Van Wezel Foundations Inc
777 N Tamiami Trail 3RD Floor
Sarasota FL 34236
Students Enjoyed The Stinky Cheeseman
Mission
To enrich the lives of members of the gulf coast community, with an emphasis on children, through the performing arts while supporting the needs of the Van Wezel - the region's premier performing arts hall.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Monica Slater Van Buskirk
Board Chair Mr. Michael Martella
Board Chair Company Affiliation President, Boar's Head Provisions Co., Inc.
History and Background
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Awarded a competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? Yes
Incorporation Year 1987
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $1,034,600.00
Projected Expenses $894,000.00
Additional Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter of Determination
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Permit? Yes Mar 2015
Registration Yes May 2015
Statements
Impact
Van Wezel's program achievements last year (2012/2013), as funded through the Van Wezel Foundation:
 
• Over 25000 students attended Schooltime Performances
• One thousand Manatee County Title One students benefitted from Project Stage literacy program of Manatee County Schools and the Van Wezel, funded by an US Department of Education three year grant.
• The Van Wezel introduced Total Access, a program designed for economically challenged working families.  Participating families receive tickets and dinner before select shows.  The children must write an essay on their experiences over the year and what it meant to them. 
 
Three goals this year of Van Wezel's programs as funded through the Van Wezel Foundation:
 
• Implement Senior Access program, to provide free tickets for low-income seniors.
• Complete year three of Project Stage program with Manatee County and US Department of Education.
• Increase the number of families participating in Total Access.
Background
The Van Wezel Foundation, a public non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is the primary fundraising organization for the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall which is owned and operated by the City of Sarasota.

The Foundation was established in 1987 to provide leadership and fundraising support for the capital needs of the Hall.  The founders were Annamae Sandegren, Harvey Rothenberg, and Curtis Haug, former managing director of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.  Over the years, the Foundation has shifted its primary fundraising focus from capital projects to supporting the education programs of the Hall including: Schooltime Performances, school busing reimbursements, community engagement through ticket subsidies for area non-profits, and main stage sponsorships.
 
  • The Foundation supports education programs and busing reimbursements for more than 25,000 students annually from Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and Desoto Counties.  The students attend Schooltime Performances for only $7 per person.  For every 10 paid admissions per school one student is free.  
  • Students’ experiences at the Van Wezel are supplemented in the classroom by arts integrative learning techniques provided by their teachers, most who have been trained to incorporate the arts into the instruction of core curriculum subjects.   
  • The Foundation subsidizes approximately 1,000 tickets to select main stage performances for non-profit organizations each year. 
  • The Van Wezel Foundation has also fulfilled its other mission of enhancing the Van Wezel itself, with gifts such as the two Steinway concert grand pianos, the Maurice L. Hirsch Memorial Circle statue, the purchase and maintenance of the sculpture “Applause” and by updating the artist meet and greet room, just to name a few.
 
The Foundation exists through generous contributions by individuals, corporations, and foundations throughout the region.  The Foundation maintains an endowment fund for income to help support its mission.
 
Under the leadership of Board Chair Mike Martella, President & CEO Monica Slater Van Buskirk and the exemplary board, the Van Wezel Foundation is poised to set higher goals and exceed the remarkable achievements of its first 25 years.
Needs

 

  1. Systems and infrastructure of the office. The Van Wezel Foundation offices have wasted space and needs to be reconfigured for efficiency and staff effectiveness. We need to upgrade 5 programs in Raisers Edge and Researchers Edge. The staff needs more training and database collection. The new software will enable the import of information gathered directly into our database. Cost $25,000
  2. Many people do not realize that we operate independently of the city of Sarasota. We need to institute a stronger branding strategy including a cleaned up email list, marketing calendar of mailings, media campaign and social networking.
  3. We’re in the process of initiating a new Planned Giving Campaign and we also launched a new donor campaign called “Where Inspiration takes Center Stage”.
  4. We hope to launch a new Capital Campaign to help support specific needs for the Performing Arts Hall. They are in desperate need of the Grand Foyer and bathrooms renovations.
CEO Statement

I have been associated with the Van Wezel Foundation for over 10 years as a volunteer, patron, donor, Board Member, Vice-chairman of the Board and now President and CEO. What has kept me engaged at the Foundation and the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is its history of excellence.

