Sarasota County Medical Society Auxiliary Inc (Sarasota County Medical Society Alliance Foundation Inc)
2999 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota FL 34239-5141
Mission
We support medical families through education and advocacy, provide fellowship for our members, and promote and support the health and well-being of families in our community. 
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Dr. Arysol Niffenegger MD
Board Chair Affiliation Community Volunteer
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
Sarasota County Medical Society Alliance Foundation
Former Names
Sarasota County Medical Alliance Foundation
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1976
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Dec 2016
State Registration Yes Jan 2017
IRS Letter of Determination
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Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $29,100.00
Projected Expenses $28,475.00
Impact Statement

Our organization's top accomplishments for 2016 include: Our Health Related Projects: Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Flyer, Drug Free Youth (D-FY) Initiative, and our  Southeastern Guide Dogs Sponsorship; our Health Related Scholarships; our G.E.M.S. Babysitting and our Holiday Sharing Card Initiative

Our goals for 2016-17 include; New Healthcare Projects: Bayside Center-Behavioral Health, Lighthouse of Manasota, Sarasota Adaptive Rowing Program; emphasize joint legislative and social initiatives with the Sarasota Medical Society; increase support for our Health Related Scholarships and our G.E.M.S. Babysitting Course.
Needs Statement

 

  1. Support for Healthcare Projects: $10,000
  2. Health Related Scholarships: $7,500
  3. Educational Projects: $1,000

 

Background Statement

Founded in 1980 the Sarasota County Medical Society Alliance (SCMSA) supports medical families through education and advocacy, provide fellowship for our members, and promote and support the health and well-being of families in our community. The Sarasota County Medical Society Foundation (SCMSAF) is the non-profit arm of SCMSA that promotes health education, identifies and addresses health care needs and issues, and supports health-related charitable endeavors in our community.

Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Sarasota
Areas Served Comments Greater Sarasota County
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Public & Societal Benefit
Secondary Org Type Education
Tertiary Org Type Philanthropy,Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

Over the past 5 years we have raised more than $45,000 in Healthcare Related Scholarships and have addressed pressing healthcare needs thorugh our projects. This year $7,000 were donated for students at Venice Medical Academy and Lake Erie College of Medicine to pursue helth related studies. Our Health related projects have been very successful. The Prescription Drug Awareness Campaign was founded on our concern with the high incidence of deaths and shattered lives due to the abuse of prescription drugs, a flyer was created and distributed to physician and health organization offices highlighting simple ways to prevent misuse of prescription drugs. Our co-chairs received the Peggy Wilcox Award from the Florida Medical Association Award. We raised $10,000 to support the “D-FY Program” which is an incentive based program for middle and high school students where they sign a pledge to remain alcohol, drug, and tobacco free, and agree to random drug testing - in exchange for special discount priviledges with local partnering businesses. Their program participating enables and actively incentivizes them to receive "free and discounted stuff" for making good choices. Hence, good kids get rewarded for already good behavior, and kids who might be tempted to try or use recreational drugs, tobacco or alcohol, now have one more incentive to "say no" or postpone use until they are of age.

Our G.E.M.S. (Good Emergency Mother’s Substitute) Program celebrated it’s 20th year, training more than 50 students 12 to 15 years old comprehensive Infant/Child CPR, education from Tampa Poison Control, Child Protection Agency, Sarasota Fire and Police Department. Students are taught ethics and safety including the “Dos and Don’ts of Babysitting”.

Our challenges include incentivizing members to join and volunteer for our programs and organizing and funding our health related projects.

Programs
Description

The Foundation funded a major digital centralization and overhauled of the D-FY (Drug Free Youth Program) website to allow chapter chairs to communicate with volunteers by automated text, email, and for students to have a digital phone ID generated from the new website presence and content Management system being developed. A central program website will create a consolidated program presence, to which regional, national and corporate sponsors can donate, and which will create streamlined and easy sign up for prospective small businesses.

This funding will give D-FY a major boost in streamlining its operations, and communications among leadership, volunteers, students, and their partnering small businesses!

It is a win for the students, who get rewarded for good choices.  The students sign up through their local public school, and are agreeing to be random drug tested at any time there during school or an after school event. 

Budget $10,000
Category Health Care, General/Other Early Intervention & Prevention
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Short Term Success

In 6 years, over 3,200 kids have signed up to date.

