Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center
4202 Hermitage Road
Richmond VA 23227-3755
Mission Statement To provide speech, language and hearing services to children with fees based on their families' ability to pay.
CEO/Executive Director TBA TBA
Board Chair Mr. Joseph A. Towler
Board Chair Company Affiliation Center Pharmacy, Retired
Contact Information
Address 4202 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA 232273755
Telephone 804 266-6699
Fax 804 264-5988
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1989
Former Names
Childhood Language Center at Richmond, Inc.1989
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $512,754.00
Projected Expenses $512,754.00
Additional Documents
Letter of Support 52016View
Letter of Support 42015View
Letter of Support 32014View
Letter of Support2013View
Letter of Support 22013View
SRCLC Brochure2010View
Letter of Support 1.pdf2009View
SRCLC Fact Sheet1991View
Mission To provide speech, language and hearing services to children with fees based on their families' ability to pay.
In 2015, the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center provided $115,431 in financially assisted services to children, providing the needed testing and treatment their families could otherwise not afford. 
Our preschool speech and hearing screening program helped us identify children at risk for communication disorders. This early identification is the first step to the early intervention process.
Our Language and Literacy Stimulation Program enables at-risk children in two preschools the intervention needed to help them reach Kindergarten with the same skill sets as their same age peers.  This is done at no cost to the families or schools.  
We provide free in-services to caregivers, teachers and other professionals to broaden the impact we can have on our community. 
Updated Audiology Equipment (Audiometer, Tympanometer) - $19,750
6 iPads
The Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit speech and hearing clinic for children.  We were founded in 1991 and have provided testing and treatment to over 10,681 children since that time.  The value of the services we have provided through our financial assistance program is now over 2.8 million dollars.  We have been able to accomplish this thanks to our own fundraising activities and the generosity of individual, corporate and foundation supporters.  Our program has grown to include not only our on-site services but also two outreach programs at area preschool programs, a preschool screening program and an interactive workshop for parents and caregivers.
CEO Statement
The Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center fills a gap in access to care for children with communication disorders in the Central Virginia community.  Speech, language and hearing services can be very costly.  Unfortunately, medical insurance does not often  cover the fees associated with testing and treatment.  Parents who cannot afford the out-of-pocket expenses have to forgo getting their children the help they need to overcome their challenges.  Thankfully we are here and offer hope and help.  Through our financial assistance program, children can receive much needed services at significantly reduced fees or even for free, depending on the families' individual situations.  We are the only pediatric speech and hearing clinic of our kind in the Greater Richmond area. 
Board Chair Statement
The Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center is here as a resource to all children with communication disorders in the Central Virginia area.  We do not discriminate against any family based on race, religion, creed or any other reason.    It is our solitary mission to help children overcome or minimize their communication disorders so they may live fulfilling, productive lives.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Tri-cities Region
Chesterfield County
Hanover County
Henrico County
Richmond, City
Metro Richmond
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Joseph A. Towler
Company Affiliation Center Pharmacy, Retired
Term Nov 2016 to Jan 2019
Board of Directors
Board Members
Mr. Brian Adams Spotts Fain
Mr. James H. Atkinson, Jr. Peoples Bank
Mr. Robert W. Carpenter, Jr. Scottish Rite Temple
Mr. V. Stuart Cook Hanover County Sheriff
Mr. Samuel E. Dunn Retired
Mr. Herb H. Eades Jr.Retired, Dupont
Mr. Daniel Freye US Navy
Mr. Moring E. Gravitt Retired, ICI America
Mr. Clifford C. Grotz, Jr. American Ad Specialties
Mr. Douglas V. Jones Retired, FBI
Dr. Thomas Layman Dentist
Mr. Linwood Spears State Police, retired
Mr. Joseph A. Towler Center Pharmacy
Mr. Clarence Whitley Retired
Dr. Percy Wootton Past President, American Medical Association
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 17
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 17
Female 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 85
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Advisory Board Members
Mr. Buddy Carter Medical Equipment Rentals
Mr. Malcolm R. Holley JrPoplar Springs Hospital
Mr. Charles Morehead Bennett Funeral Home
Mr. Joseph Parker Retired
The Board of Directors of the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center is actively looking to bring diversity to our group. We wish to bring fresh insights, attitudes and ideas to the SRCLC.  We welcome interested parties to contact the SRCLC to help us achieve this necessary goal.
Executive Director
Executive Director TBA TBA
Experience TBA
Former CEOs
Mrs. Page Taylor Hardage Nov 1991 - Aug 1999
Mrs. Robin Kaye Olivier Aug 1999 - Dec 2016
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 5
Volunteers 70
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Feb 2006
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Coal Pit Learning Center
Grace Covenant Community Prechool
Early Child Development Coalition
Disability Determination Services
Christ Church Episcopal Preschool
River Road Church Preschool
Partnership for Families Northside
St. Stephens Preschool
Derbyshire Preschool
Description Our services include the evaluation of speech, language, hearing, fluency, voice and auditory processing disorders and the subsequent treatment of each.
