Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
1403 Johnston Willis Drive
Richmond VA 23235
Mission Statement Save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.
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CEO/Executive Director Kristin Harris
Board Chair Susan Quisenberry
Board Chair Company Affiliation Braemore Management
Contact Information
Address 1403 Johnston Willis Drive
Richmond, VA 23235
Telephone 804 320-1772
Fax 804 320-1774
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1992
Former Names
Greater Richmond Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure2006
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $715,000.00
Projected Expenses $157,000.00
Mission Save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.
Impact Since its creation in 1998, the Komen Central Virginia Virginia has raised over $7.8 million for both local programs and Komen’s National Research Grant Program. Of that, more than $5.8 million has funded local community grants. And, more than $1.9 million has funded research grants at the national level.

The Komen Central VA Affiliate is supported by hundreds of volunteers. This enables the Affiliate to keep its administrative costs as low as possible and allows the organization to fund many worthy programs that provide assistance to underserved women.

Komen is Central VA's only breast cancer organization committed to funding free services and education for every step of the breast cancer journey.
To learn more about our impact, please visit
Needs Komen Central VA knows that giving is serious business. So is breast cancer. “One in eight U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime” is a very well-known statistic, but it doesn’t begin to convey the heartbreaking effect of this disease on women, men, and families.
While we are proud of our history of community commitment, we recognize that so much more needs to be done. We know the need is very real because we continue to receive more qualified requests for support than we have the funds to fill. Just this year, we received twenty-five requests to fund over $1 million in community grant programs, and were only able to meet about thirty-four percent of the need. Our goal is to continually be able to fully fund all qualified grant requests.
With your help, we will target local grant programs that:
• Pay for mammograms for women who cannot afford them.
• Educate women, particularly those who are medically underserved, about the importance of breast self-awareness, professional screening, and mammograms.
• Focus on treatment support as well as providing easier access to existing treatment resources for women with breast cancer.
Background Komen’s mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever is carried out on two levels: the national organization and the Affiliate network. The national organization is solely responsible for granting and managing research grants. Second only to the U.S. government, Komen is the largest funder of breast cancer research in the world, having invested more than $804 million in research. Komen-funded research has laid the groundwork for many promising treatments – tamoxifen, arimidex, and herceptin – as well as the discovery of the gene indicators BRCA1 and BRCA2 for inherited forms of breast cancer. Komen’s research investments have touched virtually every major advance in breast cancer science.

The 117 U.S. Affiliates of Susan G. Komen are responsible for studying the state of breast cancer in their local communities and identifying disparities in accessing breast health services. Each Affiliate raises money and grants it to local organizations to close the gaps in health care.

