South County Family YMCA dba The SKY Family YMCA
701 Center Rd
Venice FL 34285

The SKY Family YMCA puts Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy mind, body, and spirit for all.  
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Kenneth Modzelewski
Board Chair David Wampler
Board Chair Affiliation Insurance & Financial Group
General Info
Organization DBA
Venice YMCA - Michael & Georgia Miller Branch
Englewood YMCA - Warren Loranger Branch
Fort Myers YMCA - Paul Bush Branch
Bonita Springs YMCA
The SKY Family YMCA
Supported Organization
Former Names
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1976
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years?
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Dec 2015
State Registration 0
IRS Letter of Determination
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $16,795,000.00
Projected Expenses $15,384,156.00
Impact Statement
Our YMCA continues to push the envelope when it comes to creating new programs that serve the community in our three focus areas - youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  
Our Accomplishments
Youth Development: Our public, tuition-free charter middle school based on wellness, SKY Academy, graduated its first class of students who had been enrolled in the school for all three years of middle school. Attendance this coming school year is expected to reach maximum capacity of 350 students. 
Healthy Living: Our Y is the one of the top 3 Ys in the country to enroll adults in the nationally-recognized diabetes prevention program (DPP). Since the program began three years ago, more than 400 adults have successfully completed DPP, which is a group lifestyle-change program for pre-diabetics. This past year, we were one of 17 YMCAs in the country invited to be part of a division of the program that is funded by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to prove that an evidence-based prevention program delivered by a community-based organization can lower incidence of type 2 diabetes and reduce the cost burden of the disease on the health care system.
Social Responsibility: We're here to teach families and children how to live healthier lives. We do this by providing dietitian-designed, chef-prepared meals free of charge to children we serve in our preschool, afterschool program and summer camps.  More than 80 hot lunches are prepared daily for our toddlers and preschoolers five days a week; this summer we will have served nearly 13,000 lunches to children daily during camp in Venice in Englewood. All children in Y programs also receive a nutritious snack. 
Our Goals for this next year include expanding our food service to area preschools and private schools in southern Sarasota County; enrolling more adults in DPP, as well as expanding our chronic disease prevention programs and opening a second SKY Academy location in Englewood.
Needs Statement
Youth Development
  • Enhanced After School and Summer Tutoring – Expand our after school care model and summer camp experience to add more comprehensive tutoring and academic instruction. This program will be available to students of all abilities, not just those who excel or who are in need to extra attention.  $35,000
  • Toddler Playground – Improve our toddler playground with new, specially designed equipment to stimulate developmental improvement of motor skills through active play. $ 3,500
  • Englewood SKY Academy - This school year we are opening a new public, tuition-free, charter middle school in Englewood that examines academic programs through the lens of total wellness. We recently raised slightly more than $2 million needed to purchase and outfit the new school, which opens August 24, 2015. To stay on schedule for school opening, we financed $700,000, which we would like to secure donations for in order to repay the funding as soon as possible.
Healthy Living
  • Food &Nutrition Initiative - Expand the healthy dining program in place at our middle school and preschool in Venice to serve whole meals to charter and private schools, preschools, other YMCAs and summer camps, as well as offer nutrition education. $25,000
  • School Swim Safety Program –  We will work with local elementary and preschools to host twice-a-year, weeklong swim lessons. $5,000 - $8,000 per site. 
Social Responsibility 
  • Diabetes Prevention – Continue to expand our Diabetes Prevention Program throughout the region to reach adults who have limited incomes. $32,000
  • Preschool – Replace our 25-year-old Venice preschool to exceed the latest requirements for early childhood education. $1,500,000
  • Foundation - Establish the long-term viability of the YMCA with a Foundation funded by major gifts, bequests and planned giving. $5,000,000
Background Statement
As the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to helping people and communities to learn, grow and thrive, our contributions are both far-reaching and intimate—from influencing our nation’s culture during times of profound social change to the individual support we provide families and adults every day. 
By nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the nation’s health and well-being, and supporting and serving our neighbors, the Y ensures that everyone has the opportunity to become healthier, more confident, connected and secure. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause.  Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. 
For more than 160 years, YMCAs have been at the heart of community life in neighborhoods and towns across the nation. we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver, positive change. 

