Middlesex Kiwanis Foundation
P.O. Box 314
Urbanna VA 23175-0314
Mission Statement We are part of Kiwanis International, which is dedicated to changing the world one community and one child at a time. The Kiwanis Club of Middlesex goal is to make a lasting difference in the lives of the children in Middlesex County, VA. 
CEO/Executive Director Robert Winslow
Board Chair Mr. Robert W. Winslow
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired/Community Volunteer
Contact Information
Address P.O. Box 314
Urbanna, VA 231750314
Telephone 804 370-4066
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2003
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $53,680.00
Projected Expenses $53,680.00
Mission We are part of Kiwanis International, which is dedicated to changing the world one community and one child at a time. The Kiwanis Club of Middlesex goal is to make a lasting difference in the lives of the children in Middlesex County, VA. 
Impact Our focus is on helping improve the lives of the children of Middlesex County Virginia. Our focus is on child welfare, primarily through education.

2017 Accomplishments:
1. Provided six college scholarships to MHS graduates.
2. Supported BackPack Buddy program (supplemental food for children in low-income households) by delivering food backpacks to an average of 120 Middlesex Elementary and Middle School students each month during regular school year.  Also began in partnership with local YMCA to expand the BackPack Buddy program through the summer months.
3. Funded sponsorships for youth attending summer camps at Virginia Rules, 4-H, and Jacobs Ladder.
4. Supported the following academic achievement and social/behavioral improvement programs at Middlesex Elementary School:   "Terrific Kids" and "IBUG" (I Brought Up Grades) impacting more than 500 students.  In addition, provided mentoring and tutoring to more than 100 Middlesex Elementary students during the school year. 
5. We provide funding and support for other youth oriented programs and projects including, but not limited to, Youth Artists Tent and Awards at Arts in the Middle, Oyster Festival Marine Science Youth Educational Program, Middlesex Gymnastics Club, and Christmas Friends.
Our goals for 2018 are to continue all of our existing youth programs, and to expand those relating to college scholarships and youth activity sponsorships.  We are also looking at undertaking a significant project (in Kiwanis terminology "Signature Project") that would have a long-term, dramatic impact on the youth in our community.  A project of this nature has been identified (upgrade/expansion of Middlesex Elementary School playground) which we are currently exploring with the Middlesex School Administration.
Needs The most pressing needs for 2018 continue to be financial in nature as we continue our efforts to support children in the community.  Our greatest needs in 2018 with respect to our existing programs are (1) expansion of college scholarships and youth sponsorships, and (2) financial support of other youth-related activities.  In 2017 we provided $14,500 in college scholarships, $5,948 in youth sponsorships, and $11,847 in support of other youth-improvement activities.  For 2018, dependent on available funding, we are projecting increases in scholarships to $20,000, youth sponsorships to $10,000, and support for other youth-improvement activities to $15,000.  In addition to the ever expanding financial needs of our existing programs as mentioned elsewhere in this Profile, we are looking in 2018 for a Signature Project that will have a dramatic, long-term impact on the youth in Middlesex County.  We have identified such a project (upgrade/expand the Middlesex Elementary School playground) and we are currently exploring this project with the Middlesex School Administration.  The scope and cost of this project has not been determined, but could easily be in the range of $75,000 to $125,000, or greater, which is beyond the current internal financial capability of our Kiwanis Club and the School System.  Special external funding will be necessary for this project.
Background  We are an all-volunteer organization and a chapter of the more than 100 year old Kiwanis International. Formed in 1988, the Middlesex Chapter has grown to 60 members, which is quite remarkable in light of the small population of Middlesex. In 2003, The chapter formed the Middlesex Kiwanis Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. The administrative finances of the Chapter and the accounts of the Foundation are totally separate. 100% of the funds generated through donations and fundraising activities of the Chapter go directly into the Foundation for charitable distribution. All administrative funds to operate the Chapter come from member dues and assessments.

The thrust of the Foundation's charitable giving is to benefit the children of Middlesex County, with  lesser amounts going for other needs in the County. Committees are used to research the needs for the Foundation funds, but it requires a majority vote of the board to approve disbursements. The largest single group of funds go to provide scholarships for high school and college students of Middlesex.
