The Arc of Davidson County & Greater Nashville
50 Vantage Way, Suite 202
Nashville TN 37228
Mission Statement

The Arc Davidson County & Greater Nashville is a family based organization that promotes, protects and advocates for the right of people with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities to live self-determined, meaningful lives in inclusive communities.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Sheila Moore
Board Chair Ms. Kate Deitzer
Board Chair Company Affiliation MNPS
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 1952
Former Names
The Association for Retarded Children and Adults
The Association for Retarded Children
The Arc of Davidson County
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
 
 
Projected Expenses $2,373,959.00
Projected Annual Revenue $2,477,489.00 (2018)
Statements
Mission

The Arc Davidson County & Greater Nashville is a family based organization that promotes, protects and advocates for the right of people with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities to live self-determined, meaningful lives in inclusive communities.

Background

The Arc Davidson County & Greater Nashville was incorporated in 1952 as the Association for Retarded Children of Davidson County, and now represents the interests of over 5000 people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families in Davidson and other Middle Tennessee counties.

The Arc Davidson County & Greater Nashville helped to found some of Nashville’s most important services for people with disabilities, including The Rochelle Center, named for W.R. Rochelle, The Arc’s first executive director, and Mid-TN Supported Living, one of Tennessee’s first and most successful supported living programs for people with intellectual disabilities.

The Arc itself currently provides direct support to over 1200 adults and children with disabilities through its Family Support, Community Enhancement Fund, Employment, Independent Support Coordination, and Family Outreach and Advocacy Programs.
 
Since its inception, The Arc Davidson County& Greater Nashville has promoted the participation of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of community life, including public education, recreation, housing, and employment. The Arc is a chapter of The Arc of The United States, the largest national disability advocacy organization.
 
Impact

2015 Accomplishments:

 
  • The Arc Davidson County & Greater Nashville's social enterprise, eDocTN, began with providing employment opportunities to individuals with disabilities in our own internal document scanning business. 
  • The Arc Davidson County & Greater Nashville partnered with The Arc Williamson County to host the 4th annual Sprout Film Festival, highlighting innovative and artistic films by or about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  All funds from the event go to support students with IDD entering post secondary education programs in Davidson/Williamson Counties.
  • The Arc Davidson County & Greater Nashville's Employment department continues to partner with AIG to employ 30 individuals with IDD.
  • The Arc Davidson County & Greater Nashville's Support Coordination department received another 4 star rating which signifies outstanding services and supports to individuals with IDD.
  • The Arc Davidson County & Greater Nashville's Family Support department was able to decrease their waiting list by 100%. 

2016/2017 Goals:

  • To attract businesses and build eDocTN as a trusted and well known document imaging business in Nashville that trains and employs individuals with IDD.
  • To increase partnerships with community employers to help employ individuals with IDD.
  • To increase The Arc Davidson County & Greater Nashville's membership.
  • To establish fundraisers and donors to increase the opportunity of greater service for our community.   
Needs

NEEDS

  • The Arc Davidson County & Greater Nashville sees a great need for dental and housing assistance for individuals with disabilities.
  • The Arc Davidson County & Greater Nashville see a great need for employing individuals with IDD.
     
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer You are always welcomed to contact us by phone (615-321-5699), mail (50 Vantage Way, Suite 202, Nashville, TN  37228), or email us at info@arcdc.org.
 
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Human Services / Family Services
Secondary Organization Category Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy / Disabled Persons' Rights
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Bedford
TN - Cheatham
TN - Davidson
TN - Dickson
TN - Franklin
TN - Giles
TN - Hickman
TN - Lawrence
TN - Lincoln
TN - Maury
TN - Montgomery
TN - Perry
TN - Robertson
TN - Rutherford
TN - Smith
TN - Stewart
TN - Sumner
TN - Wayne
TN - Williamson
TN - Wilson
Middle Tennessee
CEO Statement

The Arc Davidson County& Greater Nashville is committed to protect, promote and advocate for the rights for people with an intellectual or developmental disability to live self-determined, meaningful lives in inclusive communities.  As a parent of an adult son with an intellectual disability, I am honored to be a part of an organization from which my family has personally benefited for twenty-three years.

 

The Arc Davidson County& Greater Nashville envisions communities in which people with an intellectual or developmental disabilitity are accorded the respect, equality, safety, and security to which all members of society are entitled. The Arc Davidson County & Greater Nashviile works with other nonprofit organizations to ensure that that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities we serve have needed services throughout their lifespan. 

 

The Arc Davidson County & Greater Nashville  is affiliated with The Arc US and conducts its business with integrity, accountability, and open, honest and timely communication. The Arc is committed to person centered quality and excellence in all its does. 

