St. John's Church Foundation
2319 East Broad Street
Richmond VA 23223
Mission Statement

The mission of St. John’s Church Foundation is to promote and preserve historic St. John’s Church, a National Historic Landmark in recognition as the original location of Patrick Henry’s “Give me liberty or give me death” speech at the Second Virginia Convention of March 1775, for the education of present and future generations.

 
Liberty is the founding ideal of our nation. And nowhere is the struggle to retain the individual rights and liberties granted to the colonists more vivid than at St. John’s Church. Here at the Second Virginia Convention of March 1775, Patrick Henry’s masterful argument summoned Americans toward independence with the immortal words, “Give me liberty or give me death.” In recognition of its significance to our heritage, St. John’s Church was declared a National Historic Landmark. Our mission is one of preservation and education.
 
Since 1938, the St. John’s Church Foundation has preserved the historic property as a powerful setting where we engage a broad public audience in the personalities and founding principles of our nation. More than 40,000 students and adults from all fifty states, District of Columbia and around the world travel to St. John’s Church annually. Our programs include guided tours (translated into the six most common languages), dramatic reenactments of Henry’s speech, classroom lessons aligned to Virginia Standards of Learning, free programs for Title I schools, a summer camp for children, a historical exhibition and the Liberty Lecture Series, a scholarly lecture exploring Virginia’s history in the context of national events. Our television program, Liberty or Death, aired nationally on American Public Television.
 
 
 
Web and Social Media
Video
Patrick Henry at historic St. John's Church
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Sarah F. Whiting
Board Chair Mr. Douglas D. Monroe III
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community volunteer
Contact Information
Address 2319 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23223
Telephone 804 649-0263
Fax 804 643-4412
E-mail swhiting@saintjohns.cc
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1939
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
 
 
Projected Revenue $447,948.00
Projected Expenses $439,911.00
Statements
Mission

The mission of St. John’s Church Foundation is to promote and preserve historic St. John’s Church, a National Historic Landmark in recognition as the original location of Patrick Henry’s “Give me liberty or give me death” speech at the Second Virginia Convention of March 1775, for the education of present and future generations.

 
Liberty is the founding ideal of our nation. And nowhere is the struggle to retain the individual rights and liberties granted to the colonists more vivid than at St. John’s Church. Here at the Second Virginia Convention of March 1775, Patrick Henry’s masterful argument summoned Americans toward independence with the immortal words, “Give me liberty or give me death.” In recognition of its significance to our heritage, St. John’s Church was declared a National Historic Landmark. Our mission is one of preservation and education.
 
Since 1938, the St. John’s Church Foundation has preserved the historic property as a powerful setting where we engage a broad public audience in the personalities and founding principles of our nation. More than 40,000 students and adults from all fifty states, District of Columbia and around the world travel to St. John’s Church annually. Our programs include guided tours (translated into the six most common languages), dramatic reenactments of Henry’s speech, classroom lessons aligned to Virginia Standards of Learning, free programs for Title I schools, a summer camp for children, a historical exhibition and the Liberty Lecture Series, a scholarly lecture exploring Virginia’s history in the context of national events. Our television program, Liberty or Death, aired nationally on American Public Television.
 
 
 
Impact

In 2013 St. John’s Church Foundation achieved the following goals:

 

 

  • Served 4,258 disadvantaged students and their teachers through our free “Give Me History!” program;
  • Opened our doors to 44 elementary and middle schools in Richmond and Henrico;
  • Provided 40 children from the Peter Paul Development Center with our summer Colonial Kids Camp free of charge;
  • Inspired approximately 5,000 attendees at our 19 FREE summer-long “Liberty or Death” reenactments;
  • Welcomed approximately 40,000 visitors from across town and across the globe;
  • Performed 106 “Liberty or Death” reenactments for private groups, individuals and school children; and
  • Provided 125 guided tours for tour groups, individuals and school groups.
  • Reached 70,000 people who watched A Governors’ Conversation on WTVR Channel 6 on May 18 and June 2.

