Junior League of Sarasota Florida Inc
3300 S Tamiami Trl Ste 3
Sarasota FL 34239
Mission
The Junior League of Sarasota is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director All Volunteer
Board Chair Erin Duggan
Board Chair Affiliation community volunteer
General Info
Supported Organization Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc.
Former Names
Junior Welfare League of Sarasota
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1957
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Jan 2018
State Registration Yes 0
Financial Summary
Note: Revenue includes the value of in-kind contributions/donations
 
IRS Letter of Determination
Name
IRS letter of determinationView
Other Documents
JLS Document Destruction PolicyView
Impact Statement

This year the Junior League of Sarasota celebrate 61 years serving our community. During the 2016-2017 Junior League year we had 668 women volunteers donate over 7,300 hours by partnering with over 20 different organizations in the Sarasota Community, and investing $34,000 in community grants.

Always looking to better serve our community, the Junior League of Sarasota rolled out our Hunger Outreach Program. The Hunger Outreach’s main goal is to help to reduce hunger, raise awareness of hunger and give back in a unique way to the Sarasota community. Part of the Hunger Initiative is to incorporate a Slow Cooker class through a partnership with All Faiths Food Bank. Junior League volunteers join the Cooking Matters Program (through All Faith Food Bank) for one of their cooking classes to teach about the many benefits of using a Slow Cooker. Junior League also gives away one FREE Slow Cooker Recipe Book and one FREE Slow cooker to each participating family. The Junior League believes that the Slow Cookers the family receive fills a gap for families that may already be receiving food assistance by All Faiths Food Bank or one of their partners, but lack time, cooking knowledge or being able to afford proteins or other fresh ingredients to make complete and nutritious meals for their families. Last year the Junior League Hunger Initiative has collected and donated over 1,500 pounds of food to All Faiths Food Bank, given 319 slowcookers and cookbooks, conducted 28 slow cooker classes, served over 900 household members, helped pack over 5,280 meals for families in need and have given over 750 hours of time volunteering for this initiative in the community.

Our Kids in the Kitchen Program served over 170 adults and 525 children during our “Back to School Program” and partnership with the Child Protection Center’s Annual Spring fling, with 105 volunteer hours served!

Our Done in a Day Program served over 21,000 community members, completed 13 projects,  and volunteers served 611 hours working on these projects.

Our vision: The Junior League of Sarasota, Inc. will be the leading force of training volunteers committed to improving the quality of life in Sarasota County.


The Junior League of Sarasota will:

  • Provide the best and most innovative leadership training for women in our community.
  • Make Sarasota County a healthier community through education and awareness
  • Continue our Hunger Outreach Program, including our slow-cooker classes where we supply a slow cooker to all participants, as well as low-cost, but healthy ingredients and teach participants to prepare a meal. This will promote healthy eating as well as family bonds while eating these meals.
Needs Statement
1) The Hunger Outreach Program: Including such projects as our slow-cooker classes where we will provide slow-cookers and supplies to participants.  We will educate participants to meal-plan, and to prepare healthy meals on a budget. $13,500
 
2) We provide Done in a Day programs to various community groups throughout the year. A $1000 donation will fund one specific  Done in a Day project and help train our members as we partner with other  Sarasota Community Charities and non-profits. (5 projects x $1000 each =$5000)
 
3)  Attract more women who are interested in volunteering in their community and networking with other like-minded women to become members.  Training for each new-member class and budget for their new-member community project costs $1,000.
 
4) The League received and reviewed over 109 applications or community grants during the 2016-2017 League year. We awarded a total of $33,000 in community grants, but this year the League increased grants awarded to a total of $53,000! 
 
5) Developing training opportunities to help groom members in becoming impactful community leaders. 
 
