SoundWaters Inc

Address
1281 Cove Road
Stamford, CT 06902
Contact
Website: http://www.soundwaters.org
Phone: +1 (203) 406-3304
Nonprofit
NTEE: C013 - Environment
EIN: 06-1263947

Mission

To protect Long Island Sound through education by teaching hands-on science programs to students and adults throughout the region.
 201720162015
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1989
Subsection501(c)(3)
Organization typeCorporation
Metropolitan statistical area5483
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$184,910.00$162,787.00$164,978.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$169,947.00$164,456.00$152,750.00
Number of employees765553
Number of people compensated >$100k111
Number of volunteers494430430
Number of highly compensated contractors000
Personnel
Abaspor, Shawn
Title  Director
Name of key/compensated person  Shawn Abaspor
Average hours per week working for org  1.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00
Position  Individual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00
Araujo, Robert
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personRobert J AraujoRobert J AraujoRobert J Araujo
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Bailie, Maureen
TitleDirectorDirector 
Name of key/compensated personMaureen BailieMaureen Bailie 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00 
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00 
Baker, Susie
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personSusie BakerSusie BakerSusie Baker
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Baxter, John
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personJohn BaxterJohn BaxterJohn Baxter
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Bennett, Sheila
TitleVice ChairVice ChairVice Chair
Name of key/compensated personSheila BennettSheila BennettSheila Bennett
Average hours per week working for org5.005.005.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Bora, Doug
TitleVice ChairVice ChairDirector
Name of key/compensated personDoug BoraDoug BoraDoug Bora
Average hours per week working for org5.005.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Browne, Erin
Title DirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated person Erin BrowneErin Browne
Average hours per week working for org 1.001.00
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00
Position Individual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00
Ferrarone, Ted
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personTed FerraroneTed FerraroneTed Ferrarone
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Foreman, Kim
Title Director 
Name of key/compensated person Kim Foreman 
Average hours per week working for org 1.00 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00 
Position Individual trustee or director 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00 
Foreman, Kimberley
Title  Director
Name of key/compensated person  Kimberley Foreman
Average hours per week working for org  1.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00
Position  Individual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00
Fraleigh, Andrea
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personAndrea FraleighAndrea FraleighAndrea Fraleigh
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Fuller, Joseph
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personJoseph Fuller JrJoseph Fuller JrJoseph Fuller Jr
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Gigliotti, Greg
TitleDirectorDirector 
Name of key/compensated personGreg GigliottiGreg Gigliotti 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00 
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00 
Grebey, Bud
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personBud GrebeyBud GrebeyBud Grebey
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Laureano-Rikardsen, Karen
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personKaren Laureano-RikardsenKaren Laureano-RikardsenKaren Laureano-Rikardsen
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Lorthioir, Fred
TitleDirectorDirector 
Name of key/compensated personFred LorthioirFred Lorthioir 
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00 
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00 
Mahone, William
Title  Vice Chair
Name of key/compensated person  William L Mahone
Average hours per week working for org  5.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00
Position  Individual trustee or director, Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00
Maiolo, Mike
Title  Director
Name of key/compensated person  Mike Maiolo
Average hours per week working for org  1.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00
Position  Individual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00
Miller, Lisa
Title  Director
Name of key/compensated person  Lisa C Miller
Average hours per week working for org  1.00
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00
Position  Individual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00
Mitchell, Scott
TitleChair of the BoardChair of the BoardChair of the Board
Name of key/compensated personScott MitchellScott MitchellScott Mitchell
Average hours per week working for org5.005.005.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Moore, Tripp
Title TreasurerDirector
Name of key/compensated person Tripp MooreTripp Moore
Average hours per week working for org 5.001.00
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00
Position Individual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00
Mueller, Steven
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personSteven MuellerSteven MuellerSteven Mueller
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
O'Connell, Tom
Title Director 
Name of key/compensated person Tom O'Connell 
Average hours per week working for org 1.00 
Reportable compensation from org $0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00 
Position Individual trustee or director 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00 
O'Sullivan, Mairead
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personMairead O'SullivanMairead O'SullivanMairead O'Sullivan
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Parker, James
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personJames ParkerJames ParkerJames Parker
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Pollak, Marianne
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personMarianne PollakMarianne PollakMarianne Pollak
