Education Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc.
1960 Landings Blvd, Suite 120
Sarasota FL 34231


To enhance the potential of students, promote excellence in teaching, and inspire innovation in education, guided by strategic philanthropy. 

CEO/Executive Director Jennifer Vigne
Board Chair Thomas L Koski
Board Chair Affiliation Retired
General Info
Organization DBA
Education Foundation of Sarasota County
Former Names
Sarasota Public Schools Foundation, Inc.
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1988
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Apr 2018
State Registration Yes Apr 2018
Financial Summary
Note: Revenue includes the value of in-kind contributions/donations
IRS Letter of Determination
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Impact Statement

The Education Foundation of Sarasota County is an independent, philanthropic organization that is exclusively designed to support K-12 students in Sarasota County.

In the 2016-2017 school year, the Education Foundation of Sarasota County invested over $1.5MM to support Sarasota County K-12 students. The primary areas of support included Classroom Grants, Texcellence and Professional Development for teachers. It is our goal to strengthen this level of impact by expanding our philanthropic footprint within Sarasota County through the unwavering support of individual donors, foundations, and businesses. It is only through the generosity of others will we be able to achieve our mission and we invite you to join us.


•        We believe education changes lives. 

•         We believe every child deserves to reach his/her full potential.

•         We believe in creating brighter futures for our children.

•         We believe in leading in education innovations by taking calculated risks.

•         We believe a vibrant and prosperous community is dependent upon the value its community members place on high-quality education.

•         We believe an investment in a child's education is the best investment you can make.


    • Advancing Innovation
      • #SRQHacks Hackathon
      • createSRQ Juried High School Art Show
      • Stem Fair/Stem Summit
      • StemSmart Summit
      • Digital Learning Labs
      • AP Computer Science Courses
    • Advancing Excellence in Teaching
      • Classroom and School-wide Grants
      • Ignite Education: Teacher of the Year
      • Professional Development Opportunities
      • Teach the Teacher Opportunities
    • Advancing College and Career Readiness
      • College and Career Centers 
      • Career Explorations for middle school students
      • College Explorations
      • College and Career Resources
      • College Admission Planning Seminars
      • Student Scholarships
      • Internships
    • Advancing Financial Resources
      • The Annual Fund
      • The Legacy Society
Needs Statement

Philanthropic gifts of all sizes are needed and appreciated. Your gift can make a difference:


  1. $250 will provide computer and educational software;
  2. $500 will provide a 6-week coding class in our Digital Learning Labs; 
  3. $1,000 will support a classroom grant for our teachers;
  4. $2,500 will provide a 6-month internship and valuable work experience for a high school student;
  5. $5,000 will send multiple teams of students to national science fair competitions


Background Statement

 The Education Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc. was incorporated in 1988 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization in support of public education, independent of the Sarasota County School Board. Since its inception by founder Shirley A. Ritchey, the Education Foundation has provided over $18 million in direct support to Sarasota County Schools.

The Board of Directors has included many highly involved community members, including first Board Chairman Jim Tollerton. The Education Foundation strives to engage the entire community in support of our students, teachers and schools through collaborations, volunteerism, corporate/business support, and private philanthropy. There are no other agencies that publicly award teacher achievement or offer these avenues for broad community involvement in Sarasota County schools. In an area that encompasses a large proportion of retirees and seasonal residents, of which only 18% of households have ever had children enrolled in the local schools, the Education Foundation is fortunate to be a part of a vibrant community that places high value on educating our children who will become the leaders of tomorrow.


Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
Areas Served Comments Sarasota County public schools
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Education
Secondary Org Type Education
Tertiary Org Type Education
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

The Education Foundation of Sarasota County is dedicated to supporting Sarasota County students, teachers and its schools. I am honored to serve as the Chair for the 2016-2018 term representing a diverse and committed board of directors, all of whom serve in a volunteer capacity.

Equipping our children to be contributing members of society requires a solid foundation that only education can provide. We have a responsibility to strengthen our community and develop the future leaders of tomorrow. Investing in our children through education is something my family has supported for many years, and one in which I deeply support. We need to guide, nurture, and develop the potential of every student thereby giving them the opportunity for a bright future. Education is the one clear path that will open the door for these opportunities so I invite your support and involvement with us. It is only through the collective effort of many will we be able to unlock the potential of our community’s deserving children.

Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

Nelson Mandela said it best. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” We live in a fast-paced modernized world, one that is changing at a rapid rate and one that is leaving more and more people behind. Never before has education been so important.

Look no further than some startling macro trends and it is evident that the more you learn, the more you earn.

· 5.5% unemployment for high school grads v. 2.6% unemployment for college grads (July 2015)

· $668 median weekly earning for high school grads v. $1,101 median weekly earning for college grads (2014)

At the Education Foundation of Sarasota County, our vision is to empower students in our community to fulfill their potential and seize their future by fostering a lifelong love of learning. We do this through strategic philanthropy that requires a groundswell of community support from individuals, families, businesses and foundations. We simply cannot do this alone.

I invite you to call me so we can learn more about why education is important to you. Perhaps you’re a retired educational leader yourself or you come from a family who upheld the value of education. Maybe you had a teacher who believed in you or you saw first-hand how education changed the life of someone you love. No matter your story, we need committed people who are willing to help unlock the potential of the children in our community. If you have a heart for children and recognize how powerful education truly is, then we need you. Together, we can change the world.


The Technology and Innovation program is designed to ensure that every student in Sarasota County public schools has access to computers and internet outside of the classroom regardless of socio-economic status. Over 4,500 students and their families benefit each year from technology that they would not otherwise have access to. Without these basic resources, students cannot complete homework, research projects or access their schools’ websites. Through this program, students have the opportunity to master 21st Century skills so they can be successful in the classroom and beyond.
The Home Computer Program provides refurbished computers and educational software to qualified students. 27 Digital Learning Labs at schools, youth serving organizations, and libraries provide computer and internet access to under served students in a safe and supportive environment. Each lab is equipped with a digital literacy training program to help both students and parents become digitally proficient.

Budget $345,000
Category Education, General/Other Elementary & Secondary Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Short Term Success

Currently, 27 Texcellence Digital learning labs are open throughout Sarasota County. These DLLs  provide students with a safe and supportive after school environment to build the digital literacy skills they need to succeed in school. 

  1.     75% of students who begin Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum or “DigitalLearn” training courses will attain passing scores and certificates of completion. Trainers will facilitate the training and track progress of a representative sample of students.

  2. Students participating in Digital Learning Labs will increase the number of hours using technology resources for homework, self-directed learning, and scholastic research by 50%. Usage and increase of digital learning activities will be tracked via trainers input of student data into Texcellence Database.

  3.  50% of students participating in digital learning labs with after-school programs during the 2014-2015 school-year will improve Math and Reading grades.
Long Term Success

Every child enrolled in Sarasota County’s public schools -- including charter schools, magnet schools, special programs, home school, and virtual school -- will have access to the basic technology they need at home and in safe after school environments to keep up with their classmates and prepare for success in the workplace and global economy.

Every family will be able to support their students’ learning with easy access to affordable and reliable Internet service, ongoing training, technical support and future hardware and software upgrades.

DLL Internships provide real workforce preparation to under-served high school students who wouldn’t ordinarily have the opportunity to gain 21st century work experience.

Program Success Monitoring

We conduct continuous staff-led evaluation to measure the Texcellence Program’s impact on student learning and achievement and to assess the effectiveness of the delivery model.  Student progress is tracked by completion of digital learning modules and monitored time spent on digital learning activities. Improvement in Math and Reading grades is tracked and measured quarterly. Data from the 2015-2016 school year is currently being analyzed, and results similar to the 2014-2015 year are anticipated.

  1.  80.5% of Digital Learning Lab participants who began “Microsoft” or “Digital Learn” digital literacy curriculum attained certificates of completion.
  2. Students participating in Digital Learning Labs increased the number of hours using technology resources (for homework, self-directed learning and scholastic research) by 69.4%.