 

 

In 2014 and beyond the Foundation has the following goals:
 
  • Raise $324,000 for our Legacy of Liberty Preservation Project to preserve historic St. John’s Church and its surrounding historic buildings;
  • Continue our very successful and in-demand reenactments and educational programs by presenting 22 events that are free and open to the public;
  • Create and implement a 5 -10 year site-wide preservation and maintenance plan;
  • Raise $54,000 to conserve 117 tombstones in the churchyard;
  •  Serve 5,000 disadvantaged students and their    teachers through our free “Give Me History!” program; and
  • Increase staff to handle expanded operations and new programs.
Needs

 

  1. Capital funds of $324,000 to complete the Legacy of Liberty Preservation Project Phase 2 to secure the future of historic St. John’s Church and its surrounding site by addressing immediate preservation issues which includes a leaking and failing roof.
  2. An operations manager position to oversee the Visitor Center, Visitor Center staff, tour booking and scheduling, manage Interpreter staff, train paid staff and volunteers, and develop communication strategies to help us reach a larger audience and tour companies.
  3. Undertake a branding and marketing initiative to clarify the foundation’s mission and marketing to aid in fundraising, advertising, and community outreach and awareness.
  4. Continue to provide accurate and insightful educational programming that advances the understanding of the founding principles of our nation, the attainment and denial of liberty to persons, and civic education for all audiences.
  5. Fund development resources that will build a comprehensive development program to support the long-term sustainability by increasing operational support and capital fundraising.. Resources needed include a fund development professional position, and administrative support.

 

Background

St. John’s Church, built in 1741 in Richmond, Virginia, has the distinction of being one of the most historically significant buildings remaining in American today. It is significant to all Americans as the site where leading colonial statesmen including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and, master orator, Patrick Henry met for the week-long Second Virginia Convention of March 1775 to debate the future relationship of the colonies with England. During the Second Virginia Convention 120 elected delegates argued for days about whether to pursue independence from England or to try to find common ground for peace. During the convention Henry proposed a bold set of resolutions calling for the arming and training of a militia for the colony’s defense.  He masterfully defended his resolution with his fiery speech declaring:

“Is life so dear or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God – I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”

 
After his speech, the vote was close and Henry’s resolution passed narrowly. Henry appeared to be a visionary when shots were fired at Lexington and Concord three weeks later. “Liberty or Death” became a rallying cry throughout the colonies and lit the fire of the American Revolution.
 
St. John’s Church has evolved over the years to make room for a growing congregation but the core of the original church where Henry delivered his world-changing speech is still intact. Miraculously, the building survived the American Revolution and the Civil War. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1961. While there are many historically significant buildings across American, only a few have the distinction of being declared National Historic Landmarks: exceptional places that tie all Americans together with a common history.
 
Historic St. John’s Church symbolizes the uniquely American model of freedom, independence and the protection of individual rights and liberties. St. John’s Church can be depicted as the crucible in which American liberty was forged. Henry’s words “Give Me Liberty or Death” are immortal and are still evoked across the globe today during struggles from tyranny and oppression. One unforgettable example was in 1989 in China when students displayed Henry’s words on a bed sheet in Tiananmen Square.
 
 
CEO Statement
Significance of St. John’s Church
 
Completed in 1741, St. John’s Church symbolizes the birth of American liberty and the founding principles of our republic. Here, Patrick Henry’s masterful argument at the Second Virginia Convention of March 1775 summoned Americans toward independence with the immortal words, “Give me liberty or give me death.” His phrase remains as recognizable today as “I have a dream” or “Four score and seven years ago.” In 1989, Chinese students displayed Henry’s words on a bed sheet in Tiananmen Square. St. John’s Church has been declared a National Historic Landmark, the highest possible distinction.

Educating the Nation
 
Since 1938, St. John’s Church Foundation has preserved the historic property as a powerful setting where we engage a broad public in the personalities and founding principles of our nation. Visitors and students come from all fifty states and the District of Columbia, and from around the world to visit St. John’s Church annually. Our programs include guided tours (translated into the six most common foreign languages), dramatic reenactments of Henry’s speech, classroom lessons aligned to Virginia Standards of Learning, free programs for Title I schools, a summer camp for children, a historical exhibition and the Liberty Lecture Series, a scholarly lecture exploring Virginia’s history in the context of national events. Our television program, Liberty or Death, aired nationally on American Public Television. St. John’s Church Foundation operates independently from the church parish. We support no religious activities and do not receive church funding for any of our operations or programs.