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Poucher, James
TitleDirectorDirectorSecretary
Name of key/compensated personJames PoucherJames PoucherJames Poucher
Average hours per week working for org1.001.005.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director, Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Preston, T
TitleTreasurerDirectorTreasurer
Name of key/compensated personT Michael PrestonT Michael PrestonT Michael Preston
Average hours per week working for org5.001.005.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director, Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Rowan, Joanna
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personJoanna T RowanJoanna T RowanJoanna T Rowan
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Senew, Valerie
TitleSecretarySecretaryDirector
Name of key/compensated personValerie SenewValerie SenewValerie Senew
Average hours per week working for org5.005.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Shemitz, Leigh
TitlePresidentPresidentPresident
Name of key/compensated personLeigh ShemitzLeigh ShemitzLeigh Shemitz
Average hours per week working for org37.5037.5037.50
Reportable compensation from org$169,947.00$164,456.00$152,750.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$14,910.00$4,095.00$4,978.00
PositionOfficerOfficerOfficer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Stuart, Jimmy
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personJimmy StuartJimmy StuartJimmy Stuart
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Taney, Charlie
TitleVice ChairVice ChairVice Chair
Name of key/compensated personCharlie TaneyCharlie TaneyCharlie Taney
Average hours per week working for org5.005.005.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, OfficerIndividual trustee or director, Officer
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Thomas, Richard
TitleDirector  
Name of key/compensated personRichard Thomas  
Average hours per week working for org1.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
PositionIndividual trustee or director  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Towey, Michael
TitleDirector  
Name of key/compensated personMichael Towey  
Average hours per week working for org1.00  
Reportable compensation from org$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00  
PositionIndividual trustee or director  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00  
Warner, Sue
Title DirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated person Sue WarnerSue Warner
Average hours per week working for org 1.001.00
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00
Position Individual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00
Worster, Lindsey
Title DirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated person Lindsey WorsterLindsey Worster
Average hours per week working for org 1.001.00
Reportable compensation from org $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00$0.00
Position Individual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00$0.00
von Ancken, Christian
TitleDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personChristian Von AnckenChristian Von AnckenChristian Von Ancken
Average hours per week working for org1.001.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00
PositionIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or directorIndividual trustee or director
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00
Purpose: mission, activities & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesTo protect Long Island Sound through education by teaching hands-on science programs to students and adults throughout the region.To protect Long Island Sound through education by teaching hands-on science programs to students and adults throughout the region.To protect Long Island Sound through education by teaching hands-on science programs to students and adults throughout the region.
Program expenses (total)$1,601,501.00$1,496,574.00$1,282,600.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
Through education, SoundWaters provides students with powerful science enrichment and provides both children and adults with an understanding and awareness of the changes they can make in their lives and communities to restore, protect and preserve Long Island Sound and the environment. Since 1989, SoundWaters, based in Stamford, CT, has offered successful and innovative science programs to hundreds of thousands of students both ashore and at sea. We have grown to reach and teach over 35,000 children and adults a year, and offer educational campaigns for all ages and in all seasons.
Program expenses$1,601,501.00$1,496,574.00$1,282,600.00
Program revenue$826,466.00$766,447.00$692,790.00
Program descriptionThrough education, SoundWaters provides students with powerful science enrichment and provides both children and adults with an understanding and awareness of the changes they can make in their lives and communities to restore, protect and preserve Long Island Sound and the environment. Since 1989, SoundWaters, based in Stamford, CT, has offered successful and innovative science programs to hundreds of thousands of students both ashore and at sea. We have grown to reach and teach over 35,000 children and adults a year, and offer educational campaigns for all ages and in all seasons.Through education, SoundWaters provides students with powerful science enrichment and provides both children and adults with an understanding and awareness of the changes they can make in their lives and communities to restore, protect and preserve Long Island Sound and the environment. Since 1989, SoundWaters, based in Stamford, CT, has offered successful and innovative science programs to hundreds of thousands of students both ashore and at sea. We have grown to reach and teach over 35,000 children and adults a year, and offer educational campaigns for all ages and in all seasons.Through education, SoundWaters provides students with powerful science enrichment and provides both children and adults with an understanding and awareness of the changes they can make in their lives and communities to restore, protect and preserve Long Island Sound and the environment. Since 1989, SoundWaters, based in Stamford, CT, has offered successful and innovative science programs to hundreds of thousands of students both ashore and at sea. We have grown to reach and teach over 35,000 children and adults a year, and offer educational campaigns for all ages and in all seasons.
