PO BOX 22593
HILTON HEAD SC 29925-2593
Contact Information
Organization DBA (Doing Business As)
Organization DBA
Island Recreation Center
Island Recreation Association
Hilton Head Island Senior Center
Address PO BOX 22593
HILTON HEAD, SC 299252593
Telephone (843) 6817273
Fax (843) 6813754
E-mail info@islandreccenter.org
Projected Annual Revenue $2,100,000.00 (2017)
Mission Statement

The Hilton Head Island Recreation Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people of all ages. The Association produces, provides and coordinates public recreation programs, "wellness" activities and community events. The Association commits itself to monitoring the recreation needs of the community and instituting change where appropriate.

CEO/Executive Director Frank Soule
Board Chair Susan Hughson
Board Chair Company Affiliation none
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1986
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
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Comparing revenue to expenses shows how the organizations finances fluctuate over time.

Source: IRS Form 990

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The Hilton Head Island Recreation Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people of all ages. The Association produces, provides and coordinates public recreation programs, "wellness" activities and community events. The Association commits itself to monitoring the recreation needs of the community and instituting change where appropriate.


The Association is a nonprofit organization which has provided recreation programs & community events for nearly 40 years. When Beaufort County declined to provide recreational services for our children because they could not foresee the growth in our community the Hilton Head Island Rotary Club recognized the need and committed to fund a youth center director, as well as build a 3,200 sq ft Youth Center on Cordillo Parkway (Art League of Hilton Head building now). The Youth Center served as a gathering place and planned programs primarily for the teen population. The Island Youth Center Board expanded its mission to become the Hilton Head Island Recreation Association committed to providing programs and community events for residents and visitors of all ages.

The Association Board was instrumental in gathering community support and lobbying the Town for certain land to be developed for the Island Rec Center. The Association applied for an Accommodations Tax grant and received a 15 year commitment to fund the construction of the Island Rec Center. A lease was signed between the Beaufort County School District and the Town for the development of the Island Rec Center on school district land on the Hilton Head Island school campus. Part of the agreement includes a mutual usage between the Public Schools and the Island Rec Center facilities

The Recreation Association also has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Town of Hilton Head Island regarding the management and operation of the Island Rec Center, Town owned parks, recreation services and community events.


-Opening of the new Hilton Head Island Senior Center
-Growth / Expansion of programs
-Amount of scholarships the Children’s Scholarship Fund has been able to award
-Gain support and educate the community about the Association’s programs and facilities.
-Offer new activities to keep up with growing trends (Senior, Adult and Youth)
-Enhancement / Expansion of the Island Recreation Center
-Work closely with “People for Park”
-Work to grow “Children’s Scholarship Fund” to ensure no child is denied recreation or education activities

1. Funding (Expansion / Enhancement)
2.  Programming for expanded facility
3. Volunteers
4. Recreational trends 
CEO/Executive Director Statement

As parks and recreational professional with 35 plus years in field, it is my pleasure to work under the guidance of the Hilton Head Island Recreation Association’s Board of Directors; my responsibility is to bring leadership, enthusiasm, professionalism and dedication to the Recreation Association and the residents of Hilton Head Island. Applying my leadership and professional skills enables me to drive the day-to-day business operations, along with community networking, and set goals for the advancement of the Association. The advancement occurs by first working collectively to build a foundation for the Association and secondly, promoting and marketing the foundation we have built. These accomplishments will help us achieve success, while leading us to the advancement of the Recreation Association’s mission to provide and improve parks and recreation programs for the community.

Areas of Service
Beaufort County
Jasper County
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926/29928
Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton County 
Board Chair
Board Chair Susan Hughson
Company Affiliation none
Term July 2017 to June 2018
Email Hughson@hargray.com
Board of Directors
John Brighton Merrill Lynch
Pat Carey Emeritus
Brian Carmines Hudson's Restaurant
Matt Clark Horizon Rehabilitation
Anne Delvecchio Community Volunteer
Bubba Gillis Mailbox & Shipping Center
Mary Hall Community Volunteer
Susan Hughson Community Volunteer
Chris Maldanado Westin Resort and Spa
Mike Manesiotis Hilton Head Long Term Rentals
Joe Mezera Care Core
Dana Millen Pink Magazine
Keri Olivetti USCB
Marty Pauls dr. paul's and savarese
Alan Perry NBSC
Charles Perry Community Volunteer
Bob Stevens Clark & Stevens, PA
Barry Taylor The FWA Group Architects
Kyle Theodore Community Volunteer
Suzan Weber Sea Pines Realty
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 17
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 11
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 82%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 10%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 75%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Additional Board Members
Rob Bender
Jim Berl
Ray Craver
Julie Jilly
Trey Judy
Mike Jukofsky
Martin Kerr
Joseph Kopf
Karl Kriscovich
Jeff Kruse
Jim Laferriere
Jim Loniero
David Martin
Joe Monmonier
Reid Perry
Charlie Schroeder
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director/CEO Frank Soule


Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

November 1986 - Present

Hired as Program Coordinator in 1986, promoted to Program Director in 1987, promoted to Recreation Director in 1988, promoted to Executive Director in 1991. Serve as the Association's chief administrative and operating officer, reporting to a volunteer Board of Directors.   

 Port St. Lucie, Florida

November 1983 - November 1986

Hired as Recreation Program Coordinator in 1983, promoted to Recreation Supervisor in 1985.



Woodstock, Vermont

 February 1981-November 1983

 Hired as Recreation Coordinator in 1981, promoted to Program Director in 1982.


Senior Staff
Leah Arnold Director of Programs and Operations
Bob Rozek Recreation Director
Full Time Staff 13
Part Time Staff 55
Volunteers 250
Contractors 15
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Diversity Policy No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Description Maximize the quality of life among the active adult population (50+) in our community by providing programs which facilitate social interaction and promotes a healthy active lifestyle.
Short Term Success Growth of Senior Center Membership
Long Term Success
Growth of Senior Center Membership
More active programs for Seniors 
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY Program Evaluations

Our Preschool and Youth Programs will provide an environment where children are surrounded by a wonderful atmosphere and are able to create a lifetime of memories for each day. The children will be making friends, sharing, learning social skills, developing more independence and gaining self-confidence which are all essential parts of development. Positive reinforcement, caring and competent staff, safe surroundings, fun and laughter help bring these characteristics out in our campers. The Island Recreation Center will provide a place for your child to become the best that he/she can be, while coming to know more about others and the world in which they live.

Short Term Success Ensure the children are having fun and learning.
Long Term Success Expansion and growth of program
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY Program Evaluations

Youth Athletics will continue to develop quality, organized programs and to promote recreation and equal opportunities for play.

Short Term Success Children are having fun and learning new skills!
Long Term Success Additional recreational activities         
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY Program evaluations   

All proceeds from our events go to our children’s scholarship fund, which helps provide financial aid to families in need. The fund ensures that every child is able to participate in our summer camps, sports leagues, swimming lessons and other recreational and child care activities to keep them healthy, fit and active.

Short Term Success Children's Scholarship Fund
Long Term Success Children's Scholarship Fund      
Program Success Monitored BY
Event surveys
Scholarship Fund growth 
Description The Hilton Head Island Recreation Center offers the only public pool on the island.
Short Term Success
Swim Lessons
Rec Swim Club
H2A Swim Team
Masters Swim Team
Water Aerobics
BCSD Physical Education Classes- Swim Program 
Long Term Success Water safety
Program Success Monitored BY Program Evaluations   
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year 2017
Projected Revenue $2,100,000.00
Projected Expenses $2,100,000.00
Endowment Value $72,635.00
Spending Policy N/A
IRS Letter of Exemption
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
Government Contributions$855,502$768,440$815,094
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$1,840$6,532$19,771
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$1,900,848$1,984,264$1,880,781
Administration Expense$320,296$227,447$233,329
Fundraising Expense$49,655$0$0
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.001.021.08
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%90%89%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue5%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$1,672,801$1,710,201$1,621,436
Current Assets$915,127$932,877$839,798
Long-Term Liabilities$46,663$35,192$28,543
Current Liabilities$164,209$220,968$192,824
Total Net Assets$1,461,929$1,454,041$1,400,069
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities5.574.224.36
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets3%2%2%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose Upfitting of the Island Recreation Center.
Goal $1,200,000
Dates June 2017 to May 2020
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Registration Exempt Nov 2018
Address PO BOX 22593
HILTON HEAD, SC 299252593
Primary Phone (843) 6817273
Contact Email info@islandreccenter.org
CEO/Executive Director Frank Soule
Board Chair Susan Hughson
Board Chair Company Affiliation none
Year of Incorporation 1986