Boys & Girls Clubs Of Sarasota County Inc dba Boys and Girls Clubs Of Sarasota County
3130 Fruitville Road
Sarasota FL 34237
The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.  We are open to all young people aged 6-18 and never turn away a child due to the financial circumstances of the family.
CEO/Executive Director Bill Sadlo
Board Chair Jaime DiDomenico
Board Chair Affiliation Cool Today
General Info
Organization DBA
Boys & Girls Clubs
Supported Organization
Former Names
Boys Clubs of Sarasota County
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1968
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Aug 2016
State Registration Yes 0
IRS Letter of Determination
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $4,100,000.00
Projected Expenses $4,100,000.00
Impact Statement
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County seek to provide a world-class Club Experience in each of their four Boys & Girls Clubs.  We strive to ensure that success is within reach of every young person who walks through our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.  Among our many programs and activities are:
  • Project Learn, an educational enhancement program;
  • SMART Moves, to avoid drugs, alcohol, and tobacco;
  • Triple Play, focusing on wellness of the mind, body, and soul;
  • Money Matters, teaching basic financial literacy;
  • Culinary Arts, for planning and preparing healthy meals and snacks;
  • National Fine Arts Program: drawing, painting, sculpture, collage;
  • Club Tech, teaching basic computer and Internet skills;
  • Digital Arts, for creating digital photography, websites, and artwork;
  • Torch Club, a service club for young teens;
  • Keystone Club, a service club for senior teens.
We will touch the lives of more than 4,000 young people aged 6-18 this year.  Our goal is to eventually reach 10,000 young people in Sarasota County.
Needs Statement
The Boys & Girls Clubs have many needs in the $1,000-$5,000 range.  For example, a donation of $1,000 can pay for:
  • a child's club membership during the school year;
  • kitchen supplies and food for our Culinary Arts Program;
  • paints, canvas, paper, and other supplies for our many Fine Arts programs;
  • balls, goals, markers, or other sporting equipment for our recreational programs;
  • new books for our Book Clubs and Reading Groups;
  • new software for our Digital Arts program.
Strategically, the Boys & Girls Clubs' most pressing needs are:
  • $500,000 increase in individual gifts for general operating funds;
  • $200,000 in scholarship funds for low-income families
Background Statement
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County provide a wide range of after-school and summer programs for children aged 6-18.  We welcome all children and never turn away a child due to the financial circumstances of the family.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County were founded in 1970.  Their first club was located at 3100 Fruitville Road in Sarasota.  In 1993, a second club was opened in the Newtown community within Sarasota.  Four years later, in 1997, this club moved into a newly-built facility and became the Roy McBean Boys & Girls Club.  At the time, this was the largest Boys & Girls Club ever to be constructed in a public housing district.  Also in 1997, the Gene Matthews Boys & Girls Club opened its doors in North Port, where few youth services organizations had previously existed.  In 2004, the original club at 3100 Fruitville Road was rebuilt and renamed the Lee Wetherington Boys & Girls Club.  And in 2007, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County opened its fourth Club, the Robert & Joan Lee Club, in Venice.
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Youth Development
Secondary Org Type
Tertiary Org Type
boys, girls, boys and girls, youth development, youth
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
"We make a difference.  I strongly believe that the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County have an important and positive impact on our kids.  Over 90% of the youth we serve would be 'latchkey' kids who would go home to empty households after school, if it wasn't for the Boys & Girls Clubs.  The Clubs provide adult role models, hope and opportunity and have turned many withdrawn youth into productive and confident young leaders.  The Clubs change and save lives.  I know, because I've seen it.  That's why I volunteer my time."
                          - Tom Shapiro, Past Board Chairman
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
"My vision for the future of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County is to broaden our fun, evidence-based programs, and to deepen the impact on the youth we serve in these three critical areas:
1. Academic Success:  members graduate from high school with a plan for college, military, trade school, or a career;
2.  Character & Citizenship:  members treat others with dignity and respect, and they become engaged citizens who register to vote and give back to their community;
3.  Healthy Lifestyles: members are committed to fitness and nutritious diets and void risky behaviors in favor of healthy lifestyle choices.
I hope to significantly increase our available resources and continue to be good stewards of the community's resources.  And I pledge to continue our strong partnership with schools, parents and other community stakeholders."
