Rappahannock Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 459
Kilmarnock VA 22482
Mission Statement Provide residents of the lower Northern Neck and surrounding area opportunities to experience a variety of performing and visual arts activities that support and enhance the educational and cultural pursuits of the community.
Web and Social Media
Barter Theater entertains at Lancaster HS
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Peggy Stalnaker
Board Chair Ms. Peggy Stalnaker
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Contact Information
Address P.O. Box 459
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Telephone 804 438-5555
Fax 804 435-1189
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1987
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $121,000.00
Projected Expenses $120,000.00
Mission Provide residents of the lower Northern Neck and surrounding area opportunities to experience a variety of performing and visual arts activities that support and enhance the educational and cultural pursuits of the community.
Providing shows and concerts for local audiences, assisting like-minded groups and schools with grants of money and assistance, promoting local talent in the performing and visual arts, involving local students in cultural activities, and maintaining and enhancing a modern theater for community use.
The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts primary needs are financial.  We need your monetary support to help improve our annual On-Stage series of performances, which bring national and regional artists to the Northern Neck.  We need donations to help support local arts groups and organizations which foster the visual and performing arts.  We want to continue bring quality arts educational programs to the primary and secondary schools of the area and for this we need funding.  We need your monetary support to help maintain a local arts infrastructure, including our community auditorium and the arts groups for which the RFA serves as a focal point and a mentoring organization.
Since its organization in 1986, the Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts has provided a varied and entertaining annual program of performing arts for the lower Northern Neck.  The performing groups have included classical and popular music groups.  The Foundation was instrumental in the building and maintenance of a theater attached to the Lancaster Middle School which is used by the school system and the local community.  In addition, the Foundation has provided grants to local arts groups and has funded the arts instruction in the secondary schools of the area. 
CEO Statement
The Board of the Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts is pleased to introduce the community of the lower Northern Neck to talented music and dance groups in our annual On Stage performance of five concerts.  Enthusiastic audiences enjoy a variety of performances from classical to jazz to folk at the Lancaster Middle School auditorium, a venue built and maintained by the RFA.  The On Stage series is the most public face of the RFA, and it is an important part of our mission in promoting the arts in the lower Northern Neck.  But our mission does not stop with On Stage.  Our Board and volunteers arrange for professiona performances by musical and dramatic arts groups for the elementary, middle and high school, homeschoolers and private schools in the area.  Additionally, grants from the RFA help small local arts groups bring music, dance, and dramatic arts to the community.  Together with our volunteers and supporters, we are enriching the community through the arts.
Board Chair Statement

The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts takes governance seriously. The Board of Directors operates within the guidance of a three year strategic plan and maintains proper governance documents to ensure that we are in compliance with the best practices of a well run not-for-profit organizations. We have well established procedures for review and approval of grants and the Board examines all contracts for artists in the performing series. At the heart of a well-governed organization is an active, informed and involved Board with a supporting committee structure. As a primarily all volunteer organization, with one part-time administrator, we are an involved Board with a passion for our mission.

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Lancaster County
Northern Neck
Middlesex County
Northumberland County
Kilmarnock, Virginia
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Peggy Stalnaker
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term July 2015 to June 2017
Email jastalnaker@verizon.net
Board of Directors
Board Members
Ms Marciel Quintana Baker Community Volunteer
Ms Robin Blake Lancaster Public Schools
Bryant Hudgins Administrator, Lancashire Convalescent & Rehab Center
Mr. Michael Kennedy Community Volunteer
Mr. Robert Mason Jr.Newspaper Editor
Mr. Frank H. Miller Community Volunteer
Ms Marilyn Pugh retired
Ms Lucy Schneider Community Volunteer
Ms Lisa M. Shivers YMCA Development Director
Ms Peggy Stalnaker Community Volunteer
Ms Cyndie Stephenson Community Volunteer
Mr. Jamie M. Tucker Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 8
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 71
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 50
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 9
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Program / Program Planning
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Peggy Stalnaker
Full Time Staff 0
Volunteers 8
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted June 2011
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Annual On Stage Series, which includes five different shows by regional and nationally known musical groups.  The On Stage Series tickets are sold both for the entire series and for individual shows (if available).
Population Served General/Unspecified
Budget $50,000.00
Short Term Success
Presentation of annual performing arts programs, including six professional performances demonstrating a variety of musical and performing arts.  Presentation of two or more school programs by professional artists, representing both musical and dramatic arts.  Grant provision to local arts groups to support the performing arts through the secondary schools and concert series.
Long Term Success
Enhanced quality of  cultural life for a generally rural area and introduction of music and performing arts to the local secondary schools.
The primary and secondary school education series includes four or five presentations to Lancaster County schools by musical and dramatic arts groups.  Some of these groups participate in the On Stage Series, others are invited specifically for the education series.  These presentations significantly broaden the arts horizon for high school, middle school, and primary school students.
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Budget $10,000.00
The RFA has a strong outreach program for supporting local arts organizations and groups.  We support summer music programs, year-round classical orchestrial presentations, and other groups which offer participation for many Northern Neck residents.
Budget $15,000.00
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $121,000.00
Projected Expenses $120,000.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage (if selected) 2
Form 990s
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 Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$5,497$8,545$11,075
Individual Contributions$42,035$18,600$29,245
Investment Income, Net of Losses$5,649$4,207$4,029
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$121,541$104,067$125,546
Administration Expense$16,701$16,643$11,374
Fundraising Expense$401$398$75
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.010.990.85
Program Expense/Total Expenses88%86%92%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue1%1%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$236,007$228,206$245,870
Current Assets$27,461$89,275$13,333
Long-Term Liabilities$0$28,500--
Current Liabilities$35,250$0$47,000
Total Net Assets$200,757$199,706$198,870
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.78--0.28
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%12%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 11/2016View