Sarasota Architectural Foundation Inc
PO Box 2911
Sarasota FL 34230-2911
Mission
The Sarasota Architectural Foundation is dedicated to increasing awareness of the Sarasota School of Architecture movement, helping to preserve or rehabilitate its irreplaceable buildings and demonstrating its relevance to the contemporary built environment.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Janet R. Minker
Board Chair Affiliation Community Volunteer
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2003
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Oct 2016
State Registration Yes Apr 2016
IRS Letter of Determination
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Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $150,000.00
Projected Expenses $120,000.00
Impact Statement
SAF's Accomplishments
 
•    Awarded two scholarships totaling $6,000, providing financial assistance to two college students enrolled in a NAAB-accredited degree in architecture.
 
•    Constructed a full-scale Replica of the 1952 Paul Rudolph-designed Walker Guest House on the grounds of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, managing SAF docent-led tours daily until April 2017. Over 50,000 visitors have toured the Replica since its opening on November 6, 2015 during SAF's second annual SarasotaMOD midcentury modern architecture festival.
 
•    SAF, in partnership with the Sarasota Museum of Art (Ringling College of Art + Design), produced its highly successful third annual SarasotaMOD Weekend celebrating architect Victor Lundy with over 40 events. Featuring trolley, house and walking tours, Victor Lundy's Legacy Symposium with a film screening, keynote address and panel discussion about Lundy's career presented by scholars, architects and authors, a fundraising dinner at the restored Umbrella House designed by Paul Rudolph in 1953, and a special art exhibition of Lundy's artwork from the 1940's to the present day at the Art Center Sarasota. 93-year-old Lundy traveled from his home in Houston, Texas to receive SAF's first Art + Architecture Lifetime Achievement Award and the City of Sarasota officially proclaimed November 8-13, 2016 Victor Lundy Week.
 
•    SAF presented 6 lectures, 8 films, 3 members-only events, 4 house tours, 3 fundraising parties, increasing public awareness of SAF’s mission by reaching thousands directly in events attendance and through our public outreach program.
 
•    SAF has 382 annual members (7.3% increase from 2015); 2,496 email contacts (25% increase); 1,132 SAF Facebook Likes (13.3% increase); 598 SarasotaMOD Facebook Likes (29% increase); 571 SAF_Modern Twitter followers (20.4% increase); 641 SarasotaMOD Twitter followers (19% increase); 1,056 SarasotaMOD2016 Instagram followers (108% increase).

SAF's Goals for 2017:
 
•    Fund dedicated paid professional leadership to augment existing outstanding volunteer organization.

•    Continue to preserve and protect important Sarasota School of Architecture movement buildings. Special focus on Victor Lundy’s Blue Pagoda Building (Chamber of Commerce, 1957), partnering with architect Greg Hall, Hall Architects, who is donating his services on behalf of SAF.
 
•    Expand SAF's reach and impact by launching a GPS-enabled Mobile Application to provide users with history, architect bios, publication links and photos of Sarasota’s midcentury Sarasota School buildings; includes a redesign of SAF's popular membership website, SAF-SRQ.org.
 
•    Build on prior success of SarasotaMOD weekends by continuing to provide highest quality of content, increasing numbers in attendance and expanding levels of financial support.  The fourth annual SarasotaMOD Weekend (November 10-12, 2017) will celebrate architect Edward "Tim" Seibert's legacy. 
 
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•    Continue to grow the SAF-Paul Rudolph Scholarship Fund, now in its sixth year, to sustainability through 2019.
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Needs Statement
Digital Products: $200,000
Funding is now in place for the programming and enhanced design of our websites and Mobile App. Additional resources are needed for the acquisition for content, including text, photographs and videos. Additional resources would also help fund the video recording of SAF presentations, preserving them and making the content available on our website and App.

Paul Rudolph's Iconic "Walker Guest House": $100,000
This project is SAF's most ambitious project and the most costly. Funds are needed for architecture, engineering and contracting services, construction, furniture reproduction, docent training and collateral materials.

SAF - Paul Rudolph Scholarship: $10,000
SAF now awards two architecture scholarships to high school graduates of Florida Gulf Coast communities from Tampa to Naples.

Sarasota MOD Weekend 2017: $25,000
SAF's fourth annual Sarasota School midcentury architecture festival is planned for November 10-12, 2017 celebrating Sarasota School architect Tim Seibert's legacy. MOD 2016's income after expenses was 3 times that of the previous two years.
Background Statement
The Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF) is the outgrowth of "An American Legacy: The Sarasota School of Architecture Tour and Symposium," a five-day showcase in 2001 of Sarasota County's unique midcentury modern architecture designed from 1941 to 1966 and known as the Sarasota School of Architecture (SSA).

SAF focuses on the ongoing preservation and celebration of the Sarasota School structures and the promotion of architectural excellence within the Sarasota community.

Since SAF's incorporation in 2002 the all-volunteer organization has presented architectural tours, film screenings, and educational lectures and events for design professionals and the general public.

SAF supports architectural excellence through education and advocacy at every level of Sarasota government, actively participating in discussions about design standards.

