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Gliding Stars of Central Florida Inc

Adaptive Ice Skating Program

Altamonte Springs, FL   |  www.glidingstarsflorida.com
GuideStar Charity Check

Gliding Stars of Central Florida Inc

EIN: 88-4200084


Mission

The Gliding Stars of Central Florida is an adaptive ice-skating program that enables individuals with disabilities the opportunity for physical, social, and emotional growth by fostering a team-oriented, safe, and accepting environment, that allows one to break through barriers to accomplish their dreams.

Ruling year info

2023

Director/President

Terri Miskiv

Co Principal Officer

Christopher Torchia

Main address

PO Box 162711

Altamonte Springs, FL 32716 USA

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EIN

88-4200084

Subject area info

Adaptive sports

Sports

Population served info

LGBTQ people

Heterosexuals

Women and girls

Men and boys

Families

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NTEE code info

Amateur Sports Clubs, Leagues, N.E.C. (N60)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Gliding Stars of Central Florida is an adaptive ice-skating program that enables individuals with disabilities the opportunity for physical, social, and emotional growth by fostering a team-oriented, safe, and accepting environment, that allows one to break through barriers to accomplish their dreams.

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?

Adaptive Ice Skating Program

It is the philosophy of Gliding Stars of Central Florida to use the sport of ice skating for physical, social and emotional growth of persons with disabilities. Through ice skating people can achieve physical benefits of improved posture, fine and gross motor coordination, strengthened muscles and improved balance and coordination. A social and recreational activity, this instructional program also brings people with and without disabilities together in a team oriented, helping environment. This develops increased confidence and social skills for each skater, which carries over from sport to home. The achievement of progressive goals in a warm and emotionally supportive atmosphere creates positive self image that enhances quality of life and the ability to succeed throughout other areas of ones life.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Families
Veterans
Emergency responders
Academics

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Unites States figure Skating Association 2023

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 initiatives in which the organization participates

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Adaptive Ice Skating Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Autism Speaks Walk-community walk events; Best Buddies Homeschool Group Collaboration-providing a safe space for socialization; CFF TableTalk-athletic participation for disabled individuals advocacy

Number of new grants received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Adaptive Ice Skating Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Central Florida Foundation TableTalk micro grant through the Heintzelman Employee Club Fund at Central Florida Foundation to assist with building athletic participation among disabled individuals

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.

Skaters challenged by disabilities will:
* Acquire better overall health including muscle strength, fine and gross motor skills, coordination, balance
* Acquire better social skills, goal setting and achievement, and sharing ice-skating with family and friends in a positive environment
* Accomplish new skills on ice skates, experience success and increased confidence
* Enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities by providing an enriching program of instruction on the ice
* Engage qualified volunteers that commit to enriching the overall program
* Pursue committed sponsorships that enhance the longevity of the program

With our newly prepared Strategic Plan, the completion of the UCF NonProfit Capacity Building Cohort by all Directors and the transition and formation of our local Non Profit organization from a National organization, we are focused on the immediate year ahead.

* Establishing Board governance documents and best practices outlined for future Board additions
* Creating a Safety Manual for Volunteers and Athletes, in addition to Instructional coaches being certified with US SafeSport, United States Figure Skating and First Aid & CPR Training
* Networking with other adaptive sport organizations locally and nationally to expand reach to volunteers and athletes
* Greater social media presence

* Newly established USFS/Learn to Skate group organization as Gliding Stars of Central Florida

* Newly established USFS/Learn to Skate/Special Olympics/Skate United On-Ice Instructor/Coaches certifications

* Focus and final reviews of additional Board members to provide more robust learnings as an organization and develop deeper goals

* An annual review of our Strategic Plan with Board Directors (new and old), prior to the start of the 2024-2025 season.
* Present Ethics and Governance Case Study agreement/review with UCF Graduate student for defined Board Governance details and Manual updates
* Present E-Learning development with Instructional Design and Online Learning Academy Internship student for Volunteers
* Acceptance of TableTalk Grant from Central Florida Foundation has supplied our athletes with updated skate equipment for the 2024-2025 season
* Newly established On-Ice Director with formal USFS Certifications being implemented for the 2024-2025 season
* Implementation of Learn to Skate/Special Olympics instructional program which includes Badge developmental skills progression throughout season for athletes

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.
  • 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 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 act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

Gliding Stars of Central Florida Inc

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Gliding Stars of Central Florida Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $3,029
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $3,029
Expenses
Program Services $0
Administration $250
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $250

Gliding Stars of Central Florida Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $0
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $250
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $3,279

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

Director/President

Terri Miskiv

20 years plus in the financial industry developing lucrative business relationships, maximizing closing ratios, consistent engagement with business to business sales and recently a licensed mortgage loan officer for consumers looking to find and understand financial options with home purchasing. Volunteer Director and President for Gliding Stars of Central Florida Inc since 2017.

Co Principal Officer

Christopher Torchia

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Gliding Stars of Central Florida Inc

Board of directors
as of 03/29/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board co-chair

Terri Miskiv


Board co-chair

Christopher Torchia

Torchia Law Office

Term: 2010 - 2024

Terri Miskiv

Destiny Mortgage Group

Christopher Torchia

Torchia Law Office

Tarina Thomas

Parent

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/10/2023

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
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/10/2023

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 disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • 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 disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • 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.
  • 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.