Sarasota Alliance For Historic Preservation Inc
PO BOX 1754
SARASOTA FL 34230-1754
Mission
To preserve and enhance our historic places
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Dorothea Calvert
Board Chair Affiliation Retired UPS Senior Account Manager
General Info
Supported Organization Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation, Inc.
Former Names
Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation and the Arts
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1985
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Aug 2014
State Registration 0
IRS Letter of Determination
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Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $18,000.00
Projected Expenses $12,020.00
Impact Statement
2013 -2014 Accomplishments: 
1.Mable Ringling Memorial Fountain and Reflecting Pool Renovation-Awarded a $27,000 grant from the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation to help with renovation.  Major construction renovations have been completed. Landscaping was funded by the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota's John Ringling Tower Grant for Historic Preservation. Remaining goals are up-lighting of the surrounding oaks trees, historic markers and park benches. These trees represent the'Founder's Circle", the twelve original members of the Sarasota Garden Club. The City of Sarasota has estimated this work to cost $11,000. Historic markers will cost $2,500 and benches will cost $1250.
2.Our 23rd annual Historic Homes Tour broke records for attendance with 1000 guests in the Indian Beach community. Our 24th Annual Historic Homes Tour in Laurel Park also exceeded records with 9 homes and one commercial site attracting 1300 attendees. 2014 will be the planning year for our 25th annual Historic Homes Tour and our 30th anniversary as an advocate for preservation in Sarasota County. 
3.Established the "Best Historic PreservationOpportunities" Program, which has included the following tours: Paul Rudolph’s 1955–56 Taylor House, Venice-The Van Wezel Residence, Sarasota, CFAS, Center for Architecture Sarasota-a collaboration with the University of Florida to establish City Lab in Sarasota County.
4.Sponsor: John & Charles Ringling Centennial Celebration Bus Tours & The Thomas Reed Martin Bus Tour- tours celebrating the planners and architects that are specific to Sarasota. Assisted by The Ringling Museum of Art and Ron McCarty, Curator & Keeper of the Ca d'Zan.
5.Co-Sponsor: The Building Itself Teaches: Public School Program (1954–1960) which documents the people, events, and designs that shaped the Sarasota Public School Program.

2014 Goals:

  1. Artspace Live/Work Feasibility Study for Sarasota's North Trail
  2. Continuation of Engaging Lecture Series Programming
  3. Website Development for Improved Image Enhancement and Communications
  4. Educational Outreach including Collaborations with the Sarasota School Board's Art and Education Task Force
  5. "Best Historic Preservation" Awards Program 
Needs Statement

Artspace Live/Work Feasibility Study for Sarasota’s North Trail

The Community Foundation Immediate Impact Grant will supplement donations of $5,000 each from Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation and the City of Sarasota and a $2,500 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts/Artspace to complete the $15,000 fee plus project operating expenses. Artspace Projects Inc., the leading nonprofit developer of artists’ live/work housing in the country will conduct the Feasibility Study of the North Trail to evaluate the conditions for housing, support services, and a strengthened, arts-related economic engine within this historic corridor. The result of the Study, an Executive Summary, is due within 6 weeks of the visit. Artspace will either propose acting as developer of the project or provide the guidelines for others. This link refers to an established Artspace project in Ft. Lauderdale Florida http://www.artspace.org/our-places?field_status_value=All&state=FL

Lecture Series:

•Historic Preservation Tours- 8 events-$3200

•Seasonal lectures by guest speakers. To include preservation tips, significant archaeological sites, structures, personages, at risk opportunities for preservation-$2000 per speaker

•Exhibition/Lecture/Reception in collaboration with the Center for Architecture Sarasota. 49 commissioned images of Ca d’Zan by Architect Dwight James Baum, photographed by Samuel Gottscho from 1926-1931 -$4000.00

Website Development: provide a dynamic interface for the public with a focus on ease of use for membership campaigns and event registration–$3000

