Ringling College Of Art And Design
2700 N Tamiami Trl
Sarasota FL 34234-5895
Mission
Through art and design, we educate the creative critical thinkers who will transform the future.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Larry R. Thompson
Board Chair Ms. Cheryl Loeffler
Board Chair Affiliation Premier Sotheby's International Realty
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
Supported Organization
Former Names
Ringling School of Art and Design
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1933
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Exempt 0
State Registration 0
IRS Letter of Determination
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Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $59,590,650.00
Projected Expenses $59,590,650.00
Other Documents
Impact Statement

Ringling College's long list of accomplishments may be summarized as:

  • Reinvestment in education: We outspend our competition by putting more money back into our academic programs, facilities, and services. Existing programs strengthen--and new programs related to art and design help broaden--the curriculum.
  • Focus on relationships: Open communication and authentic relationships are what identifies a Ringling College experience, whether that be as a student, parent, colleague, donor, community member, or art lover.
  • Recognition of value: Like all private colleges, at first glance our tuition appears expensive. But a conscientious eye reveals that teaching art and design is highly individualized. Our average student to faculty ratio is about 12 to 1, much lower than other colleges.

Ringling College's overarching goals are to be the country's / world's preeminent:
  • Art and design college: We want to "own" creativity, innovation and critical thought because of how we teach from an art and design perspective. We are on the road to being the indisputable leader for the 21st century, with a first-rate quality acknowledged by students, recruiters, media, parents, and the creative community.
  • Top of mind leader: When anyone thinks of art and design, we want people to think first of Ringling College, the place that encompasses the best and most creative innovators and the most creative entrepreneurs and thought leaders of tomorrow.
  • Best investment for donors: We want more people to be part of the Ringling College family and know their gift dollars will help grow a purposeful mission. Whether for scholarships, academic programs, or a special project, a gift for Ringling College has a priceless impact.  On the road to preeminence, we will 1) develop graduate programs, 2) grow our scholarship program, 3) raise our endowment, 4) entice more students, and 5) continue to attract dedicated and passionate faculty who are great teachers as well as creative leaders and working professionals.
Needs Statement

The most pressing needs are all related to gifts to support:

a. Scholarships: With 8 out of 10 Ringling College students on some form of financial aid, increased scholarship opportunities are our greatest need. Scholarships enable students to fulfill their dream of a college education.  Any amount helps.  Minimum for a named scholarship: $1,000. Minimum for an endowed scholarship: $50,000.

b. Academic Programs: Support a favorite program or gallery and see it grow. Ringling College offers 14 majors, three minors, and a full complement of liberal arts courses. Enjoy a connection to an area of interest. Needs exist for equipment, technology, faculty support and training, study abroad, specialized curriculum, and more. Any amount helps.

c.Visual Arts Center: The Basch Visual Arts Center will include the College’s first glass hot shop and studios and facilities for wood, clay, metal, and new technologies such as 3D printing and laser cutting. This new materials studies facility will help boost our fine arts program and support all of our students who want access to fine arts courses. Goal: Approximately $6 million. Over $3 million has been raised so far. Any amount helps advance the goal. Naming opportunities are available.

d. Visiting Writers Forum: Ringling College has established a Creative Writing Major and is establishing a forum for regional visiting artists to engage the students and the community. A goal of $25,000 is set to fund this new program which begins in August 2016.

Background Statement
For over 80 years, Ringling College has cultivated the creative spirit in students from around the globe--changing the way the world thinks about art,  design, and ingenuity. A Ringling College education prepares students to be discerning spatial and technological thinkers and ethical practitioners in their chosen area of art and design.  Counting among its peers the Rhode Island School of Design, Parsons School of Design, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Ringling College is poised to become the world's preeminent art and design college.
 
Ringling College is educating the creative workforce that will craft simple, elegant, user-friendly solutions to complex problems of the future. Ringling alumni are reinventing and redefining world cultures while helping to transform the global economy.
 
Ringling College is a private, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering the Bachelor's degree in 14 disciplines: Advertising Design, Business of Art & Design, Computer Animation, Film, Fine Arts, Game Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Motion Design, Painting, Photography & Imaging, Printmaking and Sculpture. The College is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA, enabling us to award the First Professional Degree Level).  Ringling College of Art & Design is also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges [SACSCOC] to award the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Ringling College of Art & Design.
 