 

I’m grateful to all the volunteers, donors, sponsors, and community members that help to make the Van Wezel Foundation great success. Together we are doing great things for the Van Wezel, our community and especially for all the children who will experience our school time performances through the support provided by you.

 

Remember the Van Wezel Foundation inspires our audiences, our children, and our community!

Board Chair Statement

The Foundation was established in 1987 to provide leadership and fund raising support for the capital needs of the Hall. The founders were Annamae Sandegren, Harvey Rothenberg, and Curtis Haug, former managing director of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

 

Over the years, the Foundation has shifted its primary fund raising focus from capital projects to supporting the education programs of the Hall: Schooltime Performances, school busing reimbursements, community engagement through ticket subsidies for area non-profits, and main stage sponsorships. However, we did not forget the capital needs of the Hall. I’m pleased to announce that we funded the money for the new burgundy velvet grand drape that covers the stage in the Performance Hall.

 

The 2013-14 season for the Foundation has started off well and we thank you for your continued support. Your generosity helps us support the Hall with its Schooltime performances and capital needs which serves the entire community. The Foundation will continue to work with the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, City Manager, and the city staff to develop other exciting programs that will benefit our community. 

 

Thank you again for your generosity and support.

Area Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Charlotte
FL- DeSoto
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
Service Categories
Primary Org. Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Secondary Org.Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Tertiary Org. Type Philanthropy,Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations
Programs
Description
Children from throughout our region experience the wonders of the performing arts because of the Van Wezel Foundation’s support of Schooltime Performances.  Each season approximately 25,000 school children and educators from Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties attend live productions by world renowned artists at the Van Wezel.  Before each performance, teachers receive and distribute study guides to students to prepare them for the experience. Whether literature, science, Math, Social Studies or culture-based, students explore the subject area of the performance before seeing it live. The curriculum is brought to life, helping to expand classroom learning through integrative arts education.   Ticket prices are just $7 per person. One out of every ten students per class attends for free.  We make every effort to ensure that, regardless of his/her ability to pay, every student can attend with their class.  We raise funds each year in order to provide underwriting for this worthwhile program.
Budget $320,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Children's Theater Programs
Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Minorities
Short Term Success
Subjects like cyber bullying create a positive atmosphere for learning.  We receive many thank you letters from students and teachers after attending a Schooltime Performances. 
 
"Thank you so much for making our field trip experience to the Van Wezel such a positive and enjoyable experience! I really appreciated your organization's information and prompt assistance ever since we signed up for the trip. My co-workers and I were very impressed with the way everyone at the Van Wezel treated us. My students had an amazing time on their field trip. It was so wonderful to see how much they enjoyed and appreciated being in a theater and seeing a live performance.  Given most of my students' background, this is something most of them have never experienced. Now my students can't wait to come back to your theater.  I am so excited that they now love and appreciate live theater as much as I do!   Kimberly Rice, Second Grade Teacher, Blackburn Elementary
Long Term Success
The goal of Schooltime Performances, and the entire integrated arts program for children, is to improve the learning process.  By presenting productions for children that relate to various type of core curriculum subjects throughout the year we hope to enhance the students' learning.  Increased retention of the subject matter is one of many positive outcomes realized through this process.  
 
Students’ involvement with the arts increases performance in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking and verbal skills.”  Rand Corporation Study Report
How Program is Monitored
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall education staff, educators who have participated with their students in the Schooltime Performance programs, and VWPAH management. 

School-time Evaluations are used to monitor the quality of programming, how teachers implement the content and integrate it into their classrooms and impact on students observed. In 2013-2014 we will be offering our evaluations online to better track data and responses. 

Examples of Program Success
“I want to thank you for inviting my children from the Children’s Academy to see ‘Harold and the Purple Crayon’. All 104 children really enjoyed this wonderful outing. They talked about it endlessly all the way back to school yesterday and then again when their parents picked them up. 
 
This was a wonderful experience my children don’t often get and may never again. Ninety seven percent of my children live in poverty so live theater is not something in their world, yet now for these 104 children it was a reality.
 
