10 Oak Park Dr, Bldg C-1
Box 2
Hilton Head Island SC 29926
Contact Information
Organization DBA (Doing Business As)
Organization DBA
Programs for Exceptional People
Address 10 Oak Park Dr, Bldg C-1
Box 2
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Telephone (843) 681-8021
Fax (843) 681-6931
Projected Annual Revenue $818,447.00 (2018)
Mission Statement PEP's mission is to "promote  independence, social interaction, and employment opportunities for adults who live with intellectual disabilities." 
CEO/Executive Director Stephen Maglione
Board Chair Dr. Hilary Drammis
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1995
Financial Summary
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Mission PEP's mission is to "promote  independence, social interaction, and employment opportunities for adults who live with intellectual disabilities." 
Background PEP was incorporated in December 1995 as a nonprofit 501 c (3) by six families who found no services available on Hilton Head for their adult family member. With a start-up grant from the Community Foundation of the Low Country, PEP was started.  The number of members is now 70. Shortly after opening, PEP was approved as a healthcare provider and we were able to be funded through medicaid waivers.  We subsequently became a subcontractor for SC Department of Disabilities. We are the only service provider in southern Beaufort County. Members travel from throughout Beaufort and Jasper County to come to our Hilton Head location. Most members still live at home with their families as group homes are unavailable at this time.
Impact PEP has increased enrollment by 30% over the past year.  We have more members working daily and more supported enclaves providing our members a wider variety of job opportunities.  Our financial management has been solid allowing the Board to search for a third site to allow for member growth.  The new site will focus on vocational training, technology training, and micro-industries in the members' community of residence.  Along with member growth, we continue to maintain a 7:1 member/staff ratio.  We have added th additional staff who all possess a minimum of a bachelor's degree and are dedicated to working with our members.
Needs Currently our most pressing need is space.  Although we have opened a second site across the parking lot from our current site, we still have additional space needs. Our second most pressing need is transportation.  We can only take 25 people out of the building at a time.  The lack of transportation decreases the opportunities for all members to go into the community.
CEO/Executive Director Statement PEP is an extended family where our members enjoy their friendships, gain a feeling of self-worth through their various employment opportunities, and are integrated into the cultural, sporting, and ongoing events throughout the year in our communities.  There are recreation and respite activities in the evenings and on the weekends where our members go to the movies, out to dinner, bowling, and trips to sporting events and cultural events.  They have a full life of activities independent of their caregivers and with their friends.  
Board Chair Statement We are proud of the accomplishments PEP has made since its inception. We offer outstanding services for our members which greatly enhance their quality of life and empower them to have independence away from their families and caregivers.  
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments Programs for Exceptional People was started by parents who saw a need and wanted to fill a void in services for the developmentally disabled in our geographic area.  Our Board ratio is designed to consist of 40% parents and 60% non-parents with subcommittees for fundraising, strategic planning, finance, and personnel.  The Board meets the third Wednesday of each month at PEP at 10 a.m.    
Areas of Service
Beaufort County
Jasper County
We serve people who reside in Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Hardeeville, Ridgeland, and Beaufort.  
Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. Hilary Drammis
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term Oct 2017 to Apr 2020
Board of Directors
Robert Bidwell Community Volunteer
Richard Dean Community Volunteer
David Dereamer Community Volunteer
Dr. Hilary Drammis Community Volunteer
Ted Druhot Community Volunteer
Rick Graff retired/community volunteer
Bradley Green Community Volunteer
William Harkins Mayor ProTem
Dan Merkel Community Volunteer
Dr. Carol Myers
Dorothea Wieland Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 3
Unspecified 0
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%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Risk Management Provisions
Accident and Injury Coverage
Automobile Insurance
Commercial General Insurance
Commercial General Liability
Directors and Officers Policy
Disability Insurance
Educators Errors and Omission Liability
Employee Benefits Liability
Improper Sexual Conduct/Sexual Abuse
Professional Liability
Renter's Insurance
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Human Resources / Personnel and Finance and Marketing and Nominating and By-laws
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
The challenge is meeting the financial needs as the program continues to grow. We have strong financial management in place which allows us the opportunity to expand our space in a second location.  This is a temporary fix as we will be faced with a major campaign to build a larger more permanent location within the next five years if grow continues as it has.
Executive Director
Executive Director/CEO Stephen Maglione
Experience Experienced in field of disabilities, organizational development, and education totaling 30 years.
Co-CEO Stephen J. Maglione
Term Start Nov 2015
Experience The Executive Director has more than 30 years experiences in the field of disability services, organizational development, and education.
Senior Staff
Ms. Patrice Kendall-Fields Program Administrator
Mr. Tim Thayer Director of Community and Employment Services
Full Time Staff 14
Part Time Staff 3
Volunteers 50
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 80%
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Oct 2014
Years Strategic Plan Considers 2
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Diversity Policy Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
We collaborate with Beaufort and Jasper Department of Disabilities.
Chamber of Commerce2015
External Assessments and Accreditations
Special Olympics International, Inc2015
Description PEP is a Day Activity Center. Accordingly, PEP provides supports and services in a therapeutic setting to enable participants to achieve, maintain, improve, or decelerate the loss of personal care, social, or adaptive skills.As a Day Activity Center, PEP offers the following services; Career Preparation, Employment Services, Community Services, and Non-Medical Personal Support Services. 
Budget $800,000.00
Short Term Success Within six months of opening our newest satellite facility, we will see a 30% increase in independent work opportunities for our members.
Long Term Success We provide high quality services to adults with developmental disabilities which allow them to be contributing members of the community where they reside.  With the addition of the vocational training center, we hope to foster greater independence in the work environment for all our members.
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY We have service plans for each member with day program and employment goals.  Staff chart performance daily and present a monthly percentage toward goal attainment.  If progress is not made, a new intervention is added.  If goals are attained for 3 months in a row, a new goal is written.
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year 2018
Projected Revenue $818,447.00
Projected Expenses $818,447.00
Endowment Value $200,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Audit Documents
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$521,610$424,884$266,120
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses--$10$4,534
Membership Dues--$0$0
Special Events$44,564$0$0
Revenue In-Kind--$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$629,780$602,504$427,297
Administration Expense$66,777$127,700$51,793
Fundraising Expense--$994$6,048
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.131.321.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses90%82%88%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%2%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$1,091,143$958,514$740,488
Current Assets$271,979$226,368$104,412
Long-Term Liabilities$53,894$49,672$67,314
Current Liabilities$53,115$0$1,019
Total Net Assets$984,134$908,842$672,155
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities5.12--102.47
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets5%5%9%
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? Anticipated In 3 Years
Campaign Purpose To build a larger facility to accommodate the growth anticipated for our adult population.
Goal $1,000,000
Dates Jan 2017 to June 2017
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of Mar 2015
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Registration Yes Mar 2018
Organization Comments PEP financials have steadily grown and are solid.  Membership growth coupled with a vigorous grant writing schedule has lead to increased revenues. These revenues have allowed future expansion plans to another site and in turn allows for continues member growth.
Address 10 Oak Park Dr, Bldg C-1
Box 2
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Primary Phone (843) 681-8021
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Stephen Maglione
Board Chair Dr. Hilary Drammis
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Year of Incorporation 1995