approve both the $850K capital appropriation as well as releasing the approx $460K we hold in escrow in 
the event that NURFC fails financially.   The draft staff report recommends Commission approval of the $850K, but only if 
it is guaranteed (Mr. Pepper has agreed to do this) and if we continue to hold the $450K in escrowed funds, which would 
be used to insure,  
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

 
From: jepepjr@aol.com [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2010 11:23 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.kb.1@pg.com
Subject: Your note to Jeff Rohr.....

Kathy,

I saw a copy of your note to Jeff Rohr. We have little choice but to accept your point of view on this and I’ll go
ahead to sign the papers as you have given them to me.

I hope now that, as the office re-opens, we’ll be able to come to grips with the issue of my being able to also
guarantee the other $450,000. My guarantee on this will be total, and it will be on the same terms that apply to
the $850,000 and, to repeat, the availability of these funds as crucial to giving us the “running room” to get to
the point in time where we hope and expect Federalization funds to be available. Don will be separately
sending you the back-up business plan that you’ve requested in the event Federalization does not take place. To
be absolutely clear with you, this institution and mission are far too important to put all our eggs in that basket,
even as we continue to be hopeful of it coming through and even as it remains our #1 priority by far.

John E. Pepper

33
Kathy Fox
From: jepepjr@aol.com
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2010 11:23 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.kb.1@pg.com
Subject: Your note to Jeff Rohr.....

Kathy,

I saw a copy of your note to Jeff Rohr. We have little choice but to accept your point of view on this and I’ll go
ahead to sign the papers as you have given them to me.

I hope now that, as the office re-opens, we’ll be able to come to grips with the issue of my being able to also
guarantee the other $450,000. My guarantee on this will be total, and it will be on the same terms that apply to
the $850,000 and, to repeat, the availability of these funds as crucial to giving us the “running room” to get to
the point in time where we hope and expect Federalization funds to be available. Don will be separately
sending you the back-up business plan that you’ve requested in the event Federalization does not take place. To
be absolutely clear with you, this institution and mission are far too important to put all our eggs in that basket,
even as we continue to be hopeful of it coming through and even as it remains our #1 priority by far.

John E. Pepper

34
Kathy Fox
From: BReece@nurfc.org
Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 9:37 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: RE: Contractual Papers....

Return Receipt 
                                                                            
   Your       RE: Contractual Papers....                                    
   document:                                                                
                                                                            
   was        BReece@nurfc.org                                              
   received                                                                 
   by:                                                                      
                                                                            
   at:        12/29/2010 09:37:07 AM                                        
                                                                            
 
 
 
 

35
Kathy Fox
From: Administrator
Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 2010 6:52 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Relay)
Attachments: ATT05155.txt; RE: Contractual Papers....

This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. 
 
Your message has been successfully relayed to the following recipients, but the requested 
delivery status notifications may not be generated by the destination. 
 
       donmurphy10850@yahoo.com 
       jepepjr@aol.com 
       dmurphy@nurfc.org 
       BReece@nurfc.org 
       JRohr@Graydon.com 
 
 
 

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Kathy Fox
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 4:01 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: AUTO: Don Murphy is out of the office (returning 01/04/2011)

 
I am out of the office until 01/04/2011. 
 
 
 
 
Note: This is an automated response to your message  "RE: Contractual Papers...." sent on 
12/28/2010 12:34:13 PM. 
 
This is the only notification you will receive while this person is away. 
 

37
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 3:53 PM
To: 'Tom Rocco'
Subject: FW: Contractual Papers....
Attachments: Pepper changes.PDF

 
 
From: Rohr, Jeffrey L. [mailto:JRohr@Graydon.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 2:13 PM
To: Kathy Fox; jepepjr@aol.com
Cc: Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; dmurphy@nurfc.org; Donald's Yahoo; BReece@nurfc.org
Subject: RE: Contractual Papers....

Kathy,
I have attached the Letter (with comments) that I sent yesterday. Please contact me with any questions.

Jeff Rohr
Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP
1900 Fifth Third Center
511 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Phone: (513) 629-2852
Fax: (513) 651-3836
E-mail: Jrohr@graydon.com

The following information is from the law firm of Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP and may be protected by attorney/client
privilege. If you believe it has been sent to you in error, do not read it. Please reply to the sender that you have received
the message in error, then delete the message.

Do not retain a copy. Thank you.

**********************************

12-28-10

From: Kathy Fox [mailto:KFox@culture.ohio.gov]


Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 12:34 PM
To: jepepjr@aol.com
Cc: Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; Rohr, Jeffrey L.; dmurphy@nurfc.org; Donald's Yahoo;
BReece@nurfc.org
Subject: RE: Contractual Papers....

Dear John, 
Yes, I received your email of 12/24/10 at 5:30 PM.  As mentioned in a prior email, our office is closed for mandatory Cost 
Savings furlough days this week.  The office will reopen on Monday 1/3/2011.  Could you please have your attorney 
forward his question to me since my staff is not available this week?  I will be speaking with our legal counsel this 
afternoon, so if there is a new question it would be helpful for me to know what it is today. 
 

38
The status of the Freedom Center project review remains unchanged from my last email:  our Commission Treasurer is 
reviewing the Commission staff’s draft report.  I expect the Treasurer’s feedback next week.  On Monday when our 
office reopens and Tony Capaci is available, he can review any new information that Ben may have provided.   
 
Best regards, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: jepepjr@aol.com [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 12:11 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: jepepjr@aol.com
Subject: Contractual Papers....

(Dictated but not read by John Pepper)


-------------------------
Dear Kathy,

I just want you to know that I’ll be getting the contractual papers you sent me back to the appropriate office
early the week of January 10. I’ll mail out the week prior to that. My lawyer has raised one, I think relatively
minor, question with your staff.

I’m assuming you’ll let Tom and Ben know if there are any “missing pieces” as far as you’re concerned,
preparing for the review with your committee in February.

Also, and very importantly, I would like to process the additional $450,000 at that same time. I think you have
my earlier e-mail. My wife and I will guarantee that. Given that, I don’t think you will be incurring any risk.
Furthermore, as pointed out and I think Ben will be getting back to you, our latest cash flow numbers show that
$450,000 as being vital to carrying us through to the point where we believe Federalization funds will be
available.

Feel free to give me a call if any part of this is something that would benefit from our talking.

Best regards,
John Pepper
(513) 293-7474

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Kathy Fox
From: Rohr, Jeffrey L. [JRohr@Graydon.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 2:13 PM
To: Kathy Fox; jepepjr@aol.com
Cc: Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; dmurphy@nurfc.org; Donald's Yahoo;
BReece@nurfc.org
Subject: RE: Contractual Papers....
Attachments: Pepper changes.PDF

Kathy,
I have attached the Letter (with comments) that I sent yesterday. Please contact me with any questions.

Jeff Rohr
Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP
1900 Fifth Third Center
511 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Phone: (513) 629-2852
Fax: (513) 651-3836
E-mail: Jrohr@graydon.com

The following information is from the law firm of Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP and may be protected by attorney/client
privilege. If you believe it has been sent to you in error, do not read it. Please reply to the sender that you have received
the message in error, then delete the message.

Do not retain a copy. Thank you.

**********************************

12-28-10

From: Kathy Fox [mailto:KFox@culture.ohio.gov]


Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 12:34 PM
To: jepepjr@aol.com
Cc: Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; Rohr, Jeffrey L.; dmurphy@nurfc.org; Donald's Yahoo;
BReece@nurfc.org
Subject: RE: Contractual Papers....

Dear John, 
Yes, I received your email of 12/24/10 at 5:30 PM.  As mentioned in a prior email, our office is closed for mandatory Cost 
Savings furlough days this week.  The office will reopen on Monday 1/3/2011.  Could you please have your attorney 
forward his question to me since my staff is not available this week?  I will be speaking with our legal counsel this 
afternoon, so if there is a new question it would be helpful for me to know what it is today. 
 
The status of the Freedom Center project review remains unchanged from my last email:  our Commission Treasurer is 
reviewing the Commission staff’s draft report.  I expect the Treasurer’s feedback next week.  On Monday when our 
office reopens and Tony Capaci is available, he can review any new information that Ben may have provided.   
 
Best regards, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
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Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: jepepjr@aol.com [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 12:11 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: jepepjr@aol.com
Subject: Contractual Papers....

(Dictated but not read by John Pepper)


-------------------------
Dear Kathy,

I just want you to know that I’ll be getting the contractual papers you sent me back to the appropriate office
early the week of January 10. I’ll mail out the week prior to that. My lawyer has raised one, I think relatively
minor, question with your staff.

I’m assuming you’ll let Tom and Ben know if there are any “missing pieces” as far as you’re concerned,
preparing for the review with your committee in February.

Also, and very importantly, I would like to process the additional $450,000 at that same time. I think you have
my earlier e-mail. My wife and I will guarantee that. Given that, I don’t think you will be incurring any risk.
Furthermore, as pointed out and I think Ben will be getting back to you, our latest cash flow numbers show that
$450,000 as being vital to carrying us through to the point where we believe Federalization funds will be
available.

Feel free to give me a call if any part of this is something that would benefit from our talking.

Best regards,
John Pepper
(513) 293-7474

41
Kathy Fox
From: Administrator
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 12:34 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Relay)
Attachments: ATT04869.txt; RE: Contractual Papers....

This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. 
 
Your message has been successfully relayed to the following recipients, but the requested 
delivery status notifications may not be generated by the destination. 
 
       donmurphy10850@yahoo.com 
       jepepjr@aol.com 
       dmurphy@nurfc.org 
       BReece@nurfc.org 
       JRohr@Graydon.com 
 
 
 

42
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 12:34 PM
To: 'jepepjr@aol.com'
Cc: Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner; National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594
@ocfcsp.oasfc.local); 'JRohr@Graydon.com'; <dmurphy@nurfc.org>; 'Donald's Yahoo';
BReece@nurfc.org
Subject: RE: Contractual Papers....

Tracking:
Tracking Recipient Delivery
'jepepjr@aol.com'
Tony Capaci Delivered: 12/28/2010 12:34 PM
Chris Bruner Delivered: 12/28/2010 12:34 PM
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
(594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)

'JRohr@Graydon.com'
<dmurphy@nurfc.org>
'Donald's Yahoo'
BReece@nurfc.org
Amy Rice Delivered: 12/28/2010 12:34 PM

Dear John, 
Yes, I received your email of 12/24/10 at 5:30 PM.  As mentioned in a prior email, our office is closed for mandatory Cost 
Savings furlough days this week.  The office will reopen on Monday 1/3/2011.  Could you please have your attorney 
forward his question to me since my staff is not available this week?  I will be speaking with our legal counsel this 
afternoon, so if there is a new question it would be helpful for me to know what it is today. 
 
The status of the Freedom Center project review remains unchanged from my last email:  our Commission Treasurer is 
reviewing the Commission staff’s draft report.  I expect the Treasurer’s feedback next week.  On Monday when our 
office reopens and Tony Capaci is available, he can review any new information that Ben may have provided.   
 
Best regards, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: jepepjr@aol.com [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 12:11 PM
To: Kathy Fox

43
Cc: jepepjr@aol.com
Subject: Contractual Papers....

(Dictated but not read by John Pepper)


-------------------------
Dear Kathy,

I just want you to know that I’ll be getting the contractual papers you sent me back to the appropriate office
early the week of January 10. I’ll mail out the week prior to that. My lawyer has raised one, I think relatively
minor, question with your staff.

I’m assuming you’ll let Tom and Ben know if there are any “missing pieces” as far as you’re concerned,
preparing for the review with your committee in February.

Also, and very importantly, I would like to process the additional $450,000 at that same time. I think you have
my earlier e-mail. My wife and I will guarantee that. Given that, I don’t think you will be incurring any risk.
Furthermore, as pointed out and I think Ben will be getting back to you, our latest cash flow numbers show that
$450,000 as being vital to carrying us through to the point where we believe Federalization funds will be
available.

Feel free to give me a call if any part of this is something that would benefit from our talking.

Best regards,
John Pepper
(513) 293-7474

44
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, December 27, 2010 5:10 PM
To: 'obudig@parsecinc.com'
Subject: latest message from John Pepper re: Freedom Center

Dear Otto: 
FYI, please see below for the most recent message from John Pepper on the Freedom Center.  I am not planning to make 
an additional response to John at this time since we are waiting for Commission Treasurer Craig Marshall to provide 
feedback on the staff report about the Freedom Center, and Tony Capaci is on vacation until Jan. 3 (as are all of our staff 
members due to Cost Savings furlough days this week).  Early next week I expect to receive Craig Marshall’s feedback 
and will have an opportunity to discuss the situation further with Tony Capaci.  I’ll keep you informed of the status. 
 
Happy New Year! 
 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: jepepjr@aol.com [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]
Sent: Friday, December 24, 2010 5:10 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.kb.1@pg.com; jake1@fuse.net; jepepjr@aol.com
Subject: Fwd: Freedom Center - Guarantee....

Kathy,

As Don says, the latest cash flow sheet which we have all been over meticulously does show the escrowed $450,000 and
Ben Reece will be getting that to you not later than mid-next week. My guarantee and that of my wife for the $450,000 as
well as the $850,000 should give you and your staff the assurance you want that in the eventuality of the Freedom
Center's not continuing in operation, an eventuality that we are absolutely committed to NOT happening, you would have
funds to maintain it, etc. This $450,000 is critical to taking us to the end of 2011 and maybe early 2012, the timing on
which we are aiming for Federal funds to be available. I would be delighted to talk this with you or members of your staff.

Have a good holiday.

John

-----Original Message-----
From: Donald's Yahoo <donmurphy10850@yahoo.com>
To: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>
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Cc: <jepepjr@aol.com> <jepepjr@aol.com>; <dmurphy@nurfc.org> <dmurphy@nurfc.org>; Tony Capaci
<tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>; Chris Bruner <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>; AmyRice <ARice@culture.ohio.gov>;
<594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local> <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>; Ken Robinson <robinson.kb.1@pg.com>
Sent: Wed, Dec 22, 2010 4:15 pm
Subject: Re: Freedom Center - Guarantee....

Kathy
Thanks for your response to John's note. If Ben's cash flow did not show the escrowed amount it should have. In addition,
based on our last phone conversation, I believe we shoild have the opportunity to respond to the staff report. This in light
of the fact we have made significant budget adjustments that will give us a strong option for sustainability without
federalization.

I look forward to discussing this further after the first of the new year.

Have a Meery Christmas and a very prosperous New Year.

Warm regards,

Don

No greater love hath a man than this: to lay down his life for his friends.

On Dec 22, 2010, at 14:54, "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov> wrote:

John,
Thank you for your note regarding the status of the guaranty documents for the $850,000 appropriation.
We will look forward to receiving them within a few weeks.

You also inquired about the escrowed funds the Commission is holding in the event a “management
transition” is required for the facility, as specified in our existing agreements with the Freedom Center.
Our financial analysis group reviewed the recent request to release the escrowed funds, and is unable to
recommend such a release even with a guaranty. In the event that federalization does not occur and the
Freedom Center is unable to continue to operate the building, the escrowed funds will be needed to
provide for utilities, security and insurance on the building until such time as a new non-profit cultural use
can be put in place, or there is another suitable disposition for the building. Our financial analysis group
has included its recommendations in our draft staff report, which is now being reviewed by the
Commission Treasurer. Our financial analysis group also reviewed the cash flow projection provided by
Ben Reece at the Freedom Center. The cash flow projection anticipates $850,000 from the Commission
in February 2011, but does not indicate a return of the escrowed funds.

Once the Commission Treasurer has provided his feedback on the draft report, we will send the report to
the Freedom Center for your information. Please note that our office will be closed beginning Friday,
December 24 through the end of the year for mandatory Cost Savings furlough days. Our office will
reopen on Monday, January 3, 2011.

Best regards,
Kathy

Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA


Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu
46
visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio
Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters,
museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit
www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we
can assist your cultural facility project.

From: jepepjr@aol.com [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]


Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 1:41 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org
Subject: Freedom Center - Guarantee....

Kathy,

I have the documents supporting the $850,000 and have sent them on to my lawyer. I expect we'll be
able to process these quite quickly.

There is the additional $450,000 or so that is also being held in escrow that my wife and I want to
guarantee so they can also be released in February. This, of course, is as we talked in the past. Could I
ask that documents covering these funds also be sent to me so I can move them along.

Best regards,
John Pepper

47
Kathy Fox
From: jepepjr@aol.com
Sent: Friday, December 24, 2010 5:10 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.kb.1@pg.com; jake1@fuse.net;
jepepjr@aol.com
Subject: Fwd: Freedom Center - Guarantee....

Follow Up Flag: Follow up


Flag Status: Flagged

Kathy,

As Don says, the latest cash flow sheet which we have all been over meticulously does show the escrowed $450,000 and
Ben Reece will be getting that to you not later than mid-next week. My guarantee and that of my wife for the $450,000 as
well as the $850,000 should give you and your staff the assurance you want that in the eventuality of the Freedom
Center's not continuing in operation, an eventuality that we are absolutely committed to NOT happening, you would have
funds to maintain it, etc. This $450,000 is critical to taking us to the end of 2011 and maybe early 2012, the timing on
which we are aiming for Federal funds to be available. I would be delighted to talk this with you or members of your staff.

Have a good holiday.

John

-----Original Message-----
From: Donald's Yahoo <donmurphy10850@yahoo.com>
To: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>
Cc: <jepepjr@aol.com> <jepepjr@aol.com>; <dmurphy@nurfc.org> <dmurphy@nurfc.org>; Tony Capaci
<tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>; Chris Bruner <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>; AmyRice <ARice@culture.ohio.gov>;
<594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local> <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>; Ken Robinson <robinson.kb.1@pg.com>
Sent: Wed, Dec 22, 2010 4:15 pm
Subject: Re: Freedom Center - Guarantee....

Kathy
Thanks for your response to John's note. If Ben's cash flow did not show the escrowed amount it should have. In addition,
based on our last phone conversation, I believe we shoild have the opportunity to respond to the staff report. This in light
of the fact we have made significant budget adjustments that will give us a strong option for sustainability without
federalization.

I look forward to discussing this further after the first of the new year.

Have a Meery Christmas and a very prosperous New Year.

Warm regards,

Don

No greater love hath a man than this: to lay down his life for his friends.

On Dec 22, 2010, at 14:54, "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov> wrote:

John,
Thank you for your note regarding the status of the guaranty documents for the $850,000 appropriation.
We will look forward to receiving them within a few weeks.

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You also inquired about the escrowed funds the Commission is holding in the event a “management
transition” is required for the facility, as specified in our existing agreements with the Freedom Center.
Our financial analysis group reviewed the recent request to release the escrowed funds, and is unable to
recommend such a release even with a guaranty. In the event that federalization does not occur and the
Freedom Center is unable to continue to operate the building, the escrowed funds will be needed to
provide for utilities, security and insurance on the building until such time as a new non-profit cultural use
can be put in place, or there is another suitable disposition for the building. Our financial analysis group
has included its recommendations in our draft staff report, which is now being reviewed by the
Commission Treasurer. Our financial analysis group also reviewed the cash flow projection provided by
Ben Reece at the Freedom Center. The cash flow projection anticipates $850,000 from the Commission
in February 2011, but does not indicate a return of the escrowed funds.

Once the Commission Treasurer has provided his feedback on the draft report, we will send the report to
the Freedom Center for your information. Please note that our office will be closed beginning Friday,
December 24 through the end of the year for mandatory Cost Savings furlough days. Our office will
reopen on Monday, January 3, 2011.

Best regards,
Kathy

Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA


Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio
Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters,
museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit
www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we
can assist your cultural facility project.

From: jepepjr@aol.com [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]


Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 1:41 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org
Subject: Freedom Center - Guarantee....

Kathy,

I have the documents supporting the $850,000 and have sent them on to my lawyer. I expect we'll be
able to process these quite quickly.

There is the additional $450,000 or so that is also being held in escrow that my wife and I want to
guarantee so they can also be released in February. This, of course, is as we talked in the past. Could I
ask that documents covering these funds also be sent to me so I can move them along.

Best regards,
John Pepper

49
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 5:08 PM
To: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: FW: Delivery Status Notification (Relay) - Muphy, Pepper
Attachments: ATT03381.txt; RE: Freedom Center - Guarantee....

 
‐‐‐‐‐Original Message‐‐‐‐‐ 
From: Administrator  
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 5:02 PM 
To: Kathy Fox 
Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Relay) 
 
This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. 
 
Your message has been successfully relayed to the following recipients, but the requested 
delivery status notifications may not be generated by the destination. 
 
       donmurphy10850@yahoo.com 
       jepepjr@aol.com 
       dmurphy@nurfc.org 
       robinson.kb.1@pg.com 
 
 
 

50
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 5:05 PM
To: 'Otto Budig'
Subject: latest update on the Freedom Center

Dear Otto: 
Please see the two emails below for my response to Don Murphy’s reply to the email I sent to John Pepper. 
 
Thanks, 
Kathy 
 
 
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 5:01 PM
To: 'Donald's Yahoo'
Cc: <jepepjr@aol.com>; <dmurphy@nurfc.org>; Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner; Amy Rice; <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>; Ken
Robinson
Subject: RE: Freedom Center - Guarantee....

Don, 
Thanks for your note.  We look forward to receiving any additional information that is available, including a business 
plan the Freedom Center is preparing or has prepared to address the possibility that federalization may not take place. 
Tony Capaci has asked Ben for a business plan that would accommodate such an event, but has not received it yet.  You 
and I spoke about the need for the Freedom Center’s Executive Committee or Board to approve such a  fallback business 
plan, and I hope that approval is being scheduled. 
 
So there is no misunderstanding, the purpose for us sharing with you the draft staff report in early January is so that we 
can make sure all the facts are correct in the report;  it is not our intention to create a debate about the analysis or 
recommendations our staff will be providing to the Commission.  I’m sure you can appreciate this distinction. 
 
We look forward to receiving the business plan as soon as it is available.  We will need it no later than the first week in 
January in order to review it and make any updates to our staff report. 
 
Thank  you, and my best wishes for the holidays and the new year! 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 

51
From: Donald's Yahoo [mailto:donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 4:15 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: <jepepjr@aol.com>; <dmurphy@nurfc.org>; Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner; Amy Rice; <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>; Ken
Robinson
Subject: Re: Freedom Center - Guarantee....

Kathy
Thanks for your response to John's note. If Ben's cash flow did not show the escrowed amount it should have. In
addition, based on our last phone conversation, I believe we shoild have the opportunity to respond to the staff
report. This in light of the fact we have made significant budget adjustments that will give us a strong option for
sustainability without federalization.

I look forward to discussing this further after the first of the new year.

Have a Meery Christmas and a very prosperous New Year.

Warm regards,

Don

No greater love hath a man than this: to lay down his life for his friends.

On Dec 22, 2010, at 14:54, "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov> wrote:

John,

Thank you for your note regarding the status of the guaranty documents for the $850,000 
appropriation.  We will look forward to receiving them within a few weeks.  

You also inquired about the escrowed funds the Commission is holding in the event a “management 
transition” is required for the facility, as specified in our existing agreements with the Freedom Center. 
 Our financial analysis group reviewed the recent request to release the escrowed funds, and is unable 
to recommend such a release even with a guaranty.  In the event that federalization does not occur and 
the Freedom Center is unable to continue to operate the building, the escrowed funds will be needed to 
provide for utilities, security and insurance on the building until such time as a new non‐profit cultural 
use can be put in place, or there is another suitable disposition for the building.  Our financial analysis 
group has included its recommendations in our draft staff report, which  is now being reviewed by the 
Commission Treasurer.  Our financial analysis group also reviewed the cash flow projection provided by 
Ben Reece at the Freedom Center. The cash flow projection anticipates $850,000 from the Commission 
in February 2011, but does not indicate a return of the escrowed funds.  

Once the Commission Treasurer has provided his feedback on the draft report, we will send the report 
to the Freedom Center for your information.  Please note that our office will be closed beginning Friday, 
December 24 through the end of the year for mandatory Cost Savings furlough days.  Our office will 
reopen on Monday, January 3, 2011.
52
 

Best regards,

Kathy

Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA

Executive Director

Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission

100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300


Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770

Fax: 614-752-2775

e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov

kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities
Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural
facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are
invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist
your cultural facility project.

From: jepepjr@aol.com [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]


Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 1:41 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org
Subject: Freedom Center - Guarantee....

Kathy,

I have the documents supporting the $850,000 and have sent them on to my lawyer. I expect we'll be
able to process these quite quickly.

53
There is the additional $450,000 or so that is also being held in escrow that my wife and I want to
guarantee so they can also be released in February. This, of course, is as we talked in the past. Could I
ask that documents covering these funds also be sent to me so I can move them along.

Best regards,

John Pepper

54
Kathy Fox
From: Administrator
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 5:02 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Relay)
Attachments: ATT03381.txt; RE: Freedom Center - Guarantee....

This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. 
 
Your message has been successfully relayed to the following recipients, but the requested 
delivery status notifications may not be generated by the destination. 
 
       donmurphy10850@yahoo.com 
       jepepjr@aol.com 
       dmurphy@nurfc.org 
       robinson.kb.1@pg.com 
 
 
 

55
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 5:01 PM
To: 'Donald's Yahoo'
Cc: <jepepjr@aol.com>; <dmurphy@nurfc.org>; Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner; Amy Rice; <594
@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>; Ken Robinson
Subject: RE: Freedom Center - Guarantee....

Tracking:
Tracking Recipient Delivery
'Donald's Yahoo'
<jepepjr@aol.com>
<dmurphy@nurfc.org>
Tony Capaci Delivered: 12/22/2010 5:01 PM
Chris Bruner Delivered: 12/22/2010 5:01 PM
Amy Rice Delivered: 12/22/2010 5:01 PM
<594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>
Ken Robinson

Don, 
Thanks for your note.  We look forward to receiving any additional information that is available, including a business 
plan the Freedom Center is preparing or has prepared to address the possibility that federalization may not take place. 
Tony Capaci has asked Ben for a business plan that would accommodate such an event, but has not received it yet.  You 
and I spoke about the need for the Freedom Center’s Executive Committee or Board to approve such a  fallback business 
plan, and I hope that approval is being scheduled. 
 
So there is no misunderstanding, the purpose for us sharing with you the draft staff report in early January is so that we 
can make sure all the facts are correct in the report;  it is not our intention to create a debate about the analysis or 
recommendations our staff will be providing to the Commission.  I’m sure you can appreciate this distinction. 
 
We look forward to receiving the business plan as soon as it is available.  We will need it no later than the first week in 
January in order to review it and make any updates to our staff report. 
 
Thank  you, and my best wishes for the holidays and the new year! 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: Donald's Yahoo [mailto:donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 4:15 PM

56
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: <jepepjr@aol.com>; <dmurphy@nurfc.org>; Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner; Amy Rice; <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>; Ken
Robinson
Subject: Re: Freedom Center - Guarantee....

Kathy
Thanks for your response to John's note. If Ben's cash flow did not show the escrowed amount it should have. In
addition, based on our last phone conversation, I believe we shoild have the opportunity to respond to the staff
report. This in light of the fact we have made significant budget adjustments that will give us a strong option for
sustainability without federalization.

I look forward to discussing this further after the first of the new year.

Have a Meery Christmas and a very prosperous New Year.

Warm regards,

Don

No greater love hath a man than this: to lay down his life for his friends.

On Dec 22, 2010, at 14:54, "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov> wrote:

John,

Thank you for your note regarding the status of the guaranty documents for the $850,000 
appropriation.  We will look forward to receiving them within a few weeks.  

You also inquired about the escrowed funds the Commission is holding in the event a “management 
transition” is required for the facility, as specified in our existing agreements with the Freedom Center. 
 Our financial analysis group reviewed the recent request to release the escrowed funds, and is unable 
to recommend such a release even with a guaranty.  In the event that federalization does not occur and 
the Freedom Center is unable to continue to operate the building, the escrowed funds will be needed to 
provide for utilities, security and insurance on the building until such time as a new non‐profit cultural 
use can be put in place, or there is another suitable disposition for the building.  Our financial analysis 
group has included its recommendations in our draft staff report, which  is now being reviewed by the 
Commission Treasurer.  Our financial analysis group also reviewed the cash flow projection provided by 
Ben Reece at the Freedom Center. The cash flow projection anticipates $850,000 from the Commission 
in February 2011, but does not indicate a return of the escrowed funds.  

Once the Commission Treasurer has provided his feedback on the draft report, we will send the report 
to the Freedom Center for your information.  Please note that our office will be closed beginning Friday, 
December 24 through the end of the year for mandatory Cost Savings furlough days.  Our office will 
reopen on Monday, January 3, 2011.

 
57
Best regards,

Kathy

Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA

Executive Director

Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission

100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300


Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770

Fax: 614-752-2775

e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov

kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities
Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural
facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are
invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist
your cultural facility project.

From: jepepjr@aol.com [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]


Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 1:41 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org
Subject: Freedom Center - Guarantee....

Kathy,

I have the documents supporting the $850,000 and have sent them on to my lawyer. I expect we'll be
able to process these quite quickly.

58
There is the additional $450,000 or so that is also being held in escrow that my wife and I want to
guarantee so they can also be released in February. This, of course, is as we talked in the past. Could I
ask that documents covering these funds also be sent to me so I can move them along.

Best regards,

John Pepper

59
Kathy Fox
From: Donald's Yahoo [donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 4:15 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: <jepepjr@aol.com>; <dmurphy@nurfc.org>; Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner; Amy Rice; <594
@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>; Ken Robinson
Subject: Re: Freedom Center - Guarantee....

Kathy
Thanks for your response to John's note. If Ben's cash flow did not show the escrowed amount it should have. In
addition, based on our last phone conversation, I believe we shoild have the opportunity to respond to the staff
report. This in light of the fact we have made significant budget adjustments that will give us a strong option for
sustainability without federalization.

I look forward to discussing this further after the first of the new year.

Have a Meery Christmas and a very prosperous New Year.

Warm regards,

Don

No greater love hath a man than this: to lay down his life for his friends.

On Dec 22, 2010, at 14:54, "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov> wrote:

John,

Thank you for your note regarding the status of the guaranty documents for the $850,000 
appropriation.  We will look forward to receiving them within a few weeks.  

You also inquired about the escrowed funds the Commission is holding in the event a “management 
transition” is required for the facility, as specified in our existing agreements with the Freedom Center. 
 Our financial analysis group reviewed the recent request to release the escrowed funds, and is unable 
to recommend such a release even with a guaranty.  In the event that federalization does not occur and 
the Freedom Center is unable to continue to operate the building, the escrowed funds will be needed to 
provide for utilities, security and insurance on the building until such time as a new non‐profit cultural 
use can be put in place, or there is another suitable disposition for the building.  Our financial analysis 
group has included its recommendations in our draft staff report, which  is now being reviewed by the 
Commission Treasurer.  Our financial analysis group also reviewed the cash flow projection provided by 
Ben Reece at the Freedom Center. The cash flow projection anticipates $850,000 from the Commission 
in February 2011, but does not indicate a return of the escrowed funds.  

60
Once the Commission Treasurer has provided his feedback on the draft report, we will send the report 
to the Freedom Center for your information.  Please note that our office will be closed beginning Friday, 
December 24 through the end of the year for mandatory Cost Savings furlough days.  Our office will 
reopen on Monday, January 3, 2011.

Best regards,

Kathy

Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA

Executive Director

Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission

100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300


Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770

Fax: 614-752-2775

e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov

kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities
Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural
facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are
invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist
your cultural facility project.

From: jepepjr@aol.com [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]


Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 1:41 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org
Subject: Freedom Center - Guarantee....

Kathy,
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I have the documents supporting the $850,000 and have sent them on to my lawyer. I expect we'll be
able to process these quite quickly.

There is the additional $450,000 or so that is also being held in escrow that my wife and I want to
guarantee so they can also be released in February. This, of course, is as we talked in the past. Could I
ask that documents covering these funds also be sent to me so I can move them along.

Best regards,

John Pepper

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Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 3:11 PM
To: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: FW: Delivery Status Notification (Relay) John Pepper & Don Murphy 12-22-10
Attachments: ATT03118.txt; RE: Freedom Center - Guarantee....

 
‐‐‐‐‐Original Message‐‐‐‐‐ 
From: Administrator  
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 2:55 PM 
To: Kathy Fox 
Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Relay) 
 
This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. 
 
Your message has been successfully relayed to the following recipients, but the requested 
delivery status notifications may not be generated by the destination. 
 
       jepepjr@aol.com 
       dmurphy@nurfc.org 
 
 
 

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Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 3:00 PM
To: 'Otto Budig'
Subject: FW: Freedom Center - Guarantee....

Dear Otto: 
Thank you for your voicemail regarding the draft message to John Pepper.  Based on your voicemail message, I’ve sent 
the email reply to John Pepper, copy below.   I am on vacation today and tomorrow, but returning phone calls and 
emails if you need anything.  I’ll keep you posted if there are any further developments. 
 
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 
Thanks, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 2:55 PM
To: 'jepepjr@aol.com'
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner; Amy Rice; National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
(594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: RE: Freedom Center - Guarantee....

John, 
Thank you for your note regarding the status of the guaranty documents for the $850,000 appropriation.  We will look 
forward to receiving them within a few weeks.   
 
You also inquired about the escrowed funds the Commission is holding in the event a “management transition” is 
required for the facility, as specified in our existing agreements with the Freedom Center.  Our financial analysis group 
reviewed the recent request to release the escrowed funds, and is unable to recommend such a release even with a 
guaranty.  In the event that federalization does not occur and the Freedom Center is unable to continue to operate the 
building, the escrowed funds will be needed to provide for utilities, security and insurance on the building until such 
time as a new non‐profit cultural use can be put in place, or there is another suitable disposition for the building.  Our 
financial analysis group has included its recommendations in our draft staff report, which  is now being reviewed by the 
Commission Treasurer.  Our financial analysis group also reviewed the cash flow projection provided by Ben Reece at the 
Freedom Center. The cash flow projection anticipates $850,000 from the Commission in February 2011, but does not 
indicate a return of the escrowed funds.   
 
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Once the Commission Treasurer has provided his feedback on the draft report, we will send the report to the Freedom 
Center for your information.  Please note that our office will be closed beginning Friday, December 24 through the end 
of the year for mandatory Cost Savings furlough days.  Our office will reopen on Monday, January 3, 2011. 
 
Best regards, 
Kathy 
 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: jepepjr@aol.com [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 1:41 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org
Subject: Freedom Center - Guarantee....

Kathy,

I have the documents supporting the $850,000 and have sent them on to my lawyer. I expect we'll be able to process
these quite quickly.

There is the additional $450,000 or so that is also being held in escrow that my wife and I want to guarantee so they can
also be released in February. This, of course, is as we talked in the past. Could I ask that documents covering these
funds also be sent to me so I can move them along.

Best regards,
John Pepper

65
Kathy Fox
From: Administrator
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 2:55 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Relay)
Attachments: ATT03118.txt; RE: Freedom Center - Guarantee....

This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. 
 
Your message has been successfully relayed to the following recipients, but the requested 
delivery status notifications may not be generated by the destination. 
 
       jepepjr@aol.com 
       dmurphy@nurfc.org 
 
 
 

66
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 2:55 PM
To: 'jepepjr@aol.com'
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner; Amy Rice; National Underground Railroad
Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: RE: Freedom Center - Guarantee....

Tracking:
Tracking Recipient Delivery Read
'jepepjr@aol.com'
dmurphy@nurfc.org
Tony Capaci Delivered: 12/22/2010 2:55 PM
Chris Bruner Delivered: 12/22/2010 2:55 PM Read: 12/22/2010 3:32 PM
Amy Rice Delivered: 12/22/2010 2:55 PM Read: 12/22/2010 2:58 PM
National Underground Railroad
Freedom Center
(594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)

John, 
Thank you for your note regarding the status of the guaranty documents for the $850,000 appropriation.  We will look 
forward to receiving them within a few weeks.   
 
You also inquired about the escrowed funds the Commission is holding in the event a “management transition” is 
required for the facility, as specified in our existing agreements with the Freedom Center.  Our financial analysis group 
reviewed the recent request to release the escrowed funds, and is unable to recommend such a release even with a 
guaranty.  In the event that federalization does not occur and the Freedom Center is unable to continue to operate the 
building, the escrowed funds will be needed to provide for utilities, security and insurance on the building until such 
time as a new non‐profit cultural use can be put in place, or there is another suitable disposition for the building.  Our 
financial analysis group has included its recommendations in our draft staff report, which  is now being reviewed by the 
Commission Treasurer.  Our financial analysis group also reviewed the cash flow projection provided by Ben Reece at the 
Freedom Center. The cash flow projection anticipates $850,000 from the Commission in February 2011, but does not 
indicate a return of the escrowed funds.   
 
Once the Commission Treasurer has provided his feedback on the draft report, we will send the report to the Freedom 
Center for your information.  Please note that our office will be closed beginning Friday, December 24 through the end 
of the year for mandatory Cost Savings furlough days.  Our office will reopen on Monday, January 3, 2011. 
 
Best regards, 
Kathy 
 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

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Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: jepepjr@aol.com [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 1:41 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org
Subject: Freedom Center - Guarantee....

Kathy,

I have the documents supporting the $850,000 and have sent them on to my lawyer. I expect we'll be able to process
these quite quickly.

There is the additional $450,000 or so that is also being held in escrow that my wife and I want to guarantee so they can
also be released in February. This, of course, is as we talked in the past. Could I ask that documents covering these
funds also be sent to me so I can move them along.

Best regards,
John Pepper

68
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 2:55 PM
To: 'jepepjr@aol.com'
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner; Amy Rice; National Underground Railroad
Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: RE: Freedom Center - Guarantee....

Tracking:
Tracking Recipient Delivery
'jepepjr@aol.com'
dmurphy@nurfc.org
Tony Capaci Delivered: 12/22/2010 2:55 PM
Chris Bruner Delivered: 12/22/2010 2:55 PM
Amy Rice Delivered: 12/22/2010 2:55 PM
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
(594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)

John, 
Thank you for your note regarding the status of the guaranty documents for the $850,000 appropriation.  We will look 
forward to receiving them within a few weeks.   
 
You also inquired about the escrowed funds the Commission is holding in the event a “management transition” is 
required for the facility, as specified in our existing agreements with the Freedom Center.  Our financial analysis group 
reviewed the recent request to release the escrowed funds, and is unable to recommend such a release even with a 
guaranty.  In the event that federalization does not occur and the Freedom Center is unable to continue to operate the 
building, the escrowed funds will be needed to provide for utilities, security and insurance on the building until such 
time as a new non‐profit cultural use can be put in place, or there is another suitable disposition for the building.  Our 
financial analysis group has included its recommendations in our draft staff report, which  is now being reviewed by the 
Commission Treasurer.  Our financial analysis group also reviewed the cash flow projection provided by Ben Reece at the 
Freedom Center. The cash flow projection anticipates $850,000 from the Commission in February 2011, but does not 
indicate a return of the escrowed funds.   
 
Once the Commission Treasurer has provided his feedback on the draft report, we will send the report to the Freedom 
Center for your information.  Please note that our office will be closed beginning Friday, December 24 through the end 
of the year for mandatory Cost Savings furlough days.  Our office will reopen on Monday, January 3, 2011. 
 
Best regards, 
Kathy 
 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit

69
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: jepepjr@aol.com [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 1:41 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org
Subject: Freedom Center - Guarantee....

Kathy,

I have the documents supporting the $850,000 and have sent them on to my lawyer. I expect we'll be able to process
these quite quickly.

There is the additional $450,000 or so that is also being held in escrow that my wife and I want to guarantee so they can
also be released in February. This, of course, is as we talked in the past. Could I ask that documents covering these
funds also be sent to me so I can move them along.

Best regards,
John Pepper

70
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 4:07 PM
To: 'Otto Budig'
Subject: per your request, draft message on the Freedom Center

Dear Otto: 
Per your request, here is my draft reply to John Pepper regarding the escrow funds.  John’s inquiry to me is in the email 
thread below this message. Please let me know if you have any additional suggestions.  Thank you for your assistance. 
 
‐Kathy 
 
Draft Message follows: 
 
John, 
Thank you for your note regarding the status of the guaranty documents for the $850,000 appropriation.  We will look 
forward to receiving them within a few weeks.   
 
You also inquired about the escrowed funds the Commission is holding in the event a “management transition” is 
required for the facility, as specified in our existing agreements with the Freedom Center.  Our financial analysis group 
reviewed the recent request to release the escrowed funds, and is unable to recommend such a release even with a 
guaranty.  In the event that federalization does not occur and the Freedom Center is unable to continue to operate the 
building, the escrowed funds will be needed to provide for utilities, security and insurance on the building until such 
time as a new non‐profit cultural use can be put in place, or there is another suitable disposition for the building.  Our 
financial analysis group has included its recommendations in our draft staff report, which  is now being reviewed by the 
Commission Treasurer.  Our financial analysis group also reviewed the cash flow projection provided by Ben Reece at the 
Freedom Center. The cash flow projection anticipates $850,000 from the Commission in February 2011, but does not 
indicate a return of the escrowed funds.   
 
Once the Commission Treasurer has provided his feedback on the draft report, we will send the report to the Freedom 
Center for your information.  Please note that our office will be closed beginning Friday, December 24 through the end 
of the year for mandatory Cost Savings furlough days.  Our office will reopen on Monday, January 3, 2011. 
 
Best regards, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 

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From: jepepjr@aol.com [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 1:41 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org
Subject: Freedom Center - Guarantee....

Kathy,

I have the documents supporting the $850,000 and have sent them on to my lawyer. I expect we'll be able to process
these quite quickly.

There is the additional $450,000 or so that is also being held in escrow that my wife and I want to guarantee so they can
also be released in February. This, of course, is as we talked in the past. Could I ask that documents covering these
funds also be sent to me so I can move them along.

Best regards,
John Pepper

72
Kathy Fox
From: jepepjr@aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 1:41 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org
Subject: Freedom Center - Guarantee....

Kathy,

I have the documents supporting the $850,000 and have sent them on to my lawyer. I expect we'll be able to process
these quite quickly.

There is the additional $450,000 or so that is also being held in escrow that my wife and I want to guarantee so they can
also be released in February. This, of course, is as we talked in the past. Could I ask that documents covering these
funds also be sent to me so I can move them along.

Best regards,
John Pepper

73
Kathy Fox
From: Amy Rice
To: Kathy Fox
Sent: Friday, December 17, 2010 1:34 PM
Subject: Read: Nurfc pasr

Your message 
 
      To:  Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner 
      Subject:  RE: Nurfc pasr 
      Sent:  12/14/2010 8:54 PM 
 
was read on 12/17/2010 1:34 PM. 
 

74
Kathy Fox
From: Amy Rice
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 2:37 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: RE: NURFC guaranty / John Pepper

Follow Up Flag: Follow up


Flag Status: Flagged

Yes 
 
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 1:47 PM
To: Amy Rice
Subject: RE: NURFC guaranty / John Pepper
 
Thanks Amy. 
Is it the DAS Interoffice Mail service that we are having challenges with on pickup? 
 
Thanks, 

 
From: Amy Rice
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 9:23 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: Jessica DeLong
Subject: RE: NURFC guaranty / John Pepper
 
K, 
 
Jessica prepared the draft guaranty package yesterday. It was not picked up by the delivery service, so Lex hand 
delivered it this morning. Jessica enclosed a cover memo stating the urgency of an expeditious return. The memo stated 
that we need the document back Friday, December 17. If we do not have it back by noon tomorrow, I will call Rachel. 
 

 
 
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 6:59 PM
To: Amy Rice
Cc: Jessica DeLong
Subject: NURFC guaranty / John Pepper
 
Hi Amy and Jessica, 
Please advise via email on the status and ETA of AG review of the NURFC draft guaranty.  See my notes in the legal To 
Do. 
 
Thanks, 

 

75
Kathy Fox
From: Amy Rice
To: Kathy Fox
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 2:37 PM
Subject: Read: NURFC guaranty / John Pepper

Your message 
 
      To:  Amy Rice 
      Subject:  RE: NURFC guaranty / John Pepper 
      Sent:  12/16/2010 1:47 PM 
 
was read on 12/16/2010 2:37 PM. 
 

76
Kathy Fox
From: System Administrator
To: Amy Rice
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 1:47 PM
Subject: Delivered: RE: NURFC guaranty / John Pepper

Your message 
 
      To:  Amy Rice 
      Subject:  RE: NURFC guaranty / John Pepper 
      Sent:  12/16/2010 1:47 PM 
 
was delivered to the following recipient(s): 
 
      Amy Rice on 12/16/2010 1:47 PM 

77
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 1:47 PM
To: Amy Rice
Subject: RE: NURFC guaranty / John Pepper

Tracking:
Tracking Recipient Delivery Read
Amy Rice Delivered: 12/16/2010 1:47 PM Read: 12/16/2010 2:37 PM

Thanks Amy. 
Is it the DAS Interoffice Mail service that we are having challenges with on pickup? 
 
Thanks, 

 
From: Amy Rice
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 9:23 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: Jessica DeLong
Subject: RE: NURFC guaranty / John Pepper
 
K, 
 
Jessica prepared the draft guaranty package yesterday. It was not picked up by the delivery service, so Lex hand 
delivered it this morning. Jessica enclosed a cover memo stating the urgency of an expeditious return. The memo stated 
that we need the document back Friday, December 17. If we do not have it back by noon tomorrow, I will call Rachel. 
 

 
 
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 6:59 PM
To: Amy Rice
Cc: Jessica DeLong
Subject: NURFC guaranty / John Pepper
 
Hi Amy and Jessica, 
Please advise via email on the status and ETA of AG review of the NURFC draft guaranty.  See my notes in the legal To 
Do. 
 
Thanks, 

 

78
Kathy Fox
From: Amy Rice
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 9:29 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: NURFC PASR in PDF
Attachments: NURFC PASR 2011 02 08.pdf

Per your request. 
 

79
Kathy Fox
From: Amy Rice
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 9:23 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: Jessica DeLong
Subject: RE: NURFC guaranty / John Pepper

K, 
 
Jessica prepared the draft guaranty package yesterday. It was not picked up by the delivery service, so Lex hand 
delivered it this morning. Jessica enclosed a cover memo stating the urgency of an expeditious return. The memo stated 
that we need the document back Friday, December 17. If we do not have it back by noon tomorrow, I will call Rachel. 
 

 
 
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 6:59 PM
To: Amy Rice
Cc: Jessica DeLong
Subject: NURFC guaranty / John Pepper
 
Hi Amy and Jessica, 
Please advise via email on the status and ETA of AG review of the NURFC draft guaranty.  See my notes in the legal To 
Do. 
 
Thanks, 

 

80
Kathy Fox
From: Jessica DeLong
To: Kathy Fox
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 9:08 AM
Subject: Read: NURFC guaranty / John Pepper

Your message 
 
      To:  Amy Rice 
      Cc:  Jessica DeLong 
      Subject:  NURFC guaranty / John Pepper 
      Sent:  12/15/2010 6:59 PM 
 
was read on 12/16/2010 9:08 AM. 
 

81
Kathy Fox
From: Amy Rice
To: Kathy Fox
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 9:04 AM
Subject: Read: NURFC guaranty / John Pepper

Your message 
 
      To:  Amy Rice 
      Cc:  Jessica DeLong 
      Subject:  NURFC guaranty / John Pepper 
      Sent:  12/15/2010 6:59 PM 
 
was read on 12/16/2010 9:04 AM. 
 

82
Kathy Fox
From: Amy Rice
To: Kathy Fox
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 9:03 AM
Subject: Read: NURFC PASR

Your message 
 
      To:  Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner; Amy Rice 
      Subject:  NURFC PASR 
      Sent:  12/15/2010 7:43 PM 
 
was read on 12/16/2010 9:03 AM. 
 

83
Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
To: Kathy Fox
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 8:58 AM
Subject: Read: NURFC PASR

Your message 
 
      To:  Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner; Amy Rice 
      Subject:  NURFC PASR 
      Sent:  12/15/2010 7:43 PM 
 
was read on 12/16/2010 8:58 AM. 
 

84
Kathy Fox
From: Chris Bruner
To: Kathy Fox
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2010 7:27 AM
Subject: Read: NURFC PASR

Your message 
 
      To:  Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner; Amy Rice 
      Subject:  NURFC PASR 
      Sent:  12/15/2010 7:43 PM 
 
was read on 12/16/2010 7:27 AM. 
 

85
Kathy Fox
From: System Administrator
To: Amy Rice
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 7:43 PM
Subject: Delivered: NURFC PASR

Your message 
 
      To:  Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner; Amy Rice 
      Subject:  NURFC PASR 
      Sent:  12/15/2010 7:43 PM 
 
was delivered to the following recipient(s): 
 
      Amy Rice on 12/15/2010 7:43 PM 

86
Kathy Fox
From: System Administrator
To: Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 7:43 PM
Subject: Delivered: NURFC PASR

Your message 
 
      To:  Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner; Amy Rice 
      Subject:  NURFC PASR 
      Sent:  12/15/2010 7:43 PM 
 
was delivered to the following recipient(s): 
 
      Tony Capaci on 12/15/2010 7:43 PM 
      Chris Bruner on 12/15/2010 7:43 PM 

87
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 7:43 PM
To: Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner; Amy Rice
Subject: NURFC PASR

Importance: High

Tracking:
Tracking Recipient Delivery Read
Tony Capaci Delivered: 12/15/2010 7:43 PM Read: 12/16/2010 8:58 AM
Chris Bruner Delivered: 12/15/2010 7:43 PM Read: 12/16/2010 7:27 AM
Amy Rice Delivered: 12/15/2010 7:43 PM Read: 12/16/2010 9:03 AM

I’ve read through and edited further the text of the NURFC PASR to reflect internal conversations on 12/15 and a phone 
conversation w/ Tom Rocco. 
 
The PASR draft still needs footnote / table updates that Chris is working on.  Once that is ready, please make a PDF, and 
email to  me immediately.  I want to forward to the Chairman and Treasurer for their review / comment ASAP. 
 
Once we have their feedback we can do the next iteration, which I’d like to send out to NURFC prior to the Holiday break 
if possible. 
 
