Boys & Girls Club Of Charlotte Inc dba Boys and Girls Clubs of Charlotte County
21450 Gibralter Drive
Suite 10
Port Charlotte FL 33952
To enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Lynn Dorler
Board Chair Frank Leontitsis
Board Chair Affiliation Raymond James
General Info
Organization DBA
Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlotte County
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1997
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes July 2018
State Registration Exempt 0
Financial Summary
IRS Letter of Determination
Impact Statement


Improved Board Development - not only in size but ability and passion.

Improved Partnership Development

Improved Community Perception.

79% of all our children improved in Reading.


Improve and expand programming for teens (teen center)

Expand services to include Deep Creek Community

Expand Services in Punta Gorda

Improve partnerships in Englewood area

Needs Statement


  1. Operational funds - $250,000
  2. Transportation for our kids - $ 50,000
  3. A Facility to call our own. One in Englewood, Port Charlotte & Punta Gorda (approximately $4,000,000 each)
  4. Volunteers – Program & Board (priceless)


Background Statement
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlotte County was started in 1997 by a small group of dedicated community leaders who felt the county had a need for a place that young boys and girls could go to after school and in the summer and get positive reinforcement in an open, accepting environment. Today, Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlotte County provides services to over 525 children annually in at seven locations: the Family Services Center, Tiffany Square, Port Charlotte Middle School, Punta Gorda Middle School and Murdock Middle School. A caring and committed 15-member volunteer board of directors guides our agency. Our Executive Director, Lynn Dorler, has been directing our agency for 9 years. Our Program Staff are dedicated youth development specialists and leaders in our community that we trust to provide every child with an opportunity to succeed. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlotte County is recognized as an essential provider of youth development programs in Charlotte County. Local homeless and domestic violence shelters turn to the Clubs to help restore some normalcy to the lives of children abruptly removed from their current living situations by providing them with a safe and positive environment. Home and private school children come to the Clubs to socialize and interact with their peers. The Clubs provide an opportunity for all youth, regardless of their social, ethnic or economic backgrounds, to be on same level. Club programs provide diverse activities that meet the interests of all youth. Core programs engage young people in activities with adults, peers and family members to enable them to develop self-esteem and to reach their full potential. Based on physical, emotional and social needs and interests of young people, and recognizing developmental principles, our Clubs offer programs in five areas:
  • Character & Leadership Development
  • Education & Career Development
  • Health & Life Skills
  • The Arts
  • Sports, Fitness and Recreation
  • Areas Served
    Areas Served
    FL- Charlotte
    Areas Served Comments
    All of Charlotte County, Florida
    Port Charlotte
    Punta Gorda
    Service Categories
    Primary Org Type Youth Development
    Secondary Org Type
    Tertiary Org Type
    Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

    As the Chief Volunteer Officer/President of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlotte County, FL, I feel honored to be a part of an organization that truly cares about children and their future.


    The Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlotte County have served the children in this community for 20 years.  Through all of the ups and downs, this organization has kept focused on our sole purpose, “to make a difference in a child’s life”.  

     Our 15 member board meets monthly to discuss the needs of our clubs, review the budget, and continue to come up with new ideas to create revenue in order to meet our monthly expenses. Our clubs are no different than most organizations when it comes to a constant concern as to where the funds will come from each month to make sure our doors will remain open.


    Our success is based on the success of our kids. Currently we are tracking the progress of each child. Our programs include after school instruction, healthy snacks and exercise. These three areas are important for a child to grow to become a good student and citizen. 

    Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

    Did you know? Fifty-Seven (57%) of Boys &Girls Clubs Alumni stated that the Club saved their lives! 

    The Boys &Girls Clubs of Charlotte County has made it their mission to save lives one child at a time. 

    Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlotte County serve young people who need us most by:

    • Cultivating a developmentally rich environment incorporating the following Five Key Elements for Positive Youth Development:
      • Safe, positive environment
      • Fun
      • Supportive relationships
      • Opportunities and expectations
      • Recognition
    • Increasing the frequency of attendance of all members
    • Offering a varied schedule of programs and high-yield activities

    These elements drive all of our efforts, locally and nationally, and should be infused in a Club's programs and operations to create a developmentally rich environment that leads to deepening impact. Combined,these efforts will result in positive youth outcomes in three areas –academic success, good character & citizenship and healthy lifestyles.

    A critical strategy for understanding our impact is outcome measurement. In order to truly make a difference in the lives of youth, the Club needs to develop a strategy to establish and improve the effectiveness of a Club's services and programs. Measuring outcomes is the only way that you can truly determine if programs are having their desired impact, and ultimately have an advantage when competing for resources. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlotte County hires an independent evaluator to measure the impact our programs are having on our children. An example of our outcomes from the 2015-16 school year – 80% of our kids improved in Reading, 75% in Math and 75% in Science. Our current average daily attendance is 303.

