Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield
6800 Lucy Corr Boulevard
P.O. Drawer 170
Chesterfield VA 23832
Mission Statement

The Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield enriches the lives of adults 50 and over by offering opportunities for interfaith community service, lifelong learning and assistance in maintaining a healthy and independent lifestyle.

We work closely with our volunteers, donors and community partners to fulfill our mission by providing:

  • Free, accompanied transportation to medical appointments, pharmacies and for grocery shopping, including food pantries
  • A minor home repair service for home safety and independent living security
  • A low-cost lifelong learning program to help maintain overall physical and mental health and keep seniors socially connected with the community at large
  • A variety of opportunities to volunteer within the organization to help them stay active and to continue to live a life that truly matters
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mrs Susan McCammon
Board Chair Mr. Larry Corey
Board Chair Company Affiliation Morrisett Funeral Home
Contact Information
Address 6800 Lucy Corr Boulevard
P.O. Drawer 170
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Telephone 804 706-9198
E-mail shepcenter@gmail.com
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2002
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $81,490.00
Projected Expenses $82,325.00
Statements
Mission

The Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield enriches the lives of adults 50 and over by offering opportunities for interfaith community service, lifelong learning and assistance in maintaining a healthy and independent lifestyle.

We work closely with our volunteers, donors and community partners to fulfill our mission by providing:

  • Free, accompanied transportation to medical appointments, pharmacies and for grocery shopping, including food pantries
  • A minor home repair service for home safety and independent living security
  • A low-cost lifelong learning program to help maintain overall physical and mental health and keep seniors socially connected with the community at large
  • A variety of opportunities to volunteer within the organization to help them stay active and to continue to live a life that truly matters
Impact

Fifteen years following incorporation, the Shepherd’s Center has established itself as an organization of caring seniors who do remarkable work for other seniors and the elderly in Chesterfield County and the Tri-Cities region. 

  • Since many elderly citizens do not have the transportation necessary to get to critical appointments, the Shepherd’s Center’s volunteers address these needs by providing: Free accompanied, transportation to critical medical appointments, for prescription pickup and for grocery shopping; and a minor home repair service called “HandyHands.” These services are available for people 50 years and above who live in zip code areas where we have at least 2 volunteer service providers. We do not qualify or disqualify people based on income levels….if they need our services, our volunteers are happy to provide them.
  • In 2016, our volunteers provide those same services to 593 elderly clients residing in all of Chesterfield County, Hopewell, Colonial Heights and the Tri-Cities area. 
  • And because there is more to life than just staying healthy and safe, we have a 24-week lifelong learning program, Adventures in Learning, where seniors can continue to engage their minds and stay actively connected within their communities. All aspects of this program are provided by seniors who volunteer to do everything necessary to keep costs at a minimum and be affordable to even the most modest income. No senior is ever denied the opportunity to be part of this wonderfully engaging program.
  • Over the past fifteen years, 1,500 seniors have taken one or more of the many interesting classes taught by our volunteer instructors. This lifelong learning opportunity continues to be the lowest priced educational opportunity for the elderly anywhere in the area and its reputation attracts new students and quality volunteers at all levels.
Needs
Grantwriter
Board members, particularly those of ethnic diversity
Volunteer drivers
Volunteer instructors for our classes
Volunteers for special events
Volunteer office workers
Volunteer handyhands
Volunteers for special fundraising events 
Background Founded in 2001, the Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield is one of 56 organizations in the country and one of three Centers in the State of Virginia.  It was born from the concept of older adults in Chesterfield, VA volunteering to care for each other.  Our volunteers, mid-life and older themselves, help enhance the lives of other older adults by providing a series of affordable learning opportunities that focus on wellness, community engagement and socialization.  They also  voluntarily provide those services critical to helping them remain independent and in their own homes for as long as possible.  With a successful lifelong learning program and a free transportation and minor home repair service already in place, the Shepherd’s Center continues to seek new ways to serve the needs of Virginia's growing senior adult population in the Tri-Cities region.
CEO Statement

I am so proud of the staff and wonderful volunteers of the Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield. Through their attitude of dedication and loving devotion to our clients, we have been able to weather some the worst economic years since we began.

Through careful budget planning and a creative partnership with another nonprofit that has allowed us to house our administrative office with very little overhead; we have been able to maintain our core programs and services even as some of our revenue sources have been negatively impacted. In fact, we’ve worked very hard to accommodate all of the many new elderly clients who, because of their own economic concerns, have enrolled at an unprecedented rate to receive free, accompanied transportation and home repair services from the Shepherd’s Center’s volunteers. 

