Anna Maria Island Community Center Inc
407 Magnolia Avenue
Anna Maria FL 34216-253
The Anna Maria Island Community Center's Mission is to empower and inspire people of all ages, especially our youth, by educating minds, strengthening families, building healthier bodies, and fostering volunteerism.
CEO/Executive Director Cindy Thompson
Board Chair Blair Schlossberg ESQ.
Board Chair Affiliation Taurus-Investments
General Info
Organization DBA
The Center
Island Community Center
Supported Organization
Former Names
The Teen Center / The Youth Center
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1964
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Apr 2016
State Registration Yes May 0
IRS Letter of Determination
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $981,047.00
Projected Expenses $937,138.00
Impact Statement

The Anna Maria Island Community Center is often described at the “Heart of the Island.” This is the place where families, multiple generations, come together for healthy fun, engaging programming and true community service. This is a place that families trust to provide a safe haven for children and teens before and after school, a place where seniors find a friendly welcome and social connection – often during a fierce game of pickleball or a stimulating discussion group. This is a place where no one is turned away for lack of resources.


·        AMICC provides financial assistance to families needing safe before & after-school programming and/or counseling services.

·        AMICC Teen program completes many community service projects including:

  • Regular Beach Clean-Up
  • Food In-Security Programs such as Feeding Hungry Children
  • Community Charity Events and Donation Drives

                  Partner with other local nonprofits:        

  • Cultural Connections to increase impact and decrease expenses;
  • Annie Silver to transport seniors on cultural excursions
  • Bridge Street Merchants to collaborate in community events

 Conducted a “CommUnity Starts Here” Needs Assessment to determine the wants & needs of our members and friends.


1.    Continue to offer reduced fees to families/individuals in financial hardship – never turn anyone away for a lack of resources;

2.    Begin a “Healthy Island” initiative;

3.    Increase our “earned revenue” capability to decrease our dependence on fund-raising. 

Needs Statement

The following are items for which we would be very grateful:

  • safe & secure facility access equipment to ensure safety & control
  • A volunteer CDL driver for our 23 passenger bus to increase outings for all members and community partners  
Background Statement
Established in 1960 as a teen center, the Anna Maria Island Community Center, a 501(c)(3) corporation, has grown to meet the expanded needs of our community as the only not for profit serving the developmental needs of youth, providing educational, recreational, cultural and family counseling programs for all residents especially those most at risk.
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Youth Development
Secondary Org Type Human Services
Tertiary Org Type Recreation & Sports
Empower, inspire, educate and strengthen children & families and foster volunteerism
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

I moved my family to Anna Maria Island because I thought it was the best place to raise my two daughters. Obviously the natural beauty was a draw, however, more importantly was the two major institutions on the island - the Anna Maria Island Community Center and the elementary school. Both institutions were at that time recently renovated and beautiful. My daughters attended the elementary school and my wife worked on the PTO. They also played sports, danced and attended camp at the Community Center. I coached them both plus their friends for many enjoyable years. I continue to do so until this day. Through this experience I learned the importance of the Center as an Island institution. Families have a safe place for their children to play and grow. It also is the only place on the Island for all people (of any race or ethnicity) young, old, resident, visitor, athletic, non athletic, rich, poor, religious, non religious to gather and form a community. This ultimately leads to happiness and joy. Our Community Center strengthens lives in many ways and ultimately is in the business of making people's lives better. 

Currently, we face the need to continue to serve the community and implement long-standing financial stability. This year we have reconstituted the entire Board of Directors with all of the Island leaders. The new Board immediately hired a completely new executive management team. With these two sweeping changes in management we began to tackle all of the issues that were facing the Center. We have analyzed every aspect of the Center, conducted research with similar organizations, and implemented "best in class” finacial controls and systems. We have also increased services and programs and extender operational hours.  Every facet of the Center has been given attention to detail in relation to the organization as a whole. A full Restructuring Plan has been unanimously adopted and is currently being implemented. The changes have been extremely positive from an operational and finacial standpoint. We are well on the path to "Best In Class" in all areas of the Center.  

It’s an exciting time to be a part the turnaround.

Statement from the CEO/Executive Director


Our Community Center is the heart of Anna Maria Island; it always has been.  As the current Executive Director, I fondly recall earlier years of attending events and participating in activities and sports with my young son.  The island may have grown and changed a bit, but the Community Center has always been a constant for the residents and visitors alike. The foundations of character, abilities, and supportive friendships have been built on these fields and in the Center’s programs.

Though our Center has similar offerings as other recreational facilities, we strive to provide a comprehensive family-oriented member experience, much like that of the island itself.  Neighbors gather as participants in events and activities with long-standing traditions, residents enjoy reconnecting each season, and we are always welcoming new visitors.

