Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Of Florida Inc
1343 Main Street, Suite 402
Sarasota FL 34236
Mission
The mission of Westcoast Black Theatre is to produce shows that promote and celebrate the African-American experience, attract diverse audiences, support and develop African-American artists, and build the self-esteem of African-American youth.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Julie Leach
Board Chair Ms. Marian Moss
Board Chair Affiliation Moss Brothers Development
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
WBTT
Supported Organization
Former Names
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1999
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Sept 2016
State Registration Yes Sept 2017
IRS Letter of Determination
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Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $1,747,455.00
Projected Expenses $1,739,344.00
Other Documents
Impact Statement

Accomplishments:

  • WBTT has become one of our region's most popular destinations. We are the only African-American theatre on Florida's west coast. Ticket sales exceed 90% overall, and some shows are sold out weeks before opening night. When possible, we add performances to meet increasing demand.
  • Chosen to perform at the last two National Black Theatre Festivals in Winston-Salem, NC. Nate Jacobs, Founder and Artistic Director, received the 2015 Larry Leon Hamlin Producer's Award at the festival in recognition of his creation of WBTT and his body of artistic works.
  • Received a Florida State grant in collaboration with the Jazz Club of Sarasota to fund our first education program to be brought into the public schools. The program will be placed on EdExploreSRQ 2016-2017, and focuses on teaching African American History through the history and people of American Jazz. 
  • Established a higher level of financial stability with increased donor base, subscriptions for 2016-2017 exceed 4000 and built a base of cash reserves.
  • Paid off the mortgage used to purchase our 2 buildings at 1646 10th Way. WBTT is totally debt free.
  • Increased the reach of our theatre program to an annual audience of more than 35,000, increased our number of shows during the regular season to 5 by including a holiday season show, added Young Artists' programs and an active summer season.
 
2016-2016 Goals
  •  Build on the success of JazzLinks education program in collaboration with the Jazz Club of Sarasota expanding beyond the high schools of Sarasota County.
  • Continue to add components to our Young Artist development and mentoring program such as acting, dance, and theatre production classes.
  • Build on our pilot summer intensive Stage of Discovery for youth ages 13 to 18.
  • Continue to increase artistic quality of our productions in particular to replace aging technology and enhance all technological aspects of production.
  • Complete building plans for theatre complex and prepare to announce our Capital & Endowment Campaign
 
 
 
 
 
 
Needs Statement
Westcoast Black Theatre welcomes donors who might wish to make gifts in any amount to support our professional regional theatre, assisting us in promoting the diversity and inclusionary opportunities in our community, specifically:
 
  1. JazzLinks, an educational collaboration with the Jazz Club of Sarasota, teaching African-American history through depictions of great jazz artists. The program began with a state grant. To continue its success and add more schools, we would appreciate contributions in any amount from donors who support effective, inspirational, and unique education programs.
  2. Funds to support Stage of Discovery, our summer youth program that we began this summer with a grant for a program for youth ages 13-18. To increase accessibility for low-income students we were able to offer the program free to participants this year. We plan to expand the program each year as funding becomes available.
  3. Additional affordable housing options for our visiting professional and Actors' Equity artists, who come from around the country to be a part of WBTT.
  4. Capital Funds for our campus renovation to be announced in the coming year.
  5. Endowment funds to increase stability and ensure funding of specific educational and outreach programs, such as our Voices community forum series which is free to the public, JazzLinks, Young Artists series, and Stage of Discovery summer intensive for youth ages 13 to 18.
Background Statement
The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe of Florida, Inc. (WBTT) was founded and incorporated on December 17, 1999, by Nate Jacobs. It is the only African-American theatre company on Florida's West Coast.
 
Since it's inception, WBTT has mentored and inspired many African-American adults and youth through participation in the company's productions.  WBTT provides a platform for artistic individuals who might not otherwise have opportunities to cultivate their artistic interests and talents. A number of aspiring professional artists trained in the WBTT performing arts program have gone on to work with such national and regional companies as The Black Theatre Troupe, Phoenix, AZ; The Cumberland County Playhouse, Crossville, TN; Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota, FL; The Asolo Repertory Theatre, Sarasota, FL; Stage Door Theatre, Coral Springs, FL; and Mad River Theatre West Liberty, OH and some have performed on Broadway. 
 
