Salvation Army - Central Virginia Area Command
2 West Grace Street
Richmond VA 23220
Mission Statement
The Salvation Army’s mission has remained consistent since 1865 – to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Those basic needs are met in Richmond through Homeless Prevention Programs, Family Services Programs, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, Disaster Services and the Adult Rehabilitation Center for men.
CEO/Executive Director Captain Donald Dohmann
Board Chair Scott Aronson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Ukrop's Homestyle Foods
Contact Information
Address 2 West Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Telephone 804 225-7470
Fax 804 225-0154
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1885
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $6,710,462.00
Projected Expenses $6,710,462.00
The Salvation Army’s mission has remained consistent since 1865 – to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Those basic needs are met in Richmond through Homeless Prevention Programs, Family Services Programs, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, Disaster Services and the Adult Rehabilitation Center for men.
In the East End of Richmond, at The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club 105 youths each day are participating in educational and wellness programs and 79% of them report doing well or great in educational commitment, actions with others and activities they are involved in.
Through compassionate case management of the Family Services program, 3,722 men, women & children received assistance in 2015 with food supplements, utility and rent/mortgage assistance, in addition to the thousands who received a daily community meal. 
In 2015, resources at our men’s and women’s shelters helped 192 families secure permanent housing and 114individuals secure jobs thanks to empowering case management, comfortable accommodations & referrals to additional community resources.
The Christmas Assistance program helps less fortunate families and children in Central Virginia during the Christmas season. Thanks to gracious partners, The Salvation Army is able to provide gifts at Christmastime to some 2,500 families and more than 5,000 children. 
At the Community Education Center in Petersburg, 150 attendees partook in three distinct tracts of learning in 2015: Academic Skills, Business Skills and Life Skills. Each course is designed to provide students with current information and practical advice from instructors who are experienced and knowledgeable. 
Through developing a process, A Pathway of Hope, The Salvation Army of Central Virginia will seek to meet people at times of hardship and form long-term relationships so that their lives may be transformed and they may fully know and experience God’s love. 
Our most pressing needs follow:
  1. Funds for capital improvements to The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club
  2. Funds for capital improvements for Area Command to improve Administrative Capacity
  3. Permanent home for Christmas Distribution Center
  4. Volunteers to support all programs including Christmas Program
  5. Implement skill-based volunteer program
William Booth founded The Salvation Army in London, England, in 1865 in an effort to reach the poor, the hungry and the destitute, and to share his Christian beliefs with them in hopes of improving their lives. The  Salvation Army has been providing services to those in need in Richmond for 130 years. Officers and staff offer help with financial, emotional and spiritual needs.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Metro Richmond
Tri-cities Region
Richmond, City
Chesterfield County
Colonial Heights, City
Dinwiddie County
Goochland County
Hanover County
Henrico County
Hopewell, City
Petersburg, City
Powhatan County
Prince George County
The Salvation Army Central Virginia Area Command serves the Central Virginia area from Goochland to the Tri-Cities Area.
Board Chair
Board Chair Scott Aronson
Company Affiliation Ukrop's Homestyle Foods
Term Sept 2015 to Sept 2018
Board of Directors
Board Members
Ms. Mary-Margaret Allen Director of Human Resources, Ukrops Homestyle Foods
Mr. Scott Aronson Executive Vice President, Ukrops Homestyle Foods
Dr. Harold W. Babb Professor, Robins School of Business, University of Richmond
Mr. Greg Burton ESPN Radio Host and Faculty Member VCU Center for Sports Leadership
Mr. Gilbert L. Carter Director of Annual Fund & Planned Giving, Virginia Union University
Major Timothy Carter Central Virginia Area Commander, The Salvation Army
Ms. Kathryn Gurley Public Relations
Mr. Richard Guthrie Consultant
Mr. Charles (Chuck) James Jr.Attorney, Williams Mullen
Col. John Jones Salvation Army Divisonal Commander
Mr. Joel Mark General Sales Manager, NBC12
Ms. Julie Mullinix Community Volunteer
Mr. Harris Payne Retired
Mr. Jay Payne Chesterfield County Government
Mr. Richard Peterson Cornerstone Architects
Mr. Sean Ryan Account Executive, The Hodges Partnership
Ms. Lisa Schaffner Director Public Relations and Marketing, United Network for Organ Sharing, UNOS
Mr. Matthew Smith Execute, LLC and University of Richmond Radio Host Spiders Basketball
Mr. Bobby Ukrop Ukrop's Super Markets
Ms. Mary Ann Wilson Retired
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 19
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 16
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Program / Program Planning
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
A well-vested and founded advisory board is integral to The Salvation Army's organizational structure.  The board works closely with the Area Commander and Executive Director to ensure that effective, relevant, quantitative services are being provided reasonably and without discrimination and that The Salvation Army is adhering to sound, intentional and widely-accepted fiscal, management and administrative practices.
Executive Director
Executive Director Captain Donald Dohmann
13 years as a Salvation Army officer, serving in North Carolina and Virginia.
Co-CEO Stephen Batsche
Term Start Aug 2014
Senior Staff
Mr. Stephen Batsche Executive Director
Captain Laura Dohmann Associate Area Commander
Ms. Lorraine Edwards Area Social Services Manager
Mr. Hugh Jones Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club
Mr. Matt Pochily Development Director
Mr. Ervin Wilkerson Finance Manager
Full Time Staff 23
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 100
Contractors 0
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
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
As a service provider, The Salvation Army collaborates with a significant number of organizations, groups and governmental entities in the course of service provision.
United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg Partnership Agency2010
Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce2010
The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club provides tutoring, recreational activities, after-school care and an evening meal for the children of those families who participate in activities at the Club. The Boys & Girls Club is a neighborhood-based program that has served the Church Hill community for over 60 years.  Its mission is to provide young people with strong educational opportunities, solid values, positive role models and character-building activities that will help them develop into responsible citizens and leaders.


Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Budget $573,000.00

The Salvation Army Family Services program reaches out to those requiring assistance with the basic necessities of everyday life - food, clothing and shelter.  With varied challenges, many of these impacted families are on the verge of  becoming homeless.  The program helps prevent homelessness by:

  • Assisting clients through direct financial support
  • Assisting clients through the provision of food and clothing
  • Assisting clients through financial assistance with utility bills
  • Assisting clients in obtaining referrals
Population Served Families
The Salvation Army can house 55 men, women, and children experiencing loss of housing because of crisis situations.  Clients receive hot meals, beds, and case management in an effort to help them regain self-sufficiency. Transformational case management and programming such as A Step Up, provide residents with educational and job opportunities.
Population Served Homeless
Budget $671,309.00
CEO/ED/Board Comments
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $6,710,462.00
Projected Expenses $6,710,462.00
Endowment Value $1,738,393.00
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 Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$108,810$203,193$278,906
Individual Contributions$3,122,618$3,549,940$3,250,490
Investment Income, Net of Losses$624$112,323$4,297
Membership Dues------
Special Events$26,505$49,059$77,602
Revenue In-Kind$1,259,700$1,309,364$1,621,039
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$3,803,373$4,100,855$4,922,953
Administration Expense$497,241$635,051$480,214
Fundraising Expense$455,358$544,887$477,890
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.031.071.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses80%78%84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue13%13%12%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$466,049$11,583,137$10,558,254
Current Assets$324,988$8,876,635$281,380
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$313,480$320,978$151,075
Total Net Assets$152,569$11,262,159$10,407,179
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.0427.651.86
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 ExemptionView
Organization Comments
Like other service organizations, The Salvation Army operates on a simple income/expense basis.  That is, we administratively operate and provide a range of services based upon income generated to meet those goals.  Requests for client services generally outpaces our ability to secure income to assist with the provision of those services.
Foundation Comments
  • Financial information for FY 2011 and 2010 provided from audited financial statements and IRS 990s.
  • Financial information for FY 2009 provided from audited financial statements.
  • Audited financial statements for FY 2011 and 2010 prepared by Ernst & Young.
  • Audited financial statements for FY 2009 prepared by Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, LLP.
  • Audited financial statements for FY 2011 and 2010 are for the National Capital and Virginia Divisions.  Information for the Richmond/Central Virginia chapter is toward the end of the audit document.
  • IRS 990s prepared by the organization.
  • Revenue from "Individuals" also includes corporate and foundation support.