Educational Institutions

SAFETY HARBOR PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION

  • Safety Harbor, FL
  • www.safetyharborlibraryfoundation.org

Mission Statement

The Safety Harbor Public Library Foundation builds community connections to cultivate memberships, corporate sponsorships and private donations, encouraging investment in the future of our community library and its financial sustainabililty.

Main Programs

  1. Treasures of the Harbor
  2. Chair-ity Fundraiser
  3. Mosaic Fundraiser
  4. Flamingo Fundraiser
  5. Key Lime Pie Fiesta

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Service Areas

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Florida

Safety Harbor and Pinellas County, Tampa Bay Area

ruling year

2006

Treasurer

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Denise Murphy

Keywords

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Safety Harbor Library Foundation

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Also Known As

N/A

EIN

30-0368416

 Number

2067110687

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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GOALS:
• Raise funding, library awareness and membership to support the activities which benefit and enhance the quality of the Safety Harbor Public Library.

• Use advocacy to increase library visibility in the community and reinforce the library's community core role. The library is a vital link providing cultural, educational, and economic value to residents in the City of Safety Harbor and surrounding areas, other community sector members and other library guests.

• A major goal in 2015/2016 is to increase sponsorships, funding and private trusts or other donations for the second story renovations of the library. This funding will be utilized for the acquisition of the assets in the library rooms: computers, furniture and fixtures, technology and other equipment for the expansion areas.

• Build community partnerships, in the community with individual and corporate sponsors and drive memberships, to enable continued support of library programs, classes, technology and materials. This is critical due to economic conditions and limited City budget library funding which mandates the need for other funding support. This funding ensures quality programs continue.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Treasures of the Harbor

Annual fundraiser.

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Program 2

Chair-ity Fundraiser

Annual fundraiser where community artistically decorates a chair and it is sold as a raffle item. Instituted as a annual event in 2013.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

None

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None

Budget

$150.00

Program 3

Mosaic Fundraiser

Held in 2014 and 2015. In 2014, the public donated $25 per tile and creations were made into complete piece with 80 panels. In 2015 patrons made tiles and took them home to enjoy.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

$499.00

Program 4

Flamingo Fundraiser

Not available

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Program 5

Key Lime Pie Fiesta

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Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    The Safety Harbor Library Foundation began a five year capital campaign, 20/20 - Let's Build a Story, to support the Safety Harbor Public Library in the efforts to construct a state of the art second story meeting room in 2021.

    As the Library continues to attract high numbers of library visitors, organizations, and businesses due to its enlightening educational programs, vast resources, and convenient meeting areas, it's no surprise the library's space cannot keep up with demand. The Safety Harbor Library Foundation will enable the Foundation to purchase essential items for the new second story meeting room. From audio visual equipment and furniture, fixtures, to a podium, removable stage, artwork and more, your contribution will help us reach our goal of $500,000 before construction even begins.


  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    STRATEGIES:
    • 20/20 Build a Story Campaign – Grassroots Fundraising Campaign utilizing a variety of tactics to raise funding to furnish expanded library second floor meeting room to allow additional community and library programming.

    • Sponsorship communications and membership drives to acquire support. This includes the annual Foundation membership mailing and social media campaign, which through the initiative efforts in 2013 resulted in a increase of 49 members.

    • Various events or program involvement in Foundation, City or Chamber events to build awareness, provide cultural enrichment or educational opportunities and recruit funding. Foundation Events included: the Chair Chair-ity and Mosaic Fundraisers, Flamingo Fundraiser, Key Lime Pie Fiesta, and annual Arts & Culture Lecture Series.

    • Partnerships with the City of Safety Harbor, Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the Library, for a united campaign and fundraising effort to support new and existing library programs.

    • Past support for the 2009 library renovation which added 9.300 sq. feet, expanded public meeting room areas, added a teen area, upgraded Internet access and technological enhancements all making the library state of the art.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    The Safety Harbor Library Foundation Board is committed to their 20/20 Vision - Let's Build a Story Capital Campaign. To kick off the campaign in 2016, the Board appeared before the City Commission to appeal for their support. Hat and t-shirt sales began to promote awareness. Their Key Lime Pie Fiesta, in April 2016, kicked off the fundraising process. The Foundation will reach out to community members and business for their support. Additional information can be found: www.Library2020.org.

  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Progress will be measured in monetary donations and community awareness for support of the construction of a second story meeting facility and noted on the Foundation website: www.SafetyHarborLibraryFoundation.org. Every month the Campaign Committee meets to strategize fundraising events and deliverables to discuss plans and if goals are being met.

  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    To date, capital campaign letters, brochures, hats, and marketing materials have been created. Community awareness of the campaign is growing and in the early stages. Three large donations have been made with plans to approach other community businesses who may be interested in supporting the Foundation mission. Since this is a five year campaign, board members can not get complacent and continue to maintain community support and awareness. We need to go beyond our City boundaries and approach other businesses in the area. We are part of a larger community and must be aware of this potential support.
Service Areas

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Florida

Safety Harbor and Pinellas County, Tampa Bay Area

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SAFETY HARBOR PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION

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Treasurer

Denise Murphy

BIO

Denise Murphy is a licensed attorney with a general, business and trial law practice in Safety Harbor. Denise graduated from the University of Central Florida (magna cum laude) with a BA in Political Science and obtained her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg. Denise is a member of the Florida Bar, Clearwater Bar Association and the Safety Harbor Chamber of Commerce. Denise is a Leadership Pinellas 2010 graduate. Her office is in downtown Safety Harbor.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Debbie White

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?