Foundation

Dedicated to protecting and sharing California’s railway heritage, the California State Railroad Museum Foundation works to bring railway history to life.

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As the driving force behind North America’s finest railroad destinations, we are constantly striving to preserve our shared history, inspire future generations, and educate the global community about the past, present, and future of railroad technology and innovation.

About Us

About the Foundation

The California State Railroad Museum Foundation (CSRMF) is an official cooperating association with California State Parks and a 501 (3) c organization. CSRMF provides funding for ongoing support of numerous programs at the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento, Railtown 1897 State Historic Park in Jamestown, and the future Railroad Technology Museum.

Our Mission

The mission of the CSRMF is to generate revenue and awareness on behalf of its destinations, while supporting the preservation, interpretation and promotion of our railroad heritage.

Staff & Board

Foundation Staff


Cheryl Marcell

President & CEO

(916) 445-0945

Shell Mercurio 
Finance Director 
(916) 324-4558

Tom Grenache 
Retail Operations Director
(916) 324-5718

Jennifer Sengo
Membership & Development Manager
(916) 445-8242 

Sam Mello 
Programs Manager 
(916) 322-8485

Melanie Koch
Events Manager
(916) 324-8859


Lori Hanley
Communications & Marketing Specialist
(916) 445-2560

Membership
(916) 445-5995

Museum Store
(916) 324-4950

CSRMF Board of Directors

Robert J. Slobe
Co-Chairman
President, North Sacramento Land Company
Sacramento

William A. Gould, Jr.
Co-Chairman
Of Counsel, Wilke, Fleury, Hoffelt, Gould & Birney
Sacramento

Roger Baccigaluppi
Vice Chairman
Chairman/CEO RB International
Sacramento

Thomas (Thom) M. Gilbert, CPA
Vice Chairman
Gilbert Associates, Inc.
Sacramento

Jack H. Walston
Vice Chairman/CFO
Theriot Investment Counsel
Los Angeles


Wesley Yee, DDS

Secretary  
Yee Dental Group
Sacramento

Cheryl Marcell
President & CEO
CSRM Foundation
Sacramento

John Gilmore
Chairman Emeritus
Of Counsel, Cregger & Chalfant
Sacramento

Richard L. Boje
Chairman Emeritus
Retired, Wannamakers and Carter Hawley Hale (Weinstock’s)
Sacramento

Christopher I.M. Houser
Chairman Emeritus
Retired, Union Bank Foundation
Sierra Madre

Projects

Current Foundation Projects

Financials

The California State Railroad Museum Foundation is pleased to present our year ending statement of activities. It is our mission to raise and manage funds to support the California State Railroad Museum and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park


Audited Financial Statements


December 31, 2015

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December 31, 2014

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December 31, 2013

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December 31, 2012

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