Long Term Success Since 1991, over $1,340,000.00 in free or reduced fee services have been provided to children
The Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center's Speech/Language Pathologists provide the highest quality diagnostic and therapeutic services to our pediatric patients.  These licensed and nationally certified clinical specialists work with children from birth through age 18 with communication disorders including articulation, apraxia, language, fluency (stuttering) and voice. 
The Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center's Audiology Program is conducted by a licensed and nationally certified Audiologist.  Hearing evaluations as well as Central Auditory Processing Evaluations are provided with a physician's referral. 
Population Served Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Budget $335,000.00
Short Term Success
The short-term goal of therapy is to give all children a functional way to communicate, either through speech, sign, icture exchange or augmentative communication system. 
Short-term success for the Audiology Program can be defined as effectively testing children, providing objective results to the parents and recommending viable solutions or modifications.
Long Term Success
The Speech/Language Theray Program at the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center is a highly individualized program developed for each child based on his/her specific needs.  Children are evaluated using standardized tests (selected for their validity and reliability), language sampling, parent/teacher reports and observation.  Long and short-term goals are developed and reviewed every three months, with written reports going to the parents and referring pediatricians.  Therapy is provided in a one to one setting on a weekly or biweekly basis, based again on the child's needs.  The effectiveness of therapy is monitored over time, as goals are mastered and documented.  The long-term goal of course is the remediation or minimization of communication disorders. 
Long term success of the Audiology Program is to identify and provide solutions to hearing and hearing related disorders to all children attending the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center.
The Speech and Hearing Screening Program provides speech, language and hearing screenings to preschool children at-risk for communication disorders for free or at significantly reduced fees.  Screenings are conducted at the preschool with parental consent.   Early identification of speech and hearing disorders can have a significant impact on a child's future prognosis. 
Population Served Deaf and Hearing Impaired
Budget $6,000.00
Short Term Success
The short-term success of this program is important, yet disheartening.  On the average, 30% of all children screened fail one or more component.  The program has accomplished it's goal if the screenings are completed thoroughly and accurately and parents receive clear concise results and recommendations. 
Long Term Success
Long-term success of this program would be for all children identified with a potential communication disorder to be fully evaluated, and if warranted, enrolled in therapy through an early intervention program.
The mission of the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center is to provide our services with fees based on a family's ability to pay.  Between 60% - 90% of the children we work with on a monthly basis have applied to, and been approved for, our financial assistance program.  Through this program, children received the testing and treatment needed at fees their families can afford.  No child is turned away because of an inability to pay.
Population Served Deaf and Hearing Impaired
Budget $165,000.00
Short Term Success
To provide as much financial assistance to families as our revenue will suport.
Long Term Success
To provide financially assisted services to all elligible families.
"Read with Me" Interactive Workshop is a program that teaches educators and parents 6 interactive strategies to help children build language and early literacy skills.  It is available to any agency, school or parent group that works with young children.
Population Served Infants/Babies (under age 5)
Budget $1,500.00
Short Term Success
The short-term goal is to teach strategies and introduce the types of books that can be used to help chldren build the language and early literacy skills that are vital to their success in school and everyday life.  Additional core competencies related to the development of oral language, phonological awareness, vocabulary and critical thinking skills are covered. 
Long Term Success
The long-term goal is to effectively get children, parents and educators to find joy in reading together.
This program is designed to stimulate the language and pre-reading abilities in preschool children.  It is conducted by members of our Speech/Language Pathology team.  Currently, the program is provided at two at-risk preschools, the Coal Pit Learning Center and The Partnership for Families Northside free of charge. 
Budget $15,000.00
Short Term Success
Short-term success would be the increase of language and pre-literacy skills in preschool children as measured by the "Get Ready to Read" screening tool and the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center's speech and language screening assessment.
Long Term Success
The long-term success of the program would be that the skills each classroom teacher learns as a result of our weekly interaction will then be carried forward to future classes of children, causing a rippling effect that expands our impact for many years to come.
CEO/ED/Board Comments
Please visit for more information about the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center and the wonderful work we do to improve the speech, language and hearing abilities of children in our community.  We are here to help.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $512,754.00
Projected Expenses $512,754.00
Endowment Value $1,175,361.00
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 Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$342,576$238,614$897,180
Investment Income, Net of Losses($48,827)$804,286$693,240
Membership Dues------
Special Events$52,024$64,524$51,734
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$315,020$312,448$310,610
Administration Expense$208,184$209,571$194,571
Fundraising Expense$5,945$6,508$5,482
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.892.273.39
Program Expense/Total Expenses60%59%61%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue1%2%1%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$6,212,576$6,268,199$5,594,892
Current Assets$1,578,065$5,951,532$5,296,424
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$0----
Total Net Assets$6,212,576$6,268,199$5,594,892
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 5/2015View
Organization Comments
Salaries of all personnel are allocated based on approximate time spent on program services, management and general duties and fund raising programs.  Employee benefits and payroll taxes are allocated using the same criteria.
Occupancy espenses, utilities and depreciation are all allocated based on approxinate square footage of usage estimates within the three categories.
These allocations on Form 990 have been applied on a consistent basis since the inception of the Center.