Manatee Education Foundation Inc.
1023 Manatee Avenue West
Suite 215
Bradenton FL 34205
Mission
The mission of the Manatee Education Foundation is to provide funding for innovative programs and enhanced educational opportunities for the teachers and students of Manatee County public schools beyond allocated state dollars.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mary Glass
Board Chair Mr. Harry Kinnan
Board Chair Affiliation Community Volunteer
General Info
Supported Organization School District of Manatee County
Former Names
Manatee County Schools Foundation
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1989
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Aug 2018
State Registration 0
Financial Summary
 
 
IRS Letter of Determination
Name
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Impact Statement

Through our newly revised Teacher Impact Grant program, teachers were presented with classroom grants.  In all, $100,000 was distributed through MEF's main giving initiative - directly from the private sector into the hands of the deserving teachers who are able to now fund projects in their classrooms.

 

The Book Buddy Reading Program is designed to engage and motivate our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students, while they support the kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students as they develop and refine their active literacy skills. The program offers many opportunities for all students to practice higher order thinking strategies and to effectively communicate with peers within the area of literacy.  Diagnostic assessments have shown an increase in reading scores over the past two years with students who have participated in the Book Buddy program.

 
The Heart & Soul Art Program in the high schools is a multi-faceted event in the arts curriculum with the Heart & Soul Gala and Live Art Auction in January.  Students who are chosen for the prestigious program donate their artwork to the foundation to be auctioned at the gala.  Proceeds from the event are given to the art departments and also help fund art programs at the elementary and middle school levels.  The 2017  Heart and Soul Program was the most successful to date helping raise much needed funds for high school fine arts programs. 
 
The Manatee Education Foundation helped sponsor a satellite VPK classroom at the South Florida Museum for the 2017-2018 school year.  The satellite VPK is a Title I classroom for students with special needs established due to the lack of physical space at other District locations.  The classroom is comprised of a very diverse group of 20 students that are able to use the museum's resources to engage in STEM education initiatives.  


 

 

 

 



 

Needs Statement
The Manatee Education Foundation’s main giving initiative is the Teacher Impact Grant Program celebrated and awarded at an annual reception in October. Teachers apply for grants for supplies for their classrooms, innovative projects and even field trip expenses. They can apply for funds to bring in speakers, add technology or just replenish their classroom library. Sponsors are needed for these grants which are $1,000 each and an organization or individual can choose the category for funding and present the teacher with the check at the energetic and lively Teacher Impact Grants reception.
 

It is always a reassuring experience when an individual gives of their time to help the cause you so firmly believe in. Volunteers are always needed to help with MEF programs and events. The MEF looks to the community to ready and evaluate teacher grants, scholarship applications, and to serve on the Marketing and Phil Galvano Golf Classic committees. The School District of Manatee County always need volunteers and we can find an opportunity for anyone to help the schools. 

The Manatee Education Foundation helps in facilitating the Excellence in Education Awards which celebrates the Educator of the Year and Support Person of the Year for the district. Sponsors are needed for this event.

The Book Buddy Program is a literacy program designed to engage and motivate our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students, while they support kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd students as they develop and refine their active literacy skills. Sponsors are needed for this program to continue expanding it to additional schools.  
 
 
 
 
Background Statement
 The Manatee Education Foundation was founded in 1988 as the Manatee County Schools Foundation by then School Board member and local education legend, Marjorie G. Kinnan. The Foundation was established to better support teachers and their needs in the classroom. Funding for innovative programs and enhanced educational opportunities for our students and supplies for our teachers have remained the focus of giving. The board of directors is comprised of active civic oriented business people, many of whom are founding members.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Manatee
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Education
Secondary Org Type
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Programs
Description The Manatee Education Foundation’s main giving initiative is the Teacher Impact Grants program celebrated and awarded at an annual reception in October. Teachers apply for grants for supplies for their classrooms, innovative projects and even field trip expenses. They can apply for funds to bring in speakers, add technology or just replenish their classroom library. Sponsors are needed for these grants which are $1,000 each and an organization or individual can name the grant, choose the category for funding and present the teacher with the check at the energetic and lively Ready for School Rally.
Budget $100,000
Category Education, General/Other Educational Programs
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success
Teachers immediately feel the short term success of the grants as they are able to buy needed supplies for their classrooms.  The long term effects are documented at the end of the year in the required evaluation form when teachers are able to report increases in reading levels, test scores, etc.
Long Term Success
Every teacher that receives a Teacher Impact Grant is required to submit a evaluation form at the end of the school year including information on their suggestions for the program.  We take into account their comments and suggestions and continually attempt to improve the program.  Another way to determine the success of the program experience is by how many sponsors return each year to sponsor grants. 
Program Success Monitoring
Every teacher that receives a Teacher Impact Grant is required to submit a evaluation form at the end of the school year including information on their suggestions for the program. We take into account their comments and suggestions and continually attempt to improve the program and the rally. 
Program Success Examples
Each teacher who is awarded a grant submits results from their project at the end of the school year. 
Description
The Book Buddy Reading Program is designed to engage and motivate our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students, while they support the kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students as they develop and refine their active literacy skills. The program offers many opportunities for all students to practice higher order thinking strategies and to effectively communicate with peers within the area of literacy.  
 