  3. 58% of DLL participants increased their Math grades and 56% of DLL participants increased their Reading grades. The average grade point increase was 8 points, almost 1 whole letter grade!
Program Success Examples

“Every time I see my son doing homework on his computer, I think of you. You may never realize how valuable the gift of the Texcellence computer really is. It is in a sense priceless. Not only does it help him complete homework on time, it gives him confidence to progress and set his eyes on higher education." Yolanda Casillas, mom of HCP recipient

“Working in the Digital Learning Lab doesn’t only give me real world job experience with technology but also experience with the kids. I find this is a great way to give back to the school district and help the students advance their education as much as I can.” – Justin Rosenhaus, Texcellence Intern and FCGU student

“Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be a DLL site. We are proud to be a partner. As you know, our students really enjoy the programs and to be honest some would rather do Power My Learning instead of their assigned homework!” – Ken Waters,  Sarasota Housing Authority


Since 1995, the Education Foundation’s annual Evening of Excellence has showcased the most accomplished high school artists in town.  Art teachers from every public high school submit their best student work.  Over 300 pieces are juried by a distinguished panel of art professionals and displayed in a public gallery at the Ringling College of Art and Design.  The twenty-five top scoring pieces are framed by local galleries, professionally photographed and featured in a full page ad in the Herald-Tribune’s Sunday edition. 

This program is being reformatted to become Create SRQ. Building upon the tradition of Evening of Excellence, this new program is designed to celebrate arts integration in Sarasota County Schools.  
Budget $200,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Visual Arts Instruction
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) K-12 (5-19 years) K-12 (5-19 years)
Short Term Success

By the end of each Evening of Excellence season, student artists placing in the Top 25 will have received cash awards, a portfolio boost and recognition from peers, family members, arts professionals and patrons about the value of their work.   All 200-250 participating students will grow in understanding of career options, their talents and skills, and what it takes to imagine, create and promote original works of art that will compete effectively in one kind of marketplace.
Long Term Success

The Evening of Excellence Student Art Program reaffirms the importance of the arts curricula in our schools -- classes that have been in jeopardy in this county and around the country due to limited funds.
In recognition for their participation, the art departments receive monetary awards for much needed supplies and materials.  Participating students benefit as they showcase their work in a professional setting and vie for scholarships and awards presented in conjunction with the program. The advantage continues when they apply for other college scholarships that reward their talent.  Individually, their self-confidence receives a boost; their portfolios and resumes reflect a major new accomplishment.  Together, they are employing their considerable talents to support public education and build community awareness about the far-reaching benefits of the arts in our schools.
Program Success Monitoring

High school art teachers employ evaluative measures to determine which pieces are to be entered in the competition.  The students also receive these criteria before they produce work for the program.  The judges who jury the art show also use the same evaluative rubric to determine the Top 25 works of art.


1. Imaginative and creative thinking and expression
2. Freshness of conception and interpretation
3. Distinct sense of order and form
4. Application of the fundamentals of design
5. Technical skill
6. Mastery of materials
7. Clear visual intent/Ability of communication
8. Market appeal
9. Sense of style and personal direction.

Committee members and staff complete comprehensive debriefing sessions at the program's conclusion to assess the effectiveness of each program element: art competition, art show, event production, community relations, numbers and diversity of participants, contributions raised and distributed to students, teachers and schools.

Program Success Examples

Since 1995, Evening of Excellence has raised over 2.5 million dollars for the public schools while raising awareness about the vital role the arts play in learning.  It is a recognized component of our high schools’ art programs, providing a powerful incentive for students to create their very best work and test the water for professional careers.  It also generates scholarships for the students and monetary awards for art teachers and departments.

Program Alums include students who have gone on to become professional book illustrators, graphic designers, photographers, and multi media artists with their own gallery exhibits.  2015 graduate Andre Johnson is a three time winner, garnering multiple scholarships and a once in a lifetime mentorship with national geographic underwater photographers. During his mentorship, Andre photographed a previously undocumented species for the first time ever! 

Since 1990, the Education Foundation has awarded over $3 million through competitive teacher grant programs.  Awards of up to $1,000 are available for materials, equipment, supplies and experiences through the Classroom Grants program, helping teachers implement innovative new techniques to keep students motivated and engaged.

