Hanover Tavern Foundation
P.O. Box 487
Hanover VA 23069
Mission Statement Hanover Tavern Foundation's mission is to preserve, interpret and utilize Hanover Tavern as an historic, educational, community and cultural resource center for the enjoyment of all.
CEO/Executive Director Mr. David L. Deal
Board Chair Jason Schools
Board Chair Company Affiliation Kjellstrom + Lee
Contact Information
Address P.O. Box 487
Hanover, VA 23069
Telephone 804 537-5050
E-mail ddeal@hanovertavern.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1991
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $382,400.00
Projected Expenses $376,820.00
Mission Hanover Tavern Foundation's mission is to preserve, interpret and utilize Hanover Tavern as an historic, educational, community and cultural resource center for the enjoyment of all.
  1. Completed construction of a 3,400 square foot education and events center.
  2. raised $245,000 towards the Building Our Future Campaign.
  3. Hosted 2,200 4th grade students at our annual SOL based Virginia Studies field trip. 
Needs 1.      Programming ($20,000)

 a.     Field Trips ($15,000) to the Tavern designed to reinforce 4thgrade Virginia History Standards of Learning. Programs include Colonial, African-American, and Civil War history through live history interpreters, presentations, discussions, and hands-on activities. All local school systems and home schooled are welcome. There is a charge per student.

b.   Heritage Music ($2,500)  brings varying folk musicians from around the nation to play music with a cultural and historic basis to the Tavern. All musical groups perform their music while also telling the story of their culture, instruments, and melodies. The shows are the first Wednesday of each month, and are open to the public free of charge.
c.   Civil War Bus Tours ($1,500)occurs twice per year, spring and fall. Each trip focuses on a lesser known engagement in Hanover County and features stops at private homes and properties that are not available to the general touring population.
2.     Major site projects

a.      Education & Entertainment Center ($560,000) construction of the $560,000 education and entertainment center represents the third part of our three-phase site plan and will help to fulfill a major part of our mission.  Construction of a historically sympathetic stable-like building will provide exhibit space, classroom space, additional room for larger special events, as well as greatly enhance the overall interpretation of the Tavern site.


Hanover Tavern Foundation (www.hanovertavern.org) is a nonprofit organization which owns and operates Historic Hanover Tavern in Hanover County. Listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places, Hanover Tavern is a focal point of the Hanover Courthouse Historic District. Today, Hanover Tavern offers educational history programs, historical exhibits, heritage musical events, lecture series, art classes and family-oriented special events as well as a full service restaurant and pub, meeting, wedding, party and events space, and Virginia Repertory Theatre performances in a modern 150 seat theatre. For more information about Hanover Tavern, Hanover Tavern Pub, and Barksdale Theatre please visit www.hanovertavern.org.

CEO Statement

Board Chair Statement

As a middle school student in the 1990s, my class was fortunate enough to take a field trip to Historic Hanover Tavern. I’ll never forget that day. We witnessed a re-enactment of Patrick Henry arguing

“Parson’s Cause” at Hanover Courthouse, passed by the original Stone Jail, and then made the short walk across the lawn to Historic Hanover Tavern where Barksdale Theatre (now Virginia Repertory

Theatre) performed in the Tavern’s one-of-a-kind theater. What an experience! My classmates and I were in complete awe of this gem located just a few miles from our school, yet it was one most of us had never visited. It was then that I realized how important Hanover Tavern was to the fabric of our nation’s history!

Fast forward to 2015 and that impressionable middle-schooler is now president of Hanover Tavern

Foundation’s Board of Directors. That’s how impactful my first-hand experience was as a child.

Since then, the Tavern has been preserved and has reinstated its role as the center of the community, offering more than 30 free programs annually, exhibits, music, dining, professional theatre, in-class school programs as well as a hands-on field trip experience.

