Gamma Xi Boule Foundation Inc
PO BOX 20117
BRADENTON FL 34204-0214
To provide needed resources for developmental, education & mentoring programs, student internships and scholarships for under served and low opportunity youth in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.. 
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Mr. James C. Brown
Board Chair Affiliation Retired
General Info
Organization DBA
Former Names
Gamma Xi Boule Scholarship Fund, Inc.
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2002
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Dec 2017
State Registration Yes Feb 2018
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $60,000.00
Projected Expenses $17,800.00
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter of DeterminationView
Impact Statement

Accomplishments  2015 -- 2016 Year to Date

1. Held our 2nd successful fundraising event in February 2016 that raised over $40,000 enabling the Boule to expand our mentoring programs, life skills training, provide additional scholarships and establish student internships with local employers to give high school the experience of working in professional work settings. (see website)
2. Award $10,000 in scholarships to 8 first generation college students in Sarasota * Manatee Counties. 
3. Our signature Journey To Success Leadership program mentors youngster ages 14-19. This program began in 2014 with Career Source Suncoast and has grown to over 350 high school students. 
4. Partnered with Booker High School to implement a Speaker's Series from October 2015- May 2016 that presented workshops with professionals speaking to students about career choices, job readiness and how to prepare for the world of work at all levels, including Judge Charles Williams, Police Chief Bernadette DiPino, Dr. Randall Morgan and the Ringling College of Art & Design, among others.
Our participation in the Booker High School Speaker Series will continue in the 2016-2017 school year focusing on 9th. graders in their introduction to high school life.  
5. Expanded our website to promote our Foundation and encourage potential donors to support us.
2016 Goals 
1.Award academic scholarships totaling $5,000 to first generation college freshmen.                              
2. Provide 10 student internships for high school students with local employers in Sarasota and Bradenton beginning in the fall of 2016.         
3. Implement second year of Booker H.S. School Year Speaker's Series and Mentoring Program in fall 2016 targeting 250 students. 
4. Conduct joint MLK Day Celebration Program in collaboration with local men's fraternity and foundation (Alpha Phi Alpha) to impact over 150 students on life skills training, career opportunities and financial literacy. 
Needs Statement

1. $10,000 to fund 8 scholarships for 8 African American first generation college students.

2. $10,000 to fund 10 student internships with local employers in Sarasota & Bradenton.
3. $8,000 to fund Journey To Success Speaker's Series at Booker H.S. for 250 students from October 2016 to May 2017. (expand to other local schools in the area targeting 600 students)
4, $ 2,500 to fund "Hard Nocs" after school mentoring program at Robert Taylor Community Complex for 100 middle school students. 
5. $7,500 to fund MLK "I Have A Dream" Career Day for 150 middle and high school students  
Background Statement
Gamma Xi Boule Foundation was established in 2001. The Gamma Xi Foundation is affiliated with the Sigma Pi Phi fraternity which was  formed in 1904 in Philadelphia, PA.. The fraternity is the oldest professional African American in the United States. There are 119 member Boules with approximately 5,000 members in the US, UK and Caribbean.  
The Sarasota Boule was established in 1995 with a small group of local professional men and some existing Boule members who retired to the Sarasota community. Together, they worked in conjunction with the county school boards to mentor middle and high school boys and provide leadership training skills. In 2015, the Saraota Boule commemorated its 20th anniversary with its first fundraiser at the Lakewood Ranch Country Club. Commissioner Carolyn Mason and Herald Tribune Ex. Editor Wm. Church were honored for their community contributions. 
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
FL- Manatee
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type Education
Tertiary Org Type Youth Development
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Gamma Xi Boule Scholarship Fund, Inc. was established in 2001.  The Foundation was established to provide scholarship assistance to local high school graduates in pursuit of post secondary educational opportunities at the college of their choice or technical schools for those students who may decide not to pursue college. . 
The Foundation expanded its focus to include youth development programs such as Job Readiness Training, Mentoring Programs, and a Speaker Series  on a  variety of careers to help prepare high school students for future job opportunities in medicine & healthcare, law & law enforcement, financial literacy, military, art and design.
Through partnership and advocacy with local organizations, we have been able to help provide many students with internship opportunities that will provide meaningful experiences in professional work settings and may lead to employment after graduation. 
We are excited about expanding our "Journey To Success"program which focuses on youth ages 14-19. 
Description Journey To Success is a year round workforce readiness and career development program to serve youth ages 14-19. The program is intended to build long term, sustainable job skills to provide a growing, skilled workforce in high demand by local employers in Sarasota and Manatee County. Workshops include life skills development, education preparation, financial planning and career decision planning. This program is carried out in collaboration with Career Source Suncoast, Booker High School, Robert Taylor Community Complex and various community organizations.This program helps local youth to find and qualify for internships, prepares them for technical careers after high school and helps to guide them through the college experience and requirements, both pre and post graduate.  
Budget $25,000
Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Leadership
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Blacks, African Heritage Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Hispanic, Latino Heritage
Short Term Success

