Junior League Of Manatee County Inc
PO Box 14117
Bradenton FL 34280

Junior League of Manatee County is an an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and  improving the community through effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.  We create and organize community projects to meet the needs of women and children in need, and we do this through hosting our own fundraiser while training our volunteers and providing leadership opportunities. 

CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Ms. Andrea M. Johnson
Board Chair Affiliation Law Office of Andrea M. Johnson, P.A.
General Info
Organization DBA
Supported Organization Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc.
Former Names
Manatee Community Service League
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1980
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years?
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes May 2016
State Registration Yes 0
IRS Letter of Determination
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $87,275.00
Projected Expenses $78,666.00
Other Documents
Impact Statement

Women building better communities -- that’s the Junior League of Manatee County! 

In 2013-2014, the Junior League of Manatee County had over 40 active members who donated thousands of hours of community service to Manatee County. These hours were accumulated by volunteering at local schools, churches, various community outreach events, and Junior League of Manatee County programs. This contribution shows the continued dedication and commitment of the women in our organization to Manatee County and furthering our mission!

Current Goals:

 1. Kids in the Kitchen is a wellness program for children to help fight obesity.  Our premier event with Kids in the Kitchen is Get Your Fit On, an event we host on a fall afternoon and provided opportunities for children to interact with many local sports and athletic activities and promote healthy eating.  Our goal is to educate children on healthy lifestyles.  We would like to continue to expand our current community projects "Get Your Fit On!" and "Kids in the Kitchen" while reaching more children in Manatee County. 

2. Junior League Gives Back is an honor-roll incentive program whereby members host quarterly parties for those children who achieve honor-roll status, and along with the party, each student receives a certificate and take-home gift as a reminder of how important their education is in their lives.  This program started a few years ago with third graders.  We have since expanded it to fourth graders.  We would like to maintain and improve the mentoring relationship with third and fourth graders at Orange Ridge-Bullock Elementary, a Title I school in Manatee County. We want to continue to encourage and reward successes in the academic arena and continue to expand the program to fifth graders and potentially other schools.

3. Increase awareness of our organization and our contributions to the community.  Junior League of Manatee County does amazing work in the community, and we want to increase the community's knowledge of our work.  We hosted an inaugural Lunch with League luncheon event that assisted in this goal.  We have also created a marketing brochure for our organization for the first time.  We want to continue to expand our presence and the awareness of our organzation in Manatee County. 
4. Junior League of Manatee County offers our members training, mentoring and volunteering opportunities to become active leaders and role models in the community.  We would like to continue to raise up leaders in Manatee County be providing more educational and training opportunities for members that will not only help our organization but help improve our community as well. 


Needs Statement

 1.We need a color copier.  Currently, our costs for copies are high because we always use an outside vendor.  We publish many flyers, brochures, invitations, and other materials for our fundraisers and community projects.  Our organization only has a black-and-white copier and we would benefit greatly by a color copier. A $10,000 donation for a color copier would allow our organization to prosper and utilize more funds for community projects. 

2. We currently send members who are interested in expanding their leadership potential to Junior League conferences. A $5,000 donation would help our organization promote leadership, training and the education necessary for our future community leaders.

3. JLMC would like to increase awareness of our organization by developing new marketing materials that promote our accomplishments and impact. A donation of $3,000 would assist in getting the word out to potential recruits and donors about the great community programs and fundraisers offered by JLMC.

4. The Junior League of Manatee County encourages exercise and fitness through our “Get Your Fit On!” event. It is a free fun-filled fitness day where children are exposed to various fitness activities. A $5,000 donation would help us expand our event by partnering with additional local vendors and business owners to promote physical fitness.

5. We would like to continue to expand our honor roll incentive program, Junior League Gives Back, promoting education and academic success among elementary students. A donation of $4,000 would allow us to expand our program to other grades and potentially other schools. 

