Old Brick House Foundation
131 Waterfront Drive
Colonial Heights VA 23834
Mission Statement
A two part mission: one part addresses development of a marketing program and the other addressing restoration of the Old Brick House (OBH).
 
1. To develop programs to educate the public on the Conjurer’s Field Archaeological District (On the National Historic Register ) that recognizes sites in the District:
 
A. The Conjurer’s Field Archaeological Site “ prehistoric village” is one of the few remaining large middle and late woodland period, (1000 BC – 3000 BC), hamlets and villages existing along the Appromattox River from Hopewell to Petersburg, having escaped destruction from recent industrial and residential housing development.
 
B. The Old Brick House (OBH) also known as the Kennon House, is on the National Resource Register as a contributing resource. The OBH is one of the oldest brick structures in the Commonwealth of Virginia (Circa 1685), and the descendants of the Richard Kennon family, the original owner, include high-ranking officers of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. The Kennon lineage includes Pocahontas and several U.S. Presidents.
 
2. To restore, preserve and provide for the perpetual care of the Old Brick House.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr Leonard David Kennon III
Board Chair Mr. Leonard David Kennon III
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired- U.S. Military
Contact Information
Address 131 Waterfront Drive
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Telephone 804 520-9476
Fax 804 000-0000
E-mail postmaster@oldbrickhouse.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2001
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $8,868.00
Projected Expenses $5,060.00
Additional Documents
Budget FY20162015View
Financial Est. Richmond2014View
Budget2013View
Statements
Mission
A two part mission: one part addresses development of a marketing program and the other addressing restoration of the Old Brick House (OBH).
 
1. To develop programs to educate the public on the Conjurer’s Field Archaeological District (On the National Historic Register ) that recognizes sites in the District:
 
A. The Conjurer’s Field Archaeological Site “ prehistoric village” is one of the few remaining large middle and late woodland period, (1000 BC – 3000 BC), hamlets and villages existing along the Appromattox River from Hopewell to Petersburg, having escaped destruction from recent industrial and residential housing development.
 
B. The Old Brick House (OBH) also known as the Kennon House, is on the National Resource Register as a contributing resource. The OBH is one of the oldest brick structures in the Commonwealth of Virginia (Circa 1685), and the descendants of the Richard Kennon family, the original owner, include high-ranking officers of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. The Kennon lineage includes Pocahontas and several U.S. Presidents.
 
2. To restore, preserve and provide for the perpetual care of the Old Brick House.
Impact

  1. Last year, we obtained approximately $5000 from individual donations and a bake sale at the Fort Clifton Festival in Colonial Heights on the Mother's day weekend. One member has committed to provide $1200 annually for our operational account.
  2. For this year, we did our annual bake sale at Fort Clifton, Colonial Heights scheduled May 9-10 and cleared over $800. We submitted a grant request to The Cameron Foundation for $70,000 to build  ADA compliant rest rooms for the disabled. We received a grant for $5000 for site review and property transfer. We are in the process of signing a SOW for an archaeological dig for the site review.

 
We received a $7500 TA Grant from The Cameron Foundation to do a Strategic Marketing plan. The plan was completed in July 2014. 


Needs
  1. Need $ 36,000 to complete phase II renovation of the Old Brick House.
  2. Need $88,000 to construct an ADA compliant rest rooms.


Background
The Old Brick House Foundation (OBHF) received IRS 501(c) 3 status on September 4, 2001. The ByLaws and Articles of Incorporation were developed and approved prior to Sept. 4, 2001. With grants from the Cameron Foundation, the Commonwealth of Virginia, CH Historic Society, City of Colonial Heights, and other grants, the OBHF has made the OBH safe for touring and enjoyable to visit. The OBHF completed phase I ( made the OBH safe for use) and is currently trying to complete phase II renovation of the structure. In addition, the Board is working to obtain funds to develop ADA Compliant Restrooms and a class room at the ground level (a pavilion). The OBH has one toilet up narrow stairs making impossible for some visitors to use. We have developed our website. 
CEO Statement

The OBHF depends completely on volunteer Officers, Directors, and members to accomplish the mission.