SAF's core membership is a diverse group of individuals, a majority of which are not design professionals, each of whom share the vision that Sarasota is an epicenter of significant architectural design that needs to be preserved. Membership in SAF supports that vision and broadens its appeal, being part of Sarasota's future, while celebrating the richness of its past.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Sarasota
FL
FL- Manatee
FL- Charlotte
FL- Hillsborough
FL-Pinellas
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Secondary Org Type Public & Societal Benefit
Tertiary Org Type Philanthropy,Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
This year, the SAF Board will be putting in place a multi-year strategic plan to ensure sustainability for the organization. SAF plans to continue its very successful home tours, each featuring talks by architects, interior and landscape designers, homeowners and contractors. With the support and dedication of our volunteers, board members and new Executive Director, we expect to carry out the SAF mission with more impact than at any time in the organization’s fourteen year history.
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
SAF's mission is to create awareness and educate the community about the importance of the Sarasota School of Architecture movement and Sarasota's architectural heritage in Sarasota, Florida.
Programs
Description SAF awards two annual scholarships providing financial assistance to students enrolled in a NAAB-accredited architecture program. The $1000 scholarship is given to a high school student enrolling in a NAAB-accredited professional degree (5-year BA or BA + MA) in architecture. The $5000 scholarship is given to a student enrolled in a NAAB-accredited professional degree (5-year BA or BA + MA) in architecture. Both recipients must be graduates from a Sarasota County, Manatee County, Pinellas County, Hillsborough County, Charlotte County, Lee County or Collier County, Florida Public High School and have a 3.5 GPA.
Budget $7,000
Category Education, General/Other Adult Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short Term Success Student will present a workshop about their academic studies to the SAF membership.
Long Term Success The student will graduate from a NAAB-accredited architectural program.
Program Success Monitoring Students continues with their architectural degree studies during the scholarship period.
Program Success Examples Student graduates with an architectural degree.
Description SAF house tours, featuring both midcentury Sarasota School of Architecture homes and contemporary homes, are scheduled throughout the year, including talks by the architects.
Budget $4,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Historic Preservation & Conservation
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults US& International
Short Term Success Attendees learn the importance of the Sarasota School of Architecture structures and how they can be respectfully adapted for 21st century living.
Long Term Success Attendees, sponsors and architects enjoy a casual environment that encourages interaction and conversation.
Program Success Monitoring New members enrolled and the net proceeds are an important element in SAF's fund raising efforts for the SAF-Rudolph Scholarship.
Program Success Examples Creating relationships with architects, preservationists and the community is crucial to maintaining this program.
Description
SAF presents lectures and films throughout the year with topics about design and architecture such as "Harry Bertoia, Midcentury Designer" presented by Bertoia's granddaughter, "Miami Modern Lost and Found" presented by the editor-in-chief of "Modern" magazine, "The Restoration of Villa Tugendhat in the Czech Republic" presented by the restoration architect, and "Architect Paul Rudolph's Sarasota Houses" presented by architect and author Joe King. Films, such as "Sketches of Frank Gehry" and the Sarasota premier "Gray Matters" - the documentary about architect and furniture designer Eileen Gray, include talks by design professionals and question and answer discussion.
Budget $3,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Architecture
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults US& International
Short Term Success The lectures and Question and Answer sessions are followed by a wine reception to provide an opportunity for the audience to converse with the speaker(s), sponsor, and with each other.
Long Term Success Increase attendees knowledge of architecture and design, especially architecture in Sarasota, and demonstrates how the local architectural legacy relates to the international architecture community.
Program Success Monitoring New members enrolled with the net proceeds going towards SAF’s fund raising efforts for the SAF - Paul Rudolph Scholarship, iPhone Mobile App and other ongoing programs.
Program Success Examples The informal gatherings provide a rare opportunity to meet others with like-minded interests and allows SAF to grow membership.
Description The Paul Rudolph-designed Addition and Gym at Sarasota High School has been an important program for SAF, ensuring that the iconic structures are respectfully rehabilitated by the Sarasota County School Board. In 2016, SAF will raise community funds in order to restore the Paul Rudolph-designed Canopy Walkway, as deemed acceptable by the School Board.
Budget $40,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Architecture
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short Term Success Having the Sarasota County School Board and their architectural staff respectfully honor their stipulation to preserve and rehabilitate the most important buildings in Sarasota, Florida.
Long Term Success Successful rehabilitation of the Paul Rudolph designed Sarasota High School Addition, including the Canopy Walkway, Sarasota's most important Sarasota School of Architectural building and one of the most important midcentury buildings in the world.
Program Success Monitoring Students, teachers, architects, preservationists, historians and the SAF agree that the High School and Canopy Walkway is properly rehabilitated.
Program Success Examples The local, national and international community celebrates the successful rehabilitation of one of the most important buildings in Sarasota and the world.
Description Design of a GPS driven app that will allow both US and international architectural lovers to tour Sarasota and easily locate the midcentury buildings and learn about the importance of the Sarasota School of Architecture, the architects and the structures.
Budget $25,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Architecture
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short Term Success Drivers and walkers will easily be able to locate the important Sarasota School of Architecture buildings with this easy to use map-driven app for the iPhone, Droid or iPad.
Long Term Success People will be able to learn about the importance of preserving the Sarasota School of Architecture structures and understand how the building principles are relevant to architecture today. 
Program Success Monitoring People will be able to download the App online.
Program Success Examples To educate the national and international community about the Sarasota School of Architecture's important significance.
Comments
Program Comments by Organization
SAF has enjoyed many successes since its founding in 2002. Thousands of people have visited scores of homes and buildings, and in the process, learned about the importance of the Sarasota School of Architecture and participated in discussions that have changed opinions and the face of architecture in our city. While home tours and lectures represent a large part of SAF activities, we must expand our horizons in order to remain relevant. Our planned lectures will include new subjects; films will show new perspectives from around the world, and travel will allow us to explore areas beyond Sarasota and Manatee Counties. Development of an SAF mobile application and an enhanced website will help eliminate physical boundaries and bring us in contact with countless people around the world. The greatest challenge is translating ideas into reality, and doing this in a cost-effective and relevant way. The SAF Board of Directors is composed of people from diverse backgrounds and geographic areas. Our common thread is a passion for architecture and design, especially that of the Sarasota School of Architecture and other midcentury and modern genres. During the course of a typical board meeting, ideas will emerge for discussion. Those with the most promise go on to the development stage and finally, implementation. October 2012 was a critical time for SAF. We now have a forward-thinking board with the commitment to undertake the hard work necessary to move ahead, and will do precisely that in the next months.
 
