The Players Inc (dba The Players Centre for Performing Arts)
838 N Tamiami Trl
Sarasota FL 34236
Mission
The Players Centre is dedicated to presenting a diverse and entertaining slate of high quality, volunteer driven theatrical experiences that educate, stimulate and enrich the entire community.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms Michelle Bianchi
Board Chair Mr. Donna DeFant
Board Chair Affiliation Retired
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
The Players Centre for Performing Arts
Supported Organization The Players, Inc
Former Names
The Players Theatre
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1950
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes July 2018
State Registration Exempt Apr 2021
Financial Summary
 
 
IRS Letter of Determination
Name
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Other Documents
Gift Acceptance PolicyView
Impact Statement
Impact on the community:
  • Serves a diverse audience of more than 75,000 annually;
  • Offers year-round programming to serve the community;
  • Provides varied training for over 300 students ages 3 and up through The Players Performing Arts Studio and Summer Camp programs;
  • Annually engages over 700 volunteers both on and off stage;
  • Annually provides over 5,000 complimentary tickets to underserved; and at risk youth and adults in the community through The Players Charity Preview Performance Program;
  • Annually provides over 50 scholarships to students through The Players Building Better Grownups Scholarship Program; and
  • Provides complimentary summer camp performances to other area camps for over 600 children, some who have never experienced live theatre.
Needs Statement

1. Technical needs: $12,800

  • 2 hand held microphones ($800 each);
  • 1 TV/DVD player for the Cast and Crew Head shots board in the lobby with cable ($1,000);
  • 1 Bose Sound Dock Series III for classes ($1,000); 
  • 4 new computers for The Arnold Simonsen Players Studio ($1000 each); 
  • 4 desks/office furniture and office chairs for The Arnold Simonsen Players Studio ($1,000 each); and
  • 1 Vertical Band Saw for the Scene Shop to build sets ($1,200).

2. Costume/Prop/Stage needs: $16,410

  • 10 costumes for the student show case ($50 each);
  • 300 plastic bins (latch boxes item #007314909732 at Walmart) for costume/prop storage ($10 each); 
  • Royalties for one student production ($1,200);
  • 1 student scholarship for entire summer ($1,000);
  • 1 student scholarship for Fall/Spring ($2,000)
  • 6 Countryman E6s head worn microphones ($385 each); and
  • 8 Chauvet 72' TOUR Linear RGBW LED Wash Lights ($800 each).

3. Current facility needs: $43,875

  • Stage drapes ($12,875)
  • Exterior lights for safety ($10,000)
  • Trees trimmed ($5,000)
  • Restrooms repainted ($4,000)
  • Concession "refreshening" such as refacing cabinets; new refrigerator, new sink, paint, counter top replaced ($10,000)
  • Carpet shampoo machine ($2,000)
Background Statement

The Players Centre: a Sarasota Institution

Performing arts in Sarasota started in 1930 with The Players Centre. Sarasota’s first performing arts organization began with a season of one-act plays on the stage of the Out of Door School on Siesta Key. A grand total of 281 members and patrons each paid a $2 subscription fee to launch the series. In 1936, The Players moved into its own theatre at the corner of North Tamiami Trail and Ninth Street. Built of pecky cypress, it had 246 seats, a large stage, and a lobby with a welcoming fireplace. In the early 70's the current building replaced the original one, with a seating capacity of almost 500. In 2000, building renovations included a new stage and lighting, sound and acoustical upgrades, and other exterior and interior refurbishments. 
 
On May 2nd, 2016, The Players rebranded and made a landmark announcement to sell their existing building and property and move east of I-75 in Sarasota County to be the Arts and Entertainment piece in the new Schroeder Manatee Ranch's Waterside Development in Lakewood Ranch.  

 

The new Players Centre for Performing Arts is slated to include a 480-seat main stage auditorium with balcony seating, a 125-seat black box theatre, a 100-seat cabaret stage with food service, and the main campus for the Arnold Simonsen Players Studio, the education arm of the organization. The Players recently announced the relocation of their performing arts school slated to open 2017 in the new Rosemary Square development in the City of Sarasota. As part of The Players strategic plan, the Rosemary Square school location will become a satellite location once the new theatre campus is built out east.