Located on Florida's Gulf Coast, the picturesque 35-acre campus now includes 90 buildings and attracts close to 1,300 students. It is recognized as being among the best and most innovative visual arts colleges in the U.S. as well as a leader in the use of technology in the arts.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
National
International
State Wide
FL- Sarasota
FL- Manatee
FL- Charlotte
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Education
Secondary Org Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Tertiary Org Type Youth Development
Keywords
Ringling College, Ringling School, Art College, art education, higher education, youth
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
I am humbled, honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to chair Ringling College of Art and Design's Board of Trustees. At the same time, I am grateful for the challenge. In the months and years ahead, I expect to have plenty of both.  As we all know, challenges turn into opportunities when we have the right leadership, vision, and direction. Leadership in my mind is a collective force, not a singular mission. The Board of Trustees for Ringling College of Art and Design has a distinct responsibility. Students depend on us. Faculty and staff partner with us. And the community counts on us.
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
The Board of Trustees for Ringling College of Art and Design is pleased to support the mission of attracting diverse and talented students who are driven to showcase their distinctive skills in an evolving world and environment. They reflect the passion of our community and use creativity to integrate ideas, develop new concepts, and apply concrete approaches to visual communications. Our stellar faculty are cutting-edge industry professionals who are our partners in producing tomorrow's leaders of the global arts community.
Programs
Description
Share the Ringling College experience with a student by funding a scholarship. Scholarships provide more than a special gift to bridge the gap between the cost of a college education and resources needed. Donors often feel a family connection to “their” student’s success, and often the connection lasts long after college, when students go on to great careers. With almost 70 employers including Pixar, Disney, DreamWorks, Hallmark, GM, and the CIA recruiting our students, our alumni are reinventing and redefining our culture while helping transform our economy. Scholarship gifts are investments in:
  • Creativity - to enable talented, deserving students to gain the lifelong benefits of a quality education.
  • Society - to help graduates gain knowledge, abilities, experience and values to be tomorrow’s leaders.
  • Ringling College - to attract the best and brightest students through a generous scholarship program.
Budget $3,500,000
Category Education, General/Other Student Financial Aid
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified Adults K-12 (5-19 years)
Short Term Success Scholarships enable students to pursue their dreams. They also motivate students to aim high and prepare them for a lifetime of achievement. While the cost to attend Ringling College is significant, the cost comes with tremendous value and is actually lower than most other elite private art and design colleges. Unfortunately, 60% of the students who are accepted to Ringling College never attend. Why? They are daunted by the annual costs and the lack of scholarships. They have met or exceeded the admissions criteria and have the talent and drive to succeed. But many young people with extraordinary talent have limited financial resources. Almost 200 students have had severe financial needs since 2008, according to Ringling's Office of Financial Aid. Almost half of those students received the financial assistance they needed to stay in school--thanks to the generous support of scholarship donors.
Long Term Success
A worldwide survey of 1500 CEOs conducted by IBM found creativity the number one leadership skill required for the future.  We know that artistic quality, aesthetic design, innovative functionality, and creative solutions make everything we see, do, or use more practical or more inspiring.  So it's no wonder that art, design, innovation, and creativity are essential to the success of business and government in this 21st century.  In fact, British economic analyst John Howkins estimates that the creative sector will be worth $6.1 trillion annually by the year 2025, making it the largest industry in the world.  And graduates of Ringling College of Art and Design will do much to fuel this economic engine.  Ringling College is educating the creative workforce that will craft simple, elegant, user-friendly solutions to complex problems in the future. 
Program Success Monitoring
Ringling College students and alumni receive many prestigious awards and accolades.  The College's Computer Animation program consistently ranks as one of the top in the world.  Ringling students have received 9 student academy awards in the past 12 years--more than any other college in the country.  Since 2008 Ringling College students have won 162 awards in the Society of Illustrators--more than any other college in the U.S.  The College's Film program was named one of the top 25 film programs in the world by the Hollywood Reporter.  In 2013 the Advertising Federation of the Suncoast awarded 80 ADDY awards to Ringling College students, staff, and alumni--and 37 of those were Gold awards.  In the new Business of Art and Design program, Cirque d'Soleil, Microsoft, Hasbro, and many other companies have worked with Ringling College students on major research projects, transforming students as well as the companies with which they work.
Program Success Examples Since 1931, Ringling College of Art and Design has cultivated the creative spirit in students from around the globe--changing the way the world thinks about art, design, and ingenuity. Ringling College is recognized as one of the best and most innovative visual arts colleges in the United States as well as a leader in the use of technology in the arts.  Ringling College has launched itself to become the world's preeminent art and design college.  Ringling College is educating the creative workforce that will craft simple, elegant, user-friendly solutions to complex problems of the future.  Ringling alumni are reinventing and redefining world cultures while helping to transform the global economy.
Description
Ringling College of Art and Design is well-known for innovative ideas in its academic areas: Advertising Design, Business of Art & Design, Computer Animation, Film, Fine Arts, Game Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Motion Design, Painting, Photography & Imaging, Printmaking and Sculpture. As an institution built on creativity, we are experts at building new programs related to art and design that help broaden the curriculum to grow the creative thought leaders of tomorrow. The college’s mantra is “preeminence,” including faculty who are passionate about their subject matter and who serve as great teachers as well as creative leaders and working professionals. The curriculum weaves in specialized experience of the faculty and feedback from major companies so that our courses and majors anticipate what employers need and want in their businesses and organizations. Ringling College also focuses on “soft skills” – emotional intelligence, communication, presentation ability, workplace maturity, and collaboration.