The Site We Preserve and Interpret 
 
 
As a setting for our educational programs, the historic build powerfully engages students and adults in our nation’s history by placing them in the very place where our forebears—including Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington— discussed the issues and enacted the deeds that led to the founding of America.   Our educational programs provide a tangible connection to our founding fathers and the original location of Patrick Henry’s “Give me liberty” speech. Our educational programs bring to life the events that led to the American Revolution and the birth of American liberty and are aligned to the content of the Virginia Standards of Learning for elementary, middle and high school students, as well as for students on a national scope. Teachers tell us that their students gain a deeper understanding of the American Revolution and that after attending one of our educational programs, that the students talk about the event all day. They are amazed to see history come alive! 

An Irreplaceable National Treasure
 
Our educational programming benefits the Greater Richmond community and our free tours for Title I schools contributes to closing the achievement gap experienced by the most vulnerable and needy students. The public reenactment program began during America’s Bicentennial.   These free, weekly summer events—from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day—continue to thrill audiences as Richmond’s longest running historical performance and are consistently full.   St. John’s Church is an important site in Virginia’s heritage tourism industry.
 
Thank you for your interest in St. John’s Church Foundation and our mission to preserve and educate a broad public audience about one of our nation’s most important historic events, where Patrick Henry, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and other American leaders led the Second Virginia Convention in March 1775 toward American liberty and independence. This is a powerful story for our time and important to the future of our children.
Board Chair Statement

As the President of St. John’s Church Foundation, I am privileged to work with a team of trustees who work to accomplish the mission of St. John's Church Foundation. We are the stewards of St. John's Church in its role as a National Historic Landmark. We provide powerful educational programs that draw audiences from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and foreign nations who seek to learn about Patrick Henry’s “Liberty or Death” speech and the founding principles of the United States of America.

 
St. John's Church Foundation is continuing its growth and is transitioning from a board that was internally focused on preservation of the historic building to one that is reaching out into the greater community in order to provide educational programs that partner with schools to help students achieve success. We are also an important site in Virginia’s heritage tourism industry.
 
We have strengthened the governance of our organization by implementing a trustee job description, term limits, and policies that govern conflicts of interest and other matters. We have worked with scholars, educators, and museum professionals to provide a more meaningful visitor experience that enhances their knowledge.
 
The preservation and maintenance of historic St. John’s Church and its surrounding site is extremely important.  St. John’s Church Foundation firmly believes that a building with as much national significance as St. John’s Church warrants careful treatment. Historic St. John’s Church is an extremely important and irreplaceable link in the chain of events that comprises America’s early history. Preserving St. John’s Church protects the site of one of America’s most momentous defining moments as it struggled to become a free and independent nation. If historic St. John’s Church is not carefully preserved now there is a risk that original historic fabric could be lost and the integrity of the building could be compromised. The Foundation is focusing on raising the $324,000 in funds necessary to preserve the church and site through the Legacy of Liberty Preservation Project- Phase 2.
 
I personally volunteer with St. John's Church Foundation because I want to ensure that each person who visits St. John's Church has the opportunity to learn about the founding principles of our nation and sit in the very location where a defining moment in our nation’s history occurred. It is rewarding to see students excited and talking about the American Revolution, and to see how adults are inspired by the events that occurred at St. John's Church. 
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
National
Richmond, City
International
Statewide
Richmond, VA  23223
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Douglas D. Monroe III
Company Affiliation Community volunteer
Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2019
Email d.monroe@csa-llc.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Lynn Anderson Parham Park
Mr. David Cottrell Retail Data LLC
Mr. Walter W. Craigie, Jr. Trustee Emeritus
Mrs. Anne Geddy Cross Community Volunteer
Mr. James B. Driscoll Gateway Health Pros
Mr. Jeffrey M. Gill Troutman Sanders
Mr. J. William Gray Jr.Hunton & Williams
Mrs. Marjorie Grier Retired
Mr. Clay D. Hamner Principal, Lythos
Mr. Dennis W. Hedgepeth Wells Fargo
Ms. Karla Westfall Hunt Senior Warden, St. John's Church
The Reverend Laura D. Inscoe Rector, St. John's Church
Mr. Ashley McCune Community Volunteer
Mr. Douglas D. Monroe IIICommunity Volunteer
The Honorable Christopher K. Peace Delegate, 79th District
Dr. Dan Roberts University of Richmond, A Moment in Time
Mr. E. Massie Valentine Jr.Davenport & Company LLC
Mr. John B. Werner Retired, Cabell Foundation Executive Director
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 18
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 13
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 100
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 13
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 3
Standing Committees
Audit
Board Governance
Executive
Finance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Other Boards
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Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Sarah F. Whiting
Experience