Our first task is to organize our team of volunteers into working units that have specific goals. Some of these committees will help with mainstay programs such house tours and lectures, while others will work on a film series, discussion groups, and expansion of preservation efforts. SAF is committed to greater visibility and will do this in ways that make sense for members and the community. With the hiring of our first Executive Director, we expect to expand our membership, scholarships and events, establishing strategic relationships with like-minded organizations. In order to accomplish these goals, SAF will require financial support from outside organizations as well as our membership, and the ongoing energy of the community.
 
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email n/a
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 10
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Collaborations
SAF collaborates with the Ringling College of Art + Design in developing lectures and film screenings for students as well as partnering with the Sarasota Museum of Art on the third annual SarasotaMOD Weekend architecture festival celebrating architect Victor Lundy. SAF has developed an education program for the Girl Scouts Gulf Coast chapter in partnership with AIA Florida Gulf Coast and featuring the Walker Guest House Replica on the grounds of The Ringling Museum.
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Awards & Recognition
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Outstanding Preservation Education/Media AwardFlorida Trust for Historic Preservation2010
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
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
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Comments
Management Comments by Organization The Sarasota Architectural Foundation's driving force is expanding awareness and programs. SAF members and the worldwide design community are passionate about architecture in general and Sarasota's unique architectural legacy in particular. Continuing our outreach in preservation education is essential. As one member said, "SAF is like a fresh drink of water on a parched tongue."
Board Chair
Board Chair Janet R. Minker
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Term Oct 2012 to Dec 2016
Board Chair Email janet@saf-srq.org
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Anne Marie Bergevin Community Volunteer
Michael Bush Home Resource
Carrie S. Cox Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Humacyte, Inc.
Anne Essner Community Volunteer
Elliott M. Himelfarb DND Construction
Michael A. Kalman M.D.Retired
Janet R. Minker Minker Design
Christopher Wilson PhDRingling College of Art + Design
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 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 4
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Meeting Attendance % 83
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 60
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 60
Standing Committees
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Scholarship
Program / Program Planning
Membership
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization With the energy of volunteers and our three recently installed board members, we expect to carry out the SAF mission and strategic plan with more impact than at any time in the organization’s thirteen year history.
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2015
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $150,000.00
Projected Expenses $120,000.00
Organization has Endowment No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
IRS Form 990s
Form 9902015
Form 9902014
990-N2013
990-N2012
990-N2011
990-N2010
990-N2009
Form 9902008
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$70,328$89,902$17,975
Administration Expense$19,386$5,730$607
Fundraising Expense$0$0$9,921
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses2.592.491.61
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%94%63%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%25%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$315,238$172,889$30,893
Current Assets$46,427$172,889$30,893
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$315,238$172,889$30,893
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $169,012Contributions, gifts, grants $213,931Fundraising $27,711
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $44,969Fundraising $13,180Contributions, gifts, grants $6,782
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMembership Dues $13,399Membership Dues $10,457Membership Dues $5,815
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization SAF is committed to greater visibility and will do this in ways that make sense for members and the community. In three years, we expect to triple our membership, fund scholarships and educational programs, be a resource for preservationists around the country, establish strategic relationships with like-minded organizations. In order to accomplish these goals, SAF will require financial support from outside organizations as well as our membership, and the ongoing energy of the community.
Financial Comments by Foundation
Financial figures come from organization's financial compilations.  For 2014 and 2015, financial information taken from the organization's Federal 990.  Contributions include foundation and corporate support.
Nonprofit Sarasota Architectural Foundation Inc
Address PO Box 2911
Sarasota, FL 2911
Phone 941 364-2199

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