We continue to host more than 1,500 students from all over central Virginia at our Standards of Learning-based, American History field trip program. Numerous teachers have told us that this is “the best field trip we have ever attended! We will be back next year!” As the Foundation celebrates its 25th Anniversary as a non-profit organization, I extend my sincerest appreciation to YOU, our donors, who made, and continue to make, it all possible.

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Hanover County
Richmond, City
Metro Richmond
Henrico County
Goochland County
Louisa County
Board Chair
Board Chair Jason Schools
Company Affiliation Kjellstrom + Lee
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2019
Email jschools@kjellstromandlee.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
Catharyne L Bach ICSC Holdings
Elizabeth Bickford BCreative
Sandra Boclair Retired
Matthew P. Bosher Hunton & Williams
Frank B. Bradley IIIBradley Properties
Scott S. Clemons Kings Dominion
Richard J. Denecker Jr.UBS Financial Services Inc.
Steven M Dills Capital One
Brenda Gilman Randolph-Macon College
Robert L Hundley Jr.Resource International
Jeff A. Hutchinson Dominion
William H. Hutton Union Bank & Trust
Alphine W Jefferson Ph.D.Randolph Macon College
Linda H. Marks Virginia Properties
Carolyn R. Martin Retired
Robert R McCluan Community Volunteer
Susan McGhee CarMax
Candace Mraz SPARC
Carolyn R Peart Cook Associates, Inc.
Patrick Powell Bon Secours
R. David Ross Kleos, International
Jason T. Schools Kjellstrom + Lee Construction
Dale Paige Talley Retired
John "Jack" Trammell Randolph-Macon College
Charlotte O Via Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 24
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 14
Female 11
Board Term Lengths 2
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Board Governance
Capital Campaign
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.
Advisory Board Members
Carlton Abbott
Scott Baker
Scott Belleman
John Coombs
Anne Cross
W. Birch Douglass III
Frank Hargrove Jr.
Vern Inge
Robert H. Keiter
Dorthy Klotz
Gordon Lohr
Patti Loughridge
Carl Lounsbury
Mike Lowry
Anne McDougall
Ashley Neville
Paula Otto
Page T. Reece
Heck Rice
Jamelle S. Wilson
Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. David L. Deal
Senior Staff
Joshua Stutz
Full Time Staff 3
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 100
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 1
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Greater Richmond Visitors Bureau2008
Virginia Association of Museums2005
Description Hanover Tavern provides guided tours of the historic structure by reservation, and self guided tours Tuesday - Sunday.
Long Term Success Reopened to the public

AutumnFest includes a 5k run, music, children and adult entertainment, history and food & Beverage to help better integrate Hanover Tavern into the community while providing an opportunity to raise funds to support the educational mission of the tavern.

Population Served Families
Budget $10,000.00
Short Term Success Harmony in Hanover is Hanover Tavern largest fund-raiser and in 2012 we were able to increase sponsorship dollars by 61% over the previous year.

Each month a local or national musician/band is brought to the Tavern to play a free concert. The Heritage music series attempts to not only entertain, but educate the audience on the history and origin of their music through stories, song & melody. 

Population Served Families
Budget $15,000.00
Individuals from across the state speak on a variety of topics related to Hanover Tavern and the Civil War Sesquicentenial.  Free to the general public, and often appropriate for all ages.
Population Served Adults
Budget $1,000.00

The Hanover Tavern Foundation invites history enthusiasts to join them on a bi-annual guided tour that utilizes knowledge gleaned from letters, diaries, and battle reports to provide a detailed account of the individual units, camps, and troop movements in Hanover during the Civil War. Tours start at the Tavern and include a light breakfast and lunch.

Population Served Families
Budget $2,500.00

The Hanover Tavern/Courthouse is a microcosm of American history with stories to tell from colonial, Revolutionary and Civil War times. In these tight budget times, students can experience a first-rate field trip without the cost of leaving central Virginia. Further, rather than covering only one historical period, they will be exposed to the broad range of U.S.history topics that the Tavern site offers.

Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Budget $20,000.00
Short Term Success

By the end of the field trip period the students will exhibit through questions and their own dialogue with each other and teachers an increased interest in and understanding of the historical periods and the various viewpoints and life experiences for children, women and slaves.

Long Term Success

The field trip will enhance the fourth grade school children’s understanding of colonial, early 19thcentury and civil war history of the United States, including items on the SOLs.  They will gain an appreciation for history in these periods from various viewpoints including children’s, women, slaves and a leader of the revolution, Patrick Henry and civil war soldiers.  Regular surveys of participating students and their teachers over 3 and 5 year periods or more could gauge the effect the program had on children understanding differing viewpoints and perhaps some general data on 4thgrade history SOLs could be gathered showing that on the colonial, revolutionary and civil war periods SOL scores improved by some percentage.


We will offer four themed teas throughout 2016. We serve Savory sandwiches followed by a selection of scones (with butter, jam, and Devonshire cream) and finally a selection of delicate desserts complete the experience.

Budget $2,000.00

Let Hanover Tavern bring history into your classroom! Using hands-on activities and reproduction artifacts, students will explore the people and events that shaped our nation’s history.

 Highlights include:

-examining artifacts to see how people lived long ago vs. today

-trying on clothes and uniforms from the past

-getting to know some facts about famous Americans with a connection to Hanover County

-locating Hanover and other historical points of interest on a map

-activities such as envelope making and Hanover history coloring pages

-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Century Schoolbook","serif"'>-trying on clothes and uniforms from the past

-getting to know some facts about famous Americans

with a connection to Hanover County

-locating Hanover and other historical points of

interest on a map

-activities such as envelope making and Hanover

history coloring pages

Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Budget $100.00

The Hanover Tavern Foundation presents a summer day camp for history lovers ages 9-12. Through interacting with our unique historic site, living history characters, and plenty of hands-on activities, campers will learn all about the causes, consequences, differences, and similarities of the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. This camp is designed to support Virginia Standards of Learning and foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of our history by making the past fun. Campers will meet historical characters such as Patrick Henry and Margaret Wight, who lived at Hanover Tavern during the Civil War. They will make colonial and Civil War crafts to take home, try on historical outfits, and play the games of the period. All activities reinforce history and STEAM learning in an entertaining and memorable way.

Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Budget $13,000.00
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $382,400.00
Projected Expenses $376,820.00
Endowment Value $475,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
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 Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$4,000$3,900$0
Individual Contributions$99,106$303,285$537,479
Investment Income, Net of Losses$2,570$2,838$5,120
Membership Dues------
Special Events$121,276$116,396$115,360
Revenue In-Kind$19,918$27,125$11,210
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$261,468$286,201$272,219
Administration Expense$80,420$95,875$116,007
Fundraising Expense$242,200$250,802$187,565
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.152.031.41
Program Expense/Total Expenses45%45%47%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue48%22%29%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$5,826,859$5,287,450$4,589,166
Current Assets$716,133$1,380,188$689,946
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$510,885$59,220$13,868
Total Net Assets$5,315,974$5,228,230$4,575,298
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.4023.3149.75
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose • The “Building Our Future” campaign is the next step in the development of Hanover Tavern Foundation. It is based on a five-year plan designed to address three interrelated areas of growth, educational programming, and improvements at Hanover Tavern. The $2 million plan calls for the expansion of existing and creation of new educational programs, the construction of a multipurpose educational and events building, and improvements to the old Tavern that will position it as a museum, safe and worthy to accept exhibits and artifacts loaned from other institutions. The temporary tent erected behind the Tavern has been deemed a violation of easements held by The Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Therefore, to maintain the status-quo of educational programs and revenue streams and meet the growing demand for weddings, receptions, and company functions, we must move forward with the construction of a permanent all-purpose building.
Goal $2,000,000.00
Dates Nov 2013 to Dec 2017
Amount Raised To Date $1,683,470.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 11/2015View
Foundation Comments
  • Switched to calendar fiscal year in 2012.
  • Revenue from "Individuals" also includes corporate and foundation support.