    Our Movement has been charged to boldly move forward to lead with impact and deepen the Boys & Girls Clubs experience by ensuring each member realizes their dreams and reaches their full potential. The plan serves as a blueprint for increasing the effectiveness of our Clubs and furthering our mission so that together we will ensure a positive future for every child and a nation empowered by great citizens.

    We have a great community; but we have many children and families that need our help. Please help me – help kids in Charlotte County, they need us; today more than ever.Today is the day you can make a difference – make an impact. Our future depends on it.


    Power Hour's underlying philosophy is that the benefits of homework are not only academic, but also behavioral and social. Beyond the academic benefit, consistent homework completion helps young people develop valuable organizational and interpersonal skills -- including time management, prioritizing, task completion and working cooperatively with others. These skills are necessary for achievement in school and are a foundation for a successful life.

    Power Hour enables Clubs to provide extra attention and focused assistance to at-risk members and those in need of motivation and direction. With the proper guidance and support, every Club member has the chance to develop self-directed learning skills and to be successful in school.

    Club staff and volunteers who are encouraging, nurturing role models are the heart of the program and the key to its success. Ask successful adults to whom they credit their success, and many cite mentors who inspired them at a critical time.

    Budget $90,879
    Category Education, General/Other Afterschool Enrichment
    Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
    Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) At-Risk Populations At-Risk Populations
    Short Term Success

    Research also shows that completion of homework is important for academic success. In a review of studies of after-school programs providing homework assistance, the National Partnership for Quality Afterschool Learning stated, "Most researchers have found that students who complete homework assignments have higher academic grades than students who do not complete homework assignments.

    Out-of-school programs that complement homework help with academic enrichment activities that build or reinforce the skills and knowledge youth are learning in school can have a deeper impact. The same literature review showed that such programs can produce youth outcomes such as:

    • positive relationships with adults
    • increased self-efficacy
    • taking personal responsibility for their own learning
    • identifying more positively with school
    Long Term Success

    Power Hour helps drive positive outcomes for youth in the area of academic success by extending learning beyond the school day. It offers a structured time and place for Club staff and volunteers to help members complete their homework -- and start each school day better prepared and with a sense of confidence and competence. As members complete homework assignments and participate in fun, hands-on activities that reinforce their learning, they earn Power Points that they can redeem for incentive prizes and special privileges. In addition, Power Hour offers small-group or one-on-one tutoring assistance for members identified as needing additional help with specific subjects or skills.

    Program Success Monitoring Measuring the degree to which youth participants achieve Power Hour's desired outcomes is a critical aspect of how the program is implemented. Data is collected and tracked on indicators such as:

    • how frequently youth attend the program
    • their rate of homework completion during Power Hour
    • how often they participate in high-yield learning activities during Power Hour
    • changes in their attitude toward learning
    • patterns of improvement in their school grades
    • whether they are promoted to the next grade on time each year
    Program Success Examples Research studies confirm that homework completion does make a difference in helping youth become more confident, happy and successful in school. In a study of after-school homework assistance programs across the country, participating students and parents were surveyed.

    • Eighty to 90 percent of parents surveyed believed that their children acquired new skills and became more confident learners as a result of the homework assistance program.
    • Eighty-five percent of parents said that, as a result of homework assistance programs, their children enjoyed school more and improved their attendance.
    • Seventy-five percent said the homework assistance program helped their children get along better with family members.
    • Seventy-five percent of children surveyed said they learned that hard work pays off.
    Program Comments by Organization

    Twenty years ago, a large group of community leaders (40) formed a focus group to address the need for more quality after – school programs for the children in Charlotte County; especially those who need us most. Many meetings took place throughout the county over the next several months.

    The results of these meetings have had a major impact on thousands of kids for the past 20 years. Born in early February 1997 was the Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlotte County. This year celebrates a 19th year community driven & supported effort to save the lives of children in Charlotte County. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlotte County want to THANK everyone in Charlotte County for their help & support. The old saying "it takes a whole village to raise a child" is and has never been truer. The Boys & Girls Clubs rely on the communities help every single day. Without your help the Clubs would not be open - ready to serve approximately over 500 youth annually.

    Every day the school day ends and our clubs & sites open with caring-professional adults - waiting to help, support, mentor and tutor our children. The Clubs provide a safe, positive environment where children can do homework, meet friends, learn about what community service means, learn new cultures, build robots, learn to be healthy & fit, and have FUN. This all happens because of YOU – our community.

    For over nine years, I have had the privilege to serve as Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Charlotte County. As a resident of this great Community I am extremely proud as I know you are of the progress our organization has made in doing the right things and proud of the results of all the hard work and efforts of the Charlotte County community in making a difference in the lives of OUR children. Thank you for all you do for our children.