 

Budget $45,159,693
Category Education, General/Other Education & Technology
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults General/Unspecified Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Short Term Success

Academic programs in higher education often experience cyclic interest in various majors based on market demand or outside influences. Short-term success of the academic programs is measured in our ability to ebb and flow as market demands do the same. The need for faculty to stay abreast of the latest content, technology, and teaching methods requires specialized training, professional conferences, and global marketplace awareness.

Long Term Success
Ultimately, success is measured in tangible and intangible ways. Each year we assess our students’ ability to be gainfully employed, thus shattering the myth of the “starving artist.” Many of our success markers follow national trends and growing need:

• 3.34 million Americans work in the arts. By 2016, jobs for artists and designers are predicted to increase by 42%.

• One in 111 jobs is in art and design.

• Creative jobs have grown from 10% to over 30% of the economy.

• Median salaries of: Creative Directors–$90,000, Art Directors–$86,505, Fine Artists–$48,870, Multi-media Artists and Animators–$61,555, Graphic Designers–$46,925, Set and Exhibit Designers–$49,330, Producers and Directors–$86,790, Broadcast Technicians–$40,270, Photographers–$36,090, and Film and Video Editors–$66,715.

• 97% of employers say that creativity is of increasing importance, but 85% say they are unable to find the applicants they seek.

• The economic impact of art and design exceeds that of sports worldwide.

• The creative industries are an estimated $30 billion export annually.

• Designers are the single largest group of artists, followed by performing artists such as actors, dancers, musicians, and announcers. There are over 532,000 designers working in the U.S. and jobs in design have increased 43% in the past ten years.

• America’s nonprofit arts industry generates $134 billion in economic activity every year.

• The global art market was worth $60.8 billion in 2011; 70% of all art sales were for contemporary and modern art.

• The computer animation industry generates $33 billion annually.

• Jobs and employment in many creative industries are growing faster than the labor force as a whole and make up 30% of the work force by some estimates.

• Employment of interior designers is expected to grow 19% from 2006 to 2016.

Program Success Monitoring

Ringling College is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) to award the First Professional Degree Level.  Ringling College of Art & Design is also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges [SACSCOC] to award the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Ringling College of Art & Design.

Program Success Examples

Ringling College alumni have worked on each of the top 10 highest-grossing animated films in history.

• An impressive 33 Ringling student works were accepted into the Society of Illustrators 2013 Student Scholarship Competition, the largest number from any college. A total of 163 pieces from Ringling students have been accepted for the competition in five years - also more than from any other college.

• Students’ artwork and profiles have been featured in CMYK, Print, How, 3D World, Variety, Computer Graphics World, & The Wall Street Journal.

