Hearing Loss Association of America - Sarasota Chapter
PO Box 48643
SARASOTA FL 34230
Mission

The Hearing Loss Association of America - Sarasota/Manatee Chapter (HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and the local chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America, the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss. Our mission is to empower the more than 145,000 people with hearing loss in our community to lead more active lives by providing education/information, support and advocacy. 

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Ms. JoAnne DeVries
Board Chair Affiliation President
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
0
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2001
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Oct 2016
State Registration Yes July 2017
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $20,000.00
Projected Expenses $15,000.00
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter 2001View
Other Documents
HLAA Annual Impact ReportView
Impact Statement

Major accomplishments during the past 12 months:

  • In August 2015, our chapter collaborated with Ear Research Foundation and McCurdy’s Comedy Theater to host a night of comedy to introduce the 2015 Giving Challenge and to provide information to attendees about hearing loss prevention, the positive impact each group is having on our community through programs and services for those with hearing loss, and how to effectively manage hearing loss. 

Most notable, for the first time in the theater’s history, McCurdy’s provided communication access to those affected by hearing loss via a hearing loop and real-time captioning, making for a more enjoyable evening for many of our supporters, members, patients and guests with hearing loss.

  • HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee Chapter continued its partnership with the Ear Research Foundation and jointly hosted a “Special Event for Hearing Loss” featuring Celebrity Bartenders in March 2016. The fundraising event drew more than 100 attendees and enabled both organizations to continue our mission of raising hearing loss awareness in the community. 
  • Hosted the 5th annual Hearing Tech Expo at the Manatee Technical Institute (MTI) in March 2016. The Expo is the only source of free, non-biased consumer information available to the more than 145,000 residents affected by hearing loss in the Sarasota/Manatee area. 

This year’s Expo featured a Technology Solution Center, where individuals were able to try and compare the latest technologies for improving hearing in restaurants, meetings, on mobile phones, and with TV. An audiologist or a hearing instrument specialist and not a salesperson guided trials, thereby, eliminating product bias and sales pressure.   

Capitalizing on the success of last year's Veteran Hearing Awareness Forum, this year's Expo also featured an educational seminar focused on veterans with hearing loss. The panel, comprised of an audiologist, a counselor from the Veterans Administration and a veteran, provided useful information regarding available services for veterans with hearing loss and their families.

 

In addition to free hearing and health screenings, seminars on topics such as tinnitus, cochlear implants, and how hearing loops can improve hearing, the Expo featured fifty exhibitors and several groups offering financial assistance and hearing support. The day-long event drew more than 300 people, the majority (75%) attending the annual Expo for the first time.
  • Spearheaded the effort and increased to 120+ the number of venues installing hearing loop technology. As a result, persons with hearing loss benefitted from better communication access when attending area churches, playhouses, or visiting business locations throughout Sarasota/Manatee counties, including 3 Publix Supermarkets. 
  • Provided chapter members and guests with 12 months of the most current information available to help impacted individuals successfully manage their hearing loss. Educational presentations were led by Doctors of Audiology, mental health professionals, cochlear implant surgeons, assistive technology providers, peer mentors and communication experts. 
Top four goals for 2016-2017:
  • Increase chapter membership by 10% from 168 to 185 members through our participation in multiple outreach events each month and use of social media. 
  • Raise awareness in the community, through participation in monthly outreach events, regarding the importance of treating hearing loss and the benefits HLAA offers; raise funds through our chapter’s participation in the Hearing Loss Association’s Walk4Hearing in Jacksonville, FL in November 2016. 
  • Similar to the Technology Solution Center featured during this year’s Expo, host an event that will allow people with hearing loss to learn about and experience the latest devices and technologies.
  • Provide scholarship awards to qualifying individuals to attend the National Hearing Loss Association’s Annual Convention in Washington D.C., the Gallaudet University’s Certified Peer Mentoring program in Washington, DC, and to students with hearing loss who wish to attain secondary education.

