Ringling College Library Association Inc
P.O. Box 4071
Sarasota FL 34230-4071
Mission
RCLA is dedicated to the ongoing development of Verman Kimbrough Memorial Library and acts as a catalyst for the education growth of students, faculty and community.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No CEO
Board Chair Kristine Nickel
Board Chair Affiliation Nickel Communications
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
RCLA
Supported Organization
Former Names
Ringling School Library Association
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1979
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years?
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Aug 2015
State Registration 0
IRS Letter of Determination
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Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $1,486,300.00
Projected Expenses $1,066,474.00
Other Documents
Impact Statement
 

1.  Since RCLA began, it has raised more $3.4 million for the Verman Kimbrough Memorial Library and is the largest cumulative donor to Ringling College of Art and Design. 
2.  We have consistently had a very high rate of tickets sold to our Town Hall program, nearly selling out each year.
3.   RCLA has seven named scholarship funds fro which distributions are made each year to Ringling College of Art and Design students.
4.   RCLA is to date, the largest contributor to the Capital Campaign for the construction of the new library on the RCAD campus.

Needs Statement

·        $100,000 per year for funding of resources for present library

·        $300,000 per year for commitment to the building of a new library at RCAD

·        Approximately $100,000 in Town Hall sponsorship support to aid in costs of the hall usage and speaker fees

·        $5,000 in Art Lecture Series fees (costs not covered by ticket sales) and

·        Any amount to provide for ongoing scholarship awards to students at RCAD

 

Background Statement
 The Ringling College Library Association (RCLA) was founded in 1975 as an independent, not-for-profit corporation under the leadership of Annamae Sandegren.

The Verman Kimbrough Memorial Library was built in 1980 and was named for the first president of the then Ringling School of Art and Design. The first Town Hall Lecture Series began as a fundraiser under the leadership of Doris Stelzer.

The Library Association Board voted in 2007 to make a $2 million lead gift commitment to the now named Ringling College of Art and Design. The funds were designated for construction of a new library building.

RCLA is now the college’s largest cumulative donor having contributed over $6 million to the library and to student scholarships. Members of the association now number over 1,000. The money from membership dues pays for the association’s annual operating expenses. A $2 million endowment ensures the ongoing development of the library’s resources. In 2010 RCLA celebrated its 35thanniversary and the 30thanniversary of Town Hall.

The speaker series has attracted top national and international thinkers and achievers to Sarasota. Among the notable guests have been: former U.S. President Bill Clinton; U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; former Prime Minister of England Tony Blair; and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

The volunteers of the association have made exceptional contributions to our community and to the educational and visual designers of the college.

Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Sarasota
FL- Manatee
FL- DeSoto
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Education
Secondary Org Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Tertiary Org Type
Keywords
Town Hall, Ringling Town Hall, RCLA, RSLA, Ringling Library Association
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

I am often amazed at what a group of dedicated volunteers can accomplish. Ringling College Library Association (RCLA) has so many dedicated and talented volunteers who work diligently to bring fulfillment to our members.

Our Annual Member Event is held each fall. This wonderful event kicks off the year and celebrates our members.


Our Art Lectures are always inspiring and popular. Each year, these provide an incredible selection of art lectures you will not want to miss. 

 

TOWN HALL 2012 was our 32ndyear of the Town Hall speaker series. As I am out in our community, I have been asked many times about my “job” with Town Hall, RCLA’s only fundraiser. Isn’t it amazing that this incredible speaker series is produced by a team of dedicated volunteers? Some of our past speakers have been quite surprised when they learn that this event was organized by an all volunteer committee - exclaiming that our event was far and away a better organized and produced event than many in which they have participated. We have even been asked to send our “schedule for the day” so that one speaker could share it with others. Yes, we are very fortunate for the privilege of such gifted volunteers whom have shared their gifts and talents with us over the last 32 years.

Please consider supporting RCLA as a Town Hall subscriber or RCLA member. Our mission and purpose remains the same: continuing to ensure that the Verman Kimbrough Memorial Library is one of the premier art libraries in the nation and the world! I look forward to seeing you this season.

Thank you,
Stacey Corley
RCLA President 2011-2012

 

Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
Programs
Description  

Town Hall is in its 32nd year and is one of the top speaker series in the country. We feature speakers from around the world including Mikhail Gorbachev, Ehud Barak, Tony Blair, as well as a past President of the United States and a former First Lady.

Budget $1,200,000
Category Education, General/Other Extracurricular Arts & Culture
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults
Short Term Success  

We have met and continue to meet our financial commitments to the Verman Kimbrough Memorial Library at the Ringling College of Art and Design. 