An intermediate student is paired with a primary student.  The intermediate student becomes the "Mentor Book Buddy" and the primary student is referred to as the "Book Buddy."  These partnerships meet two to three times per week for their Book Buddy session.  During this session, the Mentor may read to their Book Buddy or the Book Buddy may read to their Mentor.  The students follow a sequence that includes a book discussion and a written response.  The mentor facilitates the session and completes the reading log/written response with their Book Buddy.  The reading log is turned in once per month to the Program Coordinator for feedback and recognition.
Budget $25,000
Category Education, General/Other Literacy
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) K-12 (5-19 years)
Short Term Success One of the highlights of the program is our monthly Mentor Buddy Training Sessions.  Each meeting begins with "Celebration Shout Outs," where Mentors are able to share some of the wonderful work they have been doing with their Book Buddies.  Mentors are given the opportunity to document these celebrations, which are then displayed in the hallway for the school community.  Additionally, Mentors meet with the Program Coordinator where they are presented with a variety of trainings including but not limited to, the roles and responsibilities of a Mentor, how to emulate the characteristics of a responsible learner, how to support an emerging learner, and how to support an emerging reader through use of decoding strategies.
Long Term Success Students are assessed quarterly using a diagnostic assessment program i-Ready.  The success of the Book Buddy Program is measured using the i-ready data, as well as,  the FCAT developmental scale scores.  The i-Ready data has shown consistent growth in the reading scores of students in the Book Buddy program over the past 2 years.  
Program Success Monitoring
Students are assessed quarterly using a diagnostic assessment program i-Ready. The success of the Book Buddy Program is measured using the i-ready data, as well as, the FCAT developmental scale scores. The i-Ready data has shown consistent growth in the reading scores of students in the Book Buddy program over the past 2 years.
 
Additionally, Mentors meet with the Program Coordinator where they are presented with a variety of trainings including but not limited to, the roles and responsibilities of a Mentor, how to emulate the characteristics of a responsible learner, how to support an emerging learner, and how to support an emerging reader through use of decoding strategies.
Program Success Examples Students are assessed quarterly using a diagnostic assessment program i-Ready. The success of the Book Buddy Program is measured using the i-ready data, as well as, the FCAT developmental scale scores. The i-Ready data has shown consistent growth in the reading scores of students in the Book Buddy program over the past 2 years.
Description The Excellence in Education Awards Celebration showcases the incredible talent, dedication and passion for delivering best practices in education in our schools.  The Manatee Education Foundation, in partnership with School District of Manatee County, host the annual program for the Teacher and Support Employee of the Year Awards.  The event celebrates teachers in our community who show commitment to their profession, are leaders among colleagues and motivate students to learn through their distinctive teaching methods and passion.  An investment in education is an investment in everyone's future. 
Budget $20,000
Category Education, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Adults
Short Term Success This program builds morale within the school district.
Long Term Success Gives teachers and support staff incentive to continue working passionately with students knowing that they are appreciated and recognized.
Program Success Monitoring Surveys are utilized by the School District for feedback.
Program Success Examples Feedback from Teachers, School District and Principals has been very positive.
 
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Mary Glass
CEO Term Start Mar 2007
CEO/Executive Director Email glassm@manateeschools.net
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate % 100
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 1
Volunteers 20
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Collaborations
The Manatee Education Foundation follows the policy guidelines of the School District of Manatee County. 
 
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
2011
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
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 Yes
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Harry Kinnan
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Term Sept 2016 to Sept 2018
Board Chair Email hgkinnan@yahoo.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Jackie Barron Mosaic
Ms. Sarah Colandro Fawley Bryant Achitecture
Ms. Samantha Cummins Goodwill Manasota
Mr. Vernon DeSear Manatee Memorial Hospital
Mr. Mark Freeman ME&S General Contractors
Mr. Kim French Willis Smith Construction
Mr. Bob Gause Gause and Associates
Ms. Diana Greene School District of Manatee County
Mr. David Heiser FPL
Mr. Ross Hodges 1st Manatee Bank
Mr. Gary Huggins NDC Construction
Mr. Chuck Johnson Blalock Walters, PA
Mr. Charlie Kennedy School Board of Manatee County
Mr. Harry Kinnan CommunityVolunteer
Mr. Tom Peacock Gilbane Building Company
Mr. Jeff Podobnik Pittsburgh Pirates
Mr. Paul Sharff Early Learning Coalition
Ms. Robin Thompson School District of Manatee County
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 17
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 13
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Board Meeting Attendance % 61
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 35
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 54
Standing Committees
Program / Program Planning
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month July
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2017
Fiscal Year End Month June
Fiscal Year End Day 30
Fiscal Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $1,000,000.00
Projected Expenses $831,000.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$303,679$325,595$383,395
Administration Expense$188,261$203,085$210,320
Fundraising Expense$29,439$33,486$48,791
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.321.031.07
Program Expense/Total Expenses58%58%60%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue4%6%7%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$976,568$802,028$822,893
Current Assets$854,367$692,156$712,297
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$57,316$50,565$86,233
Total Net Assets$919,252$751,463$736,660
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $374,128Fundraising $308,491Contributions, gifts, grants $374,250
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $301,316Contributions, gifts, grants $267,031Fundraising $311,476
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $13,724Investment Income $1,447Investment Income $1,278
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $75,001 - $100,000
Tax Credits Yes
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities14.9113.698.26
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Foundations and corporations are included with individual contributions as there were not separated in the 990s or audits.  The financial figures were taken from the audited financial statements for years through 2010 and from the Federal tax returns for 2011 and 2012 as the financial statements were not available.  The Federal tax returns and audited financial statements reconcile for tax years 2009 and 2010. The value of in-kind contributions is included in revenue in the financial statements.
Nonprofit Manatee Education Foundation Inc.
Address 1023 Manatee Avenue West
Suite 215
Bradenton, FL 34205
Phone 941 251-4937

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