DANVILLE SCHOOLS EDUCATION FOUNDATION INC
152 E Martin Luther King Blvd
% Dr. Keith Look
Danville KY 40422
Contact Information
Nonprofit DANVILLE SCHOOLS EDUCATION FOUNDATION INC
Address 152 E Martin Luther King Blvd
% Dr. Keith Look
Danville, KY 40422
Phone (859) 238-1300
Fax 859 238-1330
Contact Name Sam Pollom
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 2006
Former Names
Danville Independent Schools
Robert Rowland
Mike Perros
John Caywood
Jenny Fieburg
Paige Matthews
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer Donations can be sent to: DSEF 152 E Martin Luther King Blvd Danville, Ky 40422 or by credit card on the Danville Schools Education Foundation website at www.danville.kyschools.us and click Education Foundation and choose "Donate Now!"
Financial Summary
 
 
Statements
Mission Statement

The vision of the DSEF is to provide the opportunity to expand and enhance robust programmatic offerings of the Danville Schools; to develop well-rounded and intellectually-curious students prepared for a world yet defined.

 The mission of the DSEF is to provide additional funding, increase visibility, and build a network of support to expand our areas of focus within the Danville Schools.


 


Background Statement Background Statement:  Formed in 2005, the Foundation provides a vehicle for individuals, corporations, and foundations to contribute tax-deductible donations to support students and educational programs. It is governed by its own volunteer board of directors and works closely with school administrators to ensure funds are used to meet the needs of students and follow donors’ wishes.The DSEF was formed to take something that is already good and make it even better. DSEF recognizes when it comes to preparing students for the future, Danville Schools are anchored in excellence. The Danville Schools have traditionally offered quality curriculum and extracurricular activities to all students while traditionally hiring teachers who are dedicated to student achievement and willing to go the extra mile to challenge all students to do their best. In order to do this, Danville Schools must:

Distinguish themselves by nurturing the advantages offered;Demonstrate vitality by embarking on new, ambitious ventures;Provide an exceptional brand of education in caring setting, enhancing opportunities for children;Encourage self-development;Challenge every student to reach his or her potential.
Impact Statement  The DSEF  annual event "Dancing With the Danville STARS!" was a large success in the past year.  In 2012-13 school year DSEF raised around $10,250 with the event.  In November 2013 DSEF raised over $21,000 with the event!  Over 400 people attended. The 2014  Dancing With the Danville STARS! was another success with raising almost $23,000.  DWTDS was held this past year on November 7, 2015 and raised $19,524.34. The support from the community and DSEF Board members and school staff, parents and students was overwhelming!
 
DSEF has approved the following goals for 2015-16 school year:   
 
1.   Expanding Opportunities in Arts and Humanities K-12  All Danville Schools enjoy strong and growing commitment to providing learning opportunities in dance, drama, music, visual arts, speech forensics, band, and choir.
 
2.   Enhancing Achievement through Enrichment Activities K-12     Danville Schools can provide students with the opportunity to enjoy learning and expand their horizons beyond the classroom which provide enhanced opportunities for learning on weekends; providing youth leadership activities that encourage social and civic responsibility; providing tutoring, mentoring and job shadowing opportunities for students; developing activities that promote an appreciation of diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds; and providing field trips to museums, cultural events, manufacturing plants, artist studios, and more.
       
3.  Linking Technology to Academic Success
K-12  Preparing our students for the future requires innovation and the ability to take advantage of technology in the classroom. Students of all ages are motivated by technology. The educational experience is greatly enhanced when students and teacher can utilize the Internet and have access to advanced technological systems. There is also the need to close the gap between students who have computer access in their homes and those who only experience this technology in the classroom. Community support can help Danville Schools provide all students with the same opportunities in technology. 
 

Goal 1: Provide additional funding. (Fundraising Committee)

 The DSEF will raise $50,000 by 6/30/17.


Goal 2: Increase visibility. (PR/Communications Committee)

 

The DSEF will build a social media following of 1000 people by 6/30/17.


Goal 3: Build a network of support. (Outreach Committee)

 The DSEF will establish partnerships with Centre College, DHS NHS, and _________ by 6/30/17.