Over the years The Players has achieved a reputation for quality programming that entertains, educates, and enlightens a diverse audience with year-round offerings:

  • Broadway Theatre Series
  • Backstage Theatre Series, in an intimate, "black box" venue
  • Summer Sizzler Series
  • SNAP (Something New at Players) Series
  • The Players New Play Festival
  • Special concerts, and a variety of community partnership programs.
As a community theatre, the actors are volunteers who work alongside professional creative teams of some of the area’s best directors, music directors, choreographers and designers. This creates an environment that challenges and encourages everyone involved to achieve ever-higher artistic standards. As an acknowledgement of this standard of excellence, The Players Centre was awarded:
  • The Cultural Organization of the Year in the 2011 Frank G. Berlin, Sr., Small Business Awards, presented by the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
  • The 2013 Favorite Local Performing Arts Venue by Watermark/s Wave Award.

The Players maintains modest ticket prices, from $8 to $30, ensuring that the transformative power of live theatre is available to as many members of the community as possible.

Also serving the community is The Arnold Simonsen Players Studio, as the educational arm of The Players Centre. Annually it offers classes for more than 300 students, ages three through adulthood:
  • Acting
  • Dance
  • Singing
  • Specialty workshops
  • Three community outreach groups: The Players Kids, The Players Follies, a 55-and-over performing troupe and The Flash Tapper, an adult group.
Note: The Players Performing Arts Studio will be expanding to a new state-of-the-arts facility in the new Rosemary Square Development.
 
The Players Art Gallery, a collaboration with the Sarasota art community which began in 2009, is located in the theatre lobby and features the work of 1-3 different artists for the run of each Broadway Series show.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Charlotte
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
FL- DeSoto
FL- Hillsborough
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Secondary Org Type Youth Development
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

I am privileged to serve as the current Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Players Centre and to be a part of this wonderful organization.

Back in 2010 a client of mine had some mink coats they wanted me to donate to an organization. I knew my old friend Jeffery Kin had for the past three years been the Artistic Director at The Players and I had not seen him in about 15 years. So I called and asked if the costume shop could use the coats. I stopped over on my lunch hour to donate them and he told me that I should audition for Neil Simon’s Rumors that weekend. I said: “Jeffery I haven’t been on stage in 15 years!” he said “it is like riding a bike, just show up”. So I did and the rest as they say is history! Every year thereafter, I did a mainstage or backstage show on stage and also worked behind the scenes in costumes and props and then was invited to be on the board of trustees. I still do work behind the scenes today and on stage. I served as the Board Secretary for three years before becoming the Chair.

I recently surveyed some of our big supporters (and Jeffery is my witness) one of the questions I asked is how they think we – The Players- compare to other area theaters. They came back with “the friendly theater” and “feels like family – a happy family” I couldn’t phrase it better. I recently retired from the financial services industry after 32 years and am very happy to spend my retirement here serving the friendly family at The Players.

I look forward to working and volunteering with all the staff and other volunteers in our upcoming 88th season and beyond to continue to make The Players a safe friendly family place, with the degree of professionalism that The Players exudes.

Donna DeFant, Board Chair
The Players Centre for Performing Arts 
 
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

The following is a very good quote from Kurt Vonnegut that I carry around in my purse with me to remind me how important the arts are.

"Go into the arts. I'm not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can.  You will get an enormous reward. You will have just created something." 
 
The Players productions, as well as education and outreach programs, have provided opportunities that transformed the lives of students, audiences, volunteers, patrons and staff members. As one of Florida’s award-winning and most comprehensive community theatres, The Players thrives because of its ability to respond to numerous community needs. One example of how we impact and change lives is our work as leaders in theatre education through The Arnold Simonsen Players Studio. Our programs serve students aged 3 to adult. Studies show that children exposed to the arts, especially performing arts, achieve greater success in life. Last year, more than 10,000 students attended a show, took a class, participated in a workshop or summer camp, or volunteered in a production at The Players Centre.
 