                           - Bill Sadlo, President/CEO
Description Project LEARN is a year-round educational enrichment program.  Project Learn consists of "high-yield learning activities" such as reading groups, book clubs, math exercises, and educational games.  It is not uncommon for several Project Learn activities to be conducted simultaneously, in different rooms, for different age groups.  A key component of Project Learn is the "POWER HOUR", where a quiet room is set aside for homework completion.  Club staff members and volunteer teachers are always available to provide homework assistance, and one-on-one tutoring is always available.  Project Learn emphasizes academic excellence, high school graduation, and a plan for secondary education beyond high school.  Above all, Project Learn aims to instill a lifelong love of learning in every child who participates.
Budget $170,914
Category Education, General/Other Extracurricular Activities
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success We expect that at least 80% of Project Learn participants will maintain a "C" average or better in Reading/Language Arts during the school year.
Long Term Success One goal of Project LEARN is that 100% of participants will graduate from high school with a plan to continue their education in college, a trade school, or the military.  Because it is common knowledge that education is the #1 way to escape from poverty, a higher graduation rate will result in greater economic opportunities, which in turn will strengthen families, neighborhoods, and the community at large.
Program Success Monitoring In order to track the Reading/Language Arts grades of Project Learn participants, Boys & Girls Club staff collect and analyze program participant's school report card three times during the school year.
Program Success Examples  Our commitment is that, as a result of Project Learn:  more than 80% of participants will maintain at least a "C" average in Reading or Language Arts, and more than 80% of elementary school-age participants will achieve a "Passing" grade in Work Habits during the school year.
Description SMART Moves is about recognizing and avoiding the dangers of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.  SMART Moves is a fun, interactive program where kids learn how to recognize the signals and pressures which encourage them to use and experiment with these substances, and how to deal effectively with those signals and pressures.  SMART Moves teaches smart, healthy behaviors and emphasizes positive lifestyle choices.  SMART Moves is divided into three age-appropriate segments:  SMART Kids, for children aged 6-8; Start SMART, for children aged 9-12; and Stay SMART, for teens.  Most activities occur in indoor classrooms, but SMART Moves groups often participate in projects and extracurricular activities which go beyond the classroom.  One such related activity is SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco), which is a joint initiative with the Sarasota County Health Department.
Budget $151,133
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Short Term Success According to the 2010 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey, 16.5% of young people in Sarasota County reported being drunk or high in school at least once.  More than 51% reported using alcohol at least once, 26% used cigarettes, 24% used marijuana or hashish, and 21% used other drugs.  The SMART Moves program reduces these numbers to near-zero in its participants in a friendly, non-threatening, and educational way.
Long Term Success More than 76% of Boys & Girls Clubs members come from families whose annual income is $42,000 or less.  More than 41% come from families whose annual income is $23,000 or less (poverty-level).  More than 62% come from non-traditional families.  Studies show that children from these socioeconomic circumstances are the most likely to fall prey to drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.  SMART Moves helps reduce the chances of this from happening, and guides these at-risk kids to live healthy, productive, and crime-free lives.
Program Success Monitoring Pre-tests are administered at the beginning of each SMART Moves course, and post-tests are administered at the end of each course.  Club staff monitor the compare the pre- and post-tests to gauge the increase in each participants' knowledge regarding drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.  Positive social skills and healthy habits are also observed and monitored by Club staff.  But ultimately, the truest measure of success is for SMART Moves participants to remain free from alcohol, drug, and tobacco use.  This is difficult to measure with 100% accuracy, but the best indications are found in school report cards:  sustained attendance and academic performance are the best indicators of substance-free lifestyles.
Program Success Examples Based on historical experience, we expect these outcomes from SMART Moves participants:

- at least 75% will understand the importance of being drug-free;

- at least 75% will understand the importance of respecting themselves;

- at least 75% will show an increase in preventive knowledge of substance abuse;

- at least 80% will complete the entire progra

Based on historical experience:  at least 75% of SMART Moves graduates will understand the importance of being drug-free; at least 75% of SMART Moves graduates will understand the importance of respecting themselves; and at least 80% will show an improvement in substance abuse knowledge from the beginning of the program to the end.
