St. Catherine's School Foundation
6001 Grove Avenue
Richmond VA 23226
Mission Statement

 

St. Catherine's School, a Church School in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia.
 
Mission - St. Catherine's School provides a rigorous education that prepares girls with diverse perspectives for a lifetime of learning, leadership and service in a global community.

Our core values are:

Pursuing academic excellence: We cultivate intellectual habits in which we take joy in learning through energetic inquiry, analytical and creative thinking, and continual striving to reach new levels.

Developing character: We teach individuals to live with integrity, responsibility, confidence, compassion and respect for themselves and others.

Nurturing spiritual growth: We enable each person to deepen her faith through worship, reflection, humility and the recognition of God in every human being.

Celebrating individuals: We recognize the unique gifts and potential of each person and help each to recognize the strength that comes from differences.

Building community: We build up community within and beyond the school through teaching social responsibility, inclusiveness and leadership to prepare each person to serve others and contribute to healing the world 
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Terrie Hale Scheckelhoff
Board Chair Dr. Anne H McElroy
Board Chair Company Affiliation Eye Specialists of Virginia, P.C.
Contact Information
Address 6001 Grove Avenue
Richmond, VA 23226
Telephone 804 288-2804
Fax 804 282-2714
E-mail ideas@st.catherines.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1962
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $26,170,000.00
Projected Expenses $26,150,000.00
Statements
Mission

 

St. Catherine's School, a Church School in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia.
 
Mission - St. Catherine's School provides a rigorous education that prepares girls with diverse perspectives for a lifetime of learning, leadership and service in a global community.

Our core values are:

Pursuing academic excellence: We cultivate intellectual habits in which we take joy in learning through energetic inquiry, analytical and creative thinking, and continual striving to reach new levels.

Developing character: We teach individuals to live with integrity, responsibility, confidence, compassion and respect for themselves and others.

Nurturing spiritual growth: We enable each person to deepen her faith through worship, reflection, humility and the recognition of God in every human being.

Celebrating individuals: We recognize the unique gifts and potential of each person and help each to recognize the strength that comes from differences.

Building community: We build up community within and beyond the school through teaching social responsibility, inclusiveness and leadership to prepare each person to serve others and contribute to healing the world 
Impact
Recent accomplishments:
(1) St. Catherine's School opened a new state of the art science center, including an independent research laboratory.
(2) Our enrollment has grown to more than 950 girls, the largest in our history.
(3) The School completed the most successful capital campaign in tis history in November 2013, raising more than $40 million for capital, endowment and annual giving.
 
Goals:
(1) St. Catherine's will continue to provide the best possible education for students in our care, to attract a talented and diverse student body, and to be a national leader in the education of girls and young women.
 (2) St. Catherine's has completed a thoughtful and inclusive process to develop a new strategic plan for the School.
(3) Develop a comprehensive plan for a new visual and performing arts center 
 