 

Needs Statement

In order to further advance the mission of the Hearing Loss Association of Sarasota/Manatee, the chapter seeks assistance in the following areas:

1. The annual Hearing Tech Expo is free to the community. Funding is needed to underwrite expenses such as: rental of the venue, equipment rental, maintenance staff costs; temporary installation of hearing loops, which use a universal magnetic signal to deliver personalized in-the-ear sound to those with hearing loss, Communication Access Real-time Translation (CART) to provide real-time captioning during seminars, sign language interpreters; guest speaker expenses, promotion of event, etc. ($8,000)

2. Purchase a variety of and multiple assisted listening devices such as telephone accessories, TV amplifiers, alerting systems, personal amplifiers, home hearing loop systems, etc, that will enable those with hearing loss to experience these devices during our one-day “Experience” event, as well as during chapter meetings and when our volunteers participate in outreach events in the community. For those with hearing loss, it’s a simple formula: Hearing devices + assisted listening devices = Better listening and better communication. ($2,500) 

3. Promotional materials/marketing. Hire Graphic Artist to create eye-catching promotional materials for distribution at the 100+ outreach events, educational materials for chapter members, etc., plus funding to allow printing of all materials in color. ($5,000)

 4. Administrative support. Currently, HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee is utilizing one part-time contractor for 15-20 hours per month, which is not sufficient. Our need is for 40 hours/month ($600), twelve months of the year ($7,200).

5. Scholarships. Our goal is to motivate people affected by hearing loss to seek treatment, while continuing to provide information/education, support and advocacy to the 145,000 residents in Sarasota/Manatee counties affected by hearing loss. Scholarships will enable hearing and non-hearing volunteers to attend training in assistive technology and peer mentoring, learn how to be a hearing support specialist, attend the HLAA National Convention, etc. ($2,400) 


 

Background Statement

The Hearing Loss Association of America -  Sarasota/Manatee Chapter (HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee) is a local chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA).  HLAA was founded in 1979 in Bethesda, MD by Howard (Rocky) Stone, a retired CIA agent.  He was forced to retire early due to his progressive hearing loss and realized there were no consumer organizations in the US that he could turn to for information or assistance.   Rocky Stone built HLAA on a 3-pronged approach - information/education, advocacy and support -and believed that people with hearing loss do not have to be isolated or stigmatized, and by acquiring accurate information about hearing loss, they can lead happy, productive lives.  HLAA is a membership organization with 200+ local chapters and 11 state organizations, under a 501c(3) umbrella.  HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee began operating in Sarasota in 1988.  

Objectives of HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee

Education/Information

A common misconception is that hearing devices are the final solution in restoring hearing. However, there is so much more one can do to hear and understand better. Our monthly meetings feature expert speakers who teach us how to improve our understanding of speech through use of communication strategies, auditory techniques, and the latest technologies.
Advocacy

The HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee chapter has been active promoting better communication access in the community for people with hearing loss. Most notable: advocating for closed captioned movies, captioning of television news, emergency announcements, and City Commission meetings. In addition, our efforts have been instrumental in providing communication access (i.e., hearing loops that provide clear, corrected sound directly to the person with hearing loss) in more than 120+ venues throughout the community, as well as hosting Florida's largest Hearing Tech Expo for the past 5 years.

Support
People with hearing loss are often overwhelmed, don’t know where to begin their journey, or may simply struggle trying to manage everyday situations.

The HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee chapter, with 160+ active members, offers emotional support to those impacted by hearing loss, including hearing family and friends.

Monthly chapter meetings are open to the community and provide tips and techniques for living with hearing loss, technical information about hearing assistance devices and guidance on where to get hearing access in the community. Certified Peer Mentors are available for individual, partner or family consultations at no charge for HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee members.

In addition to monthly daytime meetings, After Hours Group meetings are held every other month to accommodate those who work or are unable to attend the afternoon sessions. Members can enjoy and take advantage of a variety of activities, including Book, Movie and Theatre clubs.

HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee is committed to keeping members informed and raising hearing loss awareness through its use of social media: the chapter has a website (www.hlas.org), a Facebook page and Twitter account, and over 1,200 people receive notification of events and its monthly electronic newsletter, “Listen Up”.

Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Sarasota
FL- Manatee
FL
Areas Served Comments The Hearing Loss Association of Sarasota serves Sarasota and Manatee Counties (342 zip code) where nearly 1 in 5 people has hearing loss, accounting for the highest incidence in the nation. Compounding our challenge, 86% of the people with hearing loss do not get the treatment or hearing aids they need to hear properly.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type Public & Societal Benefit
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

As a result of hard work and determined efforts, we have had an amazing year of growth and positive change for our local chapter.  Word of mouth and our participation in 120+ outreach events during the year increased chapter membership in 2016 to more than 160 active members.

Attendance at monthly chapter meetings is strong due to the variety of topics presented by guest speakers, the exchange of knowledge, encouragement, and the sharing of experiences.

 Our Movie, Book and Theatre Clubs continue to grow as members learn about and take advantage of the latest technology that enables them to again participate in activities they put aside due to their hearing loss.

HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee chapter continues to be the leading advocate for better communication access in our community. As a direct result of our efforts, 120+ venues, including three Publix Supermarkets, have installed hearing loop technology, significantly improving a person’s ability to understand what is being said. Persons with hearing loss are benefitting from better communication access when attending area churches, playhouses, government meetings, or visiting business locations throughout Sarasota/Manatee counties.

Our greatest challenge is reaching and motivating the more than 145,000 residents with hearing loss in Sarasota/Manatee counties to seek treatment. Even though hearing aids offer dramatic improvement for most people with hearing loss, most wait an average of 7 years before seeking help. Simply stated, only 15% of individuals with hearing loss have sought treatment.   

HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee uses various methods to reach these individuals, including hosting the state’s largest Hearing Tech Expo, participating in 100+ outreach events throughout the year, holding hearing loss support group meetings each month, and offering free hearing screenings at the Farmer’s Market.

Our second challenge lies in building collaborative relationships with professionals who treat hearing loss (i.e., audiologists, ENTs, hearing instrument specialists). Our vision is to provide those in our community with a “complete solution” to their hearing loss: After being fitted with hearing devices, HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee compliments the hearing care practice by providing patients with emotional support, tips and techniques to help them live successfully with their hearing loss.

Although we have had some success through direct mail campaigns and hosting receptions, our volunteers continue to reach out to this group, while looking for better ways to build a partnership.

Thirdly, our pace of progress is often slowed due to a lack of financial resources. Members enjoy and take advantage of the benefits our chapter offers, yet are hesitant to donate. In meetings and via email updates, we continue to educate our membership as to how funds will be utilized and the difference their donation will make. 

In addition, our Board is active in seeking grants to underwrite the cost of promotional materials/marketing for outreach events, administrative support, servicers that provide communication access during chapter meetings, etc.

Along with most of our members, the Hearing Loss Association of America - Sarasota/Manatee has empowered me to lead a more active lifestyle by teaching me how to communicate more effectively and how to be a better advocate, not only for myself, but for others in the community affected by hearing loss.

Sarasota has the highest incidence of hearing loss in the country, and I am cognizant and motivated by the enormous challenge facing us. I am fortunate to be part of a team that believes we can and will raise awareness about this “invisible condition” while improving people’s lives through education, support and the sharing of experiences. 

There is nothing more rewarding to me than to have someone who has struggled with hearing loss say: “You have made such a difference in my life”.

Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

The statistics are alarming. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, 20% of our population has some level of hearing loss. Locally, that translates into approximately 145,000 residents in Sarasota-Manatee counties. We have put tremendous efforts in the past years to reach, educate and motivate these individuals to seek treatment. 

