Friends of Gumbo Limbo

aka Friends of Gumbo Limbo   |   BOCA RATON, FL   |  www.gumbolimbo.org

Mission

Friends of Gumbo Limbo inspires people to support stewardship and research of coastal and marine ecosystems, sponsors sea turtle conservation, and advocates for the enhancement of the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.

Notes from the nonprofit

By inspiring stewardship of our coastal and marine resources, we are helping to prepare current and future generations to face critical issues and needs of our planet. Thank you to everyone who helps us to do this!

Ruling year info

1981

President and CEO

Mr. John Frederick Holloway

Main address

1801 N. Ocean Blvd

BOCA RATON, FL 33432 USA

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EIN

59-2015726

NTEE code info

Natural History, Natural Science Museums (A56)

Protection of Endangered Species (D31)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (C12)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Lack of knowledge can lead to negative consequences for many critical ecosystems and endangered species in our coastal habitats. This has lead to habitat loss, decimation of populations of bellweather species, and degradation of our local Florida native heritage.

Our programs

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

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center Programs

Programs inspiring stewardship of coastal and marine ecosystems are offered for adults, children and families through Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. All programs can be found on the website gumbolimbo.org

Programs vary from education (science courses for K-12 children), animal-focused (Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility and other sea turtle programs), environmental conservation (Butterfly Garden and Hammock guided walks), and many more special programs.

Population(s) Served
Families
Children and youth

Where we work

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.

We can impact the health of our local coastal and marine environments by increasing awareness of the impact of human activities and continually finding ways to effect change at the individual level as well as at the community level. By reaching out to multiple generations, we seek to magnify the effect personal change has on improving the future of target species and their environment within the South Florida Coastal and Marine ecosystems.

Education, Research, and Conservation. We are utilizing a three pronged approach to pursue our mission. In our partnership with the City of Boca Raton, we develop programs and projects in each of these three key areas designed to inspire stewardship and action. This includes development of specialized programming, research and scholarship grants, and underwriting the Sea Turtle Medical Facility, which is breaking new ground in treatment techniques for sick and injured sea turtles.

GLNC, Inc has over 30 years of providing support to our mission, and pre-dates the creation of the Center. Our staff complements the City of Boca Raton and works side by side to provide the research, education, and outreach activities in support of our mission. We are currently enhancing our staffing and strengthening our organization to better support our mission.

Recently, we have commissioned and implemented at Site-wide Interpretive Plan, provided major upgrades to the aquariums that are central to our exhibits, contributed significant input to the conceptual site master plan development, and provided advocacy and community input to operations and capital project plans. This is in addition to contributions to on-going operations and capital projects such as the new Nutrition and Food Prep Station.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Friends of Gumbo Limbo

Board of directors
as of 10/12/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Jim Miller

Jim Miller

Manju Pendakur

Susan Walker

Sheila Reinken

Robyn Morigerato

Darlene Ward

Keith Rizzardi

Connie Chiarra

Jose Barrera

Matthew Thompson

Andy Rubin

Alex Lolavar

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 ? 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? 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/12/2022

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/12/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.