Pine View Association Inc.
OSPREY FL 34229-9313

Pine View Association (PVA) is an organization of parents, teachers, staff, and friends of Pine View School in Osprey, Florida. Pine View is a Sarasota County public school for intellectually gifted students in Grades 2 to 12. It is consistently ranked as one of the nation's top public schools, and its students regularly achieve regional, state and national recognition for their accomplishments in academics as well as extracurricular activities.

Pine View Association (PVA) was established as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in 1972 to enrich the school's programs and activities so that Pine View School remains a center of academic excellence. PVA strives to enhance and enrich Pine View students’ school experience by supporting the school’s academic, social, fine arts and technology objectives. It encourages volunteerism, raises and disburses funds, promotes communication and cooperation with Pine View School, provides input to the school on issues of concern to parents, and supports gifted advocacy issues on a local and statewide basis.
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Mr. Ben Turoff
Board Chair Affiliation Community Volunteer
General Info
Organization DBA
Supported Organization Pine View School
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1972
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Feb 2019
State Registration Yes 0
Financial Summary
Note: Revenue includes the value of in-kind contributions/donations
IRS Letter of Determination
PVA_IRS Letter of Determination_Tax Exempt StatusView
Impact Statement

1) PVA grants funds for enhanced educational opportunities and resources benefiting the school’s 2,000+ students in Grades 2-12. PVA provides direct classroom support (via PACE, Pine View Fair) and grants funding requests for needs beyond normal requirements in academic departments, Guidance, College Resources, Media Center, and Health Clinic. In recent years PVA has supported Wellness activities; Elementary STEAM Night; 5th Grade DARE; 3rd Grade Rocks musical; field trips; STEM resources (equipment, 3D printers; science/robotics equipment); school garden supplies; extracurricular clubs/camps/teams; Oak Park Book Buddies; and Pine View School historical archives. PVA also supports student clubs recognized at national and state levels (Model UN, Speech & Debate, History Club, Robotics Club, Art Department, Drama Club, Band, Chorus, Peach Jam, Key Club, Science Olympiads, and Health Occupations Students of America [HOSA]).

2) PVA supports and celebrates school & community integration events (e.g., Pine View Fair, Elementary STEAM Night, and the Peramathon walk-a-thon). PVA also organizes annual staff appreciation events;  volunteer and donor receptions; parent coffees and book studies; and student recognition events (Student of the Month; Pine View Pride; 212 Scholarship award; 5th/8th/12th grade graduations).

3) PVA provides communication/media resources for the school community, including a monthly newsletter (Pine Views), Student and Business Directories, and student agenda books.

4) Since 2014 PVA has responded to new NPO compliance requirements by updating by-laws with conflict of interest and other policies. PVA has expanded its board and volunteer capacity with a Customer Relationship Management IT system. PVA will continue this momentum to optimize stewardship and growth potential.

Needs Statement

1)EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT ($110,394*). PVA enhances educational opportunities beyond normal requirements, through grants to Pine View School and funding requests to departments (academic departments, Guidance, Health Clinic, Media Center), extracurricular clubs, and student teams competing at state, national and international levels.

2)ENHANCEMENT OF SCHOOL COMMUNITY. PVA organizes activities/events to promote cohesion and integration of the school community including fundraising events (Pine View Fair; Peramathon; volunteers needed) and budgeted events including (i)Faculty/Staff Appreciation ($7,878*; in-kind food donations also needed); (ii)Parent/Sponsor/Volunteer Receptions ($2,803*); and (iii)Student Recognition events ($18,367*), such as Student of the Month, Pine View Pride, scholarships, 5th/8th/12th Grade graduations.

3)PROGRAM SERVICE EXPENSES ($70,410*). PVA offers Program Services benefiting the school community, including publications (Pine Views, Student & Business Directories, Agenda Books), wellness events, DARE t-shirts, e-book costs, and Pine View Cares.

*The dollar amounts above are expenses budgeted for 2016-17.  
Background Statement
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
Areas Served Comments Pine View Association serves Pine View School, a public school for intellectually gifted students in Sarasota County, Florida.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Education
Secondary Org Type Education
Tertiary Org Type Education
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

Pine View is a unique and extraordinary school. There’s no place like it in the country. Our faculty and administration are amazing, our school environment is stimulating and exciting. Our parent-teacher organization, Pine View Association (PVA), is also something special. Some of our PVA volunteers have been helping out at the school for 15 to 20 years, and many stay on even after their kids have graduated!