TRIPLE PLAY is an innovative program which teaches wellness of the Mind, Body, and Soul.  It's not just about physical fitness; it's about attitude, and well-being, and health. It's a comprehensive, whole-body wellness program.
The MIND segment of Triple Play features ten classroom lessons called "Healthy Habits".  These lessons focus mainly on diet and nutrition:  MyPyramid, Portion Control, Eating Away from Home, Eating for Energy, Fruits and Veggies, Building Healthy Bones, Body Systems, and Food Cues.  Each lesson is written in 3 age-appropriate versions:  6-8, 9-12, 13-18.
The BODY segment of Triple Play is founded upon six Daily Fitness Challenges:  the Home Run Challenge, the Get Fit Challenge, the Basketball Challenge, the Jump Rope Challenge, the Invent-a-Sport Challenge, and the Walk-Run Challenge. Club staff are encouraged to invent their own fitness activities to complement the six standard Fitness Challenges.
The SOUL component of Triple Play focuses on the Club's Gameroom, which is often the heart of the Boys & Girls Club experience.  The "Back Pocket Program Hints" booklet contains dozens of quick, impromptu games for Club staff members to conduct in the gameroom.  The purpose of these games, and of the "Soul" component of Triple Play, is to teach fair play, good sportsmanship, and social responsibility.  During these games, participants are taught that certain behaviors are acceptable and certain others are not.  They are taught to be good winners, good participants, and good losers. 
Budget $205,601
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Short Term Success In the short term, Triple Play participants learn to "turn the tide" and stop unhealthy behaviors quickly.  Many don't even know that certain behaviors are unhealthy until they enroll in Triple Play!  Participants receive physical activity which increases muscle mass, decreases blood pressure, decreases resting heart rate, decreases excess body fat, and increases basal metabolism.
Long Term Success In the long term, TRIPLE PLAY participants live healthier and longer lives.  They develop a lifelong love of physical fitness and are equipped with the knowledge that will help them make the right dietary choices.  They also learn good sportsmanship and a sense of fair play, which helps them be better employees, better citizens, and better family members.
Program Success Monitoring Each Triple Play participant will receive at least 3 hours of intensive physical activity each week.
Program Success Examples Charis, age 12, was 20 pounds overweight and very unhappy about it.  Each day, she would endure teasing and ridicule at the hands of her schoolmates.  She tried dieting but never seemed to have any luck.  At times, she even contemplated suicide.  One day, a counselor at the Boys & Girls Club gently suggested that Charis try the Triple Play program.  Sceptical and somewhat reluctant, Charis nonetheless agreed, and she began to undergo a transformation.  The 10 Healthy Habits lessons were a "revelation" in nutrition and healthy eating, and the daily physical activities helped boost her metabolism and burn excess calories.  After 4 months in the Triple Play program, Charis was at her normal body weight and feeling very, very good about herself. Her newfound love of fitness has even led her to try out for the track team at school!
Program Comments by Organization
"This is what makes the Boys & Girls Clubs special:  great programs conducted by caring, positive adult and teen role models.  We have so many great programs:  SMART Moves, Project LEARN, Triple Play, Digital Arts, Club Tech, Money Matters, Career Launch, Culinary Arts, the National Fine Arts Program, the Torch Club, the Keystone Club, and so many others.  There is literally something for every child in our programs.  And when you combine great programs with great, positive values, you do something very important for a child:  you give them hope.  You give them confidence.  You give them a sense of purpose.  You give them a chance they might not have otherwise had."
                              - Bill Sadlo, President/CEO
Program Comments by Foundation
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Bill Sadlo
CEO Term Start Aug 2011
CEO/Executive Director Email
Experience Bill Sadlo has been affiliated with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County for more than 36 years.  He first became a club member in 1977 and began working at the (then) Boys Club in 1987 as a part-time counselor.  Mr. Sadlo graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.Sc. degree in Secondary Education in 1991 and became a full-time Boys & Girls Clubs employee in 1992.  He was appointed Unit Director in 1994, Director of Operations in 1998, Executive Vice President in 2001, and Chief Operating Officer in 2005.  Mr. Sadlo was named President/CEO to succeed J. Mack Reid on August 1, 2011, as Mr. Reid took charge of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County Foundation.
