Manatee Technical College Foundation
6305 State Road 70 East
c/o Virginia Sirocky
Bradenton FL 34203
To identify, solicit and acquire restricted and unrestricted resources to support the programs, educational services, teachers and students of Manatee Technical College.
CEO/Executive Director Ms Virginia L. Sirocky
Board Chair Mr. John Ziemnicki
Board Chair Affiliation World Design Inc.
General Info
Organization DBA
MTC Foundation
Supported Organization Manatee Technical College
Former Names
Manatee Technical Institute Foundation Inc
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2002
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Feb 2018
State Registration Exempt 0
Financial Summary
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter of DeterminationView
Other Documents
MTI Donor BoardView
Impact Statement
1. Providing student scholarships in emergency situations and for high school ALICE children to transition to MTC as well as provide funding for up-to-date equipment and replacement materials for MTC training and educational programs.
2. In collaboration with the School District of Manatee County, established a program for refurbishing unused computers by MTC networking science students as part of their training. These refurbished computers are then distributed to students throughout the district who would normally not be able to afford them. 
3.Provided physical rehabilitation funding for a critically injured student. The rehab sessions were performed as educational demonstrations as part of the MTC Massage Therapy curriculum.
4. Provided funding to allow the MTC to host the Florida Department of Education's  statewide conference on Farmworker Education.
5.Established a program to provide two scholarships for graduating seniors in each of the county's five high schools to attend MTC.
1. Create new fundraising and communication plans. 
2. Create and begin execution of a planned giving initiative in order to establish an endowment for the Foundation
3. Enhance, strengthen and solidify the number of active members of the Foundation's Board of Directors. 
4. Continue to sponsor fundraising opportunities including Donor Directed Funding, the Tour of Kitchens, Donor Mural, Naming Opportunities at MTC's various campuses, and Planned Giving in order to build an endowment among others.
5. Provide scholarships to students on a case-by-case emergency basis as well as meeting necessary equipment, facility and material needs of the MTC programs.
Needs Statement
1. Scholarships for tuition, books, uniforms ($ amounts vary per individual)
2. Create an endowment for both scholarships and operating funds. 
3. Increase the number of  active, participating members serving on its Board of Directors in order to strengthen and ensure the capabilities of the Foundation to achieve its mission.
4.  Refurbished Law Enforcement Academy firing range bringing it up to new codes for use by the Academy students as well as by community law enforcement agencies who rely on this facility for training and retraining officers. $5 Million
5. Furniture, fixtures, equipment ($ amounts vary per situation)
Background Statement
MTIF was founded in 2002 but activity was limited. It was not fully functioning until 2011 and since has increased its funding from less than $11,000 to well over $100,000 annually. The Board of Directors has since added a number of income-generating initiatives to be able to award more scholarships as well as to assist with needs of the educational programs not covered by School District funds or tuition. The Board is now also working with outside advisors to help steer its course to a robust future. In 2016 the Foundation legally changed its name to Manatee Technical College Foundation to reflect its mission and responsibilities to Manatee Technical College (formerly Manatee Technical Institute).
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Manatee
Areas Served Comments
Manatee County Florida
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Education
Secondary Org Type Employment
Tertiary Org Type Education
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
As Chairman of the MTC Board of Governors and MTC Foundation I stand for one thing: creating a skilled, sustainable workforce for American business and industry. This means that as Chairman of the Foundation my mission is to identify, solicit and acqiure restricted and unrestricted resources to support the programs, educational services, teachers and students of Manatee Technical College.
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

MTCF is distinctive from other educational foundations in that it is a separate entity from the Manatee County School District and operates under its own 501.c.3 designation. Thus, its Board of Directors can operate independently for the good of Manatee Technical College by controlling its own monies through banking, investments and programs separate from those of the Manatee County School District. Even though operating independently, MTCF maintains a working relationship with the School District for the common good of its students, teachers, alumni  and community.

