Florida Humanities Council Inc
599 2ND STREET SOUTH
ST PETERSBURG FL 33701-0000
Mission
The Florida Humanities Council is dedicated to building strong communities and informed citizens by providing Floridians with the opportunity to explore the heritage, traditions and stories of our state and its place in the world.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Steve Seibert
Board Chair Dr Nancy K Poulson
Board Chair Affiliation Florida Atlantic University
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1973
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Oct 2017
State Registration Yes Oct 2017
IRS Letter of Determination
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Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $2,266,540.00
Projected Expenses $2,266,540.00
Impact Statement
The Florida Humanities Council has many programs and has achieved great things over our 42-year history. Two years ago we implemented a nationally based veterans program, the Telling Project, in local Florida communities. The Telling Project captures true stories from military veterans and then crafts them into a live theater production performed on stage by veterans.
 
Discussion sessions follow the stage programs and are designed to be cathartic for those involved. It is a unique approach because audiences that typically attend arts and cultural events are given the chance to hear impactful stories from our nation’s veterans. This program was documented and aired across Florida PBS stations in 2016.
 
We have also expanded our Prime Time family reading program to more locations across the state. Prime Time brings families together in local libraries to share in food, story, and the humanities.
 
In addition to reading programs for families, we work with Florida educators and have been able to create new workshops for them to attend. New workshop subject topics now include Water and Florida, and the Calusa Indians.
 
Our top 3-5 goals for the coming year include:
Expanding our veterans program to more cities around the state, unfurling a statewide poetry competition for high school students, and continuing a partnership with the Smithsonian Institute and local museums to feature water-themed exhibits. We also hope to broaden our Prime Time family reading program to additional sites and want to create a historical walking app tour in the Sarasota-Manatee area.
Needs Statement
Our most pressing needs center around the desire to:
  1. Expand veterans' programs. The cost to fund a veterans' program is approximately $30,000 and includes funding for stage rental, lighting, recruitment, marketing, and the creation of scripts.  

  2. Expand family reading programs.  The cost to fund a 6-week family reading program is approximately $8,000 and includes, books, book bags, a story teller and lead scholar, and an event location.
Background Statement
Established in 1973, we are an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. We develop and fund public programs and resources around the state that explore Florida’s history and cultural heritage, literary and artistic life, environment and development, issues and ideas, communities and traditions.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL
FL- Charlotte
FL- DeSoto
FL- Hardee
FL- Hillsborough
FL- Lee
FL- Manatee
FL-Pinellas
FL- Sarasota
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Secondary Org Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Tertiary Org Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
Programs
Description
PrimeTime is a six-week program of reading, discussion, and storytelling for families with young children. Held in public libraries and community centers, this program features award-winning children’s books that stimulate discussion about humanities themes and issues encountered in everyday life. PrimeTime is designed to:
 
increase family bonding and reading time
improve reading attitudes and behaviors
increase public library use
improve student academic achievement
Budget $8,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Families Minorities
Short Term Success By the end of the 6-week program, families will read to their families more and use the library more.
Long Term Success At the end of the program, 80% of participating families reported reading together daily or weekly and 76% of participating families reported using the library within the last month.
Program Success Monitoring At the end of the program, an in-depth survey is completed by all participants and administrators.
Program Success Examples
"I know now that when I read to my children, they get more out of the story."
 
Prime Time parent
 
"This program demonstrates to parents that they CAN be their child's first teacher and instill a love of reading.  It is in knowing that we have been given an opportunity by these families to come into their lives and share a wonderful experience of learning and sharing together that improves our entire community."
 
Prime Time librarian 
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Steve Seibert
CEO Term Start 2017
CEO/Executive Director Email sseibert@flahum.org
Experience
Steven M. Seibert was named Executive Director of the Florida Humanities Council in 2017, succeeding Janine Farver, who retired after 25 years with the organization. Seibert brings many years of experience in law, government, private sector, and nonprofit leadership, including involvement with council programs, service on the Board, and work with the national Federation of State Humanities Councils.