PVA is at the heart of our Pine View community. It’s where parents can meet fellow parents, and where Pine View families and friends can personally make an impact on the quality of education at Pine View. PVA supports Pine View in every way imaginable. We help send our nationally-ranked speech and debate team to tournaments all over the country. We plan events for Pine View’s students, parents, and teachers. We helped build a sunshade for the elementary playground. We helped set up an e-Library for the school media center to make books more accessible to our students. We run the school store. We help our kids celebrate their good grades, effort, and achievement every quarter. And through the support of our wonderful and involved parents, PVA grants funding requests to classrooms and clubs, as well as other departments on campus, such as guidance, health, and the media center, to help them provide those extra special programs that make Pine View such an amazing place.

Description PVA considers funding requests to meet school needs beyond the normal requirements in support of academic and classroom programs, the Media Center, the Health Clinic, Guidance and College Resource Departments, student clubs, extracurricular activities, and student participation in state and national competitions. Specific initiatives and clubs supported by PVA in recent years include the Model United Nations, Robotics Club, Speech and Debate Team, High School Band and Chorus, Art and History Clubs, Drama Club, the school garden, the school newspaper, 3rd Grade Rocks, 5th Grade DARE Program, and Elementary STEAM Night.
Budget $110,000
Category Education, General/Other Extracurricular Activities
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Short Term Success With PVA's support, Pine View School will continue to rank as one of the nation's best schools; and its clubs and teams will have the resources needed to travel, compete, and distinguish themselves at state and national levels. 
Long Term Success With PVA's support, Pine View School will continue to rank as one of the nation's best schools; and its clubs and teams will have the resources needed to travel, compete, and distinguish themselves at state and national levels.
Program Success Monitoring Recent efforts to streamline and improve the process by which PVA considers funding requests provide an improved basis for program success monitoring. Requests are submitted by means of a standardized form that requires a detailed justification for the request, the number of students who will benefit, and a description of other fundraising and funding sources. If approved by the school, the completed form is carefully considered by a PVA committee responsible for obtaining additional information or clarification as needed. Then the request is considered by the whole board, often at a board meeting attended by representatives of the program or group requesting funds. This process provides a solid basis for tracking funds awarded and associated successes. 
Program Success Examples
In 2016 US News & World Report ranked Pine View at #1 among high schools in the state of Florida and at #7 in the United States. In recent years PVA has supported participation and high achievement by Pine View students, teams and representatives at state and national levels. Recent achievements supported by in-kind and financial assistance from PVA include the Five Star School Award to Pine View School announced in 2016 (FL Dept. of Education); the Green Ribbon sustainability award to Pine View School in 2015 (US Dept. of Education); and state- and national-level recognition by Pine View teams and clubs in areas such as robotics, rocketry, Model UN, Speech/Debate, Art, Drama, Band, and Chorus.
Description PVA organizes 4 yearly events to show Pine View School's faculty and staff how much they are appreciated: (1)a breakfast in the week prior to school starting; (2)a faculty team building dinner in the week prior to school starting; (3)a holiday party on the first Friday in December; and (4)Faculty & Staff Appreciation Week (early May), when faculty and staff are treated to a breakfast and 3 lunches. These events are supported by PVA volunteers together with donations (both monetary and in-kind) from local businesses and individuals.
Budget $7,878
Category Education, General/Other Elementary & Secondary Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified
Short Term Success PVA will continue to improve its faculty and staff appreciation events with a well-organized committee, enthusiastic volunteers and generous business partners.
Long Term Success Continuing the PVA tradition of faculty and staff appreciation events will help ensure that Pine View's faculty and staff realize how much they are appreciated.
Program Success Monitoring Every year the Faculty and Staff Appreciation Committee evaluates the success of its events, making improvements as needed.
Program Success Examples Every year's Staff and Faculty Appreciation events are greatly appreciated by Pine View faculty and staff. The PVA board hears this directly from faculty and in by means of thank you notes.

PVA organizes Student Recognition activities such as Student of the Month, Pine View Pride, the 212 Award (a scholarship for graduating seniors), and ceremonies and events to celebrate 5th, 8th and12th grade graduation.