Needs Statement
 Fundraising Plan: DSEF would like to double the amount of money raised with our Dancing With the Danville STARS! gala event!  Our goal is to reach $40,000 this year.  DSEF distributes 90% of the money raised directly to the classroom teachers/schools for projects to directly support student academic achievement.  Our over all goal is to expand awareness of the Foundation and its mission to the community. The following is a breakdown of our overall goal costs: 

Main Objectives:
Expanding Opportunities in Arts and Humanities through providing $10,000 in teacher mini grants each year and $10,000 Heritage Area Strings Program.
       
Enhancing Achievement through Enrichment Activities-- Provide resources to classrooms, field trips and other needs.

Linking Technology--DSEF dream is for every student to have their very own laptop and improve technology skills.  More laptops, iPads, etc are needed so every student will have the same opportunities in the area of technology.
Promoting Lifelong Learning through Scholarships.
        
 
CEO/Executive Director Statement As an independent school district, Danville Schools serve students within city boundaries, many of which come from diverse backgrounds. These students can increase their understanding of diverse points of view and enhance their desire to interact with people of different backgrounds. With the help of concern citizens and community resources, Danville Schools can continue to provide and enhance the educational experiences of all our community's children and youth.
Board Chair Statement  

The vision of the DSEF is to provide the opportunity to expand and enhance robust programmatic offerings of the Danville Schools; to develop well-rounded and intellectually-curious students prepared for a world yet defined.

 

The mission of the DSEF is to provide additional funding, increase visibility, and build a network of support to expand our areas of focus within the Danville Schools.

 

 

Goal 1: Provide additional funding. (Fundraising Committee)

The DSEF will raise $50,000 by 6/30/17.                                

Possible measurable objectives: DWTDS, Pollom 5K

 

 

Goal 2: Increase visibility. (PR/Communications Committee)

The DSEF will build a social media following of 1000 people by 6/30/17.                                   

Possible measurable objectives: Develop foundation web page

 

 

Goal 3: Build a network of support. (Outreach Committee)

The DSEF will establish partnerships with Centre College, DHS NHS by 6/30/17.

Ad Hoc Committee – Governance

 

Goal 4: The DSEF will establish a system of governance by 6/30/16.

Possible measurable objectives: Develop grant application(s)

Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Science & Technology / Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
Tertiary Organization Category Education / Funding Raising & Fund Distribution
Geographic Areas Served
Areas
Kentucky
Danville, Kentucky 40422
Danville Independent Schools includes Jennie Rogers Elementary; Hogsett Elementary; Toliver Elementary; Bate Middle School and Danville High School
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact.

The vision of the DSEF is to provide the opportunity to expand and enhance robust programmatic offerings of the Danville Schools; to develop well-rounded and intellectually-curious students prepared for a world yet defined.

 The mission of the DSEF is to provide additional funding, increase visibility, and build a network of support to expand our areas of focus within the Danville Schools.

 

 

StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals?

Goal 1: Provide additional funding. (Fundraising Committee)

The DSEF will raise $50,000 by 6/30/17.                               

Measurable Objectives: DWTDS, Pollom 5

 Goal 2: Increase visibility. (PR/Communications Committee)

The DSEF will build a social media following of 1000 people by 6/30/17.  

Measurable Objectives:  Develop foundation webpage

                               

 Goal 3: Build a network of support. (Outreach Committee)

 The DSEF will establish partnerships with Centre College, DHS and NHS  by 6/30/17. 

 Ad Hoc Committee – Governance

 The DSEF will establish a system of governance by 6/30/16.

 Chairperson: Jean Crowley

 Committee Members: Yvonne Morley, Arnetta Myers

CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals?
DSEF has established and accomplished long term goals such as researching and purchasing a data base program for donors and Alumni; establish mini grant procedures for staff; developed ongoing new member recruitment plans; provided training through the NSEF association; and established a community wide/schoolwide annual fundraising event (Dancing With the Danville STARS!).  These long term goals will be continued throughout the next several years and will be revised and refined according to the need. The school system is very generous in offering space to meet, secretarial assistance and director assistance however, the DSEF Board of Directors and President provide the leadership and manpower to accomplish the goals. With no staff employed and all being volunteers, DSEF is developing a strong srupport the community and within the school system .
IndicatorsHelpHow will the organization know if it is making progress? What are the key qualitative and quantitative indicators against which the organization assesses its progress toward its intended impact?
Indicators include the attendance of Board members; the amount of donations collected within the year; the number of donors in the database; number of volunteers and attendance to the annual event.
ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far?
Successful progress has been accomplished by DSEF and is evident through the regular attendance of Board of Directors; establishing an annual event; doubling the donations from 2012 to 2015; increasing community awareness; involving the Danville School Alumni and serving on the Board of Directors; high attendance to the NSEF training hosted by Danville Schools, etc
Board Chair
Board Chair Sam E Pollom
Company Affiliation Farmers National Bank
Term Mar 2017 to Mar 2019
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
LeAnn Akers Community VolunteeerVoting
Jean K Crowley community volunteerVoting
Danielle Dampier Community BusinessVoting
Allen Goldie Community BusinessVoting
Sarah Scott Hall CommunityVoting
Superintendent Keith Look Danville SchoolsVoting
Yvonne Morley ParentVoting
Sam Pollom Farmers National Bank
Sarah Pollom Danville Schools
Loudetta Roberston AlumniVoting
Ben Saylor Commonwealth of Kentucky
Gail Wright KASA/ Retired teacherVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 74%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Yvonne Morley
Company Affiliation Centre College
Term Mar 2017 to Mar 2019
Standing Committees
Finance
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Distributions / Grant Making
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Board Governance
Comments
CEO Comments Due to the fact that all members of the Board are volunteering their time and talents and there are no paid staff members, it is a challenge to motivate members to commit to additional projects above and beyond the regular Board meetings.  Most Board members are full time employees within the community.  However, the DSEF Board of Directors are very committed to supporting the Danville Schools and are actively involved by serving on a committee.  We are excited about the future and the commitment of those Board and committee members.  In addition, in June of 2017, the Foundation will be asking to the School Board for additional funds in the hope of adding a full-time dedicated executive director for the Foundation. 

 
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Sam Pollom
Term Start Mar 2017
Email sampollom@gmail.com
Experience
Sam is a 2006 graduate of Danville High School, a 2010 graduate of Hanover College, and a 2013 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law.  After practicing law for three years in Louisville, Sam and his family recently moved back to Danville.  Sam's energy and experience will be a great value to the Foundation.
 
In addition, in June of 2017, the Foundation plans to ask the School Board for the funds necessary to hire a full-time Executive Director for the Foundation.   
Co-CEO
Co-CEO Yvonne Morley
Term Start May 2015
Email yvonne.morley@centre.edu
Experience Yvonne has served on the Danville Schools Education Foundation for several years as a committee member and for the past two years as a voting member.  Yvonne works for Centre College and brings a wealth of expertise to our Board.  She is respected highly within the community and has a lot of local community contacts which will be important to our organization.  We welcome Yvonne as co executor. 
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 16
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 0%
Management Reports to Board? N/A
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 0
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Jean Crowley May 2015 - Mar
Paige Matthews May 2013 - May 2015
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation N/A
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
Comments
CEO Comments DSEF biggest challenge is to motivate Board members to actively serve and to promote the existence of the DSEF with school staff, parents, friends of the Danville Schools and Danville Schools Alumni. To address those immediate needs the DSEF Board has developed a financial goal, strategic plan, recruitment campaign and mass mailing campaign. In addition, plans to offer staff the opportunity to give through payroll deduction will be launched this fall with an annual event planned for a fund raiser.. The DSEF is partnering with the Danville Schools Alumni Association to implement a mass mailing to over 6500 parents and Alumni sharing info about the DSEF and the Danville Alumni Association.In addition, DSEF is partnering with the National Schools Foundation Association to bring training to Kentucky right here in Danville, Kentucky sponsored by DSEF. Our Foundation is surely on the right path at this time.Board members are excited about the challenges . As one Foundation Board member stated: “We want to tell people about the successes of our students and teachers and foster pride in our schools.”
Description  All Danville Schools enjoy strong and growing commitment to providing learning opportunities in dance, drama, music, visual arts, speech forensics, band, and choir. A major renovation of the Danville Schools Gravely Hall Performing Arts Center provides students with access to a state-of-the-art facility for school programs. DSEF provides various support to the classroom teacher and clubs.  DSEF traditionally supports innovative programs with mini grants to classrooms, fieldtrip money, and support for after school programs such as forensics and art clubs.
      

 
Budget 10000
Category Education, General/Other Computer Literacy
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), At-Risk Populations, Hispanic, Latino Heritage
Description  With additional resources, Danville Schools can provide students with the opportunity to enjoy learning and expand their horizons beyond the classroom by:  
·         Providing youth leadership activities that encourage social and civic responsibility.
·         Creating service learning projects that empower students as civic leaders who feel they can make a difference in their community.
·         Providing tutoring, mentoring and job shadowing opportunities for students who need support beyond that available at home or in school.
·         Developing activities that promote an appreciation of diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds.
·         Providing field trips to museums, cultural events, manufacturing plants, artist studios, and more.
 
Budget 50000
Category
Population Served , ,
Description  Preparing our students for the future requires innovation and the ability to take advantage of technology in the classroom. Students of all ages are motivated by technology. The educational experience is greatly enhanced when students and teacher can utilize the Internet and have access to advanced technological systems. There is also the need to close the gap between students who have computer access in their homes and those who only experience this technology in the classroom. Community support can help Danville Schools provide all students with the same opportunities in technology. 
Budget 500,000
Category
Population Served , ,
Program Comments
CEO Comments Danville Schools Education Education is committed to supporting the Danville Schools.  DSEF works with the school system staff and superintendent to continue to support the needs of the schools.  With the high percentage (67%) of all Danville Schools students qualifying for free and reduced lunch and with budget cuts from the state department, it is even more important that the community support the school system in order to continue to sustain and expand programs that have proven to be valuable.
In addition, challenges for the DSEF Board of Directors include providing funds for school projects/programs and promotion of those projects as well as promoting DSEF to the community. Challenges for the DSEF Board of Directors include providing funds for school projects/programs and promotion of those projects and  promoting DSEF to the community.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 1
Date Strategic Plan Adopted May 2014
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Collaborations
Danville Schools Education Foundation collaborates with the local chapter of the Danville Schools Alumni Association.; Alumni serve on the Board of Directors and help support and plan events. In addition, DSEF has developed a partnership with the National School Foundation Association by offering training for the state of Kentucky for the NSFA.
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
National School Foundation Association - Member2010
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $30,000.00
Projected Expenses $28,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense--$44,094$27,702
Administration Expense--$375--
Fundraising Expense--$7,559$9,234
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.590.590.64
Program Expense/Total Expenses0%85%75%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%25%39%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$18,003$31,028$52,333
Current Assets$18,003$31,028$52,333
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$18,003$31,028$52,333
Form 990s
2016 Form 990
2015 Form 990
2014 Form 990
2013 900EZ 2013
2012 990 EZ 2012
2011 990EZ 2011
2010 990
2009 990
2008 990
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose Fundraising Plan: DSEF Goals for the 2015-2016 year is to raise a total of $50,000. Our overall goal is to expand awareness of the Foundation and its mission to the community. The following is a breakdown of our overall goal costs: Continue E-Tapestry-- a data base linked to a website to collect donations Costs: $1321.75 first year investment; $576 annual fee Main Objectives: 1. Offer mini grants ($10,000) to teachers for projects supporting the DSEF main goals: • Expanding Opportunities in Arts and Humanities • Enhancing Achievement through Enrichment Activities • Linking Technology 2. Provide avenues for schools, district programs and staff to apply for grants and other 501© 3 Foundations; 3. Provide an annual fundraising event that enables each school to receive donations for school needs and projects ($30,000). 4. Provide supplemental money ($10,000) to the Area Strings Program
Goal $50,000.00
Dates June 2015 to Nov 2015
Amount Raised To Date 20000 as of May 2016
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Registration Yes
Comments
CEO Comments It is my hopes as new President of the Danville Schools Education Foundation that the Board members will become active and engaged in all aspects of the DSEF Board goals and fund raising events.  In turn, many new faces and events will occur in the future for a growing Board and membership and more financial help to our schools and ultimately for our students.
Address 152 E Martin Luther King Blvd
% Dr. Keith Look
Danville, KY 40422
Primary Phone 859 238-1300
Contact Email sampollom@gmail.com
CEO/Executive Director Sam Pollom
Board Chair Sam E Pollom
Board Chair Company Affiliation Farmers National Bank