Board Chair Statement

The mission of the OBHF is clear. The use of the OBH as the place to educate the public on the rich history of the site. It is exciting to visualize tours visiting the structure to view the best site of the Appomattox River, to see the prehistoric site along the Appomattox River, to hear discussions of revolutionary and civil wars to include associated artifacts.

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Tri-cities Region
Statewide
Metro Richmond
Southside Virginia
Colonial Heights, City
National
The general public of the Tri Cities and surrounding counties have easy access to this historic property at 131 Waterfront Drive, Colonial Heights. Each year the general public, descendants and historians from other States visit the Old Brick House. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Leonard David Kennon III
Company Affiliation Retired- U.S. Military
Term May 2015 to Apr 2018
Email ldkennon@mindspring.com
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Chuck Wilusz
Term May 2015 to Apr 2018
Email wilusz1@comcast.net
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Roger Green Chamber of Commerce-Colonial Heights
Mr. Leonard David Kennon IIICommunity Volunteer
Debbie Levenson Community Volunteer
James (Jim) L O'Connell Retired Military
Bill Poorbaugh Retired
Charlotte Price Retired
George Schanzenbacher Community Volunteer
Laurel K Scott Community Volunteer
Chuck Wilusz Community Volunteer
Kay Wynn Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 1
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 4
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 90
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 50
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Terry Ammons Studio Ammons
Shelly Heuermann Retired
JoAn Jones Retired
Judy Moore Container First Service
President James (Jim) L O'Connell
Treasurer Charlotte Price Retired
Craig Skalak City of Colonial Heighs Parks & Recreation
Doctor Christopher Stevenson Consultant
Kathy Wilusz Retired
Vice President Chuck Wilusz Retired
Gibson Worsham Studio Ammons
Comments
The OBHF can not provide ADA compliant rest rooms for disabled tourists. The OBHF has submitted a grant request to The Cameron Foundation for $70,000 to build an ADA structure. The cost for subject rest rooms is up to $88,000. The challenges are to raise $88,000 for the ADA construction and to complete renovation of the OBH for $33,000.
Executive Director
Executive Director Mr Leonard David Kennon III
Experience
President Kennon has a Bachelor's in Administration, Management, and Mathematics, with a minor in music.  He retired after over 30 years of service in the Navy as a Master Chief Petty Officer, with extensive management, administration, and leadership experience.
Co-CEO
Co-CEO Col. Retired James O'Connell
Term Start July 2015
Email joconnell63@comcast.net
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Charlotte Price Treasurer
Chuck Wilusz Vice President
Kay Wynn Treasurer
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Volunteers 10
Contractors 0
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 14
Date Strategic Plan Adopted July 2014
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Programs
Description

The use of the OBH as the place to educate the public on the rich history of the site is essential. It is exciting to imagine visitors viewing revolutionary war and civil war artifacts.

Budget $10,000.00
CEO/ED/Board Comments
On February 25, 2013, we submitted a grant request to The Cameron Foundation for $70,000 to build ADA compliant rest rooms for the disabled.  We received $7500 for site review and property transfer.  To pay  utility bills we depend on individual donations and local fundraiser conduced my members. The challenge is to obtain $88,000 to construct the ADA compliant rest rooms.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $8,868.00
Projected Expenses $5,060.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$7,244$5,878$17,755
Administration Expense$7,632$1,882$6,428
Fundraising Expense$50$50$125
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.332.150.41
Program Expense/Total Expenses49%75%73%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue1%0%2%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$133,608$143,593$134,601
Current Assets$3,655$13,334$3,915
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$0----
Total Net Assets$133,608$143,593$134,601
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
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? Yes
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit Application Confirmation 3/2016View
Comments
Organization Comments
The OBHF writes requests for grants using volunteers. All program expenses are absorbed by members who provide their time at no expense to the foundation. 
Foundation Comments
  • Financial information provided from Form 990s, with supplemental information provided from financial statements.