Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc.
4210 77th Street East
Palmetto FL 34221
Mission
The mission of Southeastern Guide Dogs is to create and nurture a partnership between a visually impaired individual and a guide dog, facilitating life's journey with mobility, independence and dignity. 
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Titus Herman
Board Chair Tim Griffy
Board Chair Affiliation Volunteer
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
Supported Organization Southeastern Guide Dogs
Former Names
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1982
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes May 2015
State Registration Yes Dec 2015
IRS Letter of Determination
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Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $8,138,636.00
Projected Expenses $8,366,100.00
Other Documents
Impact Statement
We are pleased to report that 2014 has been another year of achievement, honor, and dedication by a family of volunteers, staff members, and supporters. Together, we've worked to fulfill our organization's mission and make significant progress relative to our strategic goals. Charity Navigator recognized us as a four-star charity (the highest possible) and the highest-rated guide dog school in the United States.  Our new Keith G. Hirst Canine Assessment Center is one of the most groundbreaking and exciting accomplishments last year. Mr. Hirst's matching challenges raised the funds for our long awaited Assessment Center, which opened its doors in 2014. This state-of-the-art facility welcomes dogs as they begin their formal training to become guide dogs and allow our certified guide dog trainers the tools needed to properly assess the strengths and weaknesses of these young trainees. The Outreach Center and Dog Boutique in downtown St. Petersburg continues to thrive and allow us to expand our reach.
Needs Statement
Student Sponsorships: Your substantial gift of $5,000 helps provide the room and board for a student’s 26-day residential training on our Palmetto, Florida campus. You’ll receive a brief student biography accompanied by a photo of the student with their new dog in harness.
 
Puppy Naming Sponsorships: With a gift of $5,000, we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to name one of our wonderful puppies.  You’ll receive a photo of the puppy when it is approximately 6 weeks old, and another one when the puppy returns to our campus from the volunteer puppy raiser at approximately 14-16 months old.  You will also receive notification of the dog’s placement, whether as a guide dog, in an alternate career, or otherwise. 
 
Graduation Sponsorships: Any individual, company or organization can provide the $5,000 sponsorship of a graduation, the special celebratory lunch honoring a class’ achievements, together with their friends and families.
 
Puppy Litter Sponsorships: Your generous donation of $2,500 helps sponsor the care for a litter of puppies in our nursery. You’ll receive a photo of the litter of puppies with their mother.
 
Dog in Training Sponsorships: A $1,000 donation will help sponsor the finest care and feeding of our guide dogs in formal harness training. You’ll receive a photo of the dog proudly wearing its guide dog harness.
Background Statement

Southeastern Guide Dogs, Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2014 Nonprofit of the Year, has the distinction of being dually accredited by the two premier, global accreditation bodies: the International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF) and Assistance Dogs International (ADI). Founded in 1982, the organization employs the latest in canine development and behavior research to create and nurture partnerships between visually impaired individuals and extraordinary guide dogs. Southeastern Guide Dogs serves more than 400 graduates across the U.S. and continues to place more than 100 dogs each year into careers benefiting people with visual impairments, and veterans. The charity provides all of its services free of charge and receives no government funding.

 
Southeastern Guide Dogs is a rare breed – one of only 10 accredited guide dog schools in the United States and the only one in the Southeast. The school was founded to bring the dramatic, life-changing effects of increased mobility and independence to the visually impaired through impeccably trained guide dogs.
 

In 1982, arrangements were made with an Apollo Beach landowner to build a small kennel in a corner of his property. The kennel housed six dogs, and in 1983, a trainer was hired to train the dogs for guide dog work. The following year brought a historic milestone, as we graduated our first four guide dog pairs.

 

Word about our organization quickly spread among the visually impaired community. As demand for these skilled guide dogs increased, it became apparent that a small corner of land with a modest kennel were not enough.

 

Over time, we purchased contiguous parcels of land, creating a beautiful 23-acre parcel in Palmetto, Florida, which became the Southeastern Guide Dogs campus where we continue to breed, house and train our dogs and create our most amazing guide dog teams.

