Girls Incorporated Of Sarasota County
201 S Tuttle Ave
Sarasota FL 34237
Girls Incorporated of Sarasota County inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.
CEO/Executive Director Angie Stringer
Board Chair Kay Mathers
Board Chair Affiliation Community Volunteer
General Info
Organization DBA
Girls Inc.
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 2018
State Registration Yes Dec 2017
Financial Summary
Note: Revenue includes the value of in-kind contributions/donations
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Determination LetterView
Impact Statement
Moments of Pride 
1. Girls Inc. of Sarasota County was selected as one of 17 Girls Inc. affiliates to receive a three year grant award. The growth grant supports our efforts to reach girls in under served communities of south and north Sarasota County. Our outreach facilitators are bringing our programs directly into the schools in partnership with the school district.
2.  Continued building upon the success of our Family Strengthening Program with an additional support for girls and their families through one on one counseling, parent educational opportunities and cohesive case management. 
3. Strengthened our academic and literacy programs by participating in the Age Level & Beyond Reading program during our 2017 Summer Camp and continued as a site for the National Girls Inc. Literacy Program.

4. Expanded our High School Initiative to serve additional schools and girls during the 2016 – 2017 school year. Provided programming focused on the needs of high school girls in areas of college preparation, career exploration, healthy behaviors, and life skills. 

5. The 2017 Celebration Luncheon earned the highest net revenue ever in the organization's history.

Goals for 2017-2018 

1. Expand K – 8th grade after-school and summer programming to provide services to additional girls in under served areas.

2. Expand our High School Initiative to serve additional area high schools.

4. Strengthen our fitness, sports, and nutrition programming.

5. Seek capital funding for building improvements to ensure we are maintaining a healthy and safe environment.

Needs Statement

1. $35k per year to hire a fitness, health, and nutrition instructor.

2. $70k per year to provide daily transportation for the girls from local schools. 

3. $75k per year for mental health and case management services to address the ongoing needs of many of our girls and families.

4. $120k for building improvements in order to ensure a safe and healthy environment.

5. $180k per year to provide scholarships for girls to attend our after-school and summer camp programs.

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 after-school 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 after-school program in Sarasota County to implement a unique mini society referred to as Dream Harbor. As part of this model, students build and run a society within their after-school and summer programs. Young entrepreneurs produce goods and services, elected officials establish laws, and Peace Keepers maintain order in the halls. All citizens earn wages, pay taxes, invest in products, and deposit and borrow money from the bank. 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
Areas Served Comments
All of Sarasota County
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Youth Development
Secondary Org Type Education
Tertiary Org Type Human Services
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

I became involved with Girls Inc. as a lifeguard when I was 16. I walked into what I thought was a fun summer job - instead I had a life-changing experience. Even as a teenager I could see the transformative work that occurs at Girls Inc. I never forgot that summer and in fact stayed in touch with one of the girls I met in the pool. She was the first in her family to go to college and is now an LPN. I know she would agree that her success is directly attributable to Girls Inc.

Fast forward a couple of decades and I "came back" to Girls Inc. after attending the Celebration Luncheon in 2009. While many things had changed, including enhanced curriculum and expanded capacity, many things were still very much the same. Again, I saw firsthand the positive impact Girls Inc. has on our girls. I joined the Board of Directors and am currently serving as President for the second year.
Girls Inc. provides girls with life-changing experiences and solutions to the unique challenges girls face. This is the "Girls Inc. Experience." Our extraordinary staff and dedicated volunteers build relationships in a girls-only space that is safe and where girls find support, respect, and high expectations. Our research-based programs in the areas of math and science education, pregnancy and drug abuse prevention, media literacy, economic literacy, adolescent health, violence prevention, and sports participation provide girls with the life skills and knowledge to set goals, overcome obstacles, and improve academic performance. At Girls Inc., our girls grow up healthy, educated, and independent. 
The Girls Inc. Board of Directors is dedicated and passionate about our mission to "inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold." If you have any doubt about the power and impact of Girls Inc., I urge you to visit our campus on Tuttle Avenue and experience what it is like to be surrounded by strong, smart, and bold girls. It will change you forever.
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

The future of Girls Inc. is brighter than ever. While we continue to provide high quality after-school and summer programming, we also continually enhance our programs to meet the growing needs of girls through initiatives such as literacy and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Our girls also have the unique opportunity of participating in our Dream Harbor mini society. In this everyday economics lesson, the girls run payroll, earn wages, pay taxes, and produce, price, and market goods and services for our monthly Market Day.


