KAETA Corporation
912 Winter Garden Drive
Sarasota FL 34243
The KAETA Corporation (Kids And Elders Through Arts) exists to promote an entertaining and educational dialogue between older and younger generations of Americans through shared experiences in the arts.
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Bharat GS Chandra
Board Chair Bharat Chandra
Board Chair Affiliation Principal Clarinet, Sarasota Orchestra
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2010
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Jan 2018
State Registration 0
Financial Summary
Note: Revenue includes the value of in-kind contributions/donations
IRS Letter of Determination
KAETA 501c3 Determination LetterView
Impact Statement
1. 90% completion of new KAETA.org website which will allow uploading of videos and photos. Added PayPal for non-profits as a means to donate directly through website (online in 2014).
2.  Established connections with two local organizations to help spread the word about KAETA. These organizations are "A Village For A Family," and "The Great Mother's Day Race."
2. Continued deployment of "Level 3" Projects which include music recitals at local retirement centers. Students and Elders participate in short artistic performances and conclude with a casual session of conversation about the event and about themselves. "Level 3" refers to the Kaplan Scale of Intergenerational Engagement.
1. Seek funds to deploy Digital Photography Project at Pines of Sarasota. 
2. Develop a 5-year Strategic Plan with Directors and Officers.
3. Recruit world class musicians (locally) to present a fundraising recital for increased KAETA operations.
4. Complete the redesign of our website interface to more modern standards.
5. Identify a video artist to help create/develop promotional materials.
Needs Statement
"Field Managers"
One of the biggest challenges for KAETA right now is that we operate on a small scale -working around our "day jobs." A Field Manager who could take on some of the operational tasks of setting up recitals and exploring other opportunities for program development (venues, etc.) would help us grow. All KAETA personnel are unpaid volunteers, and this role would be as such. 
New Program Development
Developing a flexible "menu" of programming options is central to KAETA's ability to serve diverse populations. Project-design is a strength of the organization's current leadership, and related project needs will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. KAETA will update this section of The Giving Partner Profile to reflect its latest project designs and needs. (See below.)
Equipment Purchases 
KAETA’s Digital Photography Project (Level 5 on the Kaplan Scale) is designed for replication locally at other retirement communities following its initial execution at Pines of Sarasota.  To ensure replication at minimal cost, KAETA will purchase digital cameras designed for quality and rugged use by people of any age.  The cameras will then be used again when replicating the program at multiple locations. 10 Point and Shoot cameras with manual overrides. 
Likewise, a basic computer and digital printer will be purchased so participants have access to dedicated equipment on-site for manipulating and printing images during the Digital Photography Project’s duration. 
We'd like to begin establishing direct donor representation of our "Level 3" recitals. Businesses and individuals may help choose a community location and have their names listed as sponsors of programs. Complete sponsorships can happen for as little as $500. This includes hiring piano accompanists, providing snacks, and addressing any other program fees.
Background Statement
Our vision is based upon the assertion that a community’s elders are its most precious resource, matched only by the unlimited potential of its children. Further, that there is a profound responsibility within every community to ensure that younger generations are stepping forward into the future with a deep understanding of community history and of those in society who have laid the cultural foundations upon which we stand.

KAETA generates and organizes the broad-based community collaboration needed to produce artistic events in retirement centers, civic facilities, and other community venues. These events become forums in which children and elders are able to share their stories, work together, and develop the bonds that ultimately lead to a greater society.
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
FL- Manatee
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Public & Societal Benefit
Secondary Org Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Tertiary Org Type Education
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
My (and Maggie's) involvement stems from a long history of community activity in our family. My successful business and government careers have provided a platform for those efforts. KAETA is an exciting outlet for achieving our personal goals - provide a vehicle for the youth of this community to tap into the wisdom of our highly successful seniors - and do it with young vital people we like.
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
My career in classical music has taught me many important lessons, but none is more important than the lesson of how we are all part of a lineage. We carry forward unique traditions, and in some cases we are waiting to discover new ones. To acknowledge this and to celebrate it is one of the most "human" experiences we can have.
I am not currently a part of the generations that we serve. Yet, from my perspective, the importance of KAETA's mission is all the more important. I intend to create the opportunities for our youth that I wish I'd had in my earlier days, and I intend to help create a culture of sharing and involvement for our elders which I can then be proud to join in my later years.

Retirement center residents are selected for participation through a collaborative group-interview process between residents, KAETA staff, and retirement center staff.

Participating elders are matched with students who go through a similar selection process, and together these small groups meet over the course of 4 to 6 weekends (typically for lunch, with parents providing transportation and often serving as lunch guests). 

