Greater Richmond ARC
3600 Saunders Avenue
Richmond VA 23227
Mission Statement In partnership with families, the Greater Richmond ARC creates life-fulfilling opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
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CEO/Executive Director Mr. John B Walker
Board Chair Warren C. Redfern Jr.
Board Chair Company Affiliation JPMorgan & Chase
Contact Information
Address 3600 Saunders Avenue
Richmond, VA 23227
Telephone 804 3581874 1251
Fax 804 353-0163
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1954
Former Names
Richmond Area Association for Mentally Retarded Children1954
Richmond Area Association for Retarded Citizens1978
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $14,889,000.00
Projected Expenses $14,779,000.00
Additional Documents
Annual Report2014View
Annual Report2013View
Annual Report2012View
Annual Report2011View
Annual Report2010View
Annual Report2009View
Annual Report2008View
Annual Report2007View
Mission In partnership with families, the Greater Richmond ARC creates life-fulfilling opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

Richmond, VA will be a community of opportunity for all - one where individuals with and without disabilities live safely in their own communities, participate in activities of their choice and achieve economic independence. Our services make a difference:

  • The new ARCpark opened in August 2015 – a 2.4 acre fully accessible park for people with and without disabilities to play together. The ARCpark is open to the community from dawn to dusk daily.
  • Our new President/CEO John Walker has taken staff through a visioning and strategic planning process.
  • For every young person who comes off the public special-education roll, $6,700 is saved (VA Department of Education).
  • When an individual is employed through our industrial programs, $7,200 a year is saved (Social Security Administration).
  • When we offer a parent the chance to work rather than stay home to care for a family member, $1.5 million can be earned over a 45-year work-life at $15 an hour (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
The Greater Richmond ARC accepts gifts that support our mission.  Both restricted and unrestricted funds are used to provide scholarships, to buy equipment, to maintain and/or create programs not supported by other resources and for capital needs.

Since 1954, the Greater Richmond ARC has helped thousands of people with disabilities live, learn, work and play close to home and family. We serve some of the most challenged people - often those other agencies cannot take. Children and adults attend our early intervention, after-school and day-care, respite and summer camp programs.  Others earn their own paychecks in our industrial services program. We balance work with recreation, skills with satisfaction and needs with wants and dreams.

CEO Statement

Board Chair Statement

Our board (many are family members of those with developmental disabilities) has collectively reaffirmed the importance of our work:  to provide essential services for individuals, to give their families the opportunity to be families  and to assure that our community  benefits by supporting individuals and families to succeed.

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Metro Richmond
Tri-cities Region
Richmond, City
Chesterfield County
Henrico County
Hanover County

At several community sites, ARC serves individuals from Richmond, VA and surrounding counties, including Chesterfield, Henrico and Hanover.  Summer campers come to Camp Baker from across Virginia and other states.

Board Chair
Board Chair Warren C. Redfern Jr.
Company Affiliation JPMorgan & Chase
Term June 2017 to May 2018
Board of Directors
Board Members
Richard Brown Commonwealth of Virginia, Secretary of Finance
Thomas J. Cricchi SyCom Technologies
Harvey Crone Retired Educator
Donald Darr Dept of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services
Meg Downs MH & DH Downs Consulting
Thomas Horsey Ste Michelle Wine Estates
Clinton Kelly Sun Trust Mortgage
Chad A Logan Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney at Rockingham County
Eric Margolin CarMax
Chris Mumford The Martin Agency
Jeff Penny Partner/CEO at KSPH, LLC
William Poole Community Volunteer, Retired
Warren Redfern JP Morgan Chase
B. Patterson Robson Robson Financial Legacies
Robert Sommerville Keiter, Retired
Valerie Fleming Tillies Regain Your Brain
Anne Frost Waring Va. Dept. of Human Resource Management
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 15
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 12
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 80
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 16
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 8
Risk Management Provisions
Automobile Insurance and Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Directors and Officers Policy
General Property Coverage and Professional Liability
Blanket Personal Property
Business Income
Commercial General Insurance
Commercial General Liability
Commercial General Liability and D and O and Umbrella or Excess and Automobile and Professional
Commercial General Liability and Medical Malpractice
Computer Equipment and Software
Crime Coverage
Directors and Officers Policy
Disability Insurance
Employee Benefits Liability
Employee Dishonesty
Employment Practices Liability
Extra Expense Insurance
General Property Coverage
General Property Coverage and Professional Liability
Improper Sexual Conduct/Sexual Abuse
Life Insurance
Liquor Liability
Medical Health Insurance
Medical Malpractice
Patient Liability
Property in Transit and Off Premises
Risk Management Provisions
Special Event Liability
Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Program / Program Planning
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. John B Walker
Former CEOs
Marshall Butler, Jr. 1978 - May 2015
Senior Staff
Julee Fletcher Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Matthew O'Connell VP Employment Services
Charles Story IIIVP Human Resources
Kimberly Watson VP of Development and Communications
Full Time Staff 341
Part Time Staff 38
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 10
Date Strategic Plan Adopted June 2016
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
AFP (Association of Fundraising Professionals)2009
Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance - Organization2008
The ARC of the United States1954
United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg Partnership Agency1954
External Assessments and Accreditations
Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) - Accreditation2012
American Camping Association (ACA) - Accreditation2008

ARC Employment Services' certified employment specialists help individuals seek, obtain, and keep meaningful jobs. They learn requirements of every employer and provide hands-on training. As a result, men and women who have disabilities work in local community businesses; take pride in janitorial or grounds keeping jobs at local government facilities; or complete light industrial tasks at ARC’s own industrial facility on Richmond's northside.

Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled
Budget $7,787,612.00
Short Term Success
  • Employees in the ARC industrial facility increase their wages by increasing their productivity; they work an average of 5.1 hours in a 7-hour day;  they keep their jobs one year or more; and their caregivers are partners in the development of employee goals.
  • Employees obtain employment in community businesses; they retain employment one year or more.    
  • Employees obtain employment at federal government sites; they retain employment one year or more. They receive competitive wages and health and welfare benefits.
Long Term Success
  • Men and women with disabilities are employed, pay taxes and no longer need disability subsidies.  
  • Men and women with disabilities obtain and retain employment that satisfies their preferences, strengths and needs, with wages that are commensurate with their skill levels.
  • Men and women who obtain employment through any ARC Industrial Services program are satisfied with their work and wages.

Young children and their families are helped each year by our team of highly trained early childhood specialists. Physical therapists help parents teach their children to walk. Occupational therapists and speech therapists show them how to feed their children and teach them to talk. Early childhood teachers and social workers also help parents manage their children’s behavior and connect them with other resources.

Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5)
Budget $876,506.00
Short Term Success
  • Children enrolled in ICDS’s occupational, physical, speech therapy and/or educator services master their goals or show significant progress.
  • Children enrolled in a developmental play group are demonstrating optimal skills in play, autonomy and social interactions, according to their developmental age.
  • Parents/caregivers express greater confidence and competence in meeting their children’s needs.
Long Term Success
  • Fewer children entering preschool/kindergarten require high cost special education services. 
  • Children with disabilities participate to their fullest potential in life fulfilling opportunities.    
  • Parents, caregivers and community professionals are active, competent and confident in meeting the special needs of their children.
Description Students who cannot be left alone after school or during school breaks receive safe, reliable, developmentally appropriate child care while their parents work. In our year-round programs, students receive help with personal needs.  They enjoy field trips to museums, libraries, and parks. They golf, swim, and bowl.  They also volunteer at places like the S.P.C.A.
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities
Budget $551,982.00
Short Term Success
  • Students improve their social skills.
  • Students capable of participating in community activities do so.
  • Students have daily organized exercise.
  • Parents/caregivers remain employed, gain employment or continue education.
Long Term Success
  • Students are capable citizens who use community resources effectively, have positive relationships with others, and participate in the activities of daily living to the fullest of their abilities.
  • The economic well being of families is enhanced while their children participate in safe, reliable & developmentally appropriate childcare.    
Description Family members need a break from the day to day responsibilities of caring for an individual with disabilities. They tell us they feel less stress when they get one. At the same time, our year-round and summer campers became more independent through recreation, socialization, and learning at Camp Baker in Chesterfield County. A 62-bed, barrier-free dormitory, combined with a multipurpose dining facility, a renovated lodge and 22.5 wooded acres, gives our campers the chance to find new challenges, friendships and fun.
Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities
Budget $834,525.00
Short Term Success
  • Summer campers report they had a good experience at summer camp.
  • Families report they feel reduced stress as a result of respite services.
Long Term Success
  • Health care, employer and government costs are likely to decrease when family caregivers have access to respite care. 
  • Caregivers feel a reduction in stress and a better ability to cope and care for their family members in their homes as a result of services.
  • Campers become more independent through recreation, socialization and learning in a safe, outdoor setting.
  • Respite users have independence and social skills commensurate with their potential.
Description Adults with significant and complex developmental disabilities may not be able to work, but with the support of our staff, they can develop positive relationships and participate in activities of daily living. Small group activities focus on communication, personal hygiene, exercise, simple food preparation, and housekeeping. Volunteer trips to local animal shelters or food delivery to shelters and food banks are meaningful and fun.
Population Served Adults
Budget $1,583,904.00
Short Term Success
  • Able and willing participants volunteer in community activities.
  • Participants participate appropriately in community activities.
  • Participants have at least 30 minutes daily of organized exercise.
Long Term Success
  • Individuals with developmental disabilities live in their communities and participate in safe activities that they enjoy.
  • Adults with significant developmental disabilities use community resources, have positive relationships with others, and participate in the activities of daily living to the fullest of their abilities.
CEO/ED/Board Comments ARC serves 1,400 individuals with disabilities and their families each year through a range of programs and services that span all ages and all levels of disability.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $14,889,000.00
Projected Expenses $14,779,000.00
Endowment Value $102,764.00
Spending Policy Income Only
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$112,622$180,597$0
Individual Contributions$624,837$658,785$1,073,705
Investment Income, Net of Losses$87,907($34,224)$60,105
Membership Dues------
Special Events($8,769)$6,922--
Revenue In-Kind--$40,622--
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$13,443,930$12,854,655$11,794,358
Administration Expense$954,921$1,200,932$778,335
Fundraising Expense$321,750$293,514$356,345
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.981.011.07
Program Expense/Total Expenses91%90%91%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue41%32%30%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$17,854,657$18,079,783$18,405,716
Current Assets$4,464,178$4,581,813$7,430,891
Long-Term Liabilities$4,426,561$4,346,904$4,428,854
Current Liabilities$1,222,188$1,234,268$1,382,900
Total Net Assets$12,205,908$12,498,611$12,593,962
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.653.715.37
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets25%24%24%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose To build a multi-purpose building for all programs housed at Camp Baker in Chesterfield County.
Goal $0.00
Dates June 2017 to May 2018
Amount Raised To Date $1,875,000.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 5/2015View
Organization Comments