Great challenges lie ahead. I am extremely excited about our future move to Lakewood Ranch.  The need for a safe, accessible, and modern facility has weighed heavily on us and the opportunity for a new theatre in a new location is exactly what we need. The Players will look to the generosity of loyal patrons, donors, businesses, and foundations in the greater Sarasota area who recognize that their support constitutes an investment in our community’s future to build a new theatre. 
 
Michelle Bianchi
Managing Director/CEO
The Players Centre for Performing Arts

Programs
Description

The Arnold Simonsen Players Studio offers training to prepare students for life as well as to become actors at The Players Centre. Enrollment includes more than 300 students, ages three and older, who choose from an array of basic to advanced level classes. Coursework ranges from acting, singing, and choreography, to ballet, lyrical, tap, jazz, and hip-hop dance. Specialty workshops are also available, such as Make-Up for the Stage and Screen, On Camera Acting, How to Audition, and Playwriting, all taught by area professionals.  The new ARNOLD SIMONSEN PLAYERS STUDIO will be opening 2017 just around the corner from the existing theatre. 

The Building Better Grownups Scholarship program creates opportunities for disadvantaged youth to experience the personal and creative development that comes from theatre arts education. Scholarships are awarded to children of low-income families during the fall and spring studio sessions and the Stage Door Workshop summer camp program.
Budget $139,800
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Theater Arts Instruction
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) At-Risk Populations Adults
Short Term Success

Students benefit greatly from participation in the performing arts. Successes of the Building Better Grownups Scholarship program are measured individually, one student at a time. From a mother, “My little girl has always been shy and introverted. After taking part in your musical theater camp there was a remarkable change in her. Taking voice, dance and acting lessons allowed her to blossom! She was suddenly able to open up and talk to others and express her feelings.”

Long Term Success

Children involved in performing arts do better in school and in life. Research shows that students involved in the performing arts are far more likely to pursue higher education and earn more income. Students at The Players Studio learn creativity, confidence, problem solving, perseverance, focus, non-verbal communication skills, collaboration, dedication, and accountability. They also receive constructive feedback from our professional faculty. Such experience leads to higher school attendance, better academic performance, higher verbal and math SAT scores and increased literacy. Spending time with performing arts programs is a powerful tool for improving the well- being of youth in our schools and in our communities.

Program Success Monitoring

The impact of the Building Better Grownups Scholarship program on students’ lives is measured through written and oral feedback from participants, including scholarship recipients. Students fill out an evaluation form at the end of each studio and summer camp session. The form provides both a structured evaluation and an opportunity to share from the heart how the studio experience has affected the individual respondent.

Also, the staff of The Players Performing Arts Studio measures the success of the scholarship program. The attitude of a student is of utmost importance. Attendance also is a key indicator of a student’s commitment. Scholarships are not automatically renewed; absences and tardiness may result in forfeiture of the scholarship.