What makes us unique and our goals challenging is that the majority of the population we are trying to reach is in denial regarding their hearing loss. 

Every year we focus on finding new and different ways to reach this group, so we can arm them with the information they need that will lead to better hearing and quality of life. Our volunteers work long hours in the community raising awareness regarding the importance of treating hearing loss, making presentations in retirement communities, supporting chapter meetings and our annual Hearing Tech Expo, as well as meeting with hearing loss professionals and conducting veteran outreach. 

Although hearing loss is called the “invisible condition”, HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee refuses to be invisible in its determination to raise awareness regarding our mission of education, information, advocacy and support for people with hearing loss in our community.

Programs
Description

The Hearing Loss Association of America-Sarasota/Manatee chapter serves Sarasota and Manatee counties where nearly 1 in 5 people is affected by some level of hearing loss. Compounding our challenge, 86% of those affected take no action to improve their hearing.

Hearing loss affects everyone - family members, friends, colleagues, and people with whom we interact on a daily basis. What makes hearing loss so challenging is that it is an “invisible condition”. We cannot see hearing loss, only its effects, such as social isolation, depression, and even dementia.

HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee advocates the benefits of seeking treatment by participating in more than 100 outreach events, including presentations in retirement communities, hosting the state’s largest Hearing Tech Expo, providing free hearing screening at the Farmer’s Market, and through its frequent use of social media.

Budget $15,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served People/Families with of People with Disabilities Families Other Health/Disability
Short Term Success

The HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee chapter, with 160+ active members, offers emotional support to those impacted by hearing loss, including hearing family and friends.

Monthly chapter meetings are open to the community and provide tips and techniques for living with hearing loss, technical information about hearing assistance devices, and guidance on where to get hearing access in the community. Certified Peer Mentors are available for individual, partner or family consultations at no charge for HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee members.

After Hours Group meetings are held every other month to accommodate those who work or are unable to attend the afternoon sessions.

Long Term Success

Successful treatment for hearing loss is a lifelong process and involves ongoing evaluation, education, training, support, and advocacy. HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee wants to continue to be a part of every chapter members’ journey and to help the thousands of others who have yet to begin theirs.

Program Success Monitoring
  • Growing attendance at our monthly meetings
  • Surveys to our membership
  • Our Board reviews results annually against plan and make adjustments to the next 12-month plan, where necessary.
Program Success Examples The Hearing Loss Association of Sarasota continues to reach out to people with hearing loss every year through presentation, outreach, monthly meetings, social venues, website, and social media.
Description

HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee’s annual Hearing Tech Expo is a free event open to the community benefiting multiple audiences: With 50 exhibitors, educational seminars and groups offering financial assistance and support, the Expo is the only source of un-biased consumer information available to the more than 145,000 residents affected by hearing loss, and their families, in the Sarasota/Manatee area.

Professionals in the area of hearing loss benefit from the Expo by demonstrating their products and/or promoting their services.

The Expo also provides community loop advocates an opportunity to meet with looping installers during the one-day event. Churches, theatres, and other public venues have the potential of being looped, making these facilities more “hearing friendly” to people with hearing loss by the simple act of touching a button on their hearing device.

Budget $7,500
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served People/Families with of People with Disabilities Families Other Health/Disability
Short Term Success The HLAA-S/M Hearing Tech Expo drew approximately 250+ individuals for a day long event featuring 50 exhibitors, 7 educational seminars, hearing screenings,  and hands-on demonstration of SONY captioning glasses.  The Hearing Tech Expo is the only source of free, non-biased consumer information available to the more than 145,000 people with hearing loss in the Sarasota/Manatee area.
Long Term Success The long-term success of the Hearing Tech Expo is to continue to build on the needs of the community, and for HLAA-S/M to continue to educate, support, provide access and socialization for the members of the hearing loss community.
Program Success Monitoring Written surveys were received from attendees and exhibitors. We monitored the Expo for attendance and received feedback from attendees and exhibitors about what worked and what could be improved upon. 
Program Success Examples
More persons with hearing loss are attending and enjoying movies at the theatres utilizing the SONY captioning glasses.  The audiologists exhibiting at the Hearing Health Expo reported new appointments booked for audiological evaluations, and the cochlear implant manufacturers reported increased requests for information.
 