Financial data
Expense categories (totals)
Sum (total functional expenses)$2,007,465.00$1,896,520.00$1,628,132.00
Program services (total functional expenses)$1,601,501.00$1,496,574.00$1,282,600.00
Management & general (total functional expenses)$214,600.00$201,584.00$190,931.00
Fundraising (total functional expenses)$191,364.00$198,362.00$154,601.00
Revenue
Total revenue$2,023,201.00$1,945,399.00$1,547,258.00
Program service revenue (total)$818,779.00$766,447.00$692,790.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$1,216,333.00$1,105,483.00$913,492.00
Revenue from noncash contributions $60,806.00 
Investment income$58,294.00$139,480.00-$856.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr-$70,205.00-$66,011.00-$58,168.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$1,216,333.00$1,105,483.00$913,492.00
Gross receipts$2,166,469.00$2,151,196.00$1,934,716.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from fundraising events$328,949.00$270,643.00$306,809.00
Revenue from gov't grants$197,376.00$89,000.00 
Revenue from all other contributions$690,008.00$745,840.00$606,683.00
Other types of revenue
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$50,607.00$33,547.00$22,598.00
Net rental income  $0.00
Net income from fundraising events-$70,205.00-$66,011.00-$58,168.00
Fees for services
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00
General management fees (total)$78,195.00$98,012.00$89,796.00
Investment management fees (total)$12,636.00$8,264.00$7,517.00
Accounting service fees (total)$20,433.00$15,000.00 
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$3,685,442.00$3,549,047.00$2,574,512.00
Total assets, beginning of year$3,549,047.00$2,574,512.00$2,694,508.00
Total liabilities$596,076.00$455,046.00$326,857.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$455,046.00$326,857.00$361,434.00
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$72,377.00$46,034.00$77,750.00
Temporarily restricted net assets$400,475.00$402,698.00$512,874.00
Permanently restricted net assets, end of yr$733,617.00$733,617.00$223,617.00
Net assets$3,089,366.00$3,094,001.00$2,247,655.00
Net assets, beginning of year$3,094,001.00$2,247,655.00$2,333,074.00
Other liabilities$35,728.00$36,166.00 
Other assets$208,077.00$16,893.00 
Investments: publicly traded securities$1,529,033.00$1,567,570.00$793,987.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$111,739.00$185,946.00$159,992.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$185,946.00$159,992.00$376,469.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$15,736.00$48,879.00-$80,874.00
Advertising (total)$25,590.00$18,236.00$5,187.00
Savings & temp cash investment$19,495.00$11,941.00 
Accounts receivable, net$259,342.00$245,094.00$117,050.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$63,769.00$78,167.00$50,674.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$144,949.00$128,640.00$113,732.00
Deferred revenue$415,399.00$290,240.00$213,125.00
Total net assets or fund balances$3,089,366.00$3,094,001.00$2,247,655.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$135,795.00$121,820.00$89,839.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members272931
Number of independent voting members272931
Financial sheets auditedTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2016-07-012015-07-012014-07-01
Tax year end date2017-06-302016-06-302015-06-30
Accounting methodAccrualAccrualAccrual
Metadata about the filing
E-return type990990990
Date e-filing submitted2018-03-052017-07-132016-03-28
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v3.02014v6.0
Filing identifier201810399349300221201730269349300913201630289349300113
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