Junior League of Sarasota Florida Inc
3300 S Tamiami Trl Ste 3
Sarasota FL 34239
Mission
We are an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director All Volunteer
Board Chair Britt Riner
Board Chair Affiliation community volunteer
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
Supported Organization Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc.
Former Names
Junior Welfare League of Sarasota
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1958
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years?
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Jan 2017
State Registration Yes May 2017
IRS Letter of Determination
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Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $188,750.00
Projected Expenses $75,450.00
Impact Statement

Next year the Junior League of Sarasota will celebrate 60 years serving our community. During the 2015-2016 Junior League year we had 686 women volunteers donate over 5,000 hours by partnering with over 20 different organizations in the Sarasota Community to positively impact over 25,000 lives.

Always looking to better serve our community, the Junior League of Sarasota rolled out our Hunger Outreach Program. The Hunger Outreach’s main goal is to help to reduce hunger, raise awareness of hunger and give back in a unique way to the Sarasota community. Part of the Hunger Initiative is to incorporate a Slow Cooker class through a partnership with All Faiths Food Bank. Junior League volunteers join the Cooking Matters Program (through All Faith Food Bank) for one of their cooking classes to teach about the many benefits of using a Slow Cooker. Junior League also gives away one FREE Slow Cooker Recipe Book and one FREE Slow cooker to each participating family. The Junior League believes that the Slow Cookers the family receive fills a gap for families that may already be receiving food assistance by All Faiths Food Bank or one of their partners, but lack time, cooking knowledge or being able to afford proteins or other fresh ingredients to make complete and nutritious meals for their families. To date, the Junior League Hunger Initiative has collected and donated over 1,100 pounds of food to All Faiths Food Bank, given 100+ slowcookers and cookbooks, conducted 7 slowcooker classes, served 1,000 meals through donations to over 100 families, helped pack over 3,000 meals for families in need and have given over 200 hours of time volunteering for this initiative in the community.

The Junior League of Sarasota made a financial commitment of $13,500 for the 2016-2017 League year to support this Initiative.

Our Kids in the Kitchen Program served over 400 adults and 1000 children during our “Back to School Program” and partnership with the Child Protection Center’s Annual Spring fling, with 178 volunteer hours served!

Our Done in a Day Program served over 2,115 community members, completed 5 projects with a budget of $5,300, and volunteers served 220 hours working on these projects.

Our vision: The Junior League of Sarasota, Inc. will be the leading force of training volunteers committed to improving the quality of life in Sarasota County.


The Junior League of Sarasota will:

  • Provide the best and most innovative leadership training for women in our community.
  • Make Sarasota County a healthier community through education and awareness
  • Continue our Hunger Outreach Program, including our slow-cooker classes where we supply a slow cooker to all participants, as well as low-cost, but healthy ingredients and teach participants to prepare a meal. This will promote healthy eating as well as family bonds while eating these meals.
Needs Statement
1) The Hunger Outreach Program: Including such projects as our slow-cooker classes where we will provide slow-cookers and supplies to participants.  We will educate participants to meal-plan, and to prepare healthy meals on a budget. $13,500
 
2) We provide Done in a Day programs to various community groups throughout the year. A $1000 donation will fund one specific  Done in a Day project and help train our members as we partner with other  Sarasota Community Charities and non-profits. (5 projects x $1000 each =$5000)
 
3)  Attract more women who are interested in volunteering in their community and networking with other like-minded women to become members.  Training for each new-member class and budget for their new-member community project costs $1,000.
 
4) Develop a public service announcement explaining who we are as an organization and projects that have been accomplished in the community since 1957, such as Sarasota Day Nursery (now Children First), Teen Court, Historic Spanish Point, playground at Child Protection Center, PALS program, and the handicapped accessible playground at Twin Lakes Park.
 
5) Professional guidance to assess JLS financial planning. 
 
