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Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra

 PO BOX 7275, 1 Minaret Road
 MAMMOTH LAKES, CA 93546
[P] (760) 934-0609
[F] (760) 934-0729
www.DisabledSportsEasternSierra.org
www.WoundedWarriorsMammoth.org
[email protected]
Kathy Copeland
FOUNDED: 2003
INCORPORATED: 2006
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Organization DBA DSES
Former Names Mammoth Adaptive Sports Foundation (2004)
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 31-1732524 00000

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra (DSES) provides adaptive therapeutic recreation programs in California’s majestic Eastern Sierra. Our programs succeed by using the most advanced adaptive equipment and individualized teaching methodologies for each athlete. We believe the freedom and exhilaration of outdoor challenges inspires hope, expands confidence, and transforms lives. No one should be left behind simply because of a disability!

Mission Statement

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra (DSES) provides adaptive therapeutic recreation programs in California’s majestic Eastern Sierra. Our programs succeed by using the most advanced adaptive equipment and individualized teaching methodologies for each athlete. We believe the freedom and exhilaration of outdoor challenges inspires hope, expands confidence, and transforms lives. No one should be left behind simply because of a disability!

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $1,482,771.00
Projected Revenue $7,387,723.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • National Wounded Warrior Center

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Overview


Mission Statement

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra (DSES) provides adaptive therapeutic recreation programs in California’s majestic Eastern Sierra. Our programs succeed by using the most advanced adaptive equipment and individualized teaching methodologies for each athlete. We believe the freedom and exhilaration of outdoor challenges inspires hope, expands confidence, and transforms lives. No one should be left behind simply because of a disability!

Background Statement

DSES was founded in 2003 and is designated as an “Organization of Distinction” by The Patriots Connection of the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation (http://rsffoundation.org/the-patriots-connection/the-patriots-connection-grants/) as an elite veteran serving organization. Also awarded a Platinum Star by Guidestar for transparency, DSES provides challenging opportunities for sports and athletics (skiing, snowboarding, biathlon, rock climbing, hiking, kayaking, fishing, camping, road and mountain biking, and more) for children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities. More than 200 volunteers, many with PSIA/AASI certifications, log 17,000 annual volunteer hours and DSES provides more than 3,000 lessons annually to athletes with disabilities regardless of financial need.

Wounded warriors participate in a wide range of DSES programs. Dedicated programs for disabled veterans were launched in 2007 and currently include winter and summer 5-day military sports camps with extensive community support. Veterans from WW2, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf Wars, and more recent and current conflicts have benefited from the challenge and support of DSES programs.

In 2017, the VA identified more than four million veterans with disabilities. More than 416,000 of these were in California. Additionally, 40,000 veterans were homeless and 11,500 (more than 25%) of these were in California. Studies have shown that approximately 50% of homeless veterans are living with disabilities, many related to mental illnesses including PTSD and depression as well as physical disabilities such as lost limbs, paralysis, and traumatic brain injury. The National Wounded Warrior Center (capital campaign in progress) will serve more than 300 disabled veterans annually with intensive, case managed educational and vocational services, health and mental health care, and wellness awareness services. The transitional housing provided by the NWWC will provide an important bridge, enabling homeless and other disabled veterans to re-enter civilian life with tools, dignity, and resilience.

Impact Statement

Accomplishments: DSES was founded in 2003 and is designated as an “Organization of Distinction” by The Patriots Connection of the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation (http://rsffoundation.org/the-patriots-connection/the-patriots-connection-grants/) as an elite veteran serving organization. In addition, DSES has been vetted by The Patriots Initiative (TPI) which reviews organizations from throughout California for their impact on active service members and veterans. DSES is listed in the TPI Directory. Finally, awarded a Platinum Star by Guidestar for transparency, DSES provides challenging opportunities for sports and athletics (skiing, snowboarding, biathlon, rock climbing, hiking, kayaking, fishing, camping, road and mountain biking, and more) for children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities.

DSES provides 3,300 annual adaptive recreation lessons to people with disabilities with the assistance of 200 volunteers that provide 17,000 annual volunteer hours.

DSES is thrilled to report that the capital campaign for the National Wounded Warrior Center has recently reached a major milestone. The first third of the campaign is complete with more than $7 million in cash, in-kind gifts, and pledges.

DSES has a strong track record serving the needs of veterans with disabilities validated by testimonials from senior military leaders and program participants.

Goals:

1. Program Development - sustain organizational capacity for continued success and development of Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra year-round adaptive programs.

2. Achieve National Wounded Warrior Center capital campaign goal of $10 million by July 2019.

3. Continue developing improved technology through transitioning to our new database, internal shared drive, onsite volunteer access, and more.

 


Needs Statement

Individuals and families living with disabilities lack opportunities to participate in outdoor recreation. Research shows that sports, and outdoor recreation in particular, can prevent and reduce stress, improve health and well-being, and increase self-confidence and creativity. Many never have the opportunity to feel the exhilaration of sliding down a snow-covered slope, paddling across an alpine lake, or cycling along a winding country road. As a result, they may never gain the sense of freedom and achievement that comes from facing exhilarating challenges and discovering new talents. DSES ensures that they have that opportunity, fostering joy, self-efficacy, and the pride of accomplishment.

In addition, DSES serves a specialized population of disabled veterans. In 2017, the VA identified more than four million veterans with disabilities. More than 416,000 of these were in California. Additionally, 40,000 veterans were homeless and 11,500 (more than 25%) of these were in California. Studies have shown that approximately 50% of homeless veterans are living with disabilities, many related to mental illnesses including PTSD and depression as well as physical disabilities such as lost limbs, paralysis, and traumatic brain injury.