Description High School Scholarship Program: MTCF, through the generosity of one of its major donors, a new program to grant two scholarships for graduating seniors in each of the five Manatee County high schools. These funds are designated specifically for ALICE students who would otherwise have no means to further their training in order to support themselves and their families as well as benefit their community. Scholarships to deserving students are granted upon their enrollment in and acceptance by Manatee Technical College.
Budget $6,000
Category Education, General/Other Vocational Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Migrant Workers General/Unspecified
Short Term Success This program is in its infancy and was launched at the end of the current high school year. Qualified students have been identified and selected.. Scholarships will be granted upon students' final enrollment in and acceptance by Manatee Technical college.
Long Term Success  Since this is the first time this program was offered we are optimistic that it will continue to grow in the future so that more ALICE students can have the opportunity to acquire the skills in order to enjoy a success future.
Program Success Monitoring  MTC Foundation will work closely with the counselors at MTC to follow the progress of each student receiving one of these grants.
Program Success Examples There are no examples at this time as the program was launched in May of 2017 and the new school term at MTC will not begin until August.
MTC Foundation provides, on an emergency case-by-case referral basis, scholarships to cover tuition, books and uniforms. There is no specific budget for scholarships. The Foundation is available to help as many students as possible in emergency situations.
Budget $10,000
Category Education, General/Other Vocational Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adults Migrant Workers
Short Term Success
An example during this past school year: one student who needed one more course in order to complete her program was planning on dropping out because she could not pull together the final $500 necessary to meet her requirement. MTC Foundation provided her with a scholarship so that she could earn her certificate for graduation and move on to finding employment.
Long Term Success
Students whose individual circumstances may prohibit them from completing their program at MTC either through a tuition shortfall or the inability to continue purchasing books or uniforms are helped, on an individual, case-by-case basis. This program is not linked to the financial aid services of MTC and is accessed only in emergency situations.
Program Success Monitoring
Success of this program is monitored by the graduation rate of each individual assisted by this program.
Program Success Examples
See long-term and short-term success descriptions. During 2014 the MTC Foundation was able to provide one-time emergency scholarship assistance to every student who required it, whether it be for tuiton, books or uniforms. Requests are considered individually and this financial assistance is not in any way tied to the Financial Aid Department of Manatee Technical Insititute.
Description MTCF accepts used computers from the Manatee County School District for refurbishing by MTC's Networking Services students. Once the computers have been refurbished they are distributed free-of-charge to students within the County who would not otherwise have access to this technology.
Budget $0
Category Education, General/Other Computer Literacy
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Minorities Migrant Workers
Short Term Success Short term success is the training MTC Networking Services students acquire while working on "real world" projects. Also, students who would not otherwise have access to this technology are able to own  computers.
Long Term Success Long term successes include the computer literacy gained by students not having accessibility to this technology; on-going training for MTC Networking Services students to prepare for careers to support themselves and their families; and repurposing of equipment that would otherwise find its way to the recycling centers.
Program Success Monitoring Yearly updates of computers acquired by the Foundation, number of computers refurbished, and number of students receiving these computers are provided.
Program Success Examples In its second year, this program has provided computers to 100+ students in Manatee County as well as helped in the training of four classes of skilled networking services professionals.
Description MTCF accepts donations of boats and automobiles requiring service by its Marine Technology and Auto Collision Programs students. Once refurbished the boats and autos are sold and the funds are used to provide scholarships for Marine Technology and Auto Collision Programs students as well as augment equipment and supplies costs for these programs.
Budget $5,000
Category Education, General/Other Adult Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Minorities General/Unspecified
Short Term Success Short term successes include real world training for MTC Marine Science students as well as augmenting the funds available for scholarships, equipment and materials.
Long Term Success Long-term successes are the continuation of short-term successes.
Program Success Monitoring  Program success is monitored by the number of students trained, the number of scholarships awarded and the amount of money augmenting the program's equipment and materials budgets.
Program Success Examples  In 2014 three students were one course shy of completing the Marine Science program when their personal financial situations changed. Through monies generated by the boat restoration program and several community donors, these students received scholarships in order to complete their training, graduate and obtain employment. 
Description MTCF invites MTC alumni, teachers, students, members of its various Boards and the community at large to show its pride in MTC by becoming a part of its history by placing a plaque on the Donor Mural which greets students and visitors to its Main Campus. By joining others, donors support the ongoing work of MTCF for the betterment of MTC, its students, faculty, staff and other constituencies which it serves.
Budget $500
Category Education, General/Other Student Financial Aid
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adults Minorities Migrant Workers
Short Term Success Short term success increases the number of scholarships available to MTC students.
Long Term Success Long term successes continue scholarship availability to MTC students and provides permanent recognition to those who appreciate the value of the training and skills that MTC offers.
Program Success Monitoring Success is monitored each time new plaques are placed on the Donor Mural, each one also telling a story of how MTC has touched the life of that donor.
Program Success Examples

 In 2013, members of the first graduating class from MTC's Baking and Pastry Program were so grateful for the skills they acquired while at MTC they decided to place a plaque on the Donor Mural. Initially, they had hoped to raise $100 for the smallest plaque available, but their enthusiastic fundraising efforts yielded $1000 toward a much larger presence in the Main Campus lobby.