    CEO/Executive Director
    CEO/Executive Director Mr. Lynn Dorler
    CEO Term Start Feb 2008
    CEO/Executive Director Email
    Former CEOs/Executive Directors
    Senior Staff
    Ms. Jessica Anderson Unit Director
    Ms. Melissa Annarumma Unit Director
    Mr. Sean McLaughlin Development Officer
    Staff & Volunteer Statistics
    Full Time Staff 5
    Part Time Staff 30
    Staff Retention Rate % 90
    Professional Development Yes
    Contractors 0
    Volunteers 10
    Management Reports to Board Yes
    CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
    Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
    Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
    External Assessments and Accreditations
    Awards & Recognition
    Non-Profit of the YearCharlotte County Chamber of Commerce2016
    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 No
    Whistle Blower Policy No
    Document Destruction Policy No
    Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
    Policies and Procedures No
    Board Chair
    Board Chair Frank Leontitsis
    Company Affiliation Raymond James
    Board Term Oct 2016 to Sept 2018
    Board Chair Email
    Board Members
    Board Members
    Keith Callaghan Golisano Children's Hospital
    Darrell Caparo Charlotte County Sheriff's Office
    Tim Conte Retired School Teacher
    Matthew Dowling Charlotte County Sheriff's Office
    Jared Forma Charlotte Stone Crabs
    Andrea Goldman Community Volunteer
    Jason Green Weiler Engineering Corp
    John Houseman Realtor
    John LeClair Port Charlotte Middle School
    Frank Leontitsis Lucas Law Firm
    Deb Sestilio Fisherman's Village Realty
    Jackie Thornberry Remax Realtor
    Walter Vazquez Diversified Financial Services of Charlotte County, LLC.
    Dennis Wallace Dennis Wallace P.A.
    Bob White Charlotte County Chamber
    Nicholas Worden C1 Bank
    Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
    Board Ethnicity
    African American/Black 0
    Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
    Caucasian 15
    Hispanic/Latino 1
    Native American/American Indian 0
    Other 0 0
    Board Gender
    Male 13
    Female 3
    Unspecified 0
    Board Term Lengths 1
    Board Term Limits 99
    Board Orientation Yes
    Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
    Board Meeting Attendance % 84
    Board Self-Evaluation Yes
    Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
    Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
    % of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
    % of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
    Standing Committees
    Board Governance
    Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
    Board Development / Board Orientation
    Audit, Compliance and Controls
    Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
    Fiscal Year Projections
    Fiscal Year Start Month Oct
    Fiscal Year Start Day 01
    Fiscal Year Begins 2017
    Fiscal Year End Month Sept
    Fiscal Year End Day 30
    Fiscal Year Ends 2018
    Projected Revenue $637,106.00
    Projected Expenses $622,644.00
    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
    Audit/Financial Documents
    Historical 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
    Government Contributions$150,426$253,764$385,266
    Individual Contributions$177,162$224,897$293,311
    Investment Income, Net of Losses$0$0$0
    Membership Dues$0$0$0
    Special Events$81,236$79,096$87,434
    Revenue In-Kind$55,900$157,500$194,300
    Expense Allocation
    Fiscal Year201620152014
    Program Expense$541,325$669,026$805,826
    Administration Expense$76,789$97,748$121,713
    Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
    Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
    Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.131.211.04
    Program Expense/Total Expenses88%87%87%
    Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
    Assets and Liabilities
    Fiscal Year201620152014
    Total Assets$250,600$186,616$124,792
    Current Assets$227,650$167,672$107,085
    Long-Term Liabilities$0$5,145$6,857
    Current Liabilities$25,199$34,838$94,533
    Total Net Assets$225,401$146,633($11,598)
    Top Funding Sources
    Fiscal Year201620152014
    Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Service Revenue $286,956Program Service Revenue $304,157Government Grants - Unspecified $385,266
    Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $177,162Government Grants - Unspecified $253,764Contributions, gifts, grants $293,311
    Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants - Unspecified $150,426Contributions, gifts, grants $224,897Program Service Revenue $200,262
    CEO/Executive Director Compensation $50,001 - $75,000
    Tax Credits No
    Short Term Solvency
    Fiscal Year201620152014
    Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities9.034.811.13
    Long Term Solvency
    Fiscal Year201620152014
    Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%3%5%
    Financials Comments
    Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from Federal 990 and audited financial statements.  Contributions include foundation and corporate support as they are not separately stated on the documents provided. 
    Nonprofit Boys & Girls Club Of Charlotte Inc dba Boys and Girls Clubs of Charlotte County
    Address 21450 Gibralter Drive
    Suite 10
    Port Charlotte, FL 33952
    Phone 941 235-2472