It is with excitement and passion that I look forward to the future of the Center.  My background in child care and advocacy illuminates the opportunities to enhance our current programs and serve more children and families in both a realistic and comprehensive manner.  The need for human services on the island is just as great as anywhere else in our area. Our programs help members stay involved and engaged in healthy and educational activities. Specifically, many of our programs help youth to avoid at-risk behaviors and offer our elders opportunities to collaborate and get involved, which contributes to their healthy quality of life.

The Center is undergoing changes to improve our effectiveness in carrying out our mission while continuing to serve the needs of the community and simultaneously cut costs. Working in a deficit mode is a challenge as we strive to become more self-sufficient with reliable streams of revenue.  However, the reality is, like many nonprofits, we remain reliant upon the generosity of our donors.  Without their support, much needed services may give way to a recreation-only campus. This center was built on the strong relationship between needs and philanthropy. This rings as true today as it did four decades ago. 


Description  “The goal of the Family Foundations offers family members to enroll in counseling and other social service programs. If early detection and prevention programs are effective, these programs can save public dollars that would otherwise be spent on treatment and associated social programs, including the possibility of removing children from their homes”. Family Foundations, a family therapy program, establishes that every child should feel safe in school, at home, online and in the community. One of the best ways to reduce the effects of bullying, child abuse and neglect is to prevent it before it occurs. In 1993, our Family Foundations was established to serve at risk children by meeting the professional counseling needs of the uninsured and underinsured families of Manatee County. The program has a dedicated and licensed mental health counselor serving families and the children in life skills groups.
Budget $32,250
Category Human Services, General/Other Parenting Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success  

The outcomes/benefits of the program are very good , 95% of participants report

(1) that they have grown in the areas of self-esteem, autonomy, relationship skills, communication skills, parenting and daily living skills and therefore become more able to attend to the demands of parenting their children. And 95 % of families in therapy report (2) that the children in individual or family counseling and in the life skills groups have learned new communication and behavior skills that can be applied in all areas of their lives, and that they are developing new or improved coping skills, self-esteem and self-confidence.

Long Term Success  

The outcomes/benefits of the program are very good , 95% of participants report

(1) that they have grown in the areas of self-esteem, autonomy, relationship skills, communication skills, parenting and daily living skills and therefore become more able to attend to the demands of parenting their children. And 95 % of families in therapy report (2) that the children in individual or family counseling and in the life skills groups have learned new communication and behavior skills that can be applied in all areas of their lives, and that they are developing new or improved coping skills, self-esteem and self-confidence.