In addition, the Board of Trustees has engaged in a Fund Development Initiative and is working on creating new ways to sustain the Shepherd’s Center long-term.

The true value found in the Shepherd’s Center is how participation positively impacts our volunteers', clients’ and students’ quality of life.  I'd like to share a couple of the many letters and comments we have received about how their lives have been affected:

From 2 home repair clients:

“Thank you so much for the help of your maintenance man. I feel so much safer with a back door lock. Thanks again.” 

“I want to thank you for the HandyHands service you provide. We needed help with a light fixture and Earl C. was kind enough to come out and do a job that was much tougher than anyone could have expected. Thank you so very, very much.”

From 2 transportation clients:

“I’m writing this note to say how much I thank you for the transportation services for older people. This service has been a great blessing to me. And all of the drivers have been very kind and loving people. Thank God for the Shepherd’s Center.” 

“I just wanted to thank you so very much for the job you all do to see that we who use your service get to our appointments on time. You do an important job and do it so well. Your drivers are not only so nice, but very good drivers as well. Nancy who took me the last time was just great to be with. I really enjoyed her company. I appreciate all you have done for me so much.”

From a lifelong learning student: 

“The Adventures in Learning courses are so stimulating and on such a variety of topics that I wouldn’t ordinarily be able to explore on my own. I especially enjoy the insights of my classmates. I try new topics to expose myself to a wider variety of ideas and people unlike myself. I think this has been great for my mental growth and staying engaged and interested in life since I’ve retired.”

In closing, I would just like to say it has been an honor for me to serve alongside these volunteers and to be part of this remarkable organization these past 9 years. It has truly been a blessing!

Susan McCammon, Executive Director

Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield

Board Chair Statement

The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield has faced numerous challenges during the year due primarily to the economic environment which has had an impact on so many non-profit organizations. As we have navigated our way through is difficult period, we have been successful in not only maintaining our programs, but also improving and expanding them by recruiting additional drivers, AIL instructors and adding more classes. This past year we saw a 16% increase in the number of trips to critical medical appointments and grocery stores/food pantries provided by our volunteer drivers. 

 As we look forward, we can only anticipate a greater need for our programs as our senior population expands. We will aspire to meet these needs with the continuing refinement and expansion of the Shepherd’s Center’s programs. 

We are very grateful for the financial support we have received for our mission.

The success of the Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield County is the result of the dedicated service of our volunteers, drivers, Handy hands, committee members, and Board of Trustees, all of whom spend countless hours working on the Shepherd’s Center’s programs. Our heartfelt thanks goes out to each and every one of them for sharing their time, talents and passion to help achieve our commitments to the seniors we serve.

Tony

Dr. Anthony Yankowsky                                                                                                                                                                                                    President, Board of Trustees

 

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Tri-cities Region
Chester
Chesterfield County
Colonial Heights, City
Dinwiddie County
Ettrick
Hopewell, City
Matoaka
Petersburg, City
Prince George County
Metro Richmond
23838, 23832, 23831, 23836, 23801, 23804, 23805, 23806, 23834, 23860, 23875, 23841, 23842, 23803,23237, 23234, 23112, 23114, 23113, 23224, 23225, 23235, 23235
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Larry Corey
Company Affiliation Morrisett Funeral Home
Term July 2017 to June 2018
Email Larrycorey@comcast.net
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Eldridge Brock Retired Lt Colonel Army
Mr. Tim Bullis Chesterfield County Public Schools
Mr. Larry Corey Morrissett Funeral Home
Mrs. Pamela Crandol Retired Chesterfield County Public Schools
Mrs. Linda Gwaltney Altria
Mr. Rob Mast Hunton and Williams
Mrs. Susan McCammon The Shepherd's Center
Mrs. Carolyn Pegram Chesterfield County Public Schools
Mr. Daniel Truett Retired Executive
Mr. Ted Ukrop Lift Caregiving
Mr. Jerry Weissburg Retired
Dr. Anthony Yankowsky Retired Allied Chemicals
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 1
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 3
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 82
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Finance
Executive
Human Resources / Personnel
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Nominating
Program / Program Planning
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Comments

While each non-profit believes it is unique, we know the Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield is actually the only non-profit in our service area focused on fulfilling the unique goal of keeping seniors active, engaged in meaningful activities and actively contributing to the senior members of their community while living independently as long as possible. Over 1/4 of the region's population will be over 60 by 2030. The official Richmond Age Wave plan calls for volunteerism and a focus on Seniors as resources not just service recipients. Our Center helps meet those challenges. Our success helps stabilize the community by adding the resources of volunteerism and independence to the community structure. Our continuum of services meets seniors where they are healthy and volunteering, educated about resources, good nutrition, financial planning and civic engagement OR in need of the critical medical transportation and handyhands services other senior volunteers contribute their time and talent toward providing. The Shepherd's Center's programs encourages social engagement, useful activities, contributions of time and talent and thereby reduces isolation and enhances the quality of life to age in place.

