Manatee County Y
3805 59th Street West
Bradenton FL 34209
The YMCA's mission is "To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all". 
Our Focus: Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.  
CEO/Executive Director Sean Allison
Board Chair Joey Brannon
Board Chair Company Affiliation Axiom Strategic Consulting
History and Background
Organization DBA
Manatee County Family YMCA, Inc.
Manatee County Y
Manatee County Family Young Mens Christian Association, Inc.
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Supported Organization n/a
Awarded a competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years?
Incorporation Year 1981
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $6,604,227.00
Projected Expenses $6,604,227.00
Additional Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Determination Letter
State Info
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes July 2014
State Registration 0
In 2013, Y membership grew to 5122 households.  We served over 10,000 unduplicated individuals through our programs. The Y’s Y DASH middle school program enrollment grew to 650 participants. Over 4000 were in attendance at the Y’s Healthy Kids Day. 1048 families received financial aid last year in order to participate
in Y programs and services. Over $400,000 was awarded in financial assistance.  209 volunteers contributed 9393 hours in Y programs and services. Manatee Y Technological High School enrolled 330
at-risk and high-risk students. Through the Y's Youth Gang Prevention, Intervention and Suppression program the YMCA
has reduced violent (or Part 1) crimes involving juveniles by 45% in Pride Park and was successful in causing 18 youth gang members to renounce their gang. The Y Reads! Program helped improve the
reading skills of elementary school students.

The YMCA has a long history beginning in 1844 in London and in 1851 coming to the United States.  Today, the Y engages more than 10,000 neighborhoods across the USA and is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
 The Manatee County YMCA was incorporated in 1975 and has been serving our community for over 37 years.  Started in a downtown office, the Manate County Y now has four branches and serves thousands in our community.  We offer membership and programs to all and we do not turn anyone away due to an inability to pay.  
At our beginning, programs were offered in community facilities and in backyard pools.  In 1977 we moved to 59thSt W. to a small building donated by the Bradenton Kiwanis Club.  Soon an outdoor pool, locker rooms and offices were added.  Later a fitness center, all-purpose room and lobby came.  In 1989 we made a commitment to meet the needs of members and the community. PrymeTime, a childcare program, was started and The Learn to Swim program began.  The conversion of the swimming pool to an indoor pool was the start of programs for active older adults. 
Collaborations were formed with the school board, county and other organizations.  In 1995 construction of a gym and new fitness
center provided facilities for youth sports and fitness programs.  In 1997 we offerred programs in the southern part of the county and in 2003 the Lakewood Ranch Branch was opened due to a generous donation from Schroeder of Manatee.
We now had three branches serving the county:South Branch, Bradenton Branch and Lakewood Ranch.  
In 2004 the Association Office was formed to oversee the administrative
needs of the branches, as well as the Community Services branch, previously known as PrymeTime.  In 2005 South Branch added membership services and merged with Community Services. In 2007 the focus was on teens. A teen outreach program was formed with a strong presence in Pride Park and Lakewood Ranch communities.  The Emerge Program was formed, conducting school assemblies at elementary and middle schools, mentoring at-risk teens.  In 2009 the Parrish Branch opened, operating out of a renovated schoolhouse.  In 2010 YMCA of the USA announced the new Y-branding strategy, introducing a new Y-logo and focus. 
In 2012 our brances were renovated with a major expansion and renovation at our Lakewood Ranch branch; allowing us to serve many more kids and families.  In 2012 we opened the Manatee Y Technological High School, where over 200 high school students are enrolled.
Needs The Manatee County Y's most pressing needs: (1) $75,000 in annual support for The Manatee Y Technological High School, (2) $50,000 for the Y’s Youth Gang Prevention, Intervention and Suppression program, and (3) $430,000 for the "Change the Odds” scholarship campaign
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director At the Manatee County Y we proudly proclaim that we are for Healthy Living, Youth Development and Social Responsibility. These areas amount to a kind of navigation tool for the Y’s mission.
Let’s briefly look at each one, first Healthy Living. The Manatee County Y provides the best health/wellness centers and programs in the area. We offer up-to-date facilitates with excellent equipment and classes designed to help everyone become more active, reduce stress, lose weight, lower blood pressure, maintain healthy blood sugar levels, improve balance and flexibility and enhance one’s overall strength and vitality. The real key is our staff. They are trained to assist the marathon runner or the health seeker; those who are reluctantly willing to become less unfit.  Developing the young person into the adult that reaches their highest potential is at the heart of everything we do. We look for ways to assist them mentally,
spiritually and physically. Our programs encourage character development, academic improvement and good citizenship. A good example is our Y DASH before and after school program for elementary and middle school students. Y DASH is short for Developmental Assets, Academic Achievement, Social responsibility
and Healthy Living. Kids in the program plan service learning
projects, take part in the President’s Physical Fitness Challenge, set goals to improve their grades and are provided with important developmental assets that help build their future, such as mentors who care, demonstrate commitment and express high value in each young person’s life. Living responsibly in society starts with considering our neighbor’s needs. Our attention then is given to understand and assist those who are less fortunate than most. We then attend our world, conserving its beauty and wonder. At the Y we never turn away anyone who needs our programs and services due to an inability to pay. We also, make accommodations for our disabled friends and neighbors in both our facilities and classes. Through programs like Manatee Y Tech High School, Adopt-A-Block program, and our Youth Gang Prevention, Intervention and Suppression program we provide service and hope in practical ways that impact
our area’s toughest neighborhoods. We do a lot of this work with caring and concerned partners like churches, local volunteers, and human service agencies from not-for-profit sectors and local
and state government.  

