Loveland Center, Inc.
157 S Havana Rd
Venice FL 34292
Helping adults with developmental disabilities live their lives to the fullest.
CEO/Executive Director Carl J Penxa
Board Chair Debbie LaPinska
Board Chair Affiliation PGT Industries
General Info
Organization DBA
Supported Organization
Former Names
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 2016
State Registration 0
IRS Letter of Determination
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $1,523,700.00
Projected Expenses $1,523,700.00
Other Documents
Impact Statement

Loveland Center serves over 125 adults with developmental disabilities in Sarasota and Charlotte counties.

The Adult Day Training program serves 112 adults with developmental disabilities, teaching important life skills to equip students with independent living skills and the ability to make informed decisions.

The Community Opportunities program serves 21 individuals. Fourteen individuals are employed by local business and receive at least minimum wage; Six individuals volunteer for local organizations.

The Supported Volunteering program has empowered individuals with developmental disabilities to give back over 44,600 volunteer hours to local organizations since its inception in 1999.

Loveland Center’s operating reserve has grown to include a little more than 3 months operating expenses, a great business practice that will ensure the success and well-being of our programs through a capital campaign!

Loveland Center is shovel ready to begin the construction of Loveland Village, and has raised over $7.8 million dollars in its capital campaign so far!

Needs Statement

1. Loveland Center's planned residential community, the Loveland Village, is in need of $3 million in private donations for the construction of a 2 story student-services building, maintenance building, and furnishings.

2. To increase student and employee safety, we are looking to add 7 AED Devices to the Loveland Center buildings. All staff members are CPR & First Aid trained, and adding the equipment will allow staff to use their training in case of emergency and possibly help save a life! Each AED device costs approximately $1,200, for a total cost of $8,400.  

3. The Adult Day Training program is in need of replacing aging HVAC systems, a total of 4 units. The total replacement cost is $45,000.

4. The Supported Employment program is in need of partnerships with local businesses to provide job training and job opportunities to Loveland students.

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

6. The Loveland Center campus is in need of updating its technology infrastructure with the replacement of a server and router. The agency's server connects all staff computers, and safely stores critical information pertaining to operations and clients. A new server will cost $5,000 and is a pressing need for the organization.  
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 128 adults with developmental disabilities. 
Areas Served
Areas Served
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type Education
Tertiary Org Type Human Services
developmental disabilities, down syndrome, mental retardation, intellectual disabilities, adult day training, supported employment
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

Over the past 53 years, Loveland Center has grown from a small parent-led organization, to an innovative college-like campus that provides the services and support necessary for adults with developmental disabilities to live their lives to the fullest.

For over 20 years, I have proudly served as Loveland Center's CEO. It's been an honor and a privilege to work together with our passionately dedicated staff and Board, as well as countless donors, funders, and community partners, to make Loveland Center the strong organization that it is today.

As CEO, I've seen an amazing growth and transformation of our students who make the most of our services. No goal is too big and no accomplishment is too small. We continually strive to improve our current services, while developing new and innovative services for the changing needs of the individuals we serve. For instance, this is the first generation of adults with developmental disabilities who will outlive their parents and or their parent’s ability to be caretakers.

Currently, Loveland Center is hard at work to address the impending housing crisis for individuals with developmental disabilities with the construction of the Loveland Village, a planned residential community for individuals with developmental disabilities and their paid or natural caretakers. With this project, Loveland Center maintains its tradition of providing innovative and proactive services that address the needs of our students.


The Adult Day Training program provides educational opportunities forSarasotaCountyadults with developmental disabilities to maintain, develop, and improve day-to-day living skills. The program is designed as a post-secondary education and training center that supports adult students as they increase their self-sufficiency and make life-choices. Within the program, there are two distinct opportunities to meet the students’ needs and interests. 

The campus is similar to that of a small college, with four buildings that house several classrooms and semi-annual registration for classes. Class offerings include physical fitness, health and safety, computer lab, employment skills, relationship building, reading and math tutoring, and a variety of recreational and wellness activities such as yoga, Tai Chi, music, art, mosaics, and theater classes. Students are responsible for selecting their own classes, and set individual goals that they aim to achieve throughout the year. 
Budget $848,640
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
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.  

