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The Association of Catholic Student Councils (TACSC)

 530 S LAKE AVE, Suite 889
 PASADENA, CA 91101
[P] (626) 584-1967
[F] (925) 521-8605
www.tacsc.org
[email protected]
Heidi Johnson
FOUNDED: --
INCORPORATED: 1989
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Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 95-4150657 00000

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

TACSC mission is to develop moral leaders who positively impact our world.
 
Our students learn leadership through the TACSC experience to grow and develop independently as.....
 
Servant Leaders:
• Who use God’s gifts to affects change.
• Who has an active multi-faceted prayer life
• Who is an accepting, respectful and thoughtful citizen
• Who is an involved member of their school, church and global
communities
 
Effective Communicators:
• Who speaks and writes effectively for a variety of audiences
• Who is a respectful, active listener that can respond or build on ideas
• Who uses technology responsibly and innovatively
• Who understands and demonstrates nonverbal skills through poise,
confidence and appearance
 
Strategic Real World Planners:
• Who has the ability to set goals, design and manage projects
• Who collaborates, thinks interdependently and builds consensus
• Who is a flexible thinker 
• Who is can identify a problem, evaluate solutions and resolve conflicts
 
Life Long Mentors:
• Who understands that their actions have impact and consequences
• Who applies learned skills in their school and daily life
• Who reciprocates by guiding others to discover their leadership
potential
• Who fosters curiosity, humor, passion and a love of learning

Mission Statement

TACSC mission is to develop moral leaders who positively impact our world.
 
Our students learn leadership through the TACSC experience to grow and develop independently as.....
 
Servant Leaders:
• Who use God’s gifts to affects change.
• Who has an active multi-faceted prayer life
• Who is an accepting, respectful and thoughtful citizen
• Who is an involved member of their school, church and global
communities
 
Effective Communicators:
• Who speaks and writes effectively for a variety of audiences
• Who is a respectful, active listener that can respond or build on ideas
• Who uses technology responsibly and innovatively
• Who understands and demonstrates nonverbal skills through poise,
confidence and appearance
 
Strategic Real World Planners:
• Who has the ability to set goals, design and manage projects
• Who collaborates, thinks interdependently and builds consensus
• Who is a flexible thinker 
• Who is can identify a problem, evaluate solutions and resolve conflicts
 
Life Long Mentors:
• Who understands that their actions have impact and consequences
• Who applies learned skills in their school and daily life
• Who reciprocates by guiding others to discover their leadership
potential
• Who fosters curiosity, humor, passion and a love of learning

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2017
Projected Expenses $629,870.00
Projected Revenue $653,040.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Summer Leadsership Conference
  • Student Leadership Day
  • Core Leadership Team for High Schools

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Overview


Mission Statement

TACSC mission is to develop moral leaders who positively impact our world.
 
Our students learn leadership through the TACSC experience to grow and develop independently as.....
 
Servant Leaders:
• Who use God’s gifts to affects change.
• Who has an active multi-faceted prayer life
• Who is an accepting, respectful and thoughtful citizen
• Who is an involved member of their school, church and global
communities
 
Effective Communicators:
• Who speaks and writes effectively for a variety of audiences
• Who is a respectful, active listener that can respond or build on ideas
• Who uses technology responsibly and innovatively
• Who understands and demonstrates nonverbal skills through poise,
confidence and appearance
 
Strategic Real World Planners:
• Who has the ability to set goals, design and manage projects
• Who collaborates, thinks interdependently and builds consensus
• Who is a flexible thinker 
• Who is can identify a problem, evaluate solutions and resolve conflicts
 
Life Long Mentors:
• Who understands that their actions have impact and consequences
• Who applies learned skills in their school and daily life
• Who reciprocates by guiding others to discover their leadership
potential
• Who fosters curiosity, humor, passion and a love of learning

Background Statement

The Association of Catholic Student Councils, TACSC, was formed at the request of the California Superintendent of Catholic Schools in 1982. TACSC’s founder, Marilyn Thickett, created an organization to guide student government and its formation in Catholic schools. After gaining popularity in Southern California, TACSC expanded its leadership programs to Northern California and the East Coast.