After one to two sessions of just talking (getting to know each other), these small groups are guided toward the creation of a collaborative art project which reflects their interests. The project typically represents what student and senior pairs share in common, but can represent other symbolic choices. Participants are not required to have any special artistic skills.

Successive meetings focus on the creation of art projects and the dialogue which naturally follows. The final weekend features a shared presentation of these works (a "Show and Tell" where everyone is invited). Student/Senior pairs may talk about what ideas inspired their creations and what they discovered in the process about their mentoring partners.

Budget $3,100
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Citizenship
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Elderly and/or Disabled Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Short Term Success Stereotypes about aging and modern youth are replaced with specific, informative, and memorable experiences for 100% of student/senior participants.
Long Term Success

50%-100% of student/senior groups will remain in contact for more than 6 months after the show and tell event concludes.

Student participants grow up with an increased awareness of their community's elder population and, as they become the leaders and legislators, help craft modern community standards which are more inclusive of intergenerational efforts.

Program Success Monitoring

Pre-program interviews are conducted and documented to determine dispositions toward senior and junior age groups. Post-program interviews assess changes to these earlier conceptions, if any.

Journals are provided for student/senior pairs to document interesting events and experiences.

Audience reaction to the mixed show and tell event is documented and assessed to determine whether certain art projects proved more successful at drawing points of commonality and shared interest between participants.   

