Boca Raton Police Foundation Inc

• Backing up Boca’s Finest by funding the latest technology and training to enhance the safety of our community.

Boca Raton, FL   |  www.bocaratonpolicefoundation.org

Mission

The Boca Raton Police Foundation exists to support the Boca Raton Police Department through the acceptance, management and disbursement of tax-deductible gifts and contributions to enhance the safety of our community and the effectiveness of our Police Department.

While the City provides the essential equipment that our officers need, the BRPF looks to provide them with the newest and most up-to-date equipment, software, hardware and training that cannot readily be provided through public sector funds in order to remain a highly progressive law enforcement agency.

The funding that the BRPF provides directly improves public safety, impacts officer readiness, and enhances our quality of life. We are passionately dedicated to ensuring that Boca Raton remains a safe city.

Ruling year info

2013

Executive Director

Debbie Levine

Main address

6800 Broken Sound Parkway Suite 200

Boca Raton, FL 33487 USA

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EIN

45-4714038

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Currently, the Boca Raton Police Department (BRPD) has over 210 officers and an annual budget of approximately $49 million. But with over 94% of its budget devoted to personnel and operations, the Department has little financial flexibility in an era in which the threats facing our community are growing and becoming more complex.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Equipment/Technology/Training

We support innovation in equipment and technology to help the BRPD keep up with evolving crime trends and ensure we have a modern police force, equipped to tackle today’s challenges as well as tomorrow’s concerns.

We play a critical role in the specialized training and education of BRPD officers and civilian staff and ensure department personnel have the most advanced strategies and cutting-edge tactics for policing in the 21st Century.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We are proud to support projects, activities, events and programs that strengthen cooperative relationships between the BRPD and the community it serves in order to foster partnerships that enhance communication, trust, and public safety.

We want our officers to feel supported by their community. Therefore, BRPF supports activities that promote camaraderie between the Foundation and department.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

We recognize the burden borne by officers who choose to care for retired K-9s and provide financial support accordingly.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of community events or trainings held and attendance

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

Age groups

Related Program

Community Outreach

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

In 2020, the pandemic caused the cancellation of in-person community events. In November and December two virtual community events were held.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

The BRPF is aiming to enhance the BRPD’s ability to acquire the newest and most up-to-date equipment, technology and training and fund community outreach programs that improve public safety, impact officer readiness, and enhance our quality of life.

By adding in citizen and business-based support for key initiatives, like the Foundation, it greatly accelerates the Department’s ability to make progress quickly and to provide better quality service to residents.

We look to enhance the BRPD’s ability to acquire the newest and most up-to-date equipment, technology and training and fund community outreach programs that improve public safety, impact officer readiness, and enhance our quality of life.

The dovetails with 2030 Sustainable Development Goal of Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

Our strategy includes engaging corporations, businesses, individuals, foundations, and other philanthropic organizations to partner with us in our fundraising efforts.

The Boca Raton Police Foundation is managed by an Executive Director with 28 years of fundraising experience and relationships with stakeholders in the community. Each year, the executive director collaborates with board members on a fund development strategy to strengthen and diversify funding sources and cultivates relationships with volunteers and key donors including individuals, foundations, and corporations as well as leverage community resources and collaborations to secure gifts.

We were founded in late 2013 and started our fundraising activities in 2015. Our growth over the last five years has been tremendous. We have increased the number of donors, the number of social media followers and reached our fundraising goal each year.

In 2016, we were able to give our first gift to the Department. Each year the amount we have been able to give has increased. To date, we have approved gifts in the amount of $260,000.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Boca Raton Police Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 3/20/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Marc Bell

Marc Bell Capital


Board co-chair

Jeff Hollander

Brian Altschuler

Lynn Aronberg-Capra

Jeff Bolender

Andrea Corsi

Dave Croskey

Dan Davidowitz

Robert Finizio

Nicole Flier

Jay Katari

Richard Kendall

Brian Kessler

Jennifer Kessler

Ryan Leeds

Gary Martin

Andrew Queen

Jeffrey Queen

Carrie Rubin

Adam Sandow

James Silver

Robert Stillman

Bob Tucker

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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/20/2021,

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/20/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
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.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.