The 2015-16 Classrrom grant application cycle had 452 applications submitted from Sarasota County teachers. This year we are expanding the program to include $10,000 schoolwide grants. These school wide projects are approved by the principals of each school and are tied to the School Improvement Plan. Our initial launch last year awarded 3 of these school wide grants, and this year we are striving to award 20 schoolwide grants.
Budget $400,000
Category Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Adults Families
Short Term Success

Great teachers feel empowered when the community understands and supports what it takes to help ALL of their students learn and achieve.  Education Foundation classroom grants provide that support in the most direct and personal manner possible.  In the 2015-16 School year, the Education Foundation funded 256 grants, in the amount of $240,459, impacting 26,403 students. Initial data analysis shows the following student gains as a result:

  •  Improved Standardized reading skills (91%)
  •  Improved standardized writing skills (73%)
  •  Improved grade in a specific subject area (72%)
  •  Improved grade overall  (61%)
Additional impact data regarding homework quality, critical thinking skills, and student attendance is still being analyzed. Student gains are expected in all of these areas.
Long Term Success

Substantial cuts in Sarasota County’s school funding threatens the progress the district has made in giving teachers the tools they need to (1) address the achievement gap and (2) educate our children for success in the 21st Century. 

Our most dedicated and entrepreneurial teachers incur significant out-of-pocket expenses to buy the things they need to reach students at all levels of motivation and styles of learning.  Classroom grants give them the freedom to design and deploy learning adventures that directly impact students, above and beyond what tax dollars can be stretched to fund, especially when money is so tight.

Enhanced educational efforts like those funded through Classroom Grants have a significant impact on all students, but especially on younger students, who have not yet fully formed their personal attitudes and behaviors; unmotivated students, who often become low achievers; and special needs students, who require the “extras” to achieve success.

Program Success Monitoring

Impact is assessed by quantitative and qualitative measures that are outlined in advance in each teacher's proposal.  Evaluative measures include pre- and post-intervention tests, FCAT scores, reading fluencies, data collection sheets, journals and other final projects.

A Teacher Summary Report is required at the end of each project.  Reports include:

1.  Detailed proof of expenditures;
2.  Project description: outputs/outcomes achieved against those proposed; student response, learning, and achievement;
3.  Description of evaluation methods;
4.  Number and special needs of students directly impacted, and program replication plans;
5.  Teacher response to effectiveness of classroom project, suggestions for change; and
6.  Principal's comments and signature.

Program Success Examples

This program enhanced my instruction which was already geared towards meeting county objectives.  The grant made it so much easier.     
– Liz Kinsinger, Gulf Gate Elementary

Students became more interested in reading when they were researching which books to purchase and then they really anticipated getting them in the class.  There were a few scuffles over who got to read certain books first.  That's what I like -kids fighting over books!
– Linda Lyons, Brookside Middle

I had no idea the incredible poems that would result from the Math Poetry book. We can't wait to write some more.
– Shannon Cannon, Lamarque Elementary

There are several wonderful things that happened as a result of this grant, one concerns a young fifth grader with a severe learning disability. He was one of the first students to use the reading stylist that we purchased. It provides him with a level of independence that he has never before known.
– Barbara Pelc, Oak Park South


The Education Foundation funds multiple ounty-wide academic achievement initiatives including:

  1. Sarasota Regional Science, Engineering & Technology Fair
    - 760 students submitted 668 projects in over 21 categories
    -projects were judged by over 160 volunteer judges
    - students went on to compete at the regional and international level
  2. Academic Olympics
    -10 teams from local high schools compete in College bowl style matches
    -scholarships are awarded to team chosen MVPs

  3. Teacher of the Year
    -celebrates exceptional teachers in our schools
    - provides professional development and continuing education for teachers
  4. PALS volunteers in schools
    - provides recruitment, training, and placement of over 9000 volunteers in schools.


