Center for Education Parents Association
6024 26th St W
Bradenton FL 34207-0000
Mission
The mission of the Center for Education Parents Association is to provide educational opportunities to children in our community through financial assistance and to enhance the education of our students by creating a diverse student body and contributing resources that develop creative thinkers and future leaders.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Kara Bettle
Board Chair Affiliation Center Montessori School
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
Center Montessori
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2000
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Dec 2017
State Registration Exempt May 2017
IRS Letter of Determination
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Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $40,000.00
Projected Expenses $6,000.00
Impact Statement
Needs Statement
  1. Continue to provide funding for financial assistance to families so that low income students can receive a Montessori education.  Cost: $25,000
  2. Fund professional development. Cost: $15,000
  3. Continue to bring in guest speakers for parent and staff education.  Cost: $10,000 
  4. Continue to fund Teacher & Staff Appreciation. Cost: $100
  5. Provide Funds for ongoing STEM needs in the classrooms for items such as: microscopes and other science equipment, desk top computers and tablets. Cost: $25,000
Background Statement
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Education
Secondary Org Type
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Programs
Description Every year CEPA organizes, funds and staffs several parent education events that are also open and free to the community. This year CEPA brought in national speaker on parenting Alfie Kohn and offered this event to the community and educators. CEPA also sponsored an evening instructing parents on how to bring Montessori philosophies into their homes.
Budget $10,000
Category Education, General/Other Early Childhood Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Families
Short Term Success

On a short term basis these programs build our Center Montessori Community. The success of these is measured by strong attendance.

Long Term Success

Long term success can be measured by positive feedback from participants and Center families.

Program Success Monitoring

The success of these programs is measured by their ongoing popularity and number of attendees. CEPA is proud to be able to provide these educational opportunities to our families and the community at no cost or a nominal cost.

Program Success Examples The Alfie Kohn talk in the fall was attended by many Center families and also Manatee County private and public school educators as well as representatives from the home schooling community. The feedback we received was strong and we have received numerous requests to continue offering this level of programming to the community and much feedback on the value of the program.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email cepa@centermontessori.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 10
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Collaborations
Center Montessori School
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 No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Under Development
Board Chair
Board Chair Kara Bettle
Company Affiliation Center Montessori School
Board Term Aug 2014 to June 2020
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Kara Bettle Center Montessori School
Ms. Amy Fleece Center Montessori School
Ms. Mara Fulk Center Montessori School
Ms. Michelle Peterson Center Montessori School
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 0
Female 4
Unspecified
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Board Meeting Attendance % 100
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
Standing Committees
Scholarship
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $40,000.00
Projected Expenses $6,000.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? No
IRS Form 990s
990-n2015
990-n2014
990-n2013
Form 9902009
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$25,348$25,367$28,503
Administration Expense$329$624$681
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.391.721.33
Program Expense/Total Expenses99%98%98%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$0$0$0
Current Assets$0$0$0
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$0$0$0
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $32,694Contributions, gifts, grants $37,842Contributions, gifts, grants $37,750
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Revenue $3,125Program Revenue $6,893Program Revenue $968
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $00 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization We continually face the same challenge year after year; acquiring more monetary donation from the community to support the financial aid program we have established. With the help of a wide-range of new families each year with different contacts in the local community, we hope to attract the eye of new businesses to help our cause.
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information for recent years is taken from unaudited compilations as the organization files a 990-N.  No balance sheet information has been provided.For 2009, the organization filed a 990-EZ; accordingly the financial information for that year was taken from the Federal tax return.
Nonprofit Center for Education Parents Association
Address 6024 26th St W
Bradenton, FL 34207 0000
Phone 941 753-4987

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