Girls Incorporated Of Sarasota County
201 S Tuttle Ave
Sarasota FL 34237
Girls Incorporated of Sarasota County is a nonprofit youth organization that equips girls in grades K –12 with the skills and knowledge they need to be “Strong, Smart and Bold” in 3 key areas:
  • Academic Achievement
  • Health and Fitness
  • Life Skills

The Girls Inc. educational experience focuses on the development of the “whole girl” to help them successfully navigate gender, economic and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated and economically independent adults, prepared employees, and strong and ethical leaders.

CEO/Executive Director Angie Stringer
Board Chair Jennifer Compton
Board Chair Affiliation Shumaker,Loop & Kendrick
General Info
Organization DBA
Girls Inc.
Supported Organization
Former Names
Girls Club
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1979
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes June 2016
State Registration Yes 0
IRS Letter of Determination
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $1,197,118.00
Projected Expenses $1,190,136.00
Other Documents
Impact Statement
 Moments of Pride 
  • 2015 Girls Inc. member Jillian Nixon receives National Girls Inc. Scholar Award
  • National Girls Inc. honors long-time board member Sherry Watts with first ever "Champion for Girls" national award 
  • 2013 Girls Inc. member Gabrielle Holt receives National Girls Inc. Scholar Award
  • 2012 Girls Inc. announces partnership with NASA to develop stem programming
  • 2010 Girls Inc. receives Girls Inc. regional awards for partnerships with WWSB ABC 7 and business partners David and Molly Jackson from New Balance 
  • 2010 - Girls Inc. receives, for the second year in a row, the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Only 20% of all charities throughout the United States receive the award two years in a row. Girls Inc. received the highest level rating for the agency based on the most recent financial information and Girls Inc.’s “ability to efficiently manage and grow its finances.”
  • 2010 - Girls Inc. receives the WEDU “Unstoppable” Best Non-profit Award out of all non-profits in the Tampa Bay region.
  • 2008 - Girls Inc. of Sarasota receives national recognition as the first recipient of the “Excellence in Action Award – Outstanding Affiliate of 2008”.  Girls Incorporated of Sarasota is the only agency to achieve this award from among 83 Girls Incorporated member organizations.
Goals for 2013-2014
We seek to improve serving the groups of girls ages 15-18. 

We want to make sure that girls who complete our center based programs at age 14 don’t feel as if they are no longer a part of the Girls Inc. family. To do this we are committed to provided services and programs that encourage middle and high school girls to attend. Topics range from job preparation and career exploration to investing and financial management.


We seek to reach more girls

We want to touch the greatest number of girls’ live we can throughout Sarasota County. To do this we are committed to providing our services and support to many more girls through our outreach programs. 


We seek to serve each girl over many years.

We recognized the importance of our long-term involvement in a girl’s life. To encourage a strong sense of self, to break cycles of abuse, to allow a girl the time to explore the many avenues available to her, we need to have ongoing relationship with girls as they navigate their path to adulthood. The longer we can be a part of a girl’s life, the great our impact on her future.

Develop/Refine assessment tools to demonstrate girls' progress
Needs Statement

  1. $5k to cover costs for staff development and teambuilding

  2. $14k to fund the new Management Information System Trax Solutions

  3. $16k for one PT STEM/Technology Instructor

  4. $35k for Healthy Living & Lifestyles Instructor (GOTR)

  5. $50k to fund one year of our high school initiative

Background Statement
In 1973, Girls Clubs of Sarasota County was formed through the initiative of community leaders in order to provide a safe place for girls to receive afterschool enrichment programs. Community support allowed the organization to create a multi-use facility on Tuttle Avenue complete with a pool, gymnasium, tennis courts, classrooms and computer lab. During the 1980s, Girls Incorporated established a foundation to manage endowment funds and backed the creation of Coquille, an auxiliary, volunteer-based fundraising branch that attracted significant attention and participation from the community. During this time the agency began to implement the new research-based programs that were being disseminated by the Girls Incorporated National Resource Center. In 1989, following the lead of our national organization, Girls Club of Sarasota County became Girls Incorporated of Sarasota County, a local affiliate of the national nonprofit youth organization.


