St. Christopher's School Foundation
711 St. Christopher's Road
Richmond VA 23226
Mission Statement

The St. Christopher's School Foundation is organized to promote the welfare of organizations that qualify as exempt organizations to include the educational ministry and development of St. Christopher's School. 

 
St. Christopher's School prepares a talented and diverse group of boys for college and for life in an ever-changing world.  Through a rigorous academic program and a supportive community experience, the School fosters personal integrity and honor, the achievement of each boy's full potential, love of learning, spiritual growth, respect for others, leadership and civic responsibility.  St. Christopher's strives for excellence and seeks to make an enduring difference in the lives of its boys. 
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. D. Mason Lecky
Board Chair Mr. Thurston R. Moore
Board Chair Company Affiliation Hunton & Williams
Contact Information
Address 711 St. Christopher's Road
Richmond, VA 23226
Telephone 804 282-3185 5314
Fax 804 285-3914
E-mail SmithD@stcva.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1994
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $6,770,476.00
Projected Expenses $4,222,572.00
Statements
Mission

The St. Christopher's School Foundation is organized to promote the welfare of organizations that qualify as exempt organizations to include the educational ministry and development of St. Christopher's School. 

 
St. Christopher's School prepares a talented and diverse group of boys for college and for life in an ever-changing world.  Through a rigorous academic program and a supportive community experience, the School fosters personal integrity and honor, the achievement of each boy's full potential, love of learning, spiritual growth, respect for others, leadership and civic responsibility.  St. Christopher's strives for excellence and seeks to make an enduring difference in the lives of its boys. 
Impact
Economic circumstances in recent years provided an opportunity for St. Christopher's to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to preserving the integrity and quality of the School's program.  The experience of the boys each day has never wavered.  They have continued to benefit from special relationships with their teachers that are reinforced in our small classes, the breadth of our academic program, and an important array of opportunities for extracurricular and community involvement.  During this time of examination and self-reflection, it has become especially clear that our mission to educate the "Whole Boy" and to foster the academic skills and personal qualities that will prepare boys to serve as effective and meaningful leaders in this changing, 21st century world has never been more important.  As new situations and circumstances arise, our boys will rely on the intelligence, strength of character, commitment to serving others, and ability to work collaboratively to solve challenging and complex problems that they developed while at St. Christopher's.
Needs Increase endowment for curriculum and programming innovations related to the Strategic Plan and Second Century Vision.
Background Dr. Churchill Gibson Chamberlayne founded St. Christopher’s School in 1911 as The Chamberlayne School. With Dr. Chamberlayne as its first Headmaster, the school opened with 16 boys and was located at 3311 Grove Avenue. The school moved to its present location on St. Christopher’s Road in Richmond in 1914.

On June 11, 1920, a system of church schools was established by the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, at which time The Chamberlayne School was renamed St. Christopher's School. The spirit of the old school and its motto remained the same: the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Dr. Chamberlayne was succeeded by Dr. John Page Williams in 1940, Robert Wilder Bugg in 1951, Warren P. Elmer in 1964, George J. McVey in 1973, and Charles M. Stillwell in 1998.