The hard work, dedication, and compassion of the staff, Board of Directors, and volunteers ensures that these efforts are carried out with the best interest of our girls always in mind. They are truly a group of individuals who are committed to our girls and extremely mission driven. It is also through the support of our wonderful donors that we are able to help turn girls’ dreams into reality. We believe great things happen when we work together toward the shared goals of improving the lives of our girls and nurturing future leaders of our community. We encourage you to join us in our mission to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold!

  • 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 mini society 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, tech team, retail, and catering.
  • Girls also receive a healthy snack on a daily basis.
Budget $1,272,161
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
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Angie Stringer
CEO Term Start July 2015
CEO/Executive Director Email
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Stephania Feltz Mar 2003 - Apr 2012
Robin Rose July 2013 - Aug 2015
Senior Staff
Morgan Gerhart Director of Advancement
Julie Sullivan Director of Business Operations
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 8
Part Time Staff 20
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, All Faiths Food Bank,  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, Circus Arts Conservatory, City of Sarasota, Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, Inc., Florida Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Conservation Foundation, 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, 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 Bay Club, Sarasota Council for Concerned Citizens, Sarasota County Health Department, Sarasota County Libraries – Fruitville Library, North Sarasota Library, Selby Gardens, Selby Library, Sarasota County School Board, Sarasota Film Festival, Sarasota Opera, Sierra Club, SPARCC, Society of Women Engineers, Sun Trust Bank, Take Stock in Children, Target, University of South Florida, United Way, WEDU, Whole Foods, WWSB-TV ABC 7, YPG, Zonta
External Assessments and Accreditations
Risk Management Provisions
Accident and Injury Coverage
Automobile Insurance
General Property Coverage
Crime Coverage
Commercial General Insurance
Directors and Officers Policy
Employee Dishonesty
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Years 4
Strategic Plan Adopted Apr 2016
Management Succession Plan Yes
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Policies and Procedures Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Kay Mathers
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Term Oct 2017 to Sept 2020
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Kelly Abercrombie Business
Avery Brannan Star Student
Claudia Cardillo Community Volunteer
Jennifer Compton Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
Patrick Del Medico Al Purmort Insurance
Stacy Hanan Real Estate
Molly Jackson New Balance and Fleet Feet
Alicia Larkins Tervis
Kay Mathers Volunteer
Sheba Matheu Community Volunteer
Dennis McLean Suntrust
Chris Pinckney Merrill Lynch
Michelle Senglaub Marketing
Greg Twarowski Carats Fine Jewelry
Sherry Watts Renewal Point
Courtney Wise-Snyder Home Health Care
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 15
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 4
Female 12
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 9
Board Meeting Attendance % 84
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
Current Year Projections
Tax Year Start Month Oct
Tax Year Start Day 01
Tax Year Begins 2017
Tax Year End Month Sept
Tax Year End Day 30
Tax Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $1,476,305.00
Projected Expenses $1,470,230.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment Yes
Endowment Value $224,385.00
Endowment Spending Policy Income Only
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
Form 9902017
Form 9902015
Audit/Financial Documents
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 Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$84,068$104,688$299,182
Individual Contributions$760,260$1,058,612$442,167
Investment Income, Net of Losses$3,810$2,013$2,104
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$350,087$264,217$218,756
Revenue In-Kind$38,312$39,912$41,461
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$1,144,141$1,027,008$966,356
Administration Expense$176,379$204,070$159,974
Fundraising Expense$134,074$126,681$123,994
Payments to Affiliates--$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.991.190.94
Program Expense/Total Expenses79%76%77%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue11%9%13%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$2,944,314$2,951,742$2,736,825
Current Assets$587,099$514,910$307,388
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$42,265
Current Liabilities$77,890$79,901$79,247
Total Net Assets$2,866,424$2,871,841$2,615,313
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $760,260Contributions, gifts, grants $1,058,612Contributions, gifts, grants $442,167
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $350,087Fundraising $264,217Government Grants - Unspecified $299,182
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSummer Program $120,387Government Grants - Unspecified $104,688Fundraising $218,756
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities7.546.443.88
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%2%
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.  
  • Advocates/Supporters: We continually work 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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