Over the past 10 years, TACSC has expanded its curriculum and breadth to include ALL leaders, not just those selected to Student Council. This is in line with the changing scope of leadership models in middle schools where more students are included in committee systems. TACSC continues to deliver a wide variety of leadership development programs for Catholic elementary and junior high schools throughout California and the United States.

In 2017, TACSC will teach over 2800 middle school students valuable lessons based on faith filled leadership. We continue to provide education and training to help make leadership an integral part of young Catholics’ lives.


Impact Statement

Top 3 Accomplishments in 2016
  • Total students served through our program grew 48% from the previous year
  • Students served through our Student Leadership Days grew 120%
  • Increase in scholarship funds raised since the previous year was 73%
  • Increased our volunteer staff by 25% to continue to meet programs growth.
 
 Goals for 2017
  • Goal is to increase scholarship funding by an additional to $90,000
  • Expand program in Orange County, hosting 2 Student Leadership Days
  • Locate, fund and develop a Catholic leadership Center that has office space and additional staff support to keep up with the demand for the program.
 

Needs Statement

TACSC five most pressing needs are:
1. Scholarship funds of $90,000 to send one-third of our students to Summer Leadership Conference.
 
2. Operating funding for additional employees (part-time and full-time), especially administrative staff. 
 
3. Locate, fund and develop a Catholic leadership space where our students can volunteer, meet and TACSC can have admin offices.
 
4. Increase awareness in our newer markets such as Orange County, where we were for decades, and have now returned after a 5 year hiatus.  Request additional Diocese support for marketing events and continue to build School/Admin support for Student Leadership Days and Summer Conference
 
5. Fund a position ($50,000) to expand the Catholic high school leadership program, which is our Core Leadership Team. To meet the needs of our growth. 
 

CEO Statement

TACSC was created three decades to address the question of who will our leaders be? We are unique in that we plant the seeds of leadership and compassion in our youth by teaching leadership through a peer to peer model. Our high school students teach our middle school students how to be real world strategic planners, effective communicators, life long mentors and servant leaders. These young students learn that they cannot lead unless they serve others. So TACSC serves other non-profits in its program.
 
These 6th, 7th and 8th graders look up to their peers and for the first time see who they can become and where they will go, because our program is set on college campuses such as UC Irvine. The middle school students are changed by their experience and the high school students learn through teaching. Everyone involved with TACSC wins from their exposure to this remarkable organization that has been growing leaders for over thirty years.
 

Board Chair Statement

My journey with TACSC began in 1975 as a delegate the summer prior to my 8th grade at St. Irenaeus in Cypress. I had no Idea what I was getting into, but Mrs. D, our student council moderator was a fan and encouraged me to attend. My experience at Summer Conference was the seminal experience of my life. It was the starting block for me to realize that I was the one ultimately responsible for my journey and path in life. Fast forward to today and as I look back on my life, I can say that TACSC is responsible for:

1) Two TACSC friends were in my wedding

2) One TACSC friend is my oldest daughter’s Godfather

3) TACSC gave me the confidence in myself to complete my doctorate

4) TACSC gave me the skills to become an accomplished public speaker, consultant and business professional.

5) TACSC allowed my daughter to experience her “magic” and has now served on staff for nine years, and last year was a Conference Director.

Bottom-line TACSC has provided the inspirational and spiritual core to both myself and my family to strive to create a positive loving impact on our community and world.