Thanks, 

 
 

88
Kathy Fox
From: System Administrator
To: Amy Rice; Jessica DeLong
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 6:59 PM
Subject: Delivered: NURFC guaranty / John Pepper

Your message 
 
      To:  Amy Rice 
      Cc:  Jessica DeLong 
      Subject:  NURFC guaranty / John Pepper 
      Sent:  12/15/2010 6:59 PM 
 
was delivered to the following recipient(s): 
 
      Amy Rice on 12/15/2010 6:59 PM 
      Jessica DeLong on 12/15/2010 6:59 PM 

89
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 6:59 PM
To: Amy Rice
Cc: Jessica DeLong
Subject: NURFC guaranty / John Pepper

Tracking:
Tracking Recipient Delivery Read
Amy Rice Delivered: 12/15/2010 6:59 PM Read: 12/16/2010 9:04 AM
Jessica DeLong Delivered: 12/15/2010 6:59 PM Read: 12/16/2010 9:08 AM

Hi Amy and Jessica, 
Please advise via email on the status and ETA of AG review of the NURFC draft guaranty.  See my notes in the legal To 
Do. 
 
Thanks, 

 

90
Kathy Fox
From: Chris Bruner
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 2:44 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: Tony Capaci; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local
Subject: NURFC - Legal questions on R-10-04 and MOU

Kathy: 
 
The resolution R‐10‐04 and the MOU are both in SharePoint in the NURFC section in the “Legal Agreements” bucket. 
 
Legal Questions 
 
• Which provisions in the prior resolution are still needed? 
• How do we get these provisions carried forward?   
• Into which document should they go?  (CUA, Management Agreement, other?)  Note:  The guarantee cannot be 
changed from its current form; therefore, we can’t add the provisions to it. 
 
Thanks, 
‐‐CB 
 
Chris Bruner 
Consultant 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3661 
 
Office: (614)752‐2774 
E‐mail: cbruner@culture.ohio.gov 
Website: http://culture.ohio.gov/ 
 
The Commission offices will be closed for the holidays beginning Thursday, December 23 at 5 p.m. through Friday, 
December 31, 2010 at 5 p.m.  We will re‐open Monday, January 3, 2011 at 8 a.m. 
 
 

91
Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
To: Kathy Fox
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 8:25 AM
Subject: Read: Nurfc pasr

Your message 
 
      To:  Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner 
      Subject:  RE: Nurfc pasr 
      Sent:  12/14/2010 8:54 PM 
 
was read on 12/15/2010 8:25 AM. 
 

92
Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 8:25 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: Accepted: discuss NURFC FA & PASR

93
Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
To: Kathy Fox
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 8:25 AM
Subject: Read: discuss NURFC FA & PASR

Your message 
 
      To:  Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner 
      Subject:  discuss NURFC FA & PASR 
      Sent:  12/14/2010 8:37 PM 
 
was read on 12/15/2010 8:25 AM. 
 

94
Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
To: Kathy Fox
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 8:25 AM
Subject: Read: NURFC guaranty doc

Your message 
 
      To:  Tom Rocco 
      Cc:  Amy Rice; Jessica DeLong; Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner; National Underground 
Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local) 
      Subject:  RE: NURFC guaranty doc 
      Sent:  12/14/2010 6:02 PM 
 
was read on 12/15/2010 8:25 AM. 
 

95
Kathy Fox
From: Chris Bruner
To: Kathy Fox
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 7:24 AM
Subject: Read: Nurfc pasr

Your message 
 
      To:  Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner 
      Subject:  RE: Nurfc pasr 
      Sent:  12/14/2010 8:54 PM 
 
was read on 12/15/2010 7:24 AM. 
 

96
Kathy Fox
From: Chris Bruner
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 7:24 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: Accepted: discuss NURFC FA & PASR

97
Kathy Fox
From: Chris Bruner
To: Kathy Fox
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 7:24 AM
Subject: Read: discuss NURFC FA & PASR

Your message 
 
      To:  Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner 
      Subject:  discuss NURFC FA & PASR 
      Sent:  12/14/2010 8:37 PM 
 
was read on 12/15/2010 7:24 AM. 
 

98
Kathy Fox
From: Chris Bruner
To: Kathy Fox
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 7:24 AM
Subject: Read: NURFC guaranty doc

Your message 
 
      To:  Tom Rocco 
      Cc:  Amy Rice; Jessica DeLong; Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner; National Underground 
Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local) 
      Subject:  RE: NURFC guaranty doc 
      Sent:  12/14/2010 6:02 PM 
 
was read on 12/15/2010 7:24 AM. 
 

99
Kathy Fox
From: System Administrator
To: Amy Rice
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 8:54 PM
Subject: Delivered: RE: Nurfc pasr

Your message 
 
      To:  Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner 
      Subject:  RE: Nurfc pasr 
      Sent:  12/14/2010 8:54 PM 
 
was delivered to the following recipient(s): 
 
      Amy Rice on 12/14/2010 8:54 PM 

100
Kathy Fox
From: System Administrator
To: Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 8:54 PM
Subject: Delivered: RE: Nurfc pasr

Your message 
 
      To:  Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner 
      Subject:  RE: Nurfc pasr 
      Sent:  12/14/2010 8:54 PM 
 
was delivered to the following recipient(s): 
 
      Tony Capaci on 12/14/2010 8:54 PM 
      Chris Bruner on 12/14/2010 8:54 PM 

101
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 8:54 PM
To: Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner
Subject: RE: Nurfc pasr

Tracking:
Tracking Recipient Delivery Read
Tony Capaci Delivered: 12/14/2010 8:54 PM Read: 12/15/2010 8:25 AM
Chris Bruner Delivered: 12/14/2010 8:54 PM Read: 12/15/2010 7:24 AM
Amy Rice Delivered: 12/14/2010 8:54 PM Read: 12/17/2010 1:34 PM

I’ve set up a meeting for Wednesday afternoon to discuss.  In the meantime, review my comments on the PASR and 
Resolution so we can discuss. 
 
Thanks, 

 
 
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 10:36 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: Chris Bruner; Amy Rice
Subject: Nurfc pasr
 
 
Kathy, 

Chris and I have responded to the NURFC questions/comments.  We included a new funding table and the old resolution 
language in the conditions of approval… (the changes are significant so I think it best to give you the heads up) 

Let me know your thoughts, 

 
thanks 

Tony 

Tony Capaci 
Chief Financial Analyst 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416  

Telephone: 614‐728‐6924 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov 

The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio 
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional 
sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your 
cultural facility project. 

102
 

103
Kathy Fox
From: System Administrator
To: Amy Rice
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 8:37 PM
Subject: Delivered: discuss NURFC FA & PASR

Your message 
 
      To:  Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner 
      Subject:  discuss NURFC FA & PASR 
      Sent:  12/14/2010 8:37 PM 
 
was delivered to the following recipient(s): 
 
      Amy Rice on 12/14/2010 8:37 PM 

104
Kathy Fox
From: System Administrator
To: Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 8:37 PM
Subject: Delivered: discuss NURFC FA & PASR

Your message 
 
      To:  Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner 
      Subject:  discuss NURFC FA & PASR 
      Sent:  12/14/2010 8:37 PM 
 
was delivered to the following recipient(s): 
 
      Tony Capaci on 12/14/2010 8:37 PM 
      Chris Bruner on 12/14/2010 8:37 PM 

105
Kathy Fox
Subject: discuss NURFC FA & PASR
Location: team room

Start: Wed 12/15/2010 2:00 PM


End: Wed 12/15/2010 2:30 PM

Recurrence: (none)

Meeting Status: Meeting organizer

Organizer: Kathy Fox


Required Attendees: Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner

See my comments on the updated PASR 

106
Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 10:36 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: Chris Bruner; Amy Rice
Subject: Nurfc pasr

Follow Up Flag: Follow up


Flag Status: Flagged

 
Kathy, 

Chris and I have responded to the NURFC questions/comments.  We included a new funding table and the old resolution 
language in the conditions of approval… (the changes are significant so I think it best to give you the heads up) 

Let me know your thoughts, 

 
thanks 

Tony 

Tony Capaci 
Chief Financial Analyst 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416  

Telephone: 614‐728‐6924 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov 

The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio 
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional 
sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your 
cultural facility project. 
 

113
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2010 4:36 PM
To: Amy Rice
Subject: RE: PASRs -- question on process

Tracking:
Tracking Recipient Delivery Read
Amy Rice Delivered: 12/13/2010 4:36 PM Read: 12/13/2010 4:49 PM

You can use the executive summaries as a start.  Add in any ‘quirks” Tom will need to know about.  Tony or Chris can pull 
critical items from the FAs 
 
Thanks, 

 
From: Amy Rice
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2010 4:21 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: RE: PASRs -- question on process
 
Another “oops!” on my part! Doesn’t the executive summary serve as the story? I can work with Tony to get something 
written up by weekend. 
 

 
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2010 4:16 PM
To: Amy Rice
Subject: RE: PASRs -- question on process
 
Amy, 
Did the project “stories” get written this time?  Tom will be looking for them.... 
Thanks, 

 
From: Amy Rice
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2010 10:55 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: RE: PASRs
 
K, 
JD and I have complete the resolutions, they are located in the working resolution folders for each project. Sorry about 
the delay! 

 
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2010 1:45 AM
To: Amy Rice; Tony Capaci
Cc: Jessica DeLong; Chris Bruner; Lex Leonard
Subject: PASRs
 
114
NURFC and Antwerp PASRs have been reviewed.  (but not the draft resolutions yet). 
‐K 
 
 

115
Kathy Fox
From: Amy Rice
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2010 4:21 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: RE: PASRs -- question on process

Another “oops!” on my part! Doesn’t the executive summary serve as the story? I can work with Tony to get something 
written up by weekend. 
 

 
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2010 4:16 PM
To: Amy Rice
Subject: RE: PASRs -- question on process
 
Amy, 
Did the project “stories” get written this time?  Tom will be looking for them.... 
Thanks, 

 
From: Amy Rice
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2010 10:55 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: RE: PASRs
 
K, 
JD and I have complete the resolutions, they are located in the working resolution folders for each project. Sorry about 
the delay! 

 
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2010 1:45 AM
To: Amy Rice; Tony Capaci
Cc: Jessica DeLong; Chris Bruner; Lex Leonard
Subject: PASRs
 
NURFC and Antwerp PASRs have been reviewed.  (but not the draft resolutions yet). 
‐K 
 
 

116
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2010 4:16 PM
To: Amy Rice
Subject: RE: PASRs -- question on process

Tracking:
Tracking Recipient Delivery Read
Amy Rice Delivered: 12/13/2010 4:16 PM Read: 12/13/2010 4:18 PM

Amy, 
Did the project “stories” get written this time?  Tom will be looking for them.... 
Thanks, 

 
From: Amy Rice
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2010 10:55 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: RE: PASRs
 
K, 
JD and I have complete the resolutions, they are located in the working resolution folders for each project. Sorry about 
the delay! 

 
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2010 1:45 AM
To: Amy Rice; Tony Capaci
Cc: Jessica DeLong; Chris Bruner; Lex Leonard
Subject: PASRs
 
NURFC and Antwerp PASRs have been reviewed.  (but not the draft resolutions yet). 
‐K 
 
 

117
Kathy Fox
From: Amy Rice
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2010 10:55 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: RE: PASRs

K, 
JD and I have complete the resolutions, they are located in the working resolution folders for each project. Sorry about 
the delay! 

 
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2010 1:45 AM
To: Amy Rice; Tony Capaci
Cc: Jessica DeLong; Chris Bruner; Lex Leonard
Subject: PASRs
 
NURFC and Antwerp PASRs have been reviewed.  (but not the draft resolutions yet). 
‐K 
 
 

118
Kathy Fox
From: Amy Rice
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2010 8:37 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: RE: PASRs

I am so sorry! In all the rush I forgot to assign draft resolutions. I will work with Jessica to have these done by noon. 

 
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2010 1:45 AM
To: Amy Rice; Tony Capaci
Cc: Jessica DeLong; Chris Bruner; Lex Leonard
Subject: PASRs
 
NURFC and Antwerp PASRs have been reviewed.  (but not the draft resolutions yet). 
‐K 
 
 

119
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2010 1:45 AM
To: Amy Rice; Tony Capaci
Cc: Jessica DeLong; Chris Bruner; Lex Leonard
Subject: PASRs

Tracking:
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Amy Rice Delivered: 12/13/2010 1:45 AM Read: 12/13/2010 7:43 AM
Tony Capaci Delivered: 12/13/2010 1:45 AM Read: 12/13/2010 8:58 AM
Jessica DeLong Delivered: 12/13/2010 1:45 AM Read: 1/16/2011 4:37 PM
Chris Bruner Delivered: 12/13/2010 1:45 AM Read: 12/13/2010 7:29 AM
Lex Leonard Delivered: 12/13/2010 1:45 AM

NURFC and Antwerp PASRs have been reviewed.  (but not the draft resolutions yet). 
‐K 
 
 

120
Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2010 10:40 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: Chris Bruner; National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: FW: NURFC -- Cash flow responses and what we still need from them FW: questions on
cash flow
Attachments: Responses to TC email dated 12-6-10.doc

Kathy, 
I am feeling a bit better and thought it best to check in on Nurfc. (I will be working from home (probably for a few hours 
at least)to attend to any hot issues so If you need me feel free to call (home 740‐587‐0711; better than cell; or email; 
this goes for you too Chris)    
Regarding the Freedom Center, as Chris has indicated Ben’s responses to my concerns are reasonable enough.   
Although, I still have concerns about the level of operating cost cash outflows in the cash flow, Ben seems to believe 
those levels are obtainable and therefore, I can move closer to recommending  the approval, contingent on John 
Pepper’s guarantee.  (If we approve the funding, we are in no worse a position with the guarantee and the funding will 
get the Freedom Center closer to federalization which ultimately is our best shot at attaining culture from the facility for 
the next fifteen years) However, that being said there remains a risk that the Freedom center’s cash will not be sufficient 
to get them to federalization even with our funding (despite Bens reassurances).  In order for the plan as I understand it 
to work the new Development Director will have to be as successful in fundraising as is indicated by the  level Ben 
projects, (which is somewhat of a deviation to the successful fundraising strategy they have been employing), the pro 
bono lobbyist will have to be successful with the federalization, and the decreased cash outflows will have to be 
attained.   Ben has indicated Don Murphy will take the issue up of this risk directly with you.  Ultimately, I would like the 
Freedom Center to acknowledge their cash projection is not fail safe and they should be addressing the possible impact 
of negative cash before federalization.   If Don could satisfy you and the Commission on this point  I think we could 
recommend to the Commission to go forward with the approval.  If you feel we need a board approved plan I would 
support that however, I believe we can reach the same level of assurance by direct talks between you and Don. 
Let me know your thoughts. 
Thanks, 
Tony 
 
From: Chris Bruner
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 10:04 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: Tony Capaci; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local
Subject: NURFC -- Cash flow responses and what we still need from them FW: questions on cash flow

Kathy: 
 
I have reviewed Ben’s responses to Tony’s latest set of questions.  They seem reasonable, but I do not believe the new 
information will alter our position on NURFC, which we discussed last week.  
 
It will still be important to have the back‐up plan, approved by the board of directors, that details the steps they will 
take if things turn out worse than expected.  All of that information will need to be incorporated into our financial 
analysis before we can make a final recommendation. 
 
This back‐up plan is currently the only piece of information on which we are waiting.  Tony last requested it on Monday, 
December 6, 2010. 
 
Thanks, 
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‐‐CB 
 
Chris Bruner 
Consultant 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3661 
 
Office: (614)752‐2774 
E‐mail: cbruner@culture.ohio.gov 
Website: http://culture.ohio.gov/ 
 
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 9:33 AM
To: Chris Bruner
Subject: FW: questions on cash flow

Kathy asked me to forward this response that Tony received from NURFC 
 

Keith Wiley
Management Information Coordinator
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Telephone: 614-752-2770
Direct: 614-995-7557
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kwiley@culture.ohio.gov
website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.  

 
From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2010 2:12 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Subject: RE: questions on cash flow

Tony,

Attached is my response to your three questions below, I believe Don has asked Kathy for clarification to your last
paragraph. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Thank you,

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From: "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>
To: <BReece@nurfc.org>
Cc: "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>, "Chris Bruner" <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>, <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>
Date: 12/06/2010 01:20 PM
Subject: RE: questions on cash flow

Ben,
Thank you for your response, I hope you are feeling better and I hope all went well with your mother’s surgery.  I have reviewed 
your response and have a few more questions:
1)      Could you kindly back out any permanently restricted funds included as cash inflow in the cash flow and resubmit.
2)      I am not clear on your explanation to my DOE funding question.   Let me re‐phrase my question; Footnote #2 in the 12/31/09 
audit  indicates $400k is to be received from the DOE between the period 10/1/09‐9/30/11 however, your cash flow indicates $760K 
of cash coming in from the DOE between 10/1/10‐ 9/30/11.  You mention accruals however, since it is a cash flow the only aspect 
we are concerned with is how much cash in coming in.  Please confirm to me the expected cash coming in from the DOE between 
now and 9/30/11 and adjust the cash flow if need be.
3)      You indicate operating expenses have been significantly reduced in the area of professional lobbyist, fundraising and traveling 
exhibits.  
However, I suspect the professional lobbyist was used to assist in the obtaining of the federal legislation and the fundraising 
obviously to be used in helping to attain your fundraising cash inflow projection.    I note your fundraising cash inflow projection is in 
keeping with the actual fundraising revenues recorded in your YTD 9/30/10 financials (which is significantly higher than actual 
previous years) however, if you reduce fundraising costs will you be able to maintain the fundraising inflow levels indicated in the 
cash flow? Also, how will cutting lobbyist affect the outcome of the federal legislation?
 
In formulating my recommendation to the Commission to approve the OCFC funding and in addition to Mr. Pepper’s guarantee I will 
be looking at the probability of the Freedom Centers ability  to remain viable until Federalization occurs, assuming OCFC funding in 
February 2011.  I know it is “your understanding” the full $3M of Federal dollars will be received in October 2011,  fundraising will 
continue at those levels recently obtained in your YTD 2010 numbers,  and reduced operating cost will be realized as is indicated by 
your cash projection however, in the event those expectations are not fully realized  does the board have a back‐up plan?   Kindly 
share with me your sentiments so I may prepare for the possibility of those reservations.
 
Thanks,
Tony
 
From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2010 10:46 AM

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To: Tony Capaci
Subject: RE: questions on cash flow

Tony,

I was out sick for much of last week. Attached is my response to your questions below, please let me know if you have
any other questions.

Thank you,

From: "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>


To: <BReece@nurfc.org>
Cc: "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>, "Chris Bruner" <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>, <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>
Date: 11/30/2010 12:34 PM
Subject: RE: questions on cash flow

 
Ben,  
I have reviewed the 15 month cash flow and have a few questions:  
1)      When I compare the private support in the cash flow to the total support in the financial statement at 9/30/10 (annualized) the 
cash flow projections appear to line up.  However, when I back the permanently restricted and temporarily restricted cash from the 
9/31/10 financial the unrestricted support (on an annualized basis) appears to be quite a bit lower than the 2011 projection.  I 
suspect the permanently restricted fundraising on the 9/ 30/10 financial is for the operating endowment and should not be included 
in a projected (operating) cash flow.  Did you base your projection of the cash flow on the actual fundraising achieved as shown in 
the 9/30/10 financials including temporarily restricted support.  What are the restrictions on temporarily restricted that you 
anticipate will allow it to be included for general operating purposes?  
2)      I see $485K in 12/10 for DOE and $275K through 9/ 2011 also for DOE for a total of $760K ( I assume no DOE funds have been 
collected at YTD 9/30/10) However, footnote #2 in the 9/30/09 audit states the two year DOE grant for the two year period 10/1/09‐
9/30/11 is $400K? why the difference?  Are state DOE funds included with the Federal in the cash flow?  
3)      The operating expenses on the accrual basis as indicated in the 9/30/09 audit (net of depreciation) are 
approximately $8.2M; the operating expenses for 2010 as indicated on the proforma are $6.2M (also on the 
accrual basis); YTD expenses net of depreciation on the 9/30/10 statement of activity are $5.6M for 9 months 
or $7.6M (annualized); proforma 2011 are $5.6M;  the cash outflows on the cash flow total $5.6M for 2011. 
2011 proforma and  cash flow is quite a decrease from  FYE 09, proforma 2010 and annualized 2010.  What are 
the cuts in costs from the 9/30/09 audit that will account for $1.6M?  
                
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I am meeting with Kathy this afternoon to discuss the cash flow and if at all possible I would like to include your responses.  If not 
possible I will update Kathy on your response once I receive it.  
 
Thanks,  
 
 

From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]


Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 3:01 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Subject: Re: estimated security cost for six months ( mothballed)

Attached are the cash flow statements requested, both are in one file.

As for estimating security cost, I would offer up that the systems be setup to automatically
contact either the local police or fire station or simply keep Guardsmark on call for an
automatic notification from the system, which would limit the cost to actual time needed,
Currently we pay an average of $18 per hour for Guardsmark Security Services. If deemed
necessary a guard could be kept at the console 24/7, we currently only have 24 hour coverage
six days a week.. I would estimate 24/7 service at a cost of $79,000 (365 days X 24 Hours x .5
X $18 per hour). Please let me know if you have any other questions.

From: "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>


To: <BReece@nurfc.org>
Cc: "Chris Bruner" <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>, <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>
Date: 11/23/2010 04:26 PM
Subject: estimated security cost for six months ( mothballed)

 
Ben,  
Could you kindly give us an estimated security cost for six months if the building were to be mothballed.  
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Thanks,

 
Holiday Office Closure:  The Ohio Cultural Facilities office will be closed on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 for 
Thanksgiving Weekend.  The office will re‐open on Monday, November 29 at 8 a.m.  
Tony Capaci 
Chief Financial Analyst 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416  
Telephone: 614‐728‐6924 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov  
The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General 
Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You 
are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.

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Kathy Fox
From: Amy Rice
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 4:29 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: NURFC DRAFT Guaranty Agreement - 2nd Revision
Attachments: DRAFT NURFC Guaranty Agreement.dotx

K, 
 
I believe we have made all changes as requested. 
 

130
Kathy Fox
From: Amy Rice
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 3:34 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: DRAFT NURFC Guaranty Agreement
Attachments: DRAFT NURFC Guaranty Agreement.dotx

Attached is the draft guaranty agreement for NURFC for your review. 
 
Thank you, 

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Kathy Fox
From: Chris Bruner
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 10:04 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: Tony Capaci; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local
Subject: NURFC -- Cash flow responses and what we still need from them FW: questions on cash flow
Attachments: Responses to TC email dated 12-6-10.doc

Kathy: 
 
I have reviewed Ben’s responses to Tony’s latest set of questions.  They seem reasonable, but I do not believe the new 
information will alter our position on NURFC, which we discussed last week.  
 
It will still be important to have the back‐up plan, approved by the board of directors, that details the steps they will 
take if things turn out worse than expected.  All of that information will need to be incorporated into our financial 
analysis before we can make a final recommendation. 
 
This back‐up plan is currently the only piece of information on which we are waiting.  Tony last requested it on Monday, 
December 6, 2010. 
 
Thanks, 
‐‐CB 
 
Chris Bruner 
Consultant 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3661 
 
Office: (614)752‐2774 
E‐mail: cbruner@culture.ohio.gov 
Website: http://culture.ohio.gov/ 
 
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 9:33 AM
To: Chris Bruner
Subject: FW: questions on cash flow

Kathy asked me to forward this response that Tony received from NURFC 
 

Keith Wiley
Management Information Coordinator
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Telephone: 614-752-2770
Direct: 614-995-7557
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kwiley@culture.ohio.gov
website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
132
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.  

 
From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2010 2:12 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Subject: RE: questions on cash flow

Tony,

Attached is my response to your three questions below, I believe Don has asked Kathy for clarification to your last
paragraph. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Thank you,

From: "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>


To: <BReece@nurfc.org>
Cc: "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>, "Chris Bruner" <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>, <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>
Date: 12/06/2010 01:20 PM
Subject: RE: questions on cash flow

Ben,
Thank you for your response, I hope you are feeling better and I hope all went well with your mother’s surgery.  I have reviewed 
your response and have a few more questions:
1)      Could you kindly back out any permanently restricted funds included as cash inflow in the cash flow and resubmit.
2)      I am not clear on your explanation to my DOE funding question.   Let me re‐phrase my question; Footnote #2 in the 12/31/09 
audit  indicates $400k is to be received from the DOE between the period 10/1/09‐9/30/11 however, your cash flow indicates $760K 
of cash coming in from the DOE between 10/1/10‐ 9/30/11.  You mention accruals however, since it is a cash flow the only aspect 
we are concerned with is how much cash in coming in.  Please confirm to me the expected cash coming in from the DOE between 
now and 9/30/11 and adjust the cash flow if need be.
3)      You indicate operating expenses have been significantly reduced in the area of professional lobbyist, fundraising and traveling 
exhibits.  
However, I suspect the professional lobbyist was used to assist in the obtaining of the federal legislation and the fundraising 
obviously to be used in helping to attain your fundraising cash inflow projection.    I note your fundraising cash inflow projection is in 
keeping with the actual fundraising revenues recorded in your YTD 9/30/10 financials (which is significantly higher than actual 
133
previous years) however, if you reduce fundraising costs will you be able to maintain the fundraising inflow levels indicated in the 
cash flow? Also, how will cutting lobbyist affect the outcome of the federal legislation?
 
In formulating my recommendation to the Commission to approve the OCFC funding and in addition to Mr. Pepper’s guarantee I will 
be looking at the probability of the Freedom Centers ability  to remain viable until Federalization occurs, assuming OCFC funding in 
February 2011.  I know it is “your understanding” the full $3M of Federal dollars will be received in October 2011,  fundraising will 
continue at those levels recently obtained in your YTD 2010 numbers,  and reduced operating cost will be realized as is indicated by 
your cash projection however, in the event those expectations are not fully realized  does the board have a back‐up plan?   Kindly 
share with me your sentiments so I may prepare for the possibility of those reservations.
 
Thanks,
Tony
 
From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2010 10:46 AM
To: Tony Capaci
Subject: RE: questions on cash flow

Tony,

I was out sick for much of last week. Attached is my response to your questions below, please let me know if you have
any other questions.

Thank you,

From: "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>


To: <BReece@nurfc.org>
Cc: "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>, "Chris Bruner" <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>, <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>
Date: 11/30/2010 12:34 PM
Subject: RE: questions on cash flow

 
Ben,  
I have reviewed the 15 month cash flow and have a few questions:  
1)      When I compare the private support in the cash flow to the total support in the financial statement at 9/30/10 (annualized) the 
cash flow projections appear to line up.  However, when I back the permanently restricted and temporarily restricted cash from the 
9/31/10 financial the unrestricted support (on an annualized basis) appears to be quite a bit lower than the 2011 projection.  I 
134
suspect the permanently restricted fundraising on the 9/ 30/10 financial is for the operating endowment and should not be included 
in a projected (operating) cash flow.  Did you base your projection of the cash flow on the actual fundraising achieved as shown in 
the 9/30/10 financials including temporarily restricted support.  What are the restrictions on temporarily restricted that you 
anticipate will allow it to be included for general operating purposes?  
2)      I see $485K in 12/10 for DOE and $275K through 9/ 2011 also for DOE for a total of $760K ( I assume no DOE funds have been 
collected at YTD 9/30/10) However, footnote #2 in the 9/30/09 audit states the two year DOE grant for the two year period 10/1/09‐
9/30/11 is $400K? why the difference?  Are state DOE funds included with the Federal in the cash flow?  
3)      The operating expenses on the accrual basis as indicated in the 9/30/09 audit (net of depreciation) are 
approximately $8.2M; the operating expenses for 2010 as indicated on the proforma are $6.2M (also on the 
accrual basis); YTD expenses net of depreciation on the 9/30/10 statement of activity are $5.6M for 9 months 
or $7.6M (annualized); proforma 2011 are $5.6M;  the cash outflows on the cash flow total $5.6M for 2011. 
2011 proforma and  cash flow is quite a decrease from  FYE 09, proforma 2010 and annualized 2010.  What are 
the cuts in costs from the 9/30/09 audit that will account for $1.6M?  
                
I am meeting with Kathy this afternoon to discuss the cash flow and if at all possible I would like to include your responses.  If not 
possible I will update Kathy on your response once I receive it.  
 
Thanks,  
 
 

From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]


Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 3:01 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Subject: Re: estimated security cost for six months ( mothballed)

Attached are the cash flow statements requested, both are in one file.

As for estimating security cost, I would offer up that the systems be setup to automatically
contact either the local police or fire station or simply keep Guardsmark on call for an
automatic notification from the system, which would limit the cost to actual time needed,
Currently we pay an average of $18 per hour for Guardsmark Security Services. If deemed
necessary a guard could be kept at the console 24/7, we currently only have 24 hour coverage
six days a week.. I would estimate 24/7 service at a cost of $79,000 (365 days X 24 Hours x .5
X $18 per hour). Please let me know if you have any other questions.

From: "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>


To: <BReece@nurfc.org>

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Cc: "Chris Bruner" <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>, <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>
Date: 11/23/2010 04:26 PM
Subject: estimated security cost for six months ( mothballed)

 
Ben,  
Could you kindly give us an estimated security cost for six months if the building were to be mothballed.  
Thanks,

 
Holiday Office Closure:  The Ohio Cultural Facilities office will be closed on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 for 
Thanksgiving Weekend.  The office will re‐open on Monday, November 29 at 8 a.m.  
Tony Capaci 
Chief Financial Analyst 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416  
Telephone: 614‐728‐6924 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov  
The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General 
Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You 
are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.

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Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 9:32 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: FW: questions on cash flow
Attachments: Responses to TC email dated 12-6-10.doc

Email in tony’s inbox from Monday afternoon 
 

Keith Wiley
Management Information Coordinator
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Telephone: 614-752-2770
Direct: 614-995-7557
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kwiley@culture.ohio.gov
website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.  

 
From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2010 2:12 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Subject: RE: questions on cash flow

Tony,

Attached is my response to your three questions below, I believe Don has asked Kathy for clarification to your last
paragraph. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Thank you,

137
From: "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>
To: <BReece@nurfc.org>
Cc: "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>, "Chris Bruner" <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>, <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>
Date: 12/06/2010 01:20 PM
Subject: RE: questions on cash flow

Ben,
Thank you for your response, I hope you are feeling better and I hope all went well with your mother’s surgery.  I have reviewed 
your response and have a few more questions:
1)      Could you kindly back out any permanently restricted funds included as cash inflow in the cash flow and resubmit.
2)      I am not clear on your explanation to my DOE funding question.   Let me re‐phrase my question; Footnote #2 in the 12/31/09 
audit  indicates $400k is to be received from the DOE between the period 10/1/09‐9/30/11 however, your cash flow indicates $760K 
of cash coming in from the DOE between 10/1/10‐ 9/30/11.  You mention accruals however, since it is a cash flow the only aspect 
we are concerned with is how much cash in coming in.  Please confirm to me the expected cash coming in from the DOE between 
now and 9/30/11 and adjust the cash flow if need be.
3)      You indicate operating expenses have been significantly reduced in the area of professional lobbyist, fundraising and traveling 
exhibits.  
However, I suspect the professional lobbyist was used to assist in the obtaining of the federal legislation and the fundraising 
obviously to be used in helping to attain your fundraising cash inflow projection.    I note your fundraising cash inflow projection is in 
keeping with the actual fundraising revenues recorded in your YTD 9/30/10 financials (which is significantly higher than actual 
previous years) however, if you reduce fundraising costs will you be able to maintain the fundraising inflow levels indicated in the 
cash flow? Also, how will cutting lobbyist affect the outcome of the federal legislation?
 
In formulating my recommendation to the Commission to approve the OCFC funding and in addition to Mr. Pepper’s guarantee I will 
be looking at the probability of the Freedom Centers ability  to remain viable until Federalization occurs, assuming OCFC funding in 
February 2011.  I know it is “your understanding” the full $3M of Federal dollars will be received in October 2011,  fundraising will 
continue at those levels recently obtained in your YTD 2010 numbers,  and reduced operating cost will be realized as is indicated by 
your cash projection however, in the event those expectations are not fully realized  does the board have a back‐up plan?   Kindly 
share with me your sentiments so I may prepare for the possibility of those reservations.
 
Thanks,
Tony
 
From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2010 10:46 AM
To: Tony Capaci
Subject: RE: questions on cash flow

Tony,

I was out sick for much of last week. Attached is my response to your questions below, please let me know if you have
any other questions.

Thank you,

138
From: "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>
To: <BReece@nurfc.org>
Cc: "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>, "Chris Bruner" <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>, <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>
Date: 11/30/2010 12:34 PM
Subject: RE: questions on cash flow

 
Ben,  
I have reviewed the 15 month cash flow and have a few questions:  
1)      When I compare the private support in the cash flow to the total support in the financial statement at 9/30/10 (annualized) the 
cash flow projections appear to line up.  However, when I back the permanently restricted and temporarily restricted cash from the 
9/31/10 financial the unrestricted support (on an annualized basis) appears to be quite a bit lower than the 2011 projection.  I 
suspect the permanently restricted fundraising on the 9/ 30/10 financial is for the operating endowment and should not be included 
in a projected (operating) cash flow.  Did you base your projection of the cash flow on the actual fundraising achieved as shown in 
the 9/30/10 financials including temporarily restricted support.  What are the restrictions on temporarily restricted that you 
anticipate will allow it to be included for general operating purposes?  
2)      I see $485K in 12/10 for DOE and $275K through 9/ 2011 also for DOE for a total of $760K ( I assume no DOE funds have been 
collected at YTD 9/30/10) However, footnote #2 in the 9/30/09 audit states the two year DOE grant for the two year period 10/1/09‐
9/30/11 is $400K? why the difference?  Are state DOE funds included with the Federal in the cash flow?  
3)      The operating expenses on the accrual basis as indicated in the 9/30/09 audit (net of depreciation) are 
approximately $8.2M; the operating expenses for 2010 as indicated on the proforma are $6.2M (also on the 
accrual basis); YTD expenses net of depreciation on the 9/30/10 statement of activity are $5.6M for 9 months 
or $7.6M (annualized); proforma 2011 are $5.6M;  the cash outflows on the cash flow total $5.6M for 2011. 
2011 proforma and  cash flow is quite a decrease from  FYE 09, proforma 2010 and annualized 2010.  What are 
the cuts in costs from the 9/30/09 audit that will account for $1.6M?  
                
I am meeting with Kathy this afternoon to discuss the cash flow and if at all possible I would like to include your responses.  If not 
possible I will update Kathy on your response once I receive it.  
 
Thanks,  
 
 

From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]


Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 3:01 PM
139
To: Tony Capaci
Subject: Re: estimated security cost for six months ( mothballed)

Attached are the cash flow statements requested, both are in one file.

As for estimating security cost, I would offer up that the systems be setup to automatically
contact either the local police or fire station or simply keep Guardsmark on call for an
automatic notification from the system, which would limit the cost to actual time needed,
Currently we pay an average of $18 per hour for Guardsmark Security Services. If deemed
necessary a guard could be kept at the console 24/7, we currently only have 24 hour coverage
six days a week.. I would estimate 24/7 service at a cost of $79,000 (365 days X 24 Hours x .5
X $18 per hour). Please let me know if you have any other questions.

From: "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>


To: <BReece@nurfc.org>
Cc: "Chris Bruner" <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>, <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>
Date: 11/23/2010 04:26 PM
Subject: estimated security cost for six months ( mothballed)

 
Ben,  
Could you kindly give us an estimated security cost for six months if the building were to be mothballed.  
Thanks,

 
Holiday Office Closure:  The Ohio Cultural Facilities office will be closed on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 for 
Thanksgiving Weekend.  The office will re‐open on Monday, November 29 at 8 a.m.  
Tony Capaci 
Chief Financial Analyst 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 

140
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416  
Telephone: 614‐728‐6924 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov  
The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General 
Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You 
are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.

141
Kathy Fox
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 5:01 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: RE: A Question--Freedom Cdenter

Return Receipt 
                                                                            
   Your       RE: A Question‐‐Freedom Cdenter                               
   document:                                                                
                                                                            
   was        DMurphy@nurfc.org                                             
   received                                                                 
   by:                                                                      
                                                                            
   at:        12/07/2010 04:58:59 PM                                        
                                                                            
 
 
 
 

142
Kathy Fox
From: BReece@nurfc.org
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 3:53 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: RE: A Question--Freedom Cdenter

Return Receipt 
                                                                            
   Your       RE: A Question‐‐Freedom Cdenter                               
   document:                                                                
                                                                            
   was        BReece@nurfc.org                                              
   received                                                                 
   by:                                                                      
                                                                            
   at:        12/07/2010 03:53:13 PM                                        
                                                                            
 
 
 
 

143
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 3:42 PM
To: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: FW: Delivery Status Notification (Relay)
Attachments: ATT43542.txt; RE: A Question--Freedom Cdenter

 
 
‐‐‐‐‐Original Message‐‐‐‐‐ 
From: Administrator  
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 3:37 PM 
To: Kathy Fox 
Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Relay) 
 
This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. 
 
Your message has been successfully relayed to the following recipients, but the requested 
delivery status notifications may not be generated by the destination. 
 
       jepepjr@aol.com 
       dmurphy@nurfc.org 
       BReece@nurfc.org 
       robinson.kb.1@pg.com 
 
 
 

144
Kathy Fox
From: Administrator
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 3:37 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Relay)
Attachments: ATT43542.txt; RE: A Question--Freedom Cdenter

This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. 
 
Your message has been successfully relayed to the following recipients, but the requested 
delivery status notifications may not be generated by the destination. 
 
       jepepjr@aol.com 
       dmurphy@nurfc.org 
       BReece@nurfc.org 
       robinson.kb.1@pg.com 
 
 
 

145
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 3:37 PM
To: 'jepepjr@aol.com'
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.kb.1@pg.com; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local;
Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner
Subject: RE: A Question--Freedom Cdenter

Tracking:
Tracking Recipient Delivery Read
'jepepjr@aol.com'
dmurphy@nurfc.org
BReece@nurfc.org
robinson.kb.1@pg.com
594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local
Tony Capaci Delivered: 12/7/2010 3:37 PM
Chris Bruner Delivered: 12/7/2010 3:37 PM Read: 12/7/2010 3:58 PM
Amy Rice Delivered: 12/7/2010 3:37 PM Read: 12/7/2010 4:43 PM

John, 
Thank you.  We are preparing the guaranty document, which will then be reviewed by the Attorney General’s office.  
Once that is complete we will forward it to you. 
Best, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: jepepjr@aol.com [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2010 10:28 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.kb.1@pg.com; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner
Subject: Re: A Question--Freedom Cdenter

Kathy,

My home address is:

233 Oliver Road


Cincinnati, Ohio 45215

I anticipate no problem meeting your 1/7/2011 date.

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I know Ben Reece is working hard on answering your and Tony's every request.

Best, John

-----Original Message-----
From: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>
To: jepepjr@aol.com
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.kb.1@pg.com; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; Tony Capaci
<tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>; Chris Bruner <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>
Sent: Sun, Dec 5, 2010 7:39 am
Subject: RE: A Question--Freedom Cdenter

John,
We are still in need of your address in order to prepare the guaranty document.  You previously replied with the two 
names that will go into the guaranty document (your legal name and your wife’s legal name), but not the address.  Once 
we have the address, we can prepare the guaranty document and send it to you with instructions for signature.  As to 
timing, it would be helpful if you could return the guaranty document by January 7, 2011.
 
Our staff is still working on the financial analysis that will be part of our staff report to the Commission, and we did 
receive the month by month cash flow that had been requested.  Tony Capaci sent several follow up questions this 
week, the answers for which I do not believe have been received yet from NURFC staff;  I  will check in with Tony Capaci 
on this on Monday.  As mentioned previously, the analysis may illustrate that, even if the Commission approves release 
of the funds requested by the Freedom Center, there may be insufficient cash flow for the facility to remain in operation 
until federalization.  We would then need a plan from the Freedom Center, approved by the Freedom Center board, 
detailing how the Freedom Center will remain a going concern.  
 
The financial analysis is the critical path activity for keeping the Freedom Center’s request on track for the February 8 
agenda, and timely responses from the Freedom Center to our staff’s follow up questions will be most helpful because 
the financial analysis is an iterative process.  
 
Thank you,
Kathy
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: jepepjr@aol.com [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]
Sent: Saturday, December 04, 2010 4:50 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.kb.1@pg.com
Subject: A Question--Freedom Cdenter

Kathy,
147
I wonder when you would expect to be sending me the papers you will want me to fill out to guarantee the funds now
being held in escrow. Also I will appreciate when you will need to have the signed documents back in order to ensure this
goes on your February agenda.

Thanks.

John

148
Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2010 1:16 PM
To: BReece@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox; Chris Bruner; National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594
@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: RE: questions on cash flow

Ben, 
Thank you for your response, I hope you are feeling better and I hope all went well with your mother’s surgery.  I have 
reviewed your response and have a few more questions: 
1) Could you kindly back out any permanently restricted funds included as cash inflow in the cash flow and 
resubmit. 
2) I am not clear on your explanation to my DOE funding question.   Let me re‐phrase my question; Footnote #2 in 
the 12/31/09 audit  indicates $400k is to be received from the DOE between the period 10/1/09‐9/30/11 
however, your cash flow indicates $760K of cash coming in from the DOE between 10/1/10‐ 9/30/11.  You 
mention accruals however, since it is a cash flow the only aspect we are concerned with is how much cash in 
coming in.  Please confirm to me the expected cash coming in from the DOE between now and 9/30/11 and 
adjust the cash flow if need be. 
3) You indicate operating expenses have been significantly reduced in the area of professional lobbyist, fundraising 
and traveling exhibits.   
However, I suspect the professional lobbyist was used to assist in the obtaining of the federal legislation and the 
fundraising obviously to be used in helping to attain your fundraising cash inflow projection.    I note your 
fundraising cash inflow projection is in keeping with the actual fundraising revenues recorded in your YTD 
9/30/10 financials (which is significantly higher than actual previous years) however, if you reduce fundraising 
costs will you be able to maintain the fundraising inflow levels indicated in the cash flow? Also, how will cutting 
lobbyist affect the outcome of the federal legislation? 
 
In formulating my recommendation to the Commission to approve the OCFC funding and in addition to Mr. 
Pepper’s guarantee I will be looking at the probability of the Freedom Centers ability  to remain viable until 
Federalization occurs, assuming OCFC funding in February 2011.  I know it is “your understanding” the full $3M 
of Federal dollars will be received in October 2011,  fundraising will continue at those levels recently obtained in 
your YTD 2010 numbers,  and reduced operating cost will be realized as is indicated by your cash projection 
however, in the event those expectations are not fully realized  does the board have a back‐up plan?   Kindly 
share with me your sentiments so I may prepare for the possibility of those reservations. 
 
Thanks, 
Tony 
 
From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2010 10:46 AM
To: Tony Capaci
Subject: RE: questions on cash flow

Tony,

I was out sick for much of last week. Attached is my response to your questions below, please let me know if you have
any other questions.

Thank you,

149
From: "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>
To: <BReece@nurfc.org>
Cc: "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>, "Chris Bruner" <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>, <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>
Date: 11/30/2010 12:34 PM
Subject: RE: questions on cash flow

Ben,
I have reviewed the 15 month cash flow and have a few questions:
1)      When I compare the private support in the cash flow to the total support in the financial statement at 9/30/10 (annualized) the 
cash flow projections appear to line up.  However, when I back the permanently restricted and temporarily restricted cash from the 
9/31/10 financial the unrestricted support (on an annualized basis) appears to be quite a bit lower than the 2011 projection.  I 
suspect the permanently restricted fundraising on the 9/ 30/10 financial is for the operating endowment and should not be included 
in a projected (operating) cash flow.  Did you base your projection of the cash flow on the actual fundraising achieved as shown in 
the 9/30/10 financials including temporarily restricted support.  What are the restrictions on temporarily restricted that you 
anticipate will allow it to be included for general operating purposes?
2)      I see $485K in 12/10 for DOE and $275K through 9/ 2011 also for DOE for a total of $760K ( I assume no DOE funds have been 
collected at YTD 9/30/10) However, footnote #2 in the 9/30/09 audit states the two year DOE grant for the two year period 10/1/09‐
9/30/11 is $400K? why the difference?  Are state DOE funds included with the Federal in the cash flow?
3)      The operating expenses on the accrual basis as indicated in the 9/30/09 audit (net of depreciation) are 
approximately $8.2M; the operating expenses for 2010 as indicated on the proforma are $6.2M (also on the 
accrual basis); YTD expenses net of depreciation on the 9/30/10 statement of activity are $5.6M for 9 months 
or $7.6M (annualized); proforma 2011 are $5.6M;  the cash outflows on the cash flow total $5.6M for 2011. 
2011 proforma and  cash flow is quite a decrease from  FYE 09, proforma 2010 and annualized 2010.  What are 
the cuts in costs from the 9/30/09 audit that will account for $1.6M? 
                
I am meeting with Kathy this afternoon to discuss the cash flow and if at all possible I would like to include your responses.  If not 
possible I will update Kathy on your response once I receive it.
 
Thanks,
 
 
 
From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 3:01 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Subject: Re: estimated security cost for six months ( mothballed)

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Attached are the cash flow statements requested, both are in one file.

As for estimating security cost, I would offer up that the systems be setup to automatically
contact either the local police or fire station or simply keep Guardsmark on call for an
automatic notification from the system, which would limit the cost to actual time needed,
Currently we pay an average of $18 per hour for Guardsmark Security Services. If deemed
necessary a guard could be kept at the console 24/7, we currently only have 24 hour coverage
six days a week.. I would estimate 24/7 service at a cost of $79,000 (365 days X 24 Hours x .5
X $18 per hour). Please let me know if you have any other questions.

From: "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>


To: <BReece@nurfc.org>
Cc: "Chris Bruner" <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>, <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>
Date: 11/23/2010 04:26 PM
Subject: estimated security cost for six months ( mothballed)

 
 
Ben,  
Could you kindly give us an estimated security cost for six months if the building were to be mothballed.  
Thanks,  
 
 
 
Holiday Office Closure:  The Ohio Cultural Facilities office will be closed on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 for 
Thanksgiving Weekend.  The office will re‐open on Monday, November 29 at 8 a.m.  
Tony Capaci 
Chief Financial Analyst 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416  
Telephone: 614‐728‐6924 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov  

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The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General 
Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You 
are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.  

152
Kathy Fox
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2010 9:43 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Chris Bruner; jepepjr@aol.com; robinson.kb.1
@pg.com; Tony Capaci
Subject: RE: A Question--Freedom Center

Follow Up Flag: Follow up


Flag Status: Flagged

Kathy,
In your last paragraph of your email to John Pepper, you say, "even if the Commission approves release of the funds
requested by the Freedom Center, there may be insufficient cash flow for the facility to remain in operation until
federalization. We would then need a plan from the Freedom Center, approved by the Freedom Center board, detailing
how the Freedom Center will remain a going concern." Are you asking for a cash flow plan from the Freedom Center in
addition to Mr. Peppers guarantee? And if so are you asking for that cash flow plan prior to the February Commission
meeting? We were of the understanding that Mr. Pepper's guarantee would be sufficient. Thanks for your clarification in
these two questions.

Warm regards,

Don

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 417-3049
Fax: 513 333-7712

From: "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>


To: <jepepjr@aol.com>
Cc: <dmurphy@nurfc.org>, <BReece@nurfc.org>, <robinson.kb.1@pg.com>, <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>, "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>, "Chris
Bruner" <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>
Date: 12/05/2010 07:44 AM
Subject: RE: A Question--Freedom Cdenter

John,
We are still in need of your address in order to prepare the guaranty document.  You previously replied with the two names that will 
go into the guaranty document (your legal name and your wife’s legal name), but not the address.  Once we have the address, we 
can prepare the guaranty document and send it to you with instructions for signature.  As to timing, it would be helpful if you could 
return the guaranty document by January 7, 2011.
 
Our staff is still working on the financial analysis that will be part of our staff report to the Commission, and we did receive the 
month by month cash flow that had been requested.  Tony Capaci sent several follow up questions this week, the answers for which 
I do not believe have been received yet from NURFC staff;  I  will check in with Tony Capaci on this on Monday.  As mentioned 
previously, the analysis may illustrate that, even if the Commission approves release of the funds requested by the Freedom Center, 
there may be insufficient cash flow for the facility to remain in operation until federalization.  We would then need a plan from the 
153
Freedom Center, approved by the Freedom Center board, detailing how the Freedom Center will remain a going concern.  
 
The financial analysis is the critical path activity for keeping the Freedom Center’s request on track for the February 8 agenda, and 
timely responses from the Freedom Center to our staff’s follow up questions will be most helpful because the financial analysis is an 
iterative process.  
 
Thank you,
Kathy
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661
Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital
improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums,
historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the
Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: jepepjr@aol.com [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]
Sent: Saturday, December 04, 2010 4:50 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.kb.1@pg.com
Subject: A Question--Freedom Cdenter

Kathy,

I wonder when you would expect to be sending me the papers you will want me to fill out to guarantee the funds now
being held in escrow. Also I will appreciate when you will need to have the signed documents back in order to ensure this
goes on your February agenda.

Thanks.

John

154
Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2010 9:37 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: Amy Rice; National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: FW: drafting of NURFC/Pepper Guarantee

Kathy, 
Will Tom draft the Pepper the guarantee or would we like to ask Amy get Jessica started. 
Thanks, 
 
From: jepepjr@aol.com [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2010 10:28 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.kb.1@pg.com; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner
Subject: Re: A Question--Freedom Cdenter

Kathy,

My home address is:

233 Oliver Road


Cincinnati, Ohio 45215

I anticipate no problem meeting your 1/7/2011 date.

I know Ben Reece is working hard on answering your and Tony's every request.

Best, John

-----Original Message-----
From: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>
To: jepepjr@aol.com
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.kb.1@pg.com; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; Tony Capaci
<tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>; Chris Bruner <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>
Sent: Sun, Dec 5, 2010 7:39 am
Subject: RE: A Question--Freedom Cdenter

John,
We are still in need of your address in order to prepare the guaranty document.  You previously replied with the two 
names that will go into the guaranty document (your legal name and your wife’s legal name), but not the address.  Once 
we have the address, we can prepare the guaranty document and send it to you with instructions for signature.  As to 
timing, it would be helpful if you could return the guaranty document by January 7, 2011.
 
Our staff is still working on the financial analysis that will be part of our staff report to the Commission, and we did 
receive the month by month cash flow that had been requested.  Tony Capaci sent several follow up questions this 
week, the answers for which I do not believe have been received yet from NURFC staff;  I  will check in with Tony Capaci 
on this on Monday.  As mentioned previously, the analysis may illustrate that, even if the Commission approves release 
of the funds requested by the Freedom Center, there may be insufficient cash flow for the facility to remain in operation 
until federalization.  We would then need a plan from the Freedom Center, approved by the Freedom Center board, 
detailing how the Freedom Center will remain a going concern.  
 