Seibert is a 1977 graduate of The George Washington University, where he was chosen for Phi Beta Kappa, and is a 1980 graduate of the law school at the University of Florida. For the succeeding decade, he practiced environmental and land use law in both the public and private sectors.
Seibert was elected to two terms on the Pinellas County Commission, starting in 1992, and served as its Chairperson twice. He chaired or sat on several regional and statewide committees usually dealing with water, transportation, land use or environmental issues.
A Florida Supreme Court certified mediator for over 20 years, Seibert gained a statewide reputation for helping to resolve contentious public and private sector disputes. He was awarded the statewide Excellence in Mediation Award and was significantly involved in helping to broker the end of the Tampa Bay “water wars.” He holds an “AV Pre-eminent” legal rating and has been named one of Florida’s “Legal Elite” by Florida Trend magazine.
Seibert is a past Chairman of the Board of the Florida Humanities Council and of The Village Square, a Tallahassee-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting civil discourse. He was elected to the Board the national Federation of State Humanities Councils and was appointed by the Chief Justice to Florida’s Judicial Management Council. Seibert is a graduate of Leadership Florida (Class XIII) and a Founding Circle member of the national Centrist Project. He has earned membership in the Association of Professional Futurists and has been a respected member of the Florida Bar for over 30 years.
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Janine Farver Jan 1991 - Dec 2016
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 12
Part Time Staff 1
Staff Retention Rate % 85
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 15
Management Reports to Board No
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Collaborations
The Florida Humanities Council collaborates with museums, nonprofits, and libraries across the state to create humanities-themed content that reaches into all parts of the state.
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
National Endowment for the Humanities
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 3
Strategic Plan Adopted Sept 2013
Management Succession Plan Yes
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
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 Dr Nancy K Poulson
Company Affiliation Florida Atlantic University
Board Term Sept 2015 to Sept 2017
Board Chair Email npoulson@fau.edu
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Lester Abberger B.L. Abberger & Company
Dr. Wayne Adkisson Sacred Heart Hospital
Mr. Juan Bendeck Hahn Loeser
Mr. Kurt Browning Pasco County Schools
Mr. Gregory Bush University of Miami
Dr. David Colburn University of Florida
Dr. Sara Crumpacker Retired
Mr. Brian Dassler Florida Department of Education
Mr. Jose Fernandez Florida Compass Group
Mr. Casey Fletcher Pallet One
Ms. Linda Gonzalez Orlando Magic Youth Foundation
Mr. Joseph Harbaugh Nova Southeastern University
Dr. David Jackson Florida A&M University
Dr. Sue Kim Retired
Mr. Kerry Kirschner Retired
Mr. Thomas Lang Shuffield Lowman
Mr. Andy Maass Retired
Linda Marcelli Lucky's Real Tomatoes
Mr. Michael Pender Cavanaugh & Co., LLP
Dr. Nancy Poulson Florida Atlantic University
Mr. Sandy Rief Allen Dell Attorneys at Law
Ms. Audrey Ring Community Volunteer
Ms. Penny Taylor Collier County Commissioner
Dr. Robert Taylor Florida Institute of Technology
Mr. Samuel H. Vickers Retired
Dr. Glenda Walters Retired
Ms. Iranetta Wright Duval County Public Schools
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 21
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 16
Female 10
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 85
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 100
Standing Committees
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Education
Executive
Fiscal Affairs
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $2,266,540.00
Projected Expenses $2,266,540.00
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
IRS Form 990s
Audit/Financial Documents
Audit 2016
Audit2015
Audit2014
Audit2013
Audit2012
Historical Financial Review
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0$0$0
Government Contributions$1,987,505$2,103,425$1,861,823
Federal$1,396,251$1,412,423$1,401,093
State$332,903$691,002$0
Local$0$0$0
Unspecified$258,351$0$460,730
Individual Contributions$236,584$256,952$196,631
$0$0$0
$89,290$118,657$121,795
Investment Income, Net of Losses$11,139$59,732$12,896
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$703,406$324,904$221,117
Other$2,778$684$572
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$2,416,391$1,845,131$1,599,216
Administration Expense$453,915$410,701$400,776
Fundraising Expense$151,989$188,396$123,125
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.001.041.03
Program Expense/Total Expenses80%75%75%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue7%8%6%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$1,569,252$1,556,717$1,593,423
Current Assets$583,272$520,522$514,344
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$1,069
Current Liabilities$387,010$382,882$345,807
Total Net Assets$1,182,242$1,173,835$1,246,548
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants - Federal $1,396,251Government Grants - Federal $1,412,423Government Grants - Federal $1,401,093
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIn-Kind Contributions $703,406Government Grants - State $691,002Government Grants - Unspecified $460,730
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants - State $332,903Contributions, gifts, grants $256,952Contributions, gifts, grants $196,631
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.511.361.49
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from Federal 990s and audited financial statements.  Contributions include foundation and corporate support. Financial information for 2016 taken solely from the audited financial statements as the Federal tax return was not available at tiem of review.  The value of in-kind contributions is included in income in the audited financial statements.
Nonprofit Florida Humanities Council Inc
Address 599 2ND STREET SOUTH
ST PETERSBURG, FL 33701 0000
Phone 727 873-2003

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