Email received from sponsor at event -  "I would like to thank you and all involved for the opportunity to be apart of this incredible event. CapTel is very involved in the hearing impaired community and want to inform as many people in need of the service that we provide to this community. The Expo offered a fantastic platform for this. I would like to say that as I travel around the state and attend many of these events, this one was by far superior in several ways. First, I was duly impressed with how active your community is in the hearing impaired world around you. Between four and five hundred attendees!!! WOW, I have not seen that number before. The attendees came knowing what the event was truly about and came to learn about their disability. When they arrived, they were warmly welcomed and made comfortable with the venue by many members of the event staff assisting them. Finally, the composition of vendors covered many aspects of the products and services available to those who need them.

Kudos to you and your staff, a job very well done. I would like to be involved in all future events, please advise. Thank again and best regards."

Barry S. Collins,  Outreach Expert for  Cap Tel-Captioned Telephones
Description

Our goal is to educate the more than 145,000 residents in Sarasota-Manatee in the benefits of treating hearing loss and to motivate them to seek treatment, while continuing to provide information/education, support and advocacy to existing chapter members. For HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee to be recognized as the leader in the community by those with hearing loss, the organization needs to deliver a complete, accurate and consistent message.

Scholarships enable qualified hearing and non-hearing volunteers to become hearing support specialist, attend the National Hearing Loss Association’s Annual Convention, and the Gallaudet University’s Certified Peer Mentoring program in Washington, DC. It also allows us to assist students with hearing loss to attain a secondary education.

The more volunteers we have skilled in the area of hearing loss, the greater our outreach and ability to touch and improve the lives of those struggling with hearing loss.

Budget $5,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served People/Families with of People with Disabilities Other Health/Disability Families
Short Term Success Education conferences at the local, state and national level will empower and encourage attendees in making decisions to help them reach their full potential. 
Long Term Success Long term success results in confident and well-informed attendees supporting, educating and mentoring others in the community with hearing loss.
Program Success Monitoring Scholarship recipients will be monitored closely for attendance and asked to provide a report and feedback.
Program Success Examples An example of scholarship program success is when attendees return from a national conference eager to share what they learned with HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee members and friends.
Description

There are approximately 88,000 veterans in Sarasota/Manatee counties and, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine, one out of five people or roughly 17,600 veterans in Sarasota-Manatee counties, have some level of hearing loss. The situation has become even more immediate since many of our veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have hearing loss and tinnitus. It is the #1 reported injury among military veterans.

This February HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee hosted its first annual Veteran Hearing Awareness Forum specifically for veterans and their families in our community. The event offered product displays and presentations that described technology, services and communication strategies for better hearing. The highlight of the 4-hour event was the panel of veterans who shared their insight and experience in adapting to the challenges of hearing loss.


Budget $2,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Families People/Families with of People with Disabilities Other Health/Disability
Short Term Success Providing education, advocacy and awareness of the tools and resources available from HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee to the veterans in our community at the Workshop.
Long Term Success There are approximately 88,000 veterans in Sarasota/Manatee counties and statistics indicate that one out of five people (17,600 veterans) have hearing loss. The situation has become even more immediate since many of our veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan have hearing loss and tinnitus. Providing ongoing education, advocacy and awareness of the tools and resources available from HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee to the veterans in our community.
Program Success Monitoring Worked collaboratively with the Sarasota County Veterans Commission to reach out to the over 17,600 veterans with hearing loss in Sarasota/Manatee counties.
Program Success Examples More than 100 veterans and their families attended, signifying the need that exists in our community to provide information, education and support to veterans with hearing loss. HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee will host another Hearing Forum in February 2016.
Comments
Program Comments by Organization
Example of Program Success:
 
Testimonial - "Thank you for once again providing a significant event to impact the community about hearing loss and treatment options!  I cannot express deeply enough my profound appreciation for the hours and energy you all devote to events as these.  Kudos and many thanks."
 
