Chesterfield Public Education Foundation, Inc.
13900 Hull Street Road
Midlothian VA 23112
Mission Statement We provide strong financial and program resources to Chesterfield County Public Schools through community and business partnerships, creating an equitable educational environment for all students which will ensure a constantly improving, world-class, public school system.
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Jean F. Cauble
Board Chair Ms. Jean F. Cauble
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired
Contact Information
Address 13900 Hull Street Road
Midlothian, VA 23112
Telephone 804 639-8774
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1992
Former Names
Chesterfield Public Education Foundation, Inc.2015
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $284,387.00
Projected Expenses $284,387.00
Mission We provide strong financial and program resources to Chesterfield County Public Schools through community and business partnerships, creating an equitable educational environment for all students which will ensure a constantly improving, world-class, public school system.
Since its inception in 1989, the Foundation has brought new and exciting opportunities into Chesterfield County Public Schools through the generosity of Chesterfield County Public Schools alumni,  parents and businesses. 
Some of our major programs and accomplishments: 

  • The MEGA Mentors program provides mentoring and other support to enhance student success. More than 150 volunteers provide mentoring, tutoring, and experiential activities for over 500 students in seven Chesterfield County Schools. 
  • MCD Awards for Initiative and Innovation in Educational Practices provides support for new instructional strategies. Since its inception, the MCD program has awarded more than $330,000 for more than 80 innovative education projects. All Chesterfield County Public Schools employees are invited to submit their ideas on a new way to teach a concept, to solve a problem, to fulfill a need, or to inspire students. Awards are announced every spring.
  • Scholarships are awarded annually to graduating students. These scholarships are funded through endowments as well as annual contributions by business and individuals in the community. The foundation's annual scholarship awards range from $15,000 to $20,000 annually. 
  • CEF's Bravo! Awards is an annual celebration of the outstanding achievements of Chesterfield County Public Schools alumni. Held each November, the Bravo! Awards Dinner has come to be known as an inspiring evening, offering an opportunity to hear the honorees share their personal stories of how the Chesterfield Schools launched them on their path to success. The award recipients  also spend time in the schools sharing their life experiences and motivating students to strive for success.
The foundation's strategic priorities for the future include a focus on students, teachers, and technology. We plan to expand the presence of MEGA Mentors to other schools, increase our financial base in order to increase innovation in education, provide internet access for all students, and develop programs to support STEM educational opportunities.
The foundation needs to grow its asset base in order to better support a large school system with 63 schools and more than 59,000 students.
We are actively seeking endowed and annual contributions to support our on-going programs such as MEGA Mentors, MCD Awards for Innovation in Education, and scholarships, as well as new programs in STEM and the arts.
We are also looking for volunteers to mentor students, so that we can expand our highly recognized MEGA Mentors program to other schools in the county.
And, we are looking for volunteers from a broad spectrum of our community, to serve on our board and committees. Come join us! 
The Chesterfield Public Education Foundation was founded in 1989. It is now known as the Chesterfield Education Foundation (CEF). The foundation was created by community and business leaders who recognized that public funds alone cannot adequately support ambitious efforts to advance student achievement in Chesterfield County schools. Through the generosity of local individuals and businesses, the foundation provides significant financial support and volunteer services to various programs in the schools. Over the years, this support has included innovative academic programs, student scholarships, student mentoring, arts programs, and teacher recognition. CEF has aligned its mission and activities to support the goals and priorities of the Chesterfield County Schools "Design for Excellence 2020" plan. By aligning with CCPS priorities, CEF strives to fulfill its vision to help every child have access to the tools and support they need in school to reach their full potential.
CEO Statement CEF is structured to provide support for students and teachers in those areas where the need is the greatest. As the demographics of Chesterfield County have changed dramatically during the last 10 years, the foundation has shifted our outreach to address new needs as they arise.