WBTT currently offers five mainstage productions during its regular season and one summer production. We have added matinee performances and extended weeks for productions to accommodate demand for tickets. Reviews for all productions have been excellent and audience satisfaction is at an all-time high. The number of season subscribers has increased from 2,500 to 4,000 over the past four years (an increase of over 50%). In 2013, WBTT was one of 39 companies from across the nation invited to perform at the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, NC, out of more than 140 applicants. The response was so overwhelmingly positive that WBTT's "Soul Crooners" was the only show that was invited to come back "by popular demand" to do four shows in May 2014. We returned to the festival in 2015 (the festival occurs every two years) with "Soul Crooners2", enjoying full houses and standing ovations. Nate Jacobs, our Founder and Artistic Director, received the Larry Leon Hamlin Producer's Award at eh 2015 festival in recognition of his creation of WBTT and his body of artistic works. 
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Sarasota
FL- Manatee
FL- Charlotte
FL- Hillsborough
FL-Pinellas
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Secondary Org Type
Tertiary Org Type
Keywords
WBTT, Theater, Troupe, Black
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Inspirational. Dynamic. These are words many people use to describe WBTT and its performances. As Board Chair, I would add well-managed, fiscally responsible, and community-driven. It is an honor to work with WBTT. From its wildy popular mainstage productions to WBTT Voices, a free-to-the-public forum on diversity, history, and the African-American experience, to JazzLinks, WBTT’s wonderful collaboration with the Jazz Club to bring Black History Month to life for local high school students, WBTT strives for excellence in everything it does. I invite you to become a part of WBTT to see how the magic happens. We are preparing to kick off a capital campaign to make WBTT an even more permanent part of this community. We welcome potential donors every day. Please call us for a tour and be part of the excitement that is WBTT. Marian Moss, Board Chair
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
 
Moving from Board Chair to WBTT’s Executive Director has been an exciting and gratifying experience. It is exciting to see original productions come to life from the mind of our amazing Founder and Artistic Director, Nate Jacobs. It is exciting to see young artists develop and stage their own showcases, learning about the business of this business while entertaining large and appreciative crowds. It is gratifying to watch WBTT grow responsibly from a theatre company without a theatre to a theatre company that fills its own theatre, day after day and night after night. It is gratifying to watch our local performers grow, meet the many nationally-known artists who come to Sarasota to be a part of WBTT, and then begin their own professional careers. It is gratifying to see so many people in our community join us in furthering our mission as donors and sponsors. If you haven't joined us yet, please give me a call. I would love to get to know you and to introduce you to our amazing team. Julie Leach, Executive Director
 