Executive Director
Executive Director Mrs Susan McCammon
Experience

2006 to Present EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/MARKETING DIRECTOR/VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR, (part-time) Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield, Chesterfield, Virginia. Oversee the operations, administration and funding of 3 programs, 2 employees and over 1,000 volunteers during this 5-year tenure.  This is a non-profit agency with an annual budget of @ $72,150 that provides free. accompanied transportation and minor home repair assistance as well as lifelong learning opportunities to the elderly in Chesterfield County and the surrounding communities. Increases resources by successfully researching, writing and acquiring grants, creating funding activities and building community, governmental, and business partnerships for organizational sustainability. Established guidelines and protocols to maintain a balanced operating budget. Maintains and develops cooperative and ever-growing working relationships among public and agency participants and funding partners. Responsible for all recruitment, placement, and supervision of all volunteers. Develops both short and long-term marketing strategies and business plans. Assists with board of directors’ development and training. Assists in the conduct of needs analysis, grant research and grant reporting initiatives. Develops all volunteers’ reward and recognition activities. Manages the Center’s involvement in community affairs, health fairs, charitable events, and corporate sponsorships.

2006 to 2007 DIRECTOR OF MARKETING, Colonial Heights Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, Colonial Heights, Virginia. Developed and maintained key relationships with case managers and hospital administration. Developed both short and long-term marketing strategies and business plans. Developed all public relations plans, strategies, and initiatives, including seeking out, assessing, and developing recommendations for public relations and marketing opportunities. Served as the senior contact person for the media, including providing or coordinating interviews, and overseeing or composing press releases. Managed the Center’s involvement in community affairs, health fairs, charitable events, and corporate sponsorships. Managed portions of the Center’s web site and advertising in directories, sports programs, and similar publications. Provided oversight of the Center’s agreements with marketing and public relations contractors.

2000 to 2005 PRODUCT MANAGER/CATEGORY MANAGER, McKesson Medical Surgical, Richmond, Virginia. Accountable for managing assigned categories to optimize overall profitability. Developed strategic alliances with key suppliers within assigned categories. Performed comprehensive market analysis to include demand/opportunities, industry issues/trends, and new technology/entrants. Responsible for assessing supplier’s capabilities, using the standard financial tools such as the ROI model. As a team leader assisted suppliers in improving operational efficiencies through facilitation of cross-functional team.

Former CEOs
NameTerm
Mrs Joan Longo May 2003 - May 2005
Mrs Tricia Wolfe June 2005 - Apr 2011
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Ms Susan McCammon Volunteer Coordinator
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 314
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted June 2015
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
Collaborations

Altria Companies Employee Community Fund
Appomattox Regional Governor's School
Bermuda Hundred United Methodist Church
Bethia United Methodist Church
Beulah United Methodist Church
Bon Secours Richmond Health System
Cameron Foundation
Chester Baptist Church
Chester Masonic Lodge 94
Chester Panera
Chester Presbyterian Church
Chester United Methodist Church
Chester YMCA
Chester Zion AME
Chesterfield County Fair
Chesterfield County Government
Chesterfield County Public Schools
Chesterfield County Senior Advocate
Community Foundation
Dunlop House
Grace Lutheran Church
Heritage Oaks Retirement Community
Ivey Memorial United Methodist Church
Lucy Corr Village
Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church
New Covenant Church of the Brethren
Northrop Grumman
Redeemer Lutheran Church
Second Baptist Church
St. Ann's Catholic Church
St. Augustine’s Catholic Church
St. John’s Episcopal Church
St. Mark's United Methodist Church
Swift Creek Presbyterian Church
TESCO Foundation
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Trinity United Methodist Church
Unicow Farm
United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg
Victory Tabernacle Church of God
Village Women’s Club Chester
Wesley United Methodist
Wood's United Methodist Church


Programs
Description

Since its inception in 2001, the Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield has focused on three strategic programs/services to carry out its mission of keeping seniors active and independent in their own homes for as long as possible.

1. Free, accompanied transportation service

Because many older adults cannot afford or do not have the transportation necessary to get to their vital medical appointments, to the pharmacy for their prescription needs or to the grocery store, Shepherd’s Center’s volunteers provide them with a free transportation service. This is available for people 50 years old and above who are mobile without a wheelchair and who live in zip code areas where we have at least 2 volunteer drivers. (We do NOT qualify or disqualify people according to their income levels….if they need transportation, our drivers are happy to provide it.)

