Loveland Center, Inc.
157 S Havana Rd
Venice FL 34292
Helping individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities live their lives to the fullest.
CEO/Executive Director Daniela Koci
Board Chair Debbie LaPinska
Board Chair Affiliation PGT Industries
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1964
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Feb 2017
State Registration Yes 0
IRS Letter of Determination
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $2,320,700.00
Projected Expenses $2,320,700.00
Impact Statement

Loveland Center serves almost 200 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Sarasota and Charlotte counties.

The Adult Day Training program serves almost 150 adults with I/DD, teaching important life skills to equip students with independent living skills and the ability to make informed decisions.

The EmployAbilities program serves 37 individuals, who are either employed or seeking employment with local businesses. Six individuals volunteer for local organizations.

Most recently, Loveland Center completed construction of the Nancy Detert Residences, a planned residential community expansion that provides safe, affordable, and supportive housing to 64 adults with I/DD and more than 20 caregivers. 

Needs Statement

1. Loveland Village is in need of a covered walkway connecting Loveland Village to the Adult Day Training Program ensuring safe and sheltered access for students and residents.

2. Loveland Village is in need of new vans to transport residents and students to and from community based activities, healthcare appointments, and local educational/vocational opportunities.

3. The Adult Day Training program is always in need of volunteer support to enhance the day-to-day program activities.

 4. Loveland Center's campus is running out of classroom space, and in order to accommodate the growing demand for services, the agency will need to build additional classroom space. This is anticipated to be a $2 million expansion project. 
Background Statement
Loveland Center was established in 1962 by a group of parents of adults with developmental disabilities to provide a productive and safe place for their adult children to go during the day. From the outset, the philosophy was to provide more than just a traditional sheltered workshop. Instead, Loveland Center focused on offering individualized services which empower adults with developmental disabilities to make informed decisions in regard to work, lifestyle, and citizenship so that they may become more self-sufficient and interconnected within the community. In the eighties, two group homes were opened and a partnership was established with Sarasota County Technical Institute to teach living skills in the Adult Day Training program. Supported Living,
Supported Employment, and Volunteering services were added in the early
nineties. In 2007, the Phase II – Senior Center was built to accommodate the senior participants to deal with issues of mobility, incontinence, and early onset dementia. Since opening, Phase II has expanded to additionally meet the need of younger adults with developmental disabilities requiring more assistance and supervision. Currently, Loveland Center serves almost 150 adults with developmental disabilities. Most recently, Loveland Center opened Loveland Village. Loveland Village is a 94 bedroom planned residential community that will provide adults with developmental disabilities affordable, safe, and supportive housing.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Areas Served Comments Loveland Center serves individuals in Sarasota and Charlotte Counties. The agency's services are available even to those outside of these areas. However, due to transportation costs, individuals served primarily reside in Sarasota and Charlotte Counties. 
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type Education
Tertiary Org Type Human Services
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

Statement from the CEO/Executive Director



The goal of Loveland Village’s educational programs is to help adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities learn the important life skills they need to achieve their individual life goals.

The Life Skills ADT provides a 1:10 (one instructor, ten students) learning environment similar to a college campus for individuals who have aged out of the public school system. In the program, students select classes that will help them achieve the goals they have set in their individual support plans.

Class offerings include:

Practical Academics

Life Skills


Computer Lab

Open Learning Center

Art Studio


The program also includes the Creative Hearts Studio, which provides students the opportunity to creative beautiful mosaics and jewelry that are sold at community events.

The Sensory Center provides a caring environment for up to 30 adults with I/DD who need a higher level of support through their day on a 1:5 and 1:3 level of care.

The Hearty Kitchen Academy provides adults with I/DD an opportunity to learn culinary arts skills that may lead to meaningful employment in the local hospitality industry.

Program participants also have the opportunity to participate in various community engagement activities such as Loveland Follies, Loveland Chorus, AKtion Club, and also provided with community engagement opportunities, whether they partake in the Loveland Follies, AKtion Club, and many other off-campus events and activities.

Budget $1,220,300
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities Elderly and/or Disabled
Short Term Success

60% of main campus students will demonstrate knowledge of healthy eating choices.

 60% of Fitness Class participants will meet their weight loss goal. 

90% of participants indicate that they are satisfied or very satisfied with the services provided by the program.

 100% of students complete at least two Fitness Classes a week for the academic year. 

Long Term Success The Adult Day Training program strives to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to be self-sufficient, independent, social, and active citizens. 
Program Success Monitoring A satisfaction survey is distributed to students once a year. In addition, staff maintain case notes and attendance sheets to track participation and improvements. We also administer a pre-test and a post-test to measure knowledge gain. 
Program Success Examples For several years, Loveland Center has received 100% student satisfaction responses on the survey. 
63% of ADT program participants demonstrate knowledge of their rights and are able to serve as self-advocates against abuse and neglect. 
100% of Adult Day Training job skills class participants have demonstrated significant improvement on employment skills such as punctuality, productivity, cooperation, and cleanliness.  

