Team Punta Gorda Inc
252 W Marion Ave
Punta Gorda FL 33950
The mission of TEAM Punta Gorda is to help make greater Punta Gorda a better place to live, work, and play.
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Nancy Johnson
Board Chair Mr. Sheldon Harris
Board Chair Affiliation Retired
General Info
Organization DBA
Supported Organization
Former Names
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2005
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years?
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Feb 2015
State Registration Yes Oct 2015
IRS Letter of Determination
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $69,125.00
Projected Expenses $88,640.00
Other Documents
Impact Statement

1. Launched a Community Development Committee to support collaborative economic development efforts underway in the community.  

2. Received 2 grants to support community projects.

3. Spun off the Historic Preservation Center Committee to become a separate 501-C3 organization, including development of a long and short term strategic plan. 

4. Grew Bicycle Friendly Community Initiatives by doubling the Bicycle Loaner Program fleet and increasing participation in the Pedal & Play in Paradise event. 

5. Completed multiple Community Garden throughout the community. 

Goals for the coming year:

1. Support community efforts to build a year round economy in Punta Gorda through collaboration. 

2. Transition TEAM Punta Gorda from a crisis response organization to a community development organization by focusing on organizational development and a planning for sustainability as a way to engage all sectors of our community. 

3. Mature our fund-raising infrastructure to engage the business community. 

4. Launch a youth service program, Junior TEAM Punta Gorda, in collaboration with local youth organizations6. Engage all sectors of our community through outreach. 

5. Continue to support community development programs such as Community Gardens, Beautification, Bicycle Friendly Community Initiatives and Waterfront Development. 

Needs Statement

For TEAM Punta Gorda to continue its tradition of stewardship, the following are essential components:

Develop volunteer resources at all levels: Board, Leadership Team, Committee Chairs, Committee members, and general volunteers. Approximately $1,000 is needed annually to support volunteer development.

Develop a succession plan to continue the transition to a sustainable community development non-profit.

Generate over $100,000 in funding to complete community gardens, landscape revitalization, waterfront, and bicycle-friendly community programs that support our mission.

Generate over $3,000 in annual funding to support advocacy and community development activities.

Generate over $12,000 in annual funding to support TEAM Punta Gorda’s organizational infrastructure needs.

Fulfillment of these needs will significantly assist TEAM Punta Gorda in preserving the historic tradition of providing public spaces for our community and retaining the unique character of the community.

Background Statement

TEAM Punta Gorda was founded in November, 2004 with the goal of rebuilding Punta Gorda following the devastation of hurricane Charley. Team quickly emerged as a grassroots volunteer organization of more than 2,000 citizens, 350 financial contributors, and 200 active volunteers. The group raised $200,000 and hired world renowned urban planner Jaime Correa who worked with Team volunteers to conduct public workshops to gather grass roots input on rebuilding our community. The outcome was the Citizens' Master Plan 2005, a visionary document which continues to inspire the redevelopment of Greater Punta Gorda. In October, 2005 TEAM incorporated as a nonprofit organization and is recognized as such by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501-C-3 tax exempt entity.

Once the Citizens’ Master Plan was completed and gifted to Punta Gorda and Charlotte County governments, TEAM Punta Gorda began the process of implementing the plan. A major emphasis was to build a collaborative relationship with City and County governments through volunteer citizen assistance and support in rebuilding our community. One major area of focus was to ensure that the auditorium destroyed by the hurricane would be rebuilt as an impressive gateway to the City. The Charlotte Harbor Conference and Event Center stands as a proud tribute to that vision.

Today TEAM is guided by an active Board of Directors with the support of the Operating Committee. TEAM continues to be a unique and successful organization whose mission is to work with our partners in city and county government to move forward with implementing the Citizens’ Master Plan 2005.

Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Charlotte
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Secondary Org Type
Tertiary Org Type
TPG, community development, community, revitalization, economic development, collaboration, recovery, bicycle friendly, veteran's fountain, beautification.
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

It is important to understand that TEAM Punta Gorda was formed as a non-profit organization after Hurricane Charley devastated Punta Gorda in August 2004 to serve as a collaborative resource uniting our citizens in accelerating revitalization to achieve the potential of our unique waterfront community. Our citizens responded and raised over $250,000 in eight weeks to pay for the services of a highly renowned urban planner and his staff to help us determine what this community would become when we were back on our feet, better than we had it before.

From this tragedy came the creation of a Citizens Master Plan 2005 to guide the rebuilding and revitalization of the city of Punta Gorda. Many accomplishments from working together with the city of Punta Gorda and Charlotte County have been made since then. We have worked effectively in partnering with governmental entities, federal, state, county, and city to set direction, support and oversee a wide range of collaborations in the Charlotte County area by volunteering support and time. The speed of recovery exceeded all expectations. FEMA now cites TEAM Punta Gorda as a role model in citizen involvement in disaster recovery.

While we remain an all-volunteer, grass-roots, citizen’s organization, we are now looking forward to implementing our future projects that will enhance our city and county, such as Community Gardens, Beautification of Veteran’s Park, Maritime Development of the Waterfront and Bicycle Loaner Programs. These projects will support today’s TEAM Punta Gorda mission, to help make Greater Punta Gorda a better place tom live, work and play. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization we are completely dependent on donations and grants to fund these and other programs.

It gives me great pleasure to serve as the President of the Board of such an innovative organization.


Claire G. Phelen
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director


TEAM Punta Gorda is a very special all volunteer, community development organization and I’m honored to served as the CEO of this amazing organization. I have been volunteering for TEAM Punta Gorda since 2007 when I felt compelled to help after Hurricane Charley devastated our community on August 13, 2004. The citizens amazingly coalesced and formed a non-profit corporation to help guide our community’s response to nature’s blow. It has been a privilege to help continue to lead the efforts needed to manage change while working to preserve the historic character of Punta Gorda.

TEAM Punta Gorda is fortunate to have the well-honed skills and talents of many older and some retired citizens that give us an ability to provide solutions based on years of experience in successful careers. We are able to perform as an experienced non-profit while transitioning from an organization that formed as a result of a crisis to a mature, respected, non-profit organization.

TEAM Punta Gorda has proven that citizen involvement can be positive and yield great results for the community. From laying Punta Gorda’s brick paver walks and beautification projects to color palette recommendations and designing the compass rose of the interactive fountain, a look around Punta Gorda will yield many examples of how these active citizens have made greater Punta Gorda a better place to live, work, and play. The rewards come from seeing our community thrive and achieve results that would otherwise have been thought unattainable.

We work hand-in-hand with governmental partners and other collaborating organizations to bring groups together in common purpose. It’s the power of working together that allows us to achieve these results. Thank you for supporting TEAM Punta Gorda’s programs and helping us “Continue the Journey.”


Nancy Johnson, CEO


Description The Community Gardens Project takes unused public spaces and turns them into community resources. Each Community Garden is a collaboration between TEAM Punta Gorda and key partners in the public and private sectors. Among the criteria for site selection is accessibility to low income, minority and elderly populations who can benefit the most. The pilot Community Garden is located in the South County Regional Park in Punta Gorda. Built by 80 volunteers, it covers 5440 sq. ft., and has 21 irrigated raised beds, including an area that is handicapped accessible. For a minimal annual fee, gardeners can use their plot space to plant the crops of their choice. Gardeners are offered free education classes provided by the Master Gardeners and ongoing on-site guidance from expert volunteers. This first garden was the pilot project and we are currently working with local officials to select the next site.
Budget $20,000
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Minorities Elderly and/or Disabled
Short Term Success

The first of the Community Garden has been a success by any measure. 32 local families or individuals are currently using the garden to grow food. There is a waiting list of 30 gardeners. All plots have been fully rented from the start-up of the garden. By carefully building community involvement and support, we expect a similarly successful result for each garden we construct.