Program Success Examples Success is measured in stories like Treyvon’s. Given a full scholarship to The Players Stage Door Workshop summer camp program at age 15, he demonstrates the difference a scholarship can make. Treyvon’s parents were unavailable to him; his guardian struggled with life’s challenges. He was on his own much of the time. That did not, however, prevent his dream of performing on stage. Referred by an elementary school teacher, Treyvon received a full scholarship to the 2010 program. Camp instructors quickly discovered he had little support at home and no food for the day. He was determined to attend no matter what. Scholarship support expanded to include food for camp and weekends. That fall he was accepted into the acclaimed Booker High School Visual and Performing Arts program. In the summer of 2011, he returned as an intern to share his experience and enthusiasm. Since then he was granted a prestigious national full-college scholarship.
Description
  • Broadway Series – seven shows that present a mix of moods, styles and messages to appeal to a wide variety of residents and tourists.
  • Summer Sizzler Series – three full-length plays.
  • SNAP (Something New At Players) Series – one-day or long-weekend performances of concerts, play readings, short-run productions, from family friendly to progressive entertainment.
  • New Play Festival – showcases local playwrights.
  • Backstage at The Players – three contemporary plays in an intimate black-box venue.
Budget $600,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Theater
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Families Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short Term Success
  • Extending a show
  • Oral and written surveys from cast and crew
  • Positive critics’ reviews
  • Patrons’ oral and written comments
  • Local awards given to a particular show
Long Term Success
  • Tracking ticket sales
  • Number of patrons who move from single ticket to season subscriber
  • Patrons becoming: Donors, Vounteers at the theatre and Show Sponsors
Program Success Monitoring
  • Audience survey at one performance of each production
  • Cast and crew survey at close of each show
  • Oral and written feedback from artistic team to the management
  • Post mortem discussions with staff and management
  • Review of comments on social media
Program Success Examples
Named:
  • Cultural Organization of the Year in the 2011 Frank G. Berlin Sr. Small Business Awards, presented by the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce.
  • A finalist in the 2011 Longboat Key, Lido Key, St. Armand's Key, Chamber of Commerce Non-profit Business of the Year.
  • A finalist in the 2011 John Cox Community Partner Category, Sarasota County Economic Development Corporation Hall of Fame Award.
  • A 2013 finalist for Best Theatre Company by SRQ Magazine.
  • The 2013 Favorite Local Performing Arts Venue by Watermark's Wave Award.
 
 
Description

 

A. Charity Preview Performance Program at the theatre
  • Integral to the mission of The Players;
  • Provides complimentary tickets each season to 3500 individuals for free to see the seven Broadway Series shows.
  • Established in 1985, this program serves more than 30 charity organizations in Sarasota and Manatee counties.
B. Performances taken into the community by The Players performing groups:
               1) Players Kids – ages 8 to 17
               2) Players Follies – a 55 + senior troupe
               3) Players Flash Tappers - 50 + troupe 
  • All three groups perform for people who cannot travel to the theatre and are confined to retirement homes and assisted living facilities in Sarasota, Venice, Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch.
  • The joyful expressions on the faces of the audiences of all three troupes.
C. Players Art Gallery – collaboration with the Sarasota art community, located in the theatre lobby featuring the work of local artist for the run of each Broadway Series show.
Budget $200,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Theater
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Families Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short Term Success
  • Monitoring the number of applications to participate in the Charity Preview Performance Program.
  • Number of sales by artists in Players Gallery (10% of all sales is donated to the theatre.)
  • The immediate positive response of audience to Players Kids Players Follies, and Players Flash Tappers.
Long Term Success Number of:
  • Applications for all three outreach programs
  • Charity Preview attendance
  • Artists given the opportunity to display their work
  • Retirement homes and assisted-living facilities at which Players Kids, Players Follies, and Players Flash Tappers perform
Program Success Monitoring
Monitor use of complimentary tickets given to charity organizations vs number who actually attend.
 
Number of:· Local artists who earn the privilege to display for an encore viewing
  • Repeat invitations to perform at a facility
Program Success Examples

Thank you letters received from Charity Preview attendees; a few samples:

“Thank you for the opportunity to participate in your Charity Preview program. Trauma and stress are a daily part of our routine at the Child Protection Center and it brings great pleasure to offer a family receiving services a night out to relax and escape to the theatre.” - Douglas S. Stanley, Child Protection Center, Inc.

“The residents enjoyed every show and it was a huge hit in our facility. We are so grateful for businesses such as The Players that allow us the opportunity to attend and participate in such activities that most of our residents are not able to do without your help.” – Hallie Robeck, Director of Activities, Renaissance Manor.

