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Dudley-Charlton Education Foundation Inc

 PO Box 92, c/o John Grondalski
 Dudley, MA 01571
[P] (508) 248-1190
[F] --
dcedfoundation.org
[email protected]
John Grondalski
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INCORPORATED: 2008
 Printable Profile (Summary / Full)
EIN 26-2908784

LAST UPDATED: 09/22/2015
Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the Boston Foundation in the past five years No

Summary

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Mission StatementMORE »

The Dudley-Charlton Education Foundation, Inc. ("DCEF") promotes continued educational excellence by strengthening community support for public schools in the school district and by funding programs that encourage innovation and enrichment.

The DCEF is governed by a board of directors comprised of business, community, and parent volunteers interested in the advancement of public education in the district. The DCEF is independent of municipal boards, committees, and school organizations. 

Mission Statement

The Dudley-Charlton Education Foundation, Inc. ("DCEF") promotes continued educational excellence by strengthening community support for public schools in the school district and by funding programs that encourage innovation and enrichment.

The DCEF is governed by a board of directors comprised of business, community, and parent volunteers interested in the advancement of public education in the district. The DCEF is independent of municipal boards, committees, and school organizations. 


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year July 01, 2011 to June 30, 2012
Projected Income $42,000.00
Projected Expense $21,400.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Grant Writing
  • Grants for Educators

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

For more details regarding the organization's financial information, select the financial tab and review available comments.


Overview

Mission Statement

The Dudley-Charlton Education Foundation, Inc. ("DCEF") promotes continued educational excellence by strengthening community support for public schools in the school district and by funding programs that encourage innovation and enrichment.

The DCEF is governed by a board of directors comprised of business, community, and parent volunteers interested in the advancement of public education in the district. The DCEF is independent of municipal boards, committees, and school organizations. 


Background Statement

The Dudley-Charlton Education Foundation, Inc. (DCEF) is a non-profit corporation established in 2008 to advance exciting educational initiatives, with practical application, to supplement the curriculum of the Dudley-Charlton Regional School District (district).   The district spends less per pupil than most other Massachusetts school districts. 

A group of volunteers with extensive experience in public education and fund-raising defined the mission, scope, and operating principles of the DCEF and then recruited community leaders to join the board of directors. 

The DCEF raises its funds through an annual capital campaign, a spring dinner-dance and auction, and a fall golf tournament.   Money raised is then distributed directly to district educators through a program of grant awards.  Seeking to expanding support of the schools to meet the requirements of the twenty-first century classroom, a DCEF grant-writing committee was formed recently to work in partnership with the district’s technology council.   Volunteer grant-writers will seek funding to advance the integration of technology in support of the curriculum in each of the district’s seven schools. Creation of an endowment fund is envisioned as soon as is practicable.

An overriding principle of the DCEF is to operate frugally, permitting resources to be devoted to preparing district students for success in higher education and careers, at a time marked by challenging economic conditions and ever-increasing global competition.


Impact Statement

Accomplishments:
Met or exceeded all financial goals to date.
Through June 2013, awarded over $105,000 in grants to K-12 educators.
Developed a marketing package for presentation to potential corporate partners.
Implemented a donation plan to recognize district educators.
Initiated ongoing research and authoring of grants to support district STEM initiative.
Broadened community support and involvement by adding organizational tiers including an advisory board and a team of liaisons to represent multiple population segments.
Supported first district wide art show (pre-k to 12), developed to be an annual event. 
Goals:
Develop a planned gift and endowment program.

Needs Statement

Greater community outreach and participation
Donor management software program
Additional corporate sponsors
Grant funding for technology
 
 

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Geographic Area Served

CENTRAL REGION, MA
The Dudley-Charlton Education Foundation, Inc. (DCEF) serves the public schools in the Dudley-Charlton Regional School District.

Organization Categories

  1. Education - Elementary & Secondary Schools
  2. Public & Societal Benefit - Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
  3. Youth Development - Single Organization Support

Independent research has been conducted on this organization's theory of change or on the effectiveness of this organization's program(s)

No

Programs

Grant Writing

  • Assist district with identifying and applying for grants from corporations and foundations to support the school district's highest priorities.  The initial focus (2013) is seeking grants to fund items related to enhancing the district's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs.
Budget  $260,000
Category  Education, General/Other Education & Technology
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  Outdated and broken science equipment will be replaced and inventory of available equipment increased to serve a greater number of students.
Program Long-Term Success  Students will be instructed with the latest equipment and technology to best prepare them for post high school education and employment.
Program Success Monitored By  Periodic reviews with principals and superintendent.
Examples of Program Success  Students have current tools and equipment to support STEM learning.

