Sarasota High School Mast Research Institute Boosters Incorporated
2155 Bahia Vista St.
SARASOTA FL 34239-8044
Mission
 Sarasota High School MaST Research Institute Boosters Incorporated is an organization of teachers, parents, community members and students who strive to enrich and augment the education experience of students in MaST Research Institute. SHS-MRI offers students throughout Sarasota County the opportunity to study professional scientific research methods and apply academic data by conducting research in the scientific field of their choice. It is the mission of the SHS MRI Boosters Incorporated to support the academic, social, humanities and technological objectives of the program via volunteerism, fundraising, promoting communication and cooperation with the school and community. It is our duty to assist and support the directors of MaST Research Institute in extending the benefits of the MaST Program to students while supporting SHS-MaST excellence in education. 
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Andy Harshman
Board Chair Affiliation Sarasota High School
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2015
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Aug 2018
State Registration Yes Dec 2017
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $30,000.00
Projected Expenses $25,000.00
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter of DeterminationView
Impact Statement
Funded high-level research projects for high school students
Able to cut down on student cost of a field trip to compete in a state research competition at the University of Florida and visit labs
Funded scholarships for top-research students
Needs Statement
  1. Financial support for student research project needs. $10,000
  2. Travel costs for students when attending field trips, state, and international competitions. $4,000
  3. Symposium program expenses including student awards. $2,500
Background Statement
The Math Science and Technology (MaST) Research Institute (MRI) at Sarasota High School is a magnet program for students wishing to conduct college-level research studies from 9th through 12th grades. Students explore problems that they wish to address through a scientific research study in the math, science, and/or technology fields. MRI offers students the opportunity to conduct hands-on research guided by qualified instructors and mentors in the scientific community within the region at universities, and/or engineering and technology firms. Students compete in regional, national, and international science competitions, science fairs, and summer programs.  MRI students have consistently won honors and awards at each level, with many students going on to the Nation’s top research universities to continue their scientific inquiry. Since its inception in 1995, MRI graduates have been admitted to Harvard, Duke, Princeton, Stanford, Brown, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Florida, and more. 
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Sarasota
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Education
Secondary Org Type
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
The MaST Research Institute helps students perform high-level research. These students are given a unique opportunity not available elsewhere in the region.  The skills they learn not only serve them well in competitions, but beyond their high school years as they become some of the STEM leaders of tomorrow.
Programs
Description

Senior year

- Culmination of all work and knowledge from previous years’ research

- Continued research from junior year with a new plan and hypothesis

- Research project is expected to place in the Sarasota County Regional Science Fair

- Presentation and defense of research at annual MaST Research Symposium

Budget $2,500
Category Science & Technology, General/Other Science & Technology, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Short Term Success Our MaST Research Scholars, upon successful defense of their work at their senior symposium, receive a medallion that they wear at graduation, special recognition in the graduation program, and the MaST Seal on their diploma.  Of course, their achievements mean even more...a unique "edge" when applying to college, a step up when compared to their future collegiate peers in many areas (presentation skills, lab skills, scientific writing skills, professional social skills, etc.), and unmatched real-world academic experiences.
Long Term Success Student researchers have been invited to many prestigious science competitions and have been accepted in top universities.
Program Success Monitoring  SHS MaST program and our students continue to gain accolades across the state.
Program Success Examples  Student researchers have been invited to many prestigious science competitions and have been accepted in top universities.
Description What is MaST? The Math Science and Technology (MaST) Research Institute (MRI) at Sarasota High School is a magnet program for students wishing to conduct college-level research studies from 9th through 12th grades.
Budget $6,500
Category Science & Technology, General/Other Science & Technology, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Short Term Success  Students explore problems that they wish to address through a scientific research study in the math, science, and/or technology fields. MRI offers students the opportunity to conduct hands-on research guided by qualified instructors and mentors in the scientific community within the region at universities, and/or engineering and technology firms.
Long Term Success Increasing number of awards and recognition of our students at the county, state and international level.
Program Success Monitoring  Since its inception in 1995, MRI graduates have been admitted to Harvard, Duke, Princeton, Stanford, Brown, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Florida, and more.  
Program Success Examples Student research work required while in the MaST program, prepares them for the rigors of college.  
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email andy.harshman@sarasotacountyschools.net
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 5
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
none
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
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
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Comments
Management Comments by Foundation State Charitable Solicitations Permit applied for.
Board Chair
Board Chair Andy Harshman
Company Affiliation Sarasota High School
Board Term July 2016 to June 2021
Board Chair Email Andy.Harshman@sarasotacountyschools.net
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Courtney Lynn Coppola Director/Teacher
Andy Harshman Sarasota High School
Jennifer Rouse-Carroll Community Volunteer
Dana Spencer Community Volunteer
John Stevenson Sarasota High School
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 2
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 100
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy No
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $30,000.00
Projected Expenses $25,000.00
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
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
990-N2016
990-N2015
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$12,208$6,597$8,224
Administration Expense$2,722$749$515
Fundraising Expense$0$1,318$1,931
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses2.321.300.87
Program Expense/Total Expenses82%76%77%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%13%33%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
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 Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $28,950Contributions, gifts, grants $6,144Fundraising $4,458
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Service Revenue $5,694Foundation & Corporate Support $2,000Program Service Revenue $3,089
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $0Fundraising $1,798Contributions, gifts, grants $1,325
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from unaudited compilations.  Contributions include foundation and corporate support.  Balance sheet information was not available at time of review.
Nonprofit Sarasota High School Mast Research Institute Boosters Incorporated
Address 2155 Bahia Vista St.
SARASOTA, FL 34239 8044
Phone 941 955-0181

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