Programs
Description To produce shows that promote and celebrate the African-American experience, attract diverse audiences, support and develop African-American artists, and build the self-esteem of African-American youth. Artistic Director Nate Jacobs has brought shows to life that celebrate the contributions of African-Americans to Arts: Cab Calloway, Marvin Gaye, Josephine Baker, Sammy Davis Jr., Harry Belafonte, Lena Horne, Stevie Wonder, and Sam Cooke to name a few.
Mr. Jacobs seeks out and nurtures local talent to bring Broadway-quality entertainment to the arts scene and offers a platform for those voices often underserved in the community.
Audiences are treated to an intimacy that offers them the opportunity to feel a part of each show seldom experienced. From the jubilation of "Harry and Lena" to the heartbreak of "The Whipping Man" and the sheer joy of "Soul Crooners" WBTT offers more than a passive experience, giving theatergoers a chance to connect with performers in a meaningful way.
Budget $1,433,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Theater
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified General/Unspecified General/Unspecified
Short Term Success The theatre programs short-term success would be to teach, entertain and inspire diverse audiences, while promoting and celebrating African-American culture and history. Short-term success happens when patrons recommend WBTT to others, continue to attend our performances, include growing age group and ethnic cohorts, and provide financial support to our mission. Also, short-term success is when reviewers appreciate the quality of our programs, both regionally and nationally.
Long Term Success The theatre program's long-term success will be measured by financial security and stability within the Sarasota cultural scene which translates into the ability to accomplish our mission of promoting and celebrating the African-American culture and experience, and communicating that to local, regional and national audiences.
Program Success Monitoring Measures of success include: attendance; number of favorable reviews of productions; audience satisfaction as measured by surveys; and renewal rate of subscribers. Other measures of success we use are regional or national reviews of our programs. We measure diversity through our surveys which ask for demographic information, both age and ethnic background. In addition, we pay particular attention to our percentage of African-American Audience members because our mission relates directly to this demographic, and count their representation in the audience at each performance. We consistently track a percentage of African-Americans in our audiences higher than the same demographic percentage in the county. Producing newer musicals like The Color Purple (2015-2016) and The Wiz (2016-2017) have encouraged younger audience attendance.
Program Success Examples Short-term: Our attendance rates are over 90% of tickets sold for the season for each of the last three years; we receive at least 2 positive reviews per production; between the 2013-2014 to 2015-2016 seasons our retention rate was 89%, and total subscriptions grew from 3478 to 3943 (a 13% increase), and as of June 2016 we are ahead of 2015-2016 for our upcoming season. Long-term: We have had six consecutive seasons of financial stability and are totally debt-free. Subscriptions continue to grow along with growth in our regional and national recognition that included being selected for the past two National Black Theatre Festivals (NBTF). At the 2015 NBTF, Nate Jacobs, our Founder and Artistic Director, was awarded the Larry Leon Hamlin Producer's Award for his contributions to Black Theatre specifically, and American Theatre in general.
Description WBTT's mission has always included "support and develop African-American artists, and build the self-esteem of African-American youth." To accomplish this mission WBTT has created a Young Artist Development Program - Mr. Jacobs and our professional production staff work with young, developing artists one-on-one to provide acting, dancing, and voice training. These artists perform in our mainstage productions, community outreach performances, and other educational programs.
Budget $35,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Theater Arts Instruction
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Short Term Success The young artist development program’s short-term success is measured by number of young artists participating in our program, reviews of their performances and measurers of development of their talents. Some short-term success is measured by how many other opportunities they have to showcase their talents in venues outside of WBTT.
Long Term Success For young artists involved in our development program, we have individualized plans, based upon their goals and interests, for a successful path to a professional life whether that is as a full-time artist, or part-time artist who is self supporting in another fulfilling way. A youth or young adult who is working towards this goal is demonstrating self-esteem. As they move along this path we can measure our impact.
Program Success Monitoring For young artists in our development program, Mr. Jacobs and other professional staff supply constant mentoring, and feedback through one-on-one discussions about personal and artistic growth, and requirements that youth must prove professionalism (appearance, dress, communication skills, taking on challenging roles, learning to audition) in order to be part of the troupe and its programs. We track professional and developmental opportunities for young artists in our program. We are 17 years old as an organization, and still keep in touch with the young adults who have gone through our program as they navigate their professional lives.