Several years ago, my daughter Laura Jo came home from Summer Conference and said that Marilyn Thickett announced she would retire in one year. She had no succession plan and felt that TACSC would close her doors. I felt such a deep passion for what TACSC had done for my family, I called a few of my old TACSC friends. We agreed that something must be done. As a result several of us presented to the TACSC Board a plan for continuation. That plan ultimately lead to the hiring of Heidi Johnson, our current and incredible Executive Director. The “re-birth” of TACSC has been a struggle as Heidi calls it a “30-year start-up”. We have had to reintroduce ourselves to the southern California market. Our struggles have been to move toward self-sufficiency; expand with such a small paid staff; and to keep up with the momentum Heidi has created. The momentum was slow initially, but now the energy is contagious. The excitement of our constituents is infectious. To see the students “get it” and realize that they are empowered to make a difference in their world is worth all the time, tears and energy committed by our staff and volunteers. I sleep well at night knowing that when my time is done and enter the embrace of our Lord, that the commit made to TACSC will be well received by Him.


Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Donations are accepted through our website as our preferred method of donations. We also accept checks, facilitate and support any matching contributions through employers. We encourage scholarship donations as well as operational and capital funding.Our volunteers are primarily high school and college students who help run our programs. In addition, many parents of our staff and alumni volunteer to support our Student Leadership Days and Summer Leadership Conference. 

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County
South Orange County
We serve all of the schools within the Diocese of Orange.

Organization Categories

  1. Youth Development - Youth Development-Religious Leadership
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Programs


Summer Leadsership Conference

We host three 5-Day, 4-night immersive Summer Leadership Conferences held at three college campuses (LMU, UC Irvine, Claremont-McKenna College). Rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are taught leadership lessons through workshops and activities. All teaching is done by trained high school and college volunteer students
Budget  $240,000.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Leadership
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  Students will be able to go back to their schools and implement events and programs working with faculty and parents.
Program Long-Term Success  Students completing summer conference have more self confidence and tools to plan and implement impactful programs in their parishes and communities.
Program Success Monitored By  Feedback from students is very positive. We are overwhelmed with requests for students to come back and join our staff and give back the lessons they learned from summer conference
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Student Leadership Day

Student Leadership Days are one-day leadership events that bring together local schools and students to experience workshops and servant leadership. TACSC will host 14 of these events in SoCal, AZ and NorCal.
Budget  $50,000.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Leadership
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  Students will learn life balance, actions/consequences and project planning specifics. By using these tools, they will be able to set up committees and work with faculty, parents and other students to implement programs with specific goals (fundraising, marketing, spirit events).
Program Long-Term Success  Students will be more confident and better prepared to lead small groups and create lasting programs that will impact their communities.
Program Success Monitored By  Feedback from schools has been positive as they see the immediate impact of students willing to work together and set up communication and programs supported by others in their communities.
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Core Leadership Team for High Schools

Our Core Leadership Team (CLT) consists of local high school leaders from 13 outstanding Catholic High Schools in the SoCal area and 5 in Arizona. These students meet 3-4 times from October - February as they prepare the lessons and activities to present to the over 2200 middle school students we teach at Student Leadership Days.
Budget  $25,000.00
Category  Youth Development, General/Other Youth Leadership
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Program Short-Term Success  High School students network with other high schools and are empowered to be mentors to the middle school students they join together to teach. Many high school CLT staff become part of our summer conference program and continue to mentor and guide middle school leaders through their service hours and volunteer service with TACSC.
Program Long-Term Success  High School students are exposed to teaching and preparing lesson plans to present to middle school leaders. Many have gone forward into teaching and training careers based on their initial success at teaching middle school students in our programs. 
Program Success Monitored By  We have a high level of returning students. We consistently work together as servant leaders to enhance the program and create a desire for these high school leaders to continue to be a part of our CLT.
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Management


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Heidi Johnson
CEO Term Start Nov 2013
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Mr. Gene Detre Program Director --

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 2
Number of Part Time Staff 3
Number of Volunteers 250
Number of Contract Staff 2
Staff Retention Rate % 100%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: --
Asian American/Pacific Islander: --
Caucasian: --
Hispanic/Latino: --
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: --
Male: --
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? --
Organization has Strategic Plan? --
Years Strategic Plan Considers --
Management Succession Plan --
Organization Policies And Procedures --
Business Continuity of Operations Plan --