The initial 5 week pilot of 50 high school juniors and seniors  was conducted during the summer of 2014 with the Career Source Suncoast and the Sarasota & Manatee Boards of Education. 100% of the students successfully graduated from the program. Career Source received a 3 year  $334,000 grant to expand the program to address 18-24 year olds as well as qualified underprivileged youth. The Foundation expanded the 2015 summer program to 100 students and 100 percent of the students completed the program. 

Of the high school graduating seniors, 80% were accepted and entered college. The remaining 20% of graduating high seniors obtained employment.  

Long Term Success The long term success and sustainability is being analyzed.  
Program Success Monitoring The effectiveness of the program is being monitored this year with surveys that have been developed for students and mentors. The findings will be available in June 2016. 
Program Success Examples To be completed in June 2016 and then ongoing
Program Comments by Organization The "Journey to Success" Program participants will have the opportunity to participate in a Year-Long Booker High School Speakers Series focused on 9th. graders entering their first year of high school, the summer Career Source Suncoast program and local internships that are financially subsidized by the fundraising efforts of the Boule. These students will also have the opportunity to qualify and receive college and technical school scholarships for up to 4 years. The long-term goal of our scholarship program is to have our scholarship funds matched by local colleges and/or institutions if the student attends a local institution. We will track each of the participants progress and successes throughout their involvement in the program. Through the BHS Speaker Series, summer programs, local internships and local scholarships we are hoping that the involved students develop more of an appreciation for the local Sarasota area and consider it as a long-term residency possibility.   
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 8
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
The Gamma Xi Boule Foundation actively collaborates it's "Journey to Success" youth development programs with the Career Source Suncoast,  Booker High School, Robert Taylor Community Complex, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and Foundation, Education Foundation of Sarasota,       Dr. Lisa Merritt, Sarasota Collection Home Store, the Sarasota Police Department, Ringling College of Art & Design, 12th Circuit Court, Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, Education Foundation of Sarasota, Manatee and Sarasota County Boards of Education. 
External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
$10,000Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity Foundation2015
"The New Migration"Sarasota Magazine2016
Outstanding Chapter of the Year AwardSigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Inc2016
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Years 5
Strategic Plan Adopted Oct 2015
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Multi-Media Comments by Organization
The Foundation utilizes a variety of media to communicate with our constituents, donors  and the philanthropic community to keep them advised of our programs and initiatives to serve low opportunity and under served youth and young adults ages           14-19. 
Donors are invited to visit our website at for addition information and photographs of our programs.   
Many of our programs and initiatives are highlighted in the Sarasota print media, i.e. Sarasota Herald Tribune, Tiempo Newspaper, the Ringling College of Art + Design, Sarasota Magazine and The Observer, among others.   
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. James C. Brown
Company Affiliation Retired
Board Term Jan 2013 to Dec 2016
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Mr. M. Herman Bell Retired
Mr. James C. Brown Retired
Attorney Andrew L. Dixon Esq.Retired
Mr. Gregory J. Matthews Retired
Mr. Gregory E. McDaniel Retired Corporate Executive / Consultant
Mr. Lacy Ray Jr.Retired
Mr. Myron F. Robinson Consultant
Mr. James Taylor .Self Employed
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 8
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 8
Female 0
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 84
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
Program / Program Planning
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Board Governance
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Governance Comments by Organization
The foundation has identified the following Challenges and Opportunities.
1. Raising funds for youth development programs.