During the 1990s, Girls Incorporated undertook several outreach initiatives made possible by grant-making organizations, private donors and community support. In 1991, the Newtown Project was implemented to provide the girls and parents of the Newtown community access to the agency's programs. In 1996, Educational Talent Search (ETS) was initiated to assist high school girls in career counseling, educational counseling and financial aid awareness. In 1997, Girls Incorporated launched services into south Sarasota County. Girls Inc. delivered prevention-based programs in collaboration with school officials, community leaders and local families.


In September 2007, Girls Incorporated became the only afterschool program in Sarasota County to implement a unique curriculum model called MicroSociety® AfterSchool. MicroSociety is an innovative program design in which students build and run a miniature society within their afterschool and summer programs. Young entrepreneurs produce goods and services, and elected officials establish laws. PeaceKeepers maintain order in the halls and reporters track down stories. All citizens earn wages, invest in products, deposit and borrow money from “Micro” banks, and pay taxes, tuition and rent. Certified and trained teachers take the role of facilitators, enabling their students to effectively run their own businesses and government agencies. Each child has a role in running that world with student achievement as the ultimate goal. Partnerships with local businesses and agencies show the girls the connection to the real world and create learning opportunities.
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Youth Development
Secondary Org Type Education
Tertiary Org Type
summer camp, afterschool programs, girls education, business education, computer skills
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

It is without a doubt that Girls Incorporated of Sarasota County changes girls’ lives. By instilling in girls 5-18 years of age the importance of literacy, math and science, career and life planning, health and sexuality, leadership and community action, sports and adventure, self-reliance and life skills, and culture and heritage, Girls Inc. is able to grow great girls. 


So often I hear that Girls Inc. is just for girls at-risk.  Our philosophy is that every girl is at risk regardless of their race, socioeconomic status or home environment.  Too often we assume that by providing the basics of food, shelter and education a girl will possess the tools to thrive.  This is not always the case and at Girls Inc. we believe that girls need to be encouraged, enriched and prompted to take risks.  We believe that by surrounding girls with good mentors and role models, providing them with conflict resolution skills and the ability to make good choices in life, the girls will become our future business leader, providers and community activists. 


The Girls Inc. Board of Directors is dedicated and passionate about our mission to “inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold.”  And although girl’s issues tend to get secondary consideration on funding priorities, it is our mission to push Girls Inc. into the forefront and to gain consensus amongst all to understand that by growing a great girl you are investing in a community. 


If you have any doubt about the power and impact of Girls Inc. I urge you to visit the facility on Tuttle Ave. and experience what it is like to be surrounded by strong, smart and bold girls.  It will change your life forever.

Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

Whether you are a young girl interested in making new friends and learning how to become "strong, smart, and bold", a parent investigating a safe and educational place for your daughter, or a community member looking for an organization where you can invest your time and talents, we encourage you to take a close look at Girls Inc. of Sarasota County.


As a nationally-recognized award-winning non-profit, Girls Inc. prides itself in providing exemplary programs for girls ranging in age from 5-14. Our programs are ever-evolving to meet the constantly-changing needs of our young girls.


You can instantly identify a Girls Inc. girl with her self-confidence, her determination to dream big dreams and her solid belief that she can someday realize those aspirations. She is Sarasota's future.
We invite you to become a member of the Girls Inc. family, become a part of the Girls Inc. legacy. We promise you it will be a life-changing experience.
  • Through National Girls Inc. programs, our girls learn about literacy, math and science, careers, health and sexuality, leadership and community action, sports, self-reliance and life skills, and culture and heritage.
  • At Girls Inc. Sarasota, all girls also participate in a city called DreamHarbor, their very own all-girls community where each girl has a job, earns a pay check, votes and pays taxes. Girls participate in business ventures including banking, government, science museum, retail, and catering.
  • Girls can receive individual and small group counseling on site as needed.
  • Girls also receive a healthy snack on a daily basis.
Budget $1,000,000
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Females K-12 (5-19 years) At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success
  • 92% of girls demonstrated improvement in mathematical skills
  • 89% of girls improved reading skills

Engage a larger percentage of girls throughout Sarasota County to try the programs. 