St.John's Church Foundation

 Executive Director

August 2012- Present 

August 2011 – August 2012 (1 year, 1 month) Richmond, VA

Manage all social media outlets for complex state-wide organization with 6 open- to-the-public historic sites and 15 local branches while incorporating organizational branding.

Write relevant and timely content for multiple social media platforms, blog, website, apps, e-news and newsletter.

Created employee social media policy. Manage staff and branches to ensure adherence to policy.

Produced 17 videos on preservation-related topics for YouTube Channel (over 33,000 views to date):

Continuously monitor organization’s online presence to ensure successful organizational reputation, programs and outreach.

Manage and implement all aspects of annual state-wide historic preservation conference for over 200 attendees. Create and implement educational workshops and special events.

 
April 2006 – August 2012 (6 years 5 months)
Evaluate and select threatened historic properties for acquisition by endangered historic properties program. 

Negotiate all property acquisitions, sales and maintenance contracts.

Create annual program budget and manage expenses. Manage and hire outside consultants and recruit volunteers.

Director of Special Projects

December 2005 – April 2006 (5 months)

Developed and executed special events, programs, lectures and tours.

Managed all construction and rehabilitation projects for foundation-owned properties and secured project funding through donor cultivation and grant writing.

Administered protective easement program for historic properties throughout Richmond, VA. 

February 2005 – December 2005 (11 months)

Administered all foundation operations during search for new executive director while continuing Director of Development & Special Projects Manager duties listed below.

August 2004 – February 2005 (7 months)

Managed all construction and restoration projects for foundation-owned properties.

Executive Producer for award-winning one-hour documentary, Saving Grace:
Resurrecting American History.

Oversaw all aspects of $600,000 (Phase 2) restoration of Monumental Church.

Set and met yearly fundraising goals. 

Managed all aspects of development office and staff, wrote grants for project funding.
 

February 2001 – August 2004 (3 years 7 months)

Managed $1.4 million (Phase I) construction project for exterior restoration of Monumental Church.

Raised over $750,000 in federal, state and local grant funding and donations from private individuals for restoration of Monumental Church.

Wrote and secured a $319,000 grant from the National Park Service’s Save
America’s Treasures Program; successfully raised the 1:1 match requirement.

Senior Staff
NameTitle
Ms. Amy Swartz Programs and Preservation Director
Staff
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 33
Volunteers 20
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Oct 2015
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Collaborations
We are proud to partner with:
  • The Valentine Richmond History Center—to produce the history-focused Liberty Lecture Series, which features a scholarly presentation exploring Virginia’s history in the context of national events.
  • The Edgar Allan Poe Museum—to provide walking tours that illuminate the role of Elizabeth Arnold Poe, his birth mother, T. W. White, founding editor of the Southern Literary Messenger, and the neighborhood that surrounds St. John’s Church which was a source of inspiration for the author.
  • The Library of Virginia—in an educator workshop that works with teachers to use primary source documents in the classroom. St. John’s Church Foundation will lead a session on tying the political protests of Patrick Henry to the foundations of our political system through primary source documents.
  • The Road to Revolution State Heritage Trail—a partnership of sites that relate to Patrick Henry and Virginia. This consortium expands our marketing to persons across Virginia and around the world through our website. The consortium members include St. John’s Church Foundation, Red Hill, Hanover Tavern, Hanover Courthouse, Historic Polegreen Church, Scotchtown, Rural Plains, Studley, Hampden-Sydney College, Hanover County, Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau, Virginia Department of Historic Resources, National Park Service, and the Virginia Tourism Corporation.
  • American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar –a partnership that produced an educator workshop that explored two pivotal events in American history through the lens of liberty –the American Revolution and the Civil War.
Programs
Description
Reenactments of Patrick Henry’s “Liberty or Death” speech at the Second Virginia Convention
 