Educational Outreach: preservation program in collaboration with the School Board's Arts and Education Task Force. To include: Annual sustainability/green conference on retrofitting historic buildings & process mapping for historic designation-$5000

“Best Historic Preservation” Awards : develop criteria for Sarasota County in collaboration with local government agencies, communities & businesses-$1500

Background Statement

The Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation, Inc., a non-profit, publicly-supported 501(c)(3) organization, was incorporated in 1985 to save architect Dwight Baum's El Vernona Hotel, built in 1925 by owner Owen Burns, and which by the 1980s was known as the John Ringling Towers. Our highly publicized effort to save the towers during the late 1990s raised the community's consciousness and the ire of those interested in saving the historical integrity of Sarasota, Florida.

The Alliance is comprised of 203 residents, visitors, artists, architects, engineers, historians, builders, archaeologists, Realtors, planners, designers, and writers working together to preserve and encourage others to preserve - not only the remaining significant landmarks - but also the contributing structures that define Sarasota County.

We hope you will return frequently to learn about our current activities, and what we and others are doing to preserve our heritage. Thank you for your interest in preservation; we look forward to working with you!

Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Sarasota
Areas Served Comments The entirety of Sarasota County, Florida, including neighborhoods such  as Sapphire Shores, Venice, Siesta Key, Honore, Fruitville, Bee Ridge, Osprey and Nokomis.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Secondary Org Type Education
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
The Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation has successfully implemented the stated mission ‘to preserve and enhance our historic places’ since 1985. This is demonstrated by the historic C.B. Wilson House, now a public amenity at the Urfer Family Park, 23 years of Historic Homes Tours and now the rehabilitation of the Mable Ringling Memorial Fountain in Luke Wood Park. Public outreach events such as the Jack West Exhibit, the Sarasota County Public School Exhibit and the Tour Venice and Tour Sarasota Architecture maps demonstrate a robust and creative spirit of preservation. Most important is the fiduciary responsibility practiced by the previous board members, making it possible for us to continue their good work.
Our greatest future challenges are like those of many non-profit organizations: stimulating new and next-generation membership and marrying the demographics of preservation to technology. While these are challenges, the process of solving them offers opportunities to share experiences, learn from each other and create essential new communities that will take us forward.
I was recruited in 2009 by Don Smally, one of the original founders of the Alliance, after being a Homes Tour docent and then a Homes Tour House Manager. What began as a hobby, I now understand to be an important part of why I love Sarasota. I hope you’ll consider joining us as we continue to preserve and enhance our historic places.
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
As is often the case, it is the painful lessons learned that plant the seeds for improvement. The failed attempt to save the John Ringling Towers in the late 1980’s provided the passion for preservation and thus the impetus for the birth of the Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation, sometimes known by the acronym SAHP. The individuals who founded this organization vowed to become an active and early voice in the effort to save what is precious and unique about Sarasota County.
 
This year we celebrate the 24th Annual Historic Homes Tour, our signature event. Our eighty plus volunteers return each year, bringing new friends and neighbors, and creating preservation awareness through an afternoon of fun and education. 
 
In 2005 we established a Revolving Fund, modeled after the premier fund of this type, Preservation North Carolina. The purpose is to preserve significant properties that are endangered through acquisition, donation, or purchase while recapturing the investment at resale. Protective covenants are placed on the property to ensure future protection.
 
We invite you to join us in finding the “Best Opportunities for Preservation” in Sarasota County. 
Programs
Description The Sarasota Alliance's signature event takes place on the first Sunday in March. The public is invited to tour the interior as well as the gardens of historically significant homes. A speaker is placed at the entry of each site to provide architectural, personal and historic information. Many years a narrated trolley tour is offered to extend the information to offer a neighborhood overview.
Budget $5,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Historic Preservation & Conservation
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified US& International Families
Short Term Success Successfully marketing to new groups to increase attendance. The donations received from this event are imperative to our revolving fund projects.
Long Term Success The ultimate success will be the preservation of significant structures within Sarasota County.
Program Success Monitoring A standing Homes Tour Committee meets monthly from June through February for strategic planning. April is the Post Tour meeting analysis.  
Program Success Examples The 2013 Historic Homes Tour had over 1000 attendees a record breaking year. Additionally the attendees came greater distances and from new counties. The tour was the first to collaborate with schools to educate the public about the importance of neighborhood planning and to utilize students and faculty as docents. The outcome was new awareness of our program and the participating school's programs. 
Description

Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation Bus Tours feature historic buildings in Sarasota County. The tour provides a lecture, archival images and onsite visits for members and the general public. The focus is on the architects and the historic structures.  The Alliance offers the bus tours to the paid membership as well as offering the trips to the general public. An Owen Burns Celebration was the focus in 2010, John Hamilton Gillespie in 2011, the Ringling Legacy in 2012 and Thomas Reed Martin - Architect for the 2013 tour.  Tours are always sold out well in advance. The events is budgeted at 1000.00 which includes the coach fees, and administrative costs.

Budget $3,200
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other History & Historical Programs
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served US& International Families General/Unspecified
Short Term Success Donations from these tours funds the preservation projects that are the mission of our organization
Long Term Success 2012's Ringling Tour was sold out with a waiting list for this year's tour. Awareness of preservation is promoted by visiting existing sites and showing the places that have been demolished against the archival images offered by collaboration with The History Center and the Ringling Museum of Art.
Program Success Monitoring Constant Contact is used to gather feedback from the tour participants. This information is used to plan the following events.
Program Success Examples The 2012 tour was sold out and the participants and those on the waiting list have asked to be included in this year's events.
Description

We are pleased to announce the completion of construction on the Mable Ringling Memorial Fountain in Luke Wood Park. Seventy seven years after the site’s birth, the water is once again flowing, new multicolored lights and landscaping celebrate Mable Ringling’s memory, and the community once again enjoys Mable's  magnificent contributions and vision. 

Through the generous support of the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation and the collaborative spirit of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, new life has been given to a historic treasure and a public space enlivened. Steven High, Executive Director of The Ringling stated, “I congratulate the Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation for their completion of the Mable Ringling Memorial Fountain. The Ringling Museum was honored to partner with the Alliance to provide support for their restoration of this Memorial Fountain that was originally established in 1936 to honor Mable’s efforts in the beautification of the Sarasota community. I commend the Alliance for the hard work and dedication necessary to restore this important reminder of our community’s history.”

Budget $112,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Historic Preservation & Conservation
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served US& International General/Unspecified Families
Short Term Success Successfully completing the project will create an enhanced public space and create a collaboration between public and private entities.
Long Term Success
The fountain will be a gateway to the downtown historic districts. It will showcase history, be a visible asset day and night, and invite visitors to the park.
Our goal is to complete this project in the spirit of the original founders, as a ‘community project’ that will be privately funded, and foster our mission to preserve and enhance Sarasota’s historic places.
Program Success Monitoring Success of the project's fiscal and historic accuracy is measured monthly by the SAHP board, the MRMF standing committee and personally spearheaded by the President. The City of Sarasota's Public Works manager, the Historic Preservation Commission and the Selby Grant criteria  have oversight in the project specific to their fields of expertise.
Program Success Examples To date the project is under budget thanks to the collaboration we have received from the Senior Friendship Center, FSU's Master Craftsman Studio, The Ringling Museum of Art and most importantly the cost saving efforts and devotion our contractors and crews. 
Comments
Program Comments by Organization
Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation has successfully implemented the stated mission ‘to preserve and enhance our historic places’ since 1985. This is demonstrated by the historic C.B. Wilson House, now a public amenity at the Urfer Family Park, 24 years of Historic Homes Tours and now the rehabilitation of the Mable Ringling Memorial Fountain in Luke Wood Park. Public outreach events such as the Jack West Exhibit, the Sarasota County Public School Exhibit and the Tour Venice and Tour Sarasota Architecture maps demonstrate a robust and creative spirit of preservation action. Most important is the fiduciary responsibility practiced by the previous board members, making it possible for us to continue their good work.
 