Program Success Examples
The following was an unsolicited follow up by a student participant from KAETA's first Show and Tell event:
"As I had nightmares of a straight-laced, severe, and horribly intimidating woman, seeing Marti standing there with her warm smile and genuinely welcoming presence, a great wave of relief washed over me, and I knew right away that this was the beginning of a beautiful friendship with the lady in the multi-colored golf sweater. Moving our discussion to the dining room, the dialogue flowing freely, I began to realize just how much I had in common with this remarkable lady. We shrieked like a couple of teenage girls when we found out our mutual love for Earl Grey tea, our obsession with dark chocolate, and how we both have a passion for ice skating, even though I've lived in Florida my entire life. As the weeks pass, I am loving every minute spent with Marti and all our adventures, trying to absorb all that I can from her and this experience...it was one of the best things I could have done." -Shelby Fauvel, 14 years old
Based on the Kaplan Scale of Intergenerational Engagement, our "Level 3" programming options allow brief and entertaining interaction for participants. They are inherently inexpensive to produce, and they are available for relatively quick implementation (usually 3 to 4 weeks lead time for student assignment/preparation). 
KAETA's most frequent "Level 3" Projects are music/art recitals given at retirement centers or assisted-living facilities. Students bring prepared musical selections, and they perform for an audience of elders/residents. Selected residents also participate in the recital with music or artistic selections of their own. After the recital, a casual interactive session is moderated with healthy snacks available for everyone.
KAETA provides a piano accompanist, prepares participants for the activity, coordinates volunteer efforts, moderates the post-recital conversation, and purchases food selections for each event. 
Budget $400
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Elderly and/or Disabled
Short Term Success "Level 3" Projects increase familiarity with the KAETA organization and its mission. They provide uniformly positive experiences for participants and good memories for all involved. 
Long Term Success
"Level 3" Projects can be repeated frequently enough to encourage Elder participation among those who might initially be reticent to share their talents. Kids have the opportunity to perform for an overwhelmingly supportive and grateful audience.
Dialogue in these situations, while generally not approaching the depth of long-term projects, happens naturally.
The combination of low-pressure artistic sharing and high entertainment value make these programs highly desirable for retirement center communities and children alike. The success of these programs may anecdotally be observed by their increase in frequency. 
Program Success Monitoring
Program success is measured by attendance and participation rates over time. 
Program Success Examples Of the two "Level 3" Projects scheduled for December, 2012, the second required KAETA to limit the number of student participants. Enthusiasm for participation has grown, and KAETA now must develop a waiting-list process for fairly allowing student participation.
Program Comments by Organization
KAETA is constantly working to develop and operate a "menu" of project ideas which we may then have available for new situations and groups. For instance, I have met with leaders of the Jewish Federation (JF) and Jewish Family and Children's Service of Sarasota Manatee (JFCS) to create programs based on Jewish holidays. While KAETA is not affiliated with any religion or religious group, we want to facilitate the strengthening of positive tradition in every social circle. In this case, a group of volunteer teens from the Federation would be transported to the JFCS facilities where they would work with senior groups there to create artwork based on Jewish traditions. This kind of process could certainly be adapted and reworked for many other community groups (and become part of our "menu"). 
Because we are all volunteers at KAETA, your funding goes directly to the critical supplies and processes we need to train volunteers and hire any independent specialty-staff or facilitators. 
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Bharat GS Chandra
CEO Term Start Dec 2009
CEO/Executive Director Email BharatChandra@msn.com
Experience Bharat Chandra founded and incorporated KAETA as a large-scale outreach effort inspired by his role as a professional classical musician. Mr. Chandra is the Principal Clarinetist of the Sarasota Orchestra, a position he has held for 12 years. In that role, Bharat is recognized throughout the community for his musical contributions and his service on numerous organizational committees. However, KAETA provides him the volunteer opportunity to fully invest his experiences with intergenerational learning, garnered over 20 years as both a mentor and student. Bharat wants to see that intergenerational programming becomes strongly associated with the culture of Sarasota and its surrounding areas, and he has demonstrated a talent for bringing diverse expertise into the KAETA organization.
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Ms. Laura Stephenson Secretary
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
November, 2013, saw a partnership between KAETA and A Village For A Family, raising awareness of mental health issues and community needs for intergenerational dialogue. A fundraiser was held in memory of Sarah Harnish and Josephine Boice.
Spring of 2014 will see KAETA promoted by The Great Mother's Day Race as a means to promote our visibility in the community. 
External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
Intergenerational Volunteer AwardState of Florida Department of Elder Affairs2012
Risk Management Provisions
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 Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy
Policies and Procedures No
Management Comments by Organization
While our message draws in collaborative participation nearly 100% of the time, we still lack the larger financial resources needed to finalize multi-organizational programs. 
For example, the cost of art supplies, transportation, and staff time to build Sukkot Huts over the course of 4-6 weekends at the JFCS of Sarasota was beyond our means at the time of presentation (to JFCS and JF). While both organizations were willing to participate in funding, I believe that KAETA would have been in a much stronger position at that time if we were to have been able to contribute equally. In this case, "equally" would have meant approximately $2000.
However, KAETA was purposefully organized to be able to operate at all levels of financial support. Artistic collaborations can be as simple as painting a picture together, and we will continue to find ways to achieve our mission at every budget level.
Strong financial support obviously translates into our ability to institute more complex (and satisfying) programming. 
Multi-Media Comments by Organization We've been taking video during our "Level 3" recitals, and we plan to create a promotional video for uploading to the new website (which is nearly complete). 
Board Chair
Board Chair Bharat Chandra
Company Affiliation Principal Clarinet, Sarasota Orchestra
Board Term May 2014 to May 2017
Board Chair Email BharatChandra@msn.com
Board Members
Board Members
Mr. Bharat Chandra Sarasota Orchestra
Ms. Anne Chandra Sarasota Orchestra
Mr. Gregory Chestnut First Congregational United Church of Christ
Ms. Kathryn Ehnes Ehnes Management
Ms. Susan Jackewicz Private consultant
Miss Madelyn Kumar High School student
Ms. Kathleen Rhem Sarasota Bay Club
Mr. Kevin F. Sanderson Kevin F. Sanderson, Chartered
Ms. Laura Stephenson Sarasota Orchestra
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 2
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 3
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 1
Board Meeting Attendance % 67
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
Governance Comments by Organization Through collaboration with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, we have the opportunity to fine-tune our governance procedures and continue gathering the best available advice for our continued growth. 
Governance Comments by Foundation Organization held only one board meeting in 2015.
Current Year Projections
Tax Year Start Month Jan
Tax Year Start Day 01
Tax Year Begins 2016
Tax Year End Month Dec
Tax Year End Day 31
Tax Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $1,834.00
Projected Expenses $1,184.00
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Audit/Financial Documents
Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$1,150$351$540
Administration Expense$881$1,221$391
Fundraising Expense$119$5,324$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.421.831.32
Program Expense/Total Expenses53%5%58%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue13%42%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$0$0$0
Current Assets$0$0$0
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$0$0$0
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundation & Corporate Support $522Contributions, gifts, grants $6,632Contributions, gifts, grants $1,232
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $385Foundation & Corporate Support $6,0120 $0
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $00 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation N/A
Co-CEO/Executive Director Compensation N/A
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
Because we have minimal recurring costs at this time (primarily small annual licensing costs, supplies, and membership fees) we are able to raise funds toward individual projects as needed. Our small Director and Officer structure has handled staff tasks well at this level of scaling. However, as we move toward a model which produces multiple yearly projects (some simultaneously) we will need to hire a small paid staff.
We will continue our "no debt" policy by accurately evaluating future program costs based on past experiences (and replacing volunteer management hours with paid staff time where necessary).  
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from organization's compilations.  No balance sheet data provided.
Nonprofit KAETA Corporation
Address 912 Winter Garden Drive
Sarasota, FL 34243
Phone 941 727-6877