The Mission of the Y is, “To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.” In that mission we stand for Healthy Living, Youth Development and Social Responsibility and we invite you to join us by volunteering or making a monetary gift.  

Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Manatee
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type Youth Development
Tertiary Org Type Recreation & Sports
Our Y is committed to nurturing the potential of every child and teen.  We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve.  That's why we help young people cultivate the values, skills, and relationships that lead to positive behavior, better health, and educational experiences that enrich cognitive, social, physical and emotional growth.   
Budget $1,297,224
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Families
Short Term Success

All participants in our programs will have short term successes that will vary from learning a new skill, meeting a new friend, to improving a grade in school. With the help of our coaches, staff and parents,
participants set an individual goal that they will work towards during the
program. Many of these goals are met by the end of the program. Goals can be directly related to the program (ex. I will make a basket, or I will score a goal in soccer). Goals can be educational (ex. I will get all As, or I will improve a letter grade in one  subject). Goals can even be social (ex. I will make a new friend, I will not fight with my brother/sister, or I will clean my room).

Long Term Success

We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for
life. Because of the Y, more young people in neighborhoods around the nation
are taking a greater interest in learning and making smarter life choices. At
the Y, children and teens learn values and positive behaviors, and can explore
their unique talents and interests, helping them realize their potential. That
makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

Program Success Monitored By
We monitor the success of the programs in several ways:  parent and participant survey forms, goal tracking sheets for each individual child, coach's meeting including their input.  Our staff and volunteers are properly screened to ensure that we have  good role models for our children.  Our coach's are trained in their various program and we use program models designed by the Y of the USA, our national organization.
Examples of Program Success
We have just posted in our branches the names of over 50 students who have achieved straight As, or has improved their grades.  Our swim team
currently has over 60 swimmers competing at the state level.  This year we have 5 swimmers earn FLAGS and 2 swimmers qualified for Senior Champs.  We also had 1 swimmer qualify and compete in Nationals.
Our tackle football, in their first season, participated and competed in the southeast conference of AYF.
The Y is a leading voice on health and well-being.  We bring families closer together, encourage good health and foster connections through fitness, sports, fun, and shared interests.  As a result, over 12,000 people in our community are receiving the support, guidance and resources they need to achieve greater health in spirit, mind and body.  This is particularly important as our nation struggles with an obesity crisis, families struggle with work/life balance, and individuals search for personal fulfillment.  Our programs are accessible, affordable, and open to all faiths, backgrounds, abilities, and income levels.  In 2011, we provided over $500,000 in financial assistance to people who otherwise would have faced economic barriers to participation.
Budget $487,433
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other Physical Fitness
Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
Population Served Females Adults Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Short Term Success
12 Weeks to A New You is a program that if offerred for free to all of our members.  Through this program the member is guided to creating healthy habits that will help them throughout their life.  Once the 12 week program is complete most will remain a life long exerciser.
Recliner to 5K program is to take those from doing nothing to doing something.  The 12 week program prepares you to run a 5K and our success has been that
Long Term Success
Being healthy means more than simply  being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and  body. The Y is a place where you can work toward that balance by challenging  yourself to learn a new skill or hobby, fostering connections with friends  through our lifelong learning programs, or bringing your loved ones closer  together through our many family-centered activities. At the Y, it’s not about  the activity you choose as much as it is about the benefits of living healthier  on the inside as well as the outside.
Program Success Monitored By
Each member has available to them a card for them to track their progrell which includes weight loss, critical measurements: arms, legs, neck. shoulders, abdomen, thighs, calves. 
Examples of Program Success