“All of us at Big Brothers Big Sisters appreciate the generosity of the tickets, especially the Bigs and Littles who would otherwise not be able to see the wonderful performances of the theatre.” Crystal Simmons – Mental Manager, Big Brothers Big Sisters

Comments
Program Comments by Organization
There are two major challenges faced at The Players Centre for Performing Arts:
 
1. Raising $30,000,000 for our Changing a Community Capital Campaign for a new theatre complex in the Waterside Place Development of Lakewood Ranch; and
 
2. Raising the funds to meet the Endowment goal of $360,000 to help sustain the theatre into the future.  If these funds are raised, the State will match the amount by $240,000; and
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Ms Michelle Bianchi
CEO Term Start Sept 2008
CEO/Executive Director Email info@theplayers.org
Experience

Longboat Key, Florida native, Ms. Bianchi attended St. Joseph Catholic School in Bradenton and graduated from Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School in Sarasota. She holds a Degree in Interdisciplinary Social Science. Ms. Bianchi joined The Players in August 2002 as the new Administrative Assistant. She was promoted to Office Administrator in August 2005 and Director of Operations in February 2007. In September 2008, the Board of Trustees of The Players promoted Ms. Bianchi to the position of Managing Director/CEO during one of the greatest economic crises the country had seen since the Great Depression. Ms. Bianchi immediately presented a “split-management” business model to the Board with the position of Managing Director/CEO focusing on all aspects of business and finances and the position of Artistic Director focusing on artistic quality and productions. She revised the operating budget, reorganized the staff, streamlined the theatre operations, and reduced expenses by 27%, saving the theatre from near bankruptcy. The success of the split-management team has brought the theatre back to a growing $1.4 million operating budget.  Ms. Bianchi spearheaded the idea of relocating the theatre to Lakewood Ranch which is now on the path to coming to fruition.

Board Member/Advisory Positions/Awards
  • 2016 Arts Leadership Award Winner
  • 2016 SRQ Women of Influence Finalist 
  • Selected as ABC7's "Amazing Woman of the Week" April 2014;
  • 2012 & 2016 State of Florida Grants Panel Member adjudicating over 30 professional theatres in Florida;
  • Board Member of the Sarasota County Arts & Cultural Alliance;
  • Serves as one of three members of the Governance Committee for the Sarasota County Arts & Cultural Alliance;
  • Guest Speaker for Sarasota County Chamber for “Secrets to Successful Selling” 2012;
  • Sarasota County Chamber Small Business Awards Judge 2012, 2013 & 2014;
  • Ringling College of Art & Design’s Greatness Beyond Measure Judge 2009 & 2010;
  • Member of the National Association of Professional Women
  • Past Alumni Representative – Sports Club – Cardinal Mooney High School;
  • Past Chair of the Cardinal Mooney High School Class of 1987 Alumni Association; and
  • Member of the St. Mary's Star of the Sea Catholic Church.
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Mr. Burton Wolfe 2000 - 2006
Ms Jo-Ann Wolverton 2006 - 2007
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Mr. Berry Ayers Director of Music/Production Manager
Patricia Campbell Director of HR/Accounting
Ms. Alyssa Goudy Assistant Technical Director
Ms. Tammy Halsted Box Office Manager
Amanda Heisey Project Manager
Mr. Kenneth Junkins Technical Director
Ms. Betty Morris Volunteer Coordinator
Ms. Jolie Schroeder Director of Operations
Mr. Jason White Director of Marketing & Public Relations
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 12
Part Time Staff 6
Staff Retention Rate % 90
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 78
Volunteers 702
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Collaborations

Charity Preview Program.   Each year, over 52 local social service agencies collaborate with The Players to distribute complimentary theatre tickets to individuals who would not otherwise have the spirit-lifting experience of the performing arts.   Participating agencies include the Sarasota Housing Authority, the Salvation Army and the Jewish Family & Children Services to name just a few.