Supporting Komen Central Virginia is an investment in your community. Up to seventy-five cents of every dollar we raise stays in the local community to fund breast cancer education, treatment, and screening. The remaining twenty-five cents goes into a pool to fund research grants at the national level.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Chesterfield County
Dinwiddie County
Goochland County
Hanover County
Henrico County
Charles City County
Amelia County
Essex County
Powhatan County
Prince George County
Richmond County
Sussex County
King and Queen County
Louisa County
Mathews County
Middlesex County
New Kent County
Westmoreland County
Komen Central Virginia serves approximately 60 cities and counties. For more information on our service area, visit
Board Chair
Board Chair Susan Quisenberry
Company Affiliation Braemore Management
Term Apr 2017 to Mar 2018
Board of Directors
Board Members
Brian Bennett MeadWestvaco
Dina Eggelston PricewaterhouseCoopers
Katrina Forrest Cherry Bekaert LLP
Dr. William Irvin Bon Secours Cancer Institute
Jennifer Miller Safe Harbor
Susan Quisenberry Braemore Management
Jim Wright Pulsar Advertising
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 4
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 95
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 25
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Risk Management Provisions
Commercial General Liability
Accident and Injury Coverage
Automobile Insurance
Automobile Insurance and Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Blanket Personal Property
Standing Committees
Board Development / Board Orientation
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Our biggest challenge in governance is transitioning from a working board to a governing board. As a grassroots organization, earlier boards were also the leaders of every aspect of the work of the organization. At this point, we have added staff to provide operational leadership and are working toward building strong committees with members that are comprised of both board and general volunteers to allow the board to focus primarily on the responsibilities of governance. We are seeking better ways to develop our board and our board recruitment to this end.
Executive Director
Executive Director Kristin Harris
Former CEOs
Judy Adams Sept 2006 - Feb 2008
Linda Tiller June 2008 - Nov 2015
Senior Staff
Pem Hall
Janna Higgins Director of Marketing, Development & Information
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 400
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 100
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? No
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
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
The Komen Central Virginia Affiliate is an active member of the Central Virginia Breast Cancer Coalition, a group of organizations who work together to provide quality educational programs to the community and to advocate through public policy on behalf of breast health. In addition, we are a leading partner in Paint it Pink Petersburg, a grassroots, breast health coalition in the Petersburg. We also often work with the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation, the Virginia Department of Health Every Woman's Life Program, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia.
Best Charity EventRichmond Magazine2010
Description We are a funding organization that provides grants to central Virginia organizations that deliver breast health education, screening, and treatment services to primarily uninsured and underinsured women. Examples of what our funding could provide include: mammograms and other necessary diagnostic screenings; transportation to and from treatment; educational programs which increase appropriate breast health and screening; staff to support these programs; and supplies needed by women undergoing treatment.
Budget $600,000.00
Description We provide several educational programs each year to the general public, about increasing awareness about breast health. In addition, we provide the community with thousands of educational materials regarding breast cancer and support for those going through the disease. We also provide volunteer breast health educators to staff information tables or speak at hundreds of community venues - such as health fairs, places of worship, schools and fundraising events.
Description Each year, we present a Survivor Celebration which provides breast cancer survivors at all stages the opportunity to enjoy fellowship, a meal, and an educational program. The past eight events were held at The Jefferson Hotel and included a prominent author as speaker.
Description The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series is Komen’s signature event. It is the world’s largest and most successful fundraising and education event for breast cancer ever created. The event helps us provide significant funds and bring awareness about breast cancer to our local community. It helps us save lives and provide support to those in need.

The Komen Central Virginia Race is consistently one of our area’s favorite charity run/walks, attracting more than 5,000 participants, 400 volunteers, and a number of corporate and community sponsors. Funds raised from the Race provide the support necessary to fund breast cancer education, as well as screening, and treatment initiatives throughout our service area for those in need.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $715,000.00
Projected Expenses $157,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
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
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$234,369$408,726$802,270
Investment Income, Net of Losses$1,125$1,303$1,467
Membership Dues------
Special Events$663,663$688,071$10,522
Revenue In-Kind$13,529$22,023$11,080
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$824,003$910,580$905,691
Administration Expense$48,240$40,854$79,232
Fundraising Expense$188,229$177,540$200,020
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.891.030.72
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%81%76%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue20%16%24%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$437,288$550,119$544,408
Current Assets$392,440$458,675$544,408
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$273,833$268,322$292,746
Total Net Assets$163,455$281,797$251,662
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.431.711.86
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit Application Confirmation 4/2016View
Organization Comments
Our affiliate does not file a separate 990. Our parent organization files a Group 990 and requisitions a Group Audit each year. For that reason the affiliate alone is not independently audited. Komen National meticulously collects our financial data each year to compile the group 990 and conducts an internal audit approximately every 2 - 3 years.
Foundation Comments
  • Local affiliate of the national organization.
  • The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation conducts an annual consolidated audit, including a breakdown of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses for each of their affiliates.
  • Financial analysis performed with the supplemental schedules of the audit for the national office.
  • Form 990 and audit prepared by Ernst & Young, LLP.