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
J. Mack Reid Mar 1989 - Aug
Senior Staff
Michael J. Doyle Director of Advancement
Barbara Yong Vice President, Finance
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 22
Part Time Staff 160
Staff Retention Rate % 80
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 170
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County is a leader in the Community Youth Development (CYD) federation of like-minded organizations within Sarasota County.  Other participating organizations are Girls Inc. and the Sarasota Family YMCA.  The Boys & Girls Clubs also collaborate with the Sarasota County Health Department in the Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) initiative and our public libraries through a literacy campaign. 
External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
Community Partner of the YearSarasota Chamber of Commerce2009
Community Partner of the YearEconomic Development Corporation2010
Risk Management Provisions
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Improper Sexual Conduct/Sexual Abuse
Commercial General Liability
Directors and Officers Policy
Disability Insurance
General Property Coverage
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years 5
Strategic Plan Adopted June 2011
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Management Comments by Organization
Management Comments by Foundation
Planning & Policies Comments by Organization
Planning & Policies Comments by Foundation
Multi-Media Comments by Organization
Board Chair
Board Chair Jaime DiDomenico
Company Affiliation Cool Today
Board Term Oct 2015 to Sept 2017
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Kanak Bal Hot Brands International
Michael Beaumier Mills Gilbane
Lee De Lieto Michael Saunders & Co.
Jaime DiDomenico Cool Today
Ernest DuBose II Sarasota County School Board
David Glorius Community Volunteer
Dr. Robert Gussin Community Volunteer
Barbara Hagen Comcast
Donald Hillerich Minister
Susan Hines Caldwell Trust
Jonna Keller First Security Investments
Jon Lee LCM Capital Advisors
Karen Madden Environmental Pest Services
Carolyn Mason County Commissioner
Gene Matthews Retired
Michael Melnick Armel Jewelers
Kathy Mitchell Doctors Hospital
Irving Naditch Retired
Michael Pender CPA
Dr. Richard Rehmeyer M.D.Physician
Ric Saba Esq.Richard D. Saba, P.A.
Tom Shapiro Sterling Manufacturing
Ric Smalley Merrill Lynch
Lee Thacker Caldwell Trust Company
Anne Weintraub Esq.Band, Weintraub
Lee Wetherington Lee Wetherington Companies
Tony Zanoni IMG Academy
John Zimmerman Wells Fargo
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development?
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 24
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 1 Middle Eastern
Board Gender
Male 20
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Board Meeting Attendance % 59
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 23
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Program / Program Planning
Governance Comments by Organization Attendance is taken at our monthly Board Meetings.  Attendance is reflected in the monthly Board Minutes and in the Board Attendance Spreadsheet. Board Meeting Minutes are available upon request.
Governance Comments by Foundation
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2015
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $4,100,000.00
Projected Expenses $4,100,000.00
Endowment Value $4,688,000.00
Endowment Spending Policy Income Only
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
Anticipate Campaign within 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 Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$491,860$471,263
Individual Contributions$3,558,839$2,931,548$2,012,852
Investment Income, Net of Losses$237$6,224$546
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$448,827$352,705$301,787
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$3,764,084$3,943,813$3,530,487
Administration Expense$436,572$460,383$419,210
Fundraising Expense$283,468$358,255$255,576
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.090.980.89
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%83%84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue7%9%9%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$11,228,657$10,778,038$10,889,890
Current Assets$1,400,387$782,155$521,460
Long-Term Liabilities$0$96,524$47,919
Current Liabilities$550,537$427,011$501,600
Total Net Assets$10,678,120$10,254,503$10,340,371
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $3,558,839Contributions, gifts, grants $2,931,548Contributions, gifts, grants $2,012,852
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Service Revenue $851,885Children's Programs $834,583Children's Programs $887,480
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $448,827Government Grants - Unspecified $491,860Government Grants - Unspecified $471,263
CEO/Executive Director Compensation N/A
Co-CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.541.831.04
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%1%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
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.  Financial information for 2015 was taken solely from the audited financial statements as the Federal 990 was not available at time of review.
Nonprofit Boys & Girls Clubs Of Sarasota County Inc dba Boys and Girls Clubs Of Sarasota County
Address 3130 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34237
Phone 941 366-3911

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