SYRIAN AMERICAN CLUB INC

Address
PO BOX 571954
HOUSTON, TX 77257
Nonprofit
NTEE: A99 - Arts, Culture, and Humanities N.E.C.
EIN: 76-0339514

Mission

OUR MISSION IS TO PROVIDE COMMUNITY SERVICE, CONDUCT CHARITABLE AND CULTURAL PROGRAMS, AND OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS TO COLLEGE STUDENTS
 20162015201420132012
Basic features of the organization
Subsection code03
PF filing required0    
Metropolitan statistical area3362
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Number of employees00000
Number of people compensated >$100k00000
Number of highly compensated contractors0000 
Personnel
Al-Azem, Samer
TitleDirectorDirectorDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personSAMER AL-AZEMSAMER AL-AZEMSAMER AL-AZEMSAMER AL-AZEMSAMER AL-AZEM
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Current officer    True
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.000.00
Al-Nahhas, Amer
TitlePresidentPresidentPresidentPresidentSecretary
Name of key/compensated personAMER AL-NAHHASAMER AL-NAHHASAMER AL-NAHHASAMER AL-NAHHASAMER AL-NAHHAS
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org6.006.006.006.004.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.000.00
Barazi, Bassam
TitleChairmanChairmanChairmanChairmanChairman
Name of key/compensated personBASSAM BARAZIBASSAM BARAZIBASSAM BARAZIBASSAM BARAZIBASSAM BARAZI
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org6.006.006.006.004.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.000.00
Barazi, Jala
TitleVice PresidentVice PresidentVice PresidentVice PresidentDirector
Name of key/compensated personJALA BARAZIJALA BARAZIJALA BARAZIJALA BARAZIJALA BARAZI
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org6.006.006.006.004.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.000.00
Bishara, Mazen
TitleDirectorDirectorDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personMAZEN BISHARAMAZEN BISHARAMAZEN BISHARAMAZEN BISHARAMAZEN BISHARA
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.000.00
Jabri, Rula
TitleDirectorDirectorDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personRULA JABRIRULA JABRIRULA JABRIRULA JABRIRULA JABRI
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.000.00
Mujarkesh, Hadeel
TitleDirectorDirectorDirectorDirector 
Name of key/compensated personHADEEL MUJARKESHHADEEL MUJARKESHHADEEL MUJARKESHHADEEL MUJARKESH 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.00 
Sabouni, Reem
TitleDirectorDirectorDirectorDirector 
Name of key/compensated personREEM SABOUNIREEM SABOUNIREEM SABOUNIREEM SABOUNI 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.00 
Salek, Lina
Title    President
Name of key/compensated person    LINA SALEK
Position of compensated person
Current officer    True
Average hours per week working for org    6.00
Reportable compensation from org    $0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs    $0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs     $0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs    0.00
Shebib, Zaher
TitleDirectorDirectorDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personZAHER SHEBIBZAHER SHEBIBZAHER SHEBIBZAHER SHEBIBZAHER SHEBIB
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.000.00
Shishakly, Omar
TitleDirectorDirectorDirectorDirectorDirector
Name of key/compensated personOMAR SHISHAKLYOMAR SHISHAKLYOMAR SHISHAKLYOMAR SHISHAKLYOMAR SHISHAKLY
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.000.00
Sultan, Judy
TitleSecretarySecretarySecretarySecretaryDirector
Name of key/compensated personJUDY SULTANJUDY SULTANJUDY SULTANJUDY SULTANJUDY SULTAN
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.000.00
Wafai, Maysa
TitleTreasurerTreasurerTreasurerTreasurerTreasurer
Name of key/compensated personMAYSA WAFAIMAYSA WAFAIMAYSA WAFAIMAYSA WAFAIMAYSA WAFAI
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org6.006.006.006.006.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Average hours per week working for related orgs0.000.000.000.000.00
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesOUR MISSION IS TO PROVIDE COMMUNITY SERVICE, CONDUCT CHARITABLE AND CULTURAL PROGRAMS, AND OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS TO COLLEGE STUDENTSOUR MISSION IS TO PROVIDE COMMUNITY SERVICE, CONDUCT CHARITABLE AND CULTURAL PROGRAMS, AND OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS TO COLLEGE STUDENTSOUR MISSION IS TO PROVIDE COMMUNITY SERVICE, CONDUCT CHARITABLE AND CULTURAL PROGRAMS, AND OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS TO COLLEGE STUDENTSOUR MISSION IS TO PROVIDE COMMUNITY SERVICE, CONDUCT CHARITABLE AND CULTURAL PROGRAMS, AND OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS TO COLLEGE STUDENTSOUR MISSION IS TO PROVIDE COMMUNITY SERVICE, CONDUCT CHARITABLE AND CULTURAL PROGRAMS, AND OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS TO COLLEGE STUDENTS
Program service expenses, total$61,029.00$57,581.00$61,696.00$66,289.00$67,117.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
DURING 2014, WE OFFERED WEEKLY ROBOTICS CLASSES FOR CHILDREN.