Background Statement
Since 1957, The Junior League of Sarasota has been a driving force behind many initiatives and projects that benefit our local community. Did you know that Children First, Historic Spanish Point, PALS Program, Teen Court and the playground at the Child Protection Center would not exist without our help? The Junior League's commitment to making a positive impact on the Sarasota community is evident by its many accomplishments through the work of its dedicated women volunteers. 
The Junior League is made up of women who reflect a wide range of backgrounds, interests, and professional pursuits. JLS provides a variety of training opportunities and helps members gain valuable skills in areas such as leadership, fundraising and project management, The organization encourages its members to take on new challenges and seek to fulfill their highest potential.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Sarasota
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Secondary Org Type Philanthropy,Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations
Tertiary Org Type Education
Keywords
nutrition, hungry children, women volunteers, community improvement, project development
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow grain

If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees

If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people

-Ancient Chinese Proverb

 

Dear Sowers, Growers, & Reapers,

 

Our motto for 2016-2017 is “sow, grow, reap.” If we think of the Junior League as a garden, then what does next year look like?

 

Sowing seeds

First, we’ll sow some seeds. These “seeds” include digitizing our core functions. We’re making JLS forms accessible online and using JLS role-specific email addresses, helping us to present more professionally and clearly externally and to streamline efforts internally. We’ll be building our googledrive, organizing important files in google docs to ensure that no valuable information is lost in year-to-year transitions and using shared google calendars to keep track of important dates like editorial deadlines and conference room reservations. Like the Chinese proverb explained, our most valuable seeds sown will be those of our new members. Believe it or not, our Active numbers have doubled in the last three years, and I’m confident that trend is going to continue.

 

Growing people

Then there are seeds, planted in the past, that we’ll be tending and growing. Starting with our fundraisers, we enjoyed a banner year in 2015-2016, raising $140,000! Because the Hunger Outreach and Slowcooker Committees planted some massive seeds and we will build off lessons learned and fight hunger more effectively in Sarasota County. With great thanks to our incredible Sustainers, over the last several decades JLS has grown an endowment at the Community Foundation of Sarasota of more than $800,000! Each year, we have the ability to invest a percentage of these funds back into the community. We’ll be drafting an endowment fund policy on which the board and membership will be voting to guide thoughtful investment of these funds. We’re also introducing “Brand Management” which will help us deepen our cache in town. If our fundraisers and endowment fund are growing our leaves, our community projects and brand management are growing our roots.

 

Reaping a harvest

Thanks to the success of our 2015-2016 fundraisers, we have the incredible opportunity to reinstitute the Community Grants Committee, which will have the noble charge of stewarding $30,000 in grants to local non-profits. I can’t think of a better example of reaping – certainly reaping where others have sown – than in celebrating JLS’s 60th Anniversary. Talk about a legacy. On May 13, 1957 Mrs. Sue Bissell called the first JLS meeting to order. It is because of her and the women who have followed in her footsteps that we get to enjoy the harvest that will be May 13, 2017.

 

Perhaps you are in a sowing, growing, or reaping stage of life yourself. Or, if you’re like me and JLS, there’s a part of you in each of these stages. Wherever life has you, the Junior League wants to do 2016-2017 with you. We want to be “in the dirt” with you, when things are tough, unseen and unknown; we want to share the “first buds on the branch” with you, when exciting movement begins to happen; and we want to be there to celebrate with you, when something you’ve worked for, hoped for, finally comes to fruition.

 

JLS looks forward to sowing, growing, and reaping with you during our 60th anniversary.

 

Yours,

Britt Riner

Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
We do not have a CEO / Executive Director.
Programs
Description

 

The Junior League of Sarasota is committed to building a healthier Sarasota, and a healthier Sarasota starts with good nutrition. The Junior League of Sarasota’s Hunger Outreach Program offers nutrition awareness to all ages through free education, community service and partnerships with local organizations.  Our main goal is to help to reduce hunger, raise awareness of hunger and give back in a unique way to the Sarasota community. Part of the Hunger Initiative is to incorporate a Slow Cooker class through a partnership with All Faiths Food Bank. Junior League volunteers join the Cooking Matters Program (through All Faith Food Bank) for one of their cooking classes to teach about the many benefits of using a Slow Cooker. Junior League also gives away one FREE Slow Cooker Recipe Book and one FREE Slow cooker to each participating family. 

