Dial Hope Foundation Inc
PO Box 953
Sarasota FL 34230

Touching lives with hope by providing daily faith-based messages of encouragement, inspiration and care.

CEO/Executive Director Rev. Joe Albright
Board Chair Candy Swick
Board Chair Affiliation Candy Swick & Co.
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2009
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes July 2018
State Registration Yes 0
Financial Summary
IRS Letter of Determination
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Impact Statement

Dial Hope is a non-profit, 24-hour global telephone and internet ministry providing daily faith-based, non-denominational messages of encouragement, inspiration and care. Our daily message can be enjoyed as a daily meditation, however special emphasis is provided for those facing illness, grief, sadness, despair, job loss and financial stress, and in support of military chaplains, service men and women and their families.


1) Published a Lenten Devotional booklet for the 2016 Lent season.

2) Created Spanish bookmarks with Dial Hope messages in Spanish.

3) Held a successful fundraiser luncheon in Sarasota, FL.

4) Increased our email followers to over 400 on a daily basis.

5) Collaborated with several local churches to distribute our devotional material and contact information.


1) Maximize the number of people helped by Dial Hope

2) Reaching out to the Spanish speaking community by having a daily Spanish message.

3) Reaching out to the younger generation by greater social media presence.

4) Collaborating with groups such as Hospice, long term care facilities, hospitals and any other organizations in need of comfort and hope during difficult times.

5) Develop a greater awareness of Dial Hope through congregational relationships with pastors and churches of all denominations.

Needs Statement

1) Although we started as a phone ministry, currently half of our messages are delivered through our current website or by email. We currently need an updated website to include both English and Spanish messages, modern features to help bring in younger generations by linking more to social media. By hiring a new web designer to redesign and modernize our website, we hope to accomplish all the above. Cost of new website development: $6000 / Ongoing annual web management: $3000

2) Community Outreach - Printing devotional booklets containing our inspirational messages that we distribute at local facilities such as churches, retirement homes, hospice, meals on wheels and the Salvation Army. Our booklets are especially important to those who may not have access to a phone or the internet. Cost: $2000

3) Printing booklets and other devotional materials in Spanish to distribute to Spanish speaking community. Cost: $1000-$2000

4) Upgrading our phone system to have an option for English or  Spanish message. 

Background Statement

The Dial Hope outreach ministry was launched on September 10, 2000. The idea was borne of a need Rev. Dr. Roger Kunkel personally felt, suffering from an illness while in Duluth, Minnesota, where he was the senior pastor of a large congregation. One night around 3:00 am, he awoke with severe pain, and realized that he had no one to call at that hour. Realizing that many other people face that same dilemma, whether because of illness, grief, sadness, financial stresses, or because of life's many other situations, he began to develop this ministry of outreach, providing hope, support, care and inspiration.

After Rev. Kunkel’s passing in 2011, Rev. Joe Albright, then the Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian Church, Sarasota, took over this ministry. Today Dial Hope continues to spread "Ripples of Hope” across the country. Rev. Joe Albright continues to write and record daily messages. In addition, we have about 15 regular guest pastor contributors. They live all over the nation and represent different denominations. They bring unique perspectives on life and faith, and are a huge blessing.

One of the great things about Dial Hope is that we are able to share a word of hope with people in all different places on the journey of life at any given moment. We reach people of different faiths from all over the country and women and men in the armed forces overseas. We reach some people who use us as a daily devotional to strengthen their spiritual life. We reach other people who don’t go to church but who are spiritually seeking. We reach still others who are going through in difficult times, people in the hospital and in nursing homes. 

Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
State Wide
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Religion- Related
Secondary Org Type Human Services
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

As a Presbyterian Minister, one of the things I love about Dial Hope is that it allows us to share a word of hope with people all over the world beyond the walls of the local church, in all different places on their life’s journey, at any given moment.

We reach people of many different denominations and of no denomination at all. We reach people who use it as a daily devotional to strengthen their spiritual life. We reach other people who don’t go to church, people who are skeptical of institutions but who are spiritually seeking. We reach others still who are going through difficult times. We minister to women and men in the armed forces, people in the hospital and in nursing homes.

It continues to be a tremendous blessing to me to hear from people, from all over the country and even abroad, whose lives we have touched. I am particularly grateful to hear from military personnel who have used us as a resource. And it is beautiful because it is a free resource.