Generally, a volunteer board sets policy for its executive, who manages the operation with full-time and part-time staff and volunteer leaders. Ys meet local community needs through organized activities called programs. These programs are tools for building the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Longtime leaders in community-based health and fitness and aquatics, Ys teach kids to swim, offer exercise classes for people with disabilities and lead adult aerobics. We also respond to what each community needs, including child care (the Y movement is the nation's largest not-for-profit provider), teen clubs and leadership programs, youth sports, family nights, job training, and much more.

Each YMCA is a charitable nonprofit, qualifying under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Tax Code. Each is independent. YMCAs are required by the national constitution to pay annual dues, to refrain from discrimination and to support the YMCA mission.

The SKY Family YMCA was established in 1967. As the community grew, so did the Y, adding buildings, a pool, preschool, gymnasium and sports fields. The Englewood Y was founded in 1994, and during the last 12 years our Y has constructed new buildings in Venice and Englewood and opened our public, charter, middle school. In 2011 we were joined by the Y in Fort Myers and in 2012 added another site in Bonita Springs. Throughout this time of growth, we're proud to share that we have provided more scholarships to families year over year. 

Areas Served
Areas Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
FL- Charlotte
FL- Lee
FL- Sarasota
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type Youth Development
Tertiary Org Type Recreation & Sports
youth, Christian, recreational, health, kids
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
At every stage of life, a person finds a place where they belong at the YMCA. From infants and children who need a safe place, to adults trying to improve their health or seniors in search of community connections, the Y is their place to find support. That's what makes the Y so great - we are a reflection of our communities' greatest hopes and dreams. 
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
We envision our Y as an inter-generational community hub available to all people. We work in partnership with other community organizations to respond to the specific community needs that need to be addressed. This ranges from after school enrichment programs for school-age children to medical and health education programs for seniors. We partner with more than 89 other organizations offering space, shared programs, referrals, education, training and collaborations to cost effectively reach and impact the most people we possibly can. 
Our core value of social responsibility dedicates us to providing help to individuals and families in need of financial assistance. Without scholarship assistance these profoundly needy families would not be able to afford quality childcare or participate in our family-centered programs. We do not turn anyone away based on their financial ability.  
We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for life. Because of the Y, more young people are taking a greater interest in learning and making smarter life choices. At the Y, children and teens learn values and positive behaviors, and can explore their unique talents and interests, helping them realize their potential. Programs that bring talents and opportunities to the forefront are: 
  • Infant Care, Pre-School, VPK
  • Before/After School Care
  • Camp
  • LiteracyTutoring with Y-READS! 
  • Youth Leadership & Youth in Government
  • Youth Sports Leagues (Basketball, Fencing, Flag Football, Golf, Tennis, T-Ball, Volleyball, Martial Arts)
  • Gymnastics, Dance & Cheer
  • Swim Lessons
  • SKY Academy, a tuition-free, public, charter middle school in Sarasota County.
Budget $5,999,385
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short Term Success
Last year in Venice and Englewood our Y made a difference by serving: 
  • More than 2,000 children in youth sports who learned to play ball and the importance of good sportsmanship
  • At three YREADS! sites 150 K-3 graders improved their readings skills and comprehension in our data-driven, no-cost program.
  • 200 kids learned to swim in Y swim lessons. The Venice Y also partnered with Garden Elementary so that 90+ second grade students received a week-long swim lesson before the end of the school year, leading up to summer camp.
  • More than 500 gymnasts visited the Y each week for classes and camaraderie
  • Some 135 infants, toddler and children are enrolled in our pre-school; more than 54% of them receive some form of financial assistance
  • SKY Academy enrolled 330 sixth, seventh and eighth graders in the tuition-free, public, charter middle school for its second year, all receiving a free youth membership and before and after school care. Our first class of 44 eighth graders also graduated in the spring. 
Long Term Success We know that confident kids today become contributing and engaged adults tomorrow. By setting the stage for connected, caring children early in life, our communities will be better served by the next generation. 
Program Success Monitoring
We monitor the success of the programs in several ways:   
  • Parent and participant survey forms
  • State-mandated testing of elementary school children in reading as well as independent evaluations such as iReady and Study Island.