Background Statement
Since 1957, The Junior League of Sarasota has been a driving force behind many initiatives and projects that benefit our local community. Did you know that Children First, Historic Spanish Point, PALS Program, Teen Court and the playground at the Child Protection Center would not exist without our help? The Junior League's commitment to making a positive impact on the Sarasota community is evident by its many accomplishments through the work of its dedicated women volunteers. 
The Junior League is made up of women who reflect a wide range of backgrounds, interests, and professional pursuits. JLS provides a variety of training opportunities and helps members gain valuable skills in areas such as leadership, fundraising and project management, The organization encourages its members to take on new challenges and seek to fulfill their highest potential.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Sarasota
Areas Served Comments We serve Sarasota County wide, from north of downtown to North Port.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Secondary Org Type Philanthropy,Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations
Tertiary Org Type Education
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

Greetings!

I’m honored to serve as this year’s Junior League of Sarasota President, and hope to continue to build on the rich legacy in which so many members before me contributed. It is the dedication, enthusiasm & thoughtfulness of those that surround me in this league that keeps me inspired and driven.

This year we’ve adopted the theme “Disrupt Convention” from The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI). Together with AJLI (alongside hundreds of other leagues,) we share the vision of being women around the world that are catalysts for lasting change. By “Disrupting Convention”, we want to look at all sides of an issue, and discover creative ways to make a positive impact.

When you look closely at the programming we within the JLS do, you'll see this theme hard at work. For example, we work hard to end hunger here in Sarasota County. While we accomplish this in a variety of ways, one program we implemented a few years ago has been providing homes with slow cookers, and teaching them how to use them to make warm, nutritious, and inexpensive meals. We are continually hearing from those we've touched through this program that it made a meaningful impact on their ability to feed those in their home.

Training for our members remains paramount in our efforts and we continue to use our funds raised for our committee work. Each committee is tasked with goals from teaching slow cooker courses, to creating "done in a day" programming, conducting community research, distributing grant funds where they can do the most good - and even educating the newest members that join our league. Each committee placement provides those serving on that committee on the job training that enables them to be better community volunteers and leaders.

When you donate funds to the Junior League of Sarasota, you are investing in giving women the opportunity to become a better volunteer. We then use that training in our community. Join us in continuing this cycle.


Best,

Erin Duggan

President, Junior League of Sarasota (2017-2018)

 

Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
We do not have a CEO / Executive Director. Other than a part-time office manager, the Junior League runs entirely on the brains and hearts of volunteers, making our success all the more extraordinary. We believe this is an encouragement to would-be donors since very little of funds generated goes toward paying for overhead costs.
Programs
Description

The Junior League of Sarasota is committed to building a healthier Sarasota, and a healthier Sarasota starts with good nutrition. The Junior League of Sarasota’s Hunger Outreach Program offers nutrition awareness to all ages through free education, community service and partnerships with local organizations.  Our main goal is to help to reduce hunger, raise awareness of hunger and give back in a unique way to the Sarasota community. Part of the Hunger Initiative is to incorporate a Slow Cooker class through a partnership with All Faiths Food Bank. Junior League volunteers join the Cooking Matters Program (through All Faith Food Bank) for one of their cooking classes to teach about the many benefits of using a Slow Cooker. Junior League also gives away one FREE Slow Cooker Recipe Book and one FREE Slow cooker to each participating family. 

 

Budget $13,500
Category Community Development, General/Other Community Development, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served At-Risk Populations Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Short Term Success

§ Distribution of 500 copies of the Menu

§ Obtain 30 inquiries regarding the Menu from community agencies/members

§ Media recognition    

§ Completion of fifteen 10 Tips and/or MyPlate presentations throughout Sarasota County

§ Members will be more knowledgeable and comfortable with public speaking through having provided presentations

§ 75% of presentation evaluations show positive feedback

§ 75% of JLS members will be able to state 1 new nutrition fact or advise they are doing one healthier nutrition habit in their daily decisions

§ 

Provide 1,000 pieces of nutrition education information throughout Sarasota County

§ Provide 6 nutrition education presentations

§ Coordinate one Kids in the Kitchen event

§ Assist in coordination of at least one local farm field trip for active, hands-on learning

Build a Sustainable Garden which can provide usable items for the chef and the girls to utilize in their snacks and meals

 

Long Term Success The goal of the Junior League is over the next three years to educate not only our members as to the specific nutrition needs in our community but to develop and implement programs in partnership with existing organizations such as Girls Inc., Boys & Girls Club, and others.
Program Success Monitoring

This program is in it's first year of implementation. Thus far, we are on track to meet goals set forth in our action plan (measures listed above in short term outcomes section).