Budget $125,000
Category Education, General/Other Elementary & Secondary Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Adults Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Short Term Success
Short term success of student and teacher achievement programs include increased student participation, student engagement and teacher professional development and satisfaction.
  • Volunteer programs provide community outreach and awareness, while addressing student and teacher needs in the classroom and after school. 
  • Science Fair deepens student knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts while improving confidence and communication skills.
  • Teacher of the Year showcases teaching best practices and provides extraordinary professional development opportunities.
  • Academic Olympics celebrates and encourages academic achievements in our students and allows them to compete in a team effort comparable to athletic activities.
Long Term Success
The Science/STEM Fair promotes the importance of STEM related fields while giving children of all ages an opportunity to apply the scientific method to real life problems. Ultimately, students are able to correlate what they are learning in the classroom with the world around them. Increasingly, the number of girls participating in the Science Fair and winning top honors grows each year. 
Academic Olympics demonstrates to students, in a highly visible manner, that achievement in learning is advocated and applauded by their peers and adults alike. The students acquire a wealth of knowledge in a broad range of interests, finely hone their critical thinking and problem solving skills, and learn much about good sportsmanship and team work.
Teacher of the year increases awareness about the importance of quality public education, in a community where fewer than 18% of households have direct contact with the schools 
Program Success Monitoring Each program has specific monitoring criteria that is overseen by the governing committee. Additionaly, Science Fair and Teacher of the Year work in conjunction with state guidelines as students and teachers progress to competitions at the state, and sometimes national level.
Program Success Examples
In 2016, the Education Foundation sent 6 students to the state competition, and 3 students to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the world's largest international pre-college science competition. 
Teacher of the year, Edward Hashey is creating volunteer teaching teams at his elementary school to implement verticality to engage students of all academic performance levels.

The Education Foundation created the CCR Initiative in partnership with Sarasota County Schools. The mission of the CCRI is to create and support a college & career readiness environment for middle school and high school students in Sarasota County through enriching and relevant programs based on 21st century skills.

The Education Foundation's long term goal is to expand to the elementary schools. too, so that a college and career going culture can flourish.
Budget $500,000
Category Education, General/Other Teacher & Faculty
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Children Only (5 - 14 years) At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success 116 TechActive math and Science teachers received individualized, differentiated coaching with  to promote successful implementation of I-engage instruction. In addition, Program Specialists developed the TechActive Lead Teacher program, designed to build capacity and consistency across middle schools district-wide. Program Specialists also developed TechActive Cornell Notes and Spiral for teacher resources and aligned specialized district digital resources to Florida and national.This was made possible by the Helios Foundation, whereby the Education Foundation agreed to begin the CCR culture in the middle schools first. A college and Career center is scheduled to open at Booker Middle School, with plans for other middle school programs underway.
Long Term Success

Program Success Monitoring

Program success is monitored by both student achievement and student engagement, as well as teacher expertise.Additional evaluative measures are under review now.

Increased student responsibility for learning and post secondary plans
-Increases in student accountability to their group and the topic, critical thinking, functioning as a team, and cementing topics
-Engaged and motivated students
-Reduced absences in math and science TechActive classes
-Reduced behavior problems in TechActive classes 
Program Success Examples When originally launched as the Middle School Initiative it provided over 932 hours of professional development and training for 116 teachers and over 400 hours of one to one coaching. The program has been so successful, and the need has been so great, that the Education Foundation is rapidly expanding the CCRI based on community support.
Program Comments by Organization The programs of the Education Foundation are designed to be dynamically responsive to the needs of the teachers and students in  Sarasota County Schools. The programs grow and change as the needs of the community change to ensure maximum efficiency and impact. The Classroom grants program has grown consistently since it began in 1990.  The Technology & Innovation program has evolved from a classroom grant based $500 project, to full service Digital Learning Labs. With a new Executive Director and full support of its Board of Directors, the Education Foundation has a renewed sense of purpose. Many of the current programs listed above are undergoing an evaluative review, and enhancements to each progrgam are underway.For the latest information on the education foundation's initiatives, please contact the Executive Director, Jenniver Vigne.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Jennifer Vigne
CEO Term Start Nov 2015
CEO/Executive Director Email

Jennifer Vigne, CFRE


Education Foundation of Sarasota County

With 25 years of non-profit and corporate business development experience, Jennifer Vigne’s career includes working for Fortune 500 companies and leading donor-centered advancement activities for non-profits. Vigne assumed the role of Executive Director for the Education Foundation of Sarasota County in November 2015. Previously, Vigne served as the Campaign Director for Mote Marine Laboratory overseeing a $50 million comprehensive campaign.