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy --
Whistle Blower Policy --
Document Destruction Policy --
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy --

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? --
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency -- --

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Mr. Kevin Slattery
Board Chair Company Affiliation Business Consultant/Analyst
Board Chair Term May 2017 - May 2020
Board Co-Chair Mr. Jim Hannon
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Chief Operating Officer of Ferrazzi Greenlight, Inc.,
Board Co-Chair Term May 2014 - May 2017

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Kathy Ash Executive Director of the Catholic Education Foundation(CEF) Voting
Mr. Joe Eisele Executive Vice President Wells Fargo Community Banking Group Finance Officer Voting
Mr. Antonio Felix -- --
Ms. Annette Finnane Alumni of TACSC (retired finance manager) Voting
Mr. Robert Foster Chairman of MC3 Cardiopulmonary, Inc. Voting
Dr. Tony Galla -- --
Mr. Jim Hannon Chief Operating Officer of Ferrazzi Greenlight, Inc., Voting
Ms. Jazmin Jimenez Campus Minister at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy --
Mr. Don Lionetti Account Executive for Microsoft – US Federal – Civilian -  Financial and Land Management Team Voting
Mr. Jim Oswald Senior Associate/Facilitator/Organizational Strategist Gensler Voting
Ms. Lilliam Paetzold Principal, Notre Dame Academy and Notre Dame Academy Elementary in Los Angeles, CA Voting
Mr. Kevin Slattery Managing Member of First Draft, LLC Voting
Mrs. Mia Tepper -- --
Dr. Wynn Washle Broker/Associate Partner The Group, Inc. Voting
Mr. Stephen Watkins Sales Director (VP) of AON Risk Services Voting
Ms. Beverly Wittekind General Counsel with The Ensign Group Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 2
Caucasian: 10
Hispanic/Latino: 3
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 5
Male: 10
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 4
Board Meeting Attendance % --
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 66%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

Our board is an exceptional, talented and passionate group of individuals. Collectively, they have helped guide the tremendous success we have had in the past two and a half years.
Our board has updated its by-laws, grown by four new members and done a remarkable job guiding the organization. The board is currently evaluating a possible name change and rebranding for TACSC. The organization was created for Student Council but does not specialize in Student government but leadership for all.

Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

  • Academic Affairs
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Nominating
  • Program / Program Planning
  • Staff Development
  • Volunteer

Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Fiscal Year Sept 01, 2016 to Aug 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $653,040.00
Projected Expenses $629,870.00
Form 990s

2017 Form 990

2016 Form 990

2015 Form 990

2014 Signed 2014 990 Taxes

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $62,480 $533,614 $524,172
Total Expenses $198,105 $502,042 $521,714

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$32,117 $230,394 $250,613
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified $0 $0 $0
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support $0 $0 $0
Earned Revenue $30,346 $303,184 $273,003
Investment Income, Net of Losses $17 $36 $44
Membership Dues $0 $0 $512
Special Events $0 $0 $0
Revenue In-Kind $0 $0 $0
Other $0 $0 $0

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $167,655 $397,806 $416,778
Administration Expense $21,559 $72,602 $71,691
Fundraising Expense $8,891 $31,634 $33,245
Payments to Affiliates $0 $0 $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.32 1.06 1.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses 85% 79% 80%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 28% 14% 13%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $52,933 $148,856 $120,512
Current Assets $52,933 $148,856 $120,512
Long-Term Liabilities $4,928 $3,574 $6,802
Current Liabilities $0 $0 $0
Total Net Assets $48,005 $145,282 $113,710

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities inf inf inf

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 9% 2% 6%
Endowment Value $0.00
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) 0%
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal $0.00
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Documents


Other Documents

Summer Leadership Conference Flyer 2016 (2016)

No Other Documents currently available.