The EmployAbilities Program is designed to support individuals with I/DD interested in obtaining paid employment in the community and employers who strive to build inclusive workforces. Supported Employment Coaches provide individual assistance to each participant in finding job vacancies and completing resumes, applications, and interviews.  After the participant is hired, the job coach works side-by-side with him/her for a period of time.  This on-the-job training helps to ensure proper workplace communication and safety.

Our individualized approach allows us to customize our services to meet the needs and goals of both the individuals served and their employers.


When an individual is seeking employment they are partnered with a job coach.

The job coach provides any or all of the following support:

•Employment assessments to determine program participant and employer interests

•Job search and placement

•On-the-job training

•Follow-up job coaching and support

•Ongoing communication with employers

•Assistance with arranging transportation

Additional employer benefits:

•No cost on-the-job training and follow-up services

•Information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

•Tax credit benefits

•An inclusive workforce & positive organizational culture

Budget $167,400
Category Employment, General/Other Employment, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities Adults Elderly and/or Disabled
Short Term Success
37 individuals are participating in the program. Multiple new employment partnerships have been developed with local businesses. 
Long Term Success 80% of program participants maintain or secure employment. 
Program Success Monitoring Case notes are maintained for each program participant. In addition, an annual satisfaction survey is distributed to employees and employers. 
Program Success Examples
100% of employers and employees have expressed satisfaction with the services received by program staff. 
More than 30 individuals are employed in the community, with some working in the same place for over 20 years.  

Supported Living staff provide community support to individuals with developmental disabilities who reside in their own apartments, and require a little assistance with life management tasks. Coaches provide assistance with medical appointments, grocery shopping, teaching students independent living skills, and assisting with financial responsibilities. 

Budget $36,690
Category Human Services, General/Other In-Home Assistance
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities Elderly and/or Disabled
Short Term Success

Loveland's Supported Living Coaches measure success by measuring if consumers achieve their personal goals for the period. Each goal is set by the individual, and varies drastically amongst consumers. 

The program is also considered successful if 90% or more of consumers are satisfied with the services. 

Long Term Success

The ideal state of this program is to have all Loveland students graduate into the supported living. By learning academics and life skills through the ADT program, students can gain the independence and self sufficiency to live in their own homes or apartments with natural supports and minimal staff assistance. 

Program Success Monitoring

Program success is monitored by annual surveys. In addition, student goals are monitored through case notes and interviews with consumers. 

Program Success Examples

Supported Living services are successful when each consumer is able to accomplish the goals that they have set for themselves. One consumer set a goal to save up enough money to purchase a laptop. After months and months of budgeting properly, with the support of her supported living coach, the individual saved enough to go out and pick the laptop she wanted. 


Other consumers have set goals to find a new apartment, learn to cook certain meals, or simply keep their house clean.  


The Nancy Detert Residences at Loveland Village consists of 3 apartment buildings with 42 units that provide an affordable, safe, and supportive option for independent living for adults with I/DD and their supports. Some residents live in their own 1 bedroom apartment, or share a 2-bedroom unit with a friend. Residents also have the option share the costs of renting with more roommates and/or with a 24-hour in-home support of their choosing.

The apartments are managed by a parter agency, Community Assisted and Supported Living, and provides tenants full protection under Landlord-Tenant laws. In addition, residents have access to 24 hour security for support in case of any emergency. This naturally therapeutic residential setting has allowed all tenants the full choice of supports, friends, and a safe, comfortable, and affordable independent living option in Sarasota County. 
Budget $234,400
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities
Short Term Success
The residences provide housing for 64 adults with I/DD, and more than 20 support staff or family members of individuals with I/DD. 
The security protocols have also been instrumental in immediate intervention in cases of abuse, neglect, and exploitation, and provides a safeguard to reduced or altogether prevent future incidents.  
Long Term Success Long term, the project is expected to provide adults with I/DD an affordable community amongst peers and supporters. Through this residential option, residents can live in an affordable apartment and can age in place amongst their friends, with multiple recreational opportunities to reduce depression, isolation, or unreported cases of abuse, neglect, or exploitation. 
Program Success Monitoring Residents meet once a month to discuss issues that arise and to provide feedback to staff, and annual surveys will be implemented to measure impact. 
Program Success Examples Multiple individuals have been able to move out of the family home for the first time in their adult lives, due to the low rents and universal design features that make each apartment easily accessible to individuals with various developmental disabilities. 

To enhance the quality of life for individuals with I/DD, Loveland Village offers a variety of recreational opportunities. Students and Residents have the opportunity to participate in organized group travel to community events, or activities such as BINGO, Clubhouse Movies, beach outings, parties, and more.