Community Opportunities encourages adults with developmental disabilities to be active members of the community through their choice of employment and/or volunteer work. The philosophy that drives this project is that every individual has something to offer their community, and that individuals develop their self-worth by having a purpose through work or volunteerism. Within the department, there are two distinct opportunities to meet the participants’ needs and goals.  The Supported Employment program assists interested individuals in obtaining paid employment in the community; whereas the Volunteer Services program supports individuals as they give back to the community through volunteer positions..  The staff members, or “coaches”, provide individual assistance to each participant in finding positions and completing applications, resumes, and interviews.  After the participant is selected, the job coach works side-by-side with him/her for an average period of two weeks.   

Budget $111,980
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
The program will grow by 10% in Fiscal Year 2012 (add 2 new participants). 
 80% of employers, and 80% of employees will indicate satisfaction with surveys. 
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. 
23 individuals are employed in the community, with some working in the same place for over 15 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.  

Program Comments by Organization
Program Comments by Foundation
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Carl J Penxa
CEO Term Start 1990
CEO/Executive Director Email
Experience Carl J. Penxa Jr. has been the President/CEO of Loveland Center since July 1993. He came to Loveland Center with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education accompanied by 62 graduate credits in Special Education, Administration, Group Dynamics, Group Analysis and Stress Management. Carl originally began his employment as the Adult Day Training Manager. With his dedication, compassion and focus on Loveland’s mission he has helped Loveland Center to grow tremendously through his leadership.
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Ms. Janis L Alberti Vice President of Programs & Services
Madeline Broadus Human Resources Officer
Mrs. Karen Groff Vice President of Finance
Aimee Holmes 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
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years 5
Strategic Plan Adopted Nov 2011
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
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 Debbie LaPinska
Company Affiliation PGT Industries
Board Term Oct 2015 to Sept 2016
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
James Ball Medallion Financial Resources
Johnny Britton Brittons Carpet One
George Cooper Retired
Liz Crapet Florida Shores Bank
Ann Graybeal Loveland Student Parent
Michael Harkins Pinkerton Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Karen Hough Northern Trust Bank
David Hunihan Retired
Cathy Kenney Band Gates, P.L.
Debbie LaPinska PGT Industries
Robert Lewandowski Retired
Allison Liska The Founders Club
Larry McLaren Englewood Bank & Trust
William Mehserle Pinkerton Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC.
Carl J Penxa JrLoveland Center, Inc.
Matthew Rheingans Esq.Hall & Rheingans, P.L.
Greg Roberts Klingbeil & Roberts, P.A.
Sydney Young Peacock, Robinson & Hanks P.A.
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development? No
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 18
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 10
Female 8
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.

Governance Comments by Foundation
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2015
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $1,523,700.00
Projected Expenses $1,523,700.00
Endowment Value $80,351.00
Endowment Spending Policy
Endowment Spending Policy %
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign Yes
Campaign Purpose Loveland Center is raising funds to construct the Loveland Village, a planned residential community for individuals with developmental disabilities that will provide safe and affordable housing for its target residents.
Campaign Goal $1,300,000.00
Campaign Dates Sept 2013 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 10000000 as of Feb 2014
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years?
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 Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$479,202$1,267,384$681,552
Individual Contributions$2,823,906$596,385$823,812
Investment Income, Net of Losses$5,170$5,399$7,302
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$163,386$113,406$151,668
Revenue In-Kind$18,000$12,090$12,384
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$1,232,518$1,393,523$1,181,869
Administration Expense$454,849$302,450$299,936
Fundraising Expense$173,398$173,459$175,698
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses2.021.211.17
Program Expense/Total Expenses66%75%71%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue5%9%10%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$7,192,848$4,400,844$4,048,652
Current Assets$2,587,699$726,276$348,737
Long-Term Liabilities$500,000$0$0
Current Liabilities$817,658$427,323$479,576
Total Net Assets$5,875,190$3,973,521$3,569,076
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $2,823,906Government Grants - Unspecified $1,267,384Contributions, gifts, grants $823,812
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants - State $419,202Contributions, gifts, grants $596,385Government Grants - Unspecified $681,552
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountTuition and Fees $252,632Tuition and Fees $247,291Tuition & Fees $237,588
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $75,001 - $100,000
Co-CEO/Executive Director Compensation $75,001 - $100,000
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.161.700.73
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets7%0%0%
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.
Nonprofit Loveland Center, Inc.
Address 157 S Havana Rd
Venice, FL 34292
Phone 941 493-0016