155
The financial analysis is the critical path activity for keeping the Freedom Center’s request on track for the February 8 
agenda, and timely responses from the Freedom Center to our staff’s follow up questions will be most helpful because 
the financial analysis is an iterative process.  
 
Thank you,
Kathy
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: jepepjr@aol.com [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]
Sent: Saturday, December 04, 2010 4:50 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.kb.1@pg.com
Subject: A Question--Freedom Cdenter

Kathy,

I wonder when you would expect to be sending me the papers you will want me to fill out to guarantee the funds now
being held in escrow. Also I will appreciate when you will need to have the signed documents back in order to ensure this
goes on your February agenda.

Thanks.

John

156
Kathy Fox
From: jepepjr@aol.com
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2010 10:28 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.kb.1@pg.com; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local;
Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner
Subject: Re: A Question--Freedom Cdenter

Follow Up Flag: Follow up


Flag Status: Flagged

Kathy,

My home address is:

233 Oliver Road


Cincinnati, Ohio 45215

I anticipate no problem meeting your 1/7/2011 date.

I know Ben Reece is working hard on answering your and Tony's every request.

Best, John

-----Original Message-----
From: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>
To: jepepjr@aol.com
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.kb.1@pg.com; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; Tony Capaci
<tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>; Chris Bruner <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>
Sent: Sun, Dec 5, 2010 7:39 am
Subject: RE: A Question--Freedom Cdenter

John,
We are still in need of your address in order to prepare the guaranty document.  You previously replied with the two 
names that will go into the guaranty document (your legal name and your wife’s legal name), but not the address.  Once 
we have the address, we can prepare the guaranty document and send it to you with instructions for signature.  As to 
timing, it would be helpful if you could return the guaranty document by January 7, 2011.
 
Our staff is still working on the financial analysis that will be part of our staff report to the Commission, and we did 
receive the month by month cash flow that had been requested.  Tony Capaci sent several follow up questions this 
week, the answers for which I do not believe have been received yet from NURFC staff;  I  will check in with Tony Capaci 
on this on Monday.  As mentioned previously, the analysis may illustrate that, even if the Commission approves release 
of the funds requested by the Freedom Center, there may be insufficient cash flow for the facility to remain in operation 
until federalization.  We would then need a plan from the Freedom Center, approved by the Freedom Center board, 
detailing how the Freedom Center will remain a going concern.  
 
The financial analysis is the critical path activity for keeping the Freedom Center’s request on track for the February 8 
agenda, and timely responses from the Freedom Center to our staff’s follow up questions will be most helpful because 
the financial analysis is an iterative process.  
 
Thank you,
Kathy
 
157
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: jepepjr@aol.com [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]
Sent: Saturday, December 04, 2010 4:50 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.kb.1@pg.com
Subject: A Question--Freedom Cdenter

Kathy,

I wonder when you would expect to be sending me the papers you will want me to fill out to guarantee the funds now
being held in escrow. Also I will appreciate when you will need to have the signed documents back in order to ensure this
goes on your February agenda.

Thanks.

John

158
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2010 9:23 AM
To: 'Otto Budig'
Subject: Update on Freedom Center

Dear Otto: 
Please see the email thread below for the latest correspondence with John Pepper regarding the Freedom Center.  
Please let me know if you need any additional information. 
 
Thanks, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2010
To: 'jepepjr@aol.com'
Cc: 'dmurphy@nurfc.org'; 'BReece@nurfc.org'; 'robinson.kb.1@pg.com'; 'National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
(594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)'; Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner
Subject: RE: A Question--Freedom Cdenter

John, 
We are still in need of your address in order to prepare the guaranty document.  You previously replied with the two 
names that will go into the guaranty document (your legal name and your wife’s legal name), but not the address.  Once 
we have the address, we can prepare the guaranty document and send it to you with instructions for signature.  As to 
timing, it would be helpful if you could return the guaranty document by January 7, 2011. 
 
Our staff is still working on the financial analysis that will be part of our staff report to the Commission, and we did 
receive the month by month cash flow that had been requested.  Tony Capaci sent several follow up questions this 
week, the answers for which I do not believe have been received yet from NURFC staff;  I  will check in with Tony Capaci 
on this on Monday.  As mentioned previously, the analysis may illustrate that, even if the Commission approves release 
of the funds requested by the Freedom Center, there may be insufficient cash flow for the facility to remain in operation 
until federalization.  We would then need a plan from the Freedom Center, approved by the Freedom Center board, 
detailing how the Freedom Center will remain a going concern.   
 
The financial analysis is the critical path activity for keeping the Freedom Center’s request on track for the February 8 
agenda, and timely responses from the Freedom Center to our staff’s follow up questions will be most helpful because 
the financial analysis is an iterative process.   
 
159
Thank you, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: jepepjr@aol.com [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]
Sent: Saturday, December 04, 2010 4:50 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.kb.1@pg.com
Subject: A Question--Freedom Cdenter

Kathy,

I wonder when you would expect to be sending me the papers you will want me to fill out to guarantee the funds now
being held in escrow. Also I will appreciate when you will need to have the signed documents back in order to ensure this
goes on your February agenda.

Thanks.

John

160
Kathy Fox
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2010 9:25 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: RE: A Question--Freedom Cdenter

Return Receipt 
                                                                            
   Your       RE: A Question‐‐Freedom Cdenter                               
   document:                                                                
                                                                            
   was        Don Murphy/NURFC                                              
   received                                                                 
   by:                                                                      
                                                                            
   at:        12/05/2010 09:25:18 AM                                        
                                                                            
 
 
 
 

161
Kathy Fox
From: Administrator
Sent: Sunday, December 05, 2010 7:40 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Relay)
Attachments: ATT42295.txt; RE: A Question--Freedom Cdenter

This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. 
 
Your message has been successfully relayed to the following recipients, but the requested 
delivery status notifications may not be generated by the destination. 
 
       jepepjr@aol.com 
       dmurphy@nurfc.org 
       BReece@nurfc.org 
       robinson.kb.1@pg.com 
 
 
 

162
Kathy Fox
From: jepepjr@aol.com
Sent: Saturday, December 04, 2010 4:50 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.kb.1@pg.com
Subject: A Question--Freedom Cdenter

Kathy,

I wonder when you would expect to be sending me the papers you will want me to fill out to guarantee the funds now
being held in escrow. Also I will appreciate when you will need to have the signed documents back in order to ensure this
goes on your February agenda.

Thanks.

John

163
Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2010 8:41 AM
To: Kathy Fox; Chris Bruner
Subject: FW: RE: questions on cash flow

fyi 
 
From: Benjamin Reece [mailto:benjamin.t.reece@gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 8:18 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Subject: Re: RE: questions on cash flow

Tony,

I am out of the office until thursday to be with my mom as she goes through surgery on her thyroid. I will be
back in on thursday and will answer your questions on thursday.

Thank you,
Ben

On Nov 30, 2010 12:33 PM, "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov> wrote:


> Ben,
>
> I have reviewed the 15 month cash flow and have a few questions:
>
> 1) When I compare the private support in the cash flow to the total
> support in the financial statement at 9/30/10 (annualized) the cash flow
> projections appear to line up. However, when I back the permanently
> restricted and temporarily restricted cash from the 9/31/10 financial
> the unrestricted support (on an annualized basis) appears to be quite a
> bit lower than the 2011 projection. I suspect the permanently
> restricted fundraising on the 9/ 30/10 financial is for the operating
> endowment and should not be included in a projected (operating) cash
> flow. Did you base your projection of the cash flow on the actual
> fundraising achieved as shown in the 9/30/10 financials including
> temporarily restricted support. What are the restrictions on
> temporarily restricted that you anticipate will allow it to be included
> for general operating purposes?
>
> 2) I see $485K in 12/10 for DOE and $275K through 9/ 2011 also for
> DOE for a total of $760K ( I assume no DOE funds have been collected at
> YTD 9/30/10) However, footnote #2 in the 9/30/09 audit states the two
> year DOE grant for the two year period 10/1/09-9/30/11 is $400K? why the
> difference? Are state DOE funds included with the Federal in the cash
> flow?
>
> 3) The operating expenses on the accrual basis as indicated in the
> 9/30/09 audit (net of depreciation) are approximately $8.2M; the
164
> operating expenses for 2010 as indicated on the proforma are $6.2M (also
> on the accrual basis); YTD expenses net of depreciation on the 9/30/10
> statement of activity are $5.6M for 9 months or $7.6M (annualized);
> proforma 2011 are $5.6M; the cash outflows on the cash flow total $5.6M
> for 2011. 2011 proforma and cash flow is quite a decrease from FYE 09,
> proforma 2010 and annualized 2010. What are the cuts in costs from the
> 9/30/09 audit that will account for $1.6M?
>
>
>
> I am meeting with Kathy this afternoon to discuss the cash flow and if
> at all possible I would like to include your responses. If not possible
> I will update Kathy on your response once I receive it.
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]
> Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 3:01 PM
> To: Tony Capaci
> Subject: Re: estimated security cost for six months ( mothballed)
>
>
>
> Attached are the cash flow statements requested, both are in one file.
>
>
> As for estimating security cost, I would offer up that the systems be
> setup to automatically contact either the local police or fire station
> or simply keep Guardsmark on call for an automatic notification from the
> system, which would limit the cost to actual time needed, Currently we
> pay an average of $18 per hour for Guardsmark Security Services. If
> deemed necessary a guard could be kept at the console 24/7, we currently
> only have 24 hour coverage six days a week. I would estimate 24/7
> service at a cost of $79,000 (365 days X 24 Hours x .5 X $18 per hour).
> Please let me know if you have any other questions.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> From: "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>
165
> To: <BReece@nurfc.org>
> Cc: "Chris Bruner" <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>,
> <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>
> Date: 11/23/2010 04:26 PM
> Subject: estimated security cost for six months ( mothballed)
>
> ________________________________
>
>
>
>
>
> Ben,
> Could you kindly give us an estimated security cost for six months if
> the building were to be mothballed.
> Thanks,
>
>
>
> Holiday Office Closure: The Ohio Cultural Facilities office will be
> closed on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 for Thanksgiving
> Weekend. The office will re-open on Monday, November 29 at 8 a.m.
> Tony Capaci
> Chief Financial Analyst
> Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
> 100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
> Columbus, OH 43215-3416
> Telephone: 614-728-6924
> Fax: 614-752-2775
> e-mail: tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov <mailto:tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>
> website: www.culture.ohio.gov <http://www.culture.ohio.gov/>
> The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports
> Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated
> by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural
> facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums, historical
> sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to
> visit www.culture.ohio.gov <http://www.culture.ohio.gov/> or call (614)
> 752-2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can
> assist your cultural facility project.
>
>

166
Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 12:30 PM
To: BReece@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox; Chris Bruner; National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594
@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: RE: questions on cash flow

Ben, 
I have reviewed the 15 month cash flow and have a few questions: 
1) When I compare the private support in the cash flow to the total support in the financial statement at 9/30/10 
(annualized) the cash flow projections appear to line up.  However, when I back the permanently restricted and 
temporarily restricted cash from the 9/31/10 financial the unrestricted support (on an annualized basis) appears 
to be quite a bit lower than the 2011 projection.  I suspect the permanently restricted fundraising on the 9/ 
30/10 financial is for the operating endowment and should not be included in a projected (operating) cash flow. 
Did you base your projection of the cash flow on the actual fundraising achieved as shown in the 9/30/10 
financials including temporarily restricted support.  What are the restrictions on temporarily restricted that you 
anticipate will allow it to be included for general operating purposes? 
2) I see $485K in 12/10 for DOE and $275K through 9/ 2011 also for DOE for a total of $760K ( I assume no DOE 
funds have been collected at YTD 9/30/10) However, footnote #2 in the 9/30/09 audit states the two year DOE 
grant for the two year period 10/1/09‐9/30/11 is $400K? why the difference?  Are state DOE funds included with 
the Federal in the cash flow? 
3) The operating expenses on the accrual basis as indicated in the 9/30/09 audit (net of depreciation) are 
approximately $8.2M; the operating expenses for 2010 as indicated on the proforma are $6.2M (also on the 
accrual basis); YTD expenses net of depreciation on the 9/30/10 statement of activity are $5.6M for 9 months or 
$7.6M (annualized); proforma 2011 are $5.6M;  the cash outflows on the cash flow total $5.6M for 2011. 2011 
proforma and  cash flow is quite a decrease from  FYE 09, proforma 2010 and annualized 2010.  What are the 
cuts in costs from the 9/30/09 audit that will account for $1.6M?  
                 
I am meeting with Kathy this afternoon to discuss the cash flow and if at all possible I would like to include your 
responses.  If not possible I will update Kathy on your response once I receive it. 
 
Thanks, 
 
 
 
From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 3:01 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Subject: Re: estimated security cost for six months ( mothballed)

Attached are the cash flow statements requested, both are in one file.

As for estimating security cost, I would offer up that the systems be setup to automatically
contact either the local police or fire station or simply keep Guardsmark on call for an
automatic notification from the system, which would limit the cost to actual time needed,
Currently we pay an average of $18 per hour for Guardsmark Security Services. If deemed
necessary a guard could be kept at the console 24/7, we currently only have 24 hour coverage
six days a week. I would estimate 24/7 service at a cost of $79,000 (365 days X 24 Hours x .5
X $18 per hour). Please let me know if you have any other questions.

167
From: "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>
To: <BReece@nurfc.org>
Cc: "Chris Bruner" <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>, <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>
Date: 11/23/2010 04:26 PM
Subject: estimated security cost for six months ( mothballed)

 
Ben,
Could you kindly give us an estimated security cost for six months if the building were to be mothballed.
Thanks,
 
 
 
Holiday Office Closure:  The Ohio Cultural Facilities office will be closed on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 for 
Thanksgiving Weekend.  The office will re‐open on Monday, November 29 at 8 a.m.
Tony Capaci 
Chief Financial Analyst 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416 
Telephone: 614‐728‐6924 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov
The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General 
Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You 
are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 

168
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 3:44 PM
To: 'Otto Budig'
Subject: FW: Freedom Center and Pepper

Dear Otto, 
Per my voicemail messages, please see the email thread below. 
 
Thanks, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 3:11 PM
To: 'jepepjr@aol.com'
Cc: 'Don Murhpy'; 'DMurphy@nurfc.org'; Amy Rice; Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner; 'BReece@nurfc.org'
Subject: RE: Freedom Center and Pepper

Dear John: 
 
Thank you for your emails.  Yes, we can prepare the guaranty agreement.  Could you kindly 
provide the legal names and address for yourself and your wife so that our legal counsel may 
prepare the guaranty document? There are other agreements we will have prepared for signature 
by the Freedom Center to be signed concurrently with the guaranty, assuming Commission 
approval. 
 
As conveyed last week, at this time we are awaiting the monthly cash flow projection from the 
Freedom Center, from now through projected federalization and into positive cash flow.  I 
appreciate your assurances that the cash flow projection is forthcoming.  Tony Capaci from 
our office has been in conversation with Ben Reece about the cash flow for several weeks.  
The cash flow projection may illustrate that, even if the Commission approves release of the 
funds requested by the Freedom Center, there may be insufficient cash flow for the facility 
to remain in operation until federalization.  We would then need a plan from the Freedom 
Center, approved by the Freedom Center board, detailing how the Freedom Center will remain a 
going concern. 
 
We are still aiming for the February 8 Commission meeting, but achieving this date is 
dependent upon completion of our analysis and corresponding staff report, for which we await 
information from the Freedom Center. 

169
 
Thank you for your assistance. 
 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: jepepjr@aol.com [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 7:37 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.ka@pg.com
Subject: Freedom Center and Pepper

Kathy,

In the flurry of e-mails and teh Thanksgiving holiday, I wanted to be sure I had been clear that I would ask you to prepare
the formal papers I will need to sign to release the funds now being held.

I can assure you that Ben Reece has been and is working non-stop to provide the information that you have requested.

John

170
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 3:43 PM
To: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: FW: Freedom Center and Pepper

 
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 3:11 PM
To: 'jepepjr@aol.com'
Cc: 'Don Murhpy'; 'DMurphy@nurfc.org'; Amy Rice; Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner; 'BReece@nurfc.org'
Subject: RE: Freedom Center and Pepper

Dear John: 
 
Thank you for your emails.  Yes, we can prepare the guaranty agreement.  Could you kindly 
provide the legal names and address for yourself and your wife so that our legal counsel may 
prepare the guaranty document? There are other agreements we will have prepared for signature 
by the Freedom Center to be signed concurrently with the guaranty, assuming Commission 
approval. 
 
As conveyed last week, at this time we are awaiting the monthly cash flow projection from the 
Freedom Center, from now through projected federalization and into positive cash flow.  I 
appreciate your assurances that the cash flow projection is forthcoming.  Tony Capaci from 
our office has been in conversation with Ben Reece about the cash flow for several weeks.  
The cash flow projection may illustrate that, even if the Commission approves release of the 
funds requested by the Freedom Center, there may be insufficient cash flow for the facility 
to remain in operation until federalization.  We would then need a plan from the Freedom 
Center, approved by the Freedom Center board, detailing how the Freedom Center will remain a 
going concern. 
 
We are still aiming for the February 8 Commission meeting, but achieving this date is 
dependent upon completion of our analysis and corresponding staff report, for which we await 
information from the Freedom Center. 
 
Thank you for your assistance. 
 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 

171
From: jepepjr@aol.com [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 7:37 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.ka@pg.com
Subject: Freedom Center and Pepper

Kathy,

In the flurry of e-mails and teh Thanksgiving holiday, I wanted to be sure I had been clear that I would ask you to prepare
the formal papers I will need to sign to release the funds now being held.

I can assure you that Ben Reece has been and is working non-stop to provide the information that you have requested.

John

172
Kathy Fox
From: jepepjr@aol.com
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 3:37 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org
Subject: RE: Freedom Center and Pepper

Names: 
 
John E. Pepper, Jr. 
Frances G. Pepper 
 
John 
 
‐‐‐‐‐Original Message‐‐‐‐‐ 
From: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov> 
To: jepepjr@aol.com 
Cc: Don Murhpy <donmurphy10850@yahoo.com>; DMurphy@nurfc.org; Amy Rice 
<ARice@culture.ohio.gov>; Tony Capaci <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>; Chris Bruner 
<cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>; BReece@nurfc.org 
Sent: Mon, Nov 29, 2010 12:13 pm 
Subject: RE: Freedom Center and Pepper 
 
Dear John: Thank you for your emails.  Yes, we can prepare the guaranty agreement.  Could you 
kindly provide the legal names and address for yourself and your wife so that our legal 
counsel may prepare the guaranty document? There are other agreements we will have prepared 
for signature by the Freedom Center to be signed concurrently with the guaranty, assuming 
Commission approval. As conveyed last week, at this time we are awaiting the monthly cash 
flow projection from the Freedom Center, from now through projected federalization and into 
positive cash flow.  I appreciate your assurances that the cash flow projection is 
forthcoming.  Tony Capaci from our office has been in conversation with Ben Reece about the 
cash flow for several weeks.  The cash flow projection may illustrate that, even if the 
Commission approves release of the funds requested by the Freedom Center, there may be 
insufficient cash flow for the facility to remain in operation until federalization.  We 
would then need a plan from the Freedom Center, approved by the Freedom Center board, 
detailing how the Freedom Center will remain a going concern. We are still aiming for the 
February 8 Commission meeting, but achieving this date is dependent upon completion of our 
analysis and corresponding staff report, for which we await information from the Freedom 
Center. Thank you for your assistance. Kathy Kathleen M. Fox, FASLAExecutive 
DirectorOhio Cultural Facilities Commission100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 Columbus, OH  
43215‐3661 
 
Vox:        614.752.2770Fax:         614‐752‐2775e‐mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov               
kfox@post.harvard.edu  visit our 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural 
Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees 
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for 
community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical 
sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit 
www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to 
learn how we can assist your cultural facility project. From: jepepjr@aol.com 
[mailto:jepepjr@aol.com] 
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 7:37 AM 
To: Kathy Fox 
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.ka@pg.com 
173
Subject: Freedom Center and Pepper 
 Kathy, 
  
In the flurry of e‐mails and teh Thanksgiving holiday, I wanted to be sure I had been clear 
that I would ask you to prepare the formal papers I will need to sign to release the funds 
now being held. 
  
I can assure you that Ben Reece has been and is working non‐stop to provide the information 
that you have requested. 
  
John 
 

174
Kathy Fox
From: Amy Rice
To: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 3:34 PM
Subject: Not read: Lincoln Theatre & NURFC Draft FAs to review on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2011

Your message 
 
      To:  Chris Bruner 
      Cc:  Tony Capaci 
      Subject:  RE: Lincoln Theatre & NURFC Draft FAs to review on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2011 
      Sent:  11/21/2010 10:55 PM 
 
was deleted without being read on 11/29/2010 3:34 PM. 
 

175
Kathy Fox
From: Amy Rice
To: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 3:34 PM
Subject: Not read: Review of Draft FAs for LTA and NURFC

Your message 
 
      To:  Chris Bruner 
      Subject:  Accepted: Review of Draft FAs for LTA and NURFC 
      Sent:  11/21/2010 11:04 PM 
 
was deleted without being read on 11/29/2010 3:34 PM. 
 

176
Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 3:22 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: Chris Bruner
Subject: FW: estimated security cost for six months ( mothballed)
Attachments: 15 month Cash Flow Statement.xls

Kathy, 
I see you just sent John Pepper an email.  No sooner did I return to my desk after the meeting did I see I received the 
cash flow from Ben.  Chris and I will take a look at it and hopefully tomorrow set up a meeting with you to review. 
Thanks, 
 
From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 3:01 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Subject: Re: estimated security cost for six months ( mothballed)

Attached are the cash flow statements requested, both are in one file.

As for estimating security cost, I would offer up that the systems be setup to automatically
contact either the local police or fire station or simply keep Guardsmark on call for an
automatic notification from the system, which would limit the cost to actual time needed,
Currently we pay an average of $18 per hour for Guardsmark Security Services. If deemed
necessary a guard could be kept at the console 24/7, we currently only have 24 hour coverage
six days a week. I would estimate 24/7 service at a cost of $79,000 (365 days X 24 Hours x .5
X $18 per hour). Please let me know if you have any other questions.

From: "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>


To: <BReece@nurfc.org>
Cc: "Chris Bruner" <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>, <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>
Date: 11/23/2010 04:26 PM
Subject: estimated security cost for six months ( mothballed)

177
 
Ben,
Could you kindly give us an estimated security cost for six months if the building were to be mothballed.
Thanks,
 
 
 
Holiday Office Closure:  The Ohio Cultural Facilities office will be closed on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 for 
Thanksgiving Weekend.  The office will re‐open on Monday, November 29 at 8 a.m.
Tony Capaci 
Chief Financial Analyst 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416 
Telephone: 614‐728‐6924 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov
The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General 
Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You 
are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 

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Kathy Fox
From: Administrator
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 3:11 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Relay)
Attachments: ATT37430.txt; RE: Freedom Center and Pepper

This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. 
 
Your message has been successfully relayed to the following recipients, but the requested 
delivery status notifications may not be generated by the destination. 
 
       donmurphy10850@yahoo.com 
       jepepjr@aol.com 
       DMurphy@nurfc.org 
       BReece@nurfc.org 
 
 
 

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Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 3:11 PM
To: 'jepepjr@aol.com'
Cc: 'Don Murhpy'; 'DMurphy@nurfc.org'; Amy Rice; Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner;
'BReece@nurfc.org'
Subject: RE: Freedom Center and Pepper

Tracking:
Tracking Recipient Delivery Read
'jepepjr@aol.com'
'Don Murhpy'
'DMurphy@nurfc.org'
Amy Rice Delivered: 11/29/2010 3:11 PM Read: 11/29/2010 3:12 PM
Tony Capaci Delivered: 11/29/2010 3:11 PM Read: 11/29/2010 3:17 PM
Chris Bruner Delivered: 11/29/2010 3:11 PM Read: 11/29/2010 3:15 PM
'BReece@nurfc.org'

Dear John: 
 
Thank you for your emails.  Yes, we can prepare the guaranty agreement.  Could you kindly 
provide the legal names and address for yourself and your wife so that our legal counsel may 
prepare the guaranty document? There are other agreements we will have prepared for signature 
by the Freedom Center to be signed concurrently with the guaranty, assuming Commission 
approval. 
 
As conveyed last week, at this time we are awaiting the monthly cash flow projection from the 
Freedom Center, from now through projected federalization and into positive cash flow.  I 
appreciate your assurances that the cash flow projection is forthcoming.  Tony Capaci from 
our office has been in conversation with Ben Reece about the cash flow for several weeks.  
The cash flow projection may illustrate that, even if the Commission approves release of the 
funds requested by the Freedom Center, there may be insufficient cash flow for the facility 
to remain in operation until federalization.  We would then need a plan from the Freedom 
Center, approved by the Freedom Center board, detailing how the Freedom Center will remain a 
going concern. 
 
We are still aiming for the February 8 Commission meeting, but achieving this date is 
dependent upon completion of our analysis and corresponding staff report, for which we await 
information from the Freedom Center. 
 
Thank you for your assistance. 
 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

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Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: jepepjr@aol.com [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 7:37 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.ka@pg.com
Subject: Freedom Center and Pepper

Kathy,

In the flurry of e-mails and teh Thanksgiving holiday, I wanted to be sure I had been clear that I would ask you to prepare
the formal papers I will need to sign to release the funds now being held.

I can assure you that Ben Reece has been and is working non-stop to provide the information that you have requested.

John

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Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 9:04 AM
To: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local); Kathy Fox
Cc: Chris Bruner
Subject: FW: Freedom Center and Pepper

Follow Up Flag: Follow up


Flag Status: Flagged

Kathy, 
I believe the next step is to ask Rocco to draft the guaranty for the $850K but since we are 
not going to return the escrow do we want to have that conversation with Otto 
 
‐‐‐‐‐Original Message‐‐‐‐‐ 
From: John Pepper [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]  
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 9:03 PM 
To: Kathy Fox 
Cc: Don Murhpy; <DMurphy@nurfc.org>; <BReece@nurfc.org>; <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>; Tony 
Capaci; Chris Bruner 
Subject: Re: Freedom Center and Pepper 
 
Kathy,  please go ahead with the formal paperwork. John  
 
Sent from my iPad 
 
On Nov 24, 2010, at 12:57 PM, "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov> wrote: 
 
> Dear John, 
> I have reconfirmed for a second time this week that our financial analysis group still 
awaits a month by month cash flow projection for the next 12 months from the Freedom Center's 
finance staff.  This item was requested November 9, 2010, and possibly prior to that.  As of 
this moment (3:56 PM, 11/24/10) we still await this information.  It is the understanding of 
our staff that the cash flow projection will not be made available to us until next week at 
the earliest. 
>  
> As I've mentioned previously, our review process it iterative.  The information we receive 
often generates follow up questions for clarification. We are working as diligently as we 
can, but must rely upon the Freedom Center to provide information timely.  As soon as we 
receive the information from the Freedom Center staff, we will resume our analysis. 
>  
> Sincerely, 
> Kathy 
>  
> Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA 
> Executive Director 
> Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
> 100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
> Columbus, OH  43215‐3661 
>  
> Vox:        614.752.2770 
> Fax:         614‐752‐2775 
> e‐mail:     kfox@culture.ohio.gov 
>                kfox@post.harvard.edu  
>   
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> visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov 
>  
> Building Culture in Ohio's Communities:  The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly 
the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated 
by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including 
non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports 
venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more 
information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project. 
>  
> ‐‐‐‐‐Original Message‐‐‐‐‐ 
> From: John Pepper [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]  
> Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 3:24 PM 
> To: Kathy Fox 
> Subject: Freedom Center and Pepper 
>  
> Kathy, I think I am close to being ready to proceed in line with your form.  
>  
> You indicated to Jeff that there is still information you need from the Freedom Center to 
process this. Don Murphy assures me it is his understanding that everything has now been 
delivered.  Some of it may have come in recently. Would you please take another look at this. 
Thank you. John   
>  
> Sent from my iPad 

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Kathy Fox
From: jepepjr@aol.com
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2010 7:37 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.ka@pg.com
Subject: Freedom Center and Pepper

Kathy,

In the flurry of e-mails and teh Thanksgiving holiday, I wanted to be sure I had been clear that I would ask you to prepare
the formal papers I will need to sign to release the funds now being held.

I can assure you that Ben Reece has been and is working non-stop to provide the information that you have requested.

John

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Kathy Fox
From: John Pepper [jepepjr@aol.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 9:03 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: Don Murhpy; <DMurphy@nurfc.org>; <BReece@nurfc.org>; <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>;
Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner
Subject: Re: Freedom Center and Pepper

Follow Up Flag: Follow up


Flag Status: Flagged

Kathy,  please go ahead with the formal paperwork. John  
 
Sent from my iPad 
 
On Nov 24, 2010, at 12:57 PM, "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov> wrote: 
 
> Dear John, 
> I have reconfirmed for a second time this week that our financial analysis group still 
awaits a month by month cash flow projection for the next 12 months from the Freedom Center's 
finance staff.  This item was requested November 9, 2010, and possibly prior to that.  As of 
this moment (3:56 PM, 11/24/10) we still await this information.  It is the understanding of 
our staff that the cash flow projection will not be made available to us until next week at 
the earliest. 
>  
> As I've mentioned previously, our review process it iterative.  The information we receive 
often generates follow up questions for clarification. We are working as diligently as we 
can, but must rely upon the Freedom Center to provide information timely.  As soon as we 
receive the information from the Freedom Center staff, we will resume our analysis. 
>  
> Sincerely, 
> Kathy 
>  
> Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA 
> Executive Director 
> Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
> 100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
> Columbus, OH  43215‐3661 
>  
> Vox:        614.752.2770 
> Fax:         614‐752‐2775 
> e‐mail:     kfox@culture.ohio.gov 
>                kfox@post.harvard.edu  
>   
> visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov 
>  
> Building Culture in Ohio's Communities:  The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly 
the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated 
by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including 
non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports 
venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more 
information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project. 
>  
> ‐‐‐‐‐Original Message‐‐‐‐‐ 
> From: John Pepper [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]  
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> Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 3:24 PM 
> To: Kathy Fox 
> Subject: Freedom Center and Pepper 
>  
> Kathy, I think I am close to being ready to proceed in line with your form.  
>  
> You indicated to Jeff that there is still information you need from the Freedom Center to 
process this. Don Murphy assures me it is his understanding that everything has now been 
delivered.  Some of it may have come in recently. Would you please take another look at this. 
Thank you. John   
>  
> Sent from my iPad 

186
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 6:08 PM
To: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: FW: Delivery Status Notification (Relay) DMurphy, JPepper,BReece 11/24/10
Attachments: ATT33997.txt; RE: Freedom Center and Pepper

 
‐‐‐‐‐Original Message‐‐‐‐‐ 
From: Administrator  
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 3:57 PM 
To: Kathy Fox 
Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Relay) 
 
This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. 
 
Your message has been successfully relayed to the following recipients, but the requested 
delivery status notifications may not be generated by the destination. 
 
       donmurphy10850@yahoo.com 
       jepepjr@aol.com 
       DMurphy@nurfc.org 
       BReece@nurfc.org 
 
 
 

187
Kathy Fox
From: BReece@nurfc.org
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 4:12 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: RE: Freedom Center and Pepper

Return Receipt 
                                                                            
   Your       RE: Freedom Center and Pepper                                 
   document:                                                                
                                                                            
   was        Benjamin Reece/NURFC                                          
   received                                                                 
   by:                                                                      
                                                                            
   at:        11/24/2010 04:12:09 PM                                        
                                                                            
 
 
 
 

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Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 4:03 PM
To: 'Otto Budig'
Subject: Freedom Center and John Pepper update

Dear Otto: 
Please see the email thread below for the most recent correspondence from John Pepper and my 
response to him.  Tony Capaci is still waiting for a cash flow projection from the Freedom 
Center staff, and cannot complete his financial analysis until he receives it.  The contents 
of that cash flow projection may necessitate questions and requests for additional 
information. 
 
Please let me know if you need further information.  I will be checking email, but my 
cellphone is not working and will be in for repair or replacement. Just a reminder, our 
office will be closed at 5PM today and until Monday for the Thanksgiving Holiday.    
 
Best wishes for a wonderful Thanksgiving, Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA 
Executive Director 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3661 
 
We’ve moved! Effective March 22, 2010, the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission relocated to 
new offices. Our new address is 100 E. Broad St., Suite 300, Columbus, OH  43215‐3661. Phone 
and Fax numbers remain the same. 
 
Vox:        614.752.2770 
Fax:         614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:     kfox@culture.ohio.gov 
               kfox@post.harvard.edu  
 
‐‐‐‐‐Original Message‐‐‐‐‐ 
From: Kathy Fox 
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 3:57 PM 
To: 'John Pepper' 
Cc: 'Don Murhpy'; 'DMurphy@nurfc.org'; 'BReece@nurfc.org'; National Underground Railroad 
Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local); Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner 
Subject: RE: Freedom Center and Pepper 
 
Dear John, 
I have reconfirmed for a second time this week that our financial analysis group still awaits 
a month by month cash flow projection for the next 12 months from the Freedom Center's 
finance staff.  This item was requested November 9, 2010, and possibly prior to that.  As of 
this moment (3:56 PM, 11/24/10) we still await this information.  It is the understanding of 
our staff that the cash flow projection will not be made available to us until next week at 
the earliest. 
 
As I've mentioned previously, our review process it iterative.  The information we receive 
often generates follow up questions for clarification. We are working as diligently as we 
can, but must rely upon the Freedom Center to provide information timely.  As soon as we 
receive the information from the Freedom Center staff, we will resume our analysis. 
 
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Sincerely, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA 
Executive Director 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3661 
 
Vox:        614.752.2770 
Fax:         614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:     kfox@culture.ohio.gov 
               kfox@post.harvard.edu  
  
visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov 
 
Building Culture in Ohio's Communities:  The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly 
the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated 
by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including 
non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports 
venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more 
information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project. 
 
‐‐‐‐‐Original Message‐‐‐‐‐ 
From: John Pepper [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 3:24 PM 
To: Kathy Fox 
Subject: Freedom Center and Pepper 
 
Kathy, I think I am close to being ready to proceed in line with your form.  
 
You indicated to Jeff that there is still information you need from the Freedom Center to 
process this. Don Murphy assures me it is his understanding that everything has now been 
delivered.  Some of it may have come in recently. Would you please take another look at this. 
Thank you. John   
 
Sent from my iPad 

190
Kathy Fox
From: Administrator
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 3:57 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Relay)
Attachments: ATT33997.txt; RE: Freedom Center and Pepper

This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. 
 
Your message has been successfully relayed to the following recipients, but the requested 
delivery status notifications may not be generated by the destination. 
 
       donmurphy10850@yahoo.com 
       jepepjr@aol.com 
       DMurphy@nurfc.org 
       BReece@nurfc.org 
 
 
 

191
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 3:57 PM
To: 'John Pepper'
Cc: 'Don Murhpy'; 'DMurphy@nurfc.org'; 'BReece@nurfc.org'; National Underground Railroad
Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local); Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner
Subject: RE: Freedom Center and Pepper

Tracking:
Tracking Recipient Delivery Read
'John Pepper'
'Don Murhpy'
'DMurphy@nurfc.org'
'BReece@nurfc.org'
National Underground Railroad
Freedom Center
(594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)

Tony Capaci Delivered: 11/24/2010 3:57 PM Read: 11/24/2010 3:58 PM


Chris Bruner Delivered: 11/24/2010 3:57 PM Read: 11/24/2010 3:58 PM
Amy Rice Delivered: 11/24/2010 3:57 PM

Dear John, 
I have reconfirmed for a second time this week that our financial analysis group still awaits 
a month by month cash flow projection for the next 12 months from the Freedom Center's 
finance staff.  This item was requested November 9, 2010, and possibly prior to that.  As of 
this moment (3:56 PM, 11/24/10) we still await this information.  It is the understanding of 
our staff that the cash flow projection will not be made available to us until next week at 
the earliest. 
 
As I've mentioned previously, our review process it iterative.  The information we receive 
often generates follow up questions for clarification. We are working as diligently as we 
can, but must rely upon the Freedom Center to provide information timely.  As soon as we 
receive the information from the Freedom Center staff, we will resume our analysis. 
 
Sincerely, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA 
Executive Director 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3661 
 
Vox:        614.752.2770 
Fax:         614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:     kfox@culture.ohio.gov 
               kfox@post.harvard.edu  
  
visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov 
 
Building Culture in Ohio's Communities:  The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly 
the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated 
by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including 
non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports 

192
venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more 
information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project. 
 
‐‐‐‐‐Original Message‐‐‐‐‐ 
From: John Pepper [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]  
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 3:24 PM 
To: Kathy Fox 
Subject: Freedom Center and Pepper 
 
Kathy, I think I am close to being ready to proceed in line with your form.  
 
You indicated to Jeff that there is still information you need from the Freedom Center to 
process this. Don Murphy assures me it is his understanding that everything has now been 
delivered.  Some of it may have come in recently. Would you please take another look at this. 
Thank you. John   
 
Sent from my iPad 

193
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 3:57 PM
To: 'John Pepper'
Cc: 'Don Murhpy'; 'DMurphy@nurfc.org'; 'BReece@nurfc.org'; National Underground Railroad
Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local); Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner
Subject: RE: Freedom Center and Pepper

Tracking:
Tracking Recipient Delivery
'John Pepper'
'Don Murhpy'
'DMurphy@nurfc.org'
'BReece@nurfc.org'
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
(594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)

Tony Capaci Delivered: 11/24/2010 3:57 PM


Chris Bruner Delivered: 11/24/2010 3:57 PM
Amy Rice Delivered: 11/24/2010 3:57 PM

Dear John, 
I have reconfirmed for a second time this week that our financial analysis group still awaits 
a month by month cash flow projection for the next 12 months from the Freedom Center's 
finance staff.  This item was requested November 9, 2010, and possibly prior to that.  As of 
this moment (3:56 PM, 11/24/10) we still await this information.  It is the understanding of 
our staff that the cash flow projection will not be made available to us until next week at 
the earliest. 
 
As I've mentioned previously, our review process it iterative.  The information we receive 
often generates follow up questions for clarification. We are working as diligently as we 
can, but must rely upon the Freedom Center to provide information timely.  As soon as we 
receive the information from the Freedom Center staff, we will resume our analysis. 
 
Sincerely, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA 
Executive Director 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3661 
 
Vox:        614.752.2770 
Fax:         614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:     kfox@culture.ohio.gov 
               kfox@post.harvard.edu  
  
visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov 
 
Building Culture in Ohio's Communities:  The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly 
the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated 
by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including 
non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports 
venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more 
information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project. 
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‐‐‐‐‐Original Message‐‐‐‐‐ 
From: John Pepper [mailto:jepepjr@aol.com]  
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 3:24 PM 
To: Kathy Fox 
Subject: Freedom Center and Pepper 
 
Kathy, I think I am close to being ready to proceed in line with your form.  
 
You indicated to Jeff that there is still information you need from the Freedom Center to 
process this. Don Murphy assures me it is his understanding that everything has now been 
delivered.  Some of it may have come in recently. Would you please take another look at this. 
Thank you. John   
 
Sent from my iPad 

195
Kathy Fox
Subject: NURFC - Bond Analysis Discussion: First-dollar allocation, straight-line, and proportional
approach
Location: Kathy's Office/ CR

Start: Tue 11/30/2010 4:00 PM


End: Tue 11/30/2010 4:30 PM
Show Time As: Tentative

Recurrence: (none)

Meeting Status: Tentatively accepted

Organizer: Chris Bruner


Required Attendees: Kathy Fox; Tony Capaci

Kathy: 
 
I have completed the NURFC bond analysis using three different approaches: 
 
1. First‐dollar allocation,  
2. Straight‐line, and  
3. Proportional. 
 
Bond Analysis is here:  NURFC Bond Analysis in SharePoint (click to open) and the two relevant tabs are the first two, the 
Summary tabs. 
 
Tony and I would like to discuss the results and implications with you. 
 
Thanks, 
‐‐CB 

196
Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Monday, November 22, 2010 10:26 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: Chris Bruner
Subject: do we want freedom center auditiors to provide special report on going concern issues for our
february meeting?

Follow Up Flag: Follow up


Flag Status: Flagged

Kathy, 
 
if NURFC were  to have a 12/31/10 audit there is a good chance (in my opinion) they would not get an unqualified 
“clean” opinion.  They may get a qualified opinion based on going concern issues.  I think it would be unreasonable  to 
require a 12/31/10 audit before the February meeting but we may want to consider requiring the freedom center get 
from their auditiors a a special management report attesting the going concern issue prior to the February 
meeting.???let me know your thoughts. 
Thanks, 
Tony 

 
Holiday Office Closure:  The Ohio Cultural Facilities office will be closed on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 for 
Thanksgiving Weekend.  The office will re‐open on Monday, November 29 at 8 a.m. 

Tony Capaci 
Chief Financial Analyst 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416  

Telephone: 614‐728‐6924 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov 

The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio 
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional 
sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your 
cultural facility project. 
 

202
Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
To: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, November 22, 2010 8:57 AM
Subject: Read: Lincoln Theatre & NURFC Draft FAs to review on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2011

Your message 
 
      To:  Chris Bruner 
      Cc:  Tony Capaci 
      Subject:  RE: Lincoln Theatre & NURFC Draft FAs to review on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2011 
      Sent:  11/21/2010 10:55 PM 
 
was read on 11/22/2010 8:57 AM. 
 

203
Kathy Fox
From: Chris Bruner
To: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, November 22, 2010 7:19 AM
Subject: Read: Review of Draft FAs for LTA and NURFC

Your message 
 
      To:  Chris Bruner 
      Subject:  Accepted: Review of Draft FAs for LTA and NURFC 
      Sent:  11/21/2010 11:04 PM 
 
was read on 11/22/2010 7:19 AM. 
 

204
Kathy Fox
From: Chris Bruner
To: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, November 22, 2010 7:19 AM
Subject: Read: Lincoln Theatre & NURFC Draft FAs to review on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2011

Your message 
 
      To:  Chris Bruner 
      Cc:  Tony Capaci 
      Subject:  RE: Lincoln Theatre & NURFC Draft FAs to review on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2011 
      Sent:  11/21/2010 10:55 PM 
 
was read on 11/22/2010 7:19 AM. 
 

205
Kathy Fox
From: System Administrator
To: Amy Rice
Sent: Sunday, November 21, 2010 11:04 PM
Subject: Delivered: Accepted: Review of Draft FAs for LTA and NURFC

Your message 
 
      To:  Chris Bruner 
      Subject:  Accepted: Review of Draft FAs for LTA and NURFC 
      Sent:  11/21/2010 11:04 PM 
 
was delivered to the following recipient(s): 
 
      Amy Rice on 11/21/2010 11:04 PM 

206
Kathy Fox
From: System Administrator
To: Chris Bruner
Sent: Sunday, November 21, 2010 11:04 PM
Subject: Delivered: Accepted: Review of Draft FAs for LTA and NURFC

Your message 
 
      To:  Chris Bruner 
      Subject:  Accepted: Review of Draft FAs for LTA and NURFC 
      Sent:  11/21/2010 11:04 PM 
 
was delivered to the following recipient(s): 
 
      Chris Bruner on 11/21/2010 11:04 PM 

207
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Sunday, November 21, 2010 11:04 PM
To: Chris Bruner
Subject: Accepted: Review of Draft FAs for LTA and NURFC

208
Kathy Fox
From: System Administrator
To: Amy Rice
Sent: Sunday, November 21, 2010 10:55 PM
Subject: Delivered: RE: Lincoln Theatre & NURFC Draft FAs to review on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2011

Your message 
 
      To:  Chris Bruner 
      Cc:  Tony Capaci 
      Subject:  RE: Lincoln Theatre & NURFC Draft FAs to review on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2011 
      Sent:  11/21/2010 10:55 PM 
 
was delivered to the following recipient(s): 
 
      Amy Rice on 11/21/2010 10:55 PM 

209
Kathy Fox
From: System Administrator
To: Chris Bruner; Tony Capaci
Sent: Sunday, November 21, 2010 10:55 PM
Subject: Delivered: RE: Lincoln Theatre & NURFC Draft FAs to review on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2011

Your message 
 
      To:  Chris Bruner 
      Cc:  Tony Capaci 
      Subject:  RE: Lincoln Theatre & NURFC Draft FAs to review on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2011 
      Sent:  11/21/2010 10:55 PM 
 
was delivered to the following recipient(s): 
 
      Chris Bruner on 11/21/2010 10:55 PM 
      Tony Capaci on 11/21/2010 10:55 PM 

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Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Sunday, November 21, 2010 10:55 PM
To: Chris Bruner
Cc: Tony Capaci
Subject: RE: Lincoln Theatre & NURFC Draft FAs to review on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2011

Tracking:
Tracking Recipient Delivery Read
Chris Bruner Delivered: 11/21/2010 10:55 PM Read: 11/22/2010 7:19 AM
Tony Capaci Delivered: 11/21/2010 10:55 PM Read: 11/22/2010 8:57 AM
Amy Rice Delivered: 11/21/2010 10:55 PM Deleted: 11/29/2010 3:34 PM

Thanks Chris.  I’ve reviewed and made comments/questions; on SharePoint so you and Tony can review prior to our 
meeting. 
‐K 
 
 
From: Chris Bruner
Sent: Friday, November 19, 2010 4:29 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: Tony Capaci
Subject: Lincoln Theatre & NURFC Draft FAs to review on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2011
 
Kathy: 
 
Attached are the draft FAs for the Lincoln Theatre and NURFC.   
 
Tony and I have requested a meeting time to review these with you  on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2011 at 3:00 PM. 
 
Thanks, 
‐‐CB 
 
Chris Bruner 
Consultant 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3661 
 
Office: (614)752‐2774 
E‐mail: cbruner@culture.ohio.gov 
Website: http://culture.ohio.gov/ 
 
Holiday Office Closure:  The Ohio Cultural Facilities office will be closed on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 for 
Thanksgiving Weekend.  The office will re‐open on Monday, November 29 at 8 a.m. 
 
 

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Kathy Fox
From: Chris Bruner
Sent: Friday, November 19, 2010 4:29 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: Tony Capaci
Subject: Lincoln Theatre & NURFC Draft FAs to review on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2011
Attachments: FA Lincoln Theatre.docx; NURFC PASR 2011 02 08.doc

Follow Up Flag: Follow up


Flag Status: Flagged

Kathy: 
 
Attached are the draft FAs for the Lincoln Theatre and NURFC.   
 
Tony and I have requested a meeting time to review these with you  on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2011 at 3:00 PM. 
 
Thanks, 
‐‐CB 
 
Chris Bruner 
Consultant 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3661 
 
Office: (614)752‐2774 
E‐mail: cbruner@culture.ohio.gov 
Website: http://culture.ohio.gov/ 
 
Holiday Office Closure:  The Ohio Cultural Facilities office will be closed on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 for 
Thanksgiving Weekend.  The office will re‐open on Monday, November 29 at 8 a.m. 
 
 

212
Kathy Fox
Subject: Review of Draft FAs for LTA and NURFC
Location: Kathy's Office/ CR

Start: Tue 11/23/2010 3:00 PM


End: Tue 11/23/2010 4:00 PM

Recurrence: (none)

Meeting Status: Accepted

Organizer: Chris Bruner


Required Attendees: Tony Capaci; Kathy Fox

Kathy: 
 
Tony and I know that a review of these two FAs is ahead of schedule, but we wanted to get a jump start on the review 
because of the various issues each project has.  
 
I will send you an e‐mail with the FAs that we will review. 
 
Thanks, 
‐‐CB 

213
Kathy Fox
From: jepepjr@aol.com
Sent: Friday, November 19, 2010 11:21 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: dmurphy@nurfc.org; CButtress@Graydon.com; BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.kb.1@pg.com;
jepepasst@aol.com
Subject: Guarantee of State Funds for the Freedom Center

Dear Kathy,

I have talked to my layer at Graydon Head and Ritchey about this matter.

As agreed, he (Jeff Rohr) will be calling you later today to discuss the path forward.

Thank you for your cooperation on this vital matter.

Best regards,

John

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Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Friday, November 12, 2010 3:23 PM
To: BReece@nurfc.org
Cc: Chris Bruner; Kathy Fox; National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594
@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: RE: NURFC proforma and YTD 10 questions

Ben, 
Thank you for the prompt response.  I will start reviewing it Monday and get back to you with any questions.  Please 
keep in mind I cannot complete the review without the cash flows so kindly expedite those as best as possible. 
Thanks, 
 
From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]
Sent: Friday, November 12, 2010 3:05 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Subject: RE: NURFC proforma and YTD 10 questions

Tony,

Please see the attached word file, I copied your email below into word and answered your questions in a different font
color. As you will see, the cash flows have not been finalized since we are still finalizing the 2011 budget. Once I have the
file complete I will send it up to you.