 

Over 30 years of continued operations, we have created more than 2,800 guide dog teams comprising of deserving students and superbly trained dogs. We often say, “if these sidewalks could talk,” they’d tell of countless hours of struggle as the visually impaired have overcome their fears and trusted their stride to their dogs; of new confidence and hope emerging from hands on a harness paired with the unconditional love of a dog.

 

All of our services – which include selective breeding and skilled training for our dogs; meticulously planned on-campus instruction for our students; and lifetime follow-up for our graduates – are provided at no cost to our students. As a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, we work with an annual operating budget of more than $7 million, relying 100% on donations from our community of supporters. We employ more than 100 dedicated staff members and rely on more than 650 core volunteers to succeed in the pursuit of our mission.

 

And every day, because of that mission, we witness small but significant miracles of freedom and independence for the visually impaired.

Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
Throughout the United States
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type Animal Related
Tertiary Org Type Human Services
Keywords
Guidedogs, Disabilities, Blindness, Independence, sight-impaired, veterans, dogs, guide, legacy of valor
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
As the Board of Directors, we assume the fiscal responsibilities of Southeastern Guide Dogs with a sense of gratitude and purpose, coupled with a profound level of responsibility. Your trust in us is well placed. Our Board, Finance Committee and Audit Committee work in concert with the CEO and staff to ensure that your financial contributions are carefully managed and thoughtfully applied to the fulfillment of the school’s mission. After all, careful financial management is the most concrete expression of gratitude we can show to you, our donors. We are fortunate, indeed, to have such a wonderful and supportive family – and humbled by your ceaseless generosity. Thank you for your continued support.
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
Southeastern Guide Dogs is in the process of implementing a comprehensive, 5-Year Strategic Plan focusing on excellence in all we do. Excellence in dog breeding and training. Excellence in serving our students and graduates. Excellence in the stewardship of our funding. Thanks to a strong vision, careful planning and dedicated leadership, Southeastern Guide Dogs is well on its way to setting new standards of quality in the national and international guide dog industry. With our mission as our guide, we are changing the lives of the visually impaired in unique and productive ways, and we have carefully aligned ourselves for success. We look forward to keeping you, our supporters, updated on the progress we intend to make over the next several years.
Programs
Description

Paws for Independence™ 

Paws for Independence matches visually impaired individuals with impeccably trained guide dogs, providing a priceless, independent lifestyle. Our dogs have learned over 40 commands, so students must learn, too. For 26 days, students live on our welcoming Palmetto, Florida campus. With our professional trainers and hand-picked dogs, teams venture from our secluded Freedom Walk to our downtown Sarasota Discovery Center to Tampa and beyond. They gain confidence navigating streets, stairs, elevators, malls, buses, airports, beaches and more.  After graduation, we provide lifetime follow-up and support.
Budget $5,500,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults
Short Term Success

Once accepted to our program, the students spend 26 days on our campus, where our trainers teach them how to use their new guide dogs. This initially occurs on Freedom Walk, a winding mile-and-a-half-long path on our beautifully landscaped 23-acre campus. This secluded environment gives our students the confidence they need to step outside and place their trust and safety in a dog they have just met. Training moves off-campus and gets increasingly challenging as the 26-day curriculum progresses. Short-term program success is measured at various points throughout the training curriculum. Students are not allowed to progress to the next training module until they have mastered the one they are currently working on. At the end of the 26 days of training, we have created a new guide dog team that is ready to return home and go anywhere – forward together, as we say.

Long Term Success Our Paws for Independence program increases visually impaired individuals' mobility, independence and opportunities for safe travel. After graduating from the program, participants have the skills and confidence to use their new guide dogs to take advantage of professional, educational and social opportunities. Typically, a person who is visually impaired works his or her guide dog for approximately eight years, until the dog is retired and a new guide dog is obtained. Our graduate services department consists of certified guide dog trainers who are available to provide ongoing training and assistance to the guide dog team for as long as it is actively working. The long-term success of the program is extended with each guide dog a person receives.
Program Success Monitoring

Program Goals and Objectives
The goal of our Paws for Independence program is to provide veterans who are visually impaired with increased mobility, freedom and opportunities for safe travel by pairing them with guide dogs.