Thank you, thank you, thank you, and if there is ever an opportunity again we’d love to come. On behalf of all, I thank you.” Dr. Geraldine H. Pasquarella—Children’s Academy of SW FL.
Description

With the high cost of transportation, many schools have chosen to limit field trips for their students.  Many teachers and administrators note that without bus reimbursement, they would be unable to bring their students to Van Wezel. Public Schools unable to pay for transportation to Schooltime Performances are eligible to receive reimbursement for bus transportation to our performances. By providing bus reimbursement for school groups, we are helping to introduce many students to live theater for the very first time.  If not for the reimbursements Schooltime Performances would not sell enough tickets to be economically viable as attendance would be severely affected due to lack of transportation funding, limiting arts opportunities for students that is truly connected to the curriculum. 

Budget $55,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Performing Arts
Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success
Several schools, particularly Title One facilities, have been able to attend programs that they would not normally afford.  The children buy their own tickets for $7 but because the busing cost is not charged to the children, the Van Wezel Foundation reimburses schools for their expense.  Classes from as far away as DeSoto and Charlotte counties, as well as North Port and Englewood have benefitted.  Most, if not all, schools would not attend if it weren't for this reimbursement.
Long Term Success
Since schools are limited by their financial capacity to bring students to the Van Wezel Peforming Arts Hall for Schooltime Performances, it is our hope that most, if not all, students from our region will experience the performing arts.  Busing reimbursements guarantee that all students have an opportunity to attend a Schooltime Performance at the Van Wezel, and to experience and embrace a comprehensive arts integration approach to learning.   By maximizing the impact of arts education, administrators will be more likely to nurture the arts in their own schools, making sure each continues to budget adequate resources for all their students to benefit.
How Program is Monitored
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall education department staff and Van Wezel Foundation Chief Operating Officer.
Examples of Program Success
“I can still remember the first time I found out that I could take my kids to the Van Wezel for performances.  I was thrilled to learn I could connect my curriculum with … the arts.  Over the past nine years my students and I have forged a relationship with the Van Wezel that has afforded us growth and created memories that have forever changed us.” Joanna Fox, Creative Writing Instructor at Booker Middle School
 
“Thank you so much for your efforts in securing funding assistance for our fourth and fifth grade classes that are attending performances at the Van Wezel next month. The last few years have been especially difficult for many of our students’ families. The funding assistance is enabling the attendance of students who would otherwise not be able to attend the performances. We look forward to working with you in the future.” - Sally Mancheno, Principal, Lamarque Elementary
Description

The goal is for teachers to know how they can effectively incorporate different art forms into the process of teaching core curriculum subjects, arts integration. Through a fifteen-year partnership with the Kennedy Center and the Sarasota County School District, the Van Wezel provides professional development workshops for local educators.  The workshops help train teachers to connect Schooltime Performances to classroom curriculum and all students’ learning styles. Taught by nationally renowned Kennedy Center educators, participants receive in-service credit from their District. Educational materials are given to the teachers for their classrooms.  The teaching artists also come into the classrooms, whenever possible, following performances and co-teach in the classrooms.  These extended experiences allow students to take part in actors workshops, discussions on the performance, masterclasses, and consider career discussions.

Budget $18,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Artists' Services
Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
Population Served Adults Other Named Groups K-12 (5-19 years)
Short Term Success
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and the Sarasota County School Board team completed its 4th Kennedy Center’s national research grant looking at the impact of teaching in, through, and about the arts.  These results have been assimilated into a national research project by researchers at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  The results have been shared with educational and arts institutions, nationwide, as a model for other communities.  Past research projects have included developing the capacity to design, implement, and evaluate their own professional development programs; teaching science through kinesthetic active strategies, the impact of creative drama on literacy and the use of Readers Theatre across the curriculum in middle schools. The latest project researched the impact of student generated poetry on students’ writing in selected elementary and middle schools. http://www.kennedy-center.org/education/partners/
Long Term Success
The John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center defines arts integration as: an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form.  Students engage in a creative process which connects an art form and another subject area and meets evolving objectives in both. 
 
Fruitville Elementary teachers have been participating in arts integrative teacher workshops since 1997.  The teachers identified six traits they observed as shared by students who have benefitted from their knowledge of arts integration education: 
  • Use of Artistic Vocabulary
  • Demonstration of content knowledge through the arts
  • Use of imagination
  • Skilled in negotiating diverse viewpoints
  • Self-confidence
  • Active Engagement

By providing a comprehensive education program that engages teachers, their administration, students and parents it is our hope that the children will face a future with limitless possibilities, regardless of their socioeconomic or ethnic background.  