D-FY is an incentive based program for middle and high school students where they sign a pledge to remain alcohol, drug, and tobacco free, and agree to random drug testing - in exchange for special discount privileges with local partnering businesses.   Their program participating enables and actively incentivizes them to receive "free and discounted stuff" for making good choices.   Hence, good kids get rewarded for already good behavior, and kids who might be tempted to try or use recreational drugs, tobacco or alcohol, now have one more incentive to "say no" or postpone use until they are of age.    

It is a win for the students, who get rewarded for good choices.

It is an absolute win for partnering small businesses, who get added foot traffic into their yogurt shops, pizza places, restaurants, movie theatre, bowling alley, and more.
Long Term Success

Now program has expanded to include: DeSoto County, Punta Gorda, Englewood, Sarasota and Manatee.

Program Success Monitoring

Youth surveys are being employed a couple of times a year. These surveys give a climate for the trends that are actually happening.

Program Success Examples

The sign ups enable kids to have a reason to create a “new norm” for saying no. They will lose privileges if they violate, so they now have a reason to abstain.

Description The Prescription Drug Awareness Campaign was founded on our concern with the high incidence of deaths and shattered lives due to the abuse of prescription drugs, a flyer was created and distributed to physician and health organization offices highlighting simple ways to prevent misuse of prescription drugs.
Budget $2,500
Category Education, General/Other Adult Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Short Term Success In one year flyers were distributed to physicians through out Sarasota county and made available to their patients. We plan to also distribute the flyers to pharmacists in the area.
Long Term Success Over 6 million people ages 12 and above report abusing prescription drugs. Patients who are prescribed these drugs need to be aware that family and friends can get access to these dangerous and addiction medicines unless they are properly store and discarded. Proper storage and safe disposal is described in the flyer. The ultimate goal is to save lives through education and prevention.
Program Success Monitoring

Our co-chairs received the Peggy Wilcox Award from the Florida Medical Association Alliance (FMAA) Award. Bonnie Silverman and Co-Chair Doreen Sutherland were recognized at the FMAA annual meeting in Orlando 2016. The alliance highest honor is awarded annually to an individual member who has demonstrated devotion and loyalty through outstanding service.  Recognition  was given for the "Prescription Drug Abuse Safe Disposal Flyer" Health Project designed to help raise community awareness about the prescription drug abuse epidemic.

Program Success Examples The flyer was distributed to local physicians offices and is available on the SCMSAF (and SCMA) website.  Sarasota physicians use the flyer to educate their patients on the proper ways to secure and dispose prescription drugs.
Description Over the past 5 years we have raised more than $45,000 in healthcare related scholarships and have addressed pressing healthcare needs through our projects. This year $7,000 was donated for students at Venice Medical Academy and Lake Erie College of Medicine to pursue health related studies.
Budget $7,000
Category Education, General/Other Student Financial Aid
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adults At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success

Short term success is reflected on our ability to award $7500 in scholarships this year. Our recipients wrote: "Upon receiving the scholarship from the Sarasota Medical Alliance I was overjoyed to find out I would be able to make my dream of going to nursing school out of state a reality. By receiving the scholarship I was able to dedicate myself more to my studies knowing someone has faith in me and my abilities to succeed." Heather H. CCNS, The University of Alabama, Capstone College of Nursing

"Unlike most scholarships the Sarasota Medical Alliance Foundation scholarship is unique, in that it has no application process or knowledge of its existence on the student’s behalf. When I was awarded the scholarship it was an utter and total surprise and one of the best surprises I have had. It gave me confidence in myself that I still carry with me to this day." Brandon C.

Long Term Success

More than $45,000 in scholarships monies have been granted.

Program Success Monitoring The instructors of past recipients continue to recognize our efforts and share updates on may students as they become our future health care givers.
Program Success Examples Scholarship recipient stated:"Scholarships like the Sarasota Medical Alliance Foundation Scholarship allowed me to attend a top research institution like the University of South Florida. Having been awarded this money has aided me in continuing my studies to become a medical doctor in the future. Karin P.
Description

G.E.M.S. (Good Emergency Mother’s Substitute) Program: trains more than 50 students ages 12 to 15 years old, comprehensive Infant/Child CPR taught by Sarasota Memorial Hospital nurses and education from Tampa Poison Control, Child Protection Agency, and the Sarasota Fire and Police Department. Students are taught ethics and safety including the “Dos and Don’ts of Babysitting”. It is taught by G.E.M.S. Chair/Director, Bonnie Silverman, MA in Education.