St. Christopher's is one of six schools in Church Schools in the Diocese of Virginia. The other schools are St. Catherine’s School in Richmond, Christchurch School in Christchurch, St. Margaret’s School in Tappahannock, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, and Stuart Hall in Staunton.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Metro Richmond
Tri-cities Region
Richmond, City
Ashland
Chester
Chesterfield County
Colonial Heights, City
Goochland County
Hanover County
Henrico County
Hopewell, City
Matoaka
Petersburg, City
Powhatan County
Prince George County
Charles City County
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Thurston R. Moore
Company Affiliation Hunton & Williams
Term July 2013 to June 2019
Email tmoore@hunton.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Farhad Aghdami Williams Mullen
Mr. Peter S. Alcorn Kjellstrom & Lee, Inc.
Mr. Samuel M. Bemiss Ewing Bemiss & Co.
Mr. Christopher B. Boggs Property Investment Advisors
Mrs. Allison Sewell Bridges Shine Blowdry Bar, LLC
Mr. J. Stefan Cametas Alere, Inc.
Mr. I. Lee Chapman IVDavenport & Company LLC
Dr. David H. Charlton Church Schools in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia
Mr. Peter C. Durette MeadWestvaco
Mrs. Krissy M. Gathright Community Volunteer
Mr. Curtis W. Gordinier Cedar Hill Management, LLC
Mr. David B. Hale University of Richmond
Mr. Cleighton L. Hilbert Jr.Davenport & Company
Dr. Lydia J. Johnson Dermatology Associates of VA, PC
Mr. R. Wheatley McDowell Richmond Capital Management
Mr. Lewis N. Miller Jr.Retired
Mr. G. Gilmer Minor IIIOwens & Minor, Inc.
Ms. Dena Frith Moore Community Volunteer
Mr. Robert G. Reynolds Reynolds Development
Dr. Pamela J. Royal Royal Dermatology
Mr. Louis F. Ryan Community Volunteer
Mr. I. Todd Stanley Royall & Company
Mrs. Lilo S. Ukrop Corrugated Partners, LLC
Mr. Edward W. Valentine Community Volunteer
Mr. Thomas B. Valentine Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Mrs. Ashley Wallace Community Volunteer
Mr. T. Spencer Williamson Intelliject, Inc.
Mrs. Karen F. Wise Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 27
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 21
Female 8
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 46
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Matthew T. Akin
Mr. Dennis I. Belcher McGuire Woods LLP
Mr. Samuel B. Bemiss Ewing Monroe Bemiss & Co.
Mr. Turner A. M. Bredrup Harris Williams & Co.
Mr. Matthew B. Engel Harris Williams & Co.
Mr. Jack E. Fockler Jr.Royce & Associates
Mr. Brett P. Hawkins Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC
Mr. R. Wheatley McDowell Richmond Capital Management
Mr. Thurston R. Moore Hunton & Williams LLP
Mr. Charles M. Stillwell St. Christopher's School
Mr. Matthew G. Thompson Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC
Mr. E. Carlton Wilton Jr.Wilton Capital
Comments
The Advisory Board members listed above reflect the St. Christopher's School Foundation Board.
Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. D. Mason Lecky
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Mr. George J. McVey July 1972 - June 1997
Mr. Charles M. Stillwell July 1998 - June 2016
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Mrs. Susan L. Cox Marketing and Communications Director
Mr. Warren Hunter
Mr. James W. Jump College Counseling Director and Academic Dean
Mrs. Carol Logue Extended Day Head
Dr. Sarah K. Mansfield Asst. Head of School for Curriculum and Leadership Programming
Mr. Cary C. Mauck Admissions Director
Mr. David H. Menges Lower School Head
Mr. David S. Reynolds Business Manager
Mrs. Delores Q. Smith Development Director
Mr. Anthony J. Szymendera Upper School Head
Mr. Davis S. Wrinkle Alumni Director
Plans
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 7
Date Strategic Plan Adopted May 2007
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Programs
Description
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $6,770,476.00
Projected Expenses $4,222,572.00
Endowment Value $61,600,000.00
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$4,087,368$4,530,134$4,710,445
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Investment Income, Net of Losses$2,092,112$7,355,948$5,023,715
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind$589,470--$171,667
Other$1,526($246,018)--
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$5,511,572$6,923,529$5,058,273
Administration Expense$202,715$225,998$170,503
Fundraising Expense$589,470----
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.071.631.89
Program Expense/Total Expenses87%97%97%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue14%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$69,591,587$68,969,475$64,392,815
Current Assets$4,666,852$5,609,647$8,976,405
Long-Term Liabilities$3,981,407$3,812,041$3,724,937
Current Liabilities$644,177$658,150$659,131
Total Net Assets$64,966,003$64,499,284$60,008,747
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities7.248.5213.62
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets6%6%6%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Campaign Purpose The campaign objective is to fund the creation of a student leadership center in the heart of campus and to fund endowment for faculty compensation and student financial aid. The Luck Leadership Center will replace an out-dated and under-sized dining facility while also providing spaces for student support services, arts classrooms, practice rooms and a performance hall.
Goal $30,000,000.00
Amount Raised To Date $45,000,000.00
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit ExemptionView
Comments
Foundation Comments
  • Form 990 and audit prepared by Cherry Bekaert, LLP.
  • Financial analysis performed with audit.