 
Needs
Increase in endowed funds for financial aid and faculty support.
Increase in unrestricted endowment funds.
Ongoing support through Annual Giving.
 A new arts and innovation center, turf field and parking
Background St. Catherine's School is an Episcopal college-preparatory independent school for girls.  Founded in 1890 by Virginia Randolph Ellett, the school was the first in the South to prepare girls for the Bryn Mawr examinations, the forerunners of the College Board tests.  In 1917, the school was moved from downtown to its present 16 acre campus in the western part of the city of Richmond.  For the majority of its existence, St. Catherine’s was a day/boarding school serving students not only from the Richmond metropolitan area but also the United States and several foreign countries.  In 2005, after intense consideration, the Board of Governors made the difficult decision to close its 80 year old boarding department and to grow its day enrollment with a target of 950 students.  The school began the 2014-15 year with 961 students.  The faculty numbers 101, and the school’s graduates attend many of the leading colleges and universities in the nation. 
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Tri-cities Region
Richmond, City
Ashland
Metro Richmond
Henrico County
Chesterfield County
Hanover County
Goochland County
We enroll girls from the Tri-Cities region.
Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. Anne H McElroy
Company Affiliation Eye Specialists of Virginia, P.C.
Term July 2016 to June 2017
Email treechopt@aol.com
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Herbert A. Claiborne III
Company Affiliation Carpenter Co.
Term July 2016 to June 2017
Email hobie.claiborne@carpenter.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Jane Hall Armfield Community Volunteer
Dr. Taruna K. Aurora VCU Health Systems
Sharon Blount Community Volunteer
David H. Charlton Church Schools in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia
Herbert A. Claiborne IIICarpenter Co.
Macon Hubard Clarkson Private Advisors LLC
Renee Boyer Fain McGuireWoods
Maura Maguire Gaenzle Community Volunteer
Melissa Mills Gullquist Community Volunteer
George A. Harrison Mary Anderson Harrison Foundation
Mary Watson Hayes First Republic Private Wealth Management
Wayne L. Hunter Harbert Management Corp.
Elizabeth G. Johnson Community Volunteer
Anne Whitfield Kenny Community Volunteer
Allen Brent King Tredegar Corporation
Lisa P. Luck Community Volunteer
Dr. Anne Howell McElroy Eye Specialists of Virginia
Georgina Rawles Miller Community Volunteer
Suzanne Wishnack Morris Community Volunteer
Jose L. Murillo Jr.Nu-Mark LLC
Donnan Thompson O'Keefe Community Volunteer
Theodore W. Price Davenport & Company, LLC
Frank H. Reichel IIIThompson, Siegel & Walmsley LLC
Dr. Terrie Hale Scheckelhoff St. Catherine's School
Andrew G. Spitzer Harris Williams and Company
Michael J. Thorne-Begland Altria
Wesley Wright, Jr.Retired
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 30
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 1
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 12
Female 21
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 5
Standing Committees
Executive
Board Governance
Education
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Finance
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Marketing
Building
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Constituent Board Members
NameAffiliation
Elizabeth Peters Aldridge
Ronda Lawrence Bernstein Historic Preservation, Inc.
Corbin Cowart Bettencourt Trident Academy
Julie Betts Sillicon Valley Bank
Spencer Bowles Broadbent Community Volunteer
Tyler Hetzer Burr St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School
Marian Galleher Fitzgerald Community Volunteer
Elizabeth Alexakos Gianakos Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts
Mary Watson Hayes Bank of America/US Trust
Louise L. Hayman Louise Lake Hayman Consulting
Carrie Featherstone Hoge St. Christopher's School
Nelle P. Hotchkiss NC Association of Electric Co-ops
Nancy Caravati Jordan Community Volunteer
Frances Armstrong Ladd Community Volunteer
Marshall Trow Lynch Community Volunteer
Mary Shaw Halsey Marks Community Volunteer
Katherine Dameron McCormick JP Morgan
Frances Fields Nugent
Wallis Wickham Raemer Community Volunteer
Tatem Webb Read John Berggman Gallery
Karrie Burnham Southall Riverfront Investments
Dr. Ann Robertson Vaughters Bon Secours Richmond Health System
Lacy Williams Joyner Fine Properties
Comments
Three boards direct aspects of St. Catherine's school.  The Board of Governors, which is appointed by the Board of Directors of the Church Schools in the Diocese of Virginia,  directs the management and operation of the school.  The Ellett-Alumnae Association board directs all alumnae activities and assists with fundraising.  The Board of Directors of the St. Catherine's School Foundation directs the management of the school's endowment.  The foundation is a separate legal entity which receives gifts and holds assets for the benefit of school. 
Executive Director
Executive Director Dr. Terrie Hale Scheckelhoff
Experience
In the fall of 2011, St. Catherine's School completed an intensive search for our a new Head of School.  Dr. Terrie Hale Scheckelhoff became our eleventh Head of School on July 1, 2012.  Dr. Scheckelhoff served for 32 years at the Columbus (Ohio) School for Girls.  She began as a teacher, served as Director of Admission and Financial Aid for 17 years and served as Associate Head of School from 2000 to 2012.  Dr. Scheckelhoff graduated from Miami University of Ohio with a B.S. in Elementary Education, earned an M.A. in Education Administration and an M.B.A. from Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. in Education Studies: Educational Leadership and Higher Education from the University of Nebraska.
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Auguste Johns Bannard July 1989 - June 2007
Laura Jean Fuller July 2007 - June 2011
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Sue Baldwin Director of Middle School and Assistant Head of School
Jennifer Cullinan Director of Admissions
Julie Dayton Director of Athletics
Debbie Dunlap Co-Head of the Campaign
Annie Kapetanis Director of Lower School
Theodora Miller Director of Marketing & Communications
Peter Pastore Chief Financial and Operations Officer
The Rev. Dorothy White Chaplain
Dr. Lara D. Wulff Director of Upper School
Staff
Full Time Staff 174
Part Time Staff 48
Plans
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted May 2007
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
National Association of Independent Schools2008
Programs
Description
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $26,170,000.00
Projected Expenses $26,150,000.00
Endowment Value $46,737,577.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage (if selected) 4
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
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Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$2,164,020$2,526,328$3,448,269
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Investment Income, Net of Losses$561,254$4,824,614$3,491,790
Membership Dues------
Special Events--$66,477$29,770
Revenue In-Kind$494,297$553,578$689,716
Other($7,704)($938,517)$151
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$4,535,114$3,569,355$6,670,731
Administration Expense$153,545$58,601$62,709
Fundraising Expense$387,400----
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.631.941.14
Program Expense/Total Expenses89%98%99%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue18%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$51,164,814$52,626,560$48,737,891
Current Assets$29,616,553$3,170,392$4,510,469
Long-Term Liabilities$145,599$92,414$121,391
Current Liabilities$2,023,488$1,673,695$1,161,105
Total Net Assets$48,995,727$50,859,919$47,455,395
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities14.641.893.88
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Campaign Purpose In the fall 2013 St. Catherine's completed a $40 million capital campaign in support of capital, endowment and Annual Giving needs.
Dates July 2007 to Nov 2013
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit ExemptionView
Comments
Foundation Comments
  • Financial information provided by audit.
  • Form 990 and audit prepared by Cherry Bekaert, LLP.