Our greatest future challenges are like those of many non-profit organizations, stimulating new and next generation membership and marrying the demographics of preservation to technology. While these are challenges, the process of solving them offers opportunities to share experiences, learn from each other and essential create new communities that will take us forward.
 
I was recruited in 2009 by Don Smally one of the original founders of the ‘Alliance’ after being a Home’s Tour docent then a Home’s Tour House Manager. What began as a hobby, I now celebrate as an important part of why I love Sarasota. I hope you’ll consider joining us as we continue to preserve and enhance our historic places.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email n/a
Experience
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 15
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
The Building Itself Teaches: Sarasota Public School Program (1954-1960):
Friends of the Sarasota County History Center
University of Florida Historic Preservation Program 
Best Opportunities for Preservation-Paul Rudolph Taylor House Tour:
Sarasota Architectural Foundation
Sun Circle Art Festival:
Indian Beach Sapphire Shores Association
Mable Ringling Memorial Fountain and Reflecting Pool:
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art & FSU-Master Craftsman Studio
C.B Wilson House-Urfer Family Park:
City of Sarasota Planning Board and the Historic Preservation Board
Jack West Exhibit:
Sarasota County
Friends of Sarasota County History Center
Tour Venice Architecture:
Joseph King Architects, LLC
Historical Society of Sarasota County:
Pioneer Day 
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Years 6
Strategic Plan Adopted 2014
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Comments
Multi-Media Comments by Organization The attached video is an eleven minute synopsis of a project born in 2010 and completed in 2013. Larry Kelleher, board member, native son, editor of Sarasota History Alive and Media Specialist for Sarasota County Historic Resources sought to document in real time each step and each participant of the renovation process. We hope you enjoy and are moved by the collaborative efforts that made this community project a success.
Board Chair
Board Chair Dorothea Calvert
Company Affiliation Retired UPS Senior Account Manager
Board Term Mar 2013 to Mar 2016
Board Chair Email dcalv2823@gmail.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Dorothea Calvert Retired UPS Senior Account Manager
Kristin Featherman Residential Design
Sharon Haggard Retired
Joyce Hart JHart Interior Design
Martha Horton Retired Landscape Architect
Larry Kelleher Digital Media Specialist-Sarasota County History Center
Ron McCarty John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Rebecca Morgan Designer
Veronica Morgan Visual artist, designer/planner
Lorrie Muldowney Sarasota County History Center
Linda Stevenson Director Preservation Institute: Nantucket Center for World Heritage & Stewardship, University of Florida
Wilson Stiles Retired Interior Decorator and Architectural Historian
Ginger Sutton ERA Waterside Realty
Jesse White Sarasota Architectural Salvage
Abby Whitenack Community Volunteer
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development? No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 15
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Gender
Male 4
Female 11
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Board Meeting Attendance % 65
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy No
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 31
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Executive
Program / Program Planning
Membership
Nominating
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $18,000.00
Projected Expenses $12,020.00
Organization has Endowment Yes
Endowment Value $10,000.00
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
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
990 EZ2012
990-N2011
990-N2010
Form 9902008
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201220112010
Program Expense$1,172$2,000$7,795
Administration Expense$3,408$3,483$2,957
Fundraising Expense$6,910$4,787$4,560
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses2.000.941.04
Program Expense/Total Expenses10%19%51%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue32%57%33%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201220112010
Total Assets$37,803$26,311$26,939
Current Assets$37,803$26,311$26,939
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$37,803$26,311$26,939
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201220112010
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $21,145Fundraising $7,867Fundraising $13,394
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMembership Dues $1,249Membership Dues $990Book Sales $665
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $438Contributions, gifts, grants $600Contributions, gifts, grants $630
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201220112010
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201220112010
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from financial compilations.
Nonprofit Sarasota Alliance For Historic Preservation Inc
Address PO BOX 1754
SARASOTA , FL FL 1754
Phone 941 953-8727

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