 Another measure of success is the strong neighborhood collaboration that has formed around the construction of the garden. The pilot neighborhood is the location of many community programs who have been involved and many neighborhood churches who participate. TEAM Punta Gorda volunteers not only provided project oversight but 80 volunteers participated in the project and built the garden. County Parks and Recreation staff installed the fencing. Volunteer teams constructed the heavy wooden frames that contain each of the raised beds. The Master Gardeners provide the community education classes.

Long Term Success

The goal of this project is to create a network of locally sponsored, self-sufficient Community Gardens in Charlotte County that will improve food access, increase awareness of sustainable horticulture practices, and serve as informal educational sites for the community.One criteria for site selection is accessibility to low income, minority and elderly populations who can most benefit from the results as well as accessibility to the general public. Utilizing unused public spaces, volunteers and neighborhood partners, we intend to add a new Community Garden to Charlotte County each year.

Program Success Monitoring

The Community Gardens Committee collects ongoing utilization data (construction progress, plot rental, community participation, educational seminars). Regular meetings of the Committee ensure that data is utilized for continuous project improvement. Each team also collects qualitative data from participants(how? survey? interviews?) that will allow them to make ongoing adjustments as the programs are implemented.

In this pilot program, The Community Garden Committee has developed an infrastructure to sustain the gardens including guidelines for the gardeners, a fund-raising plan, promotional materials, operating procedures, & a training schedule.
Program Success Examples

Evidence of the success of this program can be seen in the faces of the people who garden there and walk away with crops grown at the site through their own hard work. Further success can be measured through the experience of the children of participating families who learn directly how plants are grown and where vegetables and fruit come from. The gardens will become a location for food production, floral beauty and a community horticultural education tool for adults and children alike. The ongoing process of education, growth and reward will assure the long term success of the project. Just by its presence a Community Garden generates unexpected interest from the community in the form of a ever-growing waiting list for new space. The challenge for the long term success of this program will be measured by how quickly we can develop other similar sites to satisfy the growing desire of so many citizens who want their own public garden space.


After Hurricane Charley dealt a blow to the Punta Gorda landscape, TEAM Punta Gorda’s (TPG) Beautification Committee has been bringing back the landscape by funding projects and providing volunteer labor. The economy forced the City to cut landscaping budgets. The City is dependent on TPG’s efforts for landscape revitalization other than grant-funding. TPG uses Florida-friendly concepts that conserve resources and set an example of a beautiful, sustainable landscape.

A current project is the revitalization of Veteran’s Park, adding a centerpiece 22-foot high Eternal Light fountain (EL) erected in an existing retention pond. The EL will serve as a unique and stunning tribute to veterans. The EL's construction will be a significant undertaking with concrete pilings supporting an underground concrete pad to support LED lights. The EL will be a column of white LED light surrounded by alternating streams of red and blue LED lights “spraying out” from the base of the white column of light.
Budget $20,000
Category Environment, General/Other Environmental & Urban Beautification
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Families Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Short Term Success

Currently scheduled projects include enhancing the historic courthouse lawn and providing a space to celebrate the contribution of our veterans to our country. A short-term measure of success will be completing fundraising so that the Eternal Light fountain can be constructed and operational 365 days per year and the Veteran’s Park revitalization completed.

Long Term Success

The vision of this program is to enhance public spaces with materials that provide a Florida-friendly, attractive, and sustainable landscape. Previous projects have included a variety of landscape plantings and paver projects throughout the downtown Punta Gorda area. Currently scheduled projects include enhancing the historic courthouse lawn and providing a space to celebrate the contribution of our veterans to our country. Long term success of this program will be the ability to plan and fund ongoing Punta Gorda landscape revitalization projects while completing the renovation of the Veteran’s Memorial. In the years to come, these collaborative projects with our City and other organization partners will be viewed as significant accomplishments in a long list of projects that help Punta Gorda become a better place to live, work, and play. Residents and visitors of all ages will enjoy the unique character of Punta Gorda.