Grants for Educators

  • Encourage and support innovative projects in teaching and learning that are consistent with district goals and that go beyond the scope of the regular school budget;
  • Provide students with learning experiences that encourage creative thought processes and problem solving skills;
  • Encourage leadership and creativity in teachers, administrators and students;
  • Support programs that impact a significant number of students;
  • Encourage cross-school, cross-grade, and cross cultural collaboration;
  • Encourage collaboration among teachers, administrators, parents, and community to benefit the Dudley-Charlton public schools;
  • Support programs that provide future opportunities for students.
Budget  $30,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Elementary & Secondary Education
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-Term Success 
The DCEF has funded thirty grants totaling $58,467, at seven district schools.  Examples of some of the programs are:
Middle school students created and operated a restaurant, improving their academic skills, and learning every aspect of running a business.
High school students designed and built weather education stations that have been installed for permanent, public use at Capen Hill Nature Sanctuary.
Elementary school students who resisted reading, now wish there were even more time during the school day to read books.
High school students attended master classes with members of a Broadway cast, working to perfect their vocal technique, ensemble performance, choreography, makeup, and special effects skills.
District educators have been able to purchase document cameras, iPads, physics probeware, environment testing equipment, mathematics software, interactive music practice software and equipment, and mathematics software for advanced learners.
 
 
Program Long-Term Success 
Increased support from parents, district staff, businesses, and community leaders.
Sufficient financial resources to fund innovative programs in every school and system-wide improvements to technology and equipment.
 
Program Success Monitored By  Educators who receive grant funding are required to submit an evaluative report.  Students, on some occasions, are interviewed, in a casual setting, to learn how a funded program enhanced their classroom experience.  The success of programs is evaluated by other than statistical means, usually by the reports of teachers and administrators.
Examples of Program Success 
Students in an entrepreneurship club stated they had learned about the value of hard work and cooperation and felt more self-confident as a result of the experience.
Middle school students considered to be at risk were involved in a mentoring program to address their academic, physical, and emotional needs.  They were rewarded to achieving goals and visited a nearby university to demonstrate the great opportunities available if they apply themselves.
Every high school student participated in the return to the school of Rachel’s Challenge, named for the first victim of the Columbine shootings. The assemblies and evening program addressed the imperative of eliminating bullying in our schools by promoting tolerance and compassion in order to start a chain reaction of the same.
 

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Management


CEO/Executive Director Mr. John Grondalski
CEO Term Start Aug 2012
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --
Co-CEO --
Co-CEO Term Start --
Co-CEO Email --
Co-CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
Outstanding School Partner Award Massachusetts Association of School Committees 2010

Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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Member of state association of nonprofits? No
Name of state association --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 0
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 0
Male: 0
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan No
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes
State Registration Yes

Risk Management Provisions

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Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? N/A
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Governance


Board Chair Mr. John Grondalski
Board Chair Company Affiliation community volunteer
Board Chair Term Aug 2013 - Aug 2014
Board Co-Chair Ms. Christine Lee
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation community volunteer
Board Co-Chair Term Aug 2013 - Aug 2014

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Erin Berthiaume community volunteer Voting
Mr. Joshua Evans Community Volunteer Voting
Sean Gilrein Dudley-Charlton Regional School District Exofficio
John Grondalski community volunteer Voting
Karen Guy Dyer community volunteer Voting
Ms. Tracey Ide Community Voluteer Voting
Christine Lee community volunteer Voting
Dr. Joanne Newcombe community volunteer Voting
David Sherry community volunteer Voting
Joseph Szela community volunteer Voting
Jean Tilly community volunteer Voting
Sabrina Webb community volunteer Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Advisory Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Dr. Linda Denault community volunteer NonVoting
Ms. Susan Gunnell community volunteer NonVoting
Ms. Monique Lemaire community volunteer NonVoting
Mr. John Meciak community volunteer NonVoting
Mr. Brian Ravenelle community volunteer NonVoting
Ms. Karen Spiewak community volunteer NonVoting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 12
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 7
Male: 5
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 81%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No

Standing Committees

  • Audit
  • Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Distributions / Grant Making
  • Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
  • Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2014 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2013 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2012 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2011 to June 30, 2012
Projected Income $42,000.00
Projected Expense $21,400.00
Form 990s

2014 990

2013 990

2012 990

2011 990

2010 990

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Revenue $54,106 $60,470 $52,826
Total Expenses $69,735 $38,607 $34,026

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$15,000 $25,441 $20,666
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
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    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions $27,089 $16,830 $7,268
Indirect Public Support -- -- $50
Earned Revenue $-111 $-137 --
Investment Income, Net of Losses $15 $13 $12
Membership Dues -- -- --
Special Events $12,113 $17,937 $24,702
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- $386 $128

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Program Expense $59,600 $27,598 $25,466
Administration Expense $5,785 $50 $396
Fundraising Expense $4,350 $10,959 $8,164
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.78 1.57 1.55
Program Expense/Total Expenses 85% 71% 75%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 8% 18% 15%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Total Assets $71,000 $86,729 $64,866
Current Assets $71,000 $86,729 $64,866
Long-Term Liabilities $0 $0 --
Current Liabilities $0 $0 --
Total Net Assets $71,000 $86,729 $64,866

Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
1st (Source and Amount) -- --
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2nd (Source and Amount) -- --
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3rd (Source and Amount) -- --
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Financial Planning

Endowment Value --
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
How many months does reserve cover? --

Capital Campaign

Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities -- -- --

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2014 2013 2012
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%

CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

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Foundation Comments

Financial summary data in the charts and graphs above are per the organization's IRS Form 990s. Further revenue breakout detail was provided by the organization and the 990 Schedule B's, for Foundation and Corporation funding.

Documents


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.

Impact

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