Program Success Examples Teresa Stanley is an Equity actress, and has performed on Broadway numerous times, toured with Broadway touring productions, and nationally recognized performers; Apphia Campbell is another Equity actress and recognized playwright currently touring Europe with a one-woman show she originally produced at WBTT; Christopher Eisenberg competed in American’s Got Talent (reaching a high televised round), has toured nationally at Boys and Girls Clubs, and performed on tour with nationally known bands; Ariel Blue has created a one-woman show which was produced at WBTT and is now being presented at Venice Theatre’s cabaret show. One young high school student gained enough self-esteem from performing with us, that he finally in his senior year, fulfilled a personal dream by auditioning for his high school play, and was cast. There are many other members from our program who now have performing arts careers either as working actors, musicians and/or teachers.
Description WBTT seeks to bring youth and school groups to performances that are appropriate for their age group and experiences. Groups from organizations such as Booker High School, Sarasota Military Academy, Boys and Girls Clubs, and the Dream Center in Bradenton have participated in this program. In addition, members of the Troupe have visited on location to conduct theater workshops and classes in theater etiquette. In 2015-2016, we brought JazzLinks, an education program in collaboration with the Jazz Club of Sarasota, to Sarasota County high schools, linking the history of jazz to American history. WBTT assisted in curriculum development and provided actors and programs for the students. We expect to continue this program in the next year. In Summer 2016, we launched a pilot summer intensive, Stages of Discovery, for students in middle school and high school to learn acting, dancing, and singing and to present an original production for the community.
Budget $90,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Theater Arts Instruction
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Short Term Success For youth that attend our theatre productions, success looks like engaged audiences and enthusiastic questions, also growth of the program through referrals and groups who wish to participate in the program again. Short-term success for the JazzLinks performances are: meeting the high school curriculum goals, engaging the students in the material presented, earning good reviews of the program from students and teachers. For youth experiencing our Stage of Discovery youth theatre program, short-term success will be measured in terms of attendance, student surveys at the conclusion, and performance quality of the culminating theatre production.
Long Term Success Long-term success for the programs that bring youth to our campus either for productions or theatre intensive programs will be measured by repeat attendees, engagement with the program, and recommendations to others to participate. These will be measured in numbers as to organizations who wish to participate in our in-house programs, schools that opt to participate in the Jazzlinks program, and students who apply to attend our summer theatre intensive programs. Jazzlinks program will be a long-term success if high schools request the program in subsequent years (we have already been requested to repeat it in the upcoming year); also we would like to expand our in-school program as funding allows to the Manatee School district, and to write/perform an additional curriculum about the Civil Rights Era. Stage of Discovery will be considered a long-term success if we continue to have student demand enthusiastic reviews from students, families and the community, and funding for the program.
Program Success Monitoring For students who attend our in-theatre programs, we track organizations involved in the program, comments from students and teachers/chaperones, and observation of audience engagement during the program. Jazzlinks program success was measured for each of these sessions, surveys of the teachers, were taken before and after the experience to measure the impact on the students’ learning of the material which is part of the State standards for this grade level. In addition, post-program interviews were conducted with the School District Leadership for Social Studies Curriculum, teachers, and performers in the program. We will be able to measure success in the Stage of Discovery program over time by attendance/enrollment rates, and student, family and community reviews and responses to the program.
Program Success Examples In January 2016, we had a student show of August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. We had a conversation before and Talkback session after the performance with the students and the students were extremely engaged and asked very astute questions. Both our actors and professional staff noted that this was the best Talkback session all season! The youth programs/groups who participated in the program have already expressed a desire to attend another student show this season. For Jazzlinks teachers surveyed uniformly stated the students were energized and more engaged with the material, and retained more details due to the performances. Students were able to ask questions at the performances, and engage with the actors. Their level of engagement at question time is also a measure of impact, and students actively asked questions and stated their enthusiasm for the performances. Stage of Discovery is just now taking enrollment; so no examples are currently available.
Comments
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Program Comments by Foundation
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Julie Leach
CEO Term Start Sept 2015
CEO/Executive Director Email jleach@westcoastblacktheatre.org
Experience
Julie Leach transitioned to WBTT's Executive Director after serving as chairman of the board of trustees for five years. She came to the position with extensive finance and management experience, having run a church religious education program, working as an audit manager for Deloitte in Dallas, Texas, and operating her own CPA and investment advising business. Julie earned her MBA in Finance and Statistics from the University of Chicago and is a retired Certified Public Accountant.
 