Long Term Success
  • 85% of girls will rate as “Accomplished” in the areas of Employability, Economic Literacy and Leadership Skills.
  • 85% of girls will improve mathematical skills
  • 90% of girls will recognize the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) related skills in everyday activities and careers
Program Success Monitoring
  • Employee Rubric, Self- Evaluations, Girl Manager and staff administered evaluation of employees, Products produced
  • Satisfaction- Parent quarterly and monthly reviews, girl review at end of school year and end of summer
  • Curriculum specific post tests
  • SuccessMaker Scores (Reading and Mathematics)
Program Success Examples
  • 100% voter participation in Dream Harbor Election
  • 100% parent satisfaction gathered from surveys
  • 100% of parents refer friends to Girls Inc
  • 92% of girls demonstrated improvement in mathematical skills
  • 89% of girls improved reading skills
  • Highlights from Employee Evaluation given by instructor 


  • Skylei – Fitness Fanatics – Stretch Leader

    Accomplished employee and role model in customer service.  Greets guests in a professional manner.  Initiates greeting, speaks name clearly and shakes hands with good technique.  “She loves to take the lead and share her ideas.”

  • Annette  - Fitness Fanatics - Advertisement

    Accomplished employee.  Good productivity and quality of work.  “Annette stays on task and completes assignments.”

  • Michelle – Fitness Fanatics – Office/Sports Organizer

    Role model in business acumen and group skills.  Can explain why girls have different pay rates and can explain other ventures.  Also teaches skills to other girls, mentors younger girls and helps other girls solve their problems.

  • Anida – Fitness Fanatics – Set Up/Clean Up Helper

    Accomplished employee.  She has learned to use the bank to keep her money safe and knows her approximate bank balance.

  • Sa’Riyah – Shabby Chic Boutique – Design Team

    Accomplished employee.  Good productivity.  Work is quick or early.  Work is carefully made, area is clean and organized and work can be sold at market day with no changes or corrections.

  • Asiyah – Shabby Chic Boutique – Greeter

    Accomplished employee and role model in customer service.  Greets guests in a professional manner.  Initiates greeting, speaks name clearly and shakes hands with good technique.

  • Desiree – WSSB Girl TV – Production Team

    Desiree is an accomplished employee and role model in communication.  She explains her ideas clearly and creatively.