Our objective is for at least 90 percent of participants to rate their 26-day training experience on our campus as having met or exceeded their expectations. Questions include whether:

 * Our training curriculum met their learning expectations

* They perceived their trainers had sufficient expertise to teach them

* They felt like their time during training was well spent

* They would recommend Southeastern Guide Dogs to others

Program Success Examples

Darrell, a 19-year-old from Sarasota, suffers from retinitis pigmentosa and astigmatism in his left eye. His sight began failing him around age six, but his condition wasn’t diagnosed until age 12. Darrell’s mother spotted our Discovery Center in Sarasota and, not long after that, Darrell visited our main campus in Palmetto, took his first steps on a test walk with one of our guide dogs, and was hooked. “I loved it!” he said.

We paired Darrell with an adorable yellow Labrador named Lucky. “She reminds me of Roger Rabbit – bouncing all over the place. She is hysterical in the play yard and is very friendly, which is a good thing and a bad thing – I call her a blonde Lab,” he said.

Having a guide dog has given Darrell the confidence to attend the Orientation & Adjustment School in Daytona to take business courses about how to run concession stands. “It’s something for me to do for now, and I’m looking forward to getting out and working with Lucky,” he said.

Description

Paws for Patriots

On behalf of American heroes who have sacrificed so much, Southeastern Guide Dogs presents Paws for Patriots:
 

Guide Dogs – pairs highly trained guide dogs with visually impaired veterans. Veterans live and learn on campus, then receive lifetimefollow-up and support.

Veteran Service Dogs – trains and places exceptional dogs not suitable for guide work into careers benefiting veterans who live with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Gaining confidence from these dogs, veterans expand their lives, regain mobility and independence and re-integrate into their communities.

Facility Therapy Dogs places therapy dogs into military hospitals to spread cheer and encouragement and help wounded warriors heal from their injuries.

Budget $1,500,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults
Short Term Success Once accepted to our program, visually impaired veterans spend 26 days on our campus learning how to use their new guide dogs. (The program is eight days for sighted veterans learning to use their new veteran assistance dogs.) Training initially occurs on Freedom Walk, a winding mile-and-a-half-long path on our beautifully landscaped 23-acre campus. This secluded environment gives veterans the confidence they need to step outside and place their trust and safety in a dog they have just met. Training moves off-campus and gets increasingly challenging as the curriculum progresses. Short-term program success is measured at various points throughout the training curriculum. Veterans are not allowed to progress to the next training module until they have mastered the one they are currently working on. At the end of the training period, we have created new guide dog teams and veteran assistance dog teams that are ready to return home and go anywhere – forward together, as we say.
Long Term Success

The long-term success of guide dogs and veteran assistance dogs paired with veterans through our Paws for Patriots program is veterans’ increased mobility, independence and opportunities for safe travel. The program gives veterans the skills and confidence to use their new dogs to take advantage of the professional, educational and social opportunities life has to offer.

Typically, visually impaired veterans and sighted veterans living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder work their guide dogs for approximately eight years, until the dogs are retired and new ones are obtained. Our graduate services department consists of certified guide dog trainers who are available to provide ongoing training and assistance to the guide dog team for as long as the teams are together. The long-term success of the program is extended with each new dog a veteran receives.

Program Success Monitoring

Program Goals and Objectives(Guide Dogs for Visually Impaired Veterans)

The goal of our Paws for Patriots program is to provide veterans who are visually impaired with increased mobility, freedom and opportunities for safe travel by pairing them with guide dogs.

Our objective is for at least 90 percent of veterans to rate their 26-day training experience on our campus as having met or exceeded their expectations. Questions include whether:

 * Our training curriculum met veterans' learning expectations

* Our trainers provided timely feedback to veterans during their training

* Veterans perceived their trainers had sufficient background knowledge to teach the material

* Veterans felt like their time during training was well spent

* Veterans would recommend Southeastern Guide Dogs to others

Program Goals and Objectives(Veteran Assistance Dogs for Sighted  Veterans Living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Program Success Examples

Retired Marine Corporal Michael Jernigan isn't your ordinary veteran. He is a Purple Heart and a Combat Action Ribbon recipient, and he and his guide dog Brittani are frequent guests in high-profile circles in Washington, D.C.  