Our volunteer drivers:
  • Pick up the client at home           
  • Transport them to their appointments
  • Wait with them at their appointments
  • Return them to their doorsteps

Our volunteer drivers use their own vehicles and pay for their own gasoline. Even in the face of rising of gasoline costs, most drivers accept no reimbursement!

Budget $33,700.00
Description

2. HandyHands, a minor home repair service

Because many older adults are on fixed incomes and unable to afford the professional costs associated with daily home maintenance, Shepherd’s Center’s volunteers provide a minor home repair service named HandyHands. This service is for seniors 50 years old and above who live in their own homes. Again, we do NOT qualify or disqualify people according to their income levels….if they need minor home repair help, our HandyHands volunteers are happy to provide it.
Our HandyHands volunteers:
  • Connect with the clients through the Shepherd’s Center staff
  • Go to the client’s home and inspect the damage/necessary repair
  • Purchase supplies from the store (paid for by client)
  • Supply the labor at no charge

If the repair is deemed too difficult and needs a professional, the HandyHand volunteer will offer to be there to advise the client when the professional makes an assessment. They have also gone with our seniors when they have needed car repairs to ensure that they are not taken advantage of by unscrupulous mechanics.

Population Served Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens
Budget $33,700.00
Description

3. Adventures in Learning

Because seniors need intellectual and physical stimulation to also help them stay healthy, active and independent and engaged in their communities, the Shepherd’s Center also provides low-cost lifelong educational opportunities through a 24-week mini-college known as Adventures in Learning.  

Students meet one day a week from 9am to 3pm. For a very small fee ($25 one-time fee per term) students can choose from a buffet of approximately 32 classes and take any or all for the single term fee. A sample class term might be: Tai Chi Chen, Line Dancing, International Politics, Painting, Financial Planning, Healthy Aging, Conversational Spanish, Writing Your Life’s Story, Genealogy, Film, Quilting, Embroidery, Folk Music, History of Scotland, Bible Study and Book Discussions.

There is a weekly Luncheon Forum with speakers and entertainment, along with a light hot, healthy lunch at an affordable $5.00 and free for to our instructors. This also provides an opportunity for socialization; a factor vital to an improved quality of life.

Seniors arrive early in the class day for nurse-provided blood pressure checks, cholesterol screening, flu shots, coffee, and fellowship. Scholarships are offered for anyone who cannot afford tuition.

Adventures in Learning is taught completely by volunteers and encourages “seniors teaching seniors” because research shows that older people who voluntarily give back to others have better health and a lower mortality risk. Consequently, those who participate by teaching and passing on their life’s passion to their peers also gain mentally and physically!

Budget $38,013.00
CEO/ED/Board Comments

While each non-profit believes it is unique, we know the Shepherd's Center of Chesterfield is actually the only non-profit in our service area focused on fulfilling the unique goal of keeping seniors active, engaged in meaningful activities and actively contributing to the senior members of their community while living independently as long as possible. Over 1/4 of the region's population will be over 60 by 2030. The official Richmond Age Wave plan calls for volunteerism and a focus on Seniors as resources not just service recipients. Our Center helps meet those challenges. Our success helps stabilize the community by adding the resources of volunteerism and independence to the community structure. Our continuum of services meets seniors where they are healthy and volunteering, educated about resources, good nutrition, financial planning and civic engagement OR in need of the critical medical transportation and handyhands services other senior volunteers contribute their time and talent toward providing. The Shepherd's Center's programs encourages social engagement, useful activities, contributions of time and talent and thereby reduces isolation and enhances the quality of life to age in place.

Susan McCammon
Executive Director 
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $81,490.00
Projected Expenses $82,325.00
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
$34,083$30,405--
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$22,755$17,808$41,685
------
$19,347$19,741$18,679
Investment Income, Net of Losses$45$39$42
Membership Dues------
Special Events$12,907$9,448$3,917
Revenue In-Kind$176,259$145,569--
Other------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$191,333$179,766$51,586
Administration Expense$49,695$23,489$11,313
Fundraising Expense$12,180$13,014$5,959
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.051.030.93
Program Expense/Total Expenses76%83%75%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue17%23%13%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$79,281$67,722$60,718
Current Assets$78,294$66,246$58,753
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$341$972$709
Total Net Assets$78,940$66,750$60,009
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities229.6068.1582.87
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
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 ExemptionView
Comments
Foundation Comments
  • Financial information provided from Form 990
  • Form 990 prepared by Accounting Strategies to Solutions, LLC
  • Financial statements prepared internally by the organization