How Program is Monitored

School Districts of Sarasota and Manatee Counties, the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall education staff and the Kennedy Center Partners in Education administrators.  Teachers from: Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties may participate in teacher workshops. 

 

In 2013-2014 the Van Wezel and Sarasota County School Board will be monitoring and expanding teacher evaluations of the Professional Development workshop and material studied throughout the school year. This will allow the partnership to monitor how comfortable teachers are with the strategies, how they are using them in their classrooms and the benefit they see in their students as a result.

 

Fruitville Elementary teachers have participated in Professional Development workshops since 1997 and so provided an excellent background for research.  "Amanda", one of a cohort of 15 students studied during the Kennedy Center Research Project, recalls many plays, creative drama experiences, and songs that she and her friends created as strategies to help them remember what they were learning in other subjects.  She credits a mnemonic device song to helping her receive the highest possible score on the FCAT.  Amanda stated, "the arts expand your mind, help you become a better learner, and improve both your vocabulary and your expression."  Students in the cohort expressed common thoughts about arts integration: they were better able to express themselves, open up, and exude more confidence.  They were sensitive to their own feelings and open to the perspectives of others.  The students agreed that arts integration is a fun way to learn, and see this type of teaching as positive.  

“From the bottom of my teaching heart, thank you for providing such terrific opportunities!”

Examples of Program Success
Fruitville Elementary teachers have participated in Professional Development workshops since 1997 and so provided an excellent background for research.  "Amanda", one of a cohort of 15 students studied during the Kennedy Center Research Project, recalls many plays, creative drama experiences, and songs that she and her friends created as strategies to help them remember what they were learning in other subjects.  She credits a mnemonic device song to helping her receive the highest possible score on the FCAT.  Amanda stated, "the arts expand your mind, help you become a better learner, and improve both your vocabulary and your expression."  Students in the cohort expressed common thoughts about arts integration: they were better able to express themselves, open up, and exude more confidence.  They were sensitive to their own feelings and open to the perspectives of others.  The students agreed that arts integration is a fun way to learn, and see this type of teaching as positive. 
Description

Military Access is a new program building on the success of the Van Wezel’s Total and Senior Access programs. Military Access honors current and past members of our military. The program allows for the arts to provide opportunities for a therapeutic and engaging experience. Social and mental engagement and participation in extracurricular activities within the community, such as arts events, can help provide a relief from stress and encourage dialogue among families and Veterans. In an effort to honor those affected by military deployment, Military Access will show appreciation and enhance well-being by giving these individuals and families the experience of attending a professional live performance. The Van Wezel will work with service organizations to identify families and Veterans for whom this would be a worthwhile activity. Identified participants will receive free tickets to a Van Wezel show, providing a truly special opportunity.  

Budget $30,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Performing Arts
Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
Population Served Families Adults Elderly and/or Disabled
Short Term Success

Help Organizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

 

This program will allow Veterans and Families of Active Military who might otherwise not have the opportunity to experience live performing arts to attend Van Wezel Performances. This program will allow for our military to be honored, while providing engaging and therapeutic activities. Short term success will include:

 

  • Recognizing and honoring the sacrifices made by veterans and families of active military and honoring them through a special opportunity;
  • Creating special family memories of experiencing the arts, which allow for increased family communication and well-being;
  • Increasing the sense of pride and improving quality of life of Veterans;
  • Providing one-in-a-lifetime experiences for families of deployed soldiers and Veterans;
  • Strengthening community ties and awareness;
  • Establishing a love of the arts within NEW audiences

 

Long Term Success This yearly program will allow for the Van Wezel and Van Wezel Foundation to form strong relationships with organizations who serve the Veterans, active military and their families. Through the program, these individuals will feel support from their community and increased appreciation of the arts. It is expected that increased family dialogue, socialization, and sense of pride will be achieved as part of the program.
How Program is Monitored Van Wezel staff will communicate with partner organizations to monitor benefits and outcomes. Participants will fill out post-show questionnaires. Some will be interviewed to collect detailed representation of benefits and program results.
Examples of Program Success

This program, in its first year, has gathered support among organizations serving Veteran’s and active military. In its initial year, at least 200 individuals will be able to participate in Military Access by attending at least two performances.

