American Red Cross Virginia Capital Chapter
420 East Cary Street
Richmond VA 23219
Mission Statement The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. 
CEO/Executive Director Mr. James Hatcher
Board Chair Mr. Neil S. Talegaonkar
Board Chair Company Affiliation Thompson & McMullan, P.C.
Contact Information
Address 420 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Telephone 804 780-2250
Fax 804 780-2263
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1900
Former Names
American Red Cross Capital Region2014
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $4,701,795.00
Projected Expenses $4,701,795.00
Mission The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. 
 In FY2016, the American Red Cross of Capital Virginia:
  • Responded to local emergencies, mostly home fires, and assisted 460 families with their immediate, disaster-caused needs for shelter, clothing, food, medications and eyeglasses, mental health services, etc. following local home fires and other disasters;
  • Provided 2,452 emergency communications and financial assistance services for military members and their families;
  • Trained 22,927 individuals in lifesaving courses such as CPR and First Aid;
  • Assisted six local families through the Restoring Family Links program which connects families separated by war and disasters; and
  • 4,131 individuals downloaded a free preparedness mobile app.
The American Red Cross of Capital Virginia has the following goals for the current year: 
  1. Expanding our preparedness programs to ensure local families and organizations are ready for the next disaster. In FY2017, the Red Cross will continue to canvass in high-risk neighborhoods and install smoke alarms. Studies have shown for every dollar spent to prepare, four dollars is saved in the recovery. Consider the cost of a smoke alarm compared to the destruction of a home fire.
  2. Engaging and utilizing more volunteers more often and in more ways to serve the entire Red Cross mission, including disasters, blood drives, Services to the Armed Forces and health and safety programs, including recruiting Community Volunteer Leaders to act as the face of the Red Cross in our local communities.
  3. Raise awareness that locally, home fires affect more people than hurricanes, tornadoes or any other type of disaster, combined, and Red Cross receives no federal funding to support our mission.
  4. Increase the number of local partnerships to increase the services we can provide to our clients in times of emergencies. Partnerships increase the capacity of the Red Cross and the community to respond to disasters.
  5. Engaging our donors in relevant ways to support the mission of the American Red Cross.
  1. With an operating budget of  4.4M our most pressing need is to raise funds to support the delivery of Red Cross programs - Disaster Cycle Services - Preparedness, Response and Recovery; Services to the Armed Forces; International Services and Preparedness, Health and Safety.
  2. Increase the number of local partnerships to increase the services we are able to provide to our clients in times of emergencies.  For example, Red Cross partners with the Salvation Army to provide household goods for disaster clients who have lost everything they own.
  3. Volunteers, including individuals and organizations, are needed to support the Home Fire Campaign - canvassing in high-risk neighborhoods and installing smoke alarms, as well responding to home fires and other local disasters.
  4. Community Volunteer Leaders (CVL) are needed to be a single point of contact for a community or a collection of communities with the primary goal of connecting the community with the Red Cross mission.  Currently, we have CVLs in Sussex, Northeast Halifax, South Boston, Williamsburg, Charles City, New Kent and Halifax counties.  Ideally, we would have one CVL in each County we serve.
Background The American Red Cross, although a non-governmental agency, was chartered by Congress in 1881 to provide services to members of our Armed Forces. Since then, our volunteers and paid staff have assisted men and women in the Armed Forces and their families in emergency situations as well as responding to thousands of disasters. 
The Greater Richmond Chapter of the American Red Cross was established in 1917 and was formerly part of the Eastern Virginia Region.  The Eastern Virginia and Virginia Mountain Regions merged in November 2014 resulting in the merger of the Greater Richmond and Southside Chapters to form the American Red Cross of Capital Virginia.
The Chapter serves nearly 1.4M residents in the cities of Richmond, Colonial Heights, Emporia, Franklin, Hopewell, Petersburg and Williamsburg and the counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Charles City, Charlotte, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Goochland, Greensville, Halifax, Henrico, James City, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Prince George, Surry, and Sussex.
In addition to supporting the missions of the American and International Red Cross, the local Chapter provides essential local services, including local disaster relief and preparedness; international tracing services for local residents; 24/7 emergency communications and assistance for U.S. Armed Forces personnel and their local families; and health, first aid, and safety training for local citizens.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Richmond, City
Chesterfield County
Goochland County
Henrico County
Powhatan County
Metro Richmond
Tri-cities Region
Amelia County
Dinwiddie County
Prince George County
Sussex County
Charles City County
Southside Virginia
Other:  Brunswick, Charlotte, Cumberland, Greensville, Halifax, James City, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Prince Edward, and Surry counties and the City of Williamsburg.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Neil S. Talegaonkar
Company Affiliation Thompson & McMullan, P.C.
Term July 2015 to Dec 2017
Board of Directors
Board Members
Mr. Ken Ampy Astyra Corporation
Ms. Shuganti Caradonna Summit Information Solutions, Inc.
Mr. James H. Cottrell Jr.Deloitte Financial Advisory Service LLP
Mr. Timothy M. Davey Timmons Group
Ms. Suzanne Gardner Wells Fargo
Mr. James C. Godwin Jr.Bon Secours Virginia Health System
Mr. Noah Greenbaum Canal Capital Management
Ms. Mary Malone Hancock, Daniel, Johnson & Nagle, P.C.
Mr. John M. Mercer Williams Mullen
Mr. Danny Meyer Dallan Construction
Mr. J. David Rives Dominion Generation
Mr. Rodger Rolland Altria
Ms. Mary Rudisill Napier ERA
Ms. Kimberly Sanford MDVirginia Commonwealth University
Mr. Scott Scofield Altria
Mr. Neal S. Talegaonkar Thompson & McMullan, P.C.
Mr. Ron Ulery NOVOLEX
Mr. Khazir Wasti Community Volunteer
Mr. Andrew Yee HCA John Randolph Medical Center
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 3
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 14
Female 5
Board Term Lengths 0
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 80
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 0
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. James Hatcher

James Hatcher, the newly hired Executive Director of the American Red Cross of Capital Virginia Chapter and the Regional Executive for the American Red Cross of Virginia Region is a native of Richmond and a graduate of the College of William and Mary's Executive MBA program.  As past president of Pleasant's Hardware, he grew the business from a two-location store to an organization with over 150 employees, four different business units and nine separate locations.   Additionally, James served as Board Chair for the Retail Merchants Association and is currently serving as Treasurer for the Prevent Child Abuse VA organization and Board Chair for the 100 Club.

The American Red Cross will benefit from his ability to create strong relationships both inside and outside our organization and his strong business experience.  
Full Time Staff 13
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 539
Contractors 0
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted July 2014
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Description The Greater Richmond area has been no stranger to big disasters in recent years. Hurricane Isabel, Gaston, and Ernesto left us with widespread damage and the unsettled feeling that big disasters can happen here, too. But to a family who has lost everything, a house fire can feel like a big disaster, so no matter the size of the event, the American Red Cross is here to help 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In addition to relief and recovery services, the Red Cross is now redoubling our efforts to help people prevent and prepare for home fires.
Budget $877,102.00

Virginia is vulnerable to both natural disasters such as hurricanes and tornados, but also to disasters such as chemical spills and house fires. The efforts of the American Red Cross to provide information and create awareness of disaster prevention and preparedness are essential to reducing the devastating impact of disaster on individuals, families and our communities. The Red Cross places special emphasis on vulnerable populations, such as the elderly, the disabled, low income households, and households with limited English proficiency.

Description The American Red Cross provides on-going emergency assistance to local military families whose loved ones are suddenly deployed to the battlefield – and demand for Red Cross services has grown in recent years with the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Red Cross reassures and prepares troops and their families for deployment, facilitates emergency communications, and helps military families and veterans find financial assistance when needed.
Budget $291,874.00
Description Our youth programs are designed to introduce youth and young adults to the mission of the Red Cross and lay the groundwork for engaging the future leadership of the American Red Cross. By taking on humanitarian projects through Red Cross school clubs, student members discover new opportunities for self development while addressing the greatest needs of their community. Club members organize preparedness days for their school, assemble comfort kits for young victims of disaster, and test smoke alarms for the elderly.  
As diverse populations continue to grow in the Greater Richmond area, our multicultural outreach has been vital in building relationships with culturally diverse communities and involving them in emergency preparedness and response programs.  Also, the Chapter’s Language Bank provides a tool to communicate with non-English speaking members of our community making access to Red Cross services easier.

Providing meaningful opportunities and keeping our volunteers engaged is essential to what we do. From responding to emergencies, to teaching First Aid/CPR, driving clients to medical appointments or educating the community on preparedness, our volunteers are at the very heart of our mission. Greater Richmond is currently served 24 hours a day, seven days a week by over 500 volunteers from our local community.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $4,701,795.00
Projected Expenses $4,701,795.00
Endowment Value $168,669.00
Spending Policy Income Only
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$51,980,625$0$0
Individual Contributions$475,261,288$6,811,706$4,737,497
Investment Income, Net of Losses($61,044,000)$10,409$135,389
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind$1,940,295,000$71,373--
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$2,435,461,000$9,075,614$7,198,726
Administration Expense$116,403,131$728,048$439,070
Fundraising Expense$169,675,811$2,092,542$1,547,767
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.781.001.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses89%76%78%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue29%26%26%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$3,235,806,694$3,486,142,571--
Current Assets$892,923,000$1,138,084,864--
Long-Term Liabilities$1,822,372,000$1,631,355,199--
Current Liabilities$427,761,837$260,977,043--
Total Net Assets$985,672,857$1,593,810,329--
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.094.36--
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets56%47%--
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit ExemptionView
Foundation Comments
  • Beginning with FY2011, the American National Red Cross began filing on behalf of all of their national affiliates.
  • Information on the Greater Richmond chapter after FY2011 provided from the supplemental schedule located in the back of the audit.
  • Revenue from "Individuals" includes support from foundations and corporations.
  • Red Cross does not track balance sheets at the regional or chapter level.