Programs
Description The Arc provides an average of $1,000 annually to over 500 hundred families in Davidson County to help them support a family member with a severe disability. Funds are used to help provide for basic needs, emergency medical care, in-home care sitter services, home health supplies and equipment, after-school and summer care for children and other needed services. There are no financial eligibility criteria. The program is supported by the Tennessee Department of Intellectual Disabilities, United Way of Middle Tennessee, The Arc Pick-Up Service, CEF grant, and donations.
Budget 701276
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served People/Families with of People with Disabilities, ,
Program Success Monitored By
The Tennessee Department of Intellectual Disabilities, Surveys, and Independent Audit
Description

The Arc Davidson County’s Independent Support Coordination (ISC) program employs twelve independent support coordinators who support approximately three hundred sixty adults and children with intellectual disabilities in twenty counties in Middle Tennessee. The coordinators help their people to plan for and access medical, dental and therapeutic care and support services which contribute to their self-sufficiency and participation in home, work and community life. Adults and children with intellectual disabilities who qualify for the Medicaid Waiver are eligible. The program is funded through a provider agreement with the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  Of the program’s many accomplishments, the one of which ISC program staff are most proud is our continued  collaboration and participation with the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in the development and promotion of person centered practices and policies.

 

Budget 984060
Category Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Disabled Persons' Rights
Population Served People/Families with of People with Disabilities, ,
Program Success Monitored By
The Tennessee Department of Intellectual Disabilities, Surveys, and Independent Audit
Description

The Arc Davidson County provides innovative employment services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc sees every person with a disability as a potential employee. In fact, Supported & Customized Employment, as defined at the federal level, is designed as a service reserved for people with the most severe disabilities.

We believe everyone can work and it is up to us to make the right job match that will promote employment success for each person. Our services have supported numerous individuals with significant disabilities in becoming successfully employed, productive members of their communities.

Employment Services are currently available in Davidson County and Williamson County.

Supported or Customized Employment is a process involving:

Assessment – getting to know potential employees and finding out about their interests, abilities, and the areas in which they need help

Planning – a person-centered approach to developing work-related goals and strategies to secure the right job match and promote success in that job

Job Development – a tailored approach to finding the right job match for each person, and for assisting businesses in securing valuable employees

Job Coaching – on-the-job assistance for new employees in learning their jobs, and assistance businesses in learning how to manage new employees

Long-term Support – ongoing follow-up with employees and employers to promote and ensure continued success

Population Served

Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Program Success Monitored By

Tennessee Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services 

Budget 75000
Category Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Disabled Persons' Rights
Population Served People/Families with of People with Disabilities, People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities, People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities
Description The Arc collaborates with other disability agencies to offer workshops, conferences and support groups to assist families advocating for their child or adult family member with a disability.  The Arc also works with employment services in teaching adults with disabilities learn to advocate for themselves.  Self-advocacy is an important skill to lead to greater independence. 
Category Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities, ,
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Kate Deitzer
Company Affiliation MNPS
Term Aug 2014 to July 2018
Email kdeitzer@yahoo.com
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Ms. Andrea Arnold Voting
Ms. Bettie Blackman Metro Exceptional Ed TeacherVoting
Ms. Kate Deitzer Transition Facilitator; Metropolitan Nashville Public SchoolsVoting
Mr. Thom Druffle General Manager; Holiday Inn VanderbiltVoting
Ms. Cynthia Gardner Maurer & Gardner, PLLCVoting
Mr. John Gillmor Voting
Mr. Tyler Lisowski Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Elizabeth Ralph Community VolunteerVoting
Mr. Richard Thompson Cici's PizzaVoting
Ms. Sandi Wheaton Voting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Does the Board include Client Representation? Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Ms. Cindy Gardner
Company Affiliation Maurer & Gardner
Term July 1994 to June 2018
Email atty77@comcast.net
Standing Committees
Executive
Nominating
Risk Management Provisions
Accident & Injury Coverage
Automobile Insurance & Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Commercial General Liability & D and O & Umbrella or Excess & Automobile & Professional
Computer Equipment & Software
Crime Coverage
Disability Insurance
General Property Coverage & Professional Liability
Inland Marine & Mobile Equipment
Life Insurance
Medical Health Insurance
Professional Liability
Property in Transit & Off Premises
Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Workers Compensation & Employers' Liability
CEO Comments The next election for The Arc of Davidson County Board Members and Officers is scheduled for June, 2018.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Sheila Moore
Term Start Feb 2012
Email smoore@arcdc.org
Experience

Sheila Moore has been involved in the disability community on a local, statewide and national level for 25 years. She is the parent of two children, one of which has an intellectual disability. She is one of the founders of the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee and served as their executive director for 16 years. She has served on the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities, DIDDS Statewide Planning and Policy Council, Tennessee Alliance for Disabilities, and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Post Secondary Education Council. She is a member of the National Down Syndrome Society, National Down Syndrome Congress, Tennessee Coalition on Education, and the Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity Selection Committee. She is recognized on statewide, national and international level for her expertise in working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families and for her leadership in the disability community.