Since moving to Florida, Julie has focused her attention on volunteer leadership. She is a past treasurer and past president of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota, where she has been a member and deeply involved in its social justice work since 2000. She is also a past president of the board of trustees and current president of the endowment board of Saint Stephen's  Episcopal School.
 
Recently, Julie recieved the Women of Light Award from the Women's international Conference of Westcoast Center for Human Development. 
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Ms. Christine Jennings Oct 2009 - Oct 2014
Mr. Richard J. Parison Oct 2014 - Apr 2015
Senior Staff
NameTitle
James Dodge Production Manager
Debra Flynt-Garrett Development Officer
Nate Jacobs Founder and Artistic Director
Joey James Assistant to the Artistic Director/Company Manager
Eleanor Miller Box Office Manager
Juanita Munford Stage Manager
Travis Ray Associate Managing Director
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 8
Part Time Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate % 80
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 52
Volunteers 82
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Collaborations
WBTT has collaborated with several local organizations to bring events and projects to the community, and WBTT troupe members have performed for many different civic organizations and philanthropic groups to our mutual benefit. Specific collaborations on projects in the last year include: WBTT and The Jazz Club of Sarasota collaborated on a significant educational program for the Sarasota County High Schools during the 2015-2016 school year. The program was initially funded through a State of Florida Department of Cultural Affairs grant. This program, “Jazzlinks,” brought the Harlem Renaissance to life for area high school students and met curriculum standards for 11th grade U.S. History classes. All seven county high schools participated, and the program reached over 1000 students. We are both committed to continuing the program this year, are including it on the Ed-Explore platform, and are looking for funding to accomplish that. ·WBTT and Temple Emanu-El collaborated on an event for the community celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 18, 2016; approximately 300 people attended ·WBTT and Gamma Xi Boule Foundation collaborated on a gala fundraiser that raised money for their mentoring program for teens at Booker High School. Approximately 450 people attended. ·WBTT sponsored and performed at the BizCEO 2016 Unity Awards luncheon. ·WBTT contributed a performance at a V-J Day celebration last August for veterans in the community, approximately 400 persons attended. ·WBTT Troupe members, board members and staff have visited and mentored at Visible Men Academy, a Bradenton Charter School serving low-income students, and performed at their 2016 Fundraising Gala. ·WBTT hosted the annual drama department production of Oasis Middle School, a charter school in Bradenton serving low- income students. WBTT staff and facilities were provided to support the production. ·WBTT created and performed an original skit for The Links of Sarasota related to their celebration of the Juneteenth holiday, June 18th, 2016. ·WBTT performed at the Jewish Club of Lakewood Ranch to support their annual fundraiser on June 23, 2016; over 130 members attended. Other organizations with whom we have collaborated with over the past several years include: The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Senior Friendship Centers Theatre Odyssey Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Second Chance Last Opportunity Women's Resource Center Designing Women Boutique Fine Arts Society SCOPE Sarasota County Bar Association Glasser-Schoenbaum Human Services Center The Longboat Key Education Center Realize Bradenton Christ Child Society Temple Beth Sholom Chabad of Bradenton & Lakewood Ranch Unitarian Universalist Church AAUW Rotary clubs Sertoma Club Big Brothers and Big Sisters Boys and Girls Clubs
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Actor's Equity Association2014
Theatre Communications Group2014
Stage Directors and Choreographers2014
Florida Professional Theatre Association
Southeastern Theatre Conference
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Awards & Recognition
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Handy AwardSarasota Herald Tribune2011
Curtain Call AwardSarasota Herald Tribune2011
Arts Leadership AwardArts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County2010
Nate JacobsCommunity Video Archives2013
Boundary Crosser - Christine JenningsSCOPE2013
Arts Leadership Award for Volunteer of the Year - WBTT Trustee Mike RosarioArts and Cultural Alliance2013
Arts Leadership Award for Cultural Champion - WBTT Trustee Howard MillmanArts and Cultural Alliance2013
John Ringling Tower Fund Grant - Awarded to Troupe member Michael MendezArt's and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County2014
Larry Leon Hamlin Producers' Award to Nate Jacobs, Founder and Artistic DirectorNational Black Theatre Festival, Inc2015
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government
Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Years 3
Strategic Plan Adopted June 2016
Management Succession Plan Yes
Continuity of Operations Plan Yes
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Policies and Procedures No
Comments
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. Marian Moss
Company Affiliation Moss Brothers Development
Board Term Oct 2015 to Sept 2017
Board Chair Email newcomb669@aol.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Marvin Albert Community Volunteer
Cheryl Anderson Partner - Cavanaugh & Co, LLP
Chris Caswell Attorney - Caswell Legal
Kitty Cranor Community Volunteer
Michael Gardiner Community Volunteer
Seymour Goldblatt Community Volunteer
Len Gumley Community Volunteer
Dr. Jaih Jackson Owner, American Family Dental
Mrs. Doris Johnson Retired
Mr. George Kole Retired
Alan Kurland Realtor
Margie Nellum Lee Community Volunteer
Howard Millman Former Asolo Artistic Director - Actor
Dr. Randall Morgan Sarasota Orthopedic Associates
Marian Moss Manager - Commercial Real Estate Development
Roger Pettingell Coldwell Banker Previews
Mike Rosario Owner, RoseBay Real Estate
Eva Slane Former Theatrical Agent - Community Volunteer
Lois Watson Community Volunteer
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development? No
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 6
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 12
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Board Meeting Attendance % 77
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 25
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Marketing
Audit
Finance
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Building
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization
Governance Comments by Foundation
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2015
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $1,747,455.00
Projected Expenses $1,739,344.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations
Endowment Value $13,000.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
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? Yes
IRS Form 990s
Public 9902015
Form 9902014
990 20132013
9902012
9902011
9902010
9902009
9902008
Historical Financial Review
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0$0$0
Government Contributions$76,985$49,992$43,403
Federal$0$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$0$0$0
Unspecified$76,985$49,992$43,403
Individual Contributions$766,908$756,151$1,136,851
$0$0$0
$821,109$599,421$529,750
Investment Income, Net of Losses$11,360$2,405$1,473
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$219,094$196,480$142,533
Revenue In-Kind$24,544$23,362$24,193
Other$2,612,104,333$4,395$6,944
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$1,129,101$969,233$916,921
Administration Expense$304,471$299,510$304,427
Fundraising Expense$17,147$19,500$18,078
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.331.271.52
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%75%74%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue2%2%1%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$2,582,913$2,078,415$1,883,781
Current Assets$1,807,365$1,555,691$1,350,278
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$890,511$837,188$994,002
Total Net Assets$1,692,402$1,241,227$889,779
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $766,908Contributions, gifts, grants $756,151Contributions, gifts, grants $1,136,851
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountTicket Sales $719,388Ticket Sales $545,703Ticket Sales $479,491
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $219,094Fundraising $196,480Fundraising $142,533
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $75,001 - $100,000
Co-CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.031.861.36
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
Financial Comments by Foundation
Financial figures based on IRS Form 990. Individual contributions include foundation and corporate support. 2009 Form 990 represented a shortened fiscal year-- 1/1/2009- 9/30/2009.  Organization includes in-kind services in revenue computation. 
Nonprofit Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Of Florida Inc
Address 1343 Main Street, Suite 402
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone 941 366-1505 106

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