Background Statement
In the Spring of 1978, Pat Carrington (Mrs. Charles) attended the Conference on Children and Youth in Tallahassee.  She was so impressed by the quality of input of the delegates who were members of the various Junior Leagues that she returned home determined to organize such a group in Manatee County. 
In August 1978, a large group of civically active women met at the Bradenton Public Library and began the process of forming a Service League.  By December 1978, bylaws were written, membership established, and Manatee Community Service League (MCSL) became a reality. 
In March 1986, the Manatee County Service League became the Junior League of Manatee County and joined the Association of Junior Leagues, Inc. (AJLI) as its 264th member. 
Today, the Junior League of Manatee County is comprised of over 40 active women who are civic minded and looking to continue to give back to the citizens of Manatee County.
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Manatee
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Secondary Org Type Philanthropy,Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations
Tertiary Org Type Education
volunteer, children, women, nutrition, training, kids, american girl, mentor, fitness, school, junior league gives back, honor roll incentive program, member training, volunteer training
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

Someone said years ago that there would never cease to be poor in the land: therefore, open your hand to the needy. Junior League of Manatee County has been doing just that for over 30 years! Since our very humble beginnings, we have been women in Manatee County building a better community! I truly believe in our mission that we develop the potential of women, improve communities, and promote volunteerism. 

This year we will continue our impact on the community with our Kids in the Kitchen program—a healthy kids initiative promoting healthy eating habits and physical fitness; and Junior League Gives Back—an honor-roll incentive program for a local Title I school. We raise our funds for these programs through our fundraisers, which this year include the American Girl Fashion Show that we were exclusively awarded yet again for our area.  We have already also hosted our inaugural Lunch with League, which was an afternoon luncheon highlighting the positive impact our League has made on the community.

We are excited that we will be strengthening our marketing efforts so that our presence is more known in the community, and we are looking to increase our membership as well as secure more community partners this year.  As I told those in attendance at our annual dinner when I became president, I envision a year of exceptional service, professional growth, and great volunteerism through League. And I know that will happen because we have a group of motivated and hardworking members as well as strong support from our sustainers, community partners, community advisors, and others!! 

As with any organization, we too have challenges we face.  Membership retention and community awareness are key issues this year for Junior League of Manatee County.  We are addressing those needs by specifically implementing changes based upon member surveys and based upon training of our executive board.  We are seeing improvement this year already.  Our new marketing brochure is also helping increase the community's awareness of our organization, and we continue to write press releases and articles for community media as well as train our members to be "ambassadors" of our organization and constantly educate people on who we are and what we do. With the resources we have and the motivation of our hard-working members, we can overcome these challenges and continue to prosper!  So thank you in advance for all of your support. I am humbled to serve as your president of Junior League of Manatee County this year. 
Andrea M. Johnson,
2014-2015 President
Junior League of Manatee County
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
Junior League of Manatee County is an all-volunteer charity.  We have no paid staff and do not have a CEO/executive director at this time. 
Description To raise awareness of childhood obesity in Manatee County. We teach children healthy eating habits and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle through our Junior League’s “Kids in the Kitchen” initiative. Last year we spread nutrition information at various events throughout the year including Junior League Gives Back fall carnival, Youth Nights for Foster Kids for their Thanksgiving dinner, Elementary Track and Field Day, and Kiwanis Progressive Youth Marathon. Childhood obesity is a growing epidemic and now affects more than 33% of children and adolescents in the state of Florida.
Budget $0
Category Education, General/Other Early Childhood Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Short Term Success Presenting active lifestyle options and healthier eating habits to children in our community.
Long Term Success To lower the childhood obesity rate in Manatee County.
Program Success Monitoring We listen to our community advisory members and our lead association for guidance.
Program Success Examples We visit local schools, markets, track meets, festivals and various other events to spread information to children on living a healthy lifestyle.

To encourage children from lower-income backgrounds to understand the importance of getting good grades, staying in school, and pursuing their education beyond high school.  This will lead to higher levels of success rate in overcoming their circumstances and providing stability and opportunities in their lives.  The incentives will further encourage children to embrace the gift of education and to feel pride in their work.  Members of the Junior League of Manatee County will work with these students on a quarterly basis to encourage growth and development through activities geared to education and learning.  At the end of each meeting, the students will receive certificates and an educational based incentive to encourage their continued achievement in the academic arena for years to come.

Budget $5,000
Category Education, General/Other Elementary & Secondary Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success

This committee will work with a local Title I elementary school to encourage their third and fourth graders to achieve honor roll. Fun but educational awards would be given each quarter, and students who achieve all four quarters will receive a larger award at the end of the school year. Members of this committee will be responsible for choosing and purchasing the awards, presenting the program in some format to the children, and then planning and executing four “Junior League Gives Back” events for giving the awards. These events would take place at the end of each quarter at the school; the hope is that the excitement of the children who participate helps to spread the word to their classmates about how much fun these events are and it will continue to facilitate further academic and behavioral growth in the classroom.    