Program Success Monitoring

The Beautification Committee maintains strong relationships with local gardening organizations, Master Gardeners, and the City’s Growth Management Staff. Collectively the projects are reviewed for code compliance. The success of the Veteran’s Park project will include architects, engineers, and construction contractors completing their phases to create an operational Eternal Light fountain.

Program Success Examples

Previous fund raising of over $20,000 enabled TEAM Punta Gorda's Beautification Committee, in conjunction with the City of Punta Gorda, to refurbish city parks that had been ravaged by Hurricane Charley. Below is a list of landscape revitalization projects completed by the Beautification Committee:

  • Provided palm trees for Charlotte Harbor Event Center
  • Provided landscaping and planted along Marion Avenue
  • Provided landscaping and planted along Herald Avenue and at Herald Court Park 
  • Provided landscaping at the interactive fountain at Laishley Park
  • Provided landscaping and planted at the Historic Train Depot
  • Provided landscaping and planted at the "Welcome to Punta Gorda" signs on North/South US 41
  • Provided Christmas plants and planted in downtown Punta Gorda
  • Provided Christmas lighting for downtown Punta Gorda
  • Pavers at Hector House Plaza and Herald Avenue

TEAM Punta Gorda’s Spokes and Trails Committee is responsible for an array of collaborative projects that support Punta Gorda’s development into a bicycle friendly community. The most visible and successful is the Bicycle Loaner Program.

This 3 year old initiative established a free Bicycle Loaner Program in Punta Gorda. This program is unique to the West Coast of Florida, and affords citizens and visitors a free, alternative mode of transportation and access to local businesses. Modeled after successful Yellow Bike Programs in other communities, this project represents a public-private partnership between TEAM Punta Gorda, local businesses, and city government. Donated Yellow Bikes are distributed to host site sponsors who pay a fee to host the bikes, providing ongoing funds to sustain the program. Merchants and sponsors receive acknowledgement through signage, advertising decals, and a brochure.

Budget $15,000
Category Community Development, General/Other Business District Revitalization
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Families Elderly and/or Disabled
Short Term Success

The program started 3 years ago with 11 new yellow bicycles for residents, visitors and snowbirds to use free for the day on a library type of system from our marinas, hotels and hospital. The program seeks to inspire healthy lifestyles for residents and visitors. 

After 3 years the program has 31 bicycles (including 4 tricycles for the balanced impaired) operating from six  locations. The program is the only free bicycle loaner program in Florida.  It has been acclaimed regionally and recognized nationally. It is attracting visitors both nationally and internationally.

In its first year, this committee assisted the City in applying for Bicycle-Friendly Community Designation from the American League of Cyclists, and received Honorable Mention.

Additional Bicycle-Friendly Initiatives include a major bicycle event each spring, Pedal & Play in Paradise. This popular event drew 438 riders this year and provided 5 diverse rides ranging from a 10 mile Mystery Bike Ride to a 62 mile ride.

Long Term Success

With a strong base of citizen participation and collaboration, the Punta Gorda is emerging as a vibrant community despite devastating economic conditions. One of the challenges has been to support our local businesses and keep them viable during this economic crisis. This program meshes nicely with other community efforts underway to attract visitors to utilize services that will keep jobs in Punta Gorda.

The Bicycle-Friendly Initiatives:

· Give visitors and residents access to the community and attract them to downtown by providing free, accessible, transportation;

· Provide economic stimulus for local businesses thereby helping to retain area jobs;

· Enhance existing waterfront development efforts, and help Punta Gorda become a boating destination;

· Encourage bicycle use as an alternative, carbon-free means of transportation, to encourage healthy lifestyles among residents and reduce the use of automobiles;

· Improve the quality of life in Punta Gorda.