Performances of the historical reenactment of Patrick Henry’s famous speech at the original location of the Second Virginia Convention of March 1775 have been thrilling audiences since out nation’s Bicentennial in 1975. Nine Professional actors in 1770's attire portray nine of the “founding fathers” who participated in the animated convention debates including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison. The reenactment culminates in Patrick Henry’s “Give me liberty or give me death” speech.
 
The Foundation holds on average 19 reenactments a year all of which are free and open to the public. 
 
 
 
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Budget $58,400.00
Short Term Success
Attendees are consistently inspired and gain a greater appreciation for the founding of our nation.
Long Term Success
Demand for this program is consistent from year to year.  Attendees arrive as early as Noon to stand in line before the doors open at 1:15 p.m.  Attendees continue to appeal for seats, always citing how far they have traveled to be here.
Description

Since 2009,“Give Me History!”has served over 24,000 elementary and middle schools students and teachers in Richmond City and Henrico County public schools by providing a free educational program at historic St. John’s Church. “Give Me History!”provides Standards of Learning-based history lessons that give economically disadvantaged children in Title I schools an educational boost. Title I is a federal designation given to schools that have a high concentration of economically disadvantaged students who are at risk of failing academically.

 

"Give Me History!"provides an educational experience at no cost to schools, students, teachers or parents. The program includes the following:

  • Free guided tours by costumed interpreters of Historic St. John's Church;
  • Free reenactments by professional actors in period costumes of the Second Virginia Convention;
  • Free educational materials and lesson plans delivered free of charge to classrooms prior to each field trip;
  • Free transportation from schools to and from Historic St. John's Church.

 

Success in education is a strong indicator of success in life."Give Me History!"contributes to student success in school by reinforcing the content covered in the classroom and the Virginia Standards of Learning test. Presenting the history lesson in the original location- where Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington were- engages the students' imagination and seeing a live performance of the "Give me liberty" speech presents the information in a manner that reaches students with varying styles of learning.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Budget $66,000.00
Long Term Success
Feedback from educators told us:
  • “Students were fascinated they were actually in the place where Patrick Henry made his speech”
  • “(The reenactment) felt as though we were actually back in that time period. That made it very realistic.”
  •  “It brings the past to the present to sit in the church where Patrick Henry made the speech”
  •  “I love the program and think it was very beneficial”
  •  “SOL aligned, excellent review and study guide”
  • “The presenter discussed key people and quotes . . . key events and conflicts”
  • “Everything was relevant to our curriculum”
  • “I think the materials and classroom instruction worked hand in hand”
Richmond Public Schools told us what a valuable program this is for their students and said that it would be valuable again for the next school year.
Description
St. John's Church Foundation provides tours seven days a week.  The tours explores the political career of Patrick Henry, and the ideas and events that led to Henry's Liberty or Death speech and the founding of our nation.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Budget $168,000.00
Long Term Success
We do not conduct a formal evaluation of our tours.  Anecedotal remarks entered into our guest register are very positive.  The tours are also intellectually stimulating as evidenced by the large number of books sold in our Visitor Center.
CEO/ED/Board Comments

The Board of Trustees of St. John’s Church Foundation has taken steps to strengthen its leadership and operations.  The Foundation began by reaching out to community leaders who had a passion for its mission, who could strengthen its governance through various areas of expertise and leadership, and who represented a younger generation of leaders.  The Foundation adopted best practices in non-profit management by hiring an executive director, instituted a development program, instituted term limits, adopted formal policies and procedures, and continued to follow a financially balanced fiscal model.