Budget $13,500
Category Community Development, General/Other Community Development, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served At-Risk Populations Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Short Term Success

§ Distribution of 500 copies of the Menu

§ Obtain 30 inquiries regarding the Menu from community agencies/members

§ Media recognition    

§ Completion of fifteen 10 Tips and/or MyPlate presentations throughout Sarasota County

§ Members will be more knowledgeable and comfortable with public speaking through having provided presentations

§ 75% of presentation evaluations show positive feedback

§ 75% of JLS members will be able to state 1 new nutrition fact or advise they are doing one healthier nutrition habit in their daily decisions

§ 

Provide 1,000 pieces of nutrition education information throughout Sarasota County

§ Provide 6 nutrition education presentations

§ Coordinate one Kids in the Kitchen event

§ Assist in coordination of at least one local farm field trip for active, hands-on learning

Build a Sustainable Garden which can provide usable items for the chef and the girls to utilize in their snacks and meals

 

Long Term Success The goal of the Junior League is over the next three years to educate not only our members as to the specific nutrition needs in our community but to develop and implement programs in partnership with existing organizations such as Girls Inc., Boys & Girls Club, and others.
Program Success Monitoring

This program is in it's first year of implementation. Thus far, we are on track to meet goals set forth in our action plan (measures listed above in short term outcomes section).

Program Success Examples
The community has responded favorably to our initiative by requesting presentations and free materials! On Wednesday, November 20 of teenagers at the Lee Wetherington Boys & Girls Club about adding more vegetables to their diet and drinking healthy beverages.
 
Junior League has also planted an edible garden with girls from Girls, Inc. and presented nutrition presentations to local Girl Scout Troops. 
 
Description Women joining the Junior League of Sarasota go through a training program and select their own project to benefit the community. They develop a project and then fund raise and donate their time to accomplish their goal. In 2013, this group partnered with Brides Against Breast Cancer. In the Spring of 2014, Junior League new members partnered with Easter Seals for a garden project.
Budget $1,000
Category Youth Development, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Homeless Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Short Term Success Gave homeless students money to cover their graduation fees and also enrich their high school experience by giving them access to clothing to attend prom.
Long Term Success Funded presentations to homeless students on how to effectively communicate and be positive achievers after graduation. 
Program Success Monitoring Receive follow up from program director at the YMCA of Sarasota on the number of students who utilized the services.
Program Success Examples 100 students were impacted by this program.
Description The purposes of the Done in a Day Community and Done in a Day Nutrition Committees are to plan and coordinate various projects that can be completed in one day, or an 8 hour time frame.
  • Ready, Set, Grow Family Fair (United Way) - provided 150 free helmets and a Kids In the Kitchen snack table.

  • The Early Center for Early Childhood in Venice - create a calming garden as a relaxing environment for children and adults.

  • Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County - create a playroom for children in their Sarasota facility.

  • The Sarasota Safe Children’s Coalition - this project will assist in painting, decorating and assisting with landscaping.

Budget $4,300
Category
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified
Short Term Success  The Done-in-a-Day (DIAD) program manages requests for volunteers to support the activities of non-profit organizations within the Sarasota community. DIAD volunteers are ideally suited to single day events or short-term projects involving our current community partners and other organizations that operate in the Sarasota community.
Long Term Success The Done-in-a-Day (DIAD) program focuses on single day events or short-term projects involving our current community partners and other organizations that operate in the Sarasota community. Although the targeted goals of this program are short-term, the program itself has served many non-profits in the community, allowing Junior League to reach many different organizations and their constituents.
Program Success Monitoring Project accomplishments of goals identified by the beneficiary organization, within the specified time-frame & budget.

We survey not only our volunteer members and to time spent and value of such but the return on our investment as well. All recipient agencies are surveyed and asked to fill out evaluations. We measure number of hours, impact, educational value to our members and project results and evaluate on a yearly basis.

Program Success Examples In spring 2013, JLS provided a two-day DIAD at the Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Housing Council, which renovated the kitchen area and patio area into a 1950’s style kitchen. These areas will provide role play and sensory based activity areas which will allow the opportunity for dementia residents to feel safe, active and less anxious through familiar looking environments taken from an era that is the most remembered.
Comments
Program Comments by Organization
Program Comments by Foundation
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director All Volunteer
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email n/a
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 500
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Collaborations

Currently collaborating with All Faiths Food Bank on Hunger Outreach Program. Done in a Day project collaborations include: SPARCC, Cyesis, The Florida Center for Early Childhood, YMCA, Healthy Start Coalition, United Way Suncoast

Affiliations
AffiliationYear
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Awards & Recognition
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Crime Coverage
Special Event Liability
Employment Practices Liability
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years 3
Strategic Plan Adopted June 2013
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Comments
Management Comments by Organization
Management Comments by Foundation
Planning & Policies Comments by Organization
Planning & Policies Comments by Foundation
Multi-Media Comments by Organization