Testimonial -  "I had totally given up and was leading a life of compromise. Then, I happened to connect with Hearing Loss Association of Sarasota.
 
It completely changed my life and led me to a new career! I do not exaggerate that it totally changed my perspective towards life. I received a lot of information on Cochlear Implants and also provided lot of support and encouragement for having a successful cochlear implant. I would say that without HLAS support and encouragement I would not have gone for the cochlear implant."
 

Testimonial - "If you met me you would not know that I have a profound hearing loss and cannot hear you.  After joining HLAS several years ago I found so many resources I  did not know existed.  I immediately found help and understanding from Professional speakers, product education and demonstrations, personal histories from members,  but  most of all from the wonderful mentors who have been holding my hand through the decision process of getting a CI.  If you have questions HLAS has answers not only for you but also your exasperated loved ones. "

CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email jdv.devries8@gmail.com
Experience
JoAnne DeVries, is the President of HLAA-Sarasota/Manatee chapter. Along with the all volunteer board she is responsible for the chapter's public relations, marketing and communications, as well as the daily operations, fundraising and programs.  She has worked in the for-profit and non-profit sectors.  JoAnne has a Master's degree in Adult Education/Human Resources  from the University of South Florida.
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 1
Volunteers 20
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
  • Hearing Loss Association of America
  • Hearing Loss Association of Florida
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 No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Other Documents
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. JoAnne DeVries
Company Affiliation President
Board Term Mar 2014 to Jan 2018
Board Chair Email jdv.devries8@gmail.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms Maria Anderson Retired
Mrs Kathy Combs Community Volunteer
Ms. JoAnne DeVries Community Volunteer
Mr. Dave Donnelly Community Volunteer
Dr. Susan Fulton USF
Mrs. Joan Haber Community Volunteer
Ms. Vinell Lacy Owner, Plumbing
Dr. Lyndsey Nalu Audiologist
Mr. Mark Selis Hearing Instrument Specialist
Mrs. Anne Taylor Commnuity Volunteer
Mr. Richard Williams Retired
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 3
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 3
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Board Meeting Attendance % 83
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy No
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Membership
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Education
Program / Program Planning
Volunteer
Scholarship
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2016
Projected Revenue $20,000.00
Projected Expenses $15,000.00
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
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$19,011$25,832$13,809
Administration Expense$3,201$0$1,957
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.191.221.09
Program Expense/Total Expenses86%100%88%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$25,715$21,606$1,435
Current Assets$25,715$21,606$1,435
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$25,715$21,606$1,435
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $13,805Contributions, gifts, grants $12,690Contributions, gifts, grants $17,200
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Service Revenue $7,263Hearing Expo $7,6570 $0
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $2,956Membership Dues $5,1750 $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 Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization

Our pace of progress is often slowed due to a lack of financial resources. Members enjoy and take advantage of the benefits our chapter offers, yet are hesitant to donate. In meetings and via email updates, we continue to educate our membership as to how funds will be utilized and the difference their donation will make.

Our Board remains active in seeking grants to underwrite the cost of promotional materials/marketing for outreach events, administrative support, servicers that provide communication access during chapter meetings, etc.

Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from compilations, as the organization files a Federal 990-N.
Nonprofit Hearing Loss Association of America - Sarasota Chapter
Address PO Box 48643
SARASOTA , FL
Phone 941 320-8825

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY, INC. IS A REGISTERED 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT CORPORATION. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE (1-800-HELP-FLA) OR FROM THE WEBSITE: WWW.FRESHFROMFLORIDA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) OF EACH CONTRIBUTION IS RECEIVED BY THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY. REGISTRATION #SC-02471.