Program Success Monitoring

Team Punta Gorda’s Bicycle Loaner Program represents an effective public private partnership with established roles and responsibilities for partners. The Bicycle Loaner Committee has developed a set of guidelines for bicycle use. The Committee solicits donations, purchases bicycles, services and maintains the bicycles (under a local service contract).  Each hosting sponsor manages the sign-out sheets when bicycles are loaned, shelters the bikes, and monitors their safekeeping. TEAM Punta Gorda periodically collects the liability waivers from sites and tracks utilization statistics. The City of Punta Gorda provides insurance, and law enforcement staff provide public safety assistance.

Program Success Examples

The Bicycle Loaner Program is a true success story. The program received a grant from the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Programto produce a brochure which maps bicycle and recreational trails,showcases the Charlotte Harbor Watershed and teaches conservation.

The Bicycles are in high demand and have been used by visitors from over 38 states and 20 foreign countries. As the program has drawn interest to cycling, opportunities have multiplied in Punta Gorda with new bicycle trails, harbor trails and Multiple Use Recreational Trails. Each year we are asked to increase our fleet.

This committee is active in the development of additional opportunities to make Punta Gorda a bicycle friendly community. They’ve helped the City plan trail development and have convened planners from surrounding counties to talk about connecting routes. Currently they are working with City officials to create a network of marked routes. Future projects include bicycle safety and public education.


Punta Gorda has been rapidly transforming itself since the devastation from Hurricane Charley in 2004, including the careful development of its waterfront assets. As we have moved from disaster recovery to economic recovery, TEAM Punta Gorda (TPG) has served as a convener and facilitator for community efforts to develop public spaces. TPG’s Maritime Committee believes that protecting our waterfront through responsible development is part of an overall strategy to revitalize the area and keep year round residents and jobs in Punta Gorda.

In 2008, TPG provided leadership by creating a Waterfront Master Plan. Written by volunteer architects and adopted by the City, the plan transforms the waterfront and links it with the downtown retail district. The backbone of this plan is the Harborwalk, a multi-use pathway.

TPG provides advocacy and leadership for this effort. Projects focus on enhancing Punta Gorda as a land and sea destination, encouraging tourism, and stewardship of the harbor.

Budget $50,000
Category Community Development, General/Other Waterfront Development
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults US& International Elderly and/or Disabled
Short Term Success

The City is currently working on the remake of a significant public space along the harbor and near downtown, Gilchrist Park. TPG’s Maritime, Architecture and Beautification Committees are all involved in different aspects of the development.

Serving as convener in partnership with PGBA, TPG is recommending that the city establish an anchorage with landside boater amenities along the shoreline of Gilchrist Park. In February 2012, TPG hosted a community education meeting bringing public officials and community members together with a national boating expert who recommended next steps for our community to become a boating destination of choice. 

To this end, specific projects are underway:

  • Handicapped Accessible Docks
  • Landside amenities for visiting Boaters
  • Completion of the Harborwalk
  • Beautification projects
  • Environmental and Historic education
Long Term Success

The vision of this program is to make the Punta Gorda’s waterfront a recreational and boater’s destination of choice. It also continues the historic legacy of those city founders who donated land along the harbor in order to ensure public access and protect our natural resources.

Travel from the Gulf and intra-coastal waterway will be worth the time and effort to arrive at a friendly community that is a welcome haven. With landside amenities for boaters and plentiful recreational opportunities for visitors and residents, Punta Gorda will become a relaxing and yet stimulating place to visit by boat or by land.

With a goal of making Punta Gorda a better place to live, work and play through waterfront projects and activities, we anticipate boating-related industries to establish themselves in the area, providing an economic benefit to the community. We envision a steady stream of visitors using our harbor by boat or on land, making Punta Gorda their destination of choice year after year.

Program Success Monitoring

Waterfront development is a collaborative effort led by TPG and the Punta Gorda Boaters Alliance (PGBA) who represent most of the maritime groups in the community. The partnership also involves the City of Punta Gorda, Charlotte Harbor Visitors and Convention Bureau, Chambers of Commerce, Downtown Merchants Association, Fishermen’s Village, and other community organizations focused on the regions economic development needs.

The TPG Maritime Committee along with the PGBA will monitor the planning as it moves forward and will make recommendations to the City of Punta Gorda.