Caring for Caregivers.  A respite opportunity for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients living in the Sarasota community offered through a collaboration of The Players and the Alzheimer's Association-Florida Gulf Coast Chapter.  Complimentary Broadway Theatre tickets and beverage vouchers allow those who provide full time care for a loved one to enjoy a much needed respite from the daily responsibilities of care giving.
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
American Association of Community Theatre
AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals)
Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota
Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Awards & Recognition
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Cultural Organization of the Year/Frank G. Berlin Sr. Small Business AwardsGreater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce2011
Finalist NonProfit Charitable Organization of the YearLongboat Lido St. Armands Chamber of Commerce2011
Finalist John Cox Community Partner Hall of FameSarasota County Economic Development Corporation2011
Favorite Local Performing Arts VenueWatermark Wave Award2013
SRQ Best Performing Arts VenueSRQ Magazine2014
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years 5
Strategic Plan Adopted Oct 2012
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Donna DeFant
Company Affiliation Retired
Board Term Sept 2017 to Aug 2018
Board Chair Email doozerdona@verizon.net
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Leona Collesano Sage Project Manager
Dr. Denise Davis-Cotton Educator
Mrs. Donna DeFant Financial Management
Mr. Richard DiSammartino Community Volunteer
Mr. Adrian Fox BFT International
Mrs. Gayle Logan Financial Planner
Miss Lily Mancini Student Board Member
Mrs. Angela Massaro-Fain Managing Partner
Miss Arya Nalluri Student Board Member
Mr. Kenneth Prokop Prokop P.A.
Mr. Christopher Staine Esq.Attorney at Law
Mr. Rodney Williams Retired
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 5
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Meeting Attendance % 75
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Finance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Academic Affairs
Endowment
Board Governance
Building
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization

The ongoing challenge is building a better and stronger board of trustees. The goal is to add an 10 new board members from the Lakewood Ranch Community over the next 3 years.  

Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month Sept
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year End Month Aug
Fiscal Year End Day 31
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $1,505,143.00
Projected Expenses $1,505,143.00
Organization has Endowment Yes
Endowment Value $35,414.00
Endowment Spending Policy Income Only
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign Yes
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
Campaign Purpose To build a multipurpose theatre complex in the Waterside Place of Lakewood Ranch.
Campaign Goal $25,000,000.00
Campaign Dates June 2016 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 5000 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
9902016
9902015
9902014
9902013
9902012
9902011
9902010
9902009
9902008
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$103,444$140,384$91,018
Federal$0$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$0$0$0
Unspecified$103,444$140,384$91,018
Individual Contributions$481,976$202,223$233,435
$0$0$0
$705,931$852,218$776,607
Investment Income, Net of Losses$1,591$1,151$1,295
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$12,263$26,459$0
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$79,149$60,864$94,563
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$918,900$983,297$899,589
Administration Expense$309,273$246,085$235,820
Fundraising Expense$52,547$47,674$61,491
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.081.001.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses72%77%75%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue9%13%19%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$1,146,242$1,031,904$1,069,829
Current Assets$339,488$184,870$172,981
Long-Term Liabilities$185,791$0$0
Current Liabilities$235,228$423,224$464,184
Total Net Assets$725,223$608,680$605,645
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountTicket Sales $573,952Ticket Sales $683,735Ticket Sales $640,344
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $481,976Contributions, gifts, grants $202,223Contributions, gifts, grants $233,435
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGoverment Grants - Unspecified $103,444Government Grants - Unspecified $140,384Tuition $100,561
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $50,001 - $75,000
Co-CEO/Executive Director Compensation $50,001 - $75,000
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.440.440.37
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets16%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization The 2016 audit reflects a $116,543 overage with the financial outcome for this year which is the balance of a one-time gift to the performing arts studio.  Those funds are earmarked for the build out of the new studio.
Financial Comments by Foundation
Financial analysis based on IRS Form 990 and audit documents. 990s and audits reconcile. Individual contributions include foundation and corporate support.
Nonprofit The Players Inc (dba The Players Centre for Performing Arts)
Address 838 N Tamiami Trl
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone 941 365-2494

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY, INC. IS A REGISTERED 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT CORPORATION. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE (1-800-HELP-FLA) OR FROM THE WEBSITE: WWW.FRESHFROMFLORIDA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) OF EACH CONTRIBUTION IS RECEIVED BY THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY. REGISTRATION #SC-02471.