Chesterfield Cultural Arts Foundation
P.O. Box 3296
Chester VA 23831-8461
Mission Statement
Is to manage the Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation (CCAF) with fiscal responsibility while creating and maintaining the greatest arts and culture influence to benefit Chesterfield, the TriCities, and the Greater Richmond region and to ensure the longevity of the CCAF so that it may be enjoyed by all for the foreseeable future.  
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Artists Rendition of Chesterfield Center for the Arts
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CEO/Executive Director Mr. Hugh Cline
Board Chair Mr. Hugh Cline
Board Chair Company Affiliation Hugh Cline Properties LLC
Contact Information
Address P.O. Box 3296
Chester, VA 238318461
Telephone 804 748-5555
Fax 804 748-5555
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2003
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $552,193.00
Projected Expenses $28,078.00
Is to manage the Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation (CCAF) with fiscal responsibility while creating and maintaining the greatest arts and culture influence to benefit Chesterfield, the TriCities, and the Greater Richmond region and to ensure the longevity of the CCAF so that it may be enjoyed by all for the foreseeable future.  
Since 2003, the Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation Board of Directors has kept the dream of an arts center in Chesterfield alive. With the support of the community, the Foundation has worked with consultants to conduct a feasibility study, develop the capital campaign strategy and outline the Chesterfield Center for the Arts' business plan. 
In 2012, the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors declared November as Arts Awareness Month in Chesterfield. This ceremonial event set the stage for the Capital Campaign to raise  $2.1 million in private funds. 
In November of 2013, the Foundation's Fundraising Committee formally launched the Chesterfield Center for the Arts Capital Campaign.
  1. Individual, corporate and foundation financial support for the $2.1 million capital campaign.
  2. Volunteers willing to support the efforts of the Foundation Fundraising Committee.
  3. In-kind donation of printing services for capital campaign materials.
Background An Arts Center has been a dream for many in Chesterfield County for many years. First proposed in the 1980's as an arts center adjacent to the Chesterfield County Main Library, the concept of a community gathering place shifted to Chester with the design of the Chester Village Green as a planned community that included a new library branch. Many felt that an arts center would “complete the picture” of the Village Green. Based on the concept of “New Urbanism,” Chester Village Green became the cornerstone of the l989 Land Use Plan for Chester, blending the old with the new to restore functionality and sustainability to the historic village of Chester.

In the early 1990s a committee of citizens formed to review the Chester Village Plan. The plan included a new library and arts complex that were to be built through a bond referendum. In 1996 the project was split into two phases, the first to finance the purchase of land for the two facilities and the construction of only the library building. The second phase would be the financing and construction of the arts center. With the passage of the first bond referendum, the library was built and the land was purchased for the future arts center.

Because of a concern with the implementation of the l989 Chester Village Plan, as amended in 2000, a group of citizens formed the Chester Community Association in 2001. An arts center committee was established in response to one of the Association’s long-range goals -- find the funds to build the arts center. It became an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit Virginia corporation in 2003 to position itself as a fundraiser for the facility and named itself the Chesterfield Center for the Arts at Chester Foundation. In 2004, Chesterfield County citizens approved a second bond referendum specifying $5.9M for the Art Center, now $6.9M. The community was challenged to match the County’s money with private donations raised to meet a target construction date of 2010.

