Governor's School for Government & International Studies Foundation, Inc.
1000 North Lombardy Street
Richmond VA 23220
Mission Statement The Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for Government and International Studies Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1992 with the mission to promote, aid, and support the critical academic and co-curricular programs of the Maggie L. Walker Governor's School. The Foundation also seeks to keep alumni, alumni parents, and friends connected to the school. Additionally, the Foundation provides fund raising technical support for the school's booster groups and PTSA.
Web and Social Media
Video
Governor McDonnell addressed the Class of 2015 during their field trip to the State Capitol in April 2012.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Suzannah Stora
Board Chair Bill Benos
Board Chair Company Affiliation Chair
Contact Information
Address 1000 North Lombardy Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Telephone 804 354-1566
E-mail Executive.Director@GovernorsSchoolFoundation.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1992
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $300,000.00
Projected Expenses $300,000.00
Additional Documents
Annual Report 2012-132013View
Annual Report 2010-112011View
Annual Report 2009-102010View
Annual Report 2008-92009View
Statements
Mission The Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for Government and International Studies Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1992 with the mission to promote, aid, and support the critical academic and co-curricular programs of the Maggie L. Walker Governor's School. The Foundation also seeks to keep alumni, alumni parents, and friends connected to the school. Additionally, the Foundation provides fund raising technical support for the school's booster groups and PTSA.
Impact
  • Over $300,000 was raised in our 2015-16 Annual Fund Campaign from over 1,700 donors, including alumni, parents, faculty and staff and friends of the school. The Governor's School Foundation plays a critical role in enhancing the educational experience students receive. These gifts directly support: student participation in curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities; updated technology and equipment; additional faculty professional and gifted education training.
  • During 2015-16, alumni donors gave over $60,000 to their alma mater.
 
Needs
Our needs for 2016-17 include:
 
Monetary support to reach the $300,000 goal, which will be used for student curricular, extracurricular and co-curricular activities, professional development for faculty, and technological enhancements.
Background The Governor's School Foundation is a non-profit organization with the mission of supporting the programs of the Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for Government & International Studies. Additionally, the Foundation keeps alumni, alumni parents, and friends engaged and connected to the school and provides administrative support for the fundraising activities of the PTSA and Boosters groups.
CEO Statement

Maggie Walker Governor’s School is a true Richmond resource, and is fortunate to have a non-profit 501c3 created solely to support and enhance academic enrichment opportunities at Maggie Walker. The Foundation directly underwrites things like academic competitions, student travel, as well as new technology, and student aid. The Foundation also serves to keep our growing alumni connected to the school, its current students, and the RVA community.

By supporting the Maggie Walker Governor's School Foundation you will deepen the academic experiences of our students, and continue to foster the Maggie Walker legacy of academic excellence.

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Chesterfield County
Henrico County
Charles City County
Goochland County
Hanover County
King and Queen County
New Kent County
Petersburg, City
Powhatan County
Prince George County
Richmond, City
Hopewell, City
The Governor's School serves the students in the metropolitan Richmond area. School divisions include Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, King and Queen, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, Prince George, and Richmond.
Board Chair
Board Chair Bill Benos
Company Affiliation Chair
Term July 2016 to June 2018
Email bbenos@williamsmullen.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Tamra Adams Adams International School
Faith Alejandro Attorney at Law, Sands Anderson PC
Bill Benos Williams Mullins
Liz Blue Community Volunteer
Beth Bortz President, Virginia Center for Health Innovations
Brick Brickley Benefit Fiuciary
Henry L. Chambers Jr.Professor of Law, University of Richmond
Brenda Daglish Community Volunteer
Anne Hayes Community Volunteer, Licensed Attorney
Atma Iyer Managing Vice President, Capital One
Steve Leibovic Medical Director, Virginia Hand Center
Jennifer Linton Fenris LLC
Bryce Lyle Teacher, Chesterfield County Public Schools
Marianne Macon Community Volunteer
Samantha Marrs Associate Vice President, VCU Development and Alumni Relations
Julie May Community Volunteer
Laura O'Brien President, Laura O'Brien Public Relations
Ginger O'Neil Anchors & Adventures, LLC
Steve Pittard CFO, VA Dept of Rail and Public Transportation
Leo Rohr Digital Marketing Manager, The Museum of the Confederacy
Jane Scheibe Volunteer Coordinator, New Century Hospice
Mary Michael Schweiker Pediatrician, Monument Avenue Pediatrics
Henry Valentine IIISenior Vice President, Davenport & Company
Lillie Wauford Community Volunteer
Amy Weiss Dept of Health Professions
Julie Weissend Vice President, Dovetail Construction
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 2
Caucasian 23
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 17
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Executive
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Finance
Nominating
Marketing
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Volunteer
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Wilma Andrews
Gigi deBlois
Kathy Ellis
Sharon Fuller
Doug Hunt
Sally Mooney
Anna Lou Schaberg
Mary Jo Sisson-Vaughan PFM, Virginia Dept. of Business Assistance
Pat Taylor
Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Suzannah Stora
Staff
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 2
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Programs
Description While the primary mission is to provide direct support to the Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for Government & International Studies, the Foundation also serves as the Alumni office for 3,050 graduates. Alumni programs include Fall Festival,  Reunion Weekend, Alumni Showcase,  Class Agents Program, Richmond Alumni Chapter, Washington, D.C. Alumni Chapter, and Regional Alumni Events.
Long Term Success Completed a successful Annual Fund Campaign that plays a critical role in enhancing the educational experience students receive at the Governor's School.
Description

The Taylor Teaching Award provides an annual $7,500 grant to teachers at Maggie L.Walker Governor’s School to design and embark on a summer international travel experience that will directly impact and enrich their classroom instruction. The award is invaluable in giving faculty the first- hand understanding of the world cul- tures that they seek to foster in their students and in meeting the mission of the school to “advance understand- ing of world cultures and languages.”

Budget $7,500.00
Description

The Maggie Walker Governor's School Foundation is proud to support student involvement in programs and/or experiences as well as provide supplies and equipment that compliment day to day classroom learning. We also recognize that not all students attending MLWGS have access to the same set of resources; therefore, the Foundation strives to connect students in need with the educational enhancements necessary to deepen their MLWGS experience.  The Governor’s School Foundation works with the MLWGS administration and Office of Counseling to offer financial assistance to students in need.

Budget $20,000.00
Description The Foundation supports Professional Development opportunities for all members of the MLWGS faculty and staff.  These opportunities include estimated expenses associated with continued Graduate Coursework and professional conferences. 
Description A primary focus area of the Foundation is the support of activities and/or resources that enhance the academic experience of students at MLWGS.  These items include classroom instructional resources, class government field trips, student clubs, international travel, and academic tools.  
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $300,000.00
Projected Expenses $300,000.00
Endowment Value $250,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$337,951$383,162$366,361
Administration Expense$36,796$52,179$7,436
Fundraising Expense$59,276$116,477$121,529
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.261.191.38
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%69%74%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue11%19%18%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$760,401$660,004$552,296
Current Assets$493,569$600,777$460,068
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$6,437$2,294$1,131
Total Net Assets$753,964$657,710$551,165
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities76.68261.89406.78
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
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 ExemptionView
Comments
Foundation Comments
  • Financial information provided from audited financial statements.
  • Audited financial statements and IRS 990s prepared by Wells, Coleman & Company, LLP.
  • Revenue from "Individuals" also includes support from corporations and foundations.