Board Chair Statement The passion of this board is to give all students the opportunities they need to succeed in life beyond classroom instruction, to expand their horizons by offering new experiences through innovative programs.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Chesterfield County
Chesterfield County, Virginia
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Jean F. Cauble
Company Affiliation Retired
Term July 2015 to Jan 2018
Board of Directors
Board Members
Mr. Hector Alonso Retired
Mr. Gary L. Armstrong Bank of Lancaster
Mr. Edward H. Baine Dominion
Mr. Eric W. Carroll ICMA-RC
Ms. Jean F. Cauble Retired
Mr. Howard P. Corey Retired
Mr. Gregory A. Cummings Cummings Management Consulting
Mr. John Erbach School Board LiaisonChesterfield County School Board
Mr. Moses Foster President & CEO, West Cary Group
Mr. Robert C. Innes Retired
Dr. James H. Lane Superintendent of SchoolsChesterfield County Public Schools
Ms. Linda M. Uphoff Uphoff Ventures
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 54
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 94
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
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.
Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Jean F. Cauble
Experience Our current board chair, Jean Cauble, is serving as interim executive director. She receives no compensation.
Part Time Staff 1
Retention Rate 100
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted June 2014
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Description The MCD Awards, provide grants to teachers and other Chesterfield County Public School staff members for developing and implementing innovative educational programs in and out of the classroom. Awards are announced every spring for the the following school year.    
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Budget $18,000.00
Description The Foundation recognizes the outstanding achievements of alumni from Chesterfield Public Schools. Each year five to seven alumni are honored at the Bravo! Awards, a gala dinner and awards ceremony. The honorees also spend time in the schools sharing their personal stories, talking about the opportunities that their Chesterfield education opened up for them and motivating students.
Population Served Adults
MEGA Mentors connects trained volunteers with secondary school students to focus on life skills, leadership, academic achievement and professional opportunities.  The program is currently in seven middle and high schools  If you have an interest in volunteering to mentor, tutor, become a speaker or chaperone, contact the foundation directly at 639-8774.
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Budget $65,000.00
Long Term Success
Increase student hope, self efficacy and self regulation. Studies point to greater classroom achievement , improved attendance and less disciplinary action.
Build self confidence and leadership skills. ( academic and behavioral improvements along with greater participation) 
Increase goal orientation ( Goal attainment, graduation rates, post high school goals, etc) 
Description The foundation provides scholarships annually to graduating students. They are funded through endowed funds and annual contributions by businesses and individuals in the community.  A total of $15,000 - $20,000 is allocated each year.
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Budget $15,000.00
Short Term Success The number of scholarships under management is increasing
Stuff the Bus - Over $20,000 in school supplies donated annually
Chesterfield STAR - Financially support the summer reading program
Teacher of the Year Awards 
Internet access
Other projects as agreed upon with CCPS leadership 
CEO/ED/Board Comments
In addition to our major programs, the foundation participates in many special programs and activities to support the students and teachers of Chesterfield County. These include:
  • Outstanding teacher awards
  • Stuff the bus - collects and distributes school supplies
  • Crayons to computers - provides classroom supplies to teachers
  •  Success program
Our plans include the expansion of current programs to a larger number of schools and students, as well as development an implementation of new programs, especially in STEM education and the arts. 
We invite all suggestions and contributions to programs that will improve educational opportunities in the county. 
There is no other organization in the county that provides such a broad range of support to students and public education. 
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $284,387.00
Projected Expenses $284,387.00
Endowment Value $599,723.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage (if selected) 4
Form 990s
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$0$0$62,309
Individual Contributions$85,915$95,300$218,801
Investment Income, Net of Losses$34,880$54,808$116,292
Membership Dues------
Special Events$67,650$171,231$92,970
Revenue In-Kind$42,171----
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$156,144$250,949$244,719
Administration Expense$65,401$121,963$78,725
Fundraising Expense$31,186$29,536$101,638
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.460.801.15
Program Expense/Total Expenses62%62%58%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue11%11%27%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$827,012$722,618$848,931
Current Assets$156,687$27,843$88,128
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$39,053$64,834$69,529
Total Net Assets$787,959$657,784$779,402
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities4.010.431.27
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit ExemptionView
Foundation Comments
  • Financial information provided from audited financial statements.
  • Audited financial statements and Form 990s prepared by Yount, Hyde & Barbour, P.C.
  • Revenue from "Foundations and Corporations" may also include support from individuals, special events and local government agencies.