• A Ringling College alumnus received an Academy Award for Best Animated Short in 2012. A total of 17 Ringling alumni and a student intern worked on his film, "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore."

• The Ringling Computer Animation Program has been ranked #1 in North America two years in a row by 3D World Magazine.

• In 2011, Ringling College was ranked the #1 Most Wired Campus in America, by US News and World Report. Ringling College has a 1.9 computers per student compared to a national average of 0.14 (and we now have 2.1 computers per student).

• In 2013, Ringling College was named among the top 25 film programs in the world by Hollywood Reporter.

• In 2010, Ringling College was named the #1 Digital Arts college in the world by ImagineFX.

• In 2012 , the Suncoast American Advertising Federation (AAF) awarded 65 ADDYs to Ringling students and alumni. A Ringling Advertising Design junior was also named Advertising Student of the Year.

• In 2012, two $30,000 Angelo Donghia Foundation prizes—one of the most sought-after awards in the interior design industry—were awarded to Ringling students. Ringling students have won this national competition every year but one since 2001.

• Computer Animation students have won Student Academy Awards 11 times since 1998. Most recently, 2013 graduates won gold and bronze Student Academy Award for their senior thesis films, “Dia de los Muertos" and "Peck Pocketed."

Description

Community engagement programs are for those who live or visit southwest Florida. Whether you're a beginner or experienced practitioner, our programming has something for everyone.

Continuing Studies and Special Programs offers classes and workshops for children, teens, and adults. Classes offer community members an opportunity to explore illustration, photography, sculpture, and more.

 
Ringling College is transforming the historic Sarasota High School into the Sarasota Museum of Art / Visual Arts Education Center, a  contemporary art museum that is scheduled to open in early 2017.
 
The Englewood Art Center focuses on education, exhibitions, and events.  It serves as a catalyst for creativity in southern Sarasota and Charlotte Counties.

The Longboat Key Center for the Arts, serving Sarasota and Manatee,  invites art lovers to experience the arts through exhibitions, master classes, and art classes.
Budget $1,762,400
Category Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short Term Success

With these programs already being treasured legacies, short term success is measured seasonally. Ringling College keeps records on the number of donors, visitors, guests, patrons, and sponsors who support each of our community engagement programs. Each of the Ringling College divisions has increased attendance during the winter months. Continuing Studies and Special Programs has strong enrollment year round, and offers numerous classes during the summer when the campus students are away. Records for these programs demonstrate escalating interest in each of our divisions and continuing studies classes.

Long Term Success

Long-term success is measured alongside the goals of the College’s strategic plan. The plan includes active involvement by each division’s volunteer board as well as continuous feedback by the community. Individual interest drives new content for classes, and Ringling College responds accordingly. Success can also be measured in proportion to the increase in population. We also track media impressions over the long term and dollars raised for each division.

Program Success Monitoring

Events and classes include surveys of participants. The Ringling College Board of Trustees works closely with each division’s volunteer board for continuous assessment and improvement with regard to programming, budgeting, and planning.

Program Success Examples The Sarasota Museum of Art / Visual Arts Education Center achieved its $22 million goal. The Longboat Key and Englewood Centers are well-established hubs for artistic expression and enjoyment. Continuing Studies and Special Programs has experienced exponential growth each year. Ringling College is synonymous with the arts in Sarasota and Charlotte Counties.
Comments
Program Comments by Organization The Board of Trustees for Ringling College of Art and Design is pleased to support the mission of attracting diverse and talented students who are driven to showcase their distinctive skills in an evolving world and environment. They reflect the passion of our community and use creativity to integrate ideas, develop new concepts, and apply concrete approaches to visual communications. Our stellar faculty are cutting-edge industry professionals who are our partners in producing tomorrow's leaders of the global arts community.
Program Comments by Foundation
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Larry R. Thompson
CEO Term Start July 1999
CEO/Executive Director Email president@ringling.edu
Experience CEO of Flint Cultural Center in Flint, MI. Oversaw all aspects of 9 cultural institutions on the Cultural Center campus (1993-99); CEO/Executive Director of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. Oversaw the fundraising for and development and creation of this 130,000 sq. ft. museum (1988-1992); Special Assistant to President of Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Acted as general counsel to OSU and management troubleshooter for this complex state university with 50,000+ students. Also was adjunct professor of law. (1981-1988); Attorney with Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease in Columbus, Ohio.(1976-1981). Served primarily higher education clients in this large law firm, including litigation, commercial transactions, non-profit management, tenure rights, constitutional issues, etc.
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Dr. Arland Christ-Janer July 1984 - July 1999
Thomas Linehan July 1996 - Feb 1998
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Jeff Bellantoni Vice President of Academic Affairs
Christine DeGeorge Vice President for Human & Organizational Development
Michael E. Moore Vice President for Advancement
Tracy Wagner Vice President of Finance & Administration
Dr. Tammy Walsh Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 288
Part Time Staff 142
Staff Retention Rate % 96
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 78
Volunteers 400
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Collaborations