Program expenses  $2,360.00  
Program description  DURING 2014, WE OFFERED WEEKLY ROBOTICS CLASSES FOR CHILDREN.  
WE ANNUALLY GRANT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS TO DESERVING COLLEGE STUDENTS. IN 2016, WE AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS TO 14 RECIPIENTS. OUR PROGRAM PROVIDES ENCOURAGEMENT AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.
Program expenses$17,000.00$23,000.00$24,000.00$24,000.00$22,000.00
Program descriptionWE ANNUALLY GRANT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS TO DESERVING COLLEGE STUDENTS. IN 2016, WE AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS TO 14 RECIPIENTS. OUR PROGRAM PROVIDES ENCOURAGEMENT AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.WE ANNUALLY GRANT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS TO DESERVING COLLEGE STUDENTS. IN 2015, WE AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS TO 14 RECIPIENTS. OUR PROGRAM PROVIDES ENCOURAGEMENT AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.WE ANNUALLY GRANT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS TO DESERVING COLLEGE STUDENTS. IN 2014, WE AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS TO 14 RECIPIENTS. OUR PROGRAM PROVIDES ENCOURAGEMENT AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.WE ANNUALLY GRANT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS TO DESERVING COLLEGE STUDENTS. IN 2013, WE AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS TO 14 RECIPIENTS. OUR PROGRAM PROVIDES ENCOURAGEMENT AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.WE ANNUALLY GRANT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS TO DESERVING COLLEGE STUDENTS. IN 2012, WE AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS TO 14 RECIPIENTS. OUR PROGRAM PROVIDES ENCOURAGEMENT AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE.
WE OFFER ASSISTANCE TO REFUGEES IN THEIR RESETTLEMENT BY PROVIDING THEM WITH SUPPLIES.
Program expenses$17,479.00$3,907.00   
Program descriptionWE OFFER ASSISTANCE TO REFUGEES IN THEIR RESETTLEMENT BY PROVIDING THEM WITH SUPPLIES.WE OFFER ASSISTANCE TO REFUGEES IN THEIR RESETTLEMENT BY PROVIDING THEM WITH SUPPLIES.   
WE OFFER WEEKEND CLASSES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS. CLASSES ARE TAUGHT BY TEACHERS WHO ARE PAID BY THE SYRIAN AMERICAN CLUB. THE CLASSES TAUGHT ARE ARABIC LANGUAGE CLASSES.
Program expenses$26,550.00$30,674.00$35,336.00$42,289.00$45,117.00
Program descriptionWE OFFER WEEKEND CLASSES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS. CLASSES ARE TAUGHT BY TEACHERS WHO ARE PAID BY THE SYRIAN AMERICAN CLUB. THE CLASSES TAUGHT ARE ARABIC LANGUAGE CLASSES.WE OFFER WEEKEND CLASSES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS. CLASSES ARE TAUGHT BY TEACHERS WHO ARE PAID BY THE SYRIAN AMERICAN CLUB. THE CLASSES TAUGHT ARE ARABIC LANGUAGE CLASSES.WE OFFER WEEKEND CLASSES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS. CLASSES ARE TAUGHT BY TEACHERS WHO ARE PAID BY THE SYRIAN AMERICAN CLUB. THE CLASSES TAUGHT ARE ARABIC LANGUAGE CLASSES.WE OFFER WEEKEND CLASSES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS. CLASSES ARE TAUGHT BY TEACHERS WHO ARE PAID BY THE SYRIAN AMERICAN CLUB. THE CLASSES TAUGHT ARE ARABIC LANGUAGE CLASSES.WE OFFER WEEKEND CLASSES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS. CLASSES ARE TAUGHT BY TEACHERS WHO ARE PAID BY THE SYRIAN AMERICAN CLUB. THE CLASSES TAUGHT ARE ARABIC LANGUAGE CLASSES.
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$82,517.00$141,098.00$123,286.00$91,550.00$136,330.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$50,259.00$41,871.00$63,252.00$37,821.00$40,679.00
Investment income, current yr$0.00$11.00$27.00$55.00$88.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$50,259.00$41,871.00$63,252.00$37,821.00$40,679.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$11.00$27.00$55.00$88.00
Other revenue, current yr$32,258.00$99,216.00$60,007.00$53,674.00$95,563.00
Program service revenue (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Gross receipts$90,097.00$182,916.00$137,149.00$99,650.00$143,237.00
Sources of contributions
Contributions revenue from membership dues$4,300.00$8,675.00$9,150.00$9,075.00$8,800.00
Revenue from fundraising events$925.00$5,923.00$5,302.00$1,996.00$2,354.00
Revenue from all other contributions$45,034.00$27,273.00$48,800.00$26,750.00$29,525.00
Other types of revenue
Royalties (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$31,064.00$57,652.00$60,981.00$55,371.00$96,720.00
Net revenue from gaming (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$0.00$11.00$27.00$55.00$88.00
Net rental income$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Net income from fundraising events$1,194.00$41,564.00-$974.00-$1,697.00-$1,157.00
Net inventory sales (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$137,336.00$135,042.00$144,987.00$139,201.00$141,658.00
Total functional expenses: program service $61,029.00$57,581.00$61,696.00$66,289.00$67,117.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$76,307.00$77,461.00$83,291.00$72,912.00$74,541.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Fees for services
Lobbying fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Legal fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
General management fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Investment management fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$614,296.00$669,115.00$663,059.00$684,860.00$732,511.00
Total assets, beginning of year$669,115.00$663,059.00$684,860.00$732,511.00$761,271.00
Total liabilities$0.00$0.00$0.00$100.00$100.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year  $100.00$100.00$23,532.00
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Loans & receivables from key persons$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$614,296.00$669,115.00$663,059.00$684,760.00$732,411.00
Net assets$614,296.00$669,115.00$663,059.00$684,760.00$732,411.00
Net assets, beginning of year$669,115.00$663,059.00$684,760.00$732,411.00$737,739.00
Other liabilities   $100.00$100.00
Intangible assets$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other assets$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Investments: other securities$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Investments: publicly traded securities$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Investments -- program-related$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Inventories for sale or use$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses-$54,819.00$6,056.00-$21,701.00-$47,651.00-$5,328.00
Advertising (total)$0.00$515.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Savings & temp cash investment$26,227.00$60,036.00$31,022.00$30,240.00$71,035.00
Accounts receivable, net$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Total net assets or fund balances$614,296.00$669,115.00$663,059.00$684,760.00$732,411.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$21,010.00$22,958.00$24,983.00$20,606.00$20,865.00
Payment to affiliates$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members1212121212
Number of independent voting members121212120
Relationships among key personnelTrueTrueTrueTrue 
Cash accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2016-01-012015-01-012014-01-012013-01-012012-01-01
Tax year end date2016-12-012015-12-012014-12-012013-12-012012-12-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
Date e-filing submitted2017-12-282017-03-032016-01-212014-12-292013-12-30
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v2.02014v5.02013v3.12012v2.0
Filing identifier201733199349306893201603199349312600201513199349301316201443209349300419201323029349301457
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