Rappahannock Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 459
Kilmarnock VA 22482
Mission Statement To be a community arts advocate and provide exceptional performing arts experiences to residents in the greater Northern Neck community and students in Lancaster and Northumberland County schools.
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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
E-mail rappahannockfoundation@verizon.net
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 To be a community arts advocate and provide exceptional performing arts experiences to residents in the greater Northern Neck community and students in Lancaster and Northumberland County schools.
Providing shows and concerts for local audiences, supporting like-minded groups and schools, 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 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 funded Arts for Youth programs in the primary and middle schools of the area. 
CEO Statement
The Board of the Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts is pleased to introduce the Northern Neck community 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 Northern Neck.  But our mission does not stop with On Stage.  Our Board and volunteers arrange for professional performances by musical and dramatic arts groups for the elementary, middle, homeschoolers and private schools in the area. 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
Northumberland County
Middlesex County
Kilmarnock, Virginia and the surrounding areas.
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Peggy Stalnaker
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term July 2015 to June 2018
Email pegstalnaker@gmail.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
Ms Robin Blake Chesapeake Academy
Mr. Bryant Hudgins Administrator, Lancashire Convalescent & Rehab Center
Ms. Kara Johnson Commonwealth Companies of Virginia
Mr. Michael Kennedy Community Volunteer
Mr. Robert Mason Jr.Newspaper Editor
Ms. Linda Norman Community Volunteer
Ms Marilyn Pugh Community Volunteer
Mr. Lee Pulling Community Volunteer
Ms Lucy Schneider Community Volunteer
Ms Lisa M. Shivers Local Scoop
Ms Peggy Stalnaker Community Volunteer
Ms Cyndie Stephenson Community Volunteer
Ms. Jamie Tucker Community Volunteer
Ms Bev Upshur Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 10
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
Program / Program Planning
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Other Boards
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Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Peggy Stalnaker
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 14
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted July 2017
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Bedrock Institution 50 for 50 AwardVirginia Commission for the Arts2018
Shining Star AwardDominion ArtStars2014
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 middle school and primary school students.  The RFA also provides up to two presentations in the Northumberland County schools.
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 orchestral 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
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 11/2018View