Long Term Success


The Junior League Gives Back program provides mentoring and tutoring for third and fourth graders at Orange Ridge Bullock Elementary school to help them achieve honor roll status, and we would love to extend the program to other grade levels. The children in the mentoring program have large dreams to become doctors, nurses, teachers, and firemen but do not have the opportunities to gain the skills currently needed to attain a regular education. To help accomplish this goal, Junior League members take time to teach and help the children understand their homework, give them incentives to help further encourage the children to embrace the gift of education, help them feel pride in their work, and then hopefully at the end of the year, teach them that excelling in school will help them further in life. Funding for this program will help pay for the after school supplies, provide snacks to the children who might not have the means for nourishment, learning packets for the children and family, an opportunity for us to offer incentives for the children throughout the school year to engage them to think positive about school work,and end of the school year awards after they complete the program.


Program Success Monitoring

Success of this program will be monitored by the project chair and her committee by evaluating the number of children participating each quarter.  The number of children who participate is based on their academic and behavioral achievements in the classroom.

Program Success Examples
After the end of the first quarter, there were 26 students who participated out of 110 students in the third grade.  This number has increased slightly over last year. Our goal at the end of the 4th quarter is to see the number of third grade students who participated increased to 30.
According to Jenna Polise, a school counselor, "The third-grade students as well as the Orange Ridge Bullock community really appreciate this program initiative. Since the third grade is such a vital academic year due to FCAT testing, it is important to recognize student achievement and motivation to make academic gains."
Doug Dupouy, the school Principal agrees, "Any student recognition helps to build their self esteem and their eagerness to learn new things."
Program Comments by Organization Thank you very much for considering our organization.  We exist to make a positive impact and change the lives of women and children in Manatee County!  As our tagline says, we are women building better communities!!
Program Comments by Foundation
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email n/a
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 188
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation N/A
External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years 3
Strategic Plan Adopted Mar 2014
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Management Comments by Organization
Management Comments by Foundation
Planning & Policies Comments by Organization
Planning & Policies Comments by Foundation
Multi-Media Comments by Organization
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Andrea M. Johnson
Company Affiliation Law Office of Andrea M. Johnson, P.A.
Board Term June 2014 to May 2015
Board Chair Email ChangeOurCommunity@gmail.com
Board Members
Board Members
Mrs. Suzanne Dillingham JLMC
Ms. Tara Eitman JLMC
Mrs. Jennifer Franko Community Volunteer
Mrs. Calaina Goodyear Community Volunteer
Ms. Jesse Jacobs JLMC
Ms. Andrea Johnson Law Office of Andrea M. Johnson, P.A.
Mrs. Jayne Kocher JLMC
Mrs. Amy Levengood Community Volunteer
Ms. Megan Pitstick Community Volunteer
Mrs. Jessica Powell JLMC
Mrs. Kristina Snyderman JLMC
Ms. Christina Zientara 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 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Gender
Male 0
Female 12
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Board Meeting Attendance % 89
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy No
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Governance Comments by Organization
Governance Comments by Foundation
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2015
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $87,275.00
Projected Expenses $78,666.00
Endowment Value
Endowment Spending Policy
Endowment Spending Policy %
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years?
IRS Form 990s
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$62,315$20,866$35,576
Administration Expense$19,959$24,565$23,270
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.611.680.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses76%46%60%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$118,677$151,532$121,048
Current Assets$118,677$151,532$121,048
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$15,998$16,460$16,953
Total Net Assets$102,679$135,072$104,095
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $24,349Fundraising $30,606Fundraising $31,784
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMembership Dues $19,047Contributions, gifts, grants $26,083Membership dues and assessments $21,702
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $6,485Membership Dues $19,719Contributions, gifts, grants $19,451
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Co-CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities7.429.217.14
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from IRS Form 990-EZ.  Individual contributions include foundation and corporate support.  Financial statements provided for 2010 and 2011 are unaudited.
Nonprofit Junior League Of Manatee County Inc
Address PO Box 14117
Bradenton, FL 34280
Phone 941 748-0101