Ringling College Library Association Inc
2700 North Tamiami Trail
Goldstein Library
Sarasota FL 34234-5895
Mission
Ringling College Library Association is dedicated to the ongoing development of the Alfred R. Goldstein Library at the Ringling College of Art + Design and acts as a catalyst for the educational growth of students, faculty and the community.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Stephanie Grosskreutz
Board Chair Becky Mahoney
Board Chair Affiliation Community Volunteer
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
RCLA
Supported Organization Ringling College of Art + Design
Former Names
Ringling School Library Association
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1979
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Aug 2017
State Registration 0
Financial Summary
 
 
IRS Letter of Determination
Name
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Impact Statement
37 years after supporting the development of the Kimbrough Library, RCLA has because of the success of the TOWN HALL lecture series, RCLA is today the largest cumulative donor to the college, with contributions and commitments exceeding $11 million dollars.
 
On January 25th 2017 the Alfred R. Goldstein Library opened.  A 44,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art library. 
 
Needs Statement
  • $100,000 per year for funding of resources for present library·  
  • Approximately $100,000 in TOWN HALL sponsorship support to aid in costs of the hall usage and speaker fees
  • 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.

RCLA is now the college’s largest cumulative donor having contributed over $8 million to the library and to student scholarships. Members of the association now number over 1,800. 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 2017 RCLA celebrates its 42ndanniversary and the 37thanniversary 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. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush; 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
Areas Served Comments Men, women, and students from Southwest Florida, including Sarasota, Manatee, and DeSoto counties come to the lectures and the proceeds from this enable us to provide funds for both the library and the Ringling College of Art and Design students.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Education
Secondary Org Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President


 
Programs
Description
TOWN HALL lecture series has provided the funding support for RCLA's ongoing committment to the Ringling College of Art + design.  
 
As of April 2017 RCLA has over 1500 members. RCLA has committed to over $11 million dollars in direct contributions to purchase books, periodicals, had made artists books, research materials and on-line series for the RCAD library. Of the contributions to date, $4 million dollars was provided for the construction of the Goldstein Library. In addition, RCLA provides funding for scholarships, allowing deserving students the opportunity to attend one of the preeminent art schools in the world. The TOWN HALL series is the primary fundraiser for RCLA.
Budget $1,200,000
Category Education, General/Other Extracurricular Arts & Culture
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults
Short Term Success  We recently completed the 2017 Series and had a occupancy rate of over 85% of available subscriptions, allowing us to support the current obligation to the college 


Long Term Success  

Long term success is determined by our organization listening to our patrons and subscribers and securing relevant speakers to the destination for our annual series. 

Program Success Monitoring
We monitor the success mostly by patron feedback, conducting an annual survey.  The continued success and sell-out is measured by the subscription sales and continued support.  
Program Success Examples Continuing to work with sponsors and patrons in developing programs that appeal to a broad range of patron.   
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.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Stephanie Grosskreutz
CEO Term Start Feb 2016
CEO/Executive Director Email stephanie@rclassociation.org
Experience Prior to joining RCLA, Stephanie was the Managing Director of Visit Sarasota County. During her 11 year tenure, she led all operational aspects of the organization and acted as liaison with arts organizations throughout the region and nationally to promote Sarasota as a cultural destination. Prior to that, she worked as a Travel Industry Sales Manager at the Longboat Key Club. In addition, Grosskreutz served as RCLA Town Hall Chair (2013) and has volunteered with RCLA for over 8 years before being tapped to lead the organization as they grew the structure of the organization.  
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Michelle Frau Membership and Events Coordinator
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 46
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Collaborations
Programs with The Community Foundation of Sarasota (Sarasota County schools); Gulf Coast Community Foundation; Conservation Foundation; and Ringling College of Art and Design
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals)3
Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce8
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
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
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Other Documents
Other Document 2
RCLA Record Retention Policy
Board Chair
Board Chair Becky Mahoney
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Term June 2017 to May 2018
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Erin Hope Christy Williams Parker
Chris Cremer community volunteer
Patrick Duggan Community Volunteer
Renee Eppard Community Volunteer
Michael Forson Community Volunteer
Susan Gross Community Volunteer
Stephanie Grossrkeutz Executive Director
Ashley Hawkins Community Volunteer
Mitzie Henson Community Volunteer
Jennifer Huber Community Volunteer
Ollie Johnson Community Volunteer
Cathy Layton Community Volunteer
Leslie Loftus Loftus Law
Jay Logan Robert W. Baird & Co.
Becky Mahoney Community Volunteer
Jim Roque Suntrust
Cindy Stuhley Retired
Dr. Larry Thompson Ringling College of Art + Design President
Emily Walsh Community Volunteer
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 19
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 3
Female 16
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 9
Board Meeting Attendance % 83
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month June
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2017
Fiscal Year End Month May
Fiscal Year End Day 31
Fiscal Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $1,627,100.00
Projected Expenses $1,281,620.00
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
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 Year201620152014
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$2,875$209,998$288,539
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
Investment Income, Net of Losses$659$545$545
Membership Dues$221,404$113,123$114,954
Special Events$607,152$613,812$287,946
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$3,451$5,480$7,864
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$82,233$525,936$426,962
Administration Expense$161,149$108,911$87,770
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses3.431.491.36
Program Expense/Total Expenses34%83%83%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$2,713,201$4,503,371$4,729,800
Current Assets$2,709,573$2,189,495$2,372,886
Long-Term Liabilities$1,589,019$1,919,769$2,459,360
Current Liabilities$1,223,310$962,479$1,030,902
Total Net Assets($99,128)$1,621,123$1,239,538
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $607,152Fundraising $613,812Contributions, gifts, grants $288,539
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMembership Dues $221,404Contributions, gifts, grants $209,998Fundraising $287,946
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $2,875Membership Dues $113,123Membership Dues $114,954
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $75,001 - $100,000
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.212.272.30
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets59%43%52%
Financials Comments
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 2700 North Tamiami Trail
Goldstein Library
Sarasota, FL 34230 5895
Phone 941 309-5100

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