Porter-Leath
868 N. Manassas Street
Memphis TN 38107
Contact Information
Address 868 N. Manassas Street
Memphis, TN 38107
Telephone 901 577-2500
E-mail rhughes@porterleath.org
Mission Statement Porter-Leath's mission is empowering children and families to achieve a healthy, optimal and independent lifestyle. Porter-Leath's vision is to be the early intervention leader in the community by helping Memphis help children and families.
Web and Social Media
Video
Inside the classroom of a Porter-Leath preschool
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Sean Lee
Board Chair Mr. Steve Fittes
Board Chair Company Affiliation IBM
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1850
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $33,784,692.00
Projected Expenses $33,562,879.00
Statements
Mission Porter-Leath's mission is empowering children and families to achieve a healthy, optimal and independent lifestyle. Porter-Leath's vision is to be the early intervention leader in the community by helping Memphis help children and families.
Background For 165 years, Porter-Leath has been a primary resources for Memphis' children and their families.  By focusing on the essential building blocks of healthy development, we not only give children and their families access to the tools they need, but also a sense of hope.  The result: Porter-Leath is building better children and better families.
Impact In fiscal year 2014, Porter-Leath expanded its preschool program by 486% to serve over 4,500 children ages birth to five. Porter-Leath serves over 12,000 children and families annually with high quality services and programs.
Needs Porter-Leath utilizes federal, state, and local government contracts, along with private organization/foundation grants to provide the basic services for its programs.  Private donations from individuals, corporations, churches and civic organizations are utilized to provide the required match for these grants/contracts, to fill in gaps in funding not covered by grant/contract and, in many cases, to provide a higher level of quality/service than the various programs require.
CEO/Executive DirectorComments


Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
TN - Shelby County
MS
Serving low-income and at-risk families in Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee metro area and DeSoto County, Mississippi.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Steve Fittes
Company Affiliation IBM
Term July 2016 to June 2017
Email nbrooks@porterleath.org
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Donna Abney BancorpSouth
Douglas Beaty Delta Title Services LLC
Meredith Crawford MCCA Companies
Mike Davis Service Master
Jason Dombroki FTN Financial
Steve Fittes
William Gibbons Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP
Ellis Haddad
Jim Jenkins, II
Sean Lee Porter-Leath
Sherita Lee
Marlow Martin Merck
J. Helen Perkins
Pam Richardson
Lee Rudd Pinnacle Financial Partners
Gail Schledwitz
Mary Seratt
Bill Stemmler
John Stimac Cantor Fitzgerald
LaToya Swagerty St. Jude
Claire Valine
Jeremiah Watson
Greg Wingo
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 7
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 15
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 15
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 90
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Audit
Board Development / Board Orientation
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive
Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. Sean Lee
Experience

Sean Lee currently serves as President of Porter-Leath (PL). Sean has a Bachelors degree in Human Resources Management from the University of Memphis. Sean came to PL in 1997 as Director of Human Resources. Sean created the PL Human Resources department and helped oversee the Agency’s repaid growth from 60 to 180 employees. Sean was promoted to the position of President in January, 2005 where he oversees Agency operations. Sean has over 12 years of experience in supervision and management and is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management and holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.

Staff
Full Time Staff 587
Part Time Staff 8
Volunteers 300
Contractors 0
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted July 2016
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
United Way Member Agency
Council on Accreditation (COA)
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Programs
Description
Children from abusive or neglectful homes, as well as children from loving families who may experience a troubled period, often lack the fundamental skills to succeed in life. They need a safe place to live as well as the emotional and physical support that only comes from making the right Connections. This group of Porter-Leath programs is operated by clinical staff 24 hours a day, and focuses on providing residential, foster care, adoption, runaway and homeless services for children from birth to age 18 in a supportive and therapeutic environment.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Budget $1,916,107.00
Short Term Success To bring children together with families and caregivers in a stable, nurturing environment.
Long Term Success Empowering children and families to achieve a healthy, optimal, and independent lifestyle.
Description Parents play a critical role in laying the basic foundation of their child's learning aptitude. And many parents already have the tools they need to reach their full potential--but often lack the confidence or experience to make the most of them.  Cornerstone is an early childhood home-visitation program that provides pregnant mothers as well as families of children from birth to age five with the proper tools and training for positive child development, preventing infant mortality and improving school readiness skills.
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5)
Budget $1,394,496.00
Short Term Success Meeting the needs of pregnant and parenting families to give preschool children the best start in life.
Long Term Success Empowering children and families to achieve a healthy, optimal and independent lifestyle.
Description Children need strong, consistent relationships with caring adults to help build confidence and life skills. They need Generations, a Porter-Leath sponsored Senior Corps and AmeriCorps program, which brings together children in need with caring volunteers. These volunteers provide readiness, literacy and health living skills. Generations also include programs that screen individuals for SNAP benefits.
Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled
Budget $671,362.00
Short Term Success Building relationships that make a positive difference in the lives of children and families.
Long Term Success Empowering children and families to achieve a healthy, optimal and independent lifestyle.
Description Learning begins in the earliest moments of life, when children develop social, physical and cognitive skills that affect their school readiness. Porter-Leath's Preschool programs -- Head Start for preschool children ages 3 to 5, Early Head Start for pregnant mothers and children from birth to 3, and Pre-K classrooms-- provide income-eligible children will all of the necessary building blocks to succeed in school.  Porter-Leath Preschool offers a comprehensive combination of quality home-based family services and onsite educational programs at no charge to families.
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5)
Budget $17,000,000.00
Short Term Success Offering top-quality preschool education and support for the highest-risk children, completely free of charge.
Long Term Success Empowering children and families to achieve a healthy, optimal and independent lifestyle.
Description Basic nutrition is the foundation of early child development and growth.  Yet without intervention, many disadvantaged children go without balanced meals or nutritious snacks.  Spoonfuls promotes healthy eating habits by administering the USDA's Child and Adult Care Food Program to family day care home providers that serve low income communities.  Through Spoonfuls, homes that provide childcare to enrolled children from birth to 12 years are able to serve meals that meet important health, safety, and nutritional standards.
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5)
Budget $523,508.00
Short Term Success Serving nutritious meals and snacks every day to children in child care homes and centers.  
Long Term Success Empowering children and families to achieve a healthy, optimal and independent lifestyle.
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $33,784,692.00
Projected Expenses $33,562,879.00
Endowment Value $2,000,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Detailed Financials
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
--$2,947,444$3,221,107
Government Contributions$28,919,685$25,307,882$11,791,896
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$28,919,685$25,307,882$11,791,896
Individual Contributions------
--$445,916$535,079
--$13,660$109,438
Investment Income, Net of Losses--$5,885$5,737
Membership Dues--$0$0
Special Events--$5,000$0
Revenue In-Kind--$0$0
Other--($121,979)$44,332
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense--$25,538,832$13,841,824
Administration Expense--$2,406,776$1,629,777
Fundraising Expense--$328,316$329,078
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.111.021.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses0%90%88%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%1%2%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets--$7,474,646$6,596,509
Current Assets--$2,987,759$2,617,041
Long-Term Liabilities--$0$0
Current Liabilities--$1,257,413$868,253
Total Net Assets--$6,217,233$5,728,256
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities--2.383.01
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets--0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit
TN State Charitable Solicitation 2017View
MS State Charitable Solicitation 2017View
Address 868 N. Manassas Street
Memphis, TN 38107
Primary Phone 901 577-2500
Contact Email rhughes@porterleath.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Sean Lee
Board Chair Mr. Steve Fittes
Board Chair Company Affiliation IBM

 

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