Description Total Access provides a working, low-income family the opportunity to bring their children to the theater to attend first class symphony, ballet, pop concerts, jazz and modern dance performances.  The program also includes a pre-show dinner, which brings the family together before the show in an intimate setting, and prepares the family for the ultimate theater experience.  The program concludes with a volunteer opportunity and end-of-the-year celebration.
Budget $20,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Performing Arts
Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
Population Served Families K-12 (5-19 years) Adults
Short Term Success

Help Organizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.

 

Through the program, families will attend 3-4 Van Wezel performances, including a pre-show dinner at Mattison’s Bayside. Short term success will include:

 

  • Establish a love of the arts within NEW arts audiences;
  • Increased dialogue among family members;
  • Create special family memories of experiencing the arts as a family;
  • Introduce children to new cultural experiences through live theater performances; and
  • Achieve diversity and inclusiveness at the Van Wezel and in the greater Sarasota arts community.

 

Long Term Success

The program is entering its fourth year, and continues to provide arts opportunities to families that would otherwise not have the opportunities to attend professional productions at the Van Wezel. Additionally, the program has allowed for the Van Wezel to deepen relationships with organizations that serve families within our community.

 

Families have cited that the program allows for an increase in dialogue amongst members, and that it has served as both an artistic and social motivator for family members. Parents comment that their children show an increased appreciation of art, often talking about the experience for days or months following the performance.
 
The program has also allowed for the Van Wezel to develop lasting relationships with organizations that serve families in need. Partnering organizations return year after year with families excited to be a part of the program. Additionally, new partners are added as the program has been able to grow to accommodate additional families.
How Program is Monitored

Van Wezel staff will communicate with partner organizations to monitor benefits and outcomes. Participants will fill out post-show questionnaires.  

Examples of Program Success

Families have noted many benefits to the program through evaluations and surveys, from bringing the family together to inspiring careers in the arts.

 

It was rewarding to see my family enjoying, laughing and talking about this experience.  We are so thankful for this program.  We would never be able to experience this.

 

This was our first theater performance with the kids and it was wonderful watching their reactions.  I fear they may be spoiled now - because it is not every show you get to meet, get autographs and photos with the performers

 

These types of experiences are awe inspiring - you can see the looks of awe on their faces as they watched

 

This performance brought our family closer as there was no TV, no games, cell phones, our children interacted with each other and us and enjoyed it all… The time we spent with each other will always make a lasting impression on our family, the joy and laughter always brings us closer.

 

It was rewarding to get dressed up, have dinner & see a show.  This was our first time doing this we laughed, talked, took pictures, just really nice.

 

… Completely engulfed in the performances, [my daughter] said "This changed my life"

 

Loved the fact that [Adam Trent] is a young man & he has a wonderful career.  Was very inspiring to our children.
Comments
Program Comments by Organization
New Programs at the Van Wezel Foundation: 


  • We are continuing to develop our new initiatives for the 2013/2014 season. We are working with the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on a Military Access program. The program serves veterans’ and families of deployed military who due to financial restrictions would normally not be able to attend our performances. The Military Access program gives free tickets to a Van Wezel production to participants. The experience allows veterans and families to experience a special evening at the theatre, providing benefits such as improved family dialogue and strengthening community awareness.
  • The second initiative is working on the Legacy of Valor with the Patterson Foundation. We will work with other Partners like the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Jewish Family & Children Services, Goodwill Manasota, and Southeastern Guide Dogs.
Our programs will honor Veterans, inspire Patriotism, and embrace Freedom. We were one of 12 organizations that were chosen to participate in a dollar for dollar matching gift through the Patterson Foundation's Legacy of Valor campaign. We raised over $26,000 during this campaign to help fund this outstanding program.
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Monica Slater Van Buskirk
CEO Term Start Jan 2012
Email msvanbuskirk@vwfoundation.org
Experience
Monica Slater Van Buskirk, President and CEO of the Van Wezel Foundation, had been on the Board of Directors for three years at time of appointment.  Monica has been involved with the Foundation for eight years. She is also the Principal of Monica Consults, a Florida corporation.
 
Monica has been actively involved in many charitable organizations in Sarasota and was a property consultant and senior realtor for high net worth individuals and groups for a number of years. Prior to coming to Sarasota, Monica was the President and CEO of Monica's Best Foods, a multi-line chocolate company in New York City and Boston.  Prior to that, she had been the Vice President and General Manager for Godiva Chocolatier and a Vice President at Brentano's Book Stores and MacMillan Publishing, New York City.
 