 
The five-year strategic plan is broken into goals dedicated to achieving the mission of the Foundation. The goals are as follows:
  • Goal 1:  Ensure the maintenance and historic preservation of St. John’s Church in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Property.
  • Goal 2a:  Provide accurate and insightful educational programming that advances the understanding of the founding principles of our nation, the attainment and denial of liberty to persons, and civic education for all audiences.
  • Goal 2b:  Explore expanding educational programming via electronic and digital media to reach audiences who cannot travel to Richmond due to limitations of geography, time, or financial resources.
  • Goal 3:Undertake a branding and marketing initiative to clarify the foundation’s mission and marketing to aid in fundraising, advertising, and community outreach and awareness.
  • Goal 4:Create a Digital Engagement Strategy to provide the roadmap for communicating with constituents, engaging in community outreach, and delivering educational programs to students and adults.
  • Goal 5:Recruit talented and engaged leadership in order to form partnerships with public entities, foundations, corporations, and individual donors to secure the necessary resources to achieve our goals. Increase staffing to successfully carry out the goals and initiatives.
  • Goal 6: Identify and cultivate top donors/prospects-for annual and capital fundraising. Increase staffing in development office to support goals and initiatives.
 
Each goal is supported by strategies, financials where possible, and estimated time frames. The five goals will be broken down into quarterly and annual goals to guide progress. The strategic plan will be used to guide the operations of the Foundation and will be regularly reviewed and updated. It also includes a mission statement, vision statement, and guiding principles under which the Foundation operates. 
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $447,948.00
Projected Expenses $439,911.00
Endowment Value $1,099,544.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage (if selected) 5
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
$141,000--$72,500
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$121,800$410,867$156,139
------
$179,335$136,421$159,006
Investment Income, Net of Losses$59,974$113,941$111,076
Membership Dues------
Special Events----$60,200
Revenue In-Kind----$2,101
Other$56,333$29,611--
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$740,824$409,778$308,760
Administration Expense$64,191$66,685$54,416
Fundraising Expense$21,344$13,175$29,167
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.681.411.43
Program Expense/Total Expenses90%84%79%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue8%3%10%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$1,353,508$1,670,686$1,501,338
Current Assets$273,093$538,758$404,196
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$232$214$11,647
Total Net Assets$1,353,276$1,670,472$1,489,691
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1177.132517.5634.70
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 5/2016View
Comments
Organization Comments

St. John’s Church Foundation is undertaking a campaign to address critical preservation issues at historic St. John’s Church, a National Historic Landmark. Under the banner of the Legacy of Liberty Preservation Project: Phase 2, the Foundation is raising $324,000 to undertake repairs at historic St. John’s Church and its surrounding historic site.

St. John’s Church Foundation has received a $100,000 challenge grant from The Robert G. Cabell III and Maude Morgan Cabell Foundation to support Phase 2. The grant from the Cabell Foundation requires that St. John’s Church Foundation raise a $100,000 match in order to release grant funding. The Foundation is actively working to raise the $100,000 match by the June 2015 deadline.

Priorities for Phase 2 include replacing the church’s leaking roof and painting the exterior. The existing Hendricks Tile roof installed in 1964 has reached the end of its anticipated life span. The church roof has been patched as a stopgap measure while funding is being raised for the roof replacement. Phase 2 will complete the following work:

· Roof Replacement - Church and Parish Hall

· Exterior Painting - Church, Parish Hall, Keeper’s Cottage

· Shutter repair and replacement - St. John’s Church

· Interior Paint Analysis - St. John’s Church

· Sounding Board Conservation Assessment- interior St. John’s Church

· Roof Painting - Keeper’s Cottage

Prior to receiving the Cabell Foundation grant, St. John’s Church has received $110,000 in funding for Phase 2 including $30,000 from The William H., John G., and Emma Scott Foundation, $10,000 from the Windsor Foundation, $30,000 from the Beirne Carter Foundation, and $40,000 from the Roller-Bottimore Foundation. This grant funding was raised prior to the receipt of the Cabell Foundation grant is not eligible to be used toward the match.

Foundation Comments
  • Revenue from "Foundations and Corporations" also includes support from individuals.