Here is a testimonial from one of our members: "On 3/19 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and on Wednesday, 4/18 I underwent surgery.  On Saturday, 4/21 I did 20 minutes on the cardio machine.  On Monday, 4/23 I attended a yoga class and did 20  minutes of cardio.  It was a great boost to my confidence and my doctor and I feel sure it will promote my healing.  Whe we retired and moved here four years ago, I'd never exercsied.  I enrolled in a yoga and found that I loved the way it made me feel (body and mind).  In the past year I made a goal with my doctor and lost 8 pounds and was able to get off blood pressure and cholesterol medication.  About 1-1/2 weeks before my diagnosis I started the 12 week fitness program with a trainer, Felisa Lewis.  I must say that I beleive Felisa has been my inspiration for moving to the next level, setting and reaching goals and bouncing back from this medical challenge.  My doctor's believe that's true also.  I highly recommend this caring and compassionate woman to anyone faced with a challenge whether it is a mortgage, stressful job, family problems or merely a person like me who wants to be as healthy as I can be.  Felisa has a personalized plan to fit any person, and the enthusiasm and inspiration to help anyone achieve their dream.  Thank you so much for offering this program.  It was the best thing that ever happened to me...and just at the right time.

Our YMCA believes in giving back and supporting our neighbors.  We have been listening and responding to our community's most critical social needs for more than 37 years.  Y programs such as our teen outreach program, gang prevention, school assemblies, and Adopt A Block are examples of how we deliver training, resources, and support that empower our neighbors to effect change, bridge gaps, and overcome obstacles.  In 2011, we engaged YMCA members and volunteers in activities that strenghten our community and pave the way for future generations to thrive.  In 2012 we will launch a contract middle school and high school for at risk youth
Budget $163,197
Category Community Development, General/Other Neighborhood Revitalization
Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) K-12 (5-19 years) Families
Short Term Success
   The Juvenile Gang Prevention & Intervention Program has been in existence since 2007.  The goal is to reduce the Part 1 Crime Incidents reported by 40% and that 10% of juvenile participants in our programs will commit to leaving or not joining a gang.
   The Y for All Scholarship Campaign is designed to help the YMCA meet its goal to have no one turned away based on an inability to pay.  Last year, financial assistance for more than 3,000 people at the Y totaling over $500,000.
   Our events are desinged to engage the community in the resources available to them and to have fun!  Last year, more than 8,000 children and adults attended events such as Healthy Kids Day, Fall Festival, Special Kids & Families Night, and Breakfast with Santa.  We also thanked our volunteers and had over 300 volunteers attend our Volunteer Recognition Dinner. 
   Our volunteer program provides services to our members in the areas of membership, aquatics, youth sports, teens, family, and our association board of directors.  Last year, 338 volunteers provided over 18,000 hours of service to our community.
Long Term Success
   The generosity of others is at the core of the Y’s existence as a nonprofit. It is only through the support of our hundreds of thousands of volunteers and public and private donors that we are able to support and give back to the communities we engage.  The investments we make in our communities and to the kids, youth and families living in those communities results in a better standard of living.  We offer hope and encouragement and the tools to change themselves and their communities for the better. 
Program Success Monitored By
   The Y monitors the Juvenile Gang Prevention & Intervention Program through the self-reports of the children in the mentor program.  The Manatee County Sheriff's Office provides us with the Part 1 Crime Statistics on a quarterly basis so we can measure our effectiveness.
   The Y for All Scholarship Campaign measures its success by increasing the number of donors involved, increasing not only the number of gifts, but upgrading previous donors, the number of community members served through the program, and telling the Y story to spread the word of the Y's mission and goals to be an organization that is for youth development, for healthy living, and for social responsibility.
   The success of our events is measured by the number of community partners we can engage to participate, the number of people who attend, and the satisfaction of all who attend.
Examples of Program Success
Here is a testimonial from a member who benefitted from our Y For All scholarship campaign.  "The Parrish YMCA has changed my life as well as my family's lives.  Back in October I was in a serious motorcycle accident.  I was discharged after spending 28 days in the hospital and was still in need of physical, occupational and speech therapy.  Daily, after my therapies, I was able to go to the Y and build up my stamina even further.  Financially I was out of work and due to the YMCA scholarship program it allowed me to get a membership and use the facility and continue to work harder outside of the therapies to get back physically and mentally.  The staff has been a major support in my recovery process.  Today I am back to normal and I owe much of my success to having such an amazing community at the Parrish Y.  My wife and children also benefit from the programs and fitness center.  They are involved in many of the athletic and aquatic programs that are offered through the Y.  They Y also has a great place called the Kid's Zone where my wife and I can take the children while we work out in the fitness center.  The staff in the Kid's Zone is exceptional as is the whole Parrish YMCA staff."

CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Sean Allison
CEO Term Start June 2005
Full Time Staff 42
Part Time Staff 357
Volunteers 650
Contractors 0
Staff Retention Rate % 91
Professional Development Yes
Management Reports to Board Yes
Organization Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Years 5
Strategic Plan Adopted 2010
Management Succession Plan No
Policies and Procedures No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Senior Staff
Jim Purdy Director of Operations
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
13th Avenue Dream Center
Manatee County Sheriff's Office
Manatee County School Board
Manatee County
Bayside Community Church
Youth Organization of the YearBradenton Herald/People's Choice Award2012
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Leadership Comments by Foundation
Specific fundraising plan is included within strategic plan.
Board Chair
Board Chair Joey Brannon
Company Affiliation Axiom Strategic Consulting
Board Term Jan 2014 to Dec 2016
Board Members
Board Members
Jodi Allen Stonegate Bank
Joey Brannon Axiom, CPA, PA
Adam Buskirk Community Volunteer
John Connor Retired
Mary Forristall Forristall Enterprises, Inc.
Dan Friedrich Blake Medical Center
Robert Greene Greene, Hamrick, Perrey, Quinlan & Schermer
Sharon Hillstrom Bradenton Area Economic Development Corp.
Leslie Horton Gladfelter Grimes Goebel Grimes Hawkins Gladfelter and Galvano, PL
Mandy Humphreville SunTrust
Daniel Judge IIIHoneycomb Company of America, Inc.
Jim Orr Retired
Kevin Osborne SunTrust
Dr. Brian Ratzel Dr.Brian Ratzel, MD
Scott Rockwell Morgan Stanley/Smith Barney
Alden Weichel Bradenton Insurance
William Zoller Zoller Associates
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development? No
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 17
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 12
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Orientation Yes
Board Meeting Attendance % 74
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 8
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 25
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Governance Comments by Organization
From:  Leslie Horton Gladfelter, Board Chair

Our county, like so many in Florida and across the country, has been hit hard with job losses during the recent the recession.  During this time the Manatee County YMCA responded to the growing needs of the community.   Requests for Y scholarships doubled and so did the Board’s
commitment to increase annual giving.  Unlike any other time since I’ve
been on the board, one could see how valuable the Y is to children and families in our community.   Our efforts paid-off and as a board member, there is nothing like hearing the stories of the people we serve. Those stories are especially heart-wrenching during challenging economic times, as we all have friends who are suffering financially and emotionally.  This year’s Y For All breakfast, we heard several testimonials from people in our community whose lives have been changed because of a scholarship or other assistance from the Manatee County YMCA. A video of this year’s Y For All breakfast
program can be viewed from this site and is well-worth a watch!   

This past year was a landmark year for the Board of Directors.  With our
CEO and a consultant from the YMCA of the USA we worked through a comprehensive board development process. It included evaluations, study of best practices and review of all of the Y’s governance policies and procedures.   This in depth reorganization process resulted in a new Board Member Responsibility and Job Description, a Board Pledge, a commitment to evaluate each board member annually and a new process to identify and recruit new community leaders to sit on the board.  We also re-stated our articles of incorporation and adopted new bylaws.  Through the process we met our goal to preserve the governance elements that make us a strong agency and position the Y to better serve
our changing community long in to the future.
Financial Info
Fiscal Year 2014
Projected Revenue $6,604,227.00
Projected Expenses $6,604,227.00
Endowment Value $439,527.00
Spending Policy N/A
IRS Form 990s
Form 990 20132013
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financials
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
Government Contributions$1,612,169$865,090$456,716
Individual Contributions$333,058$499,314$328,956
Investment Income, Net of Losses$37,672$8,034$0
Membership Dues$3,355,134$3,100,327$3,040,667
Special Events$0$0$5,804
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$6,466,095$5,202,737$4,909,042
Administration Expense$548,880$616,748$406,103
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.951.001.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses92%89%92%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$12,098,308$12,232,478$11,044,202
Current Assets$1,464,869$1,592,486$1,659,629
Long-Term Liabilities$3,374,852$3,461,476$2,492,179
Current Liabilities$315,673$240,418$486,427
Total Net Assets$8,407,784$8,530,584$8,065,596
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountMembership Fees $3,355,134Membership dues $3,100,327Membership dues $3,040,667
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants - Unspecified $1,612,169Government Grants $865,090Program service revenue $1,514,841
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountChild Care $489,066Child Care $608,726Government grants $456,716
CEO Compensation
Co-CEO Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities4.646.623.41
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets28%28%23%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Campaign Purpose The $2.1 million expansion and renovation of the Lakewood Ranch Branch which is set to be complete early June 2012.
Goal $500,000.00
Dates July 2011 to May 2012
Amount Raised To Date 486000 as of Oct 2012
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Foundations and corporations are included with individual contributions as they are not separated in the 990 or audit.  Financial figures taken from 990.  Federal 990s and audited financial statements are reconciled.
Nonprofit Manatee County Y
Address 3805 59th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34209
Primary Phone 941 798-9622
CEO/Executive Director Sean Allison
Board Chair Joey Brannon
Board Chair Company Affiliation Axiom Strategic Consulting
Year of Incorporation 1981