The Faison Center
1701 Byrd Avenue
Richmond VA 23230-3011
Mission Statement At the Faison Center, our mission is simple - to give children and adults with autism and related challenges the best opportunity to improve their life’s journey through evidence-based practice. Our mission across the lifespan is accomplished through specific programs designed to meet the needs of families at different points in their lives: the Faison School, the Behavioral Health Clinic, and  Adult Services.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Brian McCann
Board Chair Mr. Alan Kirshner
Board Chair Company Affiliation Markel Corporation
Contact Information
Address 1701 Byrd Avenue
Richmond, VA 232303011
Telephone 804 612-1947
Fax 804 612-1955
E-mail aholland@faisoncenter.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2002
Former Names
NameYear
The Faison School for Autism2015
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
 
 
Projected Revenue $17,122,000.00
Projected Expenses $16,000,000.00
Statements
Mission At the Faison Center, our mission is simple - to give children and adults with autism and related challenges the best opportunity to improve their life’s journey through evidence-based practice. Our mission across the lifespan is accomplished through specific programs designed to meet the needs of families at different points in their lives: the Faison School, the Behavioral Health Clinic, and  Adult Services.
Impact The Faison Center's three-pronged approach is our greatest strength. Treatment takes place at the school which became licensed as a private day school by the State Department of Education in 2002 and obtained nonprofit status in 2003. An off-site program was also established to serve families and children with autism in their own homes. With demand continually increasing, The Faison School inaugurated its first Summer Program in 2004 and expanded the curriculum to include school-age children. Today, the school serves students ages 18 months to 22 years with our on-site and off-site programs utilizing the evidence based principles of applied behavior analysis.
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Background
Brittany Faison was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at 18 months old. Shortly after her diagnosis, Brittany’s parents, Lynne and Don Faison, began researching the most effective teaching techniques available for their daughter and found an instructional program utilizing applied behavior analysis (ABA). Her grandparents, Alan Kirshner and Flo Guzman, saw the progress Brittany was experiencing and wanted other families to benefit.  In response, they founded The Faison School for Autism in 1998. With the goal of helping other families by bringing state-of-the-art practices to the central Virginia area, The Faison School began to grow to meet the increasing needs of the ASD community. Today, The Faison Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization licensed by the Virginia Department of Education and Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. We provide a lifespan of services for individuals diagnosed with ASD and  other developmental disabilities, ranging from age  16 months into adulthood.


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Brittany Faison was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at 18 months old. Shortly after her diagnosis, Brittany’s parents, Lynne and Don Faison, began researching the most effective teaching techniques available for their daughter and found an instructional program utilizing applied behavior analysis (ABA). Her grandparents, Alan Kirshner and Flo Guzman, saw the progress Brittany was experiencing and wanted other families to benefit.  In response, they founded The Faison School for Autism in 1998. With the goal of helping other families by bringing state-of-the-art practices to the central Virginia area, The Faison School began to grow to meet the increasing needs of the ASD community. Today, The Faison Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization licensed by the Virginia Department of Education and Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. We provide a lifespan of services for individuals diagnosed with ASD and  other developmental disabilities, ranging from age  16 months into adulthood.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Metro Richmond
Statewide
Faison serves students from over 25 regional school districts.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Alan Kirshner
Company Affiliation Markel Corporation
Term July 2015 to June 2018
Email akirshner@markelcorp.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mrs. Nancy Belleman Community Volunteer
Mr. Richard Davis Dominion
Mr. Duane Deskevich Cawthorn, Deskevich & Gavin, PC
Mr. Paul C. Edmunds, II Edmunds White Partners, LLC
Mr. Don Faison Markel Corporation
Mrs. Lynne Faison Community Volunteer
Mr. Stanley K. Joynes, III Retired
Mr. Alan Kirshner Markel Corporation
Mr. John Lewis BB&T Scott & Stringfellow
Mr. Dan Loy Altria
Mr. Alex Martin Markel
Mr. John G. Myers Thalhimer
Mr. Michael Wassmer Capital One
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 11
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Brian McCann
Staff
Full Time Staff 165
Part Time Staff 10
Volunteers 35
Contractors 3
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Programs
Description Having places to go, performing meaningful volunteer work, and participating in enjoyable activities
are important parts of a fulfilling lifestyle. The Faison Center's Adult Day Services Program is designed to enrich the lives of individuals with special needs. This strategic community focused program develops, arranges and coordinates learning opportunities like daily living skills, health and recreation programs, and volunteering. Individuals enrolled in the program will enjoy activities such as visits to parks, coffee shops, shopping centers, concerts and sporting events.
Population Served Adults
Description

In an effort to offer lifelong support for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities, The Faison Center has developed a unique semi-independent living community for adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.

The Faison Residence, one of the country’s first compassionate communities for adults with autism and other developmental disabilities, allows individuals to transition from typical day school services to a more independent lifestyle in adulthood. This atmosphere helps residents develop daily life skills and also provides health and recreation programs, and volunteer programs.

Population Served Adults
Description
The Faison School provides educational services to individuals up to age 22 with autism spectrum disorder and related challenges.  Within the school we feature a Lower School, Upper School, Life Skills and Employment center, and Independent Learner Communities.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Description Faison’s Family Partner Program is an amazing new residential option for Virginia families. This unique community living approach is based upon nationally regarded models. In this model, a person with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities is matched with a professional family partner in a single-family home. Often the professional family partner has a long-term relationship with the person to be supported, although sometimes this relationship is cultivated over time prior to a home placement. A Family Partner home is developed in full partnership with the natural family, the professional family partner, and Faison.
Population Served Adults
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $17,122,000.00
Projected Expenses $16,000,000.00
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 Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
--$193,681--
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$514,565$153,790$147,785
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$12,038,247$9,409,572$8,153,790
Investment Income, Net of Losses$67,593$17,922$15,348
Membership Dues------
Special Events$558,125$434,734$571,057
Revenue In-Kind$838,447----
Other$8,084----
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$9,058,515$7,287,839$6,325,713
Administration Expense$1,179,481$657,531$473,859
Fundraising Expense$475,880$569,415$441,623
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.311.201.23
Program Expense/Total Expenses85%86%87%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue44%73%61%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$31,461,961$14,531,382$13,505,817
Current Assets$9,368,137$6,088,251$5,194,100
Long-Term Liabilities$12,841,189$5,864,811$6,515,728
Current Liabilities$1,813,138$609,669$567,895
Total Net Assets$16,807,634$8,056,902$6,422,194
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities5.179.999.15
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets41%40%48%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 11/2016View