Program Success Examples
The community has responded favorably to our initiative by requesting presentations and free materials! On Wednesday, November 20 we spoke to some teenagers at the Lee Wetherington Boys & Girls Club about adding more vegetables to their diet and drinking healthy beverages.
 
Junior League has also planted an edible garden with girls from Girls, Inc. and presented nutrition presentations to local Girl Scout Troops. 
 
Description The purposes of the Done in a Day Community and Done in a Day Nutrition Committees are to plan and coordinate various projects that can be completed in one day, or an 8 hour time frame.
  • The Heart Gallery of Sarasota: providing foster children with needed items, ie. toiletries, socks. 

  • Foundation for Dreams: improving and revitalizing special needs facilities for children. .

  • Our Mother's House of Catholic Charities: revamping apartment complex for homeless mothers and children.  

  • Florida Veterans for Common Sense Fund, Inc:  construct keyhole garden beds at the Green Path Farms “food forest” on the campus of Easter Seals of Southwest Florida, Inc.  

  • Jewish Housing Council Foundation: Repaint resident's doors with various colors to help senior patients identify their rooms.

  • Irma Relief for Immokalee Workers and migrant Families: Collect personal care necessities for Immokalee workers and migrant families affected by Hurricane Irma. 

Budget $4,500
Category Community Development, General/Other Community Renewal
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified
Short Term Success  The Done-in-a-Day (DIAD) program manages requests for volunteers to support the activities of non-profit organizations within the Sarasota community. DIAD volunteers are ideally suited to single day events or short-term projects involving our current community partners and other organizations that operate in the Sarasota community.
Long Term Success The Done-in-a-Day (DIAD) program focuses on single day events or short-term projects involving our current community partners and other organizations that operate in the Sarasota community. Although the targeted goals of this program are short-term, the program itself has served many non-profits in the community, allowing Junior League to reach many different organizations and their constituents.
Program Success Monitoring Project accomplishments of goals identified by the beneficiary organization, within the specified time-frame & budget.

We survey not only our volunteer members and to time spent and value of such but the return on our investment as well. All recipient agencies are surveyed and asked to fill out evaluations. We measure number of hours, impact, educational value to our members and project results and evaluate on a yearly basis.

Program Success Examples In spring 2013, JLS provided a two-day DIAD at the Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Housing Council, which renovated the kitchen area and patio area into a 1950’s style kitchen. These areas will provide role play and sensory based activity areas which will allow the opportunity for dementia residents to feel safe, active and less anxious through familiar looking environments taken from an era that is the most remembered.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director All Volunteer
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 1
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 688
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

Currently collaborating with All Faiths Food Bank on Hunger Outreach Program. Done in a Day project collaborations include: SPARCC, Cyesis, The Florida Center for Early Childhood, YMCA, Healthy Start Coalition, United Way Suncoast, Keep Sarasota County Beautiful.

Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Crime Coverage
Special Event Liability
Employment Practices Liability
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
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 Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Comments
Multi-Media Comments by Organization

The Junior League of Sarasota is proud to have their "Hunger Outreach" be their main community focus, with a goal to help to reduce hunger, raise awareness of hunger and give back in a unique way to the Sarasota community. Part of the Hunger Initiative is to incorporate a Slow Cooker class through a partnership with All Faiths Food Bank. Junior League volunteers join the Cooking Matters Program (through All Faith Food Bank) for one of their cooking classes to teach about the many benefits of using a Slow Cooker. Junior League also gives away a Slow Cooker Recipe Book and Slow cooker to each participating family. The Junior League believes that the Slow Cookers the family receive fills a gap for families that may already be receiving food assistance by All Faiths Food Bank or one of their partners, but lack time, cooking knowledge or being able to afford proteins or other fresh ingredients to make complete and nutritious meals for their families.  Also, it takes very little time to put a complete meal together and creates a great option for families that don't have the time to cook because of multiple jobs or being a single parent, etc. These families benefit from the course by learning menu planning, budgeting, storage tips, kitchen/food safety and then finally, easy recipes that are healthy for their family. Junior League's goal is to help these families use this knowledge and the other skills they learn from the Cooking Matters program to promote healthy-life style choices over the long-term and reduce their susceptibility to hunger in the future!

Last year the Junior League Hunger Initiative has collected and donated over 1,500 pounds of food to All Faiths Food Bank, given 300+ slow cookers and cookbooks, conducted 28 slow cooker classes, reached over 900 household members, helped pack over 5,200 meals for families in need and have given over 774 hours of time volunteering for this initiative.

 

Other Documents
Other Document 2
JLS Whistleblower Policy
Board Chair
Board Chair Erin Duggan
Company Affiliation community volunteer
Board Term May 2017 to May 2018
Board Chair Email president@jlsarasota.org
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Kerri Deatherage Community Volunteer
Erin Duggan community volunteer
Kelly Fernandez community volunteer
Kendra Gamma Community Volunteer
Ashley Giasone community volunteer
Melissa Hembree community volunteer
Heather Koester community volunteer
Emmalee Legler Community Volunteer
Ella Lewis Child Protection Center
Michelle McSwain Community Volunteer
Michelle McSwain Community Volunteer
Fran Nitschke Community Volunteer
Helen Osorio Centerstate Bank
Nicole Peterson community volunteer
Amy Sankes community volunteer
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 0
Female 13
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 9
Board Meeting Attendance % 90
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive
Finance
Membership
Nominating
Current Year Projections
Tax Year Start Month June
Tax Year Start Day 01
Tax Year Begins 2017
Tax Year End Month May
Tax Year End Day 31
Tax Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $245,264.00
Projected Expenses $245,264.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations Yes
Organization has Endowment Yes
Endowment Value $1,144,282.00
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
FORM 9902016
FORM 9902015
Form 9902014
Form 990 2012-20132013
9902012
9902011
9902010
9902009
9902008
Financial Review
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0$0$0
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal$0$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$0$0$0
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$17,876$10,945$18,915
$0$0$0
$13,913$18,147$24,838
Investment Income, Net of Losses$22,216$18,460$15,074
Membership Dues$70,639$68,116$63,943
Special Events$145,259$34,489$34,068
Revenue In-Kind$700$260$2,520
Other$1,435$29,662$10,856
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$87,040$76,229$75,633
Administration Expense$51,833$51,353$48,502
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$26,348$23,951$25,294
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.951.411.35
Program Expense/Total Expenses63%60%61%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$1,237,597$1,148,152$1,060,329
Current Assets$236,654$1,010,990$141,698
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$72,277$79,110$80,319
Total Net Assets$1,165,320$1,069,042$980,010
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $145,259Membership Dues $68,116Membership Dues $63,943
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMembership Dues $70,639Fundraising $34,489Fundraising $34,068
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $22,216Investment Income $18,460Contributions, gifts, grants $18,915
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits Yes
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.2712.781.76
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Foundations and corporations are included with individual contributions as they were not separated in the 990s or audits.  Financial figures were taken from the 990s.  The Federal tax returns and audited financial statements reconcile.
Nonprofit Junior League of Sarasota Florida Inc
Address 3300 S Tamiami Trl Ste 3
Sarasota, FL
Phone 941 953-5600

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