  • Our staff and volunteers are properly screened to ensure that we have  good role models for our children.  
  • Our coach's are trained in their various program and we use program models designed by the Y of the USA, our national organization.
  • Students in SKY Academy are monitored throughout the year for their academic and physical progress with individual education plans (IEPs).
  • Quarterly review of program measurements for government funding
Program Success Examples
Meet mother and daughter, Ashleigh and Giuliana.
Giuliana is a second-grader who grew up attending the YMCA Preschool since infancy. Mom Ashleigh is a single parent who works full time as a registered nurse, a profession she earned her degree for while her daughter was cared for in Y programs. 
Giuliana comes to the Y after school, attends YMCA summer camp, and she is enrolled in Y READS!, our free literacy mentoring program hosted at Garden Elementary.  
"Y READS! has been so important to Giuliana. She knows from watching me go to school how important reading is, but she still needed a little help, and the Y gave her that extra support," Ashleigh said.  
Students enrolled in Y READS! show marked gains within a few months of participation. In the '14-'15 school year, one site had 14 kindergarteners go from knowing no more than 11 letters to knowing all 26 letters, as well at six third graders improve from a first-grade reading level to a mid-second grade level or higher.
Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. The Y is a place where you can work toward that balance by challenging yourself to learn a new skill or hobby, fostering connections with friends through our lifelong learning programs, or bringing your loved ones closer together through our many family-centered activities. Opportunities for people to find that balance include: 
  • Family Time Programs (Family group exercise classes, open gym)
  • Health & Wellness (Group Exercise, Personal Training and Sports Therapy)
  • Chronic Disease Prevention (Diabetes Prevention, Cardiac Care Rehab)
  • Adult Sports & Recreation (Sports Leagues, Masters Swimming, Martial Arts, Racquetball, Volleyball, Triathlon Training)
  • Group Interests (Wellness seminars and speakers, community gatherings)
Budget $4,365,000
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other Physical Fitness
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families
Short Term Success
In the previous year at our Venice and Englewood branches, we: 
  • Distributed nearly $100,000 in membership scholarships
  • Welcomed more than 22,000 members were part of our YMCA
  • Saw an average of nearly 1,000 people a day visit our Ys 
  • Helped more than 100 adults change their lifestyle through our landmark Diabetes Prevention Program
  • Introduced more almost 300 seniors to physical activity as part of their maintenance program following a cardiac event
  • Provided opportunities for more than 2,100 adults to challenge their physical strengths in our triathlons and athletic events
  • Motivated 250 individuals in our seasonal, eight-week fitness challenges
Long Term Success The Y is a place for each person to strive to be their healthiest, in spirit, mind and body. While immediate goals may be for a certain waistline, at the Y, it’s more about the benefits of living healthier on the inside as well as the outside. 
Program Success Monitoring
Personal goals for healthy living vary with each individual, however we monitor our services for healthy living with:
  • Monthly surveys of new and current members
  • A multi-touch, six-week "Ambassador" program that welcomes members to the Y
  • Regular communication with members through feedback forms, our website, email newsletters and social media  
Program Success Examples
George “Bud” Hoffman, 82, had his second open heart surgery more than two years ago. Always active, Bud wanted to get moving as soon as doctors allowed. He joined the Venice Y’s Cardiac Care program led by Julie Hunt, an LPN and certified personal trainer. They built an exercise routine that met Bud’s interests and abilities. 
“Julie has saved me, no doubt about it,” Hoffman said.
He comes to the Y three times a week, using the treadmill, stationary bike and the circuit weight machines.  
Outside of the Y, Bud walks his dog, Foxie, volunteers at the Health Park and dances with his wife of 60 years, Dixie.
The generosity of others is at the core of the Y’s existence as a nonprofit. We engage YMCA members and volunteers in activities that strengthen our community and pave the way for future generations to thrive. Last year we gave out nearly $300,000 of membership and program scholarships to children and families in Englewood and Venice. Other ways we support our neighbors include:
  • Social Services (Licensed and contracted site for abused and at-risk children) 
  • Global Services (Special events, including community outreach events and participation)
  • Volunteerism & Giving (Scholarships and program support)
  • Advocacy - through partnerships with other organizations in the government, public and non-profit sectors, we work to support the community needs of our Y children, adults and families. 
