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LOVE SERVING AUTISM INC

Serving Autism On and Off the Court

North Palm Beach, FL   |  www.loveservingautism.org
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LOVE SERVING AUTISM INC

EIN: 81-3503417


Mission

Love Serving Autism expands life skills, especially communication, through specialized therapeutic tennis instruction in order to increase community inclusion and independence of individuals with developmental challenges. The goal is for participants to apply their newly learned skills throughout the community, including school, workplace, social/recreational gatherings, and home settings. We provide education and training to tennis professionals for an adaptive tennis specialization in the industry.

Ruling year info

2016

Principal Officer

Lisa Pugliese

Main address

11231 US Hwy 1, #158

North Palm Beach, FL 33408 USA

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EIN

81-3503417

Subject area info

Autism

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

NTEE code info

Autism (G84)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

1 in 44 children (1 in 27 boys, 1 in 151 girls) are diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Tennis is a structured sport activity that enhances gross motor and fine motor skills, communication and social skills for both children and adults on the spectrum. Our vision is to better serve individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities to promote self-love and functional independence within the community and to provide inclusuve opportunities for autism awareness, understanding and acceptance.

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?

RALLY After-School Program, Palm Beach School for Autism

Love Serving Autism provides an after-school tennis program at the Palm Beach School for Autism.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Love Serving Autism provides an after-school tennis program for the Els for Autism Foundation.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Love Serving Autism provides a weekend community-based tennis program at the Gardens Tennis Center.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Love Serving Autism provides a weekend community-based tennis program at Patch Reef Tennis Center.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Love Serving Autism provides a community-based adult tennis program at the Gardens Tennis Center.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Love Serving Autism provides a community-based adult tennis program at Patch Reef Tennis Park in Boca Raton, FL.

Population(s) Served
Adults

LSA teaches specialized therapeutic tennis instruction to children and adults with ASD and Developmental Challenges.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Where we work

Awards

Eve Kraft-Community Service 2022

USTA National

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 children with disabilities receiving early intervention services

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

People with disabilities

Related Program

Love Serving Autism

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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

Love Serving Autism expands life skills, especially communication, through specialized therapeutic tennis instruction in order to increase community inclusion and independence of individuals with developmental challenges. The goal is for participants to apply their newly learned skills throughout the community, including school, workplace, social/recreational gatherings, and home settings.

90% of participants will improve with fine/gross motor and expressive language skills within one year across all program locations.

We are opening new after-school and community-based tennis programs in the Florida region and the US as well as marketing the organization through social media andwith autism advocates in the community.

The founder of Love Serving Autism is a certified tennis professional with the United States Professional Tennis Association and is certified as Speech-Language Pathologist for 19 years by the American-Speech and Language Hearing Association. For 6 years, she was the Florida Director of a national nonprofit tennis organization for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Love Serving Autism will utilize its tennis and autism resources to continue to grow both financially and to open new programs for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Love Serving Autism opened it's first RALLY After-School tennis program in January 2017 at the Palm Beach School for Autism in South Florida with 40 children participating in the 8-week session. We currently provide therapeutic tennis instruction to children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Challenges at 12 charter school and community-based programs in Florida. Love Serving Autism designed an adaptive tennis pathway from beginner to competive tennis and offers adaptive tennis training classes for tennis professionals.

Our bigger vision is to design an indoor inclusive therapeutic tennis and recreational center in Florida for individuals who are both neurotypical and with special needs.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

LOVE SERVING AUTISM INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

373.19

Average of 66.53 over 7 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

14

Average of 2.4 over 7 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

8%

Average of 2% over 7 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

LOVE SERVING AUTISM INC

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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LOVE SERVING AUTISM INC

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of LOVE SERVING AUTISM INC’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $9,812 $213,048
As % of expenses 4.5% 96.6%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $9,812 $212,695
As % of expenses 4.5% 96.3%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $208,895 $423,508
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% 102.7%
Program services revenue 100.0% 9.3%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 0.0% 90.7%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $216,083 $220,460
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 2.0%
Personnel 5.8% 15.6%
Professional fees 87.0% 34.2%
Occupancy 0.0% 3.7%
Interest 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 7.3% 46.5%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $216,083 $220,813
One month of savings $18,007 $18,372
Debt principal payment $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $234,090 $239,185

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2021 2022
Months of cash 3.0 14.0
Months of cash and investments 3.0 14.3
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 2.7 14.3
Balance sheet composition info 2021 2022
Cash $54,211 $257,377
Investments $0 $5,350
Receivables $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $1,234 $1,234
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 28.6%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 1.0% 0.3%
Unrestricted net assets $50,209 $262,904
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $10,000 $0
Total net assets $60,209 $262,904

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2021 2022
Material data errors No No

Operations

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

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Principal Officer

Lisa Pugliese

Lisa is a USPTA and PTR Elite Certified Tennis Professional and a Speech-Language Pathologist in the field of autism. For 19 years, Lisa has specialized in the evaluation and treatment of children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities. A former collegiate tennis player at Duke University and the University of Florida followed by WTA tournaments, Lisa enjoys combining her tennis experience and speech therapy background to teach the sport to children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. After working with children for 6 years as a program director for a national non-profit for autism, Lisa was inspired to be able to develop her own non-profit, Love Serving Autism, a 501(c)(3) organization in January 2017. In 2021, Lisa was elected by USTA National to co-chair the Adaptive Training and Education Subcommittee to develop an adaptive tennis curriculum. She is the chair of the 2021 USPTA National Adaptive Task Force.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

LOVE SERVING AUTISM INC

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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LOVE SERVING AUTISM INC

Board of directors
as of 03/07/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Lisa Pugliese

Love Serving Autism

Term: 2016 - 2025

Samuel Jolley

Laura Fanelli

Megan Dodge

Jane Sylvester

Thomas Pidgeon

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? No
  • 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 3/7/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/17/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • 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 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.