Program Success Monitoring
 ·        Parent Surveys
·        Staff observations
·        Skill checklists
Program Success Examples  I am a single parent with sole custody of three children under the age of 10 and no insurance and no family support. Their father was abusive and we lived in fear, he suffers from addictions and has been in and out of the jail since our divorce. This Community Center provided me with parenting support and a family counseling program and the therapist has been here for me and my children, our family is so much stronger and happier thanks to you for your support through our darkest days. Thank you!
Description Senior Services - Fulfilling our mission by educating minds, building healthy minds and bodies. The Center provides a wonderful array of educational, cultural, social and wellness programming to older adults.  Our programs are designed to keep seniors active and involved in the community through exercise programs such as yoga and dance as well as learning activities such as "How to use your cell phone: and "How to avoid scams and identity theft."  Additionally, we offer social opportunities, such as "coffee and conversations" and field trips in partnership with the Annie Silver Community Center, Senior Adventures Group.
Budget $199,241
Category Education, General/Other Adult Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens At-Risk Populations Families
Short Term Success
  • 94% of seniors feel they improve the emotional and social well-being through active participation.
  • 96% of seniors increase friendships as a result of participation in Community Center programming.
Long Term Success
  • 93% Report improved quality of life.
  • 90% report improved health due to health & fitness programs
  • 91% improved balance, less fear of falling
Program Success Monitoring
Program surveys and evaluations
Instructor observations
Pre-post test results
Program Success Examples I often spend four to five days a week at the Center taking part in the activities. I moved to the Island two years ago and not knowing anyone and was lucky to meet a “pickleball player” a member of the group. I was warmly welcomed and immediately made to feel a part of a big Community Center family. This has been a life-changing experience for me. My kids can’t believe that their mom has become a “Pilate’s student” “pickleball player”, “artist” and a front desk /tour of homes volunteer!  Thank you from an “An active senior who loves the Center”
Out of School Time programming provides essential life skills and learning for children & teens after school and on school holidays and vacations.  We achieve our mission by providing learning opportunities that empower and inspire youth, strengthen families, build healthy bodies and minds and develop youth who are not drug or alcohol dependent.  OST serves approximately 40 students for about a total of 15 hours per week during the school year, offering enrichment in education, art, dance, sports and socialization.  During the summer months and when schools are closed AMICC serves approximately 65 students for about 50 hours per week.  OST provides 280 days of service per year.  Financial aid applications available.   
Budget $208,000
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Short Term Success Youth will improve their school and social interactions.
Long Term Success Youth will become civically engaged healthy adults. 
Program Success Monitoring Parent surveys and incident reports.
Program Success Examples 98% of youth will have no behavior issues significant enough to warrant an incident report.
Description OST for Teens achieves our mission by educating minds, building healthier bodies, strengthening families and fostering volunteerism.  OST provides prevention, education, leadership development and fitness programs to youth 11-17.  Island teens are at risk for being victims of or perpetrators of youth crime, violence, substance abuse, poor academic performance, school dropout, etc.  OST builds in such areas as problem solving, conflict resolution, self-control, leadership and responsible decision-making.  OST teens provides teen opportunities for academic enrichment, career exploration, health awareness, recreation and socialization.  
Budget $175,000
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Short Term Success The short term goals of our Teen program include programming that engages the bodies and minds of youth to create curious and compassionate learners.  
Long Term Success The long term goals of the Teen Out of School program are youth who are substance free, participating in healthy activities, strong students and engaged in their communities.  
Program Success Monitoring We will assess our success based on parent and youth opinion surveys, regular participation in programming, and increased leadership characteristics exhibited.  
Program Success Examples Examples of program success will include youth taking on the organization and leadership of a field trip or presentation; community benefit event or volunteer opportunity.  
The Anna Maria Island Community Center offers a wide variety of sports for youth and adults of all ages.  Youth:  We offer co-ed indoor and outdoor soccer, flag football, basketball, and baseball.  In our attempt to serve the entire community we offer age ranges from 3 years of age to graduating high-school seniors.  What makes our program unique is the sportsmanship and values our volunteers pass down to the youth.  To promote fair play we implement a draft system to make sure all the teams are as equal as possible, with each individual getting to play an equal amount and reach his or her full potential.
 Adult:  We offer co-ed soccer, two different flag football leagues (30 and over and 18 and over), basketball, volleyball, kickball, softball and even corn hole.  We have a wide range of age groups from 18 to our oldest competitor at 76 - there is no maximum age limit !  Our program is unique in its focus on sportsmanship and comradery.  We have implemented a draft system to make sure that all teams are as equal as possible. 
Budget $236,000
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other Athletics & Sports
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adults Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Short Term Success Our short term goals for the Youth and Adult Sports Programs are to encourage youth to become engaged in healthy activity and give them a safe place to be in the non-school hours.  For our adult teams our goals are to create a healthy atmosphere for competitive fun and comraderie and grow their social and support networks.
Long Term Success Our long term goals for our Youth and Adults Sports Programs is to help develop healthy lifestyles and teach some of the important life lessons through the medium of sports (sportsmanship, following rules, teamwork,etc.).
Program Success Monitoring We will measure our success by participant feedback, repeat participants and social interaction.
Program Success Examples Examples of program success will be growth in the number of teams we have in each sport and league, good sportsman ship on and off the field and repeat participation from members.
Program Comments by Organization

Our challenges include continuing to provide quality and much needed programs and service, while establishing an effective, self-sustaining: revenue stream.  

Secondly, the number of year round residents living on Anna Maria appears to be in decline – this offers both an opportunity in terms of programming options for vacationers and a challenge to continue to offer programming and earn revenue during the times of the year that are less seasonal. 

Our strength comes in part from the loyalty of our members, many of whom are multi-generational, and the spirit they bring to the Center that was and is such a big part of their lives and the lives of their children and grandchildren. Our strength is also in our adherence to the accomplishment of our mission – without compromise.

Program Comments by Foundation
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Cindy Thompson
CEO Term Start Nov 2014
CEO/Executive Director Email

Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Pierrette Kelly Jan 1989 - Nov
Dawn Stiles Oct 2013 - Nov 2014
Senior Staff
Kathy Bogad Director of Education
Kristen Lessig Managing Director
Wende Web Chief Operating Officer
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 10
Part Time Staff 4
Staff Retention Rate % 66
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 15
Volunteers 125
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Anna Maria Elementary School - King Middle School
Manatee County Government - Girl Scouts
Manatee Community Foundation - Manatee County School Board
Manatee County School Board
United Way of Manatee County
St. Bernards Catholic Church -Roser Church and All Island Denomination City of Anna Maria -City of Holmes Beach
Roser Church
Crosspointe Church
North End Merchants Organization
Cortez Maritime Museum
Cultural Connections
City of Anna Maria
Florida Department of Transportation - United Way -USF- New College-The Panda Foundation-IMG-The Pittsburgh Pirates-Bridge Street Merchants
External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
H. Bunnell Humanitarian AwardAll Islands Denominations1990
Be More Recognition for raising over $776,000.00 at the AffaireWEDU2005
290 Best CharitiesSRQ Managzine2012
Favorite CharityCommunity Poll by Sun Newspaper2012
Favorite Retirement ProgramAnna Maria Island Sun Newspaper Readers Choice Awards2014
Reader's Choice Award- favorite charityAnna Maria Island Sun2015
Risk Management Provisions
Risk Management Provisions
Automobile Insurance and Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Crime Coverage
Commercial General Liability and D and O and Umbrella or Excess and Automobile and Professional
Improper Sexual Conduct/Sexual Abuse
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Special Event Liability
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government Yes
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan Yes
Policies and Procedures Yes
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Management Comments by Organization
Our goal is to engage youth in active learning programs that stimulate their natural curiosity and are developmentally appropriate.  We believe that the outcomes will be increased engagement in learning in school and community/home venues.
   Our Athletic Director & Asst are new to the sports programs and are growing our programs for individuals of all ages - especially youth.  We have a strong program that reinforces lifes important lessons:  Play by the rules; exhibit good sportsmanship on and off the field and be responsible & respectful team members.   
    Our variety of Senior programs are growing and helping to meet the need for health/care-taker information, socialization, healthy activities and day trips.
Management Comments by Foundation
Board Chair
Board Chair Blair Schlossberg ESQ.
Company Affiliation Taurus-Investments
Board Term Jan 2014 to Nov 2015
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Erik Abrahamson ESQ.Business Owner
Ed Chiles The Chiles Group
Mike Coleman Business Owner
Dr. Larry Craft community volunteer
Jim Froeschle Former CFO Caterpillar Corp
Rex Hagen Retired
Shawn Kaleta Business Owner
Diana McManaway Retired
Scott Rudacille ESQ.Kirk Pinkerton
Jason Sato Sato Real Estate
Blair Schlossberg ESQ.Taurus -Investments
Bill Shuman Former Visa Exec.
Amy Talucci AMI Elementary School PTO Pres.
David Teitelbaum Anna Maria Island Resorts
Mike Thrasher Business Owner
Dave Welch Welch Systems
Dave Welch Businessman
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 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 15
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 7
Board Meeting Attendance % 79
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Board Development / Board Orientation
Governance Comments by Organization
The greatest challenge is to  attract true leaders, those who share our passion for our mission and have a generosity of spirit that they can make a positive contribution that will support the mission of the Center long after they are gone.  
Governance Comments by Foundation
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2014
Fiscal Year Ends 2015
Projected Revenue $981,047.00
Projected Expenses $937,138.00
Endowment Value $800,000.00
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy % 4
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
IRS Form 990s
990 2012-20132013
2008 9902008
Audit/Financial Documents
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
Government Contributions$137,317$152,726$136,900
Individual Contributions$177,879$214,209$214,579
Investment Income, Net of Losses$66$716$30,601
Membership Dues$51,703$0$0
Special Events$181,503$256,452$207,248
Revenue In-Kind$132,924$80,748$55,000
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$965,131$1,004,611$1,211,625
Administration Expense$62,309$65,383$73,233
Fundraising Expense$31,438$32,017$48,391
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.860.840.69
Program Expense/Total Expenses91%91%91%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue5%5%8%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$5,314,583$5,507,486$5,711,857
Current Assets$365,182$556,614$619,229
Long-Term Liabilities$1,156,149$1,313,643$1,356,974
Current Liabilities$79,565$33,223$143,239
Total Net Assets$4,078,869$4,160,620$4,331,667
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountActivity Fees $216,197Fundraising $256,452Earned Income $284,373
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $181,503Contributions, gifts, grants $214,209Individuals $214,579
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $177,879Activity Fees $209,114Special Events $207,248
CEO/Executive Director Compensation N/A
Co-CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities4.5916.754.32
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets22%24%24%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
In 2013 the Center experienced a drop in the amount of donations and revenue from fund-raising events. 
Financial Comments by Foundation
Financial data is provided using IRS Form 990s and audited financial statements. 990s and audits reconcile. Breakdown of individual contributions vs. foundations/ corporations provided by nonprofit. 
Nonprofit Anna Maria Island Community Center Inc
Address 407 Magnolia Avenue
Anna Maria, FL 34216253
Primary Phone 941 778-1908 9201