Board Chair Statement
If a child has the chance to learn, experience, dream, grow and succeed, great things happen not only for that child, but also for the community where that child lives.  It is our challenge every day with each of our programs and projects to make a lasting, meaningful difference in the lives of children.  One of many examples is our Kiwanis Club's sponsorship of the Youth Artist Tent at the Arts in the Middle event held annually in Middlesex County.  Through this venue these youth artists are encouraged to develop and exhibit their creative talent.  The core strength of our Kiwanis Club is the commitment of our volunteer members to serving the youth in Middlesex County.  The greatest challenge/limitation that our Kiwanis Club faces is not only the funding for the ever-expanding needs of our existing programs and projects but also funding for new programs and projects that by their size and scope would have an even greater impact on the children and our community.  We are currently exploring such a project with the Middlesex School Administration as mentioned elsewhere in this Profile.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Middlesex County
All of Middlesex County Virginia
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Robert W. Winslow
Company Affiliation Retired/Community Volunteer
Term Oct 2017 to Sept 2018
Email b-awinslow1@verizon.net
Board of Directors
Board Members
Mrs Malilia Clarke retired
Mrs. Betty Coulson Retired
Mrs. Elizabeth B. Faudree VP & Branch Mgr. C&F Bank
Mr. Raymond Kostesky Retired
Mr. David Lively Retired/Community Volunteer
Mr. Ronald A McCallum General Dynamics Information Technologies
Mr. Don Richwine Retired/Community Volunteer
Mrs. Terry Rogers Retired
Mr. Russ Russell Community Volunteer
Mr. James Shackelford Retired
Mr. Jack Tarran Retired/Community Volunteer
Mr Matt Walker Middlesex County VA Administrator
Mr. Robert Winslow retired
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 9
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 75
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Risk Management Provisions
Commercial General Liability
Directors and Officers Policy
Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Standing Committees
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Capital Campaign
Program / Program Planning
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Challenges for our Kiwanis Club continues to be membership growth and source of funding for our many programs and projects that are critical to our community.  2017 was an extremely successful year in membership growth (20%).  We are lagging behind in growth for 2018, having a net growth of 0 through Feb, 2018.  We continued in 2017 to have some success increasing the gender and ethnic diversity in our membership from 2016.  Prior to 2015, our primary fundraising event was our booth at the Oyster Festival held in early November each year.  Starting in 2015, we joined with the local YMCA in hosting a Mardi Gras fundraising event, which we have done for four (4) years and are committed to do again in 2019.  This additional fundraising event helped us to increase the financial support that we can provide for youth in our community, but the need for our financial assistance still far outpaces the funds that we have available.        
Executive Director
Executive Director Robert Winslow
Experience  NA
Former CEOs
Ms. Terry Rogers Oct 2015 - Sept 2016
Mr. James Shackelford Oct 2016 - Sept 2017
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 59
Contractors 0
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has a Strategic Plan? No
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
The Middlesex Kiwanis Foundation is the charitable arm of the Kiwanis Club of Middlesex, which is a chapter of the Kiwanis International. All funds raised by the Kiwanis Club of Middlesex are placed in the Middlesex Kiwanis Foundation for charitable distribution. No funds raised by the Kiwanis Club of Middlesex are used to benefit the Club. All funds to operate the Club come from member dues and assessments and are accounted for in a separate Administrative Budget. There are no paid employees. All members of our Kiwanis Club are volunteers.  As mentioned previously in this Portrait, we are currently partnering with the local Middlesex YMCA in a significant fundraising event, which has been very successful.  We are also looking at possible partnerships with the Middlesex Rotary Club on projects that would allow us to take on greater projects or expand existing projects for the benefit of youth in our community.
Description This program is for the elementary students in Middlesex County. It is a "student-led" community service organization operated under school regulations and draws members from the student body. K-Kids are involved in small service projects that meet needs around their school and their community. They may become involved with larger projects in conjunction with the Middlesex Kiwanis Club, Key Club or Builders Club. K-Kids provide younger children an opportunity to serve their community alongside their parents, Kiwanis members and sometimes Key Club and Builders Club members. Through K-Kids, children lay down a solid foundation of moral values upon which they can build a lifetime of good character. They experience the excitement of learning that they can make a difference in their world.
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Description This program, known as BUG, is designed to provide recognition to students who raise their grades to an acceptable range and maintain or continue to raise them from one grading period to the next. Recognition includes being placed on the school's BUG Honor Roll; a pizza, ice cream or other food-themed party; and presentation of certificates and buttons.