Budget $4,472,900
Category Public, Society Benefit, General/Other Public Assistance
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served At-Risk Populations Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short Term Success
Last year at our Venice and Englewood Y's:
  • More than 54% of children enrolled in our pre-school received some form of financial assistance 
  • We gave out thousands of scholarships for program participation and membership totaling upwards of $300,000 
  • All 330 sixth, seventh and eighth graders enrolled at SKY Academy benefits from free youth memberships to the Y and free before/after school care

Long Term Success Our goal is to have every person with a desire to be a part of the Y, regardless of their ability to pay.  It is only through the support of our volunteers and public and private donors that we are able to support and give back to the communities we engage.  The investments we make in our communities and to the kids, youth and families living in those communities results in a better standard of living.  We offer hope and encouragement and the tools to change themselves and their communities for the better. 
Program Success Monitoring
Our pre-school programs are monitored by the state of Florida's Department of Children and Families. We are a licensed, monitored child care site. 
All Y volunteers complete a background screening, including a criminal background check and personal references, as well as fingerprinting.
Our board of directors monitors success of  our volunteerism and fundraising efforts to support scholarships on a monthly basis. 
Y staff and volunteer leadership regularly attend programs and training on the latest and best practices for fundraising. 
Program Success Examples
Camp can be seen as two ways in the eyes of a child: scary or fun. For younger, newer campers who may be just five years old, camp can be the scariest thing. 
In the mornings we love to get all of the kids pumped up and excited for the day ahead of them, so we have a “pow wow” full of dancing, singing, and competition. On one particular morning, a young boy in our kindergarten group was missing his family and immediately broke down and cried. A teenager who participates in our Leaders program jumped right in to comfort the child. She sat with him, danced with him, and got him to change his tears into smiles and laughs. She stayed with him in his group until he felt comfortable for her to leave.
Through her time with us here at the Y and in our Leaders program, she has learned the Y’s core values and was able to put them into action and positively changed the life of another child.
Program Comments by Organization
Program Comments by Foundation
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Kenneth Modzelewski
CEO Term Start Sept 2000
CEO/Executive Director Email
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Mr. Bryan Holcomb 1985 - 1997
Ms. Sharon Pesut 1997 - 1999
Senior Staff
Mrs. Barbara Caldwell Chief Development Officer
Ms. Marcia Devries Vice President of Finance
Mr. Pat Ryan Chief Operating Officer
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 90
Part Time Staff 388
Staff Retention Rate % 74
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 33
Volunteers 400
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Ala Teen
American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
Boy Scouts
Chamber Of Commerce
Charlotte County Health Department
Children’s Therapy
Coastal Community Health Center
Cub Scouts
Department of Children and Families
Elsie Quirk Library
Englewood Art Center
Englewood Elementary School
Englewood Fire Department
Englewood Methodist Church
Englewood Youth Basketball Foundation
Englewood Youth Sailing Club
Epiphany School (volleyball and basketball)
Florida Jewish Women’s 
Florida Underwater Sports
Florida West Scuba
Garden Elementary
Girl Scouts
Girls Inc.
