Towers Foundation
18 Tower Lane
New Haven CT 06519
Contact Information
Address 18 Tower Lane
New Haven, CT 06519-
Telephone (203) 772-1816 x
Fax 203-777-5921
E-mail Vivian@towerone.org
Web and Social Media
Mission
The mission of the Towers organization is to provide older persons of varying means with high quality living arrangements and services based upon Jewish values and traditions.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1993
Former Names
Tower One Inc. New Haven
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Mark Garilli
Board Chair Dr. Alan Siegal
Board Chair Company Affiliation Geriactric and Adult Psychiatry
Financial Summary
 
Projected Revenue $346,289.00
Projected Expenses $346,289.00
Statements
Mission The mission of the Towers organization is to provide older persons of varying means with high quality living arrangements and services based upon Jewish values and traditions.
Background
The Towers Foundation, Inc., formerly known as Tower One, Inc., New Haven, Connecticut, is a federally recognized charitable 501(C)3 organization. Organized in 1991, the Foundation provides programs and services otherwise unavailable through The Towers’ ordinary budgets. The rent covers the cost of the apartment and the upkeep of the buildings.
The Towers serves a diverse population in its 328 apartments. Tower East, with 150 apartments housing 151 seniors, serves low-income individuals whose annual income cannot exceed $28,350. Once approved for Section 8 subsidies, residents pay 30 percent of their income for rent.
Tower One is market rate apartments that  also have subsidides for low and moderate income seniors.  The Towers enjoys a longstanding reputation for excellence and innovation in independent and supportive housing for the elderly.
 
Incorporated in 1965 and located in downtown New Haven,
The Towers consists of two buildings with distinct revenue sources. Tower One (built in 1971) and Tower East (built in 1981) are not-for-profit organizations governed by a volunteer board of directors and managed by professional staff.
The mission of the Towers organization is to provide older persons of
varying means with high quality living arrangements and services based upon Jewish values and traditions. The Towers is a non-denominational, multi-cultural home to residents 62 years of age and older. Tower One's rental packages are subsidized by a low-interest HUD mortgage, and are attainable by older persons with a range of incomes. The residents of Tower East are eligible for HUD Section 8 rental assistance based on low income.

Over time, The Towers has added a broad array of services to help residents “age in place”. These range from on-site meals, bank, grocery store and assisted living to social services, religious services, access to transportation, exercise programs, computer classes and more. Tower One and Tower East was built in an era when life expectancy was lower and disabled seniors lived with family members or in institutional settings. Today our  average is 87 and our seniors have a very active lifestyle.
Impact
The Towers Foundation supports the residents of Tower One/Tower East with the commitment to ensure that our older adults have an opportunity to engage in a meaningful and active lifestyle. We offer daily a variety of services, programs and activities so that our residents continue to have  an enriched and fulfilled life. 
Needs
Volunteer Coordinator: 
We have opportunities for volunteers to work with our seniors. At this time we do not have staff to properly vet or train our volunteers so that we can make the best match for seniors and volunteers. Seniors have special needs and a staff member who could develop a volunteer component would enhance our programs and activities.
 
Nutrition:
Poor nutrition is a continuing problem for some low-income seniors, who may have higher nutritional needs due to illness or disability, but lower ability to purchase the foods they require. Seniors may also have sensory limitations, decreasing their appetite. The Towers offers a meal plan with six dinners per week.
In addition to providing ample and nutritionally sound food, the meals give residents opportunities for socialization. We would like to be able to offer meals to residents who are returning after a hospital stay and are too weak to shop and prepare meals.
 
Transportation:
Handicapped accessible transportation for our seniors makes a difference. We are frequently offered free tickets to a wide variety of events that would be so special for our seniors to enjoy or just a trip to a mall. Although we make every effort to bring programs to the building there is a sense of isolation, especially if they only get out for medical appointments. The cost of transportation is very high and we would like to be able to offer outings twice a month.
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Housing, Shelter / Low-Income & Subsidized Rental Housing
Tertiary Organization Category Housing, Shelter /
Areas Served
Ansonia
Bethany
Branford
Cheshire
Derby
East Haven
Guilford
Hamden
Lower Naugatuck Valley
Madison
Milford
New Haven
North Branford
North Haven
Orange
Oxford
Seymour
Shelton
Shoreline
State wide
Wallingford
West Haven
Woodbridge
National
International
Tower One/Tower East accepts applications for potential residents from all areas.
Programs
Description
Keeping our seniors healthy and independent so they can remain safe in their homes at the Towers is a commitment of our staff and Board of Directors. We want to offer services for residents who are currently independent.  In addition we want to be able to offer help when residents return to their apartments after a stay at a rehab. Helping our seniors “age in place” will keep them independent. This requires trained staff and equipment. 
We would like a Wellness Facility with trained staff to work on nutrition and an exercise program .  Our goal is to prevent falls and have people keep up their strength. 
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens / Elderly and/or Disabled /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals No
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.
At this time we do not have a Wellness Center.  This is a goal for the future.
Description

This educational series has opened the world of art, music and literature by offering these programs at the Towers where many more of our residents can participate and continue to learn.

Goal Transportation: We currently open this series and other programs
to seniors. We would like to expand our programs and activities to seniors in the Community. We are very sensitive that there are many isolated seniors that would benefit from socializing. A goal is to be able to coordinate and offer transportation for folks to participate in some of the programs offered here.

Volunteer Coordinator
We have opportunities for volunteers to work with our seniors. At this
time we do not have staff to properly vet or train our volunteers so that we can make the best match for seniors and volunteers. Seniors have special needs and a staff member who could develop a volunteer organization would enhance our programs and activities.
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals No
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
Our goal is to enrich the lives of seniors that live at the Towers and ecourgage seniors in the community to join us and participate in these activities.  This is both an educational and a socialization opportunity.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
We have hosted this Lunch and Learn series and this will be our third year.  It has been successful and has accoplished our goals of bringing in seniors  from the community to participate.  Many Senior Centers have closed or curtailed thier actvities.  We are pleased to be able to host programs that are open to everyone.
CEO/Executive Director
Mr. Mark Garilli
Term Start Jan 2013
Email mark@towerone.org
Experience
 
 
 
 
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 1
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 5
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate 100%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 1
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Director of Development and Community Relations
Experience/Biography
Employed at the Towers for the past five years in this position.
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce1990
Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce1990
Comments
CEO Comments
The Towers Foundation was established to support the fundraising efforts needed to provide quality programming, activities, and events to the residents of both Tower One and Tower East.  Tower One and Tower East offer affordable senior living (both independent and with assisted living services, if needed) in its 336 apartments.
 
The monthly rental charges cover only the costs of maintaining the "bricks and motar" of the buildings.  All of the daily programs and activities are paid for through the donations raised by the Towers Foundation.
 
These programs and activities are mostly offered on-site as many of our residents are older with mobility problems which make external trips not impossible but sometimes difficult to manage.
 
Our challenges and opportunites are many but the following is a listing of some of our priorities:
 
1.  Establish a supervised Wellness Program/ Wellness Center
2.  Expand Health Initiatives Programs
3.  Hire a Volunteer Coordinator
4.  Provide transportation to community seniors to attend programs at the Towers.
5.  Offer meal plans to post acute-care patients returning to the Towers who are too weak to purchase food /cook meals.
6.   Transportation of residents to external programs/retail stores/medical appointments, etc.
 
The funding requirements needed are often in excess of the actual funds raised and while the Foundation attempts to provide as much funding as possible through community donations, there is a void that ultimately limits the amounts of programming that can be scheduled. 
 
The Towers Foundation is always seeking new ways and opportunities to fundraise to help "add life to our residents' years as opposed to just adding years to our residents' lives".
Board Chair
Dr. Alan Siegal
Company Affiliation Geriactric and Adult Psychiatry
Term Oct 2013 to Oct 2015
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
David Bender
Doris Dimenstein
Irwin Epstein
John Gordon
Jacqueline Koral
Sidney Levine
Joseph Mascisa
Esther Ozeck
David Schancupp
James Shure
Bruce Spiewak
Lori Weiss
Steven Wendell
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 4
Risk Management Provisions
Accident and Injury Coverage
Accident and Injury Coverage
Blanket Personal Property
Commercial General Insurance
Directors and Officers Policy
Standing Committees
Building
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Board Governance
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Executive
Finance
Human Resources / Personnel
Marketing
Nominating
Program / Program Planning
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2011
Fiscal Year End June 30 2012
Projected Revenue $346,289.00
Projected Expenses $346,289.00
Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund No
Documents
Form 990s
Form 9902011
Form 9902010
Form 9902009
Audit Documents
Audit2013
Audit2011
Audit2010
Audit2009
IRS Letter of Exemption
IRS Letter
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Revenue Sources ChartHelpThe 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 Year201120102009
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$135,160$228,825$293,668
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions------
------
$126,304$63,421$37,560
Investment Income, Net of Losses$3,239$223$260
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$20,993$22,916$23,623
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201120102009
Program Expense$198,327$167,981$137,260
Administration Expense$33,203$67,507$20,261
Fundraising Expense$82,908$66,069$81,292
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.911.051.49
Program Expense/Total Expenses63%56%57%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue61%29%28%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201120102009
Total Assets$432,414$453,876$444,389
Current Assets$413,102$337,803$429,788
Long-Term Liabilities$7,395$7,395$9,326
Current Liabilities$13,424$6,144$8,554
Total Net Assets$411,595$440,337$426,509
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201120102009
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountNew Haven Jewish Federation $40,000New Haven Jewish Federation $40,057 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201120102009
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities30.7754.9850.24
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201120102009
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets2%2%2%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
Foundation Staff Comments This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Financial information is inputted by Foundation staff directly from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved by the nonprofit’s board. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. The Community Foundation is continuing to receive information submitted by the organization and may periodically update the organization’s profile to reflect the most current financial and other information available. The organization has completed the fields required by The Community Foundation and updated their profile in the last year. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.
Address 18 Tower Lane
New Haven, CT 06519
Primary Phone 203 772-1816
Contact Email Vivian@towerone.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Mark Garilli
Board Chair Dr. Alan Siegal
Board Chair Company Affiliation Geriactric and Adult Psychiatry

 

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