CEO Statement

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Board Chair Statement

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Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

You can contribute to DSES by giving cash donations (mail us a check or drop by – we’d be happy to see you!) or donate through the PayPal donate now button on our website, by purchasing equipment on our wish list, contributing to one of our scholarship funds, or volunteering your time. You can also donate or purchase used goods at the Second Chance Thrift Shop where all proceeds go to DSES programs. You can purchase DSES logo wear, contributing and advertising our worthy cause at the same time! Finally, you can donate your time and skills by volunteering as an outdoor instructor, volunteering in the office, or at the Second Chance Thrift Shop.

Geographic Area Served

North Orange County
Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
DSES serves children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities from across the US, including disabled veterans. More than half of the disabled veterans served by DSES come from Southern California, including Orange County.

Organization Categories

  1. Recreation & Sports - Special Olympics
  2. Human Services - Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers
  3. Public & Societal Benefit - Military/Veterans' Organizations

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Programs


National Wounded Warrior Center

The National Wounded Warrior Center (NWWC) will empower veterans and active duty service members with comfortable, accessible transitional housing, a supportive community, holistic health and wellbeing programs and therapeutic athletics and recreation. Two defined tracks will enable the National Wounded Warrior Center to support up to 300 residents each year. The program is designed around four main program elements:
 
· Therapeutic Recreation;

· Education, Counseling and Vocational Training;

· Physical and Mental Healthcare; and

· Wellness Awareness.

 

Budget  $1,000,000.00
Category  Human Services, General/Other Case Management
Population Served Military/Veterans Homeless People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities
Program Short-Term Success  DSES anticipates that a minimum of 80% of NWWC program participants will complete a minimum of 80% of individualized case plan goals and activities.
Program Long-Term Success  Increased educational and vocational efficacy, as well as increased family stability and community participation for disabled veterans.
Program Success Monitored By  Case plans will be reviewed monthly by the resident and case management team with individual outcomes in areas including health, education, and employment/vocation aggregated to reflect overall program success. In addition, each resident will complete a self-directed Wellness Evaluation prior to arrival, at least once during residence and at the end of the residence period. Changes in responses will be documented and aggregated to demonstrate changes in self-perception of wellness. Evaluation results will be used as a learning tool to ensure that programming evolves to meet the needs of participants and to document success to contribute to sustainability.
Examples of Program Success  The NWWC is a new program in the planning stages with a capital campaign in progress. As a result, there are no examples yet.

Management


CEO/Executive Director Kathy Copeland
CEO Term Start Jan 2003
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience The dynamic founding Executive Director of DSES is Kathy Copeland. Under Kathy’s leadership DSES has grown to be recognized nationally for its programs serving disabled people. Previously, Kathy founded and successfully operated the Children’s Ski School at Mammoth Mountain. Kathy was the Mammoth Lakes Businessperson of the year in 2016.

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 18
Number of Part Time Staff 6
Number of Volunteers 200
Number of Contract Staff 3
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Plans & Policies

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Reporting and Evaluations

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Governance


Board Chair Brent Truax
Board Chair Company Affiliation Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa
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Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Stacey Adler Mono County Schools Voting
Penny Bordokas JMG Capital Management, LLC Voting
Andrea Colasardo Footloose Sports Voting
Kathy Copeland Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra NonVoting
Carolyn Escoto Crail-Johnson Foundation Voting
Patrick Gramuglia MCIWEST-MCB Camp Pendleton, retired Voting
Karilyn Myers Mammoth Hospital Rehabilitation Center Voting
Shields Richardson Side Door Cafe Voting
Tom Schroeder Hardware/Software Corporate Development, retired Voting
E.L. Smoogen General Electric Test Flight, retired Voting
Rick Taylor Building Electronic Controls, Inc. Voting
Brent Truax Sierra Nevada Resort & Spa Voting

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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 1
Caucasian: 12
Hispanic/Latino: 1
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 7
Male: 7
Not Specified 0

Board Information

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Projected Revenue $7,387,723.00
Projected Expenses $1,482,771.00
Form 990s

2017 990

2016 990

2015 990

Audit Documents

2017 2017 Signed Financial Statement

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $2,909,575 $1,792,410 $1,527,543
Total Expenses $1,801,540 $963,059 $938,274

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$1,168,443 $1,376,838 $1,162,752
Government Contributions $0 $61,800 $44,550
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    Unspecified -- $61,800 $44,550
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Indirect Public Support -- $0 --
Earned Revenue $192,364 $140,016 $103,791
Investment Income, Net of Losses $73,604 $35,093 $88,889
Membership Dues $16,542 $13,582 $16,660
Special Events $63,415 $117,406 $58,718
Revenue In-Kind $1,379,706 $457,401 $52,183
Other $15,501 $-69,731 --

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $1,602,652 $803,539 $700,981
Administration Expense $131,213 $103,449 $79,479
Fundraising Expense $67,675 $56,071 $157,814
Payments to Affiliates -- $0 --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.62 1.86 1.63
Program Expense/Total Expenses 89% 83% 75%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 5% 4% 12%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $4,530,987 $2,704,379 $1,839,204
Current Assets $3,394,841 $2,557,429 $1,785,828
Long-Term Liabilities $612,000 $0 --
Current Liabilities $76,341 $42,366 $6,542
Total Net Assets $3,842,646 $2,662,013 $1,832,662

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 44.47 60.37 272.98

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 14% 0% 0%
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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the audited financial statements and Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporate Contributions.

Documents


Other Documents

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