Michael, a third-generation marine, was proudly serving in Iraq when his Humvee was struck by a roadside bomb. He lost both eyes, suffered a crushed cranium and severe trauma to his right hand and left knee. Somehow he survived, recovered from his injuries and learned to live with his blindness with the help Brittani, which he received through our Paws for Patriots program.  

“When I was wounded, I was very scared,” Mike said. “Could I take care of myself? Could I even go out? The fears just festered there during all of those months of recovery. Now with Brittani by my side, I’m back to my old self. I can travel the country alone, I’ve gone back to college and I can get around campus on my own. And I’m never scared.”

Description

Gifted Canines
Dogs not suited to serve as guides are career changed and enter our Gifted Canine program where other careers await them. These other careers are important and provide great value to people in need of a miracle.

Canine Connections Dogs – selects gentle companion dogs for visually impaired children ages 10 – 17, building a bridge toward a future guide by acclimating the children to the responsibilities and joys of dog ownership.

Public Service Dogs – uses dogs with specific aptitudes for careers in search-and-rescue and arson, bomb, and drug detection.

Ambassador Dogs – places dogs with active volunteers providing outreach, education, and comfort to those in hospitals, nursing homes, hospices and schools.

Budget $200,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified
Short Term Success

Southeastern Guide Dogs calls the family of the visually impaired child at scheduled intervals soon after placing the dog with the child to determine whether the child needs ongoing training to and support related to handling the dog.

A child’s dog-handling capabilities will be observed during the annual Canine Connections Day Camp on our campus in Palmetto. The camp provides our certified dog trainers with opportunities to observe the children’s dog handling skills (and provide training as needed), assess the dogs’ appearance (weight, nails, etc.), and educate the children and their families about the guide dog lifestyle.

Long Term Success

The long-term goal in placing a Canine Connections dog with a visually impaired child is to for the child to experience the responsibilities and joys of dog ownership before they are old enough (at least 18 years old) to receive a guide dog from our school.

We receive written reports from the parents of the child describing the impact the dog has made in the child’s life, e.g., leaves the house more frequently, improved confidence and/or self-esteem, etc. No one is in a better position to describe the positive differences in the lives of their children “before and after” receiving Canine Connections dogs than the children’s parents.

Program Success Monitoring [ipsum lorum]
Program Success Examples

My son Nico was diagnosed with Rentinitis Pigmentosa when he was 9 years old. Today he is a 14-year-old boy struggling with being a teen and vision loss at the same time. It has been difficult to watch his vision deteriorate while his self-confidence wanes and his self-esteem falters. 

When I heard about the Canine Connections program, I got in touch with the school, which said a small roly-poly black lab named Patches would be the perfect companion dog for Nico.  From the moment Patches walked in our house and gave Nico a qucik lick on the face and a wag of the tail – they have been inseparable. 

Patches instinctively knows when Nico needs her and is quick to be by his side. She gives him the self-confidence to do things on his own and has taken our focus off of Nico’s vision loss and given him more sense of freedom and control of his life than he’s ever had. It is hard to explain in mere words what Patches has done for the soul of a boy like Nico in just a few short months.

Comments
Program Comments by Organization

Statement from the CEO

 

Southeastern Guide Dogs is in the process of implementing a comprehensive five-year strategic plan focusing on excellence in all we do: Excellence in dog breeding and training. Excellence in serving our students and graduates. Excellence in the stewardship of our funding. 

 

Thanks to a strong vision, careful planning and dedicated leadership, Southeastern Guide Dogs is well on its way to setting new standards of quality in the national and international guide dog industry. With our mission as our guide, we are changing the lives of the visually impaired in unique and productive ways, and we have carefully aligned ourselves for success. We look forward to keeping you, our supporters, updated on the progress we intend to make over the next several years.

 

Statement from the Board Chair

 

As the Board of Directors, we assume the fiscal responsibilities of Southeastern Guide Dogs with a sense of gratitude and purpose, coupled with a profound level of responsibility. Your trust in us is well placed. Our Board, Finance Committee and Audit Committee work in concert with the CEO and staff to ensure that your financial contributions are carefully managed and thoughtfully applied to the fulfillment of the school’s mission.

 

After all, careful financial management is the most concrete expression of gratitude we can show to you, our donors. We are fortunate, indeed, to have such a wonderful and supportive family – and humbled by your ceaseless generosity. Thank you for your continued support.