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Short Term Success Many of the students continue up the ladder to Builders Club and Key Club. The goal of better grades is achieved. 
Long Term Success Students are empowered to participate in their own academic success, which builds self-confidence, perseverance and character. They build important life skills, known as development assets, that help them make smart choices. According to the Search Institute, an organization focused on helping youth succeed, the more developmental skills a student attains, the less likely he or she is to participate in risky behavior and the more likely he or she is to succeed. Students also develop important social and emotional skills.
Description The TERRIFIC (Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive, and Capable) Kids program promotes character development, self-esteem and perseverance in elementary school students in Middlesex County. 
Description The Builders Club is a leadership oriented club sponsored by Middlesex Kiwanis Club for the middle school students in Middlesex County. Its vision is to develop competent, capable and caring leaders through the vehicle of service. It is a student-led organization providing opportunities to perform service, build character and develop leadership skills. It is financially supported  by the Middlesex Kiwanis Foundation. Kiwanis Club members provide supervision for the Builders Club at all of their meetings. The Builders Club members do community service projects in the county and at their school.
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Description The Middlesex Key Club members are high school students in Middlesex County. Key Club members assist the Middlesex Kiwanis Club in its mission to serve children of Middlesex County and the world. It also does community service projects in Middlesex County and raises funds for many of its projects.

The Key Club is joining with Kiwanis International and UNICEF in their Eliminate  project. The objective of the Eliminate project  is to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus from the world. Key Club members develop leadership  and competency skills by leading their own organization, under the guidance of Middlesex County Kiwanis Club members.
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
CEO/ED/Board Comments Middlesex County has a very depressed economy with virtually no large industry to provide a financial safety net for low-income or below poverty-level families.  This challenge falls to state and local government, churches, families, individuals, civic/service organizations and other non-profits.  Approximately 50% of students are on public assistance programs.  The economic pressure on the Middlesex County public schools is great and we try to help fill the gap in providing assistance for youth living in low income households through programs such as Back Pack Buddies and Virginia Rules Camp.  We also sponsor the K-Kids Club, Builders Club, and Key Club programs previously cited herein which are referred to as Student Leadership Programs (SLPs).  In 2018, the Middlesex Kiwanis Club needs funding of: $10,000 for Youth Sponsorships, such as but not limited to Virginia Rules Camp, Middlesex Gymnastics Club, and Arts in the Middle Youth Artists Tent; $15,000 for Youth Improvement Projects, such as but not limited to Back Pack Buddies, YMCA - Bright Beginnings, and school support/awards programs including Terrific Kids, IBUG, books, school supplies, and High School Choir; and $20,000 for college scholarship funding to deserving, in-need high school seniors. Our volunteer membership contributes labor to many service projects both in and out of the school system, and the our Club's foundation funds many service projects both in and out of the school system.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $53,680.00
Projected Expenses $53,680.00
Spending Policy Income Only
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$34,588$38,292$24,341
Administration Expense$14,312$5,115$2,885
Fundraising Expense$16,420$12,671$14,923
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.881.181.29
Program Expense/Total Expenses53%68%58%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue49%19%27%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$59,830$66,610$53,618
Current Assets$59,830$66,610$53,618
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$59,830$66,610$53,618
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
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
Organization Comments In 2018 our goal is to expand our support to youth in our community.  In addition to the need for increasing our volunteer services to children in the schools, such as reading, tutoring and mentoring young students, we need to expand the funding of assistance and support to youth in our community, particularly those children in low-income households.  Our focus has been and the need continues to grow for funding of: (1) college scholarships to deserving graduating seniors; (2) sponsorship of youth-improvement programs, such as Virginia Rules Camp, Middlesex Gymnastics Club, Jacobs Ladder, and 4-H Camp; and (3) support of other youth-improvement programs, such as Middlesex Library, Christmas Friends, YMCA Bright Beginnings, BackPack Buddies, and other programs mentioned previously in this Portrait.  In addition, we have a goal in 2018 to identify and begin a  Middlesex Kiwanis Club "Signature" Project.  We are currently discussing with the Middlesex School Administration a project that would upgrade/expand the existing playground at the Middlesex Elementary School into a modern, safe, healthy, and inviting facility for the youth of Middlesex. 
Foundation Comments
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