The Montpelier Center for Arts and Education, Inc.
17205 Mountain Road
P.O. Box 82
Montpelier VA 23192-2564
Mission Statement

The mission of The Montpelier Center for Arts & Education  is to engage and enrich the community through a variety of cultural and educational opportunities.


CEO/Executive Director Theresa P. Bowen
Board Chair Wayne Waldrop
Board Chair Company Affiliation Virginia Community Capital, Inc.
Contact Information
Address 17205 Mountain Road
P.O. Box 82
Montpelier, VA 231922564
Telephone 804 883-7378
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1989
Former Names
Save Our School Foundation1988
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $256,950.00
Projected Expenses $246,161.00

The mission of The Montpelier Center for Arts & Education  is to engage and enrich the community through a variety of cultural and educational opportunities.


 2016 Accomplishments:
  • Board approval and implementation of MCAE Interim Strategic Plan for 2016-17
  • Formalization of Board of Directors Expectations and Selection Process
  • Development and approval of MCAE Employee Handbook
  • Development and implementation of first MCAE weekly Farmers Market June- October
  • Many generous donors contributed more than $24,000 in memory of Barbara D. Jones

2017 Goals:

  • Develop and implement a 5 year Capital Improvement Plan
  • Increase programming options including youth and regional history
  • Raise goals for fundraising, membership acquisition and retention, and volunteer support
  • Increase partnerships among businesses and nonprofits with whom we share an interest
  • Raise Capital Improvement funds: $200,000
  • Increase members and volunteers: $5,000
  • Focus on grant research, writing, and submissions: $3,000
  • Update financial procedures: $6000


The building housing The Montpelier Center for Arts & Education was originally known as the Montpelier School (grades 1 to 11) and was built in 1929, after the 1910 schoolhouse burned down. In 1988, the Montpelier School was abandoned  and scheduled for demolition by Hanover County.

Community leaders, upon learning of the planned demolition, saw the opportunity to form a community cultural and educational organization which could serve local needs in a rural area.  They organized the Save Our School Foundation to acquire the building and property. Funds were raised and restoration began. In 1991, the building owner was renamed the Montpelier Center for Arts & Education and the organization was granted 501(3) (c)  tax-exempt status.

CEO Statement

Board Chair Statement I have been involved with the Center since its early days. In the mid 90s, I served as President of the Center during one of its largest construction phases and have stayed active through the years.  A life-long resident of Montpelier and a one time student at the school, I see my involvement at the Center as a way to give back to the community that has nurtured me.


I will be guided by the strategic plan to help the Center move forward. By working through a strong committee structure of the board, leveraging volunteers and other community support and by collaborating with strategic partners, I believe the Center’s best days are still ahead.

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Hanover County
Louisa County
Henrico County
Goochland County
Our primary location serves the geographic areas of Western Hanover including Beaverdam, Montpelier, Rockville,  the Bumpass area of Louisa, Glen Allen, and Ashland.  Our secondary service area extends into Goochland, Louisa, Henrico counties and the City of Richmond based on partnerships with other organizations and family extensions of current members.
Board Chair
Board Chair Wayne Waldrop
Company Affiliation Virginia Community Capital, Inc.
Term Jan 2017 to Jan 2018
Board of Directors
Board Members
Carolyn M. Beam Community Volunteer
B. J. Byers Snap Fitness Center
Connie Cover Community Volunteer
Nancy L. Cozart Community Volunteer
Daniel L. Johnson Community Volunteer
Douglas D. Kittle Bank of America/Richmond
Roddy G. Mitchell Platinum Travel & Tour Company, LLC
Emily Nidermaier Markel Corporation
David P. Pangburn Virginia Employment Commission
Sagle J. Purcell President, CT Purcell Excavating, Inc.
Sally L. Talley Community Volunteer
Wayne Waldrop Virginia Community Capital, Inc.
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 7
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 89
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Program / Program Planning
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Theresa P. Bowen
Former CEOs
Ann Glave Comfort 2005 - Dec 2013
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 7
Volunteers 50
Contractors 5
Retention Rate 100
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 2
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Jan 2016
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Description 1/2 day enrichment program that includes the visual and preforming arts for ages  3 and 4 that prepares the children for kindergarten.
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Budget $44,000.00
Short Term Success 100& of the 4  year olds move on to kindergarten and 90% the 3 year olds move up to the 4 year old program the following year.
Long Term Success For the last 3 years, our 1/2 3 and 4 year old preschool program has been full. and receiving rave reviews. It is an enrichment program that offers art and music and readies the children for kindergarden.
Description 10 monthly art receptions and gallery talks to showcase the feature artists and educate the public of the history and/or media used for their work.
Budget $1,000.00
Description Monthly and seasonal cultural events/programs which feature visual arts, pottery, glass blowing, carving, dance, music, history, fitness, gardening, culinary skills, and games of interest in the community.
Population Served General/Unspecified
CEO/ED/Board Comments We strive to offer a variety of programs, classes and events that will benefit our community.  We monitor participation levels and solicit feedback from program participants. 
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $256,950.00
Projected Expenses $246,161.00
Spending Policy Income Only
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
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$72,667$103,031$162,345
Investment Income, Net of Losses$4,961$3,865$3,911
Membership Dues$5,375$6,416$4,640
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$114,495$69,966$60,877
Administration Expense$112,655$125,648$260,261
Fundraising Expense$44,118$27,753$34,782
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.821.100.81
Program Expense/Total Expenses42%31%17%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue61%27%21%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$1,047,884$936,597$968,304
Current Assets$224,453$217,468$305,820
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$8,051$3,826$5,681
Total Net Assets$1,039,833$932,771$962,623
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities27.8856.8453.83
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose Capital Campaign will be for building improvements and preservation: roof, updated heating, updating electrical and plumbing due to age of building. Addition of outdoor covered stage for programs/events; acquisition of commercial grade audio/video equipment for two indoor event areas.
Goal $200,000.00
Dates Mar 2017 to Dec 2018
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 5/2017View
Organization Comments