2. Engaging individuals and organizations to help raise needed funds.
3. Establishing key partnerships with organizations to achieve our mission.
4. Researching the needs of low opportunity and under served youth in Sarasota / Manatee counties.
5. Addressing the needs of non-college bound youngsters.
1. Enhance the name recognition of the foundation and its programs within the Sarasota / Manatee communities.
2. Utilize group settings and assemblies to publicize the success of our Journey To Success programs for youth ages 14-19.  
3. Utilize group settings and assemblies to publicize the work of the foundation.
3. Expand the success of the foundation's scholarship program for African American males who are first generation college students. 
4. Establish partnerships with organizations in the Sarasota / Manatee  
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $60,000.00
Projected Expenses $17,800.00
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
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$7,539$5,283$4,088
Administration Expense$744$0$0
Fundraising Expense$36,019$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0--
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.660.830.93
Program Expense/Total Expenses17%100%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue49%----
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$29,021$0$1,079
Current Assets$29,021$0$1,079
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$29,021($883)$1,051
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $58,592Membership Dues $4,400 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $14,3000 $0 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountOther $4310 $0 --
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%--0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
The Gamma Xi Boule Scholarship Fund was established in 2001. The foundation was re-branded in 2015 as the Gamma Xi Boule Foundation, Inc. expanding our mission to provide leadership & development programs for youth ages 14-19, in addition to providing scholarships for under served young people in Sarasota and Manatee counties.
One of the challenges with our expanded focus is to educate and enlighten the philanthropic and business communities of our expanded mission and programs.  
In working with young people ages 14-19, the foundation has an opportunity to make a lasting impact on youth to assist them in understanding available career opportunities, provide critical life skills required to be successful & make positive life choices, and reduce the possibility of becoming a part of the juvenile justice system.
To achieve our objectives, it is essential that we identify and work with interested partners to support the meaningful work of changing the outlook for youngsters in under served communities, many of whom feel they have no future.    
1. Prior to 2015, our sole source of funds were member contributions. 
    Member contributed $4,300.00 in March 2015. 
2. In February 2015, the Sarasota Collections Furniture Design Store hosted a reception for the foundation which raised $5,700.00. 
3. Our first fundraiser at the LWR CC raised $23,000.00 in April 2015.
4. In July 2015, the Sigma Pi Phi Foundation awarded a total of  $10,000.00 enabling us to continue our mentoring and Journey to Success carer development and life skills programs for high school students.
4. Our 2016 'Valentine at the Ritz' fundraiser raised over $40,000.00.
Prior to 2015, our sole source of fund raising was limited to member contributions. In 2015, we began to aggressively raise funds outside of member contributions and were blessed to have the support of many who believed in our mission.
We received revenue from the following sources in 2015:
1. $23,000.00 from our first fundraiser at the Lakewood Ranch CC in April 2015
2. $5,000.00 from the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity Foundation in July 2015 to help sponsor our local mentoring program for African American male high school students.
3. Award of $5,000.00 from the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity Matching Gift Program in August 2015 as a matching gift to help support the career development and life skills training programs we conducted in conjunction with Career Source Suncoast, Habitat for Humanity, Manatee Community College and Sarasota Technical Institute .
4. Gamma Xi Boule member contributions of $4,300 in March 2015.
5. Donations totaling $5,7000.00 from a reception hosted by the Sarasota Collections Furniture Design Store in February 2015.
Financial Comments by Foundation
Financial information taken from compilations.
Nonprofit Gamma Xi Boule Foundation Inc
Address PO BOX 20117
Phone 941 567-4808