Budget $50,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities Elderly and/or Disabled Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Short Term Success Residents at Loveland Village take advantage of free recreational activities to promote social engagement and community integration. 
Long Term Success
Through active participation in recreational activities, adults with I/DD have greater access to their peers, reducing isolation and increasing emotional well-being. In addition, these individuals will also have greater access to community resources and greater integration within their community.  
Program Success Monitoring Staff monitor attendance at events, and an Activities Committee meets regularly to receive feedback from program participants. 
Program Success Examples Many individuals who live at Loveland Village participate in the recreational program, and continue to express excitement at their ability to spend time with their peers with limited social barriers. 
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Daniela Koci
CEO Term Start Feb 2016
CEO/Executive Director Email
Experience Daniela Koci holds a B.A. from Colgate University and a Masters in Nonprofit Management from the University of Central Florida. Prior to joining the Loveland Center team in 2011, Ms. Koci worked with multiple international nonprofit organizations on program development, fundraising, and grant management. Ms. Koci has taken multiple continuing education courses in leadership, fundraising, strategic planning, is a graduate of Leadership Sarasota, a graduate of the Gulf Coast Leadership Institute, and a member of the 2017 class of Leadership Englewood. 
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Carl J Penxa JrDec 1990 - Feb 2016
Senior Staff
Ms. Janis L Alberti Vice President of Programs & Services
Madeline Broadus Human Resources Officer
Mrs. Karen Groff Vice President of Finance
Mr. Rafael Robles Chief Development Officer
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 28
Part Time Staff 7
Staff Retention Rate % 93
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 16
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes

Loveland Center has had a formal, 20 year-long collaboration with Venice Theatre producing The Loveland Follies. Loveland students and staff members work with Venice Theatre staff members and community volunteers to create a different show each year. In addition, Sarasota County Technical Institute (SCTI) and Loveland have a formal collaboration in which SCTI supplies an instructor to teach Family and Consumer Science classes 5 days a week. Loveland also collaborates with the following organizations: 

  • The Lovelanders, Inc. 
  • Kiwanis Club
  • Community Alliance of Sarasota County
  • Lions Club
  • Sarasota County Therapeutic Recreation
  • Salvation Army
  • All Faiths Foodbank
  • Jacaranda Golf and Country Club
  • Goodwill
  • Agency for Persons with Disabilities
  • Delmarva Foundation
  • Bay Indies Service Associations
  • Artistree Landscape Maintenance and Design 
  • Venice Christian School
  • Salvation Army
External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
Governor's Points of Light AwardFlorida Governor Jeb Bush2004
Risk Management Provisions
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Years 3
Strategic Plan Adopted Nov 2016
Management Succession Plan Yes
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Other Documents
Other Document 2
Unifying Values
Board Chair
Board Chair Debbie LaPinska
Company Affiliation PGT Industries
Board Term Oct 2015 to Sept 2017
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
James Ball Medallion Financial Resources
Johnny Britton Brittons Carpet One
George Cooper Retired
Senator Nancy Detert Sarasota County Commissioner
Mary Dougherty Slapp Gulf Coast Builders Exchange
Michael Harkins Pinkerton Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Karen Hough Northern Trust Bank
David Hunihan Retired
A. Gary Johnson Retired
Cathy Kenney Band Gates, P.L.
Debbie LaPinska PGT Industries
Robert Lewandowski Retired
Allison Liska The Founders Club
Wayne Luoma Retired
William Mehserle Pinkerton Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC.
Greg Roberts Klingbeil & Roberts, P.A.
David Williams Retired
Dr. Jim Woods Retired
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 17
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 12
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 9
Board Meeting Attendance % 75
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 30
Standing Committees
Capital Campaign
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Governance Comments by Organization

Loveland Center has a dedicated, hardworking Board of Directors that oversees the governance of the organization. Each Board member is dedicated to Loveland Center’s mission. We are proud to say that 100% of our Board members contributed to Loveland Center, either through financial contributions or in-kind services.

Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $2,320,700.00
Projected Expenses $2,320,700.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations Yes
Organization has Endowment Yes
Endowment Value $67,000.00
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$643,109$3,661,828$479,202
Individual Contributions$690,218$709,676$2,823,906
Investment Income, Net of Losses$7,988$6,837$5,170
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$186,627$166,388$163,386
Revenue In-Kind$525,075$29,449$18,000
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$1,725,550$1,250,310$1,232,518
Administration Expense$378,769$472,263$454,849
Fundraising Expense$189,890$132,675$173,398
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses2.562.602.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses75%67%66%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue12%3%5%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$15,811,595$10,731,759$7,192,848
Current Assets$1,263,628$1,911,185$2,587,699
Long-Term Liabilities$2,521,420$710,000$500,000
Current Liabilities$895,671$1,195,690$817,658
Total Net Assets$12,394,504$8,826,069$5,875,190
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFHFC Appropriations $3,000,645Government Grants - Unspecified $3,661,828Contributions, gifts, grants $2,823,906
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $690,218Contributions, gifts, grants $709,676Government Grants - State $419,202
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants - Unspecified $643,109Tuition and Fees $233,715Tuition and Fees $252,632
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $75,001 - $100,000
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.411.603.16
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets16%7%7%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization

Financial Comments by Foundation
Financial figures taken from IRS Form 990 and audit documents. 990s and audits reconcile. Individual contributions include foundation and corporate support.  Financial information for 2016 was taken solely from the audited financial statements as the Federal tax return was not available at time of review.  The value of in-kind contributions is included in revenue in the audited financial statements.
Nonprofit Loveland Center, Inc.
Address 157 S Havana Rd
Venice, FL
Phone 941 493-0016