Budget $18,367
Category Education, General/Other Elementary & Secondary Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Families
Short Term Success Student recognition activities help maintain and enhance student pride and a cohesive school community, in both the short and long term.
Long Term Success Student recognition activities help maintain and enhance student pride and a cohesive school community, in both the short and long term.
Program Success Monitoring Program Success is monitored based on ongoing feedback from students, the school community, and the PVA committees and volunteers who contribute to the success of student recognition events.
Program Success Examples Each year PVA plays a key role in ensuring that 5th-, 8th- and 12th-grade graduation ceremonies are successful, and that Pine View's tradition of recognizing student achievement is upheld.
Description Every year PVA organizes the Pine View Fair, a fun-filled family event open to the whole community. Individual classes and clubs are invited to create and run their own booth or activity, and PVA gives all net proceeds directly back to the participating classes and clubs to support curricular and extracurricular activities. PVA is able to offer this extraordinary event each year thanks to the tireless efforts of the PVA Fair Committee and hundreds of volunteers, together with generous contributions from individual and business sponsors.
Budget $0
Category Education, General/Other Extracurricular Activities
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Families
Short Term Success The 2016 Pine View Fair will be another well-attended and fun-filled event, serving to bond the school community and raise funds for the direct benefit of participating classrooms and clubs. 
Long Term Success The Pine View Fair is truly a highlight of each school year, a day of cooperative fun that brings together the whole school and its surrounding community to the benefit of curricular and extracurricular programs.
Program Success Monitoring Each year the PVA Fair Committee evaluates successes and areas for improvement, making adjustments for next year's fair.
Program Success Examples The Pine View Fair in October 2015 was a fun-filled event that generated $36,889 in revenue.
Description The Pine View E-Library -- the first public school e-book library in the state -- was launched in 2013 with grants from PVA covering costs for acquisition, infrastructure and a beginning collection of e-books. Besides published e-books, the system also allows teachers to upload proprietary materials created by Pine View teachers for access by all Pine View students.
Budget $4,000
Category Education, General/Other Education & Technology
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Short Term Success Since 2013 PVA has continued to donate on a yearly basis to maintain and expand the e-library collection available through the Pine View media center. Program success is evaluated annually based on circulation data.
Long Term Success PVA strives to continue its support for Pine View's e-library and media center. It has set up a committee to problem solve ways to overcome funding cuts and add volunteer hours to the media center. Success of the E-library program is evaluated annually based on circulation data.
Program Success Monitoring On an annual basis PVA monitors the use of e-library titles and alternative sources of e-books, in considering the program's success.  
Program Success Examples The beginning e-book collection features advanced materials and popular fiction books for children and adolescents.
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 300
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
Pine View School
External Assessments and Accreditations
Risk Management Provisions
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 Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Ben Turoff
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Term May 2017 to May 2018
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Ilene Balzan DVMCollingswood Animal Hospital
Sherry Burd Community Volunteer
Ms. Karen Cangero Pine View School faculty
Ms. Camille Cline Community Volunteer
Stephen Covert Ph.D.Pine View School, Principal
Seth Gardner Pine View School, High School Representative
Jeffery A. Gavette Team Medical Group
Robert Gray JDCommunity Volunteer
Ms. Karen Kirsch Community Volunteer
Ms Terra Layton Community Volunteer
Mrs. Camillia Mankovich Community Volunteer
Mary McCarrick Community Volunteer
Ms. Carol McCloskey Community Volunteer
Mrs. Natalie Merkher Community Volunteer
Mr. Alex Merkher Community Volunteer
Mr. Bengt Niebuhr Community Volunteer
Mildred Pastorizo M.D.Community Volunteer
Ben Turoff Community Volunteer
Mrs. Aurelie VandenBroek Community Volunteer
Mrs. Rachel Wei West Community Volunteer
Jennifer Wise Pine View School, Elementary School Representative
Mrs. Deborah Wolfinger Community Volunteer
Mrs. Woomee Yu Community Volunteer
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 17
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 5 (more than one ethnicity)
Board Gender
Male 7
Female 16
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 7
Board Meeting Attendance % 79
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 92
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Current Year Projections
Tax Year Start Month July
Tax Year Start Day 01
Tax Year Begins 2017
Tax Year End Month June
Tax Year End Day 30
Tax Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $221,025.00
Projected Expenses $212,317.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations Yes
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Audit/Financial Documents
Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$164,957$189,329$265,288
Administration Expense$10,134$11,799$12,039
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.331.250.91
Program Expense/Total Expenses94%94%96%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$160,744$103,171$53,175
Current Assets$159,864$102,077$52,560
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$160,744$103,171$53,175
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountMembership Dues $161,602Membership Dues $149,657Membership Dues $148,469
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $66,097Fundraising $98,324Fundraising $97,122
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSchool Store $4,938School Store $2,718Student Directory $4,913
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from IRS Form 990.  Individual contributions include foundation and corporate support.
Nonprofit Pine View Association Inc.
OSPREY , FL 34229 9313
Phone 941 486-2001