Program Comments by Organization
Program Comments by Foundation
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Angie Stringer
CEO Term Start July 2015
CEO/Executive Director Email
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Sue Ann Albers Jan 2001 - Mar 2003
Stephania Feltz Mar 2003 - Apr 2012
Senior Staff
Shannon Stafford
Julie Sullivan Chief Operating Officer
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 7
Part Time Staff 13
Staff Retention Rate % 94
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 1
Volunteers 300
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
National Girls Incorporated, MicroSociety, All Faiths Food Bank, All Star Foundation, American Association of University Women, Asolo Theatre, Audubon Society, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the SunCoast, Bealls, Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota County, Central American Imports, Child Protection Center, INC, CircusSarasota, City of Sarasota, Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, Inc., Florida Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Community Youth Development Project, Crowley Museum and Nature Center, Dolphin Aviation, Early Learning Coaliton, Florida Archaeology Network, FloridaCenter, Florida Studio Theater, FriendshipVolunteerCenter, Girl Scouts of Gulf coast Florida, Inc., Gulfcoast South AHEC, GWiz Hands on Science Musuem, Habitat for Humanity, Instinct Matters, Junior Achievement, Junior League of Sarasota, Inc., Lowes, Mattison’s, Mote Marine, National Association Women in Construction, NewGate School, Publix Supermarkets Charities, Red Cross, Salvation Army/ FAITH, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sarasota Ballet of Florida, Sarasota Council for Concerned Citizens, Sarasota County Health Department, Sarasota County Libraries – Fruitville Library,North Sarasota Library, Selby Library, Sarasota County School Board, Sarasota Film Festival, Sarasota Opera, Sierra Club, SPARCC, Society of Women Engineers, Stein Mart, Sun Trust Bank, Take Stock in Children, Target, University of SouthFlorida, United Way, WEDU, Whole Foods, WWSB-TV, ABC 7, YPG, YoungBiz, Zonta
External Assessments and Accreditations
Charity Navigator2009
Charity Navigator2010
Awards & Recognition
Be More AwardWEDU2010
4-star AccreditationCharity Navigator2009
4-Star AccreditationCharity Navigator2009
National Girls Inc. Standards of ExcellenceGirls Incorporated2008
National Family Stregthening AwardAnnie E. Casey Foundation2009
National Family Stregthening AwardAnnie E. Casey Foundation2010
Risk Management Provisions
Accident and Injury Coverage
Automobile Insurance
General Property Coverage
Crime Coverage
Commercial General Insurance
Directors and Officers Policy
Employee Dishonesty
General Property Coverage
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years N/A
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Management Comments by Organization
Management Comments by Foundation
Planning & Policies Comments by Organization
Planning & Policies Comments by Foundation
Multi-Media Comments by Organization
Board Chair
Board Chair Jennifer Compton
Company Affiliation Shumaker,Loop & Kendrick
Board Term Oct 2014 to Sept 2016
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Kelly Abercrombie Business
Claudia Cardillo Community Volunteer
Jennifer Compton Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
Kim Davis Sarasota Magazine
Stacy Hanan Real Estate
Molly Jackson New Balance and Fleet Feet
Kay Mathers Volunteer
Dennis McLean Suntrust
Chris Pinckney Merrill Lynch
Jim Schell Community Volunteer
Jilly Scott Star Student
Michelle Senglaub Marketing
Sherry Watts Renewal Point
Courtney Wise-Snyder Home Health Care
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development? Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 3
Female 11
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 9
Board Meeting Attendance % 87
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 28
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Governance Comments by Organization
Governance Comments by Foundation
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2015
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $1,197,118.00
Projected Expenses $1,190,136.00
Endowment Value $353,109.00
Endowment Spending Policy Income Only
Endowment Spending Policy %
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? No
IRS Form 990s
Form 9902015
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$299,182$215,028$308,269
Individual Contributions$442,167$501,940$698,351
Investment Income, Net of Losses$2,104$4,089$9,021
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$218,756$208,169$198,299
Revenue In-Kind$41,461$42,961$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$966,356$1,001,583$1,012,919
Administration Expense$159,974$158,288$156,925
Fundraising Expense$123,994$121,372$148,614
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.940.951.14
Program Expense/Total Expenses77%78%77%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue13%13%12%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$2,736,825$2,874,675$3,020,122
Current Assets$307,388$322,940$288,721
Long-Term Liabilities$42,265$72,423$150,298
Current Liabilities$79,247$102,674$120,231
Total Net Assets$2,615,313$2,699,578$2,749,593
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $442,167Contributions, gifts, grants $501,940Contributions, gifts, grants $698,351
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants - Unspecified $299,182Government Grants - Local $215,028Government Grants - Unspecified $308,269
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $218,756Fundraising $208,169Fundraising $198,299
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Co-CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.883.152.40
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets2%3%5%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
  • Awareness: Our National office is creating a five year communication plan which we will be able to utilize once it is completed. However we need to continue our efforts in branding Girls Inc. as a high achieving agency in all aspects, now. However, due to a limited budget, we are forced to search for avenues with little associated costs. We are moving forward in our social media efforts and also creative partnerships with various media outlets. We continue to host our weekly television program hosted by our young girls and will identify additional methods to encourage the girls to make their own messages through other platforms.
  • Advocates/Supporters: We are working with our National office to develop a full program to identify community members who can play a role in furthering our mission. Those individuals can serve in a myriad of ways including; board membership, committee membership, mentors, volunteers, advocates in their spheres of influence, donors, etc. 
  • Our building sits empty during the school year days. We are searching for a possible renter who would occupy the building during the day and provide us with additional revenues.
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from IRS Form 990 and audit documents.  Individual contributions include foundation and corporate support.
Nonprofit Girls Incorporated Of Sarasota County
Address 201 S Tuttle Ave
Sarasota, FL 34237
Phone 941 366-6646

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