Thank you,

From: "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>


To: <BReece@nurfc.org>
Cc: "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>, "Chris Bruner" <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>, <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>
Date: 11/09/2010 04:01 PM
Subject: RE: NURFC proforma and YTD 10 questions

Ben,
In reviewing the revised pro forma (flat) and the 9/30/10 YTD internally generated financials I have a few questions:
1)      I notice federalization is earmarked at $3M for 2011 and out; I suspect this represents a full year of federalization however, I 

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believe you had indicated to me previously the date which you believe the legislation may realistically be enacted is further out. 
 Could you kindly provide me the assumption behind the full $3M in 2011?
2)      Out of three pro formas you have provided since federalization has been considered you show federalization as high as $5M as 
low as $2M and currently it appears you are expecting $3M in federalization.  Could you kindly provide me the background behind 
the assumptions for the different scenarios.
3)      The flat pro forma  projected surplus in 2011 is $950K which includes $3M of federalization and in 2012 the projected surplus is 
$650K which also includes $3M of federal dollars.  As I review your internally generated 9/30/10 balance sheet I see approx $1.1M in 
cash and investments, $560K in accounts receivable, $2.6M in promises to give  and $936K in endowment and $620K in current 
payables.  Without federalization I thumbnail a rate of loss at about( $75K‐$100K)/month.  I have a few questions regarding the 
above: 
a)      The accounts receivable is $570K at 9/30/10 and $70K 12/31/09;  what exactly is accounts receivable comprised of and why 
such a dramatic increase?
b)      Is the endowment donor restricted or board restricted?  Can the board access those principal funds for operating purposes if 
need be?
c)        How good is the Promises to Give amount of $2.6M; has it been adjusted for bad debts?  Generally speaking what is the time 
frame to collect on the promises?
d)      Could you kindly provide a cash and liquidity projection under some conservative scenarios regarding different scenarios of the 
 timing of collecting on federalization funds.  I think Don had indicated to Kathy there may be negative cash position in the first 
quarter of 2011 and I would like to show the Commission members a liquidity position with and without $850K from the Commission 
in the event federalization is not realized in the first quarter of 2011.
4)      If I annualize your 9/30/10 YTD revenue contributions,  I come up to about $4M a year however, your pro forma indicates much
less than this,  approx $2.3M.   I suspect there are many elements influencing the Freedom Center’s projected contributions 
including the economy, donor fatigue, the debt settlement, the write down of the building, and the prospect of the federalization, 
however the pro forma does not provide the assumption behind the projection.  Could you kindly provide a sentence or two 
narrative explaining the rationale behind the total contribution projection.
 
There will most certainly be more questions regarding the pro forma and financials however, If you could kindly provide the above 
ASAP I can continue the financial review process.
Thanks,
 
 
From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 11:48 AM
To: Tony Capaci
Subject: RE: NURFC 2009 Audit - Final

Revised September Statement of Financial Position

From: "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>


To: <BReece@nurfc.org>
Cc: "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>, "Chris Bruner" <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>
Date: 11/09/2010 08:27 AM
Subject: RE: NURFC 2009 Audit - Final

 
Ben,  
Thanks for the final audit and proforma but wince there is a change to opening net assets and the building could you kindly make the 
adjustments to the September 2010 balance sheet so net assets tie out.   (we will include the September 2010 financials in our 
analysis)  
Thanks,  

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From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 5:36 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Cc: DMurphy@nurfc.org; Kathy Fox
Subject: NURFC 2009 Audit - Final

Tony,

Here is the final 2009 audited financial statements for the Freedom Center. As we have discussed, the long awaited
adjustment for SFAS-144 has been included. Please remember, the adjustment may have been significant from a GAAP
basis, but the impact on the pro forma sent over this more in $0. Simply stated the adjustment amounts to accelerating
the depreciation on the facility, a non-cash item. If you have any questions about the audit, please contact me directly.

Thank you,

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Benjamin Reece/NURFC]

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Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Friday, November 12, 2010 3:01 PM
To: Kathy Fox; Chris Bruner
Subject: FW: NURFC proforma and YTD 10 questions
Attachments: Responses to TC email dated 11-9-10.doc

 
fyi 
From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]
Sent: Friday, November 12, 2010 3:05 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Subject: RE: NURFC proforma and YTD 10 questions

Tony,

Please see the attached word file, I copied your email below into word and answered your questions in a different font
color. As you will see, the cash flows have not been finalized since we are still finalizing the 2011 budget. Once I have the
file complete I will send it up to you.

Thank you,

From: "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>


To: <BReece@nurfc.org>
Cc: "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>, "Chris Bruner" <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>, <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>
Date: 11/09/2010 04:01 PM
Subject: RE: NURFC proforma and YTD 10 questions

Ben,
In reviewing the revised pro forma (flat) and the 9/30/10 YTD internally generated financials I have a few questions:
1)      I notice federalization is earmarked at $3M for 2011 and out; I suspect this represents a full year of federalization however, I 
believe you had indicated to me previously the date which you believe the legislation may realistically be enacted is further out. 
 Could you kindly provide me the assumption behind the full $3M in 2011?
2)      Out of three pro formas you have provided since federalization has been considered you show federalization as high as $5M as 
low as $2M and currently it appears you are expecting $3M in federalization.  Could you kindly provide me the background behind 
the assumptions for the different scenarios.
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3)      The flat pro forma  projected surplus in 2011 is $950K which includes $3M of federalization and in 2012 the projected surplus is 
$650K which also includes $3M of federal dollars.  As I review your internally generated 9/30/10 balance sheet I see approx $1.1M in 
cash and investments, $560K in accounts receivable, $2.6M in promises to give  and $936K in endowment and $620K in current 
payables.  Without federalization I thumbnail a rate of loss at about( $75K‐$100K)/month.  I have a few questions regarding the 
above: 
a)      The accounts receivable is $570K at 9/30/10 and $70K 12/31/09;  what exactly is accounts receivable comprised of and why 
such a dramatic increase?
b)      Is the endowment donor restricted or board restricted?  Can the board access those principal funds for operating purposes if 
need be?
c)        How good is the Promises to Give amount of $2.6M; has it been adjusted for bad debts?  Generally speaking what is the time 
frame to collect on the promises?
d)      Could you kindly provide a cash and liquidity projection under some conservative scenarios regarding different scenarios of the 
 timing of collecting on federalization funds.  I think Don had indicated to Kathy there may be negative cash position in the first 
quarter of 2011 and I would like to show the Commission members a liquidity position with and without $850K from the Commission 
in the event federalization is not realized in the first quarter of 2011.
4)      If I annualize your 9/30/10 YTD revenue contributions,  I come up to about $4M a year however, your pro forma indicates much
less than this,  approx $2.3M.   I suspect there are many elements influencing the Freedom Center’s projected contributions 
including the economy, donor fatigue, the debt settlement, the write down of the building, and the prospect of the federalization, 
however the pro forma does not provide the assumption behind the projection.  Could you kindly provide a sentence or two 
narrative explaining the rationale behind the total contribution projection.
 
There will most certainly be more questions regarding the pro forma and financials however, If you could kindly provide the above 
ASAP I can continue the financial review process.
Thanks,
 
 
From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 11:48 AM
To: Tony Capaci
Subject: RE: NURFC 2009 Audit - Final

Revised September Statement of Financial Position

From: "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>


To: <BReece@nurfc.org>
Cc: "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>, "Chris Bruner" <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>
Date: 11/09/2010 08:27 AM
Subject: RE: NURFC 2009 Audit - Final

 
Ben,  
Thanks for the final audit and proforma but wince there is a change to opening net assets and the building could you kindly make the 
adjustments to the September 2010 balance sheet so net assets tie out.   (we will include the September 2010 financials in our 
analysis)  
Thanks,  

From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]


Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 5:36 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Cc: DMurphy@nurfc.org; Kathy Fox
Subject: NURFC 2009 Audit - Final
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Tony,

Here is the final 2009 audited financial statements for the Freedom Center. As we have discussed, the long awaited
adjustment for SFAS-144 has been included. Please remember, the adjustment may have been significant from a GAAP
basis, but the impact on the pro forma sent over this more in $0. Simply stated the adjustment amounts to accelerating
the depreciation on the facility, a non-cash item. If you have any questions about the audit, please contact me directly.

Thank you,

[attachment "image001.jpg" deleted by Benjamin Reece/NURFC] [attachment "image001.jpg" deleted by


Benjamin Reece/NURFC]

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Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 1:12 PM
To: 'Otto Budig'
Subject: Update on Freedom Center

Dear Otto: 
Please see below for recent correspondence with Don Murphy of the Freedom Center.  As you and I discussed on 
Tuesday, in light of the qualification added in Don’s email regarding the limited nature of the guarantee being offered, it 
is important that the Freedom Center review and agree to enter into the Commission’s standard guarantee document.  
To that end, I forwarded our standard guarantee documents to Don, asking that the Freedom Center and John Pepper 
review them and provide a response by 11/19 as to their intent to proceed with those documents.  If they ask that the 
guaranty be “watered‐down” from our standard guarantee, the staff will not be able to recommend the arrangement to 
the Commission. 
 
Meanwhile, Tony has asked the Freedom Center’s CFO to respond to the following questions: 
1) I notice federalization is earmarked at $3M for 2011 and out; I suspect this represents a full year of 
federalization however, I believe you had indicated to me previously the date which you believe the legislation 
may realistically be enacted is further out.  Could you kindly provide me the assumption behind the full $3M in 
2011? 
2) Out of three pro formas you have provided since federalization has been considered you show federalization as 
high as $5M as low as $2M and currently it appears you are expecting $3M in federalization.  Could you kindly 
provide me the background behind the assumptions for the different scenarios. 
3) The flat pro forma  projected surplus in 2011 is $950K which includes $3M of federalization and in 2012 the 
projected surplus is $650K which also includes $3M of federal dollars.  As I review your internally generated 
9/30/10 balance sheet I see approx $1.1M in cash and investments, $560K in accounts receivable, $2.6M in 
promises to give  and $936K in endowment and $620K in current payables.  Without federalization I thumbnail a 
rate of loss at about( $75K‐$100K)/month.  I have a few questions regarding the above:  
a) The accounts receivable is $570K at 9/30/10 and $70K 12/31/09;  what exactly is accounts receivable 
comprised of and why such a dramatic increase? 
b) Is the endowment donor restricted or board restricted?  Can the board access those principal funds for 
operating purposes if need be? 
c)  How good is the Promises to Give amount of $2.6M; has it been adjusted for bad debts?  Generally speaking 
what is the time frame to collect on the promises? 
d) Could you kindly provide a cash and liquidity projection under some conservative scenarios regarding 
different scenarios of the  timing of collecting on federalization funds.  I think Don had indicated to Kathy 
there may be negative cash position in the first quarter of 2011 and I would like to show the Commission 
members a liquidity position with and without $850K from the Commission in the event federalization is not 
realized in the first quarter of 2011. 
4) If I annualize your 9/30/10 YTD revenue contributions,  I come up to about $4M a year however, your pro forma 
indicates much less than this,  approx $2.3M.   I suspect there are many elements influencing the Freedom 
Center’s projected contributions including the economy, donor fatigue, the debt settlement, the write down of 
the building, and the prospect of the federalization, however the pro forma does not provide the assumption 
behind the projection.  Could you kindly provide a sentence or two narrative explaining the rationale behind the 
total contribution projection. 
 
Thanks, 
Kathy  
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director

221
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

From: DMurphy@nurfc.org [mailto:DMurphy@nurfc.org]


Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 12:44 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: jepepjr@aol.com
Subject: Re: Letter

Kathy
Thank you. I have forwarded your email with the certifications to John Pepper for his review. We will get back to you
before November 19.

I would like to reiterate that Mr. Pepper is guaranteeing the remaining $850,000 of funds appropriated by the Ohio
legislature and the approximately $460,000 remaining held in escrow by OCFC. Thanks for your help. We appreciate it.

Don

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 417-3049
Fax: 513 333-7712

From: "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>


To: <DMurphy@nurfc.org>
Cc: "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>, "Chris Bruner" <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>, <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>
Date: 11/10/2010 12:25 PM
Subject: Letter

Don,
Yesterday Tony Capaci sent Ben Reece some follow up questions on the five year pro forma that we received Monday.  Tony will 
continue to work on the financial analysis as information is made available from Ben.  This is an iterative process.  Our goal is to work 
toward placement of your request on the February 8, 2011 Commission Meeting agenda.  Achieving this goal will require timely 
cooperation from the Freedom Center as you and I discussed by telephone on Monday.
 
I am attaching two documents for review by the Freedom Center and John Pepper as your proposed guarantor.  These documents 
are:
 
1)      Our standard form guaranty agreement;
2)      Our standard CPA certification of the guarantor’s capacity
 
We want to make sure everyone is on the same page about the guaranty before we proceed.  In light of the clarification you sent 
Monday afternoon, It would be helpful for the Freedom Center and Mr. Pepper to indicate your intent to execute our standard 
guaranty agreement and certification.  Could you kindly provide this response by November 19?  Please let me know if you have any 
questions on the documents.
 

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Thanks,
Kathy
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital
improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums,
historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the
Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org [mailto:DMurphy@nurfc.org]
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 2:51 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: jepepjr@aol.com
Subject: Letter

Kathy,
The letter that I just emailed to you as a Pdf states that John and Francie Pepper will guarantee the requested funds in the
event the Freedom Center no longer exists as a cultural facility. John asked that I clarify that his guarantee is effective if
the state by no other means is able to recover the funds he will guarantee repayment.

Don

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 417-3049
Fax: 513 333-7712[attachment "Guaranty Agreement Form Document.pdf" deleted by Don Murphy/NURFC] [attachment
"cpa certification.doc" deleted by Don Murphy/NURFC]

223
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 12:54 PM
To: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Cc: Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner
Subject: FW: Letter

Tracking:
Tracking Recipient Delivery Read
National Underground Railroad
Freedom Center
(594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)

Tony Capaci Delivered: 11/10/2010 12:54 PM


Chris Bruner Delivered: 11/10/2010 12:54 PM Read: 11/10/2010 12:55 PM
Amy Rice Delivered: 11/10/2010 12:54 PM

 
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org [mailto:DMurphy@nurfc.org]
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 12:44 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: jepepjr@aol.com
Subject: Re: Letter

Kathy
Thank you. I have forwarded your email with the certifications to John Pepper for his review. We will get back to you
before November 19.

I would like to reiterate that Mr. Pepper is guaranteeing the remaining $850,000 of funds appropriated by the Ohio
legislature and the approximately $460,000 remaining held in escrow by OCFC. Thanks for your help. We appreciate it.

Don

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 417-3049
Fax: 513 333-7712

From: "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>


To: <DMurphy@nurfc.org>
Cc: "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>, "Chris Bruner" <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>, <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>
Date: 11/10/2010 12:25 PM
Subject: Letter

Don,
Yesterday Tony Capaci sent Ben Reece some follow up questions on the five year pro forma that we received Monday.  Tony will 
continue to work on the financial analysis as information is made available from Ben.  This is an iterative process.  Our goal is to work 
toward placement of your request on the February 8, 2011 Commission Meeting agenda.  Achieving this goal will require timely 
cooperation from the Freedom Center as you and I discussed by telephone on Monday.
224
 
I am attaching two documents for review by the Freedom Center and John Pepper as your proposed guarantor.  These documents 
are:
 
1)      Our standard form guaranty agreement;
2)      Our standard CPA certification of the guarantor’s capacity
 
We want to make sure everyone is on the same page about the guaranty before we proceed.  In light of the clarification you sent 
Monday afternoon, It would be helpful for the Freedom Center and Mr. Pepper to indicate your intent to execute our standard 
guaranty agreement and certification.  Could you kindly provide this response by November 19?  Please let me know if you have any 
questions on the documents.
 
Thanks,
Kathy
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital
improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums,
historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the
Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org [mailto:DMurphy@nurfc.org]
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 2:51 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: jepepjr@aol.com
Subject: Letter

Kathy,
The letter that I just emailed to you as a Pdf states that John and Francie Pepper will guarantee the requested funds in the
event the Freedom Center no longer exists as a cultural facility. John asked that I clarify that his guarantee is effective if
the state by no other means is able to recover the funds he will guarantee repayment.

Don

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 417-3049
Fax: 513 333-7712[attachment "Guaranty Agreement Form Document.pdf" deleted by Don Murphy/NURFC] [attachment
"cpa certification.doc" deleted by Don Murphy/NURFC]

225
Kathy Fox
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 12:44 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: jepepjr@aol.com
Subject: Re: Letter

Kathy
Thank you. I have forwarded your email with the certifications to John Pepper for his review. We will get back to you
before November 19.

I would like to reiterate that Mr. Pepper is guaranteeing the remaining $850,000 of funds appropriated by the Ohio
legislature and the approximately $460,000 remaining held in escrow by OCFC. Thanks for your help. We appreciate it.

Don

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 417-3049
Fax: 513 333-7712

From: "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>


To: <DMurphy@nurfc.org>
Cc: "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>, "Chris Bruner" <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>, <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>
Date: 11/10/2010 12:25 PM
Subject: Letter

Don,
Yesterday Tony Capaci sent Ben Reece some follow up questions on the five year pro forma that we received Monday.  Tony will 
continue to work on the financial analysis as information is made available from Ben.  This is an iterative process.  Our goal is to work 
toward placement of your request on the February 8, 2011 Commission Meeting agenda.  Achieving this goal will require timely 
cooperation from the Freedom Center as you and I discussed by telephone on Monday.
 
I am attaching two documents for review by the Freedom Center and John Pepper as your proposed guarantor.  These documents 
are:
 
1)      Our standard form guaranty agreement;
2)      Our standard CPA certification of the guarantor’s capacity
 
We want to make sure everyone is on the same page about the guaranty before we proceed.  In light of the clarification you sent 
Monday afternoon, It would be helpful for the Freedom Center and Mr. Pepper to indicate your intent to execute our standard 
guaranty agreement and certification.  Could you kindly provide this response by November 19?  Please let me know if you have any 
questions on the documents.
 
Thanks,
Kathy
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
226
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital
improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums,
historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the
Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org [mailto:DMurphy@nurfc.org]
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 2:51 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: jepepjr@aol.com
Subject: Letter

Kathy,
The letter that I just emailed to you as a Pdf states that John and Francie Pepper will guarantee the requested funds in the
event the Freedom Center no longer exists as a cultural facility. John asked that I clarify that his guarantee is effective if
the state by no other means is able to recover the funds he will guarantee repayment.

Don

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 417-3049
Fax: 513 333-7712[attachment "Guaranty Agreement Form Document.pdf" deleted by Don Murphy/NURFC] [attachment
"cpa certification.doc" deleted by Don Murphy/NURFC]

227
Kathy Fox
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 12:33 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: Letter

Return Receipt 
                                                                            
   Your       Letter                                                        
   document:                                                                
                                                                            
   was        DMurphy@nurfc.org                                             
   received                                                                 
   by:                                                                      
                                                                            
   at:        11/10/2010 12:30:55 PM                                        
                                                                            
 
 
 
 

228
Kathy Fox
From: Administrator
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 12:22 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Relay)
Attachments: ATT18859.txt; Letter

This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. 
 
Your message has been successfully relayed to the following recipients, but the requested 
delivery status notifications may not be generated by the destination. 
 
       DMurphy@nurfc.org 
 
 
 

229
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 12:21 PM
To: 'DMurphy@nurfc.org'
Cc: Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner; National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594
@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: Letter
Attachments: Guaranty Agreement Form Document.pdf; cpa certification.doc

Tracking:
Tracking Recipient Delivery Read
'DMurphy@nurfc.org'
Tony Capaci Delivered: 11/10/2010 12:22 PM Read: 11/10/2010 12:30 PM
Chris Bruner Delivered: 11/10/2010 12:22 PM Read: 11/10/2010 12:40 PM
National Underground Railroad
Freedom Center
(594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)

Amy Rice Delivered: 11/10/2010 12:22 PM

Don, 
Yesterday Tony Capaci sent Ben Reece some follow up questions on the five year pro forma that we received Monday.  
Tony will continue to work on the financial analysis as information is made available from Ben.  This is an iterative 
process.  Our goal is to work toward placement of your request on the February 8, 2011 Commission Meeting agenda.  
Achieving this goal will require timely cooperation from the Freedom Center as you and I discussed by telephone on 
Monday. 
 
I am attaching two documents for review by the Freedom Center and John Pepper as your proposed guarantor.  These 
documents are: 
 
1) Our standard form guaranty agreement; 
2) Our standard CPA certification of the guarantor’s capacity 
 
We want to make sure everyone is on the same page about the guaranty before we proceed.  In light of the clarification 
you sent Monday afternoon, It would be helpful for the Freedom Center and Mr. Pepper to indicate your intent to 
execute our standard guaranty agreement and certification.  Could you kindly provide this response by November 19?  
Please let me know if you have any questions on the documents. 
 
Thanks, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.

230
 
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org [mailto:DMurphy@nurfc.org]
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 2:51 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: jepepjr@aol.com
Subject: Letter

Kathy,
The letter that I just emailed to you as a Pdf states that John and Francie Pepper will guarantee the requested funds in the
event the Freedom Center no longer exists as a cultural facility. John asked that I clarify that his guarantee is effective if
the state by no other means is able to recover the funds he will guarantee repayment.

Don

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 417-3049
Fax: 513 333-7712

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Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 12:12 PM
To: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: FW: FREEDOM CENTER Correspondence Attached
Attachments: OCFC-Fox 11810 Ltr.pdf

 
From: NHamilton@nurfc.org [mailto:NHamilton@nurfc.org] On Behalf Of DMurphy@nurfc.org
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 2:04 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: Robinson, Ken; jepepjr@aol.com; BReece@nurfc.org
Subject: FREEDOM CENTER Correspondence Attached

Thank you,

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 417-3049
Fax: 513 333-7712

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Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 3:58 PM
To: BReece@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox; Chris Bruner; National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594
@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: RE: NURFC proforma and YTD 10 questions

Ben, 
In reviewing the revised pro forma (flat) and the 9/30/10 YTD internally generated financials I have a few questions: 
1) I notice federalization is earmarked at $3M for 2011 and out; I suspect this represents a full year of 
federalization however, I believe you had indicated to me previously the date which you believe the legislation 
may realistically be enacted is further out.  Could you kindly provide me the assumption behind the full $3M in 
2011? 
2) Out of three pro formas you have provided since federalization has been considered you show federalization as 
high as $5M as low as $2M and currently it appears you are expecting $3M in federalization.  Could you kindly 
provide me the background behind the assumptions for the different scenarios. 
3) The flat pro forma  projected surplus in 2011 is $950K which includes $3M of federalization and in 2012 the 
projected surplus is $650K which also includes $3M of federal dollars.  As I review your internally generated 
9/30/10 balance sheet I see approx $1.1M in cash and investments, $560K in accounts receivable, $2.6M in 
promises to give  and $936K in endowment and $620K in current payables.  Without federalization I thumbnail a 
rate of loss at about( $75K‐$100K)/month.  I have a few questions regarding the above:  
a) The accounts receivable is $570K at 9/30/10 and $70K 12/31/09;  what exactly is accounts receivable 
comprised of and why such a dramatic increase? 
b) Is the endowment donor restricted or board restricted?  Can the board access those principal funds for 
operating purposes if need be? 
c)  How good is the Promises to Give amount of $2.6M; has it been adjusted for bad debts?  Generally speaking 
what is the time frame to collect on the promises? 
d) Could you kindly provide a cash and liquidity projection under some conservative scenarios regarding 
different scenarios of the  timing of collecting on federalization funds.  I think Don had indicated to Kathy 
there may be negative cash position in the first quarter of 2011 and I would like to show the Commission 
members a liquidity position with and without $850K from the Commission in the event federalization is not 
realized in the first quarter of 2011. 
4) If I annualize your 9/30/10 YTD revenue contributions,  I come up to about $4M a year however, your pro forma 
indicates much less than this,  approx $2.3M.   I suspect there are many elements influencing the Freedom 
Center’s projected contributions including the economy, donor fatigue, the debt settlement, the write down of 
the building, and the prospect of the federalization, however the pro forma does not provide the assumption 
behind the projection.  Could you kindly provide a sentence or two narrative explaining the rationale behind the 
total contribution projection. 
 
There will most certainly be more questions regarding the pro forma and financials however, If you could kindly provide 
the above ASAP I can continue the financial review process. 
Thanks, 
 
 
From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 11:48 AM
To: Tony Capaci
Subject: RE: NURFC 2009 Audit - Final

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Revised September Statement of Financial Position

From: "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>


To: <BReece@nurfc.org>
Cc: "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>, "Chris Bruner" <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>
Date: 11/09/2010 08:27 AM
Subject: RE: NURFC 2009 Audit - Final

Ben,
Thanks for the final audit and proforma but wince there is a change to opening net assets and the building could you kindly make the 
adjustments to the September 2010 balance sheet so net assets tie out.   (we will include the September 2010 financials in our 
analysis)
Thanks,
 
From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 5:36 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Cc: DMurphy@nurfc.org; Kathy Fox
Subject: NURFC 2009 Audit - Final

Tony,

Here is the final 2009 audited financial statements for the Freedom Center. As we have discussed, the long awaited
adjustment for SFAS-144 has been included. Please remember, the adjustment may have been significant from a GAAP
basis, but the impact on the pro forma sent over this more in $0. Simply stated the adjustment amounts to accelerating
the depreciation on the facility, a non-cash item. If you have any questions about the audit, please contact me directly.

Thank you,

[attachment "image001.jpg" deleted by Benjamin Reece/NURFC]

234
Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 3:55 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: RE: NURFC 2009 Audit - Final DRAFT

Chris is good with it as well so I will go ahead and send it…thanks, 
 
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 3:50 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Cc: Chris Bruner
Subject: RE: NURFC 2009 Audit - Final DRAFT

Tony, 
These questions all make sense to me, and are good questions for which we need answers.  If Chris has other questions, 
go ahead and add them.  When ready go ahead and send out. 
 
Thanks, 

 
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 3:46 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: Chris Bruner
Subject: RE: NURFC 2009 Audit - Final DRAFT

Kathy,  
Below is my take on NURFC proforma and YTD financial statements.  If you do not mind could you give it the once over 
before I send it. 
Thanks, 
Chris, 
Could you also review it and add any items you think should be addressed. 
thanks 
 
 
Ben, 
In reviewing the revised proforma (flat) and the 9/30/10 YTD internally generated financials I have a few questions: 
1) I notice federalization is earmarked at $3M for 2011 and out; I suspect this represents a full year of 
federalization however, I believe you had indicated to me previously the date which you believe the legislation 
may realistically be enacted is further out.  Could you kindly provide me the assumption behind the full $3M in 
2011? 
2) Out of three proformas you have provided since federalization has been considered you show federalization as 
high as $5M as low as $2M and currently it appears you are expecting $3M in federalization.  Could you kindly 
provide me the background behind the assumptions for the different scenarios. 
3) The flat proforma  projected surplus in 2011 is $950K which includes $3M of federalization and in 2012 the 
projected surplus is $650K which also includes $3M of federal dollars.  As I review your internally generated 
9/30/10 balance sheet I see approx $1.1M in cash and investments, $560K in accounts receivable, $2.6M in 
promises to give  and $936K in endowment and $620K in current payables.  Without federalization I thumbnail a 
rate of loss at about( $75K‐$100K)/month.  I have a few questions regarding the above:  

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a) The accounts receivable is $570K at 9/30/10 and $70K 12/31/09;  what exactly is accounts receivable 
comprised of and why such a dramatic increase? 
b) Is the endowment donor restricted or board restricted?  Can the board access those principal funds for 
operating purposes if need be? 
c)  How good is the Promises to Give amount of $2.6M; has it been adjusted for bad debts?  Generally speaking 
what is the time frame to collect on the promises? 
d) Could you kindly provide a cash and liquidity projection under some conservative scenarios regarding 
different scenarios of the  timing of collecting on federalization funds.  I think Don had indicated to Kathy 
there may be negative cash position in the first quarter of 2011 and I would like to show the Commission 
members a liquidity position with and without $850K from the Commission in the event federalization is not 
realized in the first quarter of 2011. 
4) If I annualize your 9/30/10 YTD revenue contributions,  I come up to about $4M a year however, your proforma 
indicates much less than this,  approx $2.3M.   I suspect there are many elements influencing the Freedom 
Center’s projected contributions including the economy, donor fatique, the debt settlement, the write down of 
the building, and the prospect of the federalization, however the proforma does not provide the assumption 
behind the projection.  Could you kindly provide a sentence or two narrative explaining the rationale behind the 
total contribution projection. 
 
There will most certainly be more questions regarding the proforma and financials however, If you could kindly provide 
the above ASAP I can continue the financial review process. 
Thanks, 
 
From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 11:48 AM
To: Tony Capaci
Subject: RE: NURFC 2009 Audit - Final

Revised September Statement of Financial Position

From: "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>


To: <BReece@nurfc.org>
Cc: "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>, "Chris Bruner" <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>
Date: 11/09/2010 08:27 AM
Subject: RE: NURFC 2009 Audit - Final

Ben,
Thanks for the final audit and proforma but wince there is a change to opening net assets and the building could you kindly make the 
adjustments to the September 2010 balance sheet so net assets tie out.   (we will include the September 2010 financials in our 

236
analysis)
Thanks,
 
From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 5:36 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Cc: DMurphy@nurfc.org; Kathy Fox
Subject: NURFC 2009 Audit - Final

Tony,

Here is the final 2009 audited financial statements for the Freedom Center. As we have discussed, the long awaited
adjustment for SFAS-144 has been included. Please remember, the adjustment may have been significant from a GAAP
basis, but the impact on the pro forma sent over this more in $0. Simply stated the adjustment amounts to accelerating
the depreciation on the facility, a non-cash item. If you have any questions about the audit, please contact me directly.

Thank you,

[attachment "image001.jpg" deleted by Benjamin Reece/NURFC]

237
Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
To: Kathy Fox
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 3:54 PM
Subject: Read: NURFC 2009 Audit - Final DRAFT

Your message 
 
      To:  Tony Capaci 
      Cc:  Chris Bruner 
      Subject:  RE: NURFC 2009 Audit ‐ Final DRAFT 
      Sent:  11/9/2010 3:50 PM 
 
was read on 11/9/2010 3:54 PM. 
 

238
Kathy Fox
From: Chris Bruner
To: Kathy Fox
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 3:51 PM
Subject: Read: NURFC 2009 Audit - Final DRAFT

Your message 
 
      To:  Tony Capaci 
      Cc:  Chris Bruner 
      Subject:  RE: NURFC 2009 Audit ‐ Final DRAFT 
      Sent:  11/9/2010 3:50 PM 
 
was read on 11/9/2010 3:51 PM. 
 

239
Kathy Fox
From: Amy Rice
To: Kathy Fox
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 3:51 PM
Subject: Read: NURFC 2009 Audit - Final DRAFT

Your message 
 
      To:  Tony Capaci 
      Cc:  Chris Bruner 
      Subject:  RE: NURFC 2009 Audit ‐ Final DRAFT 
      Sent:  11/9/2010 3:50 PM 
 
was read on 11/9/2010 3:51 PM. 
 

240
Kathy Fox
From: System Administrator
To: Amy Rice
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 3:50 PM
Subject: Delivered: RE: NURFC 2009 Audit - Final DRAFT

Your message 
 
      To:  Tony Capaci 
      Cc:  Chris Bruner 
      Subject:  RE: NURFC 2009 Audit ‐ Final DRAFT 
      Sent:  11/9/2010 3:50 PM 
 
was delivered to the following recipient(s): 
 
      Amy Rice on 11/9/2010 3:50 PM 

241
Kathy Fox
From: System Administrator
To: Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 3:50 PM
Subject: Delivered: RE: NURFC 2009 Audit - Final DRAFT

Your message 
 
      To:  Tony Capaci 
      Cc:  Chris Bruner 
      Subject:  RE: NURFC 2009 Audit ‐ Final DRAFT 
      Sent:  11/9/2010 3:50 PM 
 
was delivered to the following recipient(s): 
 
      Tony Capaci on 11/9/2010 3:50 PM 
      Chris Bruner on 11/9/2010 3:50 PM 

242
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 3:50 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Cc: Chris Bruner
Subject: RE: NURFC 2009 Audit - Final DRAFT

Tracking:
Tracking Recipient Delivery Read
Tony Capaci Delivered: 11/9/2010 3:50 PM Read: 11/9/2010 3:54 PM
Chris Bruner Delivered: 11/9/2010 3:50 PM Read: 11/9/2010 3:51 PM
Amy Rice Delivered: 11/9/2010 3:50 PM Read: 11/9/2010 3:51 PM

Tony, 
These questions all make sense to me, and are good questions for which we need answers.  If Chris has other questions, 
go ahead and add them.  When ready go ahead and send out. 
 
Thanks, 

 
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 3:46 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: Chris Bruner
Subject: RE: NURFC 2009 Audit - Final DRAFT

Kathy,  
Below is my take on NURFC proforma and YTD financial statements.  If you do not mind could you give it the once over 
before I send it. 
Thanks, 
Chris, 
Could you also review it and add any items you think should be addressed. 
thanks 
 
 
Ben, 
In reviewing the revised proforma (flat) and the 9/30/10 YTD internally generated financials I have a few questions: 
1) I notice federalization is earmarked at $3M for 2011 and out; I suspect this represents a full year of 
federalization however, I believe you had indicated to me previously the date which you believe the legislation 
may realistically be enacted is further out.  Could you kindly provide me the assumption behind the full $3M in 
2011? 
2) Out of three proformas you have provided since federalization has been considered you show federalization as 
high as $5M as low as $2M and currently it appears you are expecting $3M in federalization.  Could you kindly 
provide me the background behind the assumptions for the different scenarios. 
3) The flat proforma  projected surplus in 2011 is $950K which includes $3M of federalization and in 2012 the 
projected surplus is $650K which also includes $3M of federal dollars.  As I review your internally generated 
9/30/10 balance sheet I see approx $1.1M in cash and investments, $560K in accounts receivable, $2.6M in 
promises to give  and $936K in endowment and $620K in current payables.  Without federalization I thumbnail a 
rate of loss at about( $75K‐$100K)/month.  I have a few questions regarding the above:  
a) The accounts receivable is $570K at 9/30/10 and $70K 12/31/09;  what exactly is accounts receivable 
comprised of and why such a dramatic increase? 

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b) Is the endowment donor restricted or board restricted?  Can the board access those principal funds for 
operating purposes if need be? 
c)  How good is the Promises to Give amount of $2.6M; has it been adjusted for bad debts?  Generally speaking 
what is the time frame to collect on the promises? 
d) Could you kindly provide a cash and liquidity projection under some conservative scenarios regarding 
different scenarios of the  timing of collecting on federalization funds.  I think Don had indicated to Kathy 
there may be negative cash position in the first quarter of 2011 and I would like to show the Commission 
members a liquidity position with and without $850K from the Commission in the event federalization is not 
realized in the first quarter of 2011. 
4) If I annualize your 9/30/10 YTD revenue contributions,  I come up to about $4M a year however, your proforma 
indicates much less than this,  approx $2.3M.   I suspect there are many elements influencing the Freedom 
Center’s projected contributions including the economy, donor fatique, the debt settlement, the write down of 
the building, and the prospect of the federalization, however the proforma does not provide the assumption 
behind the projection.  Could you kindly provide a sentence or two narrative explaining the rationale behind the 
total contribution projection. 
 
There will most certainly be more questions regarding the proforma and financials however, If you could kindly provide 
the above ASAP I can continue the financial review process. 
Thanks, 
 
From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 11:48 AM
To: Tony Capaci
Subject: RE: NURFC 2009 Audit - Final

Revised September Statement of Financial Position

From: "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>


To: <BReece@nurfc.org>
Cc: "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>, "Chris Bruner" <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>
Date: 11/09/2010 08:27 AM
Subject: RE: NURFC 2009 Audit - Final

Ben,
Thanks for the final audit and proforma but wince there is a change to opening net assets and the building could you kindly make the 
adjustments to the September 2010 balance sheet so net assets tie out.   (we will include the September 2010 financials in our 
analysis)
Thanks,
 
244
From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 5:36 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Cc: DMurphy@nurfc.org; Kathy Fox
Subject: NURFC 2009 Audit - Final

Tony,

Here is the final 2009 audited financial statements for the Freedom Center. As we have discussed, the long awaited
adjustment for SFAS-144 has been included. Please remember, the adjustment may have been significant from a GAAP
basis, but the impact on the pro forma sent over this more in $0. Simply stated the adjustment amounts to accelerating
the depreciation on the facility, a non-cash item. If you have any questions about the audit, please contact me directly.

Thank you,

[attachment "image001.jpg" deleted by Benjamin Reece/NURFC]

245
Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 3:46 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: Chris Bruner
Subject: RE: NURFC 2009 Audit - Final DRAFT

Kathy,  
Below is my take on NURFC proforma and YTD financial statements.  If you do not mind could you give it the once over 
before I send it. 
Thanks, 
Chris, 
Could you also review it and add any items you think should be addressed. 
thanks 
 
 
Ben, 
In reviewing the revised proforma (flat) and the 9/30/10 YTD internally generated financials I have a few questions: 
1) I notice federalization is earmarked at $3M for 2011 and out; I suspect this represents a full year of 
federalization however, I believe you had indicated to me previously the date which you believe the legislation 
may realistically be enacted is further out.  Could you kindly provide me the assumption behind the full $3M in 
2011? 
2) Out of three proformas you have provided since federalization has been considered you show federalization as 
high as $5M as low as $2M and currently it appears you are expecting $3M in federalization.  Could you kindly 
provide me the background behind the assumptions for the different scenarios. 
3) The flat proforma  projected surplus in 2011 is $950K which includes $3M of federalization and in 2012 the 
projected surplus is $650K which also includes $3M of federal dollars.  As I review your internally generated 
9/30/10 balance sheet I see approx $1.1M in cash and investments, $560K in accounts receivable, $2.6M in 
promises to give  and $936K in endowment and $620K in current payables.  Without federalization I thumbnail a 
rate of loss at about( $75K‐$100K)/month.  I have a few questions regarding the above:  
a) The accounts receivable is $570K at 9/30/10 and $70K 12/31/09;  what exactly is accounts receivable 
comprised of and why such a dramatic increase? 
b) Is the endowment donor restricted or board restricted?  Can the board access those principal funds for 
operating purposes if need be? 
c)  How good is the Promises to Give amount of $2.6M; has it been adjusted for bad debts?  Generally speaking 
what is the time frame to collect on the promises? 
d) Could you kindly provide a cash and liquidity projection under some conservative scenarios regarding 
different scenarios of the  timing of collecting on federalization funds.  I think Don had indicated to Kathy 
there may be negative cash position in the first quarter of 2011 and I would like to show the Commission 
members a liquidity position with and without $850K from the Commission in the event federalization is not 
realized in the first quarter of 2011. 
4) If I annualize your 9/30/10 YTD revenue contributions,  I come up to about $4M a year however, your proforma 
indicates much less than this,  approx $2.3M.   I suspect there are many elements influencing the Freedom 
Center’s projected contributions including the economy, donor fatique, the debt settlement, the write down of 
the building, and the prospect of the federalization, however the proforma does not provide the assumption 
behind the projection.  Could you kindly provide a sentence or two narrative explaining the rationale behind the 
total contribution projection. 
 
There will most certainly be more questions regarding the proforma and financials however, If you could kindly provide 
the above ASAP I can continue the financial review process. 
Thanks, 
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From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 11:48 AM
To: Tony Capaci
Subject: RE: NURFC 2009 Audit - Final

Revised September Statement of Financial Position

From: "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>


To: <BReece@nurfc.org>
Cc: "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>, "Chris Bruner" <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>
Date: 11/09/2010 08:27 AM
Subject: RE: NURFC 2009 Audit - Final

Ben,
Thanks for the final audit and proforma but wince there is a change to opening net assets and the building could you kindly make the 
adjustments to the September 2010 balance sheet so net assets tie out.   (we will include the September 2010 financials in our 
analysis)
Thanks,
 
From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 5:36 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Cc: DMurphy@nurfc.org; Kathy Fox
Subject: NURFC 2009 Audit - Final

Tony,

Here is the final 2009 audited financial statements for the Freedom Center. As we have discussed, the long awaited
adjustment for SFAS-144 has been included. Please remember, the adjustment may have been significant from a GAAP
basis, but the impact on the pro forma sent over this more in $0. Simply stated the adjustment amounts to accelerating
the depreciation on the facility, a non-cash item. If you have any questions about the audit, please contact me directly.

Thank you,

[attachment "image001.jpg" deleted by Benjamin Reece/NURFC]

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Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 8:24 AM
To: BReece@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox; Chris Bruner
Subject: RE: NURFC 2009 Audit - Final

Ben, 
Thanks for the final audit and proforma but wince there is a change to opening net assets and the building could you 
kindly make the adjustments to the September 2010 balance sheet so net assets tie out.   (we will include the 
September 2010 financials in our analysis) 
Thanks, 
 
From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 5:36 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Cc: DMurphy@nurfc.org; Kathy Fox
Subject: NURFC 2009 Audit - Final

Tony,

Here is the final 2009 audited financial statements for the Freedom Center. As we have discussed, the long awaited
adjustment for SFAS-144 has been included. Please remember, the adjustment may have been significant from a GAAP
basis, but the impact on the pro forma sent over this more in $0. Simply stated the adjustment amounts to accelerating
the depreciation on the facility, a non-cash item. If you have any questions about the audit, please contact me directly.

Thank you,

248
Kathy Fox
From: BReece@nurfc.org
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 5:36 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Cc: DMurphy@nurfc.org; Kathy Fox
Subject: NURFC 2009 Audit - Final
Attachments: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center 2009 report.pdf

Tony,

Here is the final 2009 audited financial statements for the Freedom Center. As we have discussed, the long awaited
adjustment for SFAS-144 has been included. Please remember, the adjustment may have been significant from a GAAP
basis, but the impact on the pro forma sent over this more in $0. Simply stated the adjustment amounts to accelerating
the depreciation on the facility, a non-cash item. If you have any questions about the audit, please contact me directly.

Thank you,

249
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 3:43 PM
To: 'Otto Budig'
Subject: FW: Letter from Freedom Center - clarification on guarantee
Attachments: OCFC-Fox 11810 Ltr.pdf

Dear Otto: 
Per our telephone conversation, see below for the modification to the guarantee offer on the Freedom Center.  
Attached is the letter. 
 
Thanks, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org [mailto:DMurphy@nurfc.org]
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 2:51 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: jepepjr@aol.com
Subject: Letter

Kathy,
The letter that I just emailed to you as a Pdf states that John and Francie Pepper will guarantee the requested funds in the
event the Freedom Center no longer exists as a cultural facility. John asked that I clarify that his guarantee is effective if
the state by no other means is able to recover the funds he will guarantee repayment.

Don

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 417-3049
Fax: 513 333-7712

250
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 3:44 PM
To: Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner
Subject: FW: Letter from Freedom Center - clarification on guarantee
Attachments: OCFC-Fox 11810 Ltr.pdf

Tracking:
Tracking Recipient Delivery Read
Tony Capaci Delivered: 11/8/2010 3:44 PM Read: 11/8/2010 4:49 PM
Chris Bruner Delivered: 11/8/2010 3:44 PM Read: 11/8/2010 4:36 PM
Amy Rice Delivered: 11/8/2010 3:44 PM Read: 11/8/2010 3:56 PM

 
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org [mailto:DMurphy@nurfc.org]
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 2:51 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: jepepjr@aol.com
Subject: Letter

Kathy,
The letter that I just emailed to you as a Pdf states that John and Francie Pepper will guarantee the requested funds in the
event the Freedom Center no longer exists as a cultural facility. John asked that I clarify that his guarantee is effective if
the state by no other means is able to recover the funds he will guarantee repayment.

Don

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 417-3049
Fax: 513 333-7712

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Kathy Fox
From: Otto Budig [obudig@parsecinc.com]
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 3:42 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: Read: NURFC Pro Forma Financial Statements
Attachments: ATT16374.txt

Your message

To: Otto Budig


Subject: FW: NURFC Pro Forma Financial Statements
Sent: 11/8/2010 3:01 PM

was read on 11/8/2010 3:41 PM.

252
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 3:02 PM
To: 'Otto Budig'
Subject: FW: NURFC Pro Forma Financial Statements
Attachments: 5 year proforma as of 11-8-10.xls

Dear Otto: 
Attached is the five year pro forma for the Freedom Center, received this afternoon.  Tony has not had a chance to 
review it in detail, but he has taken a quick look at it and notes that it assumes $3 million of federal operating subsidy for 
2011 that will not be forthcoming since the Congressional legislation has not been adopted.  (It is our understanding that 
the effort for federal legislation will have to be re‐initiated with the new Congress in January.  This will be the third time 
the Freedom Center is seeking the federal legislation, and the first two efforts were not successful.)  Without the $3 
million of federal operating subsidy, the Freedom Center’s projections predict operating losses of $ 1.5 million to $2 
million in 2011.  We do not yet have the final audit for the Freedom Center for FYE 12/31/09, although we are told there 
will be significant adjustments to the draft that we were sent.  (See email below).   
 
Tony has not been able to complete his financial analysis because the Freedom Center is late in providing the 
information.  How would you like us to proceed at this point? 
 
Thanks, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
 
From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 12:52 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Cc: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Subject: NURFC Pro Forma Financial Statements

Tony,

Here is a revised 5 year pro forma statement for the NURFC. Currently we are waiting for our audit firm's compliance
partner to give his final blessing on the FAS-144 adjustment, currently the adjustment will reduce the net book value of the
facility by approximately $42 million dollars at December 31. As this is a non-cash adjustment (basically an adjustment to
accelerate depreciation on the facility), it does not have an impact on our cash reserves or financial plans as outlined in
the pro forma. Please call me with questions, I will forward on the electronic copy of the audit as soon as it is available.

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Thank you,

254
Kathy Fox
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 2:51 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: jepepjr@aol.com
Subject: Letter

Kathy,
The letter that I just emailed to you as a Pdf states that John and Francie Pepper will guarantee the requested funds in the
event the Freedom Center no longer exists as a cultural facility. John asked that I clarify that his guarantee is effective if
the state by no other means is able to recover the funds he will guarantee repayment.

Don

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 417-3049
Fax: 513 333-7712

255
Kathy Fox
From: NHamilton@nurfc.org on behalf of DMurphy@nurfc.org
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 2:04 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: Robinson, Ken; jepepjr@aol.com; BReece@nurfc.org
Subject: FREEDOM CENTER Correspondence Attached
Attachments: OCFC-Fox 11810 Ltr.pdf

Thank you,

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 417-3049
Fax: 513 333-7712

256
Kathy Fox
From: NHamilton@nurfc.org
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 1:54 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: please call me asap

Return Receipt 
                                                                            
   Your       please call me asap                                           
   document:                                                                
                                                                            
   was        NHamilton@nurfc.org                                           
   received                                                                 
   by:                                                                      
                                                                            
   at:        11/08/2010 01:53:32 PM                                        
                                                                            
 
 
 
 

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Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 1:12 PM
To: Kathy Fox; Chris Bruner
Cc: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local); Jessica DeLong
Subject: FW: NURFC Pro Forma Financial Statements
Attachments: 5 year proforma as of 11-8-10.xls

Fyi… 
 
Jessica 
Please upload and link 
Thanks, 
 
From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 12:52 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Cc: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Subject: NURFC Pro Forma Financial Statements

Tony,

Here is a revised 5 year pro forma statement for the NURFC. Currently we are waiting for our audit firm's compliance
partner to give his final blessing on the FAS-144 adjustment, currently the adjustment will reduce the net book value of the
facility by approximately $42 million dollars at December 31. As this is a non-cash adjustment (basically an adjustment to
accelerate depreciation on the facility), it does not have an impact on our cash reserves or financial plans as outlined in
the pro forma. Please call me with questions, I will forward on the electronic copy of the audit as soon as it is available.

Thank you,

258
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 9:22 AM
To: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: FW: Delivery Status Notification (Relay) D.Murphy 11/8/10
Attachments: ATT15733.txt; please call me asap

 
‐‐‐‐‐Original Message‐‐‐‐‐ 
From: Administrator  
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 9:16 AM 
To: Kathy Fox 
Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Relay) 
 
This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. 
 
Your message has been successfully relayed to the following recipients, but the requested 
delivery status notifications may not be generated by the destination. 
 
       donmurphy10850@yahoo.com 
       DMurphy@nurfc.org 
 
 
 

259
Kathy Fox
From: Administrator
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 9:16 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Relay)
Attachments: ATT15733.txt; please call me asap

This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. 
 
Your message has been successfully relayed to the following recipients, but the requested 
delivery status notifications may not be generated by the destination. 
 
       donmurphy10850@yahoo.com 
       DMurphy@nurfc.org 
 
 
 

260
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 9:16 AM
To: 'Don Murhpy'; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Subject: please call me asap

Please call me ASAP.  I’ve been trying to reach you all weekend. 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: Don Murhpy [mailto:donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 6:32 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner; <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>; <DMurphy@nurfc.org>; <BReece@nurfc.org>;
jepepjr@aol.com; Ken Robinson
Subject: Re: revised pro forma

Kathy
This is very disappointing news. We realize you need the financials, however Ben assured me that Tony had
received our preliminary audit and was only waiting for our pro forma, which let you know the last time that we
spoke would be available after our finance committee meeting on Friday. We also sent a set of financial
information to Otto Budig.

Please let me know if there is some way that this can be reconsidered, especially in light of John Pepper's
guarantee. This is extremely important to our cash position going into the first of the year. The guarantees
coupled with our retirement of our debt should be sufficient cover in risk that OCFC is concerned about. Please
let me know as soon as you can if having us on the agenda tomorrow can be reconsidered.

Don

Donald W Murphy
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
513 333-7516
Cell: 513 417-3049

261
Never stop questioning

On Nov 7, 2010, at 13:52, "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov> wrote:

Tony,

I left a voicemail message for Don Murphy clarifying that the Freedom Center is not on the
Commission agenda for November 9. I am not sure how confusion arose on this, as I have not
been in any conversations where that date was discussed.

You have alerted me that we still have not received all of the promised financial information
from the Freedom Center. The very earliest the Commission can consider the Freedom Center’s
request to modify the existing MOU is the February 2011 meeting. The specific timing of
Commission consideration of the Freedom Center’s request is subject to the Freedom Center’s
responsiveness in providing the information they previously promised. Obviously, we need the
pro forma ASAP in order to stay on track for the first quarter meeting in February 2011.

I am sure that representatives of the Freedom Center will understand that we have dozens of
other projects vying for your financial review, and that repeatedly rescheduling your work is not
efficient, nor is it fair to other project sponsor organizations seeking approval of state funds. I
know you’ll do everything you can to be responsive when the Freedom Center provides the pro
forma, and once you’ve had the opportunity to prepare the financial analysis and
recommendations we will be able to get back with them.

Thanks,
Kathy

Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA

Executive Director

Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission

100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300


Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770

Fax: 614-752-2775

e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov

kfox@post.harvard.edu

262
visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities
Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural
facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are
invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist
your cultural facility project.

From: Tony Capaci


Sent: Friday, November 05, 2010 11:42 AM
To: BReece@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox; Chris Bruner; National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: revised pro forma

Ben,

I believe Kathy and Don have been corresponding regarding, among other items, a revised
proforma. Could you kindly expedite the proforma as hope to start the financial analysis on
Monday.

Thanks,

Tony Capaci
Chief Financial Analyst
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Telephone: 614-728-6924
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov
website: www.culture.ohio.gov

The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds
appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums,
historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for
more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.

263
Kathy Fox
From: jepepjr@aol.com
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 7:02 AM
To: donmurphy10850@yahoo.com; Kathy Fox
Cc: Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; DMurphy@nurfc.org;
BReece@nurfc.org; robinson.kb.1@pg.com
Subject: Re: revised pro forma

Dear Kathy,

We have not met but I wanted to write you to fervently ask that you bring the release of the funds being held in escrow to
tomorrow's agenda. I also want to formally reiterate my wife's and my guarantee of the funds that would be released on
the basis I know Don Murphy has discussed with you that would relieve you and the state of financial risk in doing this.
You have been with us at the Freedom Center for many years and this step is very important to our navigating through to
gifting the Freedom Center to the Federal government. Thank you.

Sincerely, John Pepper

-----Original Message-----
From: Don Murhpy <donmurphy10850@yahoo.com>
To: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>
Cc: Tony Capaci <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>; Chris Bruner <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>; <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>
<594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>; <DMurphy@nurfc.org> <DMurphy@nurfc.org>; <BReece@nurfc.org> <BReece@nurfc.org>;
jepepjr@aol.com <jepepjr@aol.com>; Ken Robinson <robinson.kb.1@pg.com>
Sent: Mon, Nov 8, 2010 6:31 am
Subject: Re: revised pro forma

Kathy
This is very disappointing news. We realize you need the financials, however Ben assured me that Tony had received our
preliminary audit and was only waiting for our pro forma, which let you know the last time that we spoke would be
available after our finance committee meeting on Friday. We also sent a set of financial information to Otto Budig.

Please let me know if there is some way that this can be reconsidered, especially in light of John Pepper's guarantee.
This is extremely important to our cash position going into the first of the year. The guarantees coupled with our
retirement of our debt should be sufficient cover in risk that OCFC is concerned about. Please let me know as soon as
you can if having us on the agenda tomorrow can be reconsidered.

Don

Donald W Murphy
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
513 333-7516
Cell: 513 417-3049

Never stop questioning

On Nov 7, 2010, at 13:52, "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov> wrote:

Tony,
I left a voicemail message for Don Murphy clarifying that the Freedom Center is not on the Commission
agenda for November 9. I am not sure how confusion arose on this, as I have not been in any
conversations where that date was discussed.

264
You have alerted me that we still have not received all of the promised financial information from the
Freedom Center. The very earliest the Commission can consider the Freedom Center’s request to modify
the existing MOU is the February 2011 meeting. The specific timing of Commission consideration of the
Freedom Center’s request is subject to the Freedom Center’s responsiveness in providing the information
they previously promised. Obviously, we need the pro forma ASAP in order to stay on track for the first
quarter meeting in February 2011.

I am sure that representatives of the Freedom Center will understand that we have dozens of other
projects vying for your financial review, and that repeatedly rescheduling your work is not efficient, nor is it
fair to other project sponsor organizations seeking approval of state funds. I know you’ll do everything
you can to be responsive when the Freedom Center provides the pro forma, and once you’ve had the
opportunity to prepare the financial analysis and recommendations we will be able to get back with them.

Thanks,
Kathy

Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA


Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio
Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters,
museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit
www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we
can assist your cultural facility project.

From: Tony Capaci


Sent: Friday, November 05, 2010 11:42 AM
To: BReece@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox; Chris Bruner; National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: revised pro forma

Ben,
I believe Kathy and Don have been corresponding regarding, among other items, a revised proforma.
Could you kindly expedite the proforma as hope to start the financial analysis on Monday.
Thanks,

Tony Capaci
Chief Financial Analyst
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3416
Telephone: 614-728-6924
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov
website: www.culture.ohio.gov
The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital
improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects
including non-profit theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to
visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist
your cultural facility project.

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Kathy Fox
From: Don Murhpy [donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2010 6:32 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner; <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>; <DMurphy@nurfc.org>;
<BReece@nurfc.org>; jepepjr@aol.com; Ken Robinson
Subject: Re: revised pro forma

Kathy
This is very disappointing news. We realize you need the financials, however Ben assured me that Tony had
received our preliminary audit and was only waiting for our pro forma, which let you know the last time that we
spoke would be available after our finance committee meeting on Friday. We also sent a set of financial
information to Otto Budig.

Please let me know if there is some way that this can be reconsidered, especially in light of John Pepper's
guarantee. This is extremely important to our cash position going into the first of the year. The guarantees
coupled with our retirement of our debt should be sufficient cover in risk that OCFC is concerned about. Please
let me know as soon as you can if having us on the agenda tomorrow can be reconsidered.

Don

Donald W Murphy
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
513 333-7516
Cell: 513 417-3049

Never stop questioning

On Nov 7, 2010, at 13:52, "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov> wrote:

Tony,

I left a voicemail message for Don Murphy clarifying that the Freedom Center is not on the
Commission agenda for November 9. I am not sure how confusion arose on this, as I have not
been in any conversations where that date was discussed.

You have alerted me that we still have not received all of the promised financial information
from the Freedom Center. The very earliest the Commission can consider the Freedom Center’s
request to modify the existing MOU is the February 2011 meeting. The specific timing of
Commission consideration of the Freedom Center’s request is subject to the Freedom Center’s
responsiveness in providing the information they previously promised. Obviously, we need the
pro forma ASAP in order to stay on track for the first quarter meeting in February 2011.

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I am sure that representatives of the Freedom Center will understand that we have dozens of
other projects vying for your financial review, and that repeatedly rescheduling your work is not
efficient, nor is it fair to other project sponsor organizations seeking approval of state funds. I
know you’ll do everything you can to be responsive when the Freedom Center provides the pro
forma, and once you’ve had the opportunity to prepare the financial analysis and
recommendations we will be able to get back with them.

Thanks,
Kathy

Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA

Executive Director

Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission

100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300


Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770

Fax: 614-752-2775

e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov

kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities
Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural
facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are
invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist
your cultural facility project.

From: Tony Capaci


Sent: Friday, November 05, 2010 11:42 AM
To: BReece@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox; Chris Bruner; National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: revised pro forma

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Ben,

I believe Kathy and Don have been corresponding regarding, among other items, a revised
proforma. Could you kindly expedite the proforma as hope to start the financial analysis on
Monday.

Thanks,

Tony Capaci
Chief Financial Analyst
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Telephone: 614-728-6924
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov
website: www.culture.ohio.gov

The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds
appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums,
historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for
more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.

269
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2010 10:44 PM
To: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: read receipt B. Reece 11/07/10

 
 
‐‐‐‐‐Original Message‐‐‐‐‐ 
From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]  
Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2010 10:43 PM 
To: Kathy Fox 
Subject: RE: revised pro forma 
 
Return Receipt 
                                                                            
   Your       RE: revised pro forma                                         
   document:                                                                
                                                                            
   was        Benjamin Reece/NURFC                                          
   received                                                                 
   by:                                                                      
                                                                            
   at:        11/07/2010 10:43:09 PM                                        
                                                                            
 
 
 
 

270
Kathy Fox
From: BReece@nurfc.org
Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2010 10:43 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: RE: revised pro forma

Return Receipt 
                                                                            
   Your       RE: revised pro forma                                         
   document:                                                                
                                                                            
   was        Benjamin Reece/NURFC                                          
   received                                                                 
   by:                                                                      
                                                                            
   at:        11/07/2010 10:43:09 PM                                        
                                                                            
 
 
 
 

271
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2010 8:59 PM
To: 'Otto Budig'
Subject: More on the Freedom Center

Dear Otto: 
Please see below for the latest communications regarding the Freedom Center. 
 
Thanks, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA 
Executive Director 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3661 
 
Vox:        614.752.2770 
Fax:         614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:     kfox@culture.ohio.gov 
               kfox@post.harvard.edu  
visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov 
 
 
 
‐‐‐‐‐Original Message‐‐‐‐‐ 
From: Kathy Fox  
Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2010 8:53 PM 
To: 'BReece@nurfc.org' 
Cc: Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org 
Subject: RE: revised pro forma 
 
Dear Ben, 
I have no knowledge of any discussion about the Freedom Center being considered for the 
November 9 Commission meeting agenda.  Don Murphy never mentioned this date to me.  I am 
confused as to how the Freedom Center could expect Tony to complete his work when the Freedom 
Center hasn't met a single date by which we were promised information, and we still don't 
have all the information that was requested months ago. It is Sunday evening prior to a 
Tuesday morning Commission meeting.  You state you might send us the missing information on 
Monday morning, eight business hours prior to the Commission meeting. I don’t think it is 
humanly possible to do what you are asking at this late date. I am unaware of any reason why 
a February decision by the Commission would be insufficient given the circumstances. 
 
‐‐Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA 
Executive Director 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3661 
 
Vox:        614.752.2770 
Fax:         614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:     kfox@culture.ohio.gov 
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‐‐‐‐‐Original Message‐‐‐‐‐ 
From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]  
Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2010 3:34 PM 
To: Kathy Fox 
Cc: Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org 
Subject: RE: revised pro forma 
 
 Kathy, 
 
We understand the many demands on Tony's schedule, but based on the conversation between Don, 
John and Mr. Budig; we , Don and I have been working under the assumption that all the 
requested information was to be used for and included in the November 9 agenda.  We are on 
track to deliver both the audited financial statements tomorrow am and revised pro forma 
statements, is there nothing that can be done to get the Center on Tuesday's agenda? 
 
Thank you, 
Benjamin T. Reece 
Finance Director 
Desk: (513) 333‐7592 
Fax: (513) 333‐7720  
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center 
50 Freedom Way 
Cincinnati, OH. 45202 
   
 
 ‐‐‐‐‐"Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov> wrote: ‐‐‐‐‐ 
 
 ======================= 
 To: "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov> 
 From: "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov> 
 Date: 11/07/2010 01:56PM  
 Cc: "Chris Bruner" <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>, <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>, "Donald Murphy" 
<donmurphy10850@yahoo.com>, <DMurphy@nurfc.org>, <BReece@nurfc.org> 
 Subject: RE: revised pro forma 
 ======================= 
   Tony, 
 
I left a voicemail message for Don Murphy clarifying that the Freedom 
Center is not on the Commission agenda for November 9.  I am not sure 
how confusion arose on this, as I have not been in any conversations 
where that date was discussed. 
 
  
 
You have alerted me that we still have not received all of the promised 
financial information from the Freedom Center.  The very earliest the 
Commission can consider the Freedom Center's request to modify the 
existing MOU is the February 2011 meeting. The specific timing of 
Commission consideration of the Freedom Center's request is subject to 
the Freedom Center's responsiveness in providing the information they 
previously promised.  Obviously, we need the pro forma ASAP in order to 
stay on track for the first quarter meeting in February 2011.   
 
  
 
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I am sure that representatives of the Freedom Center will understand 
that we have dozens of other projects vying for your financial review, 
and that repeatedly rescheduling your work is not efficient, nor is it 
fair to other project sponsor organizations seeking approval of state 
funds.  I know you'll do everything you can to be responsive when the 
Freedom Center provides the pro forma, and once you've had the 
opportunity to prepare the financial analysis and recommendations we 
will be able to get back with them. 
 
  
 
Thanks, 
Kathy 
 
  
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA 
 
Executive Director 
 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3661 
 
 
 
Vox:        614.752.2770 
 
Fax:         614‐752‐2775 
 
e‐mail:     kfox@culture.ohio.gov <mailto:kfox@culture.ohio.gov>  
 
               kfox@post.harvard.edu <mailto:kfox@post.harvard.edu>   
 
  
 
visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov <http://www.culture.ohio.gov/>  
 
  
 
Building Culture in Ohio's Communities:  The Ohio Cultural Facilities 
Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, 
oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General 
Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including 
non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned 
professional sports venues. You are invited to visit 
www.culture.ohio.gov <http://www.culture.ohio.gov/>  or call (614) 
752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can 
assist your cultural facility project. 
 
  
 
  
 
From: Tony Capaci  
Sent: Friday, November 05, 2010 11:42 AM 
274
To: BReece@nurfc.org 
Cc: Kathy Fox; Chris Bruner; National Underground Railroad Freedom 
Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local) 
Subject: revised pro forma 
 
  
 
Ben, 
 
I believe Kathy and Don have been corresponding regarding, among other 
items, a revised proforma.  Could you kindly expedite the proforma as 
hope to start the financial analysis on Monday. 
 
Thanks, 
 
  
 
Tony Capaci 
Chief Financial Analyst 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416  
 
Telephone: 614‐728‐6924 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov <mailto:tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>  
website: www.culture.ohio.gov <http://www.culture.ohio.gov/>  
 
The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports 
Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated 
by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural 
facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical 
sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to 
visit www.culture.ohio.gov <http://www.culture.ohio.gov/>  or call (614) 
752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can 
assist your cultural facility project. 
 
  
 
     

275
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2010 8:54 PM
To: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: FW: revised pro forma

 
‐‐‐‐‐Original Message‐‐‐‐‐ 
From: Kathy Fox 
Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2010 8:53 PM 
To: 'BReece@nurfc.org' 
Cc: Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org 
Subject: RE: revised pro forma 
 
Dear Ben, 
I have no knowledge of any discussion about the Freedom Center being considered for the 
November 9 Commission meeting agenda.  Don Murphy never mentioned this date to me.  I am 
confused as to how the Freedom Center could expect Tony to complete his work when the Freedom 
Center hasn't met a single date by which we were promised information, and we still don't 
have all the information that was requested months ago. It is Sunday evening prior to a 
Tuesday morning Commission meeting.  You state you might send us the missing information on 
Monday morning, eight business hours prior to the Commission meeting. I don’t think it is 
humanly possible to do what you are asking at this late date. I am unaware of any reason why 
a February decision by the Commission would be insufficient given the circumstances. 
 
‐‐Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA 
Executive Director 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3661 
 
Vox:        614.752.2770 
Fax:         614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:     kfox@culture.ohio.gov 
 
 
‐‐‐‐‐Original Message‐‐‐‐‐ 
From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org] 
Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2010 3:34 PM 
To: Kathy Fox 
Cc: Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org 
Subject: RE: revised pro forma 
 
 Kathy, 
 
We understand the many demands on Tony's schedule, but based on the conversation between Don, 
John and Mr. Budig; we , Don and I have been working under the assumption that all the 
requested information was to be used for and included in the November 9 agenda.  We are on 
track to deliver both the audited financial statements tomorrow am and revised pro forma 
statements, is there nothing that can be done to get the Center on Tuesday's agenda? 
 
Thank you, 
Benjamin T. Reece 
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Finance Director 
Desk: (513) 333‐7592 
Fax: (513) 333‐7720 
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center 50 Freedom Way Cincinnati, OH. 45202 
   
 
 ‐‐‐‐‐"Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov> wrote: ‐‐‐‐‐ 
 
 ======================= 
 To: "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov> 
 From: "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov> 
 Date: 11/07/2010 01:56PM  
 Cc: "Chris Bruner" <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>, <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>, "Donald Murphy" 
<donmurphy10850@yahoo.com>, <DMurphy@nurfc.org>, <BReece@nurfc.org> 
 Subject: RE: revised pro forma 
 ======================= 
   Tony, 
 
I left a voicemail message for Don Murphy clarifying that the Freedom 
Center is not on the Commission agenda for November 9.  I am not sure 
how confusion arose on this, as I have not been in any conversations 
where that date was discussed. 
 
  
 
You have alerted me that we still have not received all of the promised 
financial information from the Freedom Center.  The very earliest the 
Commission can consider the Freedom Center's request to modify the 
existing MOU is the February 2011 meeting. The specific timing of 
Commission consideration of the Freedom Center's request is subject to 
the Freedom Center's responsiveness in providing the information they 
previously promised.  Obviously, we need the pro forma ASAP in order to 
stay on track for the first quarter meeting in February 2011.   
 
  
 
I am sure that representatives of the Freedom Center will understand 
that we have dozens of other projects vying for your financial review, 
and that repeatedly rescheduling your work is not efficient, nor is it 
fair to other project sponsor organizations seeking approval of state 
funds.  I know you'll do everything you can to be responsive when the 
Freedom Center provides the pro forma, and once you've had the 
opportunity to prepare the financial analysis and recommendations we 
will be able to get back with them. 
 
  
 
Thanks, 
Kathy 
 
  
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA 
 
Executive Director 
 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
277
 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3661 
 
 
 
Vox:        614.752.2770 
 
Fax:         614‐752‐2775 
 
e‐mail:     kfox@culture.ohio.gov <mailto:kfox@culture.ohio.gov>  
 
               kfox@post.harvard.edu <mailto:kfox@post.harvard.edu>   
 
  
 
visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov <http://www.culture.ohio.gov/>  
 
  
 
Building Culture in Ohio's Communities:  The Ohio Cultural Facilities 
Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, 
oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General 
Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including 
non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned 
professional sports venues. You are invited to visit 
www.culture.ohio.gov <http://www.culture.ohio.gov/>  or call (614) 
752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can 
assist your cultural facility project. 
 
  
 
  
 
From: Tony Capaci  
Sent: Friday, November 05, 2010 11:42 AM 
To: BReece@nurfc.org 
Cc: Kathy Fox; Chris Bruner; National Underground Railroad Freedom 
Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local) 
Subject: revised pro forma 
 
  
 
Ben, 
 
I believe Kathy and Don have been corresponding regarding, among other 
items, a revised proforma.  Could you kindly expedite the proforma as 
hope to start the financial analysis on Monday. 
 
Thanks, 
 
  
 
Tony Capaci 
Chief Financial Analyst 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
278
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416  
 
Telephone: 614‐728‐6924 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov <mailto:tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>  
website: www.culture.ohio.gov <http://www.culture.ohio.gov/>  
 
The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports 
Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated 
by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural 
facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical 
sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to 
visit www.culture.ohio.gov <http://www.culture.ohio.gov/>  or call (614) 
752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can 
assist your cultural facility project. 
 
  
 
     

279
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2010 8:55 PM
To: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: FW: Delivery Status Notification (Relay) D. Murphy & B. Reece
Attachments: ATT15019.txt; RE: revised pro forma

 
‐‐‐‐‐Original Message‐‐‐‐‐ 
From: Administrator  
Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2010 8:53 PM 
To: Kathy Fox 
Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Relay) 
 
This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. 
 
Your message has been successfully relayed to the following recipients, but the requested 
delivery status notifications may not be generated by the destination. 
 
       BReece@nurfc.org 
       DMurphy@nurfc.org 
 
 
 

280
Kathy Fox
From: Administrator
Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2010 8:53 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Relay)
Attachments: ATT15019.txt; RE: revised pro forma

This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. 
 
Your message has been successfully relayed to the following recipients, but the requested 
delivery status notifications may not be generated by the destination. 
 
       BReece@nurfc.org 
       DMurphy@nurfc.org 
 
 
 

281
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2010 8:53 PM
To: 'BReece@nurfc.org'
Cc: Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Subject: RE: revised pro forma

Tracking:
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DMurphy@nurfc.org

Dear Ben, 
I have no knowledge of any discussion about the Freedom Center being considered for the 
November 9 Commission meeting agenda.  Don Murphy never mentioned this date to me.  I am 
confused as to how the Freedom Center could expect Tony to complete his work when the Freedom 
Center hasn't met a single date by which we were promised information, and we still don't 
have all the information that was requested months ago. It is Sunday evening prior to a 
Tuesday morning Commission meeting.  You state you might send us the missing information on 
Monday morning, eight business hours prior to the Commission meeting. I don’t think it is 
humanly possible to do what you are asking at this late date. I am unaware of any reason why 
a February decision by the Commission would be insufficient given the circumstances. 
 
‐‐Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA 
Executive Director 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3661 
 
Vox:        614.752.2770 
Fax:         614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:     kfox@culture.ohio.gov 
 
 
‐‐‐‐‐Original Message‐‐‐‐‐ 
From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org] 
Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2010 3:34 PM 
To: Kathy Fox 
Cc: Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org 
Subject: RE: revised pro forma 
 
 Kathy, 
 
We understand the many demands on Tony's schedule, but based on the conversation between Don, 
John and Mr. Budig; we , Don and I have been working under the assumption that all the 
requested information was to be used for and included in the November 9 agenda.  We are on 
track to deliver both the audited financial statements tomorrow am and revised pro forma 
statements, is there nothing that can be done to get the Center on Tuesday's agenda? 
 
Thank you, 
Benjamin T. Reece 
Finance Director 
282
Desk: (513) 333‐7592 
Fax: (513) 333‐7720 
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center 50 Freedom Way Cincinnati, OH. 45202 
   
 
 ‐‐‐‐‐"Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov> wrote: ‐‐‐‐‐ 
 
 ======================= 
 To: "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov> 
 From: "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov> 
 Date: 11/07/2010 01:56PM  
 Cc: "Chris Bruner" <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>, <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>, "Donald Murphy" 
<donmurphy10850@yahoo.com>, <DMurphy@nurfc.org>, <BReece@nurfc.org> 
 Subject: RE: revised pro forma 
 ======================= 
   Tony, 
 
I left a voicemail message for Don Murphy clarifying that the Freedom 
Center is not on the Commission agenda for November 9.  I am not sure 
how confusion arose on this, as I have not been in any conversations 
where that date was discussed. 
 
  
 
You have alerted me that we still have not received all of the promised 
financial information from the Freedom Center.  The very earliest the 
Commission can consider the Freedom Center's request to modify the 
existing MOU is the February 2011 meeting. The specific timing of 
Commission consideration of the Freedom Center's request is subject to 
the Freedom Center's responsiveness in providing the information they 
previously promised.  Obviously, we need the pro forma ASAP in order to 
stay on track for the first quarter meeting in February 2011.   
 
  
 
I am sure that representatives of the Freedom Center will understand 
that we have dozens of other projects vying for your financial review, 
and that repeatedly rescheduling your work is not efficient, nor is it 
fair to other project sponsor organizations seeking approval of state 
funds.  I know you'll do everything you can to be responsive when the 
Freedom Center provides the pro forma, and once you've had the 
opportunity to prepare the financial analysis and recommendations we 
will be able to get back with them. 
 
  
 
Thanks, 
Kathy 
 
  
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA 
 
Executive Director 
 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
 
283
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3661 
 
 
 
Vox:        614.752.2770 
 
Fax:         614‐752‐2775 
 
e‐mail:     kfox@culture.ohio.gov <mailto:kfox@culture.ohio.gov>  
 
               kfox@post.harvard.edu <mailto:kfox@post.harvard.edu>   
 
  
 
visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov <http://www.culture.ohio.gov/>  
 
  
 
Building Culture in Ohio's Communities:  The Ohio Cultural Facilities 
Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, 
oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General 
Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including 
non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned 
professional sports venues. You are invited to visit 
www.culture.ohio.gov <http://www.culture.ohio.gov/>  or call (614) 
752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can 
assist your cultural facility project. 
 
  
 
  
 
From: Tony Capaci  
Sent: Friday, November 05, 2010 11:42 AM 
To: BReece@nurfc.org 
Cc: Kathy Fox; Chris Bruner; National Underground Railroad Freedom 
Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local) 
Subject: revised pro forma 
 
  
 
Ben, 
 
I believe Kathy and Don have been corresponding regarding, among other 
items, a revised proforma.  Could you kindly expedite the proforma as 
hope to start the financial analysis on Monday. 
 
Thanks, 
 
  
 
Tony Capaci 
Chief Financial Analyst 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416  
284
 
Telephone: 614‐728‐6924 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov <mailto:tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>  
website: www.culture.ohio.gov <http://www.culture.ohio.gov/>  
 
The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports 
Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated 
by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural 
facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical 
sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to 
visit www.culture.ohio.gov <http://www.culture.ohio.gov/>  or call (614) 
752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can 
assist your cultural facility project. 
 
  
 
     

285
Kathy Fox
From: BReece@nurfc.org
Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2010 3:34 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Subject: RE: revised pro forma

Follow Up Flag: Follow up


Flag Status: Flagged

 Kathy, 
 
We understand the many demands on Tony's schedule, but based on the conversation between Don, 
John and Mr. Budig; we , Don and I have been working under the assumption that all the 
requested information was to be used for and included in the November 9 agenda.  We are on 
track to deliver both the audited financial statements tomorrow am and revised pro forma 
statements, is there nothing that can be done to get the Center on Tuesday's agenda? 
 
Thank you, 
Benjamin T. Reece 
Finance Director 
Desk: (513) 333‐7592 
Fax: (513) 333‐7720 
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center 50 Freedom Way Cincinnati, OH. 45202 
   
 
 ‐‐‐‐‐"Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov> wrote: ‐‐‐‐‐ 
 
 ======================= 
 To: "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov> 
 From: "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov> 
 Date: 11/07/2010 01:56PM  
 Cc: "Chris Bruner" <cbruner@culture.ohio.gov>, <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>, "Donald Murphy" 
<donmurphy10850@yahoo.com>, <DMurphy@nurfc.org>, <BReece@nurfc.org> 
 Subject: RE: revised pro forma 
 ======================= 
   Tony, 
 
I left a voicemail message for Don Murphy clarifying that the Freedom 
Center is not on the Commission agenda for November 9.  I am not sure 
how confusion arose on this, as I have not been in any conversations 
where that date was discussed. 
 
  
 
You have alerted me that we still have not received all of the promised 
financial information from the Freedom Center.  The very earliest the 
Commission can consider the Freedom Center's request to modify the 
existing MOU is the February 2011 meeting. The specific timing of 
Commission consideration of the Freedom Center's request is subject to 
the Freedom Center's responsiveness in providing the information they 
previously promised.  Obviously, we need the pro forma ASAP in order to 
stay on track for the first quarter meeting in February 2011.   
 
  
286
 
I am sure that representatives of the Freedom Center will understand 
that we have dozens of other projects vying for your financial review, 
and that repeatedly rescheduling your work is not efficient, nor is it 
fair to other project sponsor organizations seeking approval of state 
funds.  I know you'll do everything you can to be responsive when the 
Freedom Center provides the pro forma, and once you've had the 
opportunity to prepare the financial analysis and recommendations we 
will be able to get back with them. 
 
  
 
Thanks, 
Kathy 
 
  
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA 
 
Executive Director 
 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3661 
 
 
 
Vox:        614.752.2770 
 
Fax:         614‐752‐2775 
 
e‐mail:     kfox@culture.ohio.gov <mailto:kfox@culture.ohio.gov>  
 
               kfox@post.harvard.edu <mailto:kfox@post.harvard.edu>   
 
  
 
visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov <http://www.culture.ohio.gov/>  
 
  
 
Building Culture in Ohio's Communities:  The Ohio Cultural Facilities 
Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, 
oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General 
Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including 
non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned 
professional sports venues. You are invited to visit 
www.culture.ohio.gov <http://www.culture.ohio.gov/>  or call (614) 
752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can 
assist your cultural facility project. 
 
  
 
  
 
From: Tony Capaci  
287
Sent: Friday, November 05, 2010 11:42 AM 
To: BReece@nurfc.org 
Cc: Kathy Fox; Chris Bruner; National Underground Railroad Freedom 
Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local) 
Subject: revised pro forma 
 
  
 
Ben, 
 
I believe Kathy and Don have been corresponding regarding, among other 
items, a revised proforma.  Could you kindly expedite the proforma as 
hope to start the financial analysis on Monday. 
 
Thanks, 
 
  
 
Tony Capaci 
Chief Financial Analyst 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416  
 
Telephone: 614‐728‐6924 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov <mailto:tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>  
website: www.culture.ohio.gov <http://www.culture.ohio.gov/>  
 
The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports 
Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated 
by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural 
facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical 
sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to 
visit www.culture.ohio.gov <http://www.culture.ohio.gov/>  or call (614) 
752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can 
assist your cultural facility project. 
 
  
 
     

288
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2010 2:00 PM
To: 'Otto Budig'
Subject: update on Freedom Center

Dear Otto: 
I left a voicemail message for you on this as well.  This is a heads up in case you are contacted about the status of our 
staff financial review of the Freedom Center.  Please see the email thread below. 
If you need any additional information, just let me know. 
 
Thanks, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2010 1:52 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Cc: Chris Bruner; National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local); 'Donald Murphy';
'DMurphy@nurfc.org'; 'BReece@nurfc.org'
Subject: RE: revised pro forma
 
Tony, 
I left a voicemail message for Don Murphy clarifying that the Freedom Center is not on the Commission agenda for 
November 9.  I am not sure how confusion arose on this, as I have not been in any conversations where that date was 
discussed. 
 
You have alerted me that we still have not received all of the promised financial information from the Freedom Center.  
The very earliest the Commission can consider the Freedom Center’s request to modify the existing MOU is the February 
2011 meeting. The specific timing of Commission consideration of the Freedom Center’s request is subject to the 
Freedom Center’s responsiveness in providing the information they previously promised.  Obviously, we need the pro 
forma ASAP in order to stay on track for the first quarter meeting in February 2011.   
 
I am sure that representatives of the Freedom Center will understand that we have dozens of other projects vying for 
your financial review, and that repeatedly rescheduling your work is not efficient, nor is it fair to other project sponsor 
organizations seeking approval of state funds.  I know you’ll do everything you can to be responsive when the Freedom 
Center provides the pro forma, and once you’ve had the opportunity to prepare the financial analysis and 
recommendations we will be able to get back with them. 
 
289
Thanks, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
 
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Friday, November 05, 2010 11:42 AM
To: BReece@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox; Chris Bruner; National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: revised pro forma
 
Ben, 
I believe Kathy and Don have been corresponding regarding, among other items, a revised proforma.  Could you kindly 
expedite the proforma as hope to start the financial analysis on Monday. 
Thanks, 
 

Tony Capaci 
Chief Financial Analyst 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416  

Telephone: 614‐728‐6924 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov 

The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio 
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional 
sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your 
cultural facility project. 
 

290
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2010 1:54 PM
To: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: FW: Delivery Status Notification (Relay) 11/7/10 email cc'd to D. Murphy and B. Reece
Attachments: ATT14929.txt; RE: revised pro forma

‐‐‐‐‐Original Message‐‐‐‐‐ 
From: Administrator  
Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2010 1:52 PM 
To: Kathy Fox 
Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Relay) 
 
This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. 
 
Your message has been successfully relayed to the following recipients, but the requested 
delivery status notifications may not be generated by the destination. 
 
       donmurphy10850@yahoo.com 
       DMurphy@nurfc.org 
       BReece@nurfc.org 
 
 
 

291
Kathy Fox
From: Administrator
Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2010 1:52 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Relay)
Attachments: ATT14929.txt; RE: revised pro forma

This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. 
 
Your message has been successfully relayed to the following recipients, but the requested 
delivery status notifications may not be generated by the destination. 
 
       donmurphy10850@yahoo.com 
       DMurphy@nurfc.org 
       BReece@nurfc.org 
 
 
 

292
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Sunday, November 07, 2010 1:52 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Cc: Chris Bruner; National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local);
'Donald Murphy'; 'DMurphy@nurfc.org'; 'BReece@nurfc.org'
Subject: RE: revised pro forma

Tracking:
Tracking Recipient Delivery Read
Tony Capaci Delivered: 11/7/2010 1:52 PM Read: 11/8/2010 8:48 AM
Chris Bruner Delivered: 11/7/2010 1:52 PM Read: 11/8/2010 7:19 AM
National Underground Railroad
Freedom Center
(594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)

'Donald Murphy'
'DMurphy@nurfc.org'
'BReece@nurfc.org'
Amy Rice Delivered: 11/7/2010 1:52 PM Read: 11/8/2010 9:50 AM

Tony, 
I left a voicemail message for Don Murphy clarifying that the Freedom Center is not on the Commission agenda for 
November 9.  I am not sure how confusion arose on this, as I have not been in any conversations where that date was 
discussed. 
 
You have alerted me that we still have not received all of the promised financial information from the Freedom Center.  
The very earliest the Commission can consider the Freedom Center’s request to modify the existing MOU is the February 
2011 meeting. The specific timing of Commission consideration of the Freedom Center’s request is subject to the 
Freedom Center’s responsiveness in providing the information they previously promised.  Obviously, we need the pro 
forma ASAP in order to stay on track for the first quarter meeting in February 2011.   
 
I am sure that representatives of the Freedom Center will understand that we have dozens of other projects vying for 
your financial review, and that repeatedly rescheduling your work is not efficient, nor is it fair to other project sponsor 
organizations seeking approval of state funds.  I know you’ll do everything you can to be responsive when the Freedom 
Center provides the pro forma, and once you’ve had the opportunity to prepare the financial analysis and 
recommendations we will be able to get back with them. 
 
Thanks, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
293
 
 
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Friday, November 05, 2010 11:42 AM
To: BReece@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox; Chris Bruner; National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: revised pro forma
 
Ben, 
I believe Kathy and Don have been corresponding regarding, among other items, a revised proforma.  Could you kindly 
expedite the proforma as hope to start the financial analysis on Monday. 
Thanks, 
 

Tony Capaci 
Chief Financial Analyst 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416  

Telephone: 614‐728‐6924 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov 

The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio 
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional 
sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your 
cultural facility project. 
 

294
Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Friday, November 05, 2010 11:42 AM
To: BReece@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox; Chris Bruner; National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594
@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: revised pro forma

Ben, 
I believe Kathy and Don have been corresponding regarding, among other items, a revised proforma.  Could you kindly 
expedite the proforma as hope to start the financial analysis on Monday. 
Thanks, 
 

Tony Capaci 
Chief Financial Analyst 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416  

Telephone: 614‐728‐6924 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov 

The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio 
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional 
sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your 
cultural facility project. 
 

295
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 11:00 AM
To: 'obudig@parsecinc.com'
Subject: FW: The Freedom Center - update

Dear Otto: 
We have received a preliminary audit from the Freedom Center, but we’ve been advised that there will be adjustments 
to the draft we’ve received.  The Freedom Center’s auditors are behind schedule and we are now told to expect the 
adjusted audit numbers by the end of this week along with the five year operating pro‐forma.  (Please see email thread 
below).   
 
I also wanted to alert you that, in addition to their request for the Commission to release the $850K state appropriation 
in exchange for John Pepper’s proposed guarantee, it appears that the Freedom Center may also ask us to give them the 
+/‐ $460K we are holding in escrow in our dedicated escrow fund.  The escrow funds are held by us for costs related to 
insuring, heating, securing and maintaining the building in the event the Freedom Center is unable to continue to 
operate, so it is unlikely our staff will be able to recommend returning the escrow or even a portion of it at least until 
after the Freedom Center gets Congressional approval for and successfully makes the transition to federal operations. 
 Typically we hold onto escrowed funds until the expiration of our legal agreements with the project sponsor 
organization, typically 15 years after payment of the capital funds.   
 
After we receive the financial information we are waiting for and after Tony has completed his financial analysis we’ll be 
ready to discuss Tony’s recommendations with you. 
 
Thanks, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 9:28 AM
To: 'DMurphy@nurfc.org'
Cc: Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local
Subject: RE: The Freedom Center

Don, 
Thank you for the update on the audit.  I know Tony did receive the preliminary, and we understand there will be 
adjustments.  I’m copying Tony on this response so he’ll have the updated timeline for the audit.  Once we have the 
audit and proforma we’ll need time to review them before we can provide any feedback. 
298
 
Thanks again, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org [mailto:DMurphy@nurfc.org]
Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 9:19 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: The Freedom Center

Kathy,
Just a brief update. We are leaning hard on our auditors to complete the audit this week. They had promised Monday
but now say Friday. I am trying my best to get it before Friday. Ben on my staff has provided Tony Capaci with a
preliminary audit in the meantime.

Our presentation of our budget to the finance/executive committee is on track for this Friday and we can get you an
approved pro forma based on that budget going forward.

In addition, we have funds in escrow with OCFC of a little over $400,000. John Pepper has also committed to
guaranteeing that sum if it would help to have those funds released from escrow as well.

Please call me if you have questions.

Don

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 417-3049
Fax: 513 333-7712

299
Kathy Fox
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 10:45 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: RE: The Freedom Center

Return Receipt 
                                                                            
   Your       RE: The Freedom Center                                        
   document:                                                                
                                                                            
   was        DMurphy@nurfc.org                                             
   received                                                                 
   by:                                                                      
                                                                            
   at:        11/02/2010 10:43:18 AM                                        
                                                                            
 
 
 
 

300
Kathy Fox
From: Administrator
Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 9:39 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Relay)
Attachments: ATT10653.txt; RE: The Freedom Center

This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. 
 
Your message has been successfully relayed to the following recipients, but the requested 
delivery status notifications may not be generated by the destination. 
 
       DMurphy@nurfc.org 
 
 
 

301
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 9:28 AM
To: 'DMurphy@nurfc.org'
Cc: Tony Capaci; Chris Bruner; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local
Subject: RE: The Freedom Center

Tracking:
Tracking Recipient Delivery Read
'DMurphy@nurfc.org'
Tony Capaci Delivered: 11/2/2010 9:28 AM Read: 11/2/2010 9:42 AM
Chris Bruner Delivered: 11/2/2010 9:28 AM Read: 11/2/2010 10:31 AM
594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local
Amy Rice Delivered: 11/2/2010 9:28 AM Deleted: 11/2/2010 12:50 PM

Don, 
Thank you for the update on the audit.  I know Tony did receive the preliminary, and we understand there will be 
adjustments.  I’m copying Tony on this response so he’ll have the updated timeline for the audit.  Once we have the 
audit and proforma we’ll need time to review them before we can provide any feedback. 
 
Thanks again, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org [mailto:DMurphy@nurfc.org]
Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 9:19 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: The Freedom Center

Kathy,
Just a brief update. We are leaning hard on our auditors to complete the audit this week. They had promised Monday
but now say Friday. I am trying my best to get it before Friday. Ben on my staff has provided Tony Capaci with a
preliminary audit in the meantime.

Our presentation of our budget to the finance/executive committee is on track for this Friday and we can get you an
approved pro forma based on that budget going forward.

In addition, we have funds in escrow with OCFC of a little over $400,000. John Pepper has also committed to
guaranteeing that sum if it would help to have those funds released from escrow as well.

Please call me if you have questions.


302
Don

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 417-3049
Fax: 513 333-7712

303
Kathy Fox
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 9:19 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: The Freedom Center

Kathy,
Just a brief update. We are leaning hard on our auditors to complete the audit this week. They had promised Monday
but now say Friday. I am trying my best to get it before Friday. Ben on my staff has provided Tony Capaci with a
preliminary audit in the meantime.

Our presentation of our budget to the finance/executive committee is on track for this Friday and we can get you an
approved pro forma based on that budget going forward.

In addition, we have funds in escrow with OCFC of a little over $400,000. John Pepper has also committed to
guaranteeing that sum if it would help to have those funds released from escrow as well.

Please call me if you have questions.

Don

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 417-3049
Fax: 513 333-7712

304
Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Monday, November 01, 2010 9:06 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: Chris Bruner; Erica M. Johnson
Subject: nurfc financials

 
Hi Kathy, 
We received NURFC draft audit and other obligation material.  We are still waiting on the proforma ( as you indicated 
this may be another week). 
Ben tells us the draft audit will probably be changed to reflect a probable adjustment related to the value of the 
building. I think I will have Chris go ahead and start the Exhibit E using the draft and when we get the final we can make 
the adjustments.  I will keep you posted. 
Thanks, 

Tony Capaci 
Chief Financial Analyst 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416  

Telephone: 614‐728‐6924 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov 

The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio 
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional 
sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your 
cultural facility project. 
 

305
Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2010 4:26 PM
To: Amy Rice
Cc: Kathy Fox
Subject: strong possibility NURFC will be on February agenda

Amy, 
NURFC should get me critical financial information next week and there is a strong possibility they will be placed on the 
February agenda.  Although there is not a construction project per se we should discuss the issue and bring the staff up 
to speed at the morning meeting.  Also, we should  put on the landing page the prospect of NURFC on the agenda. 
Thanks, 
Tony 
 

Tony Capaci 
Chief Financial Analyst 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416  

Telephone: 614‐728‐6924 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov 

The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio 
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional 
sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your 
cultural facility project. 
 

306
Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 3:49 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: FW: Balance sheet for 9/30/10
Attachments: NURFC September 2010 Preliminary Statement of Financial Position - OCFC.xls

Importance: High

Kathy, 
I was not too far off in my estimation: 
Based on NURFC’s internally generated preliminary their  unrestricted liquid assets is just under $4M with another 
$950K in an endowment.  If we estimate they are losing $800k‐$1M/year it looks like they could make it four years or 
so.  This is assuming they can maintain fundraising at the pace they have recently obtained.  Of course my calculation is 
a very rough estimate and many elements can influence the actual outcome. 
Let me know if you have any questions. ( I am curious to see what their revised pro forma looks like) 
Thanks  
 
From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 3:39 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Cc: 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; DMurphy@nurfc.org; Kathy Fox
Subject: Re: Balance sheet for 9/30/10
Importance: High

Tony,

Here is the Statement of Financial Position requested.

Thank you ,

"Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov> To <BReece@nurfc.org>

307
cc <DMurphy@nurfc.org>, "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>,
<594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>
10/18/2010 01:05 PM
Subject Balance sheet for 9/30/10

Ben,
I have the statement of activity for the period ending 9/30/10 however, I would like to also see the statement of financial position as 
of 9/30/10.  Could you kindly send it asap.
Thanks,
 
Tony Capaci 
Project Manager 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416 
Telephone: 614‐728‐6924 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov
The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General 
Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You 
are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 

308
Kathy Fox
From: BReece@nurfc.org
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 3:39 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Cc: 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; DMurphy@nurfc.org; Kathy Fox
Subject: Re: Balance sheet for 9/30/10
Attachments: NURFC September 2010 Preliminary Statement of Financial Position - OCFC.xls

Importance: High

Tony,

Here is the Statement of Financial Position requested.

Thank you ,

"Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov> To <BReece@nurfc.org>


cc <DMurphy@nurfc.org>, "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>,
10/18/2010 01:05 PM <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>
Subject Balance sheet for 9/30/10

Ben,
I have the statement of activity for the period ending 9/30/10 however, I would like to also see the statement of financial position as 
of 9/30/10.  Could you kindly send it asap.
Thanks,
 
Tony Capaci 
Project Manager 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416 
Telephone: 614‐728‐6924 
309
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov
The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General 
Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You 
are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 

310
Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 1:02 PM
To: BReece@nurfc.org
Cc: DMurphy@nurfc.org; Kathy Fox; National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594
@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: Balance sheet for 9/30/10

Ben, 
I have the statement of activity for the period ending 9/30/10 however, I would like to also see the statement of 
financial position as of 9/30/10.  Could you kindly send it asap. 
Thanks, 
 

Tony Capaci 
Project Manager 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416  

Telephone: 614‐728‐6924 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov 

The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio 
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional 
sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your 
cultural facility project. 
 

311
Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
To: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 12:15 PM
Subject: Read: NURFC statement of activities in a nutshell

Your message 
 
      To:  Tony Capaci 
      Subject:  RE: NURFC statement of activities in a nutshell 
      Sent:  10/18/2010 12:10 PM 
 
was read on 10/18/2010 12:15 PM. 
 

312
Kathy Fox
From: System Administrator
To: Tony Capaci
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 12:10 PM
Subject: Delivered: RE: NURFC statement of activities in a nutshell

Your message 
 
      To:  Tony Capaci 
      Subject:  RE: NURFC statement of activities in a nutshell 
      Sent:  10/18/2010 12:10 PM 
 
was delivered to the following recipient(s): 
 
      Tony Capaci on 10/18/2010 12:10 PM 

313
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 12:10 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Subject: RE: NURFC statement of activities in a nutshell

Tracking:
Tracking Recipient Delivery Read
Tony Capaci Delivered: 10/18/2010 12:10 PM Read: 10/18/2010 12:15 PM

Thanks, Tony, for a very helpful summary.  We’ll wait for the audit as you suggest. 
 
‐K 
 
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 11:23 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: NURFC statement of activities in a nutshell
 
Kathy, 
I was mistaking when I said NURFC’s year end is 6/30; it is 12/ 31 therefore, the pre depreciation loss of ($644K) 
represents nine months of activity not three.  (I am sorry of the confusion)  Although,  they did not give us a balance 
sheet I would estimate they have approximately $4m in net assets other than the building which would indicate they can 
make it several more years at the current rate of operating losses.  The last internally generated financials we have is 
February 2010 which indicated an operating loss ( before depreciation) of approx ($1.5M).   The main reason for the 
drastic change from losing ($1.5M after two months to only ($644K) after nine is because they exceeded budgeted 
contributions revenue (spread out between individuals and corporations) by about $1.6M.  This in and of itself is quite 
encouraging.  I suspect because of the debt reduction there is a renewed interest among donors.  (Also, the reduction of 
bank fees and interest has improved the scenario) However, I wonder how long they can keep fundraising at that pace 
 before donor fatigue sets in. 
Of course we will know more once we have the audit and can better analyze net assets and compare the audit to the 
revised proforma. 
Finally, NURFC made it clear these numbers are preliminary therefore, I suggest we hold out until we get the audit to 
discuss the pros and cons of John Pepper’s offer. 
Let me know if you have any questions. 
Thanks, 

Tony Capaci 
Project Manager 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416  

Telephone: 614‐728‐6924 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov 

The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio 
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional 
sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your 
cultural facility project. 
 

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Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 11:23 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: NURFC statement of activities in a nutshell

Kathy, 
I was mistaking when I said NURFC’s year end is 6/30; it is 12/ 31 therefore, the pre depreciation loss of ($644K) 
represents nine months of activity not three.  (I am sorry of the confusion)  Although,  they did not give us a balance 
sheet I would estimate they have approximately $4m in net assets other than the building which would indicate they can 
make it several more years at the current rate of operating losses.  The last internally generated financials we have is 
February 2010 which indicated an operating loss ( before depreciation) of approx ($1.5M).   The main reason for the 
drastic change from losing ($1.5M after two months to only ($644K) after nine is because they exceeded budgeted 
contributions revenue (spread out between individuals and corporations) by about $1.6M.  This in and of itself is quite 
encouraging.  I suspect because of the debt reduction there is a renewed interest among donors.  (Also, the reduction of 
bank fees and interest has improved the scenario) However, I wonder how long they can keep fundraising at that pace 
 before donor fatigue sets in. 
Of course we will know more once we have the audit and can better analyze net assets and compare the audit to the 
revised proforma. 
Finally, NURFC made it clear these numbers are preliminary therefore, I suggest we hold out until we get the audit to 
discuss the pros and cons of John Pepper’s offer. 
Let me know if you have any questions. 
Thanks, 

Tony Capaci 
Project Manager 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416  

Telephone: 614‐728‐6924 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov 

The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio 
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional 
sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your 
cultural facility project. 
 

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Kathy Fox
From: NHamilton@nurfc.org
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 10:57 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: RE: The Freedom Center - discussion of guarantee

Return Receipt 
                                                                            
   Your       RE: The Freedom Center ‐ discussion of guarantee              
   document:                                                                
                                                                            
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   received                                                                 
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   at:        10/18/2010 10:56:58 AM                                        
                                                                            
 
 
 
 

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Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 9:15 AM
To: Tony Capaci
Subject: FW: Freedom Center Statement of Activities
Attachments: NURFC September 2010 Preliminary Statement of Activities - OCFC.xls

Tracking:
Tracking Recipient Delivery Read
Tony Capaci Delivered: 10/18/2010 9:15 AM Read: 10/18/2010 10:47 AM

Tony, 
Internally generated 9/30/10 P&L for the Freedom Center, FYI.  Audit still expected in  early November. 
 
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org [mailto:DMurphy@nurfc.org]
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 8:52 AM
To: obudig@parsecinc.com
Cc: Kathy Fox; jepepjr@aol.com
Subject: Freedom Center Statement of Activities

Otto
Please find attached in this email the Freedom Center's Statement of Activities through September 30. Please don't
hesitate to call me if you have questions. I am copying Kathy Fox as well. We will get you our audited financial statement
as soon as it is available, which I expect to be the first week in November. Thanks for your help. John and I appreciate it.

Don

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 407-2934
Fax: 513 333-7712
----- Forwarded by Don Murphy/NURFC on 10/18/10 08:45 AM -----
Benjamin Reece/NURFC To Don Murphy/NURFC@Nurfc
cc
10/18/10 08:41 AM Subject OCFC statement

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Kathy Fox
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2010 8:52 AM
To: obudig@parsecinc.com
Cc: Kathy Fox; jepepjr@aol.com
Subject: Freedom Center Statement of Activities
Attachments: NURFC September 2010 Preliminary Statement of Activities - OCFC.xls

Otto
Please find attached in this email the Freedom Center's Statement of Activities through September 30. Please don't
hesitate to call me if you have questions. I am copying Kathy Fox as well. We will get you our audited financial statement
as soon as it is available, which I expect to be the first week in November. Thanks for your help. John and I appreciate it.

Don

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 407-2934
Fax: 513 333-7712
----- Forwarded by Don Murphy/NURFC on 10/18/10 08:45 AM -----
Benjamin Reece/NURFC To Don Murphy/NURFC@Nurfc
cc
10/18/10 08:41 AM Subject OCFC statement

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Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2010 11:09 AM
To: 'obudig@parsecinc.com'
Subject: RE: The Freedom Center - discussion of guarantee

Dear Otto: 
Thanks for your note.  Don Murphy also emailed me regarding Friday’s discussion with you, and I very much appreciate 
your note with the background, as well as your commitment to uphold the Commission’s standards.   
 
We’ve had a lot of planning activity in the office regarding the Freedom Center because we’re trying to schedule Tony’s 
financial analysis of the Freedom Center and we have to work it in with two dozen other financial reviews of various 
complexities.  We have 10 projects in the pipeline for the February 2011 Commission Meeting cycle for project 
approval.  In addition the Freedom Center is one of 14 projects  (funded with “old” bonds that required us to have a 
lease on the real estate) for which management agreement renewals must be considered by the Commission, currently 
planned for February 2011.  Tony will be doing financial check‐ups on all of the projects needing management 
agreement renewals, and some will warrant full‐fledged financial analyses.  The Freedom Center is one we’ve identified 
for a full financial analysis due to their financial condition and the discussions about the $850K state appropriation.  A 
complicating factor is that Don Murphy won’t have the audit available until at least the first week in November.  The 
discussions with the Freedom Center have been a moving target given their hopes for federal legislation that has been 
continually delayed for the past few years.   
 
As to the guarantee, this has been a subject of discussion with the Freedom Center for several years.  My guess is they 
are faced with finding donors willing to give $800K to $1M now to keep the operations going, or find a way to meet the 
conditions in the MOU with the Commission so the $850K of state funds can be released.  In comparison, a guarantee 
may be a more attractive alternative for them. 
 
The key for the Commission will be to complete the financial analysis and run comparisons of various risk scenarios.  
We’ll need to calculate the amount of unamortized bond proceeds still outstanding  (they’ve received bond proceeds 
from a number of different bond issuances over the years, so this will be a complicated calculation).  We’ll also need to 
look at what we would do with the building in the event they fail financially (we have a lease on the building under the 
“old” bonds) and whether there would be enough money available to secure, insure and heat the building while we 
made arrangements for some sort of transition to use by another cultural institution.  Similar exercises with Toledo COSI 
and the Sandusky State Theatre put heavy demands on our staff.  Of course, if we are able to help the Freedom Center 
stay in business permanently, that is a preferred outcome. 
 
I’ll give you a call Monday morning to discuss this.   
 
best, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

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Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: Otto Budig [mailto:obudig@parsecinc.com]
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2010 6:35 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: Tony Capaci
Subject: RE: The Freedom Center - discussion of guarantee

Kathy:

Many thanks for the email below.

John Pepper and the CEO of the Freedom Center visited me this afternoon inquiring about what they might do
to have the $850k we provided through a MOU released.

Because I couldn’t remember the details, I requested the information they presented to the Commission some
time ago and Tony kindly provided it (with a copy to you).

Toward the conclusion of our conversation, John stipulated what might be a game changer.

He indicated that while the Center had retired its bond debt thereby making the numbers more acceptable, he
would personally guarantee the $850k in the event that the Center would go down and the State could not
recover the full amount of the grants previously provided.

As information. We’ll talk more about this on Monday.

Otto

P.S. While I make every effort not to be pulled into Commission issues involving the Cincinnati/Hamilton
County community, I hope we can help this situation if I can without compromising our standards,

All the best,

Otto

From: Kathy Fox [mailto:KFox@culture.ohio.gov]


Sent: Friday, October 15, 2010 5:26 PM
To: Otto Budig
Subject: FW: The Freedom Center - discussion of guarantee

Dear Otto:
Per the voicemail message I left on Friday afternoon, please see below for my most recent email
correspondence with Don Murphy from the Freedom Center. Please let me know when it would be convenient
to discuss the situation with you.

Thanks,
Kathy
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Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts
& Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General
Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums,
historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or
call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural
facility project.

From: Kathy Fox


Sent: Friday, October 15, 2010 4:48 PM
To: 'DMurphy@nurfc.org'
Cc: Tony Capaci; Amy Rice; '594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local'
Subject: RE: The Freedom Center - discussion of guarantee

Hi Don,
Thank you for the update. I think it would be most productive to discuss the concept of a guarantee after you’ve
sent us the audit and pro forma the first week of November. That way we’ll all be operating from the same
information.

When we receive the audit and pro forma, we’ll schedule a time for the discussion of guarantee that allows
time for our staff to review the materials.

Thanks,
Kathy

Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA


Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

We’ve moved! Effective March 22, 2010, the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission relocated to new
offices. Our new address is 100 E. Broad St., Suite 300, Columbus, OH 43215-3661. Phone and Fax
numbers remain the same.

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
322
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts
& Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General
Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums,
historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or
call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural
facility project.

From: DMurphy@nurfc.org [mailto:DMurphy@nurfc.org]


Sent: Friday, October 15, 2010 11:22 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: The Freedom Center

Hi Kathy
I spoke with John Pepper about the concept of a guarantee. He is willing to discuss this and get an
understanding of the details. I believe he is only interested in a guarantee that involves the $850,000. Let me
know when it would be convenient to discuss this further. We will of course provide you with the audit you
have requested and the revised pro forma. Thanks.

Warm regards

Don

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 407-2934
Fax: 513 333-7712

From: DMurphy@nurfc.org [mailto:DMurphy@nurfc.org]


Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 10:03 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: Amy Rice; Tony Capaci
Subject: RE: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Thanks, Kathy. I will let you know the outcome of my conversation with John Pepper regarding the guarantee.
As always I appreciate your help.

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
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Cell: 513 407-2934
Fax: 513 333-7712

"Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov> To <DMurphy@nurfc.org>


cc "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>, "Amy
10/12/10 09:47 AM
Rice" <ARice@culture.ohio.gov>
Subject RE: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Don

Thank you for the update. You also mentioned that you will be speaking with John Pepper about the possibility
of the Freedom Center obtaining a guarantee for the state funds. I look forward to hearing the outcome of that
conversation.

Per our telephone conversation this morning, we will look forward to receiving a copy of your latest audit in the
first week in November. It would be most helpful if you could also send along at the same time the five year
proforma you mentioned.

Thanks,
Kathy

Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA


Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts
& Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General
Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums,
historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or
call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural
facility project.

From: DMurphy@nurfc.org [mailto:DMurphy@nurfc.org]


Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 9:04 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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Kathy

I want to update you on where we are on the federal legislation and also propose a slightly different approach in
light of the elimination of all of our outstanding debt. This retiring of the bonded indebtedness also means that
our annual interest expense has been removed as well. This has a very positive impact on our operating budget
and the sustainability of the Freedom Center.

First the legislation. The language we proposed that would gift the Freedom Center to the people of the United
States is being supported by Sen. Sherrod Brown. He is committed to attaching the language to must pass
legislation. We were not able to get it attached to the recent continuing resolution (CR) that passed congress.
As a result a bill is being sought in the lame duck session. However, there may be no bill in the lame duck
session. We will have to wait until the new session of congress in January of 2011.

Therefore, I would like to propose that my staff send a revised pro forma that will reflect the consequence of
having retired our debt and hence eliminated substantial annual interest expense. The Freedom Center is now in
a far better position than it has ever been with respect to sustainability compared to where it was when we
received the majority of the capital funding from the state. We would like the opportunity to demonstrate
through a revised pro forma and discussions with your staff that the Freedom Center can be sustained.

I appreciate very much all that you and your staff have done to work with us and the support you have given the
Freedom Center. Please let me know if presenting a revised pro forma is something you can entertain.

The audit for the year ending 2009 will be available the first week in November.

Warmest regards,

Don

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 407-2934
Fax: 513 333-7712

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Kathy Fox
From: Administrator
Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2010 10:04 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Relay)
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Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2010 10:04 AM
To: 'Donald Murphy'; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Tony Capaci; Amy Rice; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local
Subject: RE: The Freedom Center - discussion of guarantee

Tracking:
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594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local

Don, 
Thanks for your note.  Yes, I’m aware that you and John met with Otto on Friday.  I understand you’ll be copying Tony 
Capaci on all information you send to Otto so that Tony can complete the financial review we’ve been discussing with 
you.   
 
Thanks, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: Donald Murphy [mailto:donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2010 9:19 AM
To: Kathy Fox; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Tony Capaci; Amy Rice; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local
Subject: Re: The Freedom Center - discussion of guarantee

Thanks, Kathy
As a heads up, John Pepper spoke with Otto Budig about the possibility of a guarantee. John and Otto are old
friends so no way of preventing him from seeking Otto's counsel on this. As a result Otto asked my office for
the latest P&L and any other recent financials we have. I let him know that we had been speaking about this
and that I had promised your office the audit by the first week in November along with a revised pro forma. So
you may hear from Otto on this as well. Just thought you should know.

Don

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From: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>
To: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Tony Capaci <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>; Amy Rice <ARice@culture.ohio.gov>; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local
Sent: Fri, October 15, 2010 4:47:45 PM
Subject: RE: The Freedom Center - discussion of guarantee

Hi Don,
Thank you for the update. I think it would be most productive to discuss the concept of a guarantee after
you’ve sent us the audit and pro forma the first week of November. That way we’ll all be operating from the
same information.

When we receive the audit and pro forma, we’ll schedule a time for the discussion of guarantee that allows
time for our staff to review the materials.

Thanks,
Kathy

Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA


Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

We’ve moved! Effective March 22, 2010, the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission relocated to new offices. Our new address is 100 E. Broad
St., Suite 300, Columbus, OH 43215-3661. Phone and Fax numbers remain the same.

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.

From: DMurphy@nurfc.org [mailto:DMurphy@nurfc.org]


Sent: Friday, October 15, 2010 11:22 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: The Freedom Center

Hi Kathy
I spoke with John Pepper about the concept of a guarantee. He is willing to discuss this and get an understanding of the
details. I believe he is only interested in a guarantee that involves the $850,000. Let me know when it would be
convenient to discuss this further. We will of course provide you with the audit you have requested and the revised pro
forma. Thanks.

Warm regards

Don

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 407-2934
Fax: 513 333-7712
328
329
Kathy Fox
From: Donald Murphy [donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2010 9:19 AM
To: Kathy Fox; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Tony Capaci; Amy Rice; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local
Subject: Re: The Freedom Center - discussion of guarantee

Thanks, Kathy
As a heads up, John Pepper spoke with Otto Budig about the possibility of a guarantee. John and Otto are old
friends so no way of preventing him from seeking Otto's counsel on this. As a result Otto asked my office for
the latest P&L and any other recent financials we have. I let him know that we had been speaking about this
and that I had promised your office the audit by the first week in November along with a revised pro forma. So
you may hear from Otto on this as well. Just thought you should know.

Don

From: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>


To: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Tony Capaci <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>; Amy Rice <ARice@culture.ohio.gov>; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local
Sent: Fri, October 15, 2010 4:47:45 PM
Subject: RE: The Freedom Center - discussion of guarantee

Hi Don,
Thank you for the update. I think it would be most productive to discuss the concept of a guarantee after
you’ve sent us the audit and pro forma the first week of November. That way we’ll all be operating from the
same information.

When we receive the audit and pro forma, we’ll schedule a time for the discussion of guarantee that allows
time for our staff to review the materials.

Thanks,
Kathy

Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA


Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

We’ve moved! Effective March 22, 2010, the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission relocated to new offices. Our new address is 100 E. Broad
St., Suite 300, Columbus, OH 43215-3661. Phone and Fax numbers remain the same.

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.

From: DMurphy@nurfc.org [mailto:DMurphy@nurfc.org]


Sent: Friday, October 15, 2010 11:22 AM

330
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: The Freedom Center

Hi Kathy
I spoke with John Pepper about the concept of a guarantee. He is willing to discuss this and get an understanding of the
details. I believe he is only interested in a guarantee that involves the $850,000. Let me know when it would be
convenient to discuss this further. We will of course provide you with the audit you have requested and the revised pro
forma. Thanks.

Warm regards

Don

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 407-2934
Fax: 513 333-7712

331
Kathy Fox
From: Otto Budig [obudig@parsecinc.com]
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2010 6:35 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: Tony Capaci
Subject: RE: The Freedom Center - discussion of guarantee

Kathy:

Many thanks for the email below.

John Pepper and the CEO of the Freedom Center visited me this afternoon inquiring about what they might do
to have the $850k we provided through a MOU released.

Because I couldn’t remember the details, I requested the information they presented to the Commission some
time ago and Tony kindly provided it (with a copy to you).

Toward the conclusion of our conversation, John stipulated what might be a game changer.

He indicated that while the Center had retired its bond debt thereby making the numbers more acceptable, he
would personally guarantee the $850k in the event that the Center would go down and the State could not
recover the full amount of the grants previously provided.

As information. We’ll talk more about this on Monday.

Otto

P.S. While I make every effort not to be pulled into Commission issues involving the Cincinnati/Hamilton
County community, I hope we can help this situation if I can without compromising our standards,

All the best,

Otto

From: Kathy Fox [mailto:KFox@culture.ohio.gov]


Sent: Friday, October 15, 2010 5:26 PM
To: Otto Budig
Subject: FW: The Freedom Center - discussion of guarantee

Dear Otto:
Per the voicemail message I left on Friday afternoon, please see below for my most recent email
correspondence with Don Murphy from the Freedom Center. Please let me know when it would be convenient
to discuss the situation with you.

Thanks,
Kathy

332
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts
& Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General
Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums,
historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or
call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural
facility project.

From: Kathy Fox


Sent: Friday, October 15, 2010 4:48 PM
To: 'DMurphy@nurfc.org'
Cc: Tony Capaci; Amy Rice; '594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local'
Subject: RE: The Freedom Center - discussion of guarantee

Hi Don,
Thank you for the update. I think it would be most productive to discuss the concept of a guarantee after you’ve
sent us the audit and pro forma the first week of November. That way we’ll all be operating from the same
information.

When we receive the audit and pro forma, we’ll schedule a time for the discussion of guarantee that allows
time for our staff to review the materials.

Thanks,
Kathy

Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA


Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

We’ve moved! Effective March 22, 2010, the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission relocated to new
offices. Our new address is 100 E. Broad St., Suite 300, Columbus, OH 43215-3661. Phone and Fax
numbers remain the same.

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu
333
visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts
& Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General
Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums,
historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or
call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural
facility project.

From: DMurphy@nurfc.org [mailto:DMurphy@nurfc.org]


Sent: Friday, October 15, 2010 11:22 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: The Freedom Center

Hi Kathy
I spoke with John Pepper about the concept of a guarantee. He is willing to discuss this and get an
understanding of the details. I believe he is only interested in a guarantee that involves the $850,000. Let me
know when it would be convenient to discuss this further. We will of course provide you with the audit you
have requested and the revised pro forma. Thanks.

Warm regards

Don

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 407-2934
Fax: 513 333-7712

From: DMurphy@nurfc.org [mailto:DMurphy@nurfc.org]


Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 10:03 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: Amy Rice; Tony Capaci
Subject: RE: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Thanks, Kathy. I will let you know the outcome of my conversation with John Pepper regarding the guarantee.
As always I appreciate your help.

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530

334
Cell: 513 407-2934
Fax: 513 333-7712

"Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov> To <DMurphy@nurfc.org>


cc "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>, "Amy
10/12/10 09:47 AM
Rice" <ARice@culture.ohio.gov>
Subject RE: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Don

Thank you for the update. You also mentioned that you will be speaking with John Pepper about the possibility
of the Freedom Center obtaining a guarantee for the state funds. I look forward to hearing the outcome of that
conversation.

Per our telephone conversation this morning, we will look forward to receiving a copy of your latest audit in the
first week in November. It would be most helpful if you could also send along at the same time the five year
proforma you mentioned.

Thanks,
Kathy

Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA


Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts
& Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General
Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums,
historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or
call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural
facility project.

From: DMurphy@nurfc.org [mailto:DMurphy@nurfc.org]


Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 9:04 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

335
Kathy

I want to update you on where we are on the federal legislation and also propose a slightly different approach in
light of the elimination of all of our outstanding debt. This retiring of the bonded indebtedness also means that
our annual interest expense has been removed as well. This has a very positive impact on our operating budget
and the sustainability of the Freedom Center.

First the legislation. The language we proposed that would gift the Freedom Center to the people of the United
States is being supported by Sen. Sherrod Brown. He is committed to attaching the language to must pass
legislation. We were not able to get it attached to the recent continuing resolution (CR) that passed congress.
As a result a bill is being sought in the lame duck session. However, there may be no bill in the lame duck
session. We will have to wait until the new session of congress in January of 2011.

Therefore, I would like to propose that my staff send a revised pro forma that will reflect the consequence of
having retired our debt and hence eliminated substantial annual interest expense. The Freedom Center is now in
a far better position than it has ever been with respect to sustainability compared to where it was when we
received the majority of the capital funding from the state. We would like the opportunity to demonstrate
through a revised pro forma and discussions with your staff that the Freedom Center can be sustained.

I appreciate very much all that you and your staff have done to work with us and the support you have given the
Freedom Center. Please let me know if presenting a revised pro forma is something you can entertain.

The audit for the year ending 2009 will be available the first week in November.

Warmest regards,

Don

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 407-2934
Fax: 513 333-7712

336
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2010 5:26 PM
To: 'Otto Budig'
Subject: FW: The Freedom Center - discussion of guarantee

Dear Otto: 
Per the voicemail message I left on Friday afternoon, please see below for my most recent email correspondence with 
Don Murphy from the Freedom Center.   Please let me know when it would be convenient to discuss the situation with 
you. 
 
Thanks, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2010 4:48 PM
To: 'DMurphy@nurfc.org'
Cc: Tony Capaci; Amy Rice; '594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local'
Subject: RE: The Freedom Center - discussion of guarantee

Hi  Don, 
Thank you for the update.  I think it would be most productive to discuss the concept of a guarantee after you’ve sent us 
the audit and pro forma the first week of November.  That way we’ll all be operating from the same information. 
 
When we receive the audit and pro forma, we’ll schedule a time for the discussion of  guarantee that allows time for our 
staff to review the materials. 
 
Thanks, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

We’ve moved! Effective March 22, 2010, the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission relocated to new offices. Our new address is 100 E. Broad
St., Suite 300, Columbus, OH 43215-3661. Phone and Fax numbers remain the same.

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
337
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org [mailto:DMurphy@nurfc.org]
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2010 11:22 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: The Freedom Center

Hi Kathy
I spoke with John Pepper about the concept of a guarantee. He is willing to discuss this and get an understanding of the
details. I believe he is only interested in a guarantee that involves the $850,000. Let me know when it would be
convenient to discuss this further. We will of course provide you with the audit you have requested and the revised pro
forma. Thanks.

Warm regards

Don

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 407-2934
Fax: 513 333-7712
 
 
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org [mailto:DMurphy@nurfc.org]
Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 10:03 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: Amy Rice; Tony Capaci
Subject: RE: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Thanks, Kathy. I will let you know the outcome of my conversation with John Pepper regarding the guarantee. As always
I appreciate your help.

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 407-2934
Fax: 513 333-7712

"Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov> To <DMurphy@nurfc.org>


cc "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>, "Amy Rice" <ARice@culture.ohio.gov>
10/12/10 09:47 AM Subject RE: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

338
Don
 
Thank you for the update.  You also mentioned that you will be speaking with John Pepper about the possibility of the Freedom 
Center obtaining a guarantee for the state funds.  I look forward to hearing the outcome of that conversation.
 
Per our telephone conversation this morning, we will look forward to receiving a copy of your latest audit in the first week in 
November.  It would be most helpful if you could also send along at the same time the five year proforma you mentioned.  
 
Thanks,
Kathy
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital
improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums,
historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the
Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org [mailto:DMurphy@nurfc.org]
Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 9:04 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Kathy

I want to update you on where we are on the federal legislation and also propose a slightly different approach in light of
the elimination of all of our outstanding debt. This retiring of the bonded indebtedness also means that our annual interest
expense has been removed as well. This has a very positive impact on our operating budget and the sustainability of the
Freedom Center.

First the legislation. The language we proposed that would gift the Freedom Center to the people of the United States is
being supported by Sen. Sherrod Brown. He is committed to attaching the language to must pass legislation. We were
not able to get it attached to the recent continuing resolution (CR) that passed congress. As a result a bill is being sought
in the lame duck session. However, there may be no bill in the lame duck session. We will have to wait until the new
session of congress in January of 2011.

Therefore, I would like to propose that my staff send a revised pro forma that will reflect the consequence of having retired
our debt and hence eliminated substantial annual interest expense. The Freedom Center is now in a far better position
than it has ever been with respect to sustainability compared to where it was when we received the majority of the capital
funding from the state. We would like the opportunity to demonstrate through a revised pro forma and discussions with
your staff that the Freedom Center can be sustained.

I appreciate very much all that you and your staff have done to work with us and the support you have given the Freedom
Center. Please let me know if presenting a revised pro forma is something you can entertain.

The audit for the year ending 2009 will be available the first week in November.

Warmest regards,
339
Don

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 407-2934
Fax: 513 333-7712
 

340
Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2010 5:15 PM
To: obudig@parsecinc.com
Cc: Kathy Fox
Subject: 20100211NURFC.pdf
Attachments: 20100211NURFC

Otto, 
Attached is the NURFC Pasr.  Let me know if you need anything else. 
Thanks and have a great weekend 
Tony 

341
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2010 4:49 PM
To: '594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local'
Subject: FW: Delivery Status Notification (Relay) - discussion of guarantee
Attachments: ATT07931.txt; RE: The Freedom Center - discussion of guarantee; RE: The Freedom Center
- discussion of guarantee

 
‐‐‐‐‐Original Message‐‐‐‐‐ 
From: Administrator  
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2010 4:48 PM 
To: Kathy Fox 
Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Relay) 
 
This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. 
 
Your message has been successfully relayed to the following recipients, but the requested 
delivery status notifications may not be generated by the destination. 
 
       DMurphy@nurfc.org 
 
 
 

342
Kathy Fox
From: Administrator
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2010 4:48 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Relay)
Attachments: ATT07931.txt; RE: The Freedom Center - discussion of guarantee

This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. 
 
Your message has been successfully relayed to the following recipients, but the requested 
delivery status notifications may not be generated by the destination. 
 
       DMurphy@nurfc.org 
 
 
 

343
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2010 4:48 PM
To: 'DMurphy@nurfc.org'
Cc: Tony Capaci; Amy Rice; '594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local'
Subject: RE: The Freedom Center - discussion of guarantee

Tracking:
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'DMurphy@nurfc.org'
Tony Capaci Delivered: 10/15/2010 4:48 PM Read: 10/15/2010 4:48 PM
Amy Rice Delivered: 10/15/2010 4:48 PM
'594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local'

Hi  Don, 
Thank you for the update.  I think it would be most productive to discuss the concept of a guarantee after you’ve sent us 
the audit and pro forma the first week of November.  That way we’ll all be operating from the same information. 
 
When we receive the audit and pro forma, we’ll schedule a time for the discussion of  guarantee that allows time for our 
staff to review the materials. 
 
Thanks, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

We’ve moved! Effective March 22, 2010, the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission relocated to new offices. Our new address is 100 E. Broad
St., Suite 300, Columbus, OH 43215-3661. Phone and Fax numbers remain the same.

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org [mailto:DMurphy@nurfc.org]
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2010 11:22 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: The Freedom Center

Hi Kathy
I spoke with John Pepper about the concept of a guarantee. He is willing to discuss this and get an understanding of the
details. I believe he is only interested in a guarantee that involves the $850,000. Let me know when it would be
convenient to discuss this further. We will of course provide you with the audit you have requested and the revised pro
forma. Thanks.

Warm regards

344
Don

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 407-2934
Fax: 513 333-7712

345
Kathy Fox
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Sent: Friday, October 15, 2010 11:22 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: The Freedom Center

Follow Up Flag: Follow up


Flag Status: Completed

Hi Kathy
I spoke with John Pepper about the concept of a guarantee. He is willing to discuss this and get an understanding of the
details. I believe he is only interested in a guarantee that involves the $850,000. Let me know when it would be
convenient to discuss this further. We will of course provide you with the audit you have requested and the revised pro
forma. Thanks.

Warm regards

Don

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 407-2934
Fax: 513 333-7712

346
Kathy Fox
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 10:03 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: Amy Rice; Tony Capaci
Subject: RE: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Thanks, Kathy. I will let you know the outcome of my conversation with John Pepper regarding the guarantee. As always
I appreciate your help.

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 407-2934
Fax: 513 333-7712

"Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov> To <DMurphy@nurfc.org>


cc "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>, "Amy Rice" <ARice@culture.ohio.gov>
10/12/10 09:47 AM Subject RE: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Don
 
Thank you for the update.  You also mentioned that you will be speaking with John Pepper about the possibility of the Freedom 
Center obtaining a guarantee for the state funds.  I look forward to hearing the outcome of that conversation.
 
Per our telephone conversation this morning, we will look forward to receiving a copy of your latest audit in the first week in 
November.  It would be most helpful if you could also send along at the same time the five year proforma you mentioned.  
 
Thanks,
Kathy
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital
improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums,
historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the
Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org [mailto:DMurphy@nurfc.org]
Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 9:04 AM

347
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Kathy

I want to update you on where we are on the federal legislation and also propose a slightly different approach in light of
the elimination of all of our outstanding debt. This retiring of the bonded indebtedness also means that our annual interest
expense has been removed as well. This has a very positive impact on our operating budget and the sustainability of the
Freedom Center.

First the legislation. The language we proposed that would gift the Freedom Center to the people of the United States is
being supported by Sen. Sherrod Brown. He is committed to attaching the language to must pass legislation. We were
not able to get it attached to the recent continuing resolution (CR) that passed congress. As a result a bill is being sought
in the lame duck session. However, there may be no bill in the lame duck session. We will have to wait until the new
session of congress in January of 2011.

Therefore, I would like to propose that my staff send a revised pro forma that will reflect the consequence of having retired
our debt and hence eliminated substantial annual interest expense. The Freedom Center is now in a far better position
than it has ever been with respect to sustainability compared to where it was when we received the majority of the capital
funding from the state. We would like the opportunity to demonstrate through a revised pro forma and discussions with
your staff that the Freedom Center can be sustained.

I appreciate very much all that you and your staff have done to work with us and the support you have given the Freedom
Center. Please let me know if presenting a revised pro forma is something you can entertain.

The audit for the year ending 2009 will be available the first week in November.

Warmest regards,

Don

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 407-2934
Fax: 513 333-7712

348
Kathy Fox
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 9:53 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: RE: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Return Receipt 
                                                                            
   Your       RE: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center              
   document:                                                                
                                                                            
   was        DMurphy@nurfc.org                                             
   received                                                                 
   by:                                                                      
                                                                            
   at:        10/12/2010 09:51:09 AM                                        
                                                                            
 
 
 
 

349
Kathy Fox
From: Administrator
Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 9:44 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Relay)
Attachments: ATT04916.txt; RE: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. 
 
Your message has been successfully relayed to the following recipients, but the requested 
delivery status notifications may not be generated by the destination. 
 
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350
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 9:44 AM
To: 'DMurphy@nurfc.org'
Cc: Tony Capaci; Amy Rice
Subject: RE: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Tracking:
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Don 
 
Thank you for the update.  You also mentioned that you will be speaking with John Pepper about the possibility of the 
Freedom Center obtaining a guarantee for the state funds.  I look forward to hearing the outcome of that conversation. 
 
Per our telephone conversation this morning, we will look forward to receiving a copy of your latest audit in the first 
week in November.  It would be most helpful if you could also send along at the same time the five year proforma you 
mentioned.   
 
Thanks, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org [mailto:DMurphy@nurfc.org]
Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 9:04 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Kathy

I want to update you on where we are on the federal legislation and also propose a slightly different approach in light of
the elimination of all of our outstanding debt. This retiring of the bonded indebtedness also means that our annual interest
expense has been removed as well. This has a very positive impact on our operating budget and the sustainability of the
Freedom Center.

First the legislation. The language we proposed that would gift the Freedom Center to the people of the United States is

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being supported by Sen. Sherrod Brown. He is committed to attaching the language to must pass legislation. We were
not able to get it attached to the recent continuing resolution (CR) that passed congress. As a result a bill is being sought
in the lame duck session. However, there may be no bill in the lame duck session. We will have to wait until the new
session of congress in January of 2011.

Therefore, I would like to propose that my staff send a revised pro forma that will reflect the consequence of having retired
our debt and hence eliminated substantial annual interest expense. The Freedom Center is now in a far better position
than it has ever been with respect to sustainability compared to where it was when we received the majority of the capital
funding from the state. We would like the opportunity to demonstrate through a revised pro forma and discussions with
your staff that the Freedom Center can be sustained.

I appreciate very much all that you and your staff have done to work with us and the support you have given the Freedom
Center. Please let me know if presenting a revised pro forma is something you can entertain.

The audit for the year ending 2009 will be available the first week in November.

Warmest regards,

Don

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 407-2934
Fax: 513 333-7712

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Kathy Fox
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 9:04 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Kathy

I want to update you on where we are on the federal legislation and also propose a slightly different approach in light of
the elimination of all of our outstanding debt. This retiring of the bonded indebtedness also means that our annual interest
expense has been removed as well. This has a very positive impact on our operating budget and the sustainability of the
Freedom Center.

First the legislation. The language we proposed that would gift the Freedom Center to the people of the United States is
being supported by Sen. Sherrod Brown. He is committed to attaching the language to must pass legislation. We were
not able to get it attached to the recent continuing resolution (CR) that passed congress. As a result a bill is being sought
in the lame duck session. However, there may be no bill in the lame duck session. We will have to wait until the new
session of congress in January of 2011.

Therefore, I would like to propose that my staff send a revised pro forma that will reflect the consequence of having retired
our debt and hence eliminated substantial annual interest expense. The Freedom Center is now in a far better position
than it has ever been with respect to sustainability compared to where it was when we received the majority of the capital
funding from the state. We would like the opportunity to demonstrate through a revised pro forma and discussions with
your staff that the Freedom Center can be sustained.

I appreciate very much all that you and your staff have done to work with us and the support you have given the Freedom
Center. Please let me know if presenting a revised pro forma is something you can entertain.

The audit for the year ending 2009 will be available the first week in November.

Warmest regards,

Don

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 407-2934
Fax: 513 333-7712

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Kathy Fox
From: NHamilton@nurfc.org
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 10:33 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: RE: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 10:27 AM
To: 'DMurphy@nurfc.org'
Cc: Tony Capaci; Dave Wartel
Subject: RE: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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Don, 
Thank you for the updates.  Congratulations on the establishment of your endowment—that is indeed heartening news. 
The companion news about your current congressional dialogue is also encouraging, but points to an important 
continuing risk with regard to your sustainability.  The pro‐forma provided by your staff a few months ago illustrated a 
need for Federal operating funds at a level significantly above the current level, and it is our understanding that those 
additional Federal funds would be available only after the proposed legislation is adopted.  The endowment, while a 
promising development, is insufficient to replace the needed Federal funds on an ongoing basis. 
 
You’ll recall that the Resolution the Commission approved earlier this year required that the Federal legislation be 
adopted prior to the Freedom Center returning to the Commission for release of the state capital appropriation.  As 
soon as that legislation is passed, we look forward to working with you toward Commission approval to release the state 
capital  funds.  And of course, we look forward in the meantime to seeing the draft legislation and then working through 
drafting of the related documents. 
 
We wish you good luck as you work through the Federal legislative and appropriations process.  Please continue to  keep 
us posted on those developments. 
 
With my best regards, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

We’ve moved! Effective March 22, 2010, the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission relocated to new offices. Our new address is 100 E. Broad
St., Suite 300, Columbus, OH 43215-3661. Phone and Fax numbers remain the same.

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org [mailto:DMurphy@nurfc.org]
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 4:41 PM

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To: Kathy Fox
Subject: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Kathy,
I would like to give you a brief update on where we are with gifting the Freedom Center to the people of the United State
and also with our long term sustainability.

As of today Mr. Driehaus, 1st district representative, OH is working with the leadership to have language added to the
senate appropriations bill now moving through the senate. The bill has been marked up and is now going to the floor
where Sen. Sherrod Brown will offer an amendment to add the language referenced above. The bill, when it passes the
senate, hopefully with our language included, will go to the House appropriations committee. The chairman of that
committee, Mr. Moran working with the office of the speaker, is committed to making sure the language remains in the
House version. I give us about a 60/40 chance of success. However, it is undetermined if the appropriations process with
be completed before or after the election. Whether the House and Senate turn over politically should not have an impact
we are being advised, because of the bipartisan support we have for this effort.

Despite this good news, we still are faced with the need to secure the $850,000 in capital funds still remaining, which has
been contingent upon the Freedom Center demonstrating sustainability. We have done the best we can to develop
several scenarios that will lead to sustainability, however they all come down to our ability to raise operating funds to meet
our annual operating budget.
Currently this is the financial situation of the Freedom Center:

• We are debt free (the bonds have been retired and we have no net interest payments going forward)
• Our annual budget is approximately $5.7million
• We are on track to meet this budget, with $2 million in revenue left to raise by the end of the year (we have a plan
to do so and we are on track)
• We have established, within the last month, a $1.050 million endowment

Part of our revenue strategy includes securing the $850,000 currently with OCFC. We need to understand, given our
current improved financial situation, what has to be true in order for us to secure the $850,000? I believe that Ben Reece
of my staff provided Tony Capaci with some initial sustainability scenarios, but we have not yet discussed or agreed upon
exactly what would be adequate evidence that we are a sustainable organization. By this email I am requesting that we
begin to work together to within the next couple of weeks to answers these questions. We should know within a week
whether or not our attempt have language included in an appropriations bill to gift the Freedom Center to the United
States is successful. Please let me know your thoughts and how you suggest we proceed.

Warmest regards,

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 407-2934
Fax: 513 333-7712

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Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 8:39 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: RE: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Attachments: NURFC five year pro-forma revenue statements for the OCFC.xls

Kathy, 
Below is the provision in the MOU stating Federal 
Legislation must be enacted prior to getting signed 
legal agreements.  Regarding Don’s question on 
the financial statements (as to what must the 
Freedom Center show in order to demonstrate 
sustainability) I would say they need actual 
financial statements indicating a pre depreciation 
surplus and a proforma (based on solid 
projections) also showing  pre depreciation 
surpluses.  The last pro forma they provided 
indicates a projected loss in 2011 and projected 
pre depreciation surpluses of about $213K‐$270K 
however, those projections include $2M of federal 
dollars each year.  Without the federal dollars they 
have net assets sufficient to last about two years.  

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If we are going to consider a financial review 
(which passes muster regarding sustainability) we 
would need current ytd financials indicating a 
break even or surplus scenario (pre‐depreciation) 
and a proforma also indicating a pre‐depreciation 
or break even scenario not including the federal 
dollars. 
Let me know if you need anything else. 
Thanks, 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 4:59 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Cc: Dave Wartel
Subject: FW: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Tony, 
Please see email below.  Please let me know how much time would be involved in doing an evaluation of the Freedom 
Center’s finances and sustainability.  Do not start this financial assessment, just provide a time estimate at this point. 
 
Also, please have one of the project services staff members review the most recent Commission resolution and MOU 
and excerpt out the conditions under which the Freedom Center is eligible to return to the Commission for approval –if I 
recall correctly, they need to have the Federal legislation passed, not just introduced. 
 
Thanks, 
Kathy 
 
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org [mailto:DMurphy@nurfc.org]
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 4:41 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Kathy,
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I would like to give you a brief update on where we are with gifting the Freedom Center to the people of the United State
and also with our long term sustainability.

As of today Mr. Driehaus, 1st district representative, OH is working with the leadership to have language added to the
senate appropriations bill now moving through the senate. The bill has been marked up and is now going to the floor
where Sen. Sherrod Brown will offer an amendment to add the language referenced above. The bill, when it passes the
senate, hopefully with our language included, will go to the House appropriations committee. The chairman of that
committee, Mr. Moran working with the office of the speaker, is committed to making sure the language remains in the
House version. I give us about a 60/40 chance of success. However, it is undetermined if the appropriations process with
be completed before or after the election. Whether the House and Senate turn over politically should not have an impact
we are being advised, because of the bipartisan support we have for this effort.

Despite this good news, we still are faced with the need to secure the $850,000 in capital funds still remaining, which has
been contingent upon the Freedom Center demonstrating sustainability. We have done the best we can to develop
several scenarios that will lead to sustainability, however they all come down to our ability to raise operating funds to meet
our annual operating budget.
Currently this is the financial situation of the Freedom Center:

• We are debt free (the bonds have been retired and we have no net interest payments going forward)
• Our annual budget is approximately $5.7million
• We are on track to meet this budget, with $2 million in revenue left to raise by the end of the year (we have a plan
to do so and we are on track)
• We have established, within the last month, a $1.050 million endowment

Part of our revenue strategy includes securing the $850,000 currently with OCFC. We need to understand, given our
current improved financial situation, what has to be true in order for us to secure the $850,000? I believe that Ben Reece
of my staff provided Tony Capaci with some initial sustainability scenarios, but we have not yet discussed or agreed upon
exactly what would be adequate evidence that we are a sustainable organization. By this email I am requesting that we
begin to work together to within the next couple of weeks to answers these questions. We should know within a week
whether or not our attempt have language included in an appropriations bill to gift the Freedom Center to the United
States is successful. Please let me know your thoughts and how you suggest we proceed.

Warmest regards,

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 407-2934
Fax: 513 333-7712

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Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 5:12 PM
To: Dave Wartel
Subject: FW: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 5:09 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: RE: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Kathy, 
Per my last review of the most recent proforma (received from Ben Reese) it was clear the Freedom Center should be 
able to make it for the next two years or so.  However, sustaining losses past that will be  quite a problem.   Therefore, I 
did not see sustainability without the Federalization a promising proposition.  I can re‐review the proforma which was 
last provided, compare it to past financials and analyze it in a couple of hours.  Since the proforma provided a pre 
depreciation projection including the debt payoff I thought it was a good indicator (at the time).   I can talk to you more 
about it tomorrow. 
Thanks, 
Tony 
 
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 4:59 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Cc: Dave Wartel
Subject: FW: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Tony, 
Please see email below.  Please let me know how much time would be involved in doing an evaluation of the Freedom 
Center’s finances and sustainability.  Do not start this financial assessment, just provide a time estimate at this point. 
 
Also, please have one of the project services staff members review the most recent Commission resolution and MOU 
and excerpt out the conditions under which the Freedom Center is eligible to return to the Commission for approval –if I 
recall correctly, they need to have the Federal legislation passed, not just introduced. 
 
Thanks, 
Kathy 
 
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org [mailto:DMurphy@nurfc.org]
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 4:41 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Kathy,
I would like to give you a brief update on where we are with gifting the Freedom Center to the people of the United State

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and also with our long term sustainability.

As of today Mr. Driehaus, 1st district representative, OH is working with the leadership to have language added to the
senate appropriations bill now moving through the senate. The bill has been marked up and is now going to the floor
where Sen. Sherrod Brown will offer an amendment to add the language referenced above. The bill, when it passes the
senate, hopefully with our language included, will go to the House appropriations committee. The chairman of that
committee, Mr. Moran working with the office of the speaker, is committed to making sure the language remains in the
House version. I give us about a 60/40 chance of success. However, it is undetermined if the appropriations process with
be completed before or after the election. Whether the House and Senate turn over politically should not have an impact
we are being advised, because of the bipartisan support we have for this effort.

Despite this good news, we still are faced with the need to secure the $850,000 in capital funds still remaining, which has
been contingent upon the Freedom Center demonstrating sustainability. We have done the best we can to develop
several scenarios that will lead to sustainability, however they all come down to our ability to raise operating funds to meet
our annual operating budget.
Currently this is the financial situation of the Freedom Center:

• We are debt free (the bonds have been retired and we have no net interest payments going forward)
• Our annual budget is approximately $5.7million
• We are on track to meet this budget, with $2 million in revenue left to raise by the end of the year (we have a plan
to do so and we are on track)
• We have established, within the last month, a $1.050 million endowment

Part of our revenue strategy includes securing the $850,000 currently with OCFC. We need to understand, given our
current improved financial situation, what has to be true in order for us to secure the $850,000? I believe that Ben Reece
of my staff provided Tony Capaci with some initial sustainability scenarios, but we have not yet discussed or agreed upon
exactly what would be adequate evidence that we are a sustainable organization. By this email I am requesting that we
begin to work together to within the next couple of weeks to answers these questions. We should know within a week
whether or not our attempt have language included in an appropriations bill to gift the Freedom Center to the United
States is successful. Please let me know your thoughts and how you suggest we proceed.

Warmest regards,

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 407-2934
Fax: 513 333-7712

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Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 5:09 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: RE: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Kathy, 
Per my last review of the most recent proforma (received from Ben Reese) it was clear the Freedom Center should be 
able to make it for the next two years or so.  However, sustaining losses past that will be  quite a problem.   Therefore, I 
did not see sustainability without the Federalization a promising proposition.  I can re‐review the proforma which was 
last provided, compare it to past financials and analyze it in a couple of hours.  Since the proforma provided a pre 
depreciation projection including the debt payoff I thought it was a good indicator (at the time).   I can talk to you more 
about it tomorrow. 
Thanks, 
Tony 
 
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 4:59 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Cc: Dave Wartel
Subject: FW: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Tony, 
Please see email below.  Please let me know how much time would be involved in doing an evaluation of the Freedom 
Center’s finances and sustainability.  Do not start this financial assessment, just provide a time estimate at this point. 
 
Also, please have one of the project services staff members review the most recent Commission resolution and MOU 
and excerpt out the conditions under which the Freedom Center is eligible to return to the Commission for approval –if I 
recall correctly, they need to have the Federal legislation passed, not just introduced. 
 
Thanks, 
Kathy 
 
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org [mailto:DMurphy@nurfc.org]
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 4:41 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Kathy,
I would like to give you a brief update on where we are with gifting the Freedom Center to the people of the United State
and also with our long term sustainability.

As of today Mr. Driehaus, 1st district representative, OH is working with the leadership to have language added to the
senate appropriations bill now moving through the senate. The bill has been marked up and is now going to the floor
where Sen. Sherrod Brown will offer an amendment to add the language referenced above. The bill, when it passes the
senate, hopefully with our language included, will go to the House appropriations committee. The chairman of that
committee, Mr. Moran working with the office of the speaker, is committed to making sure the language remains in the
House version. I give us about a 60/40 chance of success. However, it is undetermined if the appropriations process with
be completed before or after the election. Whether the House and Senate turn over politically should not have an impact
we are being advised, because of the bipartisan support we have for this effort.

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Despite this good news, we still are faced with the need to secure the $850,000 in capital funds still remaining, which has
been contingent upon the Freedom Center demonstrating sustainability. We have done the best we can to develop
several scenarios that will lead to sustainability, however they all come down to our ability to raise operating funds to meet
our annual operating budget.
Currently this is the financial situation of the Freedom Center:

• We are debt free (the bonds have been retired and we have no net interest payments going forward)
• Our annual budget is approximately $5.7million
• We are on track to meet this budget, with $2 million in revenue left to raise by the end of the year (we have a plan
to do so and we are on track)
• We have established, within the last month, a $1.050 million endowment

Part of our revenue strategy includes securing the $850,000 currently with OCFC. We need to understand, given our
current improved financial situation, what has to be true in order for us to secure the $850,000? I believe that Ben Reece
of my staff provided Tony Capaci with some initial sustainability scenarios, but we have not yet discussed or agreed upon
exactly what would be adequate evidence that we are a sustainable organization. By this email I am requesting that we
begin to work together to within the next couple of weeks to answers these questions. We should know within a week
whether or not our attempt have language included in an appropriations bill to gift the Freedom Center to the United
States is successful. Please let me know your thoughts and how you suggest we proceed.

Warmest regards,

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 407-2934
Fax: 513 333-7712

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Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 4:59 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Cc: Dave Wartel
Subject: FW: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Tracking:
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Tony Capaci Delivered: 8/3/2010 4:59 PM Read: 8/3/2010 5:02 PM
Dave Wartel Delivered: 8/3/2010 4:59 PM Read: 8/3/2010 5:12 PM

Tony, 
Please see email below.  Please let me know how much time would be involved in doing an evaluation of the Freedom 
Center’s finances and sustainability.  Do not start this financial assessment, just provide a time estimate at this point. 
 
Also, please have one of the project services staff members review the most recent Commission resolution and MOU 
and excerpt out the conditions under which the Freedom Center is eligible to return to the Commission for approval –if I 
recall correctly, they need to have the Federal legislation passed, not just introduced. 
 
Thanks, 
Kathy 
 
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org [mailto:DMurphy@nurfc.org]
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 4:41 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Kathy,
I would like to give you a brief update on where we are with gifting the Freedom Center to the people of the United State
and also with our long term sustainability.

As of today Mr. Driehaus, 1st district representative, OH is working with the leadership to have language added to the
senate appropriations bill now moving through the senate. The bill has been marked up and is now going to the floor
where Sen. Sherrod Brown will offer an amendment to add the language referenced above. The bill, when it passes the
senate, hopefully with our language included, will go to the House appropriations committee. The chairman of that
committee, Mr. Moran working with the office of the speaker, is committed to making sure the language remains in the
House version. I give us about a 60/40 chance of success. However, it is undetermined if the appropriations process with
be completed before or after the election. Whether the House and Senate turn over politically should not have an impact
we are being advised, because of the bipartisan support we have for this effort.

Despite this good news, we still are faced with the need to secure the $850,000 in capital funds still remaining, which has
been contingent upon the Freedom Center demonstrating sustainability. We have done the best we can to develop
several scenarios that will lead to sustainability, however they all come down to our ability to raise operating funds to meet
our annual operating budget.
Currently this is the financial situation of the Freedom Center:

• We are debt free (the bonds have been retired and we have no net interest payments going forward)
• Our annual budget is approximately $5.7million
• We are on track to meet this budget, with $2 million in revenue left to raise by the end of the year (we have a plan
to do so and we are on track)
• We have established, within the last month, a $1.050 million endowment

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Part of our revenue strategy includes securing the $850,000 currently with OCFC. We need to understand, given our
current improved financial situation, what has to be true in order for us to secure the $850,000? I believe that Ben Reece
of my staff provided Tony Capaci with some initial sustainability scenarios, but we have not yet discussed or agreed upon
exactly what would be adequate evidence that we are a sustainable organization. By this email I am requesting that we
begin to work together to within the next couple of weeks to answers these questions. We should know within a week
whether or not our attempt have language included in an appropriations bill to gift the Freedom Center to the United
States is successful. Please let me know your thoughts and how you suggest we proceed.

Warmest regards,

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 407-2934
Fax: 513 333-7712

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Kathy Fox
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 4:41 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Follow Up Flag: Follow up


Flag Status: Flagged

Kathy,
I would like to give you a brief update on where we are with gifting the Freedom Center to the people of the United State
and also with our long term sustainability.

As of today Mr. Driehaus, 1st district representative, OH is working with the leadership to have language added to the
senate appropriations bill now moving through the senate. The bill has been marked up and is now going to the floor
where Sen. Sherrod Brown will offer an amendment to add the language referenced above. The bill, when it passes the
senate, hopefully with our language included, will go to the House appropriations committee. The chairman of that
committee, Mr. Moran working with the office of the speaker, is committed to making sure the language remains in the
House version. I give us about a 60/40 chance of success. However, it is undetermined if the appropriations process with
be completed before or after the election. Whether the House and Senate turn over politically should not have an impact
we are being advised, because of the bipartisan support we have for this effort.

Despite this good news, we still are faced with the need to secure the $850,000 in capital funds still remaining, which has
been contingent upon the Freedom Center demonstrating sustainability. We have done the best we can to develop
several scenarios that will lead to sustainability, however they all come down to our ability to raise operating funds to meet
our annual operating budget.
Currently this is the financial situation of the Freedom Center:

• We are debt free (the bonds have been retired and we have no net interest payments going forward)
• Our annual budget is approximately $5.7million
• We are on track to meet this budget, with $2 million in revenue left to raise by the end of the year (we have a plan
to do so and we are on track)
• We have established, within the last month, a $1.050 million endowment

Part of our revenue strategy includes securing the $850,000 currently with OCFC. We need to understand, given our
current improved financial situation, what has to be true in order for us to secure the $850,000? I believe that Ben Reece
of my staff provided Tony Capaci with some initial sustainability scenarios, but we have not yet discussed or agreed upon
exactly what would be adequate evidence that we are a sustainable organization. By this email I am requesting that we
begin to work together to within the next couple of weeks to answers these questions. We should know within a week
whether or not our attempt have language included in an appropriations bill to gift the Freedom Center to the United
States is successful. Please let me know your thoughts and how you suggest we proceed.

Warmest regards,

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 407-2934
Fax: 513 333-7712

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Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2010 11:23 PM
To: Jessica Fagan; Barbara Witt; Dave Wartel
Subject: RE: monthly report outline

Tracking:
Tracking Recipient Delivery Read
Jessica Fagan Delivered: 6/1/2010 11:23 PM Read: 6/2/2010 10:56 AM
Barbara Witt Delivered: 6/1/2010 11:23 PM Read: 6/9/2010 8:39 AM
Dave Wartel Delivered: 6/1/2010 11:23 PM Read: 6/2/2010 9:08 AM

Thanks Jessica.  Please add:  Graduate Student Intern Amanda Alexander completes doctoral dissertation and accepts 
teaching position at Edinbourough (ck sp.) U. in PA. 
 
Thx, 

 
 
From: Jessica Fagan
Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2010 11:24 AM
To: Kathy Fox; Barbara Witt; Dave Wartel
Subject: monthly report outline
 
Here is a draft outline for the May monthly report; please let me know if you have additional items. 
 
Commission News 
‐ May meeting recap 
‐ $$ reimbursed for May 
 
Project News 
‐ New exhibit opening at Imagination Station 
‐ Boonshoft receives $800,000 NASA grant 
‐ Stambaugh organ restoration continues (photo) 
‐ Columbus Clippers receive Emerald Award for recycling efforts at Huntington Park 
‐ Future of Fairfield County parks uncertain after levy defeat 
‐ NURFC exhibit draws largest crowd ever 
‐ # of projects in assessment for August 
 
Staff News 
‐ Jon hired as project manager 
 

Jessica Fagan
Communications Manager
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

Telephone: 614-752-2770
Direct: 614-995-7552
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: jfagan@culture.ohio.gov
website: www.culture.ohio.gov

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Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.

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Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, April 26, 2010 6:51 PM
To: Dave Wartel; Barbara Witt
Subject: RE: April Mo. Report Outline

Tracking:
Tracking Recipient Delivery Read
Dave Wartel Delivered: 4/26/2010 6:51 PM Read: 4/27/2010 8:49 AM
Barbara Witt Delivered: 4/26/2010 6:51 PM Read: 4/27/2010 8:17 AM

Thanks.  See below 
‐K 
 
From: Dave Wartel
Sent: Monday, April 26, 2010 4:45 PM
To: Kathy Fox; Barbara Witt
Subject: April Mo. Report Outline
 
Potential content for the April monthly report.  Please give feedback to me by COB tomorrow (Tuesday) so that I can see 
how much Amanda can help with. 
 
COMMISSION NEWS 
• Project reimbursements 
• Upcoming meeting agenda stats 
• August meeting submittal stats 
• Ribbon cutting at Morgan Twp. /Otto’s  participation 
 
 
PROJECT NEWS 
• Lucas County Arena now Huntington Center; Arena sparks new downtown enterprises 
• Western Reserve Historical Society – effort to split Crawford from WRHS 
• NURFC ‐ Freedom Center Gets Private Funding for Permanent Exhibition on Modern Slavery; ranked #18 in Top 
Black Museums in America 
• OHS/Harding Home ‐ Marion Technical College will take over day‐to‐day management 
• Columbus Museum of Art – received private funding from Cardinal and AEP 
• Packard Music Hall ‐ Packard finances remain off key 
• Contemporary Arts Center  ‐ looking to refinance debt 
 
ITEMS OF INTEREST 
•  
 
Thanks, 
Dave 

David P. Wartel
Assistant Director / Chief Operating Officer
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300
Columbus, OH 43215-3661

We’ve moved! Effective March 22, 2010, the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission relocated its offices. Our new address is 100 East Broad
Street, Suite 300, Columbus, OH 43215-3661. Our phone and fax numbers remain the same.

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Telephone: 614-752-2770
Direct: 614-728-3328
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: dwartel@culture.ohio.gov
website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.

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Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2010 1:50 PM
To: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594docs@ocfcsp.oasfc.local); Kathy Fox;
Barbara Witt; Jessica Fagan
Cc: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: NURFC settlement agreement
Attachments: 5thfloorexec.pdf

Hi All, 
FYI…we received a signed copy of the NURFC settlement agreement which is uploaded to Sharepoint. 
Thanks, 
 
From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2010 9:51 AM
To: Tony Capaci
Subject: RE: NURFC 3rd QFY10 interest.pdf - Adobe Acrobat Professional/ proforma

Here is a signed copy of the agreement. Please call me if you have any questions.

Thank you,

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Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 1:38 PM
To: Barbara Witt; Kathy Fox
Cc: Jessica Fagan; National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: NURFC agreement

Kathy, Barbara, 
FYI…the NURFC agreement with the bank has been signed and I have requested a copy for our records.  I have received a 
proforma from Ben Reece and will review the same this week. 
Let me know if you have any questions. 
Thanks, 
Tony 
 
Jessica, 
When you get a chance come by and I will inform you about a NURFC agreement with their bank which I believe you 
may want to use as an item for the newsletter. 
Thanks, 
Tony 
 

Tony Capaci 
Project Manager 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
  

We’ve moved! Effective March 22, 2010, the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission relocated to new offices. Our new address is 100 East Broad
Street, Suite 300, Columbus, OH 43215-3661. Our phone and fax numbers remain the same. 

100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416  

Telephone: 614‐728‐6924 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov 

The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio 
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional 
sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your 
cultural facility project. 
 

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Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 12:54 PM
To: Barbara Witt; Kathy Fox
Cc: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: FW: agreement

Kathy, Barbara, 
According to Ben at NURFC the Bank agreement does not require any action from the Commission 
Let me know if you have any questions. 
Thanks, 
 
From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 8:33 AM
To: Tony Capaci
Subject: Re: agreement

Correct

"Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov> To <'BReece@nurfc.org>


cc <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>
03/30/2010 04:31 PM Subject agreement

Ben,
As I understand the agreement it does not require any action from the Commission.
Please confirm.
Thanks
Tony
 
Tony Capaci 
Project Manager 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 

We’ve moved! Effective March 22, 2010, the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission relocated to new offices. Our new address is 100 East Broad Street,
Suite 300, Columbus, OH 43215-3661. Our phone and fax numbers remain the same.
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416 
Telephone: 614‐728‐6924 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 

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e‐mail:  tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov
The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General 
Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You 
are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 

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Kathy Fox
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 3:59 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Cc: BReece@nurfc.org; Barbara Witt; Kathy Fox
Subject: Re: FW: five year operating proforma

Tony
I will make sure we get this to you right away.

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 407-2934
Fax: 513 333-7712

"Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov> To <BReece@nurfc.org>


cc "Barbara Witt" <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>, "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>,
03/30/10 12:48 PM <DMurphy@nurfc.org>
Subject FW: five year operating proforma

Ben,
Kindly give me an idea of when I can expect to receive the operating proforma.  (We have it as an open item and I would like to stay 
current on the status)
Thanks,
Tony
 
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2010 2:04 PM
To: 'BReece@nurfc.org'
Cc: Barbara Witt; 'DMurphy@nurfc.org'
Subject: five year operating proforma
 
Ben,
I spoke with Don regarding obtaining a five year operating proforma without interest expense or bank fees.  When preparing the 
proforma kindly show operating before and after depreciation.  Also, kindly detail the assumptions behind fundraising projections.
Thanks,
Tony
 
Tony Capaci 
Project Manager 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200 

We’re moving! Effective March 22, 2010, the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission will relocate its offices. Our new address is 100 East Broad Street,
Suite 300, Columbus, OH 43215-3661. Our phone and fax numbers will remain the same.
100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416 
Telephone: 614‐728‐6924 

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Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov
The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General 
Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You 
are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 

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Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 12:42 PM
To: BReece@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt; Kathy Fox; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Subject: FW: five year operating proforma

Ben, 
Kindly give me an idea of when I can expect to receive the operating proforma.  (We have it as an open item and I would 
like to stay current on the status) 
Thanks, 
Tony 
 
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2010 2:04 PM
To: 'BReece@nurfc.org'
Cc: Barbara Witt; 'DMurphy@nurfc.org'
Subject: five year operating proforma
 
Ben, 
I spoke with Don regarding obtaining a five year operating proforma without interest expense or bank fees.  When 
preparing the proforma kindly show operating before and after depreciation.  Also, kindly detail the assumptions behind 
fundraising projections. 
Thanks, 
Tony 
 

Tony Capaci 
Project Manager 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200  

We’re moving! Effective March 22, 2010, the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission will relocate its offices. Our new address is 100 East Broad
Street, Suite 300, Columbus, OH 43215-3661. Our phone and fax numbers will remain the same. 

100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416  

Telephone: 614‐728‐6924 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov 

The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio 
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional 
sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your 
cultural facility project. 
 

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Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2010 1:57 PM
To: Barbara Witt; Kathy Fox
Cc: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: NURFC (Don Murphy call)

 
Kathy, Barbara, 
I spoke with Don Murphy today and discussed issues of full funding, operating projections, federalization and debt and 
investment reduction.  I told him I will request from Ben Reece a five year  operating proforma and once reviewed I will 
schedule a meeting between OCFC staff to discuss.  I will get back to him after that meeting. 
Thanks, 
Tony 

Tony Capaci 
Project Manager 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200  

We’re moving! Effective March 22, 2010, the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission will relocate its offices. Our new address is 100 East Broad
Street, Suite 300, Columbus, OH 43215-3661. Our phone and fax numbers will remain the same. 

100 E. Broad Street, Suite 300 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416  

Telephone: 614‐728‐6924 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov 

The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio 
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional 
sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your 
cultural facility project. 
 

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Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Sunday, February 28, 2010 12:15 AM
To: Barbara Witt
Cc: '599@ocfcsp.oasfc.local'
Subject: RE: contemporary arts center/ bond funds for leasehold improvements

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'599@ocfcsp.oasfc.local'

B‐ 
Thanks for forwarding this update. When and where did this issue originate?  
 
 I do have some questions about Tom’s analysis.  Although our funds may not have paid for those items, an empty 
building will not make it possible to present culture to the public.  We should discuss as soon as more info is available.  
Also, this project should be placed on the red flag list.  Would be helpful to know if they are now in a similar situation 
with their bankers as NURFC. 
 
Thanks, 

 
From: Barbara Witt
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 4:54 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: FW: contemporary arts center/ bond funds for leasehold improvements
 
fyi 
 

Barbara Witt 
Assistant Director for Project Services 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416 

Telephone: 614‐728‐8923 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  bwitt@culture.ohio.gov 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov 

The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio 
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional 
sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your 
cultural facility project. 

 
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 10:42 AM
To: Barbara Witt
Subject: RE: contemporary arts center/ bond funds for leasehold improvements
 
John is working up an exhibit e and fa..will let you know 
 

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From: Barbara Witt
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 10:39 AM
To: Tony Capaci
Subject: RE: contemporary arts center/ bond funds for leasehold improvements
 
Good. Now from a financial perspective, what does the repayment of the new note do to their financial picture? 
BW 
 

Barbara Witt 
Assistant Director for Project Services 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416 

Telephone: 614‐728‐8923 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  bwitt@culture.ohio.gov 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov 

The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio 
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional 
sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your 
cultural facility project. 

 
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 9:49 AM
To: Barbara Witt
Cc: Contemporary Arts Center (599@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: FW: contemporary arts center/ bond funds for leasehold improvements
 
FYI 
 
From: Tom [mailto:TOM@CMHLegal.com]
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 9:47 AM
To: Tony Capaci
Subject: RE: contemporary arts center/ bond funds for leasehold improvements
 
Hi Tony. As we discussed on the phone, CAC is refinancing its debt such that the bank will be taking a mortgage and 
other security liens against the personal and real property of CAC. You have inquired as to whether this financing will 
affect OCFC’s mortgage lien on the real property of CAC or our prior agreements. Nothing in the documentation I have 
reviewed will affect the prior mortgage held by OCFC.  The OCFC mortgage will be first in time to the new bank financing 
and will, therefore, take precedence over the bank’s lien.  As such, the new bank financing will not affect the mortgage 
lien that we already have on the property.  Moreover, the bank, in its new mortgage document, included a 
subordination to our mortgage. While this was not technically necessary, it just further ensures that there is no issue. 
Finally, there was some concern that the bank will now have a blanket security lien over all personal assets of CAC.  The 
concern was that if there was a default, the bank might be able to grab the project if it was comprised of personal 
property (ie.‐ exhibits). You have indicated that bond funds were not used for personalty. As such, the bank’s lien n 
personal assets does not pose an issue. In conclusion, the financing proposed by CAC will not affect OCFC’s current lien 
interest and, therefore, should not be an issue.  
 
From: Tony Capaci [mailto:tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov]  
Sent: Thursday, February 25, 2010 11:58 AM 
To: Tom 

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Cc: 599@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; Jillian D. Burner 
Subject: contemporary arts center/ bond funds for leasehold improvements 
 
 
Tom, 
Per the CAF agreements, the funds provided to CAC were for leasehold improvements only (nothing for 
exhibits/furniture/ moveable items) therefore I think we are safe allowing the bank the UCC filing.  Please send me an 
email reiterating your findings ref the CAC review.(for the file) 
Thanks, 
Tony 

Tony Capaci 
Project Manager 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416 

Telephone: 614‐728‐6924 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov 

The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital 
improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects 
including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are 
invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how 
we can assist your cultural facility project. 

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Kathy Fox
From: Barbara Witt
To: Kathy Fox
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 3:55 PM
Subject: Not read: NURFC meeting

Your message 
 
      To:  Tony Capaci; Barbara Witt 
      Subject:  RE: NURFC meeting 
      Sent:  2/5/2009 5:06 PM 
 
was deleted without being read on 2/26/2010 3:55 PM. 
 

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Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2010 3:21 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Cc: Barbara Witt
Subject: FW: Freedom Center Full Funding

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Tony Capaci Delivered: 2/21/2010 3:21 PM
Barbara Witt Delivered: 2/21/2010 3:21 PM

Tony, 
Don Murphy contacted me on Sunday regarding the Freedom Center’s negotiations with the bank consortium that holds 
their letter of credit.  He is hopeful that they will reach an agreement that will allow the Freedom Center to go forward 
with the debt settled and the bank lien released.  He expects this to be resolved in the next week (apparently the same 
timeframe as the expiration of their current letter of credit.)  In exchange the Freedom Center would be paying for some 
portion of the debt out of their funds.  He is not able to be more specific  on any particulars at this point.   
 
The Freedom Center’s hope is that the state’s $850K will become available to them along with the funds we hold in 
escrow.  I reminded him that the Commission’s recent resolution requires Federalization (they will still pursue this) prior 
to release of funds.    I told him that we would have to have more information to understand the  financial implications 
and the Commission would have to take further action prior to release of the $850K, and that release of the escrowed 
funds has not be contemplated at this point and would also require further evaluation and Commission action.  You will 
likely be receiving additional information this coming week.  No commitments have been made other than that we will 
review the financial implications of the arrangements they make with the bank consortium and the resulting changes to 
their financial situation.  I let him know that the staff is in the middle of assessing projects for the May Commission 
agenda at this time. 
 
If you have questions let me know. 
 
Thanks, 
Kathy 
 
 
From: Donald Murphy [mailto:donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2010 8:28 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: Ken Robinson; BReece@nurfc.org; Barbara Lynch; jepepjr@aol.com
Subject: Freedom Center Full Funding

Hello Kathy
First let me thank you and your staff for facilitating MOU that allows the $850K to
remain available until such time as we fulfill the terms of the MOU, without having to re-
appropriate the funds.

As you may be aware we have been working with our bankers to reach agreement on
eliminating our bonded indebtedness entirely. There is currently a proposal from the
banks that would allow us to do that. We believe it gets us to close to sustainability. I
would like to talk with you about the details of the proposal and determine if there is a

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way you can help us to reach agreement with the banks and at the same time fulfill the
terms of the MOU. I believe we can get there.

I am available to talk early Monday 7 AM to 8 AM or anytime after 11 AM. I am also


available today, Sunday, from 9AM to 1130AM. I can also make myself available early
Tuesday morning 7AM to 9AM. The call should not take that long. We have a very short
deadline to get back to the banks or their offer becomes void.

Again thank you for your willingness to work with us and all of the support you have
given us over these years.

Don Murphy

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Kathy Fox
From: Donald Murphy [donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2010 8:28 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: Ken Robinson; BReece@nurfc.org; Barbara Lynch; jepepjr@aol.com
Subject: Freedom Center Full Funding

Hello Kathy
First let me thank you and your staff for facilitating MOU that allows the $850K to
remain available until such time as we fulfill the terms of the MOU, without having to re-
appropriate the funds.

As you may be aware we have been working with our bankers to reach agreement on
eliminating our bonded indebtedness entirely. There is currently a proposal from the
banks that would allow us to do that. We believe it gets us to close to sustainability. I
would like to talk with you about the details of the proposal and determine if there is a
way you can help us to reach agreement with the banks and at the same time fulfill the
terms of the MOU. I believe we can get there.

I am available to talk early Monday 7 AM to 8 AM or anytime after 11 AM. I am also


available today, Sunday, from 9AM to 1130AM. I can also make myself available early
Tuesday morning 7AM to 9AM. The call should not take that long. We have a very short
deadline to get back to the banks or their offer becomes void.

Again thank you for your willingness to work with us and all of the support you have
given us over these years.

Don Murphy

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Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2010 12:48 PM
To: Dave Wartel
Subject: Re: New Project Note Posted - National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Thanks Dave. Good analysis.

Kathleen M. Fox
Sent from my mobile device

On Feb 19, 2010, at 12:08 PM, "Dave Wartel" <dwartel@culture.ohio.gov> wrote:

http://192.168.100.14:81/OCFCintranet/ProjectNotes.aspx?ProjectId=594
http://192.168.100.14:81/OCFCintranet/NoteContent.aspx?NoteId=2695

NURFC Release and Encumbrance
Commission Resolution R‐10‐04 conditionally approved the release of $850,000 and 
conditionally approved the execution of legal documents with the National Underground 
Railroad Freedom Center Inc. (“NURFC”).  The Controlling Board release and encumbrance of 
funds will need to be in the name of NURFC.  If, prior to disbursement of these funds, another 
entity takes ownership of the facility or negotiates with NURFC to be the recipient of the state 
funds (subject to Commission approval), the agreement(s) will need to contain language that 
directs NURFC to pay the amount to the third party after the state makes payment to NURFC.  
This is because once the funds are encumbered to NURFC and we cross a fiscal biennium, we 
cannot change the payee without legislative action to re‐establish the appropriation.

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Kathy Fox
From: Dave Wartel
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2010 12:08 PM
To: Barbara Witt; Tony Capaci; Jillian D. Burner
Cc: Kathy Fox
Subject: New Project Note Posted - National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

http://192.168.100.14:81/OCFCintranet/ProjectNotes.aspx?ProjectId=594
http://192.168.100.14:81/OCFCintranet/NoteContent.aspx?NoteId=2695  

NURFC Release and Encumbrance
Commission Resolution R‐10‐04 conditionally approved the release of $850,000 and conditionally approved 
the execution of legal documents with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Inc. (“NURFC”).  
The Controlling Board release and encumbrance of funds will need to be in the name of NURFC.  If, prior to 
disbursement of these funds, another entity takes ownership of the facility or negotiates with NURFC to be the
recipient of the state funds (subject to Commission approval), the agreement(s) will need to contain language 
that directs NURFC to pay the amount to the third party after the state makes payment to NURFC.  This is 
because once the funds are encumbered to NURFC and we cross a fiscal biennium, we cannot change the 
payee without legislative action to re‐establish the appropriation.

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Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2010 3:51 PM
To: Jessica Fagan
Subject: RE: legislator correspondence

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Tracking Recipient Delivery
Jessica Fagan Delivered: 1/21/2010 3:51 PM

Since it is an MOU, I’m not sure we need to send anything at this time. 
 
 
From: Jessica Fagan
Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2010 2:32 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: legislator correspondence
 
For the upcoming Commission meeting, I will plan to send legislator “good news” letters as usual to the legislators 
representing the Cozad‐Bates and Fuller House projects. What correspondence, if any, do you wish to go to any 
Hamilton County legislators regarding the NURFC project? 
 
Jessica Fagan
Communications Manager
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Tel: 614-752-2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: jfagan@culture.ohio.gov
website: www.culture.ohio.gov

The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by
the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including nonprofit theaters, museums, historical sites, and publicly
owned professional sports venues. Please visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call 614-752-2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we
can assist your cultural facility project. 

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Kathy Fox
From: Barbara Witt
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2010 9:19 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: RE: nurfc resolution

Kathy, 
I added this to both the resolution and pasr conditions of approval. I proofed the resolution tonight but I’ve looked at it 
too much…. It should be ready for review.  
BW 

Barbara Witt 
Assistant Director for Project Services 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416 

Telephone: 614‐728‐8923 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  bwitt@culture.ohio.gov 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov 

The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio 
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional 
sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your 
cultural facility project. 

 
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2010 5:52 PM
To: Barbara Witt
Subject: nurfc resolution
 
B‐ 
I don’t remember if the list of conditions you were working with included the requirement that nurfc return to the 
commission with a status report after the federal legislation is enacted, at which time the commission could rescind its 
approval if the arrangements are not satisfactory. 
 
I’ll look for the updated docs this weekend. 
 
Thanks, 

 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit

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theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 

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Kathy Fox
From: Barbara Witt
To: Kathy Fox
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2010 8:57 PM
Subject: Read: nurfc resolution

Your message 
 
      To:  Barbara Witt 
      Subject:  nurfc resolution 
      Sent:  1/8/2010 5:52 PM 
 
was read on 1/8/2010 7:45 PM. 
 

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Kathy Fox
From: System Administrator
To: Barbara Witt
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2010 5:52 PM
Subject: Delivered: nurfc resolution

Your message 
 
      To:  Barbara Witt 
      Subject:  nurfc resolution 
      Sent:  1/8/2010 5:52 PM 
 
was delivered to the following recipient(s): 
 
      Barbara Witt on 1/8/2010 5:52 PM 

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Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2010 5:52 PM
To: Barbara Witt
Subject: nurfc resolution

Tracking:
Tracking Recipient Delivery Read
Barbara Witt Delivered: 1/8/2010 5:52 PM Read: 1/8/2010 7:45 PM

B‐ 
I don’t remember if the list of conditions you were working with included the requirement that nurfc return to the 
commission with a status report after the federal legislation is enacted, at which time the commission could rescind its 
approval if the arrangements are not satisfactory. 
 
I’ll look for the updated docs this weekend. 
 
Thanks, 

 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 

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Kathy Fox
From: Barbara Witt
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2010 3:15 PM
To: Kathy Fox; Dave Wartel
Cc: Amy Rice; Tony Capaci; Jillian D. Burner; Jessica DeLong; Jessica Fagan; Keith Wiley;
Heather N. Ruder
Subject: PSG weekly status reports. If you have feedback, please let me know.

PSG Status Report


Friday, January 8, 2010

Assessment

PASRs in ED review. Salem Community Theatre has issues that must be resolved/addressed in pasr by COB
Tuesday, 1/12, to remain on schedule for commission book production schedule. Updates to the pasrs
continue until COB, 1/12; then Jessica F. completes a final proofread check; and then 2 copies of commission
book are printed for chairman’s meeting on Thursday. These books are not adobed and include all agenda,
exhibits, r and d, resolutions; but not any admin items from DW’s group.

Delegations
• Beavercreek – awaiting LPS to respond to request for information. Sponsor responded that she will
send all docs requested. In Lisa’s court, no status change
• Dalton – responded to LPS letter discussing our document submission requirements, waiting on LPS
documents. No status change since last week
• Johnny Appleseed Museum – in assessment, although suspended, no issues.

Legal Agreement Signing Summary


Delegations
• None signed

May Legal Agreements


• All signed except Western Reserve and Hale (MOU with guaranty). Amy and BW have a meeting with
Hale next week to discuss their project.

August Legal Agreements


• Clifton – NDE with KF, guaranty with us, CPA certification language with guarantor approved, CUA with
JB and TR, will have to KF today for review.
• Holland Theatre – completing reso’s. Will schedule for signing as soon as reso’s are complete.
November
• Lincoln Highway – TOL with Tom. Waiting on easement from LPS, TC sent Justin an email stressing
the importance of expediting this due to the within 2 meeting legal agreement signing requirement.
• COSI Cols – returned from AAGO – sent to sponsor 12/15
• NAHF – completing reso’s. Will scheduled to sign when these are complete.
• Portsmouth – Tom drafted guarantee and easement and JB will send to KF today. TR reviewing TOL.
• Maderia – LPS continuing to work performance or financial guarantee.
• Maltz – working on guaranty agreement. Sponsor indicated they would present 30 year guaranty limit
with guarantor. Spoke with Sponsor and they are still waiting on word from foundation regarding the 30
year limit.

February
• JB drafted all agreements. Need PM review.

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We are not splitting the Old Harvey legal agreements so they can be paid for the parking lot.

Reimbursement Status Summary


Use this link to status reimbursement requests. It is updated real-time. Be patient, the report runs and then
displays and it may take a minutes. Be sure to use the Ctrl key when you click on this link.
Project Invoices In Process Report 
Miscellaneous
OHS – Researching storage facility project and Miamisburg Mound issue.

Obligations

• JD organizing regular obligations in anticipation of sending 2nd reminder letters.


• Red flag’s FA analysis scheduled for when FA temp gets on-board.
• Investigating RSS feeds and Sharepoint.

Deliverables Due From KF to PSG

• Chairman completed letter to Valentine Theatre and decision about whether they should attend
February 2010 meeting still pending.
• Final draft of NURFC resolution.

Work Load Management


Team met 1/4/10 and discussed;
• Project Temp hire;
o Based on scope, up to seven weeks of time;
o Lex starts work 1/11;
o Some DW level paperwork is pending completion.

• Regarding FA hire;
o Based on scope, up to four weeks is requested. 1/4/10 DW said he is awaiting responses
from temp firms for this position. This person is scheduled to start February 1.
• Regarding PM hire;
o Phone interview with DW and AR and Joshua occurred 12/21 – consensus was this was a
possible for an assistant type project manager. His writing samples were not sent;
o Revamping the ad to attract more applicants – completed; however few additional resumes
received;
o Interview with Steve Marroni cancelled and rescheduled for 1/12/19;
o DW indicated a big Dispatch employment ad drive is scheduled for MLK day. If the pending
interviews do not produce a candidate, we agreed we will advertise in this promotion. The
current ad needs updated to try to attract more candidates. Also, we asked DW to ask temp
services to look for us;
• Alerted DW about office logistics (seating, phones, IT) to accommodate all temps. DW okayed AR
to work directly with KW. AR and Lex will share LW’s office. AR’s phone will be forwarded to LWs
phone so there will be no direct costs associated with moving.
 
 

Barbara Witt 
Assistant Director for Project Services 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416 

Telephone: 614‐728‐8923 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 

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e‐mail:  bwitt@culture.ohio.gov 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov 

The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio 
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional 
sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your 
cultural facility project. 

 
 

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Kathy Fox
From: Barbara Witt
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2010 11:46 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: RE: NURFC (see notes)

Kathy, 
I’ve updated the pasr. If you want, I can send a copy to you within an email. Otherwise we can talk at 1:30. Thanks. 

Barbara Witt 
Assistant Director for Project Services 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416 

Telephone: 614‐728‐8923 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  bwitt@culture.ohio.gov 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov 

The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio 
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional 
sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your 
cultural facility project. 

 
 
-----Original Appointment-----
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2010 11:30 AM
To: Kathy Fox; Barbara Witt
Subject: NURFC (see notes)
When: Friday, January 08, 2010 1:30 PM-2:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).
Where: BW ofc
 
 
I do not know the time of your dentist appointment.  If you have questions for me regarding NURFC, I need to know 
what they are.  Via email is fine, as I will be leaving shortly for a meeting. 
 
If you are prepared to discuss the PS group’s analysis and recommendations for NURFC we can do so at 1:30 today.  If 
this time does not work for you and your dentist appointment, you can write up the NURFC recommendation and email 
it to me before you leave, along with your report for the week. 

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Kathy Fox
From: Barbara Witt
To: Kathy Fox
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2010 11:37 AM
Subject: Read: NURFC (see notes)

Your message 
 
      To:  Barbara Witt 
      Subject:  NURFC (see notes) 
      Sent:  1/8/2010 11:30 AM 
 
was read on 1/8/2010 11:37 AM. 
 

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Kathy Fox
From: System Administrator
To: Barbara Witt
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2010 11:30 AM
Subject: Delivered: NURFC (see notes)

Your message 
 
      To:  Barbara Witt 
      Subject:  NURFC (see notes) 
      Sent:  1/8/2010 11:30 AM 
 
was delivered to the following recipient(s): 
 
      Barbara Witt on 1/8/2010 11:30 AM 

414
Kathy Fox
Subject: NURFC (see notes)
Location: BW ofc

Start: Fri 1/8/2010 1:30 PM


End: Fri 1/8/2010 2:00 PM

Recurrence: (none)

Meeting Status: Meeting organizer

Organizer: Kathy Fox


Required Attendees: Barbara Witt

I do not know the time of your dentist appointment.  If you have questions for me regarding NURFC, I need to know 
what they are.  Via email is fine, as I will be leaving shortly for a meeting. 
 
If you are prepared to discuss the PS group’s analysis and recommendations for NURFC we can do so at 1:30 today.  If 
this time does not work for you and your dentist appointment, you can write up the NURFC recommendation and email 
it to me before you leave, along with your report for the week. 

415
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Friday, January 08, 2010 8:36 AM
To: Barbara Witt
Subject: Re: NURFC resolution

We are meeting at 9

On Jan 8, 2010, at 6:48 AM, "Barbara Witt" <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov> wrote:

Tony,

Please set up a time to work with Kathy to complete the NURFC resolution.

When we originally started assessment of this project, we approached it as a project approval. 
In anticipation, LeeAnne used a project approval resolution and then Kathy made modifications 
to this resolution.

It has changed to an MOU. The current resolution does not reflect this.

At this point I am not sure if it is easier to modify the existing resolution or start with the MOU 
template and add the data from the original resolution. Please come by and we’ll discuss.

Kathy,

Let me know if you have time to complete this. If not, I will make other arrangements.

Thanks,

BW

Barbara Witt 
Assistant Director for Project Services 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416

Telephone: 614‐728‐8923 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  bwitt@culture.ohio.gov
website: www.culture.ohio.gov

The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by 
the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly 
owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or 
to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.

416
Kathy Fox
Subject: Discuss status of PASRs
Location: kf conf room

Start: Fri 1/8/2010 9:00 AM


End: Fri 1/8/2010 9:30 AM

Recurrence: (none)

Meeting Status: Meeting organizer

Organizer: Kathy Fox


Required Attendees: Barbara Witt

You will want to review my comments on the pasrs and resolutions, especially NURFC and Cozad Bates 
Thanks, 

417
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2010 8:34 PM
To: Barbara Witt; Amy Rice; Tony Capaci
Subject: PASRs

Tracking:
Tracking Recipient Delivery Read
Barbara Witt Delivered: 1/7/2010 8:34 PM Read: 1/8/2010 6:14 AM
Amy Rice Delivered: 1/7/2010 8:34 PM Read: 1/8/2010 7:05 AM
Tony Capaci Delivered: 1/7/2010 8:34 PM Read: 1/8/2010 9:43 AM

I have reviewed all four PASRs and commented. 
 
I am confused about the status of Cozad Bates.  I thought the PASR was being updated with info from the new financials, 
but I did not see that in the PASR.  Therefore, I did not review the other info affiliated with that project.  Please advise. 
 
I am confused about the status of NURFC.  It is not at all clear from the documents what is being proposed.  Let’s discuss.
 
Thanks, 
Kathy 
 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 

418
Kathy Fox
From: Donald Murphy [donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 9:06 AM
To: Kathy Fox; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: NHamilton@nurfc.org
Subject: Re: legislation

Kathy
I believe I responded, but in case I didn't, just to confirm, you can call me at 4PM at 513
333-7530.

From: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>


To: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Sent: Mon, December 7, 2009 10:26:12 AM
Subject: RE: legislation

Don,
I will call you at 4 PM on Wednesday, December 9, 2009.  What number would be best?
 
Thanks, 
Kathy
 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org [mailto:DMurphy@nurfc.org]
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 8:55 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Barbara Witt; Donald Murphy; Benjamin or Krista Reece; Ken Robinson;
Tony Capaci
Subject: RE: legislation

Kathy
Anytime 4PM or after this week except for Thursday and next week except for Monday.

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
428
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 407-2934
Fax: 513 333-7712

"Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov> To "Donald Murphy" <donmurphy10850@yahoo.com>, "Tony Capaci"


<tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>, <DMurphy@nurfc.org>
12/06/09 10:59 AM cc "Barbara Witt" <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>, <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>,
<BReece@nurfc.org>, "Benjamin or Krista Reece" <reecebnk@insightbb.com>, "Ken
Robinson" <robinson.kb.1@pg.com>
Subject RE: legislation

Thanks Don.  We should discuss the timing for requesting action on the state appropriation.  Please let me know when it would be 
convenient for you to speak by telephone in the 10 days.
 
Thanks, 
Kathy
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital
improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums,
historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the
Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: Donald Murphy [mailto:donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Saturday, December 05, 2009 8:28 AM
To: Kathy Fox; Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece; Ken Robinson
Subject: Re: legislation
 
Kathy
Here is the draft we are working with. There is a separate section that has been added on appropriations
that would provide $5 million for the operations of the Freedom Center in each of the next five years. I
am not in my office and I don't have access to that section. But this is the current draft that Mr. Conyers'
office is proposing to introduce.

From: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>


To: Donald Murphy <donmurphy10850@yahoo.com>; Tony Capaci <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece
<reecebnk@insightbb.com>; Ken Robinson <robinson.kb.1@pg.com>
Sent: Fri, December 4, 2009 4:10:40 PM
Subject: RE: legislation
Don,
Thanks for your response.  It would be helpful to us in our efforts to assist you if you could share the draft legislation.  Otherwise, 
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our efforts to review and understand the potential new arrangements will be delayed and our ability to provide assistance will be 
limited.  Please let me know your decision about sharing the draft legislation so we can plan when and at what level to assign our 
staff efforts toward your project.
 
Thanks, 
Kathy
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital
improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums,
historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the
Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: Donald Murphy [mailto:donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, December 04, 2009 9:19 AM
To: Kathy Fox; Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece; Ken Robinson
Subject: Re: legislation
 
Kathy
I understand you are requesting a copy of the federalization legislation. The legislation still remains in
draft, though it is out of legislative counsel now. It is being amended as a result of some jurisdictional
issues that have now been resolved. However, this will cause a significant delay in the introduction of the
legislation, which may not happen until well into the next session of congress. I won't bore you with the
details, but this is typical of the legislative process. We had hoped to have the legislation introduced
before congress left for recess and at one time we were told we could get it passed before the end of the
year. Of course this is very disappointing for us in terms of the timing, but we are at the mercy of the
congress and their schedule as well as addressing some concerns raised by the natural resources
committee, which has jurisdiction.

Ben continues to work with Tony to provide the information that he requests, however I don't think we
can count on federalization happening before the February commission meeting. Please let me know if
you would like to discuss this in more detail. I am available throughout this month.

Don Murphy

From: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>


To: Donald Murphy <donmurphy10850@yahoo.com>; Tony Capaci <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece
<reecebnk@insightbb.com>
Sent: Sun, November 29, 2009 3:12:33 PM
Subject: RE: legislation
Don,
Thank you for the heads up on the situation.  I look forward to hearing more after your meetings in D..C.
 
I will confer with our staff about the timing of your request for Cultural Facilities Commission action; however, please keep in mind 
that the amount of time that has lapsed since we were promised information from the Freedom Center may make it impossible for 
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your project to be considered at the Commission’s next quarterly meeting.  It is unclear why the financial information requested has 
not been provided since it would seem that this would be unrelated to the federal legislation, so we appreciate your help in this 
regard.  Our ability to assist you is dependent upon your staff providing timely, complete information.  
 
Thanks,
Kathy
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital
improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums,
historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the
Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: Donald Murphy [mailto:donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 2:55 PM
To: Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox; Barbara Witt; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece
Subject: Re: legislation
 
Tony
I think it is best that we postpone the meeting for tomorrow, Nov. 30 at 1030. Our legislation has been
delayed because of the other priorities in DC. However, I must also travel to DC for meetings on the
proposed legislation. I am sorry for the short notice, but I was just informed by our representatives in DC
that they were able to schedule meetings for me this week. I will have Ben Reece phone to you
reschedule and to make sure he provides you with the information that you have requested.

Don Murphy

From: Tony Capaci <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>


To: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>; Barbara Witt <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local
Sent: Mon, October 26, 2009 5:01:56 PM
Subject: legislation
 
Don,
Please let us know the status of the documentation regarding the introduction of the legislation.  I believe Kathy mentioned she was 
expecting it today.  Since Gary is retired, whose attention should I send the checklist for items to be submitted in order to be 
considered for the February meeting?  For example, although Ben forwarded to me a copy of the last audit I also need a year to date 
financial.  At some point early in the process  I would like to discuss with you the possibility of using the appropriation to reimburse 
for those construction costs paid for with bond money, the same  as we did with the last appropriation.
Thanks,
Tony 
Tony Capaci
Project Manager
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416
Telephone: 614-728-6924
Fax: 614-752-2775

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e-mail: tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov
website: www.culture.ohio.gov
The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General
Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You
are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.

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Kathy Fox
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 11:14 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: nhamilton@nurfc.org
Subject: RE: legislation

The best number is 513 333-7530.

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 407-2934
Fax: 513 333-7712

"Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov> To <DMurphy@nurfc.org>


cc
12/07/09 10:30 AM Subject RE: legislation

Don,
I will call you at 4 PM on Wednesday, December 9, 2009.  What number would be best?
 
Thanks, 
Kathy
 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital
improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums,
historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the
Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org [mailto:DMurphy@nurfc.org]
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 8:55 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Barbara Witt; Donald Murphy; Benjamin or Krista Reece; Ken Robinson;
Tony Capaci
Subject: RE: legislation

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Kathy
Anytime 4PM or after this week except for Thursday and next week except for Monday.

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 407-2934
Fax: 513 333-7712
"Kathy Fox"
<KFox@culture.ohio.gov>
To "Donald Murphy" <donmurphy10850@yahoo.com>, "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>, <DMurphy@nurfc.org>

12/06/09 10:59 AM cc "Barbara Witt" <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>, <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>, <BReece@nurfc.org>, "Benjamin or Krista Reece"
<reecebnk@insightbb.com>, "Ken Robinson" <robinson.kb.1@pg.com>
Subject RE: legislation

 
Thanks Don.  We should discuss the timing for requesting action on the state appropriation.  Please let me know when it would be 
convenient for you to speak by telephone in the 10 days.  
 
Thanks, 
Kathy  

Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA


Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital
improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums,
historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the
Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.  

From: Donald Murphy [mailto:donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]


Sent: Saturday, December 05, 2009 8:28 AM
To: Kathy Fox; Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece; Ken Robinson
Subject: Re: legislation  

Kathy
Here is the draft we are working with. There is a separate section that has been added on appropriations
that would provide $5 million for the operations of the Freedom Center in each of the next five years. I

438
am not in my office and I don't have access to that section. But this is the current draft that Mr. Conyers'
office is proposing to introduce.

From: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>


To: Donald Murphy <donmurphy10850@yahoo.com>; Tony Capaci <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece
<reecebnk@insightbb.com>; Ken Robinson <robinson.kb.1@pg.com>
Sent: Fri, December 4, 2009 4:10:40 PM
Subject: RE: legislation  
Don,  
Thanks for your response.  It would be helpful to us in our efforts to assist you if you could share the draft legislation.  Otherwise, 
our efforts to review and understand the potential new arrangements will be delayed and our ability to provide assistance will be 
limited.  Please let me know your decision about sharing the draft legislation so we can plan when and at what level to assign our 
staff efforts toward your project.  
 
Thanks, 
Kathy  

Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA


Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital
improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums,
historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the
Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.  

From: Donald Murphy [mailto:donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]


Sent: Friday, December 04, 2009 9:19 AM
To: Kathy Fox; Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece; Ken Robinson
Subject: Re: legislation  

Kathy
I understand you are requesting a copy of the federalization legislation. The legislation still remains in
draft, though it is out of legislative counsel now. It is being amended as a result of some jurisdictional
issues that have now been resolved. However, this will cause a significant delay in the introduction of the
legislation, which may not happen until well into the next session of congress. I won't bore you with the
details, but this is typical of the legislative process. We had hoped to have the legislation introduced
before congress left for recess and at one time we were told we could get it passed before the end of the
year. Of course this is very disappointing for us in terms of the timing, but we are at the mercy of the
congress and their schedule as well as addressing some concerns raised by the natural resources
committee, which has jurisdiction.

Ben continues to work with Tony to provide the information that he requests, however I don't think we
439
can count on federalization happening before the February commission meeting. Please let me know if
you would like to discuss this in more detail. I am available throughout this month.

Don Murphy

From: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>


To: Donald Murphy <donmurphy10850@yahoo.com>; Tony Capaci <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece
<reecebnk@insightbb.com>
Sent: Sun, November 29, 2009 3:12:33 PM
Subject: RE: legislation  
Don,  
Thank you for the heads up on the situation.  I look forward to hearing more after your meetings in D..C.  
 
I will confer with our staff about the timing of your request for Cultural Facilities Commission action; however, please keep in mind 
that the amount of time that has lapsed since we were promised information from the Freedom Center may make it impossible for 
your project to be considered at the Commission’s next quarterly meeting.  It is unclear why the financial information requested has 
not been provided since it would seem that this would be unrelated to the federal legislation, so we appreciate your help in this 
regard.  Our ability to assist you is dependent upon your staff providing timely, complete information.    
 
Thanks,  
Kathy  

Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA


Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital
improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums,
historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the
Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.  

From: Donald Murphy [mailto:donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]


Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 2:55 PM
To: Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox; Barbara Witt; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece
Subject: Re: legislation  

Tony
I think it is best that we postpone the meeting for tomorrow, Nov. 30 at 1030. Our legislation has been
delayed because of the other priorities in DC. However, I must also travel to DC for meetings on the
proposed legislation. I am sorry for the short notice, but I was just informed by our representatives in DC
that they were able to schedule meetings for me this week. I will have Ben Reece phone to you
reschedule and to make sure he provides you with the information that you have requested.

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Don Murphy

From: Tony Capaci <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>


To: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>; Barbara Witt <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local
Sent: Mon, October 26, 2009 5:01:56 PM
Subject: legislation  
 
Don,  
Please let us know the status of the documentation regarding the introduction of the legislation.  I believe Kathy mentioned she was 
expecting it today.  Since Gary is retired, whose attention should I send the checklist for items to be submitted in order to be 
considered for the February meeting?  For example, although Ben forwarded to me a copy of the last audit I also need a year to date 
financial.  At some point early in the process  I would like to discuss with you the possibility of using the appropriation to reimburse 
for those construction costs paid for with bond money, the same  as we did with the last appropriation.  
Thanks,  
Tony 
Tony Capaci
Project Manager
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416
Telephone: 614-728-6924
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov
website: www.culture.ohio.gov
The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General
Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You
are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.

441
Kathy Fox
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 11:13 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: RE: legislation

Return Receipt 
                                                                            
   Your       RE: legislation                                               
   document:                                                                
                                                                            
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   received                                                                 
   by:                                                                      
                                                                            
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Kathy Fox
From: Administrator
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 10:26 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Relay)
Attachments: ATT07468.txt; RE: legislation

This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. 
 
Your message has been successfully relayed to the following recipients, but the requested 
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Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 10:26 AM
To: 'DMurphy@nurfc.org'
Subject: RE: legislation

Don, 
I will call you at 4 PM on Wednesday, December 9, 2009.  What number would be best? 
 
Thanks, 
Kathy 
 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org [mailto:DMurphy@nurfc.org]
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 8:55 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Barbara Witt; Donald Murphy; Benjamin or Krista Reece; Ken Robinson;
Tony Capaci
Subject: RE: legislation

Kathy
Anytime 4PM or after this week except for Thursday and next week except for Monday.

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 407-2934
Fax: 513 333-7712

"Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov> To "Donald Murphy" <donmurphy10850@yahoo.com>, "Tony Capaci"


<tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>, <DMurphy@nurfc.org>
12/06/09 10:59 AM cc "Barbara Witt" <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>, <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>,
<BReece@nurfc.org>, "Benjamin or Krista Reece" <reecebnk@insightbb.com>, "Ken
Robinson" <robinson.kb.1@pg.com>
Subject RE: legislation

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Thanks Don.  We should discuss the timing for requesting action on the state appropriation.  Please let me know when it would be 
convenient for you to speak by telephone in the 10 days.
 
Thanks, 
Kathy
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital
improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums,
historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the
Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: Donald Murphy [mailto:donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Saturday, December 05, 2009 8:28 AM
To: Kathy Fox; Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece; Ken Robinson
Subject: Re: legislation
 
Kathy
Here is the draft we are working with. There is a separate section that has been added on appropriations
that would provide $5 million for the operations of the Freedom Center in each of the next five years. I
am not in my office and I don't have access to that section. But this is the current draft that Mr. Conyers'
office is proposing to introduce.

From: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>


To: Donald Murphy <donmurphy10850@yahoo.com>; Tony Capaci <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece
<reecebnk@insightbb.com>; Ken Robinson <robinson.kb.1@pg.com>
Sent: Fri, December 4, 2009 4:10:40 PM
Subject: RE: legislation
Don,
Thanks for your response.  It would be helpful to us in our efforts to assist you if you could share the draft legislation.  Otherwise, 
our efforts to review and understand the potential new arrangements will be delayed and our ability to provide assistance will be 
limited.  Please let me know your decision about sharing the draft legislation so we can plan when and at what level to assign our 
staff efforts toward your project.
 
Thanks, 
Kathy
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Vox: 614.752.2770
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Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital
improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums,
historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the
Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: Donald Murphy [mailto:donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, December 04, 2009 9:19 AM
To: Kathy Fox; Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece; Ken Robinson
Subject: Re: legislation
 
Kathy
I understand you are requesting a copy of the federalization legislation. The legislation still remains in
draft, though it is out of legislative counsel now. It is being amended as a result of some jurisdictional
issues that have now been resolved. However, this will cause a significant delay in the introduction of the
legislation, which may not happen until well into the next session of congress. I won't bore you with the
details, but this is typical of the legislative process. We had hoped to have the legislation introduced
before congress left for recess and at one time we were told we could get it passed before the end of the
year. Of course this is very disappointing for us in terms of the timing, but we are at the mercy of the
congress and their schedule as well as addressing some concerns raised by the natural resources
committee, which has jurisdiction.

Ben continues to work with Tony to provide the information that he requests, however I don't think we
can count on federalization happening before the February commission meeting. Please let me know if
you would like to discuss this in more detail. I am available throughout this month.

Don Murphy

From: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>


To: Donald Murphy <donmurphy10850@yahoo.com>; Tony Capaci <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece
<reecebnk@insightbb.com>
Sent: Sun, November 29, 2009 3:12:33 PM
Subject: RE: legislation
Don,
Thank you for the heads up on the situation.  I look forward to hearing more after your meetings in D..C.
 
I will confer with our staff about the timing of your request for Cultural Facilities Commission action; however, please keep in mind 
that the amount of time that has lapsed since we were promised information from the Freedom Center may make it impossible for 
your project to be considered at the Commission’s next quarterly meeting.  It is unclear why the financial information requested has 
not been provided since it would seem that this would be unrelated to the federal legislation, so we appreciate your help in this 
regard.  Our ability to assist you is dependent upon your staff providing timely, complete information.  
 
Thanks,
Kathy
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Vox: 614.752.2770

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Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital
improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums,
historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the
Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: Donald Murphy [mailto:donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 2:55 PM
To: Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox; Barbara Witt; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece
Subject: Re: legislation
 
Tony
I think it is best that we postpone the meeting for tomorrow, Nov. 30 at 1030. Our legislation has been
delayed because of the other priorities in DC. However, I must also travel to DC for meetings on the
proposed legislation. I am sorry for the short notice, but I was just informed by our representatives in DC
that they were able to schedule meetings for me this week. I will have Ben Reece phone to you
reschedule and to make sure he provides you with the information that you have requested.

Don Murphy

From: Tony Capaci <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>


To: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>; Barbara Witt <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local
Sent: Mon, October 26, 2009 5:01:56 PM
Subject: legislation
 
Don,
Please let us know the status of the documentation regarding the introduction of the legislation.  I believe Kathy mentioned she was 
expecting it today.  Since Gary is retired, whose attention should I send the checklist for items to be submitted in order to be 
considered for the February meeting?  For example, although Ben forwarded to me a copy of the last audit I also need a year to date 
financial.  At some point early in the process  I would like to discuss with you the possibility of using the appropriation to reimburse 
for those construction costs paid for with bond money, the same  as we did with the last appropriation.
Thanks,
Tony 
Tony Capaci
Project Manager
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416
Telephone: 614-728-6924
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov
website: www.culture.ohio.gov
The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General
Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You
are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.

447
Kathy Fox
From: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 8:55 AM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Barbara Witt; Donald Murphy; Benjamin or
Krista Reece; Ken Robinson; Tony Capaci
Subject: RE: legislation

Kathy
Anytime 4PM or after this week except for Thursday and next week except for Monday.

Don Murphy, CEO


The Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
513 333-7530
Cell: 513 407-2934
Fax: 513 333-7712

"Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov> To "Donald Murphy" <donmurphy10850@yahoo.com>, "Tony Capaci"


<tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>, <DMurphy@nurfc.org>
12/06/09 10:59 AM cc "Barbara Witt" <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>, <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>,
<BReece@nurfc.org>, "Benjamin or Krista Reece" <reecebnk@insightbb.com>, "Ken
Robinson" <robinson.kb.1@pg.com>
Subject RE: legislation

Thanks Don.  We should discuss the timing for requesting action on the state appropriation.  Please let me know when it would be 
convenient for you to speak by telephone in the 10 days.
 
Thanks, 
Kathy
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital
improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums,
historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the
Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: Donald Murphy [mailto:donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Saturday, December 05, 2009 8:28 AM
To: Kathy Fox; Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece; Ken Robinson
448
Subject: Re: legislation
 
Kathy
Here is the draft we are working with. There is a separate section that has been added on appropriations
that would provide $5 million for the operations of the Freedom Center in each of the next five years. I
am not in my office and I don't have access to that section. But this is the current draft that Mr. Conyers'
office is proposing to introduce.

From: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>


To: Donald Murphy <donmurphy10850@yahoo.com>; Tony Capaci <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece
<reecebnk@insightbb.com>; Ken Robinson <robinson.kb.1@pg.com>
Sent: Fri, December 4, 2009 4:10:40 PM
Subject: RE: legislation
Don,
Thanks for your response.  It would be helpful to us in our efforts to assist you if you could share the draft legislation.  Otherwise, 
our efforts to review and understand the potential new arrangements will be delayed and our ability to provide assistance will be 
limited.  Please let me know your decision about sharing the draft legislation so we can plan when and at what level to assign our 
staff efforts toward your project.
 
Thanks, 
Kathy
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital
improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums,
historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the
Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: Donald Murphy [mailto:donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, December 04, 2009 9:19 AM
To: Kathy Fox; Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece; Ken Robinson
Subject: Re: legislation
 
Kathy
I understand you are requesting a copy of the federalization legislation. The legislation still remains in
draft, though it is out of legislative counsel now. It is being amended as a result of some jurisdictional
issues that have now been resolved. However, this will cause a significant delay in the introduction of the
legislation, which may not happen until well into the next session of congress. I won't bore you with the
details, but this is typical of the legislative process. We had hoped to have the legislation introduced
before congress left for recess and at one time we were told we could get it passed before the end of the
year. Of course this is very disappointing for us in terms of the timing, but we are at the mercy of the
congress and their schedule as well as addressing some concerns raised by the natural resources
committee, which has jurisdiction.

Ben continues to work with Tony to provide the information that he requests, however I don't think we
449
can count on federalization happening before the February commission meeting. Please let me know if
you would like to discuss this in more detail. I am available throughout this month.

Don Murphy

From: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>


To: Donald Murphy <donmurphy10850@yahoo.com>; Tony Capaci <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece
<reecebnk@insightbb.com>
Sent: Sun, November 29, 2009 3:12:33 PM
Subject: RE: legislation
Don,
Thank you for the heads up on the situation.  I look forward to hearing more after your meetings in D..C.
 
I will confer with our staff about the timing of your request for Cultural Facilities Commission action; however, please keep in mind 
that the amount of time that has lapsed since we were promised information from the Freedom Center may make it impossible for 
your project to be considered at the Commission’s next quarterly meeting.  It is unclear why the financial information requested has 
not been provided since it would seem that this would be unrelated to the federal legislation, so we appreciate your help in this 
regard.  Our ability to assist you is dependent upon your staff providing timely, complete information.  
 
Thanks,
Kathy
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital
improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums,
historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the
Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: Donald Murphy [mailto:donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 2:55 PM
To: Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox; Barbara Witt; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece
Subject: Re: legislation
 
Tony
I think it is best that we postpone the meeting for tomorrow, Nov. 30 at 1030. Our legislation has been
delayed because of the other priorities in DC. However, I must also travel to DC for meetings on the
proposed legislation. I am sorry for the short notice, but I was just informed by our representatives in DC
that they were able to schedule meetings for me this week. I will have Ben Reece phone to you
reschedule and to make sure he provides you with the information that you have requested.

