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Road Scholar

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

Road Scholar is a adult education center based in Boston, MA that was founded in 1975. As of 2019 they had $389 million in revenue and $216 million in assets.

Road Scholar is an American not-for-profit organization that provides educational travel tours primarily geared to older adults. They inspires adults to learn, discover and travel.

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: Elderhostel Inc.

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Program areas at Road Scholar

70,514 enrollees participated in Road Scholar's unique liberal arts educational programs in the United States and Canada (ranging in length from four days to three weeks). These programs provide a stimulating academic experience exploring the arts, literature, sciences, history, culture, and environment of North America. Some programs provide community service and others are designed to be multi-generational, allowing grandchildren, or adult children and their children, to attend. Room and board are included in the cost of United States and Canada programs.

12,500 enrollees participated in Road Scholar's Adventures Afloat programs (ranging in length from one week to four months). These programs are ship-based learning adventures that allow participants to experience the educational wonders of broad regions interconnected by the world's oceans and waterways. Experts and professors provide stimulating educational programs on board, which are enhanced by fieldtrips to experience the culture of local communities through related land components and lectures. Multi-generational programs are offered, and room and board are included in the cost, as is airfare for most programs outside the United States.

34,998 enrollees participated in Road Scholar's educational programs held outside the United States and Canada (ranging in length from one to six weeks or more). These programs provide a stimulating academic experience introducing participants to the arts, history, literature, culture, architecture and natural environment of their locations. They are designed to further cross-cultural understanding by forging direct connections between participants and local residents, experts and lecturers. Community service and multi-generational programs are also offered. Room, board and in most cases airfare are included in the cost of programs held outside the United States.

Form 990s for Road Scholar

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-06Jan 14, 2020990View PDF
2018-06Feb 21, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Jan 19, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Apr 4, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Feb 18, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Road Scholar

Total grants, contributions, etc.$2,492,011
Program services$373,412,053
Investment income and dividends$3,053,755
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$3,506,539
Net rental income$196,400
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$270,251
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$6,949,641
Total revenues$389,880,650

Vendors for Road Scholar

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Educational Travel AllianceArrange and Conduct Education Programs$6,436,1872018-06-01
████████ ██████ ███Arrange and Conduct Education Programs$13,506,3192018-06-01
████████ ███████ ██████████Arrange and Conduct Education Programs$5,709,4762018-06-01
██████ ██ ████████Arrange and Conduct Education Programs$11,131,5042018-06-01
███████ ███████Arrange and Conduct Education Programs$5,066,9732018-06-01
███ ████████ █████████ ███████Insurance2016-12-31
████ █████ ████ ██████ ██ ██████████████ ████Insurance2016-12-31
█████ ███ █████ ██ ██ ███Insurance agent or broker$35,0012016-12-31
...and six more vendors

Personnel at Road Scholar

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
James MosesPresident and Chief Executive Officer$530,410May 27, 2020
Lowell PartridgeSenior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer$255,971May 27, 2020
████ ████Senior Vice President , It and Chief Information Officer$261,961June 30, 2018
██████ █████Assistant Clerk and Vice President , Finance$176,586June 30, 2018
███████ █████Senior Vice President , Communications and Marketing$251,998June 30, 2018
████ ████████Vice President , Information Technology$172,838June 30, 2018
█████ ████ █████Vice President , Organizational Development and Human Resources$179,738June 30, 2018
████ █ ██████Vice President , Product Contracting$201,214June 30, 2018
████ █████Vice President , Tuition Revenue Management / Vice President , Revenue Management$209,022June 30, 2018
█████ ████Senior Vice President , Programs$255,902June 30, 2018
...and 11 more key personnel

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