Long Term Success  

We have met and continue to meet our financial commitments to the Verman Kimbrough Memorial Library at the Ringling College of Art and Design. 

Program Success Monitoring
Commitments met.
Program Success Examples
Pledge or donated over $6 million to Ringling College of Art and Design's Verman Kimbrough Memorial Library.
Description  

The RCLA Art Lecture Series provides unique opportunities to visit area art exhibitions and hear outstanding artists talk about their works. 

Budget $5,000
Category Education, General/Other Extracurricular Arts & Culture
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults
Short Term Success
The RCLA Art Lecture series typically is promoted within our membership through an Art Lecture series mailing and also within our RCLA newsletter. Many RCLA members bring guests who learn first-hand about RCLA and our mission.
Long Term Success
The RCLA Art Lecture series is designed to enlighten and showcase art through local lectures.  Speakers are typically artists or those associated with the arts locally.
Program Success Monitoring
The RCLA board monitors the Art Lecture series and notes what seems to be of more interest to our audience.  Much consideration is given to bring local artists to serve as guest speakers.
Program Success Examples
The RCLA Art Lecture series is typically filled to capacity and some lectures have waiting lists for attendees.
Comments
Program Comments by Organization
Program Comments by Foundation
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No CEO
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email info@rclassociation.org
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Caroline Tanner Executive Administrator
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate % 100
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 1
Volunteers 46
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Collaborations
Programs with The Community Foundation of Sarasota (Sarasota County schools); Gulf Coast Community Foundation; and Ringling College of Art and Design
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Awards & Recognition
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Comments
Management Comments by Organization
Management Comments by Foundation
Board Chair
Board Chair Kristine Nickel
Company Affiliation Nickel Communications
Board Term June 2013 to May 2014
Board Chair Email kristine@kristinenickel.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Michael Bush Home Resource
Stacey Corley FSU Foundation / The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Kristine Cox Bobbit Pittenger
Marian Drost Community Volunteer
Karen Eastmoore Community Volunteer
Renee Eppard Community Volunteer
Stephanie Grosskreutz Sarasota County Visitors Bureau
Dan Hoffe BB&T
Ollie Johnson Community Volunteer
Kathleen List Ringling College of Art and Design
Jay Logan Robert W. Baird & Co.
Becky Mahoney Community Volunteer
Nancy Morgan Community Volunteer
Kristine Nickel Nickel & Nickel Communications
Rosemary Oberndorf Retired
Susan Pore Community Volunteer
Deanne Spoor Community Volunteer
Kathryn Standard Community Volunteer
Kathy Stern Community Volunteer
Cindy Stuhley Retired
Dr. Larry Thompson Ringling College of Art and Design
Lisa Walsh The Observer Group
Wendy Weiss Community Volunteer
Merry Williams Community Volunteer
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development?
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 24
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 21
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 9
Board Meeting Attendance % 76
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Standing Committees
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization
Governance Comments by Foundation
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2015
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $1,486,300.00
Projected Expenses $1,066,474.00
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
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 Year201320122011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0$0$0
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal$0$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$0$0$0
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$305,649$1,918$304,741
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
Investment Income, Net of Losses$709$332$2,700
Membership Dues$72,829$96,548$92,050
Special Events$354,195$616,106$86,953
Revenue In-Kind$10,000$13,682$0
Other$4,564$7,758$3,382
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$205,088$1,766,081$83,818
Administration Expense$99,810$118,939$108,714
Fundraising Expense$0$12,259$10,969
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses2.420.382.41
Program Expense/Total Expenses67%93%41%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%2%3%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$4,294,437$3,911,473$3,902,874
Current Assets$2,047,361$3,911,473$3,902,874
Long-Term Liabilities$2,411,268$0$0
Current Liabilities$1,046,607$3,852,220$2,579,545
Total Net Assets$836,562$59,253$1,323,329
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $354,195Fundraising $616,106Contributions, gifts, grants $304,741
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $305,649Membership dues and assessments $96,548Membership dues and assessments $92,050
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMembership Dues $72,829Art Income $7,758Fundraising $86,953
CEO/Executive Director Compensation N/A
Co-CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.961.021.51
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets56%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
Financial Comments by Foundation
Financial figures taken from IRS Form 990s. Individual contributions include foundation and corporate support, as reported on Form 990. 990s and audits reconcile.
Nonprofit Ringling College Library Association Inc
Address P.O. Box 4071
Sarasota, FL 342304071
Primary Phone 941 925-1343

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