11618 Busy Street
Richmond VA 23236
Mission Statement
Eliminating undetected and untreated vision problems as barriers to success, enabling all children to reach their fullest potential.
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Timothy L. Gresham
Board Chair Mrs. Roxane Gilmore
Board Chair Company Affiliation Former First Lady of VA
Contact Information
Address 11618 Busy Street
Richmond, VA 23236
Telephone 804 423-2020
Fax 804 423-5409
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1957
Former Names
Prevent Blindness Mid-Atlantic2014
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $485,000.00
Projected Expenses $485,000.00
Eliminating undetected and untreated vision problems as barriers to success, enabling all children to reach their fullest potential.
Our organization has re-branded as Conexus (formerly Prevent Blindness Mid-Atlantic), allowing us to focus our efforts on children's vision problems, especially as they impact education.  We are now able to serve more children with the most current vision screening technology available, and we offer financial assistance in the form of vouchers for free eye exams and glasses for students in need.
In 2016, we served 30,000 students in 22 Virginia school divisions with our VisioCheck technology-based comprehensive vision program. Our goals include further expanding the reach of VisioCheck, establishing a scholarship program to improve access to our programs, and creating awareness through media- and service-driven initiatives. 
The most significant needs of Conexus are:
To complete the Conexus Campaign, which will provide technology and other capital needs to expand and continue to improve our programs.
To strengthen and diversify the Board of Directors.
To establish and build an endowment or other scholarship fund, which will cover some or all of the cost of delivering our programs in partner schools.
To fund a media and awareness campaign that will work in conjunction with the eye care industry to encourage eye exams and eye care as part of the overall continuum of health.
Vehicles that will allow for the delivery of our mobile programs. 
Background Since 1957, Conexus has been known as an affiliate of the national organization, now Prevent Blindness.  We have always been focused on service delivery, and have worked to develop and deliver "best practice" programs.  In order to continue delivering these services at the highest possible level, we disaffiliated from Prevent Blindness and have re-branded as Conexus.  This will allow us to serve as many children as possible, with the most current and effective vision programs.
CEO Statement Timothy L. Gresham, President and CEO, has been with the organization for over 25 years. He has served on the Board of Visitors of Virginia Commonwealth University, the Virginia Board for the Blind and Vision Impaired and has served as Chairman of the Community Health Charities of Virginia. He is a Baptist Deacon and Sunday School Teacher and is a past president of the Chesterfield Prevent Blindness Morning Lions Club. He has also served as Chairman of the School Board for Powhatan County Public Schools.
Board Chair Statement
I have served on the Conexus Board of Directors since 2003.  I have had the distinct honor and privilege of being a part of this organization during some of its most unprecended and expansive growth.   
The combined dedication, passion, experience and expertise the staff brings to the organization is overwhelming and is quite unique in the nonprofit environment.  The CEO has been with the organization for more than 25 years, and all senior staff members have been with the organization for more than 5 years.
As an optometrist, I understand the value of healthy vision for children, especially as it relates to education and their success in school and in life. I have even served with the organization on mobile clinic projects.
The work of Conexus is very important to Virginians and the impact their programs make in the daily lives of thousands is remarkable.  I'm honored to have been a part of the leadership of this organization that is helping to shape the lives and education of Virginia's children.  
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
Sussex County
Charles City County
Gloucester County
King and Queen County
Lancaster County
Louisa County
Mathews County
Middlesex County
New Kent County
Northumberland County
Hampton Roads
Northern Neck
Northern Virginia
Shenandoah Valley
Southside Virginia
Southwest Virginia
We serve all localities
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Roxane Gilmore
Company Affiliation Former First Lady of VA
Term Sept 2016 to Aug 2019
Board of Directors
Board Members
Joseph A. Bowman Retired
Stephen Y. Dickinson Media General
Roxane Gilmore Randolph Macon College
Ed Greene Vision Council
Timothy L. Gresham Prevent Blindness Mid-Atlantic, President and CEO
Terrence Kerner Atlantic Constructors, Inc
John P. Locher Taylor & Parrish
Dennis Mayo Essilor Vision Foundation
Margaret Meara Retired
Charles C. Pegram Jr., ODVistar
Evan Silverstein MDVCU Medical Center
Danny Singer VSP
Bradley P. Smith VEI
Stephen Theuer Deloitte & