Central Florida Veterans Memorial Park Foundation Inc.

Winter Park, FL   |  www.cfvmpf.org

Mission

To create a world-class memorial park adjacent to the new VA Medical Center at Lake Nona to remember and honor the approximately 1,100 from Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia counties who served in the uniform of our country and never return. The park is to provide a tranquil, peaceful location for healing.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Central Florida Veterans Memorial Park honors those who left the Central Florida community in the uniform of our great Nation in theaters of conflict and never returned and is a place of healing for their family and friends. The Memorial is located adjacent to the new Orlando VA Medical Center (VAMC) overlooking a tranquil lake and a short walk to the campus chapel. It truly is a special place to both remember the names of Central Floridians who died in declared conflicts while serving our country and to mourn their losses. This memorial is also a peaceful place for patients, families, and friends to heal, pray, relax, reflect and connect with their loved ones. It honors 1,186 veterans from Orange, Lake, Brevard, Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia counties who made the ultimate sacrifice and never returned.

Ruling year info

2004

Principal Officer

Colonel (retired) DeLloyd Voorhees Jr.

Main address

PO Box 4303

Winter Park, FL 32793 USA

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EIN

02-0690502

NTEE code info

History Museums (A54)

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

Hospitals and Primary Medical Care Facilities (E20)

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Our programs

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Central Florida Veterans Memorial Park at Lake Nona

The creation of a world-class Memorial Park adjacent to the new Orlando VA Medical Center at Lake Nona to remember and honor the approximately 1,189 Veterans from Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia counties who served our country and gave their lives in service to our Nation.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Widows and widowers
Military personnel
Veterans
Retired people

Where we work

Our results

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Number of overall donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Central Florida Veterans Memorial Park at Lake Nona

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of website pageviews

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Central Florida Veterans Memorial Park at Lake Nona

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Up - 2,787 from previous year Up - 372.1% from previous year

Number of new website visitors

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Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Central Florida Veterans Memorial Park at Lake Nona

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Up - 1,817 from previous year Up - 411.1% from previous year

Goals & Strategy

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Our goal is to honor and remember those Veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the Armed Forces during a time of declared conflict and in the Theater of conflict. Additionally, the Memorial Park provides a place for families and friends to grieve and heal. This is a living memorial. It was dedicated on Veterans Day November 11, 2013. We have continued to add names to the walls from Iraq and Afghanistan and for future wars and conflicts. It honors 1,186 veterans from Orange, Lake, Brevard, Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia counties who made the ultimate sacrifice and never returned. The six counties located in Central Florida are home to 400,000 veterans, and there are more former military personnel over 65 years of age living in Central Florida than in any other place in the United States. Also, there are more veterans that are over 50 percent disabled living in Central Florida than any other place in the United States Central Florida is the No. 1 destination for combat veterans, and the Orlando VA Medical Center attracts veterans from across the country. It is the only Memorial Park adjacent to any VA Medical Center in the Nation. It is open for family, friends, VA employees, residents of the Community Living Center and Domiciliary daily from &:00am to 7:00pm. It is conveniently located adjacent to the VA Med Center's Chapel.

To ensure that the Fallen are never forgotten, the Central Florida Veterans Memorial Park Foundation built a Memorial Park adjacent to the Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Lake Nona. Names of service members who died in the line of duty in a named conflict who was born in one of our six Central Florida counties; who attended school in one of our six counties; who entered the service from one of our six counties and who may be interred here are considered for addition to our walls. Each year we strive to conduct an event either on Memorial Day or Veterans Day to honor those on our walls. We have added nearly 50 names since our dedication in November 2013. The Park can be used for patriotic events once the Foundation approves of the request.

This Memorial was a joint community project with the use of land provided by Lake Nona Land Development and with control of use, design, monument specifications, and events to be retained by the Central Florida Memorial Park Foundation, Inc. RLF architects of Winter Park contributed substantial design and engineering related services on a no fee basis. Wharton-Smith, Inc., contributed construction project management on a no fee basis. No member of Central Florida Veterans Memorial Park Foundation, Inc. has received compensation for services. The Memorial Dedication Ceremony was held on November 11, 2013.

To the left and to the right of the Eternal Arch, are smaller more private areas with granite monuments with the names of those in the uniform of our country who have fallen in specifically named wars, starting with World War I through the present day. Each private area has shaded seating and is beautifully landscaped to coordinate with the adjacent properties.
Please consider helping us to continue to honor those who left our community and never returned. The Endowment Fund was established for continued maintenance of the Memorial and continues to be funded by Donors. Major outright gifts of cash or stock qualify for naming your gift in honor or in memory of a loved one. In addition, some donors prefer setting up a trust that provides them income during their lifetime and a contribution to the Memorial as well. Donors who contribute $1,000 or more are honored our donation walls.
Please consult your tax advisor before making such gifts. For more information, please contact COL DeLloyd Voorhees, USA (Ret), President at [email protected]

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    The Central Florida Veterans Memorial Park Foundation supports the Veterans of Central Florida with annual celebrations of Memorial Day or Veterans Day activities at the memorial park. We work in conjunction with the staff of the Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center in supporting the residents of their Community Living Center CLC) and Domiciliary.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To inform the development of new programs/projects,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    As a result of the feedback received, we have expended funds to update the lighting at the memorial park so that visitors can visit the dark at night. We have also added information on the Service Members displayed on our walls with a WIFI connection to our website.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    This feedback has driven our decisions to expend the resources described above.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection,

Financials

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Central Florida Veterans Memorial Park Foundation Inc.

Board of directors
as of 11/11/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Colonel (retired) DeLloyd Voorhees

Retired

Term: 2013 - 2025

DeLloyd Voorhees

Retired

Gene O'Baker

O'Baker & Company

Debbie Berry

Lockheed Martin

Richard Black

Chaplain/Military Chaplain

Charlie Brenner

Past President, Central Florida Veterans, Inc.

Douglas Metcalf

Retired

J. Schoettelkotte

Florida Civilian Aide, Secretary of the Army

William Vose

Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida

Tom Walters

President, Central Florida Veterans, Inc.; Former Mayor, City of Oviedo

Richard Gonzalez

Carol Denton

Retired

David Brenner

Brenner & Assoc

Tom Keen

Rockwell Collins

Paulette Schank

Retired

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and 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? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/9/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

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Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/03/2022

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  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.