Grace Bible Church
Guardian Ad Litem
Interagency Council
Jacaranda Library
Kids Needs of Englewood 
Knights Of Columbus
LA Ainger Middle 
Laurel Nokomis School
Lemon Bay Crew Club
Lemon Bay High School Boys and Girls Basketball Programs
Lemon Bay Theater
Loveland Center
Myakka River Elementary School
Oak Park School
Pinellas County School Board
Project Graduation
Sarasota County Family Support 
Sarasota County Fire Department
Sarasota County Sherriff’s Department 
Sarasota County Technical Institute
Scuba Quest
Sertoma Speech Clinic
Southwest FL Red Cross
Special Olympics
Student leadership Academy (basketball)
Suncoast Worship Center
Taylor Ranch School
The Florida Center (assessments)
The Warehouse Teen Group
US Census
Venice Christian School (volleyball and basketball)
Venice High School
Venice High School (boys and girls basketball)
Venice Middle School
Vineland Elementary School
Womens Resource Center
Young Life
Venice Area Chamber of Commerce2014
Englewood-Cape Haze Area Chamber of Commerce2014
Florida Public Relations Association2014
United Way Member Agency2014
External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
Best Daycare/PreschoolVenice Gondolier2012
Best Place to Get HealthyVenice Gondolier2014
Best Place to Get HealthyEnglewood Sun Herald2014
Best Wellness FacilityHarbor Style Magazine2014
Best GymHerald Tribune Media Group2014
Risk Management Provisions
Accident and Injury Coverage
Automobile Insurance
Automobile Insurance and Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Boiler and Machinery
Business Income
Commercial General Insurance
Commercial General Liability
Commercial General Liability and D and O and Umbrella or Excess and Automobile and Professional
Commercial General Liability and Medical Malpractice
Day Care Center/Nursery School
Directors and Officers Policy
Disability Insurance
Educators Errors and Omission Liability
General Property Coverage
Life Insurance
Medical Health Insurance
Special Event Liability
Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Years 10
Strategic Plan Adopted June 2011
Management Succession Plan No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Continuity of Operations Plan Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Management Comments by Organization
Management Comments by Foundation
Board Chair
Board Chair David Wampler
Company Affiliation Insurance & Financial Group
Board Term July 2015 to June 2017
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Dale Alward Englewood Community Hospital
Nancy Blackstone Independent Contractor
Edmund Campbell First Guard Insurance
David Dignam Key Agency
Keith Farlow Farlow's on the Water
Wendy Fishman Caldwell Trust
Richard Garner John R. Wood Realtors
Fred Hammett No Affiliation
Grady Hough Wealth Management Solutions
Tom Knight Sarasota County Sheriff's Office
Dorothy Korszen Farr Law Firm
James Kuhlman Florida Shores Bank
Kenneth Modzelewski South County Family YMCA, Inc.
Donna Pachota Sharky's on the Pier/ Joe Crackers Sports Grill
Kenneth Pfahler Cardiology Center of Englewood
George Pickhardt Arrow Environmental Services, Inc.
David Wampler Wampler Insurance and Financial Group
Rob Wilson Enterprise Holdings
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development? No
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 18
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 14
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Board Meeting Attendance % 77
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 40
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Governance Comments by Organization
Governance Comments by Foundation
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2015
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $16,795,000.00
Projected Expenses $15,384,156.00
Endowment Value $295,000.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Endowment Spending Policy %
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign Yes
Campaign Purpose Raise funds for a new Englewood SKY Academy at that YMCA branch.
Campaign Goal $3,000,000.00
Campaign Dates 2014 to June 2017
Amount Raised To Date 1000000 as of 0
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
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$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$5,267,253$4,387,635$7,685,713
Investment Income, Net of Losses($19,331)$11,433($15,429)
Membership Dues$4,271,778$4,308,660$3,997,692
Special Events$484,811$299,618$299,739
Revenue In-Kind$25,637$64,537$3,738,248
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$11,186,324$10,292,442$9,487,651
Administration Expense$1,091,459$1,019,293$892,574
Fundraising Expense$749,195$698,054$486,230
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.041.031.42
Program Expense/Total Expenses86%86%87%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue13%15%6%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$27,431,065$27,118,917$27,566,271
Current Assets$3,782,142$2,680,397$3,542,083
Long-Term Liabilities$314,548$6,702,059$7,165,435
Current Liabilities$7,286,927$1,150,065$1,514,858
Total Net Assets$19,829,590$19,266,793$18,885,978
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $5,267,253Contributions, gifts, grants $4,387,635Contributions, gifts, grants $7,685,713
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMembership Dues $4,271,778Membership Dues $4,308,660Membership Dues $3,997,692
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Service Revenue $3,348,620Program Service Revenue $3,163,219Program service revenue $3,214,394
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $150,001 - $175,000
Co-CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.522.332.34
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets1%25%26%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
Financial Comments by Foundation Foundations and corporations are included with individual contributions as they were not separated in the 990 or audit.  Financial figures were taken from IRS Form 990s.  Federal tax returns and audited financial statements reconcile.
Nonprofit South County Family YMCA dba The SKY Family YMCA
Address 701 Center Rd
Venice, FL 34285
Primary Phone 941 492-9622