Today, although we still receive over 2200 calls a month, we are becoming more and more an internet based ministry. We are currently working to expand this aspect our ministry. We hope to add audio and even short videos to our website and social media platforms. We also plan to become completely bilingual (English and Spanish) by the end of 2017.

We want to make sure that we don’t miss any opportunities to share God’s love and grace and offer a word of hope to anyone under any circumstances. And to that end, we invite you to partner with us.

Grace and Peace,

Joe Albright


Toll-free phone line established for deployed soldiers or any military personnel in Iraq, Afghanistan or any other areas of deployment to access the 24-hour telephone outreach ministry.

Budget $5,700
Category Religion, General/Other Christianity
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served US& International General/Unspecified General/Unspecified
Short Term Success

Soldiers and military personnel will be able to have access to our phone ministry 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Long Term Success Dial Hope’s messages have been bringing inspiration and hope to soldiers all over the world since 2005.
Program Success Monitoring Phone statistic reports.
Program Success Examples
 “You’ll never know the very deep impact your ministry has made on our lives. I hear your words daily and they continue to inspire me. Thank you.”

“So many people think of you as a friend…You have no idea how many people you have helped.”

“Dial Hope is such an inspiration to me as I listen to it each morning.”

“We are truly grateful for your dedication to this service that brings such comfort and hope to so many.”

“Praise God for your work, and inspirational messages which help strengthen my faith.”

“Thank you many times over for your good words. We listen daily to your message.”

“Dial Hope is my morning message of hope.”

“Dial Hope has helped me on days when I am depressed. Some days I call more than once.”

“I wonder if…the Dial Hope team know how much this wonderful ministry means to so many people every day. The sharing of love and laughter and peace ever after provides spiritual strength and precious hope to everyone.”

CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Rev. Joe Albright
CEO Term Start 2011
CEO/Executive Director Email info@dialhope.org
Associate Pastor - First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota, FL 2001-2005
Pastor / Head of Staff - Hodges Blvd. Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, FL 2005-2009
Parish Associate - Community Presbyterian Church, FL 2010-2012
Dial Hope 2011 - Present, Sarasota, FL
Pastor / Head of Staff - Geneva Presbyterian Church, Switzerland, FL - 2013 - Present
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 2
Volunteers 5
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No

Dial Hope material is currently being distributed at:

First Presbyterian, Sarasota

St. Armand’s Key Lutheran, Sarasota

Geneva Presbyterian, Switzerland, FL

Church of the Redeemer, Sarasota

Resurrection House, Sarasota

Peace Presbyterian, Lakewood Ranch, FL 
External Assessments and Accreditations
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government Yes
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Management Comments by Foundation CEO/Executive Director is not paid staff.
Board Chair
Board Chair Candy Swick
Company Affiliation Candy Swick & Co.
Board Term Jan 2018 to Dec 2019
Board Chair Email info@dialhope.org
Board Members
Board Members
Tania Corredor Community Volunteer
Crome Dollase Retired
Regina Fulton Retired
Alyson Harris Community Volunteer
GeeDee Kerr Community Volunteer
John W. Overton Retired
Candy Swick Candy Swick & Company
Kristina Tignor The Tignor Group, P.A.
Rev. Eric Wogen Retired
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 3
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 5
Board Meeting Attendance % 75
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month Jan
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2018
Fiscal Year End Month Dec
Fiscal Year End Day 31
Fiscal Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $66,803.00
Projected Expenses $53,134.00
Organization has Endowment Yes
Endowment Value $25,698.00
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$53,133$46,929$41,324
Administration Expense$0$0$0
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.270.831.17
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%100%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$136,897$134,710$142,660
Current Assets$136,897$134,710$142,660
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$136,897$134,710$142,660
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $66,769Contributions, gifts, grants $37,353Contributions, gifts, grants $47,009
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $880Investment Income $1,625Investment Income $1,426
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $00 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation N/A
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization 2016 Financial Review and Form 990 have not yet been prepared.
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from the Federal 990-EZ.  Contributions include foundation and corporate support.
Nonprofit Dial Hope Foundation Inc
Address PO Box 953
Sarasota, FL 34230
Phone 941 726-3839