Don Murphy

450
From: Tony Capaci <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>
To: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>; Barbara Witt <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local
Sent: Mon, October 26, 2009 5:01:56 PM
Subject: legislation
 
Don,
Please let us know the status of the documentation regarding the introduction of the legislation.  I believe Kathy mentioned she was 
expecting it today.  Since Gary is retired, whose attention should I send the checklist for items to be submitted in order to be 
considered for the February meeting?  For example, although Ben forwarded to me a copy of the last audit I also need a year to date 
financial.  At some point early in the process  I would like to discuss with you the possibility of using the appropriation to reimburse 
for those construction costs paid for with bond money, the same  as we did with the last appropriation.
Thanks,
Tony 
Tony Capaci
Project Manager
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416
Telephone: 614-728-6924
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov
website: www.culture.ohio.gov
The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General
Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You
are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.

451
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Sunday, December 06, 2009 10:55 AM
To: 'Donald Murphy'; Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece; Ken
Robinson
Subject: RE: legislation

Tracking:
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DMurphy@nurfc.org
Barbara Witt Delivered: 12/6/2009 10:55 AM Read: 12/6/2009 6:34 PM
594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local
BReece@nurfc.org
Benjamin or Krista Reece
Ken Robinson

Thanks Don.  We should discuss the timing for requesting action on the state appropriation.  Please let me know when it 
would be convenient for you to speak by telephone in the 10 days. 
 
Thanks, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: Donald Murphy [mailto:donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Saturday, December 05, 2009 8:28 AM
To: Kathy Fox; Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece; Ken Robinson
Subject: Re: legislation
 
Kathy
Here is the draft we are working with. There is a separate section that has been added on
appropriations that would provide $5 million for the operations of the Freedom Center in each of
the next five years. I am not in my office and I don't have access to that section. But this is the
current draft that Mr. Conyers' office is proposing to introduce.

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From: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>
To: Donald Murphy <donmurphy10850@yahoo.com>; Tony Capaci <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece
<reecebnk@insightbb.com>; Ken Robinson <robinson.kb.1@pg.com>
Sent: Fri, December 4, 2009 4:10:40 PM
Subject: RE: legislation

Don, 
Thanks for your response.  It would be helpful to us in our efforts to assist you if you could share the draft legislation.  
Otherwise, our efforts to review and understand the potential new arrangements will be delayed and our ability to 
provide assistance will be limited.  Please let me know your decision about sharing the draft legislation so we can plan 
when and at what level to assign our staff efforts toward your project. 
  
Thanks, 
Kathy 
  
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA 
Executive Director 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200 
Columbus, OH 43215-3416 
 
Vox: 614.752.2770 
Fax: 614-752-2775 
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov 
kfox@post.harvard.edu  
 
visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov 
 
Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project. 
  
From: Donald Murphy [mailto:donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, December 04, 2009 9:19 AM
To: Kathy Fox; Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece; Ken Robinson
Subject: Re: legislation 
  
Kathy
I understand you are requesting a copy of the federalization legislation. The legislation still
remains in draft, though it is out of legislative counsel now. It is being amended as a result of
some jurisdictional issues that have now been resolved. However, this will cause a significant
delay in the introduction of the legislation, which may not happen until well into the next session
of congress. I won't bore you with the details, but this is typical of the legislative process. We
had hoped to have the legislation introduced before congress left for recess and at one time we
were told we could get it passed before the end of the year. Of course this is very disappointing
for us in terms of the timing, but we are at the mercy of the congress and their schedule as well
as addressing some concerns raised by the natural resources committee, which has jurisdiction.

Ben continues to work with Tony to provide the information that he requests, however I don't
think we can count on federalization happening before the February commission meeting.
Please let me know if you would like to discuss this in more detail. I am available throughout
this month.

Don Murphy 
 

467
From: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>
To: Donald Murphy <donmurphy10850@yahoo.com>; Tony Capaci <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece
<reecebnk@insightbb.com>
Sent: Sun, November 29, 2009 3:12:33 PM
Subject: RE: legislation 

Don, 
Thank you for the heads up on the situation.  I look forward to hearing more after your meetings in D..C. 
  
I will confer with our staff about the timing of your request for Cultural Facilities Commission action; however, please 
keep in mind that the amount of time that has lapsed since we were promised information from the Freedom Center 
may make it impossible for your project to be considered at the Commission’s next quarterly meeting.  It is unclear why 
the financial information requested has not been provided since it would seem that this would be unrelated to the 
federal legislation, so we appreciate your help in this regard.  Our ability to assist you is dependent upon your staff 
providing timely, complete information.   
  
Thanks, 
Kathy 
  
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA 
Executive Director 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200 
Columbus, OH 43215-3416 
 
Vox: 614.752.2770 
Fax: 614-752-2775 
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov 
kfox@post.harvard.edu  
 
visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov 
 
Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project. 
  
From: Donald Murphy [mailto:donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 2:55 PM
To: Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox; Barbara Witt; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece
Subject: Re: legislation 
  
Tony
I think it is best that we postpone the meeting for tomorrow, Nov. 30 at 1030. Our legislation
has been delayed because of the other priorities in DC. However, I must also travel to DC for
meetings on the proposed legislation. I am sorry for the short notice, but I was just informed by
our representatives in DC that they were able to schedule meetings for me this week. I will
have Ben Reece phone to you reschedule and to make sure he provides you with the information
that you have requested.

Don Murphy 

From: Tony Capaci <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>


To: DMurphy@nurfc.org
468
Cc: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>; Barbara Witt <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local
Sent: Mon, October 26, 2009 5:01:56 PM
Subject: legislation 

  
Don, 
Please let us know the status of the documentation regarding the introduction of the legislation.  I believe Kathy 
mentioned she was expecting it today.  Since Gary is retired, whose attention should I send the checklist for items to be 
submitted in order to be considered for the February meeting?  For example, although Ben forwarded to me a copy of 
the last audit I also need a year to date financial.  At some point early in the process  I would like to discuss with you the 
possibility of using the appropriation to reimburse for those construction costs paid for with bond money, the same  as 
we did with the last appropriation. 
Thanks, 
Tony  
Tony Capaci
Project Manager
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416 
Telephone: 614-728-6924
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov
website: www.culture.ohio.gov 
The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional
sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your
cultural facility project. 
 
 

469
Kathy Fox
From: Donald Murphy [donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Saturday, December 05, 2009 8:28 AM
To: Kathy Fox; Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece; Ken
Robinson
Subject: Re: legislation
Attachments: EmancipationDiscussionbill.pdf

Follow Up Flag: Follow up


Flag Status: Flagged

Kathy
Here is the draft we are working with. There is a separate section that has been added on
appropriations that would provide $5 million for the operations of the Freedom Center in each of
the next five years. I am not in my office and I don't have access to that section. But this is the
current draft that Mr. Conyers' office is proposing to introduce.

From: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>


To: Donald Murphy <donmurphy10850@yahoo.com>; Tony Capaci <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece
<reecebnk@insightbb.com>; Ken Robinson <robinson.kb.1@pg.com>
Sent: Fri, December 4, 2009 4:10:40 PM
Subject: RE: legislation

Don, 
Thanks for your response.  It would be helpful to us in our efforts to assist you if you could share the draft legislation.  
Otherwise, our efforts to review and understand the potential new arrangements will be delayed and our ability to 
provide assistance will be limited.  Please let me know your decision about sharing the draft legislation so we can plan 
when and at what level to assign our staff efforts toward your project. 
  
Thanks, 
Kathy 
  
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA 
Executive Director 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200 
Columbus, OH 43215-3416 
 
Vox: 614.752.2770 
Fax: 614-752-2775 
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov 
kfox@post.harvard.edu  
 
visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov 
 
Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project. 
  
From: Donald Murphy [mailto:donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, December 04, 2009 9:19 AM
To: Kathy Fox; Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org

470
Cc: Barbara Witt; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece; Ken Robinson
Subject: Re: legislation 
  
Kathy
I understand you are requesting a copy of the federalization legislation. The legislation still
remains in draft, though it is out of legislative counsel now. It is being amended as a result of
some jurisdictional issues that have now been resolved. However, this will cause a significant
delay in the introduction of the legislation, which may not happen until well into the next session
of congress. I won't bore you with the details, but this is typical of the legislative process. We
had hoped to have the legislation introduced before congress left for recess and at one time we
were told we could get it passed before the end of the year. Of course this is very disappointing
for us in terms of the timing, but we are at the mercy of the congress and their schedule as well
as addressing some concerns raised by the natural resources committee, which has jurisdiction.

Ben continues to work with Tony to provide the information that he requests, however I don't
think we can count on federalization happening before the February commission meeting.
Please let me know if you would like to discuss this in more detail. I am available throughout
this month.

Don Murphy 
 

From: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>


To: Donald Murphy <donmurphy10850@yahoo.com>; Tony Capaci <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece
<reecebnk@insightbb.com>
Sent: Sun, November 29, 2009 3:12:33 PM
Subject: RE: legislation 

Don, 
Thank you for the heads up on the situation.  I look forward to hearing more after your meetings in D..C. 
  
I will confer with our staff about the timing of your request for Cultural Facilities Commission action; however, please 
keep in mind that the amount of time that has lapsed since we were promised information from the Freedom Center 
may make it impossible for your project to be considered at the Commission’s next quarterly meeting.  It is unclear why 
the financial information requested has not been provided since it would seem that this would be unrelated to the 
federal legislation, so we appreciate your help in this regard.  Our ability to assist you is dependent upon your staff 
providing timely, complete information.   
  
Thanks, 
Kathy 
  
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA 
Executive Director 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200 
Columbus, OH 43215-3416 
 
Vox: 614.752.2770 
Fax: 614-752-2775 
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov 
kfox@post.harvard.edu  
 
visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov 
 
Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit

471
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project. 
  
From: Donald Murphy [mailto:donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 2:55 PM
To: Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox; Barbara Witt; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece
Subject: Re: legislation 
  
Tony
I think it is best that we postpone the meeting for tomorrow, Nov. 30 at 1030. Our legislation
has been delayed because of the other priorities in DC. However, I must also travel to DC for
meetings on the proposed legislation. I am sorry for the short notice, but I was just informed by
our representatives in DC that they were able to schedule meetings for me this week. I will
have Ben Reece phone to you reschedule and to make sure he provides you with the information
that you have requested.

Don Murphy 

From: Tony Capaci <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>


To: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>; Barbara Witt <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local
Sent: Mon, October 26, 2009 5:01:56 PM
Subject: legislation 

  
Don, 
Please let us know the status of the documentation regarding the introduction of the legislation.  I believe Kathy 
mentioned she was expecting it today.  Since Gary is retired, whose attention should I send the checklist for items to be 
submitted in order to be considered for the February meeting?  For example, although Ben forwarded to me a copy of 
the last audit I also need a year to date financial.  At some point early in the process  I would like to discuss with you the 
possibility of using the appropriation to reimburse for those construction costs paid for with bond money, the same  as 
we did with the last appropriation. 
Thanks, 
Tony  
Tony Capaci
Project Manager
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416 
Telephone: 614-728-6924
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov
website: www.culture.ohio.gov 
The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional
sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your
cultural facility project. 
 
 

472
Kathy Fox
From: Donald's Yahoo [donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, December 04, 2009 6:27 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Cc: Tony Capaci; <DMurphy@nurfc.org>; Barbara Witt; <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>;
<BReece@nurfc.org>; Benjamin or Krista Reece; Ken Robinson
Subject: Re: legislation

Kathy
I will send it to you tomorrow AM.

Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 4, 2009, at 16:10, "Kathy Fox" <KFox@culture.ohio.gov> wrote:

Don,

Thanks for your response. It would be helpful to us in our efforts to assist you if you could share
the draft legislation. Otherwise, our efforts to review and understand the potential new
arrangements will be delayed and our ability to provide assistance will be limited. Please let me
know your decision about sharing the draft legislation so we can plan when and at what level to
assign our staff efforts toward your project.

Thanks,
Kathy

Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA

Executive Director

Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission

20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200

Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Vox: 614.752.2770

Fax: 614-752-2775

e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov

kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

473
Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities
Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural
facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are
invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist
your cultural facility project.

From: Donald Murphy [mailto:donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]


Sent: Friday, December 04, 2009 9:19 AM
To: Kathy Fox; Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece; Ken Robinson
Subject: Re: legislation

Kathy
I understand you are requesting a copy of the federalization legislation. The
legislation still remains in draft, though it is out of legislative counsel now.
It is being amended as a result of some jurisdictional issues that have now
been resolved. However, this will cause a significant delay in the
introduction of the legislation, which may not happen until well into the next
session of congress. I won't bore you with the details, but this is typical of
the legislative process. We had hoped to have the legislation introduced
before congress left for recess and at one time we were told we could get it
passed before the end of the year. Of course this is very disappointing for
us in terms of the timing, but we are at the mercy of the congress and their
schedule as well as addressing some concerns raised by the natural
resources committee, which has jurisdiction.

Ben continues to work with Tony to provide the information that he


requests, however I don't think we can count on federalization happening
before the February commission meeting. Please let me know if you would
like to discuss this in more detail. I am available throughout this month.

Don Murphy

From: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>


To: Donald Murphy <donmurphy10850@yahoo.com>; Tony Capaci <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>;
DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or
Krista Reece <reecebnk@insightbb.com>
Sent: Sun, November 29, 2009 3:12:33 PM
Subject: RE: legislation

Don,

474
Thank you for the heads up on the situation. I look forward to hearing more after your meetings
in D..C.

I will confer with our staff about the timing of your request for Cultural Facilities Commission
action; however, please keep in mind that the amount of time that has lapsed since we were
promised information from the Freedom Center may make it impossible for your project to be
considered at the Commission’s next quarterly meeting. It is unclear why the financial
information requested has not been provided since it would seem that this would be unrelated to
the federal legislation, so we appreciate your help in this regard. Our ability to assist you is
dependent upon your staff providing timely, complete information.

Thanks,

Kathy

Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA

Executive Director

Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission

20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200

Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Vox: 614.752.2770

Fax: 614-752-2775

e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov

kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities
Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural
facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are
invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist
your cultural facility project.

475
From: Donald Murphy [mailto:donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 2:55 PM
To: Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox; Barbara Witt; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece
Subject: Re: legislation

Tony
I think it is best that we postpone the meeting for tomorrow, Nov. 30 at
1030. Our legislation has been delayed because of the other priorities in
DC. However, I must also travel to DC for meetings on the proposed
legislation. I am sorry for the short notice, but I was just informed by our
representatives in DC that they were able to schedule meetings for me this
week. I will have Ben Reece phone to you reschedule and to make sure he
provides you with the information that you have requested.

Don Murphy

From: Tony Capaci <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>


To: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>; Barbara Witt <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>;
594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local
Sent: Mon, October 26, 2009 5:01:56 PM
Subject: legislation

Don,

Please let us know the status of the documentation regarding the introduction of the legislation. I
believe Kathy mentioned she was expecting it today. Since Gary is retired, whose attention
should I send the checklist for items to be submitted in order to be considered for the February
meeting? For example, although Ben forwarded to me a copy of the last audit I also need a year
to date financial. At some point early in the process I would like to discuss with you the
possibility of using the appropriation to reimburse for those construction costs paid for with bond
money, the same as we did with the last appropriation.

Thanks,

Tony
Tony Capaci
Project Manager
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Telephone: 614-728-6924
Fax: 614-752-2775
476
e-mail: tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov
website: www.culture.ohio.gov

The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds
appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums,
historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for
more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.

477
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Friday, December 04, 2009 4:11 PM
To: 'Donald Murphy'; Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece; Ken
Robinson
Subject: RE: legislation

Tracking:
Tracking Recipient Delivery Read
'Donald Murphy'
Tony Capaci Delivered: 12/4/2009 4:11 PM Read: 12/4/2009 4:24 PM
DMurphy@nurfc.org
Barbara Witt Delivered: 12/4/2009 4:11 PM
594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local
BReece@nurfc.org
Benjamin or Krista Reece
Ken Robinson

Don, 
Thanks for your response.  It would be helpful to us in our efforts to assist you if you could share the draft legislation.  
Otherwise, our efforts to review and understand the potential new arrangements will be delayed and our ability to 
provide assistance will be limited.  Please let me know your decision about sharing the draft legislation so we can plan 
when and at what level to assign our staff efforts toward your project. 
 
Thanks, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: Donald Murphy [mailto:donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, December 04, 2009 9:19 AM
To: Kathy Fox; Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece; Ken Robinson
Subject: Re: legislation
 
Kathy
I understand you are requesting a copy of the federalization legislation. The legislation still
remains in draft, though it is out of legislative counsel now. It is being amended as a result of
some jurisdictional issues that have now been resolved. However, this will cause a significant
delay in the introduction of the legislation, which may not happen until well into the next session
482
of congress. I won't bore you with the details, but this is typical of the legislative process. We
had hoped to have the legislation introduced before congress left for recess and at one time we
were told we could get it passed before the end of the year. Of course this is very disappointing
for us in terms of the timing, but we are at the mercy of the congress and their schedule as well
as addressing some concerns raised by the natural resources committee, which has jurisdiction.

Ben continues to work with Tony to provide the information that he requests, however I don't
think we can count on federalization happening before the February commission meeting.
Please let me know if you would like to discuss this in more detail. I am available throughout
this month.

Don Murphy

From: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>


To: Donald Murphy <donmurphy10850@yahoo.com>; Tony Capaci <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece
<reecebnk@insightbb.com>
Sent: Sun, November 29, 2009 3:12:33 PM
Subject: RE: legislation

Don, 
Thank you for the heads up on the situation.  I look forward to hearing more after your meetings in D..C. 
  
I will confer with our staff about the timing of your request for Cultural Facilities Commission action; however, please 
keep in mind that the amount of time that has lapsed since we were promised information from the Freedom Center 
may make it impossible for your project to be considered at the Commission’s next quarterly meeting.  It is unclear why 
the financial information requested has not been provided since it would seem that this would be unrelated to the 
federal legislation, so we appreciate your help in this regard.  Our ability to assist you is dependent upon your staff 
providing timely, complete information.   
  
Thanks, 
Kathy 
  
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA 
Executive Director 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200 
Columbus, OH 43215-3416 
 
Vox: 614.752.2770 
Fax: 614-752-2775 
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov 
kfox@post.harvard.edu  
 
visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov 
 
Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project. 
  
From: Donald Murphy [mailto:donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 2:55 PM
To: Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox; Barbara Witt; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece
Subject: Re: legislation 
  

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Tony
I think it is best that we postpone the meeting for tomorrow, Nov. 30 at 1030. Our legislation
has been delayed because of the other priorities in DC. However, I must also travel to DC for
meetings on the proposed legislation. I am sorry for the short notice, but I was just informed by
our representatives in DC that they were able to schedule meetings for me this week. I will
have Ben Reece phone to you reschedule and to make sure he provides you with the information
that you have requested.

Don Murphy 

From: Tony Capaci <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>


To: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>; Barbara Witt <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local
Sent: Mon, October 26, 2009 5:01:56 PM
Subject: legislation 

  
Don, 
Please let us know the status of the documentation regarding the introduction of the legislation.  I believe Kathy 
mentioned she was expecting it today.  Since Gary is retired, whose attention should I send the checklist for items to be 
submitted in order to be considered for the February meeting?  For example, although Ben forwarded to me a copy of 
the last audit I also need a year to date financial.  At some point early in the process  I would like to discuss with you the 
possibility of using the appropriation to reimburse for those construction costs paid for with bond money, the same  as 
we did with the last appropriation. 
Thanks, 
Tony  
Tony Capaci
Project Manager
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416 
Telephone: 614-728-6924
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov
website: www.culture.ohio.gov 
The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional
sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your
cultural facility project. 
 

484
Kathy Fox
Subject: Update on NURFC, Antwerp and Marietta
Location: kf conference

Start: Tue 12/8/2009 10:30 AM


End: Tue 12/8/2009 10:45 AM

Recurrence: (none)

Meeting Status: Accepted

Organizer: Barbara Witt

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Kathy Fox
From: Donald Murphy [donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, December 04, 2009 9:19 AM
To: Kathy Fox; Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece; Ken
Robinson
Subject: Re: legislation

Kathy
I understand you are requesting a copy of the federalization legislation. The legislation still
remains in draft, though it is out of legislative counsel now. It is being amended as a result of
some jurisdictional issues that have now been resolved. However, this will cause a significant
delay in the introduction of the legislation, which may not happen until well into the next session
of congress. I won't bore you with the details, but this is typical of the legislative process. We
had hoped to have the legislation introduced before congress left for recess and at one time we
were told we could get it passed before the end of the year. Of course this is very disappointing
for us in terms of the timing, but we are at the mercy of the congress and their schedule as well
as addressing some concerns raised by the natural resources committee, which has jurisdiction.

Ben continues to work with Tony to provide the information that he requests, however I don't
think we can count on federalization happening before the February commission meeting.
Please let me know if you would like to discuss this in more detail. I am available throughout
this month.

Don Murphy

From: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>


To: Donald Murphy <donmurphy10850@yahoo.com>; Tony Capaci <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece
<reecebnk@insightbb.com>
Sent: Sun, November 29, 2009 3:12:33 PM
Subject: RE: legislation

Don, 
Thank you for the heads up on the situation.  I look forward to hearing more after your meetings in D..C. 
  
I will confer with our staff about the timing of your request for Cultural Facilities Commission action; however, please 
keep in mind that the amount of time that has lapsed since we were promised information from the Freedom Center 
may make it impossible for your project to be considered at the Commission’s next quarterly meeting.  It is unclear why 
the financial information requested has not been provided since it would seem that this would be unrelated to the 
federal legislation, so we appreciate your help in this regard.  Our ability to assist you is dependent upon your staff 
providing timely, complete information.   
  
Thanks, 
Kathy 
  
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA 
Executive Director 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200 
Columbus, OH 43215-3416 
 
Vox: 614.752.2770 

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Fax: 614-752-2775 
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov 
kfox@post.harvard.edu  
 
visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov 
 
Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project. 
  
From: Donald Murphy [mailto:donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 2:55 PM
To: Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox; Barbara Witt; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece
Subject: Re: legislation 
  
Tony
I think it is best that we postpone the meeting for tomorrow, Nov. 30 at 1030. Our legislation
has been delayed because of the other priorities in DC. However, I must also travel to DC for
meetings on the proposed legislation. I am sorry for the short notice, but I was just informed by
our representatives in DC that they were able to schedule meetings for me this week. I will
have Ben Reece phone to you reschedule and to make sure he provides you with the information
that you have requested.

Don Murphy 

From: Tony Capaci <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>


To: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>; Barbara Witt <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local
Sent: Mon, October 26, 2009 5:01:56 PM
Subject: legislation 

  
Don, 
Please let us know the status of the documentation regarding the introduction of the legislation.  I believe Kathy 
mentioned she was expecting it today.  Since Gary is retired, whose attention should I send the checklist for items to be 
submitted in order to be considered for the February meeting?  For example, although Ben forwarded to me a copy of 
the last audit I also need a year to date financial.  At some point early in the process  I would like to discuss with you the 
possibility of using the appropriation to reimburse for those construction costs paid for with bond money, the same  as 
we did with the last appropriation. 
Thanks, 
Tony  
Tony Capaci
Project Manager
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416 
Telephone: 614-728-6924
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov
website: www.culture.ohio.gov 
The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional
sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your
cultural facility project. 
 

487
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 4:26 PM
To: Barbara Witt; Tony Capaci
Cc: '594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local'
Subject: FW: legislation

Tracking:
Tracking Recipient Delivery
Barbara Witt Delivered: 11/29/2009 4:26 PM
Tony Capaci Delivered: 11/29/2009 4:26 PM
'594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local'

FYI 
 
From: Donald Murphy [mailto:donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 4:13 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: Re: legislation
 
Thank you, Kathy. I have asked Ben to make sure your staff receives the information it needs.
Thanks for your help and patience.

Don Murphy

From: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>


To: Donald Murphy <donmurphy10850@yahoo.com>; Tony Capaci <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece
<reecebnk@insightbb.com>
Sent: Sun, November 29, 2009 3:12:33 PM
Subject: RE: legislation

Don, 
Thank you for the heads up on the situation.  I look forward to hearing more after your meetings in D..C. 
  
I will confer with our staff about the timing of your request for Cultural Facilities Commission action; however, please 
keep in mind that the amount of time that has lapsed since we were promised information from the Freedom Center 
may make it impossible for your project to be considered at the Commission’s next quarterly meeting.  It is unclear why 
the financial information requested has not been provided since it would seem that this would be unrelated to the 
federal legislation, so we appreciate your help in this regard.  Our ability to assist you is dependent upon your staff 
providing timely, complete information.   
  
Thanks, 
Kathy 
  
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA 
Executive Director 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200 
Columbus, OH 43215-3416 
 
Vox: 614.752.2770 
Fax: 614-752-2775 
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov 
kfox@post.harvard.edu  
497
 
visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov 
 
Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project. 
  
From: Donald Murphy [mailto:donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 2:55 PM
To: Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox; Barbara Witt; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece
Subject: Re: legislation 
  
Tony
I think it is best that we postpone the meeting for tomorrow, Nov. 30 at 1030. Our legislation
has been delayed because of the other priorities in DC. However, I must also travel to DC for
meetings on the proposed legislation. I am sorry for the short notice, but I was just informed by
our representatives in DC that they were able to schedule meetings for me this week. I will
have Ben Reece phone to you reschedule and to make sure he provides you with the information
that you have requested.

Don Murphy 

From: Tony Capaci <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>


To: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>; Barbara Witt <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local
Sent: Mon, October 26, 2009 5:01:56 PM
Subject: legislation 

  
Don, 
Please let us know the status of the documentation regarding the introduction of the legislation.  I believe Kathy 
mentioned she was expecting it today.  Since Gary is retired, whose attention should I send the checklist for items to be 
submitted in order to be considered for the February meeting?  For example, although Ben forwarded to me a copy of 
the last audit I also need a year to date financial.  At some point early in the process  I would like to discuss with you the 
possibility of using the appropriation to reimburse for those construction costs paid for with bond money, the same  as 
we did with the last appropriation. 
Thanks, 
Tony  
Tony Capaci
Project Manager
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416 
Telephone: 614-728-6924
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov
website: www.culture.ohio.gov 
The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional
sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your
cultural facility project. 
 

498
Kathy Fox
From: Donald Murphy [donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 4:13 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: Re: legislation

Thank you, Kathy. I have asked Ben to make sure your staff receives the information it needs.
Thanks for your help and patience.

Don Murphy

From: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>


To: Donald Murphy <donmurphy10850@yahoo.com>; Tony Capaci <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece
<reecebnk@insightbb.com>
Sent: Sun, November 29, 2009 3:12:33 PM
Subject: RE: legislation

Don, 
Thank you for the heads up on the situation.  I look forward to hearing more after your meetings in D..C. 
  
I will confer with our staff about the timing of your request for Cultural Facilities Commission action; however, please 
keep in mind that the amount of time that has lapsed since we were promised information from the Freedom Center 
may make it impossible for your project to be considered at the Commission’s next quarterly meeting.  It is unclear why 
the financial information requested has not been provided since it would seem that this would be unrelated to the 
federal legislation, so we appreciate your help in this regard.  Our ability to assist you is dependent upon your staff 
providing timely, complete information.   
  
Thanks, 
Kathy 
  
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA 
Executive Director 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200 
Columbus, OH 43215-3416 
 
Vox: 614.752.2770 
Fax: 614-752-2775 
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov 
kfox@post.harvard.edu  
 
visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov 
 
Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project. 
  
From: Donald Murphy [mailto:donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 2:55 PM
To: Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox; Barbara Witt; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece
Subject: Re: legislation 
  

499
Tony
I think it is best that we postpone the meeting for tomorrow, Nov. 30 at 1030. Our legislation
has been delayed because of the other priorities in DC. However, I must also travel to DC for
meetings on the proposed legislation. I am sorry for the short notice, but I was just informed by
our representatives in DC that they were able to schedule meetings for me this week. I will
have Ben Reece phone to you reschedule and to make sure he provides you with the information
that you have requested.

Don Murphy 

From: Tony Capaci <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>


To: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>; Barbara Witt <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local
Sent: Mon, October 26, 2009 5:01:56 PM
Subject: legislation 

  
Don, 
Please let us know the status of the documentation regarding the introduction of the legislation.  I believe Kathy 
mentioned she was expecting it today.  Since Gary is retired, whose attention should I send the checklist for items to be 
submitted in order to be considered for the February meeting?  For example, although Ben forwarded to me a copy of 
the last audit I also need a year to date financial.  At some point early in the process  I would like to discuss with you the 
possibility of using the appropriation to reimburse for those construction costs paid for with bond money, the same  as 
we did with the last appropriation. 
Thanks, 
Tony  
Tony Capaci
Project Manager
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416 
Telephone: 614-728-6924
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov
website: www.culture.ohio.gov 
The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional
sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your
cultural facility project. 
 

500
Kathy Fox
From: Administrator
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 3:13 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Relay)
Attachments: ATT00445.txt; RE: legislation

This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. 
 
Your message has been successfully relayed to the following recipients, but the requested 
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       BReece@nurfc.org 
       reecebnk@insightbb.com 
 
 
 

501
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 3:13 PM
To: 'Donald Murphy'; Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Barbara Witt; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece
Subject: RE: legislation

Tracking:
Tracking Recipient Delivery
'Donald Murphy'
Tony Capaci Delivered: 11/29/2009 3:13 PM
DMurphy@nurfc.org
Barbara Witt Delivered: 11/29/2009 3:13 PM
594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local
BReece@nurfc.org
Benjamin or Krista Reece

Don, 
Thank you for the heads up on the situation.  I look forward to hearing more after your meetings in D.C. 
 
I will confer with our staff about the timing of your request for Cultural Facilities Commission action; however, please 
keep in mind that the amount of time that has lapsed since we were promised information from the Freedom Center 
may make it impossible for your project to be considered at the Commission’s next quarterly meeting.  It is unclear why 
the financial information requested has not been provided since it would seem that this would be unrelated to the 
federal legislation, so we appreciate your help in this regard.  Our ability to assist you is dependent upon your staff 
providing timely, complete information.   
 
Thanks, 
Kathy 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: Donald Murphy [mailto:donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 2:55 PM
To: Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox; Barbara Witt; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista Reece
Subject: Re: legislation
 
Tony
I think it is best that we postpone the meeting for tomorrow, Nov. 30 at 1030. Our legislation
has been delayed because of the other priorities in DC. However, I must also travel to DC for
502
meetings on the proposed legislation. I am sorry for the short notice, but I was just informed by
our representatives in DC that they were able to schedule meetings for me this week. I will
have Ben Reece phone to you reschedule and to make sure he provides you with the information
that you have requested.

Don Murphy

From: Tony Capaci <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>


To: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>; Barbara Witt <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local
Sent: Mon, October 26, 2009 5:01:56 PM
Subject: legislation

  
Don, 
Please let us know the status of the documentation regarding the introduction of the legislation.  I believe Kathy 
mentioned she was expecting it today.  Since Gary is retired, whose attention should I send the checklist for items to be 
submitted in order to be considered for the February meeting?  For example, although Ben forwarded to me a copy of 
the last audit I also need a year to date financial.  At some point early in the process  I would like to discuss with you the 
possibility of using the appropriation to reimburse for those construction costs paid for with bond money, the same  as 
we did with the last appropriation. 
Thanks, 
Tony  
Tony Capaci
Project Manager
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416 
Telephone: 614-728-6924
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov
website: www.culture.ohio.gov 
The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional
sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your
cultural facility project. 

503
Kathy Fox
From: Donald Murphy [donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Sunday, November 29, 2009 2:55 PM
To: Tony Capaci; DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox; Barbara Witt; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; BReece@nurfc.org; Benjamin or Krista
Reece
Subject: Re: legislation

Tony
I think it is best that we postpone the meeting for tomorrow, Nov. 30 at 1030. Our legislation
has been delayed because of the other priorities in DC. However, I must also travel to DC for
meetings on the proposed legislation. I am sorry for the short notice, but I was just informed by
our representatives in DC that they were able to schedule meetings for me this week. I will
have Ben Reece phone to you reschedule and to make sure he provides you with the information
that you have requested.

Don Murphy

From: Tony Capaci <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov>


To: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox <KFox@culture.ohio.gov>; Barbara Witt <bwitt@culture.ohio.gov>; 594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local
Sent: Mon, October 26, 2009 5:01:56 PM
Subject: legislation

  
Don, 
Please let us know the status of the documentation regarding the introduction of the legislation.  I believe Kathy 
mentioned she was expecting it today.  Since Gary is retired, whose attention should I send the checklist for items to be 
submitted in order to be considered for the February meeting?  For example, although Ben forwarded to me a copy of 
the last audit I also need a year to date financial.  At some point early in the process  I would like to discuss with you the 
possibility of using the appropriation to reimburse for those construction costs paid for with bond money, the same  as 
we did with the last appropriation. 
Thanks, 
Tony  
Tony Capaci
Project Manager
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416 
Telephone: 614-728-6924
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov
website: www.culture.ohio.gov 
The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional
sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your
cultural facility project. 

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Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2009 9:50 AM
To: Barbara Witt
Cc: Dave Wartel
Subject: RE: Go/No Go

Tracking:
Tracking Recipient Delivery Read
Barbara Witt Delivered: 11/19/2009 9:50 AM Read: 11/20/2009 12:53 PM
Dave Wartel Delivered: 11/19/2009 9:50 AM Read: 11/20/2009 7:04 AM

I would like to have a brief discussion of the Marietta Armory.  This one may warrant an MOU approval at the February 
meeting in order to make sure that everyone Is on the same page. 
 
Regarding NURFC, since their Director called me to request a meeting (scheduled for 11/30) I would be happy to call him 
to explain what his staff has failed to provide.  Please let me know if that would be helpful. 
 
Thanks, 

 

 
_____________________________________________
From: Barbara Witt
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2009 8:49 AM
To: Dave Wartel; Kathy Fox
Cc: LeeAnne Woods; Tony Capaci; Amy Rice; Nicole Cheatham; Erica M. Johnson; Jillian D. Burner
Subject: Go/No Go
 
 
In lieu of a formal meeting and based on the current status of assessment, I think we can handle this via an email status 
report.  
 
Yellow 
Antwerp – In response to triage checklist letter, reconciliation of recently submitted missing materials underway. No 
issues identified yet. 
 
Red    
Marrietta Armory –  Took themselves off for February.  Need to complete their funding. They have a checklist outlining 
a few items needed for May assessment. 
 
Green   
Salem Community – Passed triage, in assessment. No issues. 
 
Green   
Cozad Bates – Moved from November to Feb due to quorum issue. Will update financials for Feb meeting and check on 
how long bid prices are valid to insure project budget is valid. Also checking if any other items are affected by moving 
this to February. Amy and JF drafted a nice letter outlining why they were moved. Sponsor did not intend to start project 
till April so they are okay with moving to February.  
 
Green   

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Irene Fuller – Through triage, in assessment. $9k full funding issues that’s being worked with TC. 
 
Yellow 
NURFC – Did not provide materials by extended cut‐off date. TC actively working with sponsor to understand their plans 
for moving forward. Sponsor is nonresponsive. I will call on Friday if TC does not hear anything from them. 
 
Let me know if you have any questions or would rather have a formal meeting.  
BW 

Barbara Witt 
Assistant Director for Project Services 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416 

Telephone: 614‐728‐8923 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  bwitt@culture.ohio.gov 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov 

The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio 
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional 
sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your 
cultural facility project. 

 
 

506
Kathy Fox
From: Donald's Yahoo [donmurphy10850@yahoo.com]
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 6:06 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Cc: <DMurphy@nurfc.org>; Kathy Fox; Barbara Witt; <594@ocfcsp.oasfc.local>
Subject: Re: legislation

Toni
Final language for the legislation had so
E lastmonute changes. As soon as I get it I will forward to you. Be happy to discuss the reimbursing bonds with
appropriations however we are also working with our bankers on a restructuring which I will yell you about
when we speak. Ben is now your point of contact.

Sent from my iPhone

On Oct 26, 2009, at 17:01, "Tony Capaci" <tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov> wrote:

Don,

Please let us know the status of the documentation regarding the introduction of the legislation. I
believe Kathy mentioned she was expecting it today. Since Gary is retired, whose attention
should I send the checklist for items to be submitted in order to be considered for the February
meeting? For example, although Ben forwarded to me a copy of the last audit I also need a year
to date financial. At some point early in the process I would like to discuss with you the
possibility of using the appropriation to reimburse for those construction costs paid for with bond
money, the same as we did with the last appropriation.

Thanks,

Tony
Tony Capaci
Project Manager
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Telephone: 614-728-6924
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov
website: www.culture.ohio.gov

The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds
appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums,
historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for
more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.

511
Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 5:02 PM
To: DMurphy@nurfc.org
Cc: Kathy Fox; Barbara Witt; National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594
@ocfcsp.oasfc.local)
Subject: legislation

 
Don, 
Please let us know the status of the documentation regarding the introduction of the legislation.  I believe Kathy 
mentioned she was expecting it today.  Since Gary is retired, whose attention should I send the checklist for items to be 
submitted in order to be considered for the February meeting?  For example, although Ben forwarded to me a copy of 
the last audit I also need a year to date financial.  At some point early in the process  I would like to discuss with you the 
possibility of using the appropriation to reimburse for those construction costs paid for with bond money, the same  as 
we did with the last appropriation. 
Thanks, 
Tony  

Tony Capaci
Project Manager
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Telephone: 614-728-6924
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: tcapaci@culture.ohio.gov
website: www.culture.ohio.gov

The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional
sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your
cultural facility project. 

512
Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 10:55 AM
To: LeeAnne Woods
Cc: Barbara Witt; Kathy Fox; National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (594
@ocfcsp.oasfc.local); Jillian D. Burner; Erica M. Johnson
Subject: FW: Freedom Center transfer to Federal Govt legal ramifications

LeeAnne, 
NURFC appears to be moving forward with the Federal transfer.  In the event the transfer takes place what amendments 
would need to be made to the existing documents in order to protect our interests and facilitate the transfer?  Also, 
regarding  the remaining appropriation of $850K (H.B 562) ; what changes, if any, would need to be made to legal 
documents in order to facilitate OCFC entering into new legal agreements? (i.e. because of sustainability concerns we 
will need a condition of  approval regarding the sufficient Federal funds available to cover existing operating costs) 
Just curious, is there any restriction in the bond documents from putting state money in a federal project? 
If you need me to schedule a conference call with NURFC (possibly include Rocco) let me know. 
Thanks, 
Tony 
 
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 9:37 AM
To: Tony Capaci; Barbara Witt
Cc: Erica M. Johnson
Subject: RE: Freedom Center transfer to Federal Govt
 
Tony, 
At our last meeting with Don Murphy a number of months ago, he was indicating that there would be operating funding 
from the federal govt. when the transfer occurs.    Assuming that the legislation we are expecting from Don verifies this, 
or Don can explain how that funding will take place, my assumption is that Don will want to have Commission approval 
in February of both:  
1) Legal documents to concur with the transfer and satisfy our bond requirements; and 
2) The most recent capital appropriation 
Obviously, these approvals would have to be contingent on the appropriate conditions being met.  You should have 
some idea of what those conditions should be based upon your reviews of the organization and their finances. 
 
Hope that clarifies. 
 
Thanks, 

 
 
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 9:30 AM
To: Kathy Fox; Barbara Witt
Cc: Erica M. Johnson
Subject: RE: Freedom Center transfer to Federal Govt
 
 
Since NURFC continues to have sustainability issues will we wait until after the transfer takes place and we are 
presumably satisfied they are operating within budget before we schedule them on a Commission meeting ? 
Thanks, 

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Tony 
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 3:27 PM
To: Barbara Witt; Tony Capaci
Cc: LeeAnne Woods
Subject: RE: Freedom Center transfer to Federal Govt
 
That will depend upon the outcome of our meeting w/ Don 
‐K 
 
From: Barbara Witt
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 3:26 PM
To: Kathy Fox; Tony Capaci
Cc: LeeAnne Woods
Subject: RE: Freedom Center transfer to Federal Govt
 
Kathy, 
Just for clarification, which item for the February meeting? 
“amendments to and/or new agreements with OCFC will need to be prepared, and that Commission authorization will 
be needed” 
Or 
“accessing the $800K remaining state capital funds”. 
 
Thanks, BW 

Barbara Witt 
Assistant Director for Project Services 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416 

Telephone: 614‐728‐8923 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  bwitt@culture.ohio.gov 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov 

The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio 
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional 
sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your 
cultural facility project. 

 
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 12:20 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Cc: Barbara Witt; LeeAnne Woods
Subject: Freedom Center transfer to Federal Govt
 
Don Murphy, CEO of the Freedom Center, called to provide a brief update on the status of their efforts to transfer the 
Freedom Center to the Federal Government.  He said that he expects the bill to be introduced into Congress shortly, and 
that he will send a copy to us early next week.  The model they are using is the Holocaust Museum, which is an 
independent Federal agency.  Don said he anticipates that the legislation could be approved as soon as the end of this 
calendar year.  He is aware from our prior meetings with him that amendments to and/or new agreements with OCFC 
will need to be prepared, and that Commission authorization will be needed.   He also wants to make sure there will be 
no problems  with them accessing the $800K remaining state capital funds.   
 

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Don is scheduled to meet with us in our office on 11/30.  We should tentatively place this item on the February 2010 
meeting agenda. 
 
Thanks, 

 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 

515
Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 9:37 AM
To: Tony Capaci; Barbara Witt
Cc: Erica M. Johnson
Subject: RE: Freedom Center transfer to Federal Govt

Tracking:
Tracking Recipient Delivery Read
Tony Capaci Delivered: 10/26/2009 9:37 AM Read: 10/26/2009 10:34 AM
Barbara Witt Delivered: 10/26/2009 9:37 AM Read: 10/27/2009 8:26 AM
Erica M. Johnson Delivered: 10/26/2009 9:37 AM Read: 10/26/2009 10:01 AM

Tony, 
At our last meeting with Don Murphy a number of months ago, he was indicating that there would be operating funding 
from the federal govt. when the transfer occurs.    Assuming that the legislation we are expecting from Don verifies this, 
or Don can explain how that funding will take place, my assumption is that Don will want to have Commission approval 
in February of both:  
1) Legal documents to concur with the transfer and satisfy our bond requirements; and 
2) The most recent capital appropriation 
Obviously, these approvals would have to be contingent on the appropriate conditions being met.  You should have 
some idea of what those conditions should be based upon your reviews of the organization and their finances. 
 
Hope that clarifies. 
 
Thanks, 

 
 
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 9:30 AM
To: Kathy Fox; Barbara Witt
Cc: Erica M. Johnson
Subject: RE: Freedom Center transfer to Federal Govt
 
 
Since NURFC continues to have sustainability issues will we wait until after the transfer takes place and we are 
presumably satisfied they are operating within budget before we schedule them on a Commission meeting ? 
Thanks, 
Tony 
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 3:27 PM
To: Barbara Witt; Tony Capaci
Cc: LeeAnne Woods
Subject: RE: Freedom Center transfer to Federal Govt
 
That will depend upon the outcome of our meeting w/ Don 
‐K 
 
From: Barbara Witt
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 3:26 PM
To: Kathy Fox; Tony Capaci
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Cc: LeeAnne Woods
Subject: RE: Freedom Center transfer to Federal Govt
 
Kathy, 
Just for clarification, which item for the February meeting? 
“amendments to and/or new agreements with OCFC will need to be prepared, and that Commission authorization will 
be needed” 
Or 
“accessing the $800K remaining state capital funds”. 
 
Thanks, BW 

Barbara Witt 
Assistant Director for Project Services 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416 

Telephone: 614‐728‐8923 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  bwitt@culture.ohio.gov 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov 

The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio 
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional 
sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your 
cultural facility project. 

 
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 12:20 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Cc: Barbara Witt; LeeAnne Woods
Subject: Freedom Center transfer to Federal Govt
 
Don Murphy, CEO of the Freedom Center, called to provide a brief update on the status of their efforts to transfer the 
Freedom Center to the Federal Government.  He said that he expects the bill to be introduced into Congress shortly, and 
that he will send a copy to us early next week.  The model they are using is the Holocaust Museum, which is an 
independent Federal agency.  Don said he anticipates that the legislation could be approved as soon as the end of this 
calendar year.  He is aware from our prior meetings with him that amendments to and/or new agreements with OCFC 
will need to be prepared, and that Commission authorization will be needed.   He also wants to make sure there will be 
no problems  with them accessing the $800K remaining state capital funds.   
 
Don is scheduled to meet with us in our office on 11/30.  We should tentatively place this item on the February 2010 
meeting agenda. 
 
Thanks, 

 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

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visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 

518
Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Monday, October 26, 2009 9:30 AM
To: Kathy Fox; Barbara Witt
Cc: Erica M. Johnson
Subject: RE: Freedom Center transfer to Federal Govt

 
Since NURFC continues to have sustainability issues will we wait until after the transfer takes place and we are 
presumably satisfied they are operating within budget before we schedule them on a Commission meeting ? 
Thanks, 
Tony 
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 3:27 PM
To: Barbara Witt; Tony Capaci
Cc: LeeAnne Woods
Subject: RE: Freedom Center transfer to Federal Govt
 
That will depend upon the outcome of our meeting w/ Don 
‐K 
 
From: Barbara Witt
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 3:26 PM
To: Kathy Fox; Tony Capaci
Cc: LeeAnne Woods
Subject: RE: Freedom Center transfer to Federal Govt
 
Kathy, 
Just for clarification, which item for the February meeting? 
“amendments to and/or new agreements with OCFC will need to be prepared, and that Commission authorization will 
be needed” 
Or 
“accessing the $800K remaining state capital funds”. 
 
Thanks, BW 

Barbara Witt 
Assistant Director for Project Services 
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission 
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200 
Columbus, OH  43215‐3416 

Telephone: 614‐728‐8923 
Fax: 614‐752‐2775 
e‐mail:  bwitt@culture.ohio.gov 
website: www.culture.ohio.gov 

The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio 
General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non‐profit  theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional 
sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752‐2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your 
cultural facility project. 

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From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Friday, October 23, 2009 12:20 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Cc: Barbara Witt; LeeAnne Woods
Subject: Freedom Center transfer to Federal Govt
 
Don Murphy, CEO of the Freedom Center, called to provide a brief update on the status of their efforts to transfer the 
Freedom Center to the Federal Government.  He said that he expects the bill to be introduced into Congress shortly, and 
that he will send a copy to us early next week.  The model they are using is the Holocaust Museum, which is an 
independent Federal agency.  Don said he anticipates that the legislation could be approved as soon as the end of this 
calendar year.  He is aware from our prior meetings with him that amendments to and/or new agreements with OCFC 
will need to be prepared, and that Commission authorization will be needed.   He also wants to make sure there will be 
no problems  with them accessing the $800K remaining state capital funds.   
 
Don is scheduled to meet with us in our office on 11/30.  We should tentatively place this item on the February 2010 
meeting agenda. 
 
Thanks, 

 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 

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Kathy Fox
From: Tony Capaci
Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2009 4:13 PM
To: 594docs@ocfcsp.oasfc.local; Kathy Fox; Barbara Witt
Subject: FW: NURFC Financial Statements
Attachments: 2009 May Financial Statements - Bank Group.xls; 2009 June Financial Statements.xls; 2009
July Financial Statements.xls

Barbara, Kathy, 
FYI  Year to date 7/31/09 statement of activity for NURFC indicates a  ($3.8M) loss of which $2.7M is 
depreciation.(represents seven months of activity) 
Thanks, 
 
From: BReece@nurfc.org [mailto:BReece@nurfc.org]
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2009 2:03 PM
To: Tony Capaci
Subject: NURFC Financial Statements

Tony,

Here are some more of our Financial Statements for 2009.

Benjamin T. Reece, CPA


Controller
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202-3414
Office: 513.333.7592
Fax: 513.333.7720
breece@nurfc.org

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Kathy Fox
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2009 1:44 PM
To: Jessica Fagan
Subject: RE: NURFC meeting

Tracking:
Tracking Recipient Delivery Read
Jessica Fagan Delivered: 7/2/2009 1:44 PM Read: 7/2/2009 1:46 PM

Thanks Jessica.  I’ve suggested a couple of edits. 
‐K 
 
From: Jessica Fagan
Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2009 12:52 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: RE: NURFC meeting
 
Draft letter linked below: 
 
S:\LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS & PUBLIC POLICY\Legislator Information\Legislator Correspondence\Yates\Yates NURFC update 
07.02.09.doc 
 
Jessica Fagan
Communications Manager
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Tel: 614-752-2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: jfagan@culture.ohio.gov
website: www.culture.ohio.gov 
From: Kathy Fox
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2009 4:53 PM
To: Jessica Fagan
Subject: RE: NURFC meeting
 
Yes, a letter stating: 
 
‐‐ NURFC shared with us the status of  their discussions with the Federal Government about a possible property transfer 
to the Fed’s.   
‐‐We explained what we would need to do for that proposal to work (NURFC would need to assign the lease  to Fed gov’t 
; and  that we have agreements with the U.S. gov’t for other projects so this should not be a problem. 
‐‐We will do what we can to support this direction. 
 
 
Kathleen M. Fox, FASLA
Executive Director
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Vox: 614.752.2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: kfox@culture.ohio.gov
kfox@post.harvard.edu

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visit our website: www.culture.ohio.gov

Building Culture in Ohio's Communities: The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees
capital improvement funds appropriated by the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including non-profit
theaters, museums, historical sites and publicly owned professional sports venues. You are invited to visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call (614) 752-2770
for more information on the Commission or to learn how we can assist your cultural facility project.
 
From: Jessica Fagan
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2009 3:59 PM
To: Kathy Fox
Subject: NURFC meeting
 
Please let me know if you think there is any follow up that needs to be done with Rep. Yates based on outcomes of your 
meeting with NURFC. 
 
Jessica Fagan
Communications Manager
Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission
20 E. Broad Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215-3416

Tel: 614-752-2770
Fax: 614-752-2775
e-mail: jfagan@culture.ohio.gov
website: www.culture.ohio.gov

The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, formerly the Ohio Arts & Sports Facilities Commission, oversees capital improvement funds appropriated by
the Ohio General Assembly and Governor for community cultural facility projects including nonprofit theaters, museums, historical sites, and publicly
owned professional sports venues. Please visit www.culture.ohio.gov or call 614-752-2770 for more information on the Commission or to learn how we
can assist your cultural facility project. 

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Kathy Fox
Subject: