Bolling Haxall House Foundation
211 E. Franklin Street
Richmond VA 23219
Mission Statement Preserve and maintain The Bolling Haxall House, a Virginia historic landmark built in 1858, and to promote educational outreach and be a community resource.
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Diane Beirne
Board Chair Mrs. Catherine C. Whitham
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Contact Information
Address 211 E. Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Telephone 804 643-2847 12
Fax 804 644-6616
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1990
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $151,000.00
Projected Expenses $151,000.00
Mission Preserve and maintain The Bolling Haxall House, a Virginia historic landmark built in 1858, and to promote educational outreach and be a community resource.
The Bolling Haxall House Foundation has completed a large capital improvement project of restoring the BHH. The Auditorium received a new roof and new exterior walls to control the water infiltration that had severely damaged the interior. All damaged windows, doors, and plaster has been either replaced or repaired. A new drainage system was installed to divert water away from the House. The installation of a museum quality  HVAC system will better control the interior conditions of the House.
The annual speaker program featured a diverse and impressive list of talented individuals including Sophie Delaunay, Executive Director of Doctors without Borders; Bunny Williams, internationally renowned interior designer; Tina Brown, author and former editor of Vanity Fair; Sam Abell, National Geographic photographer.
Needs   Our most pressing needs are project maintenance and restoration efforts identified on an ongoing basis that will defer larger maintenance costs for the future such as ongoing exterior repair to the stucco, wood repair, iron railing repair and painting, exterior painting, equipment updates etc...
Built in 1858, the Bolling Haxall House bears the name of its first owner and one of the world's most prominent antebellum flour magnates. The House is representative of a time when industry positioned Richmond as a national leader. A Virginia Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places, the House stands as one of the finest and few remaining examples of 19th century Italianate architecture in Richmond.
The Woman's Club, founded in 1894, purchased the House in 1900 to be its permanent headquarters. For over a century, the Club has pioneered educational opportunities for women within the House's walls. The House also serves as a community gathering place for business, cultural, and social events.
In 1990, The Woman's Club Board of Governors created The Bolling Haxall House Foundation as a 501(c)(3) foundation to enable members of The Woman's Club and friends of the House to support, maintain, and preserve this historic landmark with tax deductible donations.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Metro Richmond


Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Catherine C. Whitham
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term May 2017 to Apr 2019
Board of Directors
Board Members
Mrs. Susan Hill Boisseau community volunteer
Mrs. Elizabeth Moncure Bredrup Community Volunteer
Mrs. Elizabeth Robison Cabell Community Volunteer
Mrs. Mary Ritsch Chase Community Volunteer
Mrs. Eugenia Anderson Ellis Community Volunteer
Mrs. Ceci Amrhein Gallasch Community Volunteer
Mrs. Marjorie N. Grier Community Volunteer
mrs. Elizabeth Ruffin Harrison Community Volunteer
Mrs. Lisa R. Harrison volunteer
Mrs. Chris Ann Inman community volunteer
Mrs. Anne Metz Innes community volunteer
Mrs. Fran W. Kay volunteer
Mrs. Patricia Smith Loughridge Community Volunteer
Mrs. Martha F. Moore volunteer
Mrs. Darcie Ziemkiewicz Nelsen Community Volunteer
Mrs. Corbin Kendig Rankin Community Volunteer
Mrs. Patricia K. Sutton Community Volunteer
Mrs. Sue C. Taylor volunteer
Mrs. Sandra G. Treadway Community Volunteer
Mrs. Catherine C. Whitham Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 20
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 20
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
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 5
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 5
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Mrs. Diane Beirne
Full Time Staff 4
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 60
Contractors 2
Retention Rate 75
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
The Bolling Haxall House has been used as a community resource to local nonprofits and government agencies by providing access to our facilities for various functions and meetings. Some of the local and state groups who have used our facilities at no charge are:
Commonwealth Autism Services, Massey Cancer Center, US Navy, Virginia Tourism, James River Green Building, and Big Brothers Big Sisters
The Bolling Haxall House is a Virginia Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places. We give tours of the House, free of charge, to those individuals or groups wishing to schedule a visit.
We also offer use of the House, also free of charge, to local nonprofit and government groups who wish to conduct day-time meetings or other types of gatherings.
Budget $15,000.00
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $151,000.00
Projected Expenses $151,000.00
Endowment Value $656,785.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage (if selected) 0
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$208,728$177,805$172,737
Administration Expense$8,602$9,201$9,874
Fundraising Expense$63,618$62,324$63,089
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.430.810.89
Program Expense/Total Expenses74%71%70%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue45%39%38%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$3,363,528$3,526,963$3,569,676
Current Assets$225,270$249,773$506,521
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$1,022$4,160--
Total Net Assets$3,362,506$3,522,803$3,569,676
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities220.4260.04--
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 9/2016View
Foundation Comments
  • Financial information provided from audited financial statements.
  • Audited financial statements and IRS 990s prepared by Hansen, Smith, Cone & Robertello, PC.
  • Revenue from "Individuals" includes support from the Women's Club, corporations and foundations.