Former CEOs
NameTerm
Dr. Jill Copeland Jan 1979 - Jan 1982
Norman Tenenbaum Mar 1989 - July 2011
Staff
Full Time Staff 21
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 50
Contractors 3
Retention Rate 87%
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? Under Development
Number of years Strategic Plan Considers 5
When was Strategic Plan adopted? Dec 2012
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? No
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Chapter Activity AwardThe Arc of Tennessee2002
Four Star AgencyState of Tennessee DIDD2014
DIDD Four Star AgencyState of Tennessee2013
Four Star AgencyState of Tennessee DIDD2015
Four Star AgemcuState of Tennessee DIDD2016
Senior Staff
Title Director of Employment Services
Experience/Biography Kate Finn, Director of Employment Services, has a B.A. degree in Psychology.  Prior to joining The Arc Davidson County in October 2013, Kate worked as an educator for 12 years in private high schools, holding various positions including: Technology teacher, IT Director, and Admissions Director. Thoughout her employment, Kate has enjoyed working most with families with students who have disabilities. 
Title Director of Family Support
Experience/Biography  

Lorie M. Golden is a native Nashvillian. She is the daughter of Richard and Barbara Mayberry and has one sibling Ms. Lee A. Mayberry. After graduating from Whites Creek Comprehensive High School in 1989, Lorie continued her education earning a B.S. degree in Public Management from Austin Peay State University in and a Masters in Education K-6 from Trevecca Nazarene University in 2007.

                After graduating from APSU, Lorie moved to Memphis, TN and worked as a Juvenile Correctional Counselor. In 1995, she returned to Nashville and was employed with Goodwill Industries as a Job Specialist. In 1999, Lorie began working as an Independent Support Coordinator (ISC) with BGC Inc. and later worked with Volunteers of America as a Residential Support Coordinator.  She missed her love of empowering other and began working as an ISC with Arc of Davidson County in 2003. In January 2014, she was selected as the new Director of Family Support at the Arc of Davidson County.

Lorie is married to Keith E. Golden and they have a daughter Leah S. Walton, freshman at Middle Tennessee State University, and a spoiled Boxer named Ace.

Lorie is active in her sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and the North Pointe Neighborhood Homeowners. She enjoys loving and spoiling her niece and nephew Joya and Gerald III.

Title Director of Operations
Experience/Biography Ms. Jenkins has had over 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector. 
CEO Comments

CEO Statement

The Arc Davidson County & Greater Nashville is committed to protect, promote and advocate for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. As a parent of a young adult with an intellectual disability, I am excited to be a part of an organization that my family has personally benefited from for twenty-five years. We collaborate with other organizations on a local, statewide and national level to ensure the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are protected.   

 
 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30 2018
Projected Revenue $2,477,489.00
Projected Expenses $2,373,959.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Endowment Spending Percentage (if selected) 0%
Detailed Financials
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Revenue$2,967,563$3,281,030$3,342,879
Total Expenses$2,906,869$3,278,057$3,216,521
Revenue Less Expenses$60,694$2,973$126,358
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0$0$0
Government Contributions$1,745,017$1,830,960$1,798,766
Federal$0$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$0$0$0
Unspecified$1,745,017$1,830,960$1,798,766
Individual Contributions$92,733$56,116$30,389
$0$0$0
$764$814$40,423
Investment Income, Net of Losses($3,282)$13,805$465
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$4,163$3,611$1,840
Revenue In-Kind$1,118,807$1,375,133$1,470,243
Other$9,361$591$753
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$2,386,263$2,635,886$2,448,527
Administration Expense$214,322$236,213$292,755
Fundraising Expense$306,284$405,958$475,239
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.021.001.04
Program Expense/Total Expenses82%80%76%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue17%21%26%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$820,525$797,767$748,872
Current Assets$450,715$414,398$369,006
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$88,579$126,515$80,593
Total Net Assets$731,946$671,252$668,279
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities5.093.284.58
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants $1,745,017Government Grants $1,830,960Government Grants $1,798,766
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountNoncash Contributions $1,118,807Noncash Contributions $1,375,133Noncash contributions $1,470,243
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts and Grants $92,733Contributions, Gifts & Grants $56,116Inventory Sales $40,423
IRS Letter of Exemption
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? No
Capital Campaign Goal $0.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires Dec 2017
GivingMatters.com Financial Comments
Financial figures are taken primarily from the Form 990, with supporting information from audited financial statements.
Financials completed by Frasier, Dean and Howard.
Comment provided by Kathryn Bennett 3/1/17.
Nonprofit The Arc of Davidson County & Greater Nashville
Address 50 Vantage Way, Suite 202
Nashville, TN 37228
Primary Phone (615) 321-5699
Contact Email smoore@arcdc.org
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Sheila Moore
Board Chair Ms. Kate Deitzer
Board Chair Company Affiliation MNPS
Year of Incorporation 1952
Former Names
The Association for Retarded Children and Adults
The Association for Retarded Children
The Arc of Davidson County

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