Monica has a BA in Marketing from Columbia University New York City and a MS Economics C.U.N.Y Graduate Center New York City.
Staff
Full Time Staff 5
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 115
Contractors 0
Staff Retention Rate % 66
Professional Development Yes
Management Reports to Board Yes
Organization Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Years N/A
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Policies and Procedures Under Development
Continuity of Operations Plan Yes
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Mrs. Sandra Dietrich June 2009 - Mar 2010
Mr. Norman Olshansky Mar 2010 - Jan 2012
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Ms. Barbara A. Brosius
Ms. Michele M. Strauss Director of Development
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Collaborations
We are partners with the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in providing the private, non-profit, fundraising efforts needed to continue the legacy of excellence in programming and accessibility for all our region's citizens.
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Governance Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Michael Martella
Company Affiliation President, Boar's Head Provisions Co., Inc.
Term July 2014 to June 2015
Email mike.martella@boarshead.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Ali Bahaj Retired
Ms. Mary Bensel Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Ms. Joan Bradbury Kayser Director, Trust & Estate Services: Harris Private Bank
Mr. Philip A. Delaney Jr.President, Northern trust
Mrs. Sandra Dietrich Principal, Dietrich Holdings, Inc.
Mr. Mark P. Famiglio C0-Founder, Copy Talk
Mr. Darrell Huntley Retired
Mr. John Jakes Author, Community Volunteer
Ms. Jacqueline Lewis retired
Mr. Michael Martella President, Boar's Head Provisions Co., Inc.
Mr. Shaun Merriman President and CEO of Gateway Bank
Ms. Margie Nellum Lee Community Volunteer
Mr. Karl Newkirk Director, Ariba, Inc.
Mr. Martin Rappaport Commercial Property Developer and Manager
Ms. Delia Smith-Orth Community Volunteer
Ms. Sharyn Weiner Community Volunteer
Mr. Michael J. Wilson Williams Parker
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 1
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Orientation Yes
Board Meeting Attendance % 60
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 10
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 7
Youth Board Members
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development? Yes
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive
Finance
Marketing
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year 2013
Projected Revenue $1,034,600.00
Projected Expenses $894,000.00
Endowment Value $1,228,101.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage (if selected) 5
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$581,484$402,038$359,953
Administration Expense$156,587$137,449$124,081
Fundraising Expense$336,460$309,182$237,510
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.261.571.21
Program Expense/Total Expenses54%47%50%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue26%30%29%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$3,923,805$3,520,371$3,109,004
Current Assets$3,911,505$3,503,835$3,093,939
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$27,417$23,724$25,286
Total Net Assets$3,896,388$3,496,647$3,083,718
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $1,141,060Contributions, gifts, grants $870,341Contributions, gifts, grants $688,580
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $131,162Investment income $299,451Fundraising $124,106
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $79,156Fundraising $163,472Investment income $55,764
CEO Compensation
Co-CEO Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities142.67147.69122.36
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization

1. Systems and infrastructure of the office. The Van Wezel Foundation offices have wasted space and needs to be reconfigured for efficiency and staff effectiveness. We need to upgrade 5 programs in Raisers Edge and Researchers Edge. The staff needs more training and database collection. The new software will enable the import of information gathered directly into our database. Cost $25,000.

 
Many people do not realize that we operate independently of the city of Sarasota. We need to institute a stronger branding strategy including a cleaned up email list, marketing calendar of mailings, media campaign and social networking. 
Financial Comments by Foundation Foundations and corporations are included with individual contributions as they are not separated in the 990 or audit.  Financial figures taken from 990.  990 and audit are reconciled.
Nonprofit Van Wezel Foundations Inc
Address 777 N Tamiami Trail 3RD Floor
Sarasota, FL 34236
Primary Phone 941 366-5578
Contact Email info@vwfoundation.org
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Monica Slater Van Buskirk
Board Chair Mr. Michael Martella
Board Chair Company Affiliation President, Boar's Head Provisions Co., Inc.
Year of Incorporation 1987

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EdExploreSRQ is a web-based search platform that is transforming the way Sarasota County teachers, principals and parents identify and learn about experiential learning opportunities available in our area. Featuring hundreds of offerings by local nonprofits and individual teaching artists, each EdExploreSRQ "exploration" is reviewed and approved by school district staff to ensure connections to educational standards.


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