Partnerships can be found in any corner of Ringling College. One of the newest, most exciting is called The Collaboratory, which is not a place, not a program; it is a concept. The Collaboratory is a service center providing student-based art and design-based business solutions that are cost-effective, creative, and innovative in real-world, real-time settings. These work-based experiential collaborations are offered to external constituents and selected through a Client Application Process. Clients include corporations, large and small businesses (for profit, non-profit, and start-ups), as well as various government agencies and municipalities locally, nationally and internationally.

This is a new way of educating art and design students by taking the abstract and theoretical and merging it with reality. Our desire is that every student at Ringling be guaranteed the opportunity to have a real world experience working with a real world client before they graduate. We want our students to be able to be as creative as they want and explore while they are students in our programs. With The Collaboratory, students will know what work life will involve, dealing with strict budgets, timelines, and many different client needs.
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Council for Interior Design - Accreditation
National Association of Schools of Art and Design - Accreditation
Awards & Recognition
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
#1 Computer Animation Program in North America3D World Magazine
#1 Most Wired Campus in AmericaUS News and World Report2011
Among the Top 25 Film Programs in the WorldHollywood Reporter2013
#1 Digital Arts College in the WorldImagineFX2010
Risk Management Provisions
Commercial General Liability and D and O and Umbrella or Excess and Automobile and Professional
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Years 10
Strategic Plan Adopted Feb 2005
Management Succession Plan No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Continuity of Operations Plan Yes
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Comments
Management Comments by Organization The Board of Trustees for Ringling College of Art and Design is pleased to support the mission of attracting diverse and talented students who are driven to showcase their distinctive skills in an evolving world and environment. They reflect the passion of our community and use creativity to integrate ideas, develop new concepts, and apply concrete approaches to visual communications. Our stellar faculty are cutting-edge industry professionals who are our partners in producing tomorrow's leaders of the global arts community.
Management Comments by Foundation
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Cheryl Loeffler
Company Affiliation Premier Sotheby's International Realty
Board Term Apr 2014 to Apr 2016
Board Chair Email Cheryl.Loeffler@SothebysRealty.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Dr. Valliere Richard Auzenne Community Volunteer
Robert Bartner Broadway Producer
Dr. Richard Basch Community Volunteer
Pauline Becker Community Volunteer
Carol Camiener Community Volunteer
Linda Dickinson Community Volunteer
Karen Eastmoore Ringling College Library Association
Dean Eisner Community Volunteer
James Ericson Community Volunteer
Arthur Ferguson Community Volunteer
Herman Frankel Community Volunteer
Larry Garberding Retired
Dr. Alfred Goldstein Community Volunteer
Teri Hansen Barancik Foundation
Jack Harrison Community Volunteer
William Isaac Community Volunteer
Dr. Edward Jennings Community Volunteer
Carolyn Johnson Community Volunteer
Elaine Keating Community Volunteer
Robert Kimbrough Community Volunteer
Michael Klein Community Volunteer
Dr. Diana Lager Community Volunteer
Elizabeth Lindsay Community Volunteer
Cheryl Loeffler Signature Sotheby's International Realty
Lawrence Maciarello Community Volunteer
Flora Major Retired
Jean Martin Community Volunteer
Gregory Matthews Retired
Mary Ann Meyer Retired
George Miles Community Volunteer
Dr. Joel Morganroth Retired
Isabel Norton Community Volunteer
Brandon Oldenburg Alum
Susan Palmer Community Volunteer
Carol Phillips Retired
George Pierson Community Volunteer
Janet Schmidt Community Volunteer
Charles Smith Community Volunteer
Ernest Smith Community Volunteer
Steven Stein Community Volunteer
Lois Stulberg Community Volunteer
Wendy Surkis Community Volunteer
Dr. Larry R. Thompson Ringling College of Art and Design
Peter Weill Community Volunteer
Dr. Stanley Williams Community Volunteer
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development?
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 43
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 27
Female 20
Unspecified
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 4
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 64
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 10
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Audit
Campus Planning and Development
Executive
Finance
Investment
Trusteeship
Scholarship
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Student Affairs
Trusteeship
Academic Affairs
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization

The Board of Trustees for Ringling College of Art and Design is pleased to support the mission of attracting diverse and talented students who are driven to showcase their distinctive skills in an evolving world and environment. They reflect the passion of our community and use creativity to integrate ideas, develop new concepts, and apply concrete approaches to visual communications. Our stellar faculty are cutting-edge industry professionals who are our partners in producing tomorrow's leaders of the global arts community.

Governance Comments by Foundation
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2015
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $59,590,650.00
Projected Expenses $59,590,650.00
Endowment Value $37,000,000.00
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy % 5
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign Yes
Campaign Purpose We have two comprehensive (capital and endowment) campaigns in process: to build a new campus library and to provide scholarships to deserving students. The cost of the library is $18 million and $16 million of that is coming from philanthropy. The campaign started in the fall of 2012 and we have commitments of over $11.3 million. We anticipate reaching the $16 million goal within the next twelve months. Ringling began a new scholarship campaign (capital and endowment) at the start of the fiscal year to enable more students to fulfill their dream of a college education. After surpassing last year's goal of $2.5 million, this year's goal was increased to $5 million in response to the needs of our students. We anticipate reaching the $5 million goal by June 30th, 2015.
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
Historical Financial Review
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201320122011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0$0$0
Government Contributions$292,306$352,310$368,837
Federal$0$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$0$0$0
Unspecified$292,306$352,310$368,837
Individual Contributions$8,738,224$8,022,384$8,435,836
$0$0$0
$58,463,357$55,429,426$51,010,450
Investment Income, Net of Losses$1,503,628$697,187$257,959
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$217,498$166,724$258,016
Revenue In-Kind$2,542,439$1,730,864$2,113,515
Other($1,906)$111,269$106,212
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$54,956,581$51,589,964$46,734,842
Administration Expense$6,409,522$5,801,899$5,389,899
Fundraising Expense$1,688,013$1,294,279$1,389,090
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.101.101.13
Program Expense/Total Expenses87%88%87%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue18%15%15%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$188,592,335$176,257,832$174,041,677
Current Assets$20,103,708$18,205,834$12,749,821
Long-Term Liabilities$69,039,960$71,549,281$71,984,047
Current Liabilities$9,487,208$7,905,379$8,442,255
Total Net Assets$110,065,167$96,803,172$93,615,375
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountTuition & Fees $48,671,911Tuition and Fees $46,480,337Program service revenue $50,991,637
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAuxiliary Services $8,792,814Auxiliary Services $8,054,330Contributions, gifts, grants $8,435,836
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $1,503,628Contributions, gifts, grants $8,022,384Government grants $368,837
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $200,001 - Plus
Co-CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.122.301.51
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets37%41%41%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization The Board of Trustees for Ringling College of Art and Design is pleased to support the mission of attracting diverse and talented students who are driven to showcase their distinctive skills in an evolving world and environment. They reflect the passion of our community and use creativity to integrate ideas, develop new concepts, and apply concrete approaches to visual communications. Our stellar faculty are cutting-edge industry professionals who are our partners in producing tomorrow's leaders of the global arts community.
Financial Comments by Foundation Foundations and corporations are included with individual contributions as they are not separated in the 990s or audited financial statements.  Financial figures were taken from the 990s.  The Federal tax returns and audited financial statements reconcile.
Nonprofit Ringling College Of Art And Design
Address 2700 N Tamiami Trl
Sarasota, FL 342345895
Primary Phone 941 309-4733

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