The Junior League of Sarasota is proud to have their "Hunger Outreach" be their main community focus. The Hunger Outreach’s main goal is to help to reduce hunger, raise awareness of hunger and give back in a unique way to the Sarasota community. Part of the Hunger Initiative is to incorporate a Slow Cooker class through a partnership with All Faiths Food Bank. Junior League volunteers join the Cooking Matters Program (through All Faith Food Bank) for one of their cooking classes to teach about the many benefits of using a Slow Cooker. Junior League also gives away one FREE Slow Cooker Recipe Book and one FREE Slow cooker to each participating family. The Junior League believes that the Slow Cookers the family receive fills a gap for families that may already be receiving food assistance by All Faiths Food Bank or one of their partners, but lack time, cooking knowledge or being able to afford proteins or other fresh ingredients to make complete and nutritious meals for their families. We teach participants that Slow Cooker recipes tend to be best when used with fattier cuts of meat (which tend to be the less expensive cuts), dried beans and/or hearty vegetables that are affordable. Also, it takes very little time to put a complete meal together and creates a great option for families that don't have the time to cook because of multiple jobs or being a single parent, etc. These families benefit from the course by learning menu planning, budgeting, storage tips, kitchen/food safety and then finally, easy recipes that are healthy for their family. Junior League's goal is to help these families use this knowledge and the other skills they learn from the Cooking Matters program to promote healthy-life style choices over the long-term and reduce their susceptibility to hunger in the future - and to have a new appliance they can take home to use!


To date, the Junior League Hunger Initiative has collected and donated over 1,100 pounds of food to All Faiths Food Bank, given 100+ slowcookers and cookbooks, conducted 7 slowcooker classes, served 1,000 meals through donations to over 100 families, helped pack over 3,000 meals for families in need and have given over 200 hours of time volunteering for this initiative in the community. If you know of families that are in assitance and could benefit from this partnership between Junior League of Sarasota and All Faiths Food Bank, please call (941) 379-6333.
Board Chair
Board Chair Britt Riner
Company Affiliation community volunteer
Board Term May 2016 to May 2017
Board Chair Email president@jlsarasota.org
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Erin Duggan community volunteer
Kelly Fernandez community volunteer
Ashley Giasone community volunteer
Melissa Hembree community volunteer
Heather Koester community volunteer
Natalie Lawry community volunteer
Emmalee Legler community volunteer
Nicole Peterson community volunteer
Susan Powers community volunteer
Britt Riner Liber Consulting
Amy Sankes community volunteer
Roxanne Summerville community volunteer
Corey Talbot community volunteer
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development? No
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 0
Female 13
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Board Meeting Attendance % 85
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy No
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive
Finance
Membership
Nominating
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization
Governance Comments by Foundation
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $188,750.00
Projected Expenses $75,450.00
Endowment Value $814,822.00
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy % 4.5
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
IRS Form 990s
FORM 9902015
Form 9902014
Form 990 2012-20132013
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 Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0$0$0
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal$0$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$0$0$0
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$10,945$18,915$19,848
$0$0$32,752
$18,147$24,838$16,023
Investment Income, Net of Losses$18,460$15,074$25,119
Membership Dues$68,116$63,943$56,026
Special Events$34,489$34,068$47,348
Revenue In-Kind$260$2,520$26,920
Other$29,662$10,856$1,845
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$76,229$75,633$70,656
Administration Expense$51,353$48,502$49,503
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$23,951$25,294$22,035
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.411.351.66
Program Expense/Total Expenses60%61%59%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$1,148,152$1,060,329$966,506
Current Assets$1,010,990$141,698$155,006
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$79,110$80,319$97,881
Total Net Assets$1,069,042$980,010$868,625
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountMembership Dues $68,116Membership Dues $63,943Membership Dues $56,026
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $34,489Fundraising $34,068Fundraising $47,348
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $18,460Contributions, gifts, grants $18,915Federated Campaigns $32,752
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Co-CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities12.781.761.58
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
Financial Comments by Foundation Foundations and corporations are included with individual contributions as they were not separated in the 990s or audits.  Financial figures were taken from the 990s.  The Federal tax returns and audited financial statements reconcile.
Nonprofit Junior League of Sarasota Florida Inc
Address 3300 S Tamiami Trl Ste 3
Sarasota, FL 34239
Phone 941 953-5600

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