Budget $650
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Citizenship
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adults
Short Term Success

Population Served: All Sarasota County Schools Middle Schoolers

More than 50 students register each year.

Long Term Success

 

Successful program for 21 years.

 

Program Success Monitoring

This course provides: Infant/Child CPR training from Sarasota Memorial Hospital nurses, Accidental poisoning education from a Tampa Poison Center representative, appropriate child care and warning signs from Child Protection Center, Inc. representative, fire prevention safety from a Sarasota Fire County Department firefighter and crime prevention tips from a crime prevention officer with the Sarasota County Police department. Our measuring tool has been the extremely positive feedback from the parents of the students attending the course. These parents have stated "after completing the course the students were prepared and enthusiastic to babysit." Parents who hired the babysitters that attended the course have expressed their satisfaction regarding the babysitter's preparedness and knowledge: "At the first visit they know to ask for emergency phone numbers, first AID kits, flashlights and inquire about food allergies."  For 21 years, all feedback has been positive.

Program Success Examples Initially started 21 years ago, the program has continued to grow in popularity each year and it is the only one of its kind in Sarasota County. The course fills to capacity with a waiting list yearly. The staff at the Selby Public Library enthusiastically hosts the event. The assistant manager of the Selby Public Library and Youth Department Director, Marilyn Nykiforuk, stated in a letter to the SCMSAF June 27, 2016: "The 3 day Babysitting Course is the best in the county as teens learn CPR, Diaper Changing, First AID, how to play with children and much more. I've seen thousands of teens complete the course over the years. Teens come out of the course more competent, illustrating leadership and cognitive skills." A psychologist, parent of student participant, wrote " I can not say enough positive things about the GEMS babysitting course. My daughter found it to be interesting, informative and just the right amount of information."
Comments
Program Comments by Organization “I am so proud of getting ready to work with the great kids in our community - when you hear so much about the kids who are getting in trouble. It is nice to spotlight kids who are stepping up and taking a pledge to be drug, alcohol and tobacco free.” Laurie File D-FY Northport Founder, Chapter Chair
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email admin@scmsaweb.org
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 11
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
We collaborate with the Sarasota Medical Society.
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Continuity of Operations Plan Under Development
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Comments
Management Comments by Organization Membership participation and new project ideas are a priority.
Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. Arysol Niffenegger MD
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Term June 2016 to May 2017
Board Chair Email admin@scmsaweb.org
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
MRS PRIYA ACHARYA COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER
MRS KAREN DINGLE COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER
MRS CAROL DUBIN COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER
MRS FERREL MARRS COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER
DR ARYSOL NIFFENEGGER COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER
MRS CLAUDIA PORTER COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER
MRS SUSIE REEDER COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER
MRS LEE SAX COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER
MRS BONNIE SILVERMAN COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER
MRS DOREEN SUTHERLAND COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER
MRS ALISON VESCO COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER
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 10
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 0
Female 11
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 9
Board Meeting Attendance % 70
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 0
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Scholarship
Membership
Project Oversight
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization We are actively recruiting volunteers to enhance our fundraising activities. This year we are launching a "Recruit a Medical Spouse" membership drive and are partnering with 3 other non-profits for our Health Projects: Bayside Center-Behavioral Health, The Lighthouse of Manasota and Sarasota Adaptive Rowing Program.
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $29,100.00
Projected Expenses $28,475.00
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
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
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$5,510$19,223$6,000
Administration Expense$1,022$604$481
Fundraising Expense$14,601$6,353$9,723
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.160.931.47
Program Expense/Total Expenses26%73%33%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue75%41%50%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$25,565$26,226$24,000
Current Assets$25,565$26,226$24,000
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$4,000$0
Total Net Assets$25,565$22,226$24,000
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $19,470Fundraising $15,566Fundraising $19,565
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Service Revenue $5,558Program Service Revenue $8,840Program Service Revenue $7,500
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $00 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities--6.56--
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization Fundraising in order to maximize our sponsorship of Health Projects and Scholarships is our main challenge and at the same time a great opportunity for success.
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from unaudited compilations as the organization files a 990-N. For 2009 the organization filed a 990-EZ; accordingly financial information for that year is taken from the tax return.
Nonprofit Sarasota County Medical Society Auxiliary Inc (Sarasota County Medical Society Alliance Foundation Inc)
Address 2999 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34277 5141
Phone 941 780-3811

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