Other examples include several plaques placed on the Donor Mural in memory of former MTC instructors or family members of MTC constituents all of whom are grateful for the opportunities provided for ensuring a skilled workforce in Manatee County.

Program Comments by Organization
MTC Foundation has the desire to create numerous programs for MTC but, in order to do so, must establish an endowment from which these programs can be funded. Board members are focusing on this challenge in addition to raising operating funds.
Budget values are approximate as they vary by year and need. No MTCF funds are required for staffing the computer and boat projects as they are part of the regular MTC curriculum; however MTCF funds from their respective donor directed funds are used for necessary boat and auto repair parts in order to sell these vehicles and the resulting income refurbishes their respective funds. 
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Ms Virginia L. Sirocky
CEO Term Start July 2011
CEO/Executive Director Email
Executive Director is an independent contractor acting as the Executive Director for the MTC Foundation as well as for the MTC Alumni Association after serving for MTC as an Americorps VISTA and because of her previous experience:
President & Owner of an international marketing company; former Assistant Director of Foundation Advancement for an international research, technical and educational foundation; Board member of the world's largest dues-paying university alumni association; Alumni Board president of the country's largest accredited College of Communications; Member of the Board of Visitors for a major research university currently named one of the top 100 universities in the world. 
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 1
Volunteers 20
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
MTC Foundation has established a collaborative relationship with the MTC Alumni Association in order to strengthen the solidy of each entity and to leverage their complimentary missions for the benefit of MTC, its students, faculty, staff, alumni and other constituents.
External Assessments and Accreditations
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
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 Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Management Comments by Organization
All MTC Foundation funds go directly to benefit MTC. A very small stipend for executive director (of both MTI Foundation and MTC Alumni Association) is paid directly to the independent contractor by MTC Foundation, Guidance for the Planned Giving initiative is being done pro bono and services of a CPA and legal counsel are billed on a per-service basis. Compensation for the work/study student comes from a federally--funded program specifically for that purpose.
MTI Foundation has been granted a state solicitaiton permit and has procured an insurance policy for it Board members and officers.
Planning & Policies Comments by Organization  In 2017 the MTCF Board spent its time reorganizing itself, setting priorities and creating action plans. the newly-elected Board of Directors was installed on December 14, 2017 and held its first meeting on January 18, 2018. During that meeting Task forces were organized to develop specific plans of action as well as budgets. Members of these task forces have begun holding these meetings and will report back to the full Board for implantation.
Multi-Media Comments by Organization
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. John Ziemnicki
Company Affiliation World Design Inc.
Board Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2019
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Mr. Philip Brown United Way of Manatee County
Mr. Timothy Fanning The Capital Grille
Mr. Bill Lee Professional Automotive Services
Ms. Virginia Sirocky MTI Foundation
Mr. Earl Stockton Mote Marine Laboratory
Mr. Brion Sunseri AdVance Talent Solutions
Dr. Mary Thompson Retired & Community Volunteer
Dr. Valerie Viands Manatee Technical College
Mr. John Ziemnicki World Design Inc.
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 6
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 83
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Governance Comments by Organization Based on the outcomes from the MTCF Board of Directors' recent series of  strategic planning retreats the Board is focusing first on enhancing the size and participation of its Board of Directors as well as the establishment of an endowment and obtaining operating funds along with  solidifying its policies, processes and procedures. 
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 $200,000.00
Projected Expenses $30,000.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment No
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
IRS Form 990s
2016 990 pdf2015
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$16,721$71,033$47,984
Administration Expense$21,027$20,602$0
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.800.911.23
Program Expense/Total Expenses44%78%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$123,082$130,736$138,995
Current Assets$123,082$130,736$138,995
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$123,082$130,736$138,995
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $29,427Contributions, gifts, grants $82,672Contributions, gifts, grants $58,510
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $667Investment Income $704Investment Income $517
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $00 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $0 - $50,000
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
Board of Directors, MTC Foundation is actively strengthening its Board of Directors, preparing to execute an endowment campaign as well as formulating detailed policies and procedures to be implemented.
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from the Federal 990-EZ.  Contributions include foundation and corporate support.
Nonprofit Manatee Technical College Foundation
Address 6305 State Road 70 East
c/o Virginia Sirocky
Bradenton, FL 34280
Phone 941 751-7900 1012