Program Comments by Foundation
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Titus Herman
CEO Term Start Feb 2008
CEO/Executive Director Email titus.herman@guidedogs.org
Experience Titus Herman joined Southeastern Guide Dogs in February, 2008, after 12 years of service as the marketing and planning executive for Goodwill Industries in Portland, Oregon; and five years of service as the marketing executive for Goodwill Industries in Sarasota, Florida.
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Joel Clark Director of Information Mgmt & Capital Projects
Dr. Kevin Conrad Senior Campus Veterinarian
Rick Holden Director of Training
Linda-Marie Holliday Director of Operations
Stacy Howe Director of Marketing
Andy Kramer Director of Development
Gloria Manzenberger Director of Finance
Leslie Shepard Director of Puppy Raising Services
Shannon Starline Director of Human Resources and Volunteer Services
Susan Wilburn Director of Admissions & Student Services
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 115
Part Time Staff 5
Staff Retention Rate % 75
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 750
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Collaborations
We currently have no ongoing collaborations.
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Awards & Recognition
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Hometown Hero AwardTampa Bay Lightning2012
Nonprofit of the Year award in the Environment & Animals categoryTampa Bay Business Journal2012
Non Profit of the YearTampa Bay Business Journal2014
Non Profit of the YearTampa Bay Business Journal2014
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Years 3
Strategic Plan Adopted Oct 2012
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
Management Comments by Foundation
Board Chair
Board Chair Tim Griffy
Company Affiliation Volunteer
Board Term Mar 2015 to Mar 2016
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
David Barnhart Barnhart Guess Retail Properties
Ray Bishop Community Volunteer
Richard Clune Kennesaw State University
Scott Collins National City
Timothy Griffy Ernst & Young
Gary Johnson .
Lea LeVines BNY Mellon
Chris McNamee Community Volunteer
Robert Newman J.C. Newman Cigar Company
Roger Pettingell Coldwell Banker Real Estate
Kathy Riley Riley Solutions
Harris Silverman MDThe Eye Associates
Dulce Weisenborn Miami Dade College
John Whitcomb Community Volunteer
Eric Williams Catalina Marketing Corporation
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development? No
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 15
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 12
Female 3
Unspecified
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Board Meeting Attendance % 81
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 94
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 0
Constituency Includes Client Representation
Standing Committees
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization
Governance Comments by Foundation
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2014
Fiscal Year Ends 2015
Projected Revenue $8,138,636.00
Projected Expenses $8,366,100.00
Endowment Value $3,200,000.00
Endowment Spending Policy Income Only
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
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
IRS Form 990s
Form 9902014
Form 9902013
9902012
9902011
9902010
9902009
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 Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$71,733$284,734$0
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal$0$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$0$0$0
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$8,143,977$5,779,624$6,036,682
$102,606$90,868$69,603
($37,161)$46,949$35,651
Investment Income, Net of Losses$528,086$1,428,461$306,770
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$465,986$432,035$318,071
Revenue In-Kind$578,036$704,320$681,102
Other$142,594$62,152$62,954
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$5,930,729$5,464,521$4,905,946
Administration Expense$640,192$539,150$481,525
Fundraising Expense$530,697$457,906$466,083
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.331.261.17
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%85%84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue6%7%7%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$22,143,197$19,002,342$17,694,716
Current Assets$16,541,508$15,555,106$15,497,928
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$487,571$496,125$59,076
Total Net Assets$21,655,626$18,506,217$17,360,440
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $8,143,977Contributions, gifts, grants $5,779,624Contributions, gifts, grants $6,036,682
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $528,086Investment income $1,428,461Fundraising $318,071
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $465,986Fundraising $432,035Investment income $306,770
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Co-CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities33.9331.35262.34
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
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 are not separated in the 990 or audit.  Financial figures are taken from 990. Audit reports total assets of $19,002,342 in 2013, $17,694,716 in 2012, $17,101,719 in 2011, $17,481,849 in 2010; $16,784,120 in 2009; and $15,357,931 in 2008.
Nonprofit Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc.
Address 4210 77th Street East
Palmetto, FL 34221
Primary Phone 941 729-5665

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