Ramp Access Made Possible by Students
1114 Westbriar Drive
Suite D
Richmond VA 23238
Mission Statement To offer and provide high school and college-age students the opportunity to help the less fortunate by paying for and assembling wheelchair ramps for those people who are in need and have qualified for financial assistance.
Web and Social Media

Judy thanks her build crew (from Benedictine) for her new ramp!
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Susan S Revere
Board Chair James P. Dowd
Board Chair Company Affiliation retired
Contact Information
Address 1114 Westbriar Drive
Suite D
Richmond, VA 23238
Telephone 804 282-3605
Fax 804 741-1633
E-mail susan@rampsbystudents.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2006
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $151,200.00
Projected Expenses $150,380.00
Additional Documents
Operating Budget2011View
Mission To offer and provide high school and college-age students the opportunity to help the less fortunate by paying for and assembling wheelchair ramps for those people who are in need and have qualified for financial assistance.
By the close of 2017, 1100 RAMPS student volunteers from 24 area high schools and colleges assembled 360 wheelchair ramps for the elderly and disabled in Central Virginia with almost 10500 community service hours.
Our information reflects 98% of our clients were concerned about getting out of their homes in case of fire. 100% of our clients prefer to "age in place", in a neighborhood they know, where they may visit friends, neighbors and other local social support organizations. This greatly improves quality of life for our less fortunate, frail elderly or disabled neighbors in our community.
  1. Monetary donations allow us to purchase modular wheelchair materials. The average ramp costs $3,000.
  2. We are looking for local businesses to partner with and support our student volunteers. Your involvement helps shape tomorrow's leaders, while supporting our senior and disabled neighbors. Additionally, if you are looking for a team-building opportunity for your staff, please contact us regarding a "Build Day".
  3. We are looking for a steady phone volunteer to handle our monthly client contact. Volunteers will be trained appropriately.
  4. New 1/2 inch ratchet wrenches for the students (40 requested), a new hammerdrill and power drills would also be appreciated.
Thank you for your consideration of our requests.
We empower financially qualified elderly and disabled individuals in our communities by giving them a safe means in and out of their homes as we develop compassionate young adults and promote civic engagement and inter-generational communication.
Three Richmond area high school students created Ramp Access Made Possible by Students, or R.A.M.P.S. in 2005. It began as a school challenge to contribute to their community through charitable projects. Since then, over 1000 students from 24 high schools and colleges have assembled 360 wheelchair ramps for elderly and disabled individuals who could not safely move in and out of their homes.
CEO Statement
R.A.M.P.S. is an innovative organization which ties together two distinct groups through community service.
Our high school and college students gain valuable skills as they run meetings at school, conduct presentations with local businesses, raise funds, and build ramps. Our ramp recipients receive a safely built wheelchair ramp, and enjoy their intergenerational conversations with our devoted volunteers.
We support our students as they improve our communities and raise awareness of less fortunate neighbors in our area. RAMPS is a school-based club which immediately provides a positive impact in our community. 
Areas of Service
Areas Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Metro Richmond
Richmond, City
Chesterfield County
Henrico County
RAMPS serves the elderly and disabled in Central Virginia, including the City of Richmond, Chesterfield County, Henrico County and surrounding areas.
Board Chair
Board Chair James P. Dowd
Company Affiliation retired
Term Jan 2005 to Jan 2020
Email jimdowd@affinitymktg.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
Mr. August Berling Kinsale Insurance
Mr. James P. Dowd Affinity Marketing
Mr. Mike Dowd The Hilb Group
Mr. Roy Jorstad Lawrence Environmental Group
Mr. David Newton Crown Sports Sales
Mr. Will Stettinius Silvercrest Asset Management
Mr. Coleman Wortham Davenport & Company
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 0
Board Term Lengths 5
Board Term Limits 4
Board Meeting Attendance % 100
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Susan S Revere
Experience Susan Revere previously served as a volunteer with ElderHomes Corporation as well as a substitute teacher in Chesterfield County.
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 3
Volunteers 40
Contractors 0
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
  • project:Homes Corporation
  • MS Society
  • ALS Association
  • The Collegiate School
  • Midlothian High School
  • Maggie Walker Governor's School
  • St. Catherine's School
  • LC Bird High School
  • St. Christopher's School
  • Benedictine   
HandsOn Greater Richmond2009
United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg Partnership Agency2009
2010 Outstanding Community Service OrganizationGovernor’s Advisory Board on National and Community Service2010
Daily Points of Light AwardPoints of Light2007
Description High school and college-age students raise money to purchase the modular wheelchair ramp materials. The students also donate their time to assemble the ramp for the financially-qualified elderly and disabled residents of the Greater Richmond Community.
Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled
Short Term Success In each scholastic year, at least 80 students will participate in a community service project which benefits an elderly or disabled individual, immediately improving that individual's situation.
Long Term Success
Individuals receiving ramps immediately have a safe means of getting out of their homes to attend doctor appointments, dialysis, etc.
The students participating in this program will have a greater awareness of, and hopefully, participation in philanthropy and community service over the course of their lives.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $151,200.00
Projected Expenses $150,380.00
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$79,732$79,503$95,285
Administration Expense$15,553$26,275$25,970
Fundraising Expense$0--$1,589
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.870.870.69
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%75%78%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%2%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$90,464$103,205$116,461
Current Assets$85,196$101,952$114,584
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$0----
Total Net Assets$90,464$103,205$116,461
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
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit Application Confirmation 12/2015View
Foundation Comments
  • Form 990-EZs prepared by Keiter.
  • Audited financial statement prepared by Non-Profit Connection.
  • Revenue from "Foundations and Corporations" may also include support from individuals.