Due to the slowly recovering economy, the capital campaign was postponed for as long as possible, launching in November 2013. The Foundation's Fundraising Committee is now on target to raise $2.1 million by August 2014.
Board Chair Statement
In Chesterfield County, we recognize that the arts play an important role in providing the extraordinary quality of life that we enjoy. We are committed to promoting community engagement through cultural heritage, educational, social and recreational opportunities, and we value public and private partnerships that promote the well-being of our citizens. This commitment will come to life in the Chesterfield Center for the Arts.
The Center for the Arts is envisioned as a state-of-the-art cultural arts center designed to provide a venue for bringing world-class artists and performances to our community. It will offer the opportunity to all, young and old, to meet, explore, experience and engage in visual, performing and literary arts. The Arts Center will be more than a building, it will be the cultural center for our community.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Metro Richmond
Tri-cities Region
Chesterfield County
The Chesterfield Center for the Arts will be the only cultural arts center in Chesterfield County. The Center will bring audience members and participants from throughout the greater Richmond and Tri-Cities communities.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Hugh Cline
Company Affiliation Hugh Cline Properties LLC
Term Dec 2014 to Dec 2017
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Mrs. Amanda King
Company Affiliation Amanda King Consulting
Term Dec 2014 to Dec 2016
Board of Directors
Board Members
Mr. P.C. Amin CEO of Shamin Hotels
Mr. H. Clem Carlisle Region President of East West Partners
Mr. Hugh Cline Hugh Cline Properties LLC
Mr. Sonny Currin CEO of Rx3 Pharmacies
Mr. George Emerson CEO of Emerson Companies
Mr. Jimmy Jacobs CEO of Jacobs Financial
Mr. Brennen Keene McGuire Woods
Ms. Gail Letts Richmond Region President for CNF Bank
Ms. Betty Matthews Community Volunteer
Ms. Sue Messmer Commununity Volunteer
Mr. Tam Moody CEO Delta Graphics, Inc.
Mr. Lane Ramsey Retired Chesterfield County Administrator
Mr. Sam West Retired CEO of West Crawley and Winn Accounting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 75
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Under Development
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 12
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Program / Program Planning
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
MrDonors are given recognition in many different ways. For instance, we have chair donors, who pledge $1,000 and a plaque is given in their honor on a theater chair. We also have $20,000 donors, who will have a wall of recognition. In addition there are brick donors who have pledged a certain amount of money and will be recognized. 
Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. Hugh Cline
Mr. Cline has worked as the Chairman of the Board for the Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation since December of 2014. It is through Mr. Cline and many other hardworking volunteers like him that this dream has stayed alive.
Co-CEO Mrs. Amanda King
Term Start Dec 2014
Experience Amanda King works very hard to help with the fundraising and organizational aspects of the foundation. She has written several grants for the foundation, and consequently the foundation has received some of its largest donations through these grants. She is the CEO of Amanda King Consulting and most of her work for the foundation is done in-kind.
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 11
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
The primary purpose for the Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation is to raise the private funds necessary to fund the Chesterfield Center for the Arts.
Population Served General/Unspecified
Budget $2,100,000.00
Short Term Success Continue to raise the funds necessary for the completion and operation of the center.
Long Term Success The Arts Center will operate in a fiscally responsible manner to ensure continued success in the promotion of the Arts, within the area for generations to come.  
CEO/ED/Board Comments Currently the foundation has raised $1.2 million in pledges, cash and gifts-in-kind, toward the $2.1 million goal. Completion of the fundraising is projected to take another 6-12 months. The board is currently engaged in the operating guidelines, along with architectural and engineering designs. A usage study is being implemented to help with the design phase. 
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $552,193.00
Projected Expenses $28,078.00
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$12,088$12,699$8,678
Administration Expense$8,865$3,489$587
Fundraising Expense$7,125$200$852
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses19.671.341.04
Program Expense/Total Expenses43%77%86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue1%1%23%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$1,199,624$8,974$3,362
Current Assets$1,199,624$8,974$3,362
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$489----
Total Net Assets$1,199,135$8,974$3,362
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2453.22----
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose The Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation is currently in the process of raising $2.1 million to provide the funds necessary for the construction of the Chesterfield Center of the Arts in cooperation with Chesterfield County.
Goal $2,500,000.00
Dates Nov 2013 to Nov 2015
Amount Raised To Date $1,199,000.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit ExemptionView
Organization Comments
Since its inception, the Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation has operated as a volunteer organization. Over the past 10 years, money was raised for hiring consultants to complete specific tasks necessary to prepare the organization to raise the funds necessary to meet the agreement with Chesterfield County.  These tasks include conducting the feasibility study, developing the capital campaign plan and preparing the business plan.