Vigne is actively involved in the non-profit community where she has served as the 2015 National Philanthropy Day Chair, 2014 National Philanthropy Day Co-Chair, 2013 Planet Philanthropy Conference Chair, 2012 Planet Philanthropy Conference Co-Chair, and is the current President of the Southwest Florida AFP chapter. Vigne is a member of the Southwest Florida Planned Giving Council, a graduate of Leadership Sarasota and Leadership Manatee, and is an alumna of the Gulf Coast Leadership Institute.

Vigne received her M.Ed. from the University of South Florida, her B.S. degree from Florida State University, and is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).

Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Ms. Cindy L. Kaiser June 2007 - Oct 2011
Susan Scott Jan 2012 - Nov 2015
Senior Staff
Kati Burns Program and Relationship Manager
Jennifer Sams Strategic Engagement Officer
Mrs. Michelle Esposito Young Director of Communications and Strategic Engagement
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 4
Part Time Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate % 50
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 2
Volunteers 512
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Sarasota County Schools
Volunteer and Partnership Office- TEAM UP
Community Youth Development
College Access Network 
American Association of University Women (AAUW) - Venice and Sarasota Branches
Sarasota Technology Users Group
Sarasota Housing Authority
Boys and Girls Clubs
Sarasota County Public Libraries
Embracing Our Differences
Florida Studio Theater 
Ringling College of Art and Design 
Girls Inc. 
Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals)
Consortium of Florida Education Foundations
Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
External Assessments and Accreditations
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years 1
Strategic Plan Adopted July 2017
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Policies and Procedures Yes
Multi-Media Comments by Organization Did you know that over 50% of Sarasota County students are eligible for free and reduced-price lunches?  In a community that cares deeply about quality public education, we can give them what they need to succeed in the classroom and in life.  Don't take our word for it, let the students thank you themselves! 
Other Documents
Board Chair
Board Chair Thomas L Koski
Company Affiliation Retired
Board Term July 2016 to June 2018
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Ms. Cathi Bell Community Volunteer
Miss Dorian Bizeau Student Representative
Mr. Asim Chauhan InfoSun
Master Mark-Eliot Finley Student Representative
Mrs. Tricia Fulton Sun Hydraulics
Mr. Stuart Henderson Fawley Bryant Architects
Mrs. Linda Jellison Retired
Mrs. Sue Keating Community Volunteer
Mr. Tom Koski Koski Family Foundation
Mrs. Lisl Liang SRQ Media Group
Mrs. Britt Riner Community Volunteer
Dr. Alok Sharma Community Volunteer
Mr. Juan Villaveces Williams Parker
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 3
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 7
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 7
Board Meeting Attendance % 70
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 84
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Current Year Projections
Tax Year Start Month July
Tax Year Start Day 01
Tax Year Begins 2017
Tax Year End Month June
Tax Year End Day 30
Tax Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $1,432,468.00
Projected Expenses $1,361,779.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations Yes
Organization has Endowment Yes
Endowment Value $824,052.00
Endowment Spending Policy Income Only
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
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 Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$10,200$5,000$0
Individual Contributions$892,921$1,248,409$1,113,264
Investment Income, Net of Losses$16,824$36,986$26,925
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$134,713$159,142$149,811
Revenue In-Kind$36,817$38,779$64,068
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$1,113,485$1,016,551$842,108
Administration Expense$148,624$98,766$79,317
Fundraising Expense$46,491$50,703$48,506
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.821.261.35
Program Expense/Total Expenses85%87%87%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue4%4%4%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$1,838,822$1,821,715$1,539,926
Current Assets$1,537,446$1,600,749$1,311,730
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$306,713$24,829$21,578
Total Net Assets$1,532,109$1,796,886$1,518,348
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $892,921Contributions, gifts, grants $1,248,409Contributions, gifts, grants $1,113,264
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $134,713Fundraising $159,142Fundraising $149,811
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $16,824Investment Income $36,986Investment Income $26,925
CEO/Executive Director Compensation N/A
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities5.0164.4760.79
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation
Financials taken from IRS Form 990 and audit documents. 990s and audits reconcile. Individual contributions include foundation/ corporate support. 
Nonprofit Education Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc.
Address 1960 Landings Blvd, Suite 120
Sarasota, FL 34231
Phone 941 927-0965