The Vailima Foundation was established by Charlotte and Norman H. Strouse in 1968 to provide funds and leadership for a museum in the St. Helena area, into which their collection of Robert Louis Stevenson books, art, manuscripts and memorabilia could be placed as a permanent gift to the public.
Today, the Vailima Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, does business as the Robert Louis Stevenson Museum.
Its Board of Trustees directs the affairs of the Museum and manages its collections which are held in public trust.
Gerry Working, Board Chair
Kimberley Bush Tomio, Vice Chair
Fred Zammataro, Treasurer
Dianne Fraser, Secretary
W. Stanley Holt
William von Metz
Dr. Roger G. Swearingen
Dr. Barry Menikoff