Program Success Examples

As the City moves forward with the development of public spaces, TEAM Punta Gorda has been a major contributor in the process:

· Waterfront Master Plan: The Waterfront Master Plan developed by TPG in 2008 set in place a plan to develop the Harborwalk as an attraction for visitors and residents to enjoy. It is now partially completed and heavily used by the public.

· Re-purposing and renovation of a major recreational area, Laishley Park: TPG worked the City including providing the landscaping and pavers for the interactive fountain.

· CharlotteHarbor Event CenterDesign: TPG assisted the County in modifying the final design of this waterfront facility to be consistent with other architecture in the community. Later, we contributed updated landscaping.

· Charlotte Harbor Estuary Brochure: Using grant funds TPG developed a brochure to help the public understand the importance of the Charlotte Harbor Estuary.

Program Comments by Organization
Program Comments by Foundation
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Nancy Johnson
CEO Term Start July 2013
CEO/Executive Director Email

Professional Experience:


Mid-Atlantic Network of Youth and Family Services (MANY), Pittsburgh, PA

Founding Executive Director of national training & technical assistance program. Developed innovative federally funded organizational development model for non-profits serving youth and families in high risk situations under US HHS Family & Youth Services Bureau. Provided services to grantees from Runaway & Homeless Youth Programs, Mentoring Children With Prisoners Programs, Domestic Violence Programs, Chaffee Act Programs for Older, Homeless Youth and other areas. Directed MANYCorp, a national AmeriCorps program for 11 years.

1989-1990 & 2007-Present                    

Independent Consultant

Specialized in grants (search, project design & writing), program development, group facilitation, strategic planning, non-profit management, board development and building community programs.


United Way of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA

Director, Adolescent Resource Network, a county-wide teen pregnancy prevention program managed by the  Health and Welfare Planning Association, a division of the United Way.

Director, Helpline, Allegheny County’s Information and Refferal service.

Consultant, Resource Management and Community Initiatives Division


Allegheny Community College, Pittsburgh, PA

Educator, Consultant


North Hills Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA

Executive Director


Three Rivers Youth, Pittsburgh, PA

Education Director


Association for Children with Learning Disabilities, Pittsburgh, PA

Program Director & Arts Education Specialist (Shadyside Center)


University of Pittsburgh, 1980, Pittsburgh, PA

M.Ed. in Special Education (Certified Teacher, Mentally and Physically Handicapped) Chatham College, 1978-1979, Pittsburgh, PA, B.A. in Special Education/Arts

Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Mr. Roger Kress Nov 2004 - July 2006
Ms. Nancy Prafke 2007 - Mar
Senior Staff
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 2
Volunteers 300
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation No
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Arts and Humanities Council of Charlotte County
Charlotte Community Foundation
City of PG Council and Staff
Charlotte County Commission and Staff
Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce
Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program
Charlotte Harbor Visitor's Bureau
Charlotte Sun Newspaper
Florida Weekly
Kiwanis Club of Punta Gorda
PG/PC/NP Association of Realtors
Punta Gorda Boater's Alliance
Punta Gorda Downtown Merchants Associations 
PG Chamber of Commerce
PG Historical Society
Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association
Rotary Club of Punta Gorda
Smugglers Enterprise, Inc.
Punta Gorda Downtown Merchants Association
South County Coalition
TEAM Port Charlotte
Punta Gorda Community Redevelopment Agency
Punta Gorda History Center
External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
Florida Governor's Points of LightFlorida Governor's Office2005
Non-Profit Business of the YearPunta Gorda Chamber of Commerce2009
Community Service AwardDaughter's of the American Revolution2012
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years 1
Strategic Plan Adopted Feb 2012
Management Succession Plan No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Management Comments by Organization Based on our status as an all-volunteer organization, TPG has redistributed responsibilities of the CEO by creating three positions. A CFO for financial and accounting expertise; and a CEO, who now focuses primarily being the face of the organization, serve on the Board. A COO position has been created and filled to provide supervision of the day-to-day operations of the organization activities and volunteers. This newly adopted structure will allow us to manage projects more efficiently and not overburden leadership and the CEO.
Management Comments by Foundation
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Sheldon Harris
Company Affiliation Retired
Board Term Jan 2014 to Dec 2015
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Mr. Brandon Downey Bayfront Health Punta Gorda
Mr. Craig Easterly Community Volunteer
Mr. Jason W. Green Weiler Engineering
Mr. Sheldon Harris Consultant
Ms Carrie Hussey United Way
Ms. Nancy A. Johnson Consultant
Mr. Jeffery R. Kuhns The McCrory Lawfirm
Mr. Lew Morrissey Retired
Ms. Ophelia Rosen Community Volunteer
Ms. Michelle Rumreich Habitat for Humanity
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development?
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 1
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Meeting Attendance % 85
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Standing Committees
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Program / Program Planning
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Governance Comments by Organization
As an all-volunteer organization, TEAM Punta Gorda has proven that it is a well-run and efficient organization.  This is largely because of the wealth of experience these volunteers bring from a variety of successful careers.  They have proven that they know how to organize, prioritize, lead, manage, and effectively bring a community together to effect change while preserving the historic character of the community.  This runs throughout the organization from the Board of Directors down through the nearly 20 committees in place.  TEAM Punta Gorda has become a role model to other citizen-based, grass-roots organizations that are forming in the greater Charlotte County area.  FEMA is also using TEAM Punta Gorda as a role model in how to effectively speed up the pace of recovery from natural disasters.  Punta Gorda's thriving community is largely due to the collaborative efforts of TEAM Punta Gorda with other organizations including governmental partners.  Contributions and donations to TEAM Punta Gorda's programs are proven to have a great return-on-investment to the community.
Governance Comments by Foundation
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2014
Fiscal Year Ends 2014
Projected Revenue $69,125.00
Projected Expenses $88,640.00
Endowment Value
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
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
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
IRS Form 990s
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$91,961$66,424$38,340
Administration Expense$0$0$16,690
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.151.390.82
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%100%70%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$97,610$84,266$58,369
Current Assets$96,450$81,982$55,975
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$97,610$84,266$58,369
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $98,228Contributions, gifts, grants $84,160Pedal & Play $12,541
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $8,394Fundraising $8,035Golf Tournament $10,013
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $120Investment Income $131Bike Loaner Program $6,250
CEO/Executive Director Compensation N/A
Co-CEO/Executive Director Compensation N/A
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
TEAM Punta Gorda (TPG) is an all-volunteer, non-profit corporation.  All programs are delivered by volunteers (no paid staff), significantly decreasing the cost to provide these services to the community.  We also seek other grants and contributions to complete the programs that are provided directly to collaborating partners, never passing through TPG's financial records. This greatly skews the administrative cost of the organization as a percentage of the overall TPG's annual budget.
TPG is a fiscally-responsible organization and makes use of the financial resources donated to it in a very prudent manner. All monthly financial transactions are reviewed and reported by Strang, Olsen, & Lynch, CPAs (SOL).  SOL determined that TPG's financials do not need to be audited because the annual revenues are under the threshold where an audit would be required.  2009-2011 End-Of-Year financial statements prepared by SOL are on file at the Giving Partner.  2008-2010 Form 990s are available at the Giving Partner.  SOL 2011 revenues were under the threshold where a Form 990 is required.  The SOL statement to the IRS regarding 2011 revenues is also available on at the Giving Partner.
Financial Comments by Foundation Foundations and corporations are included with individual contributions as they are not separated in the 990.  Financial figures are taken from IRS Form 990s, with the exception of tax year 2011.  In that year, the nonprofit filed a 990-N.  Accordingly, financial information for 2011 was taken from their CPA-prepared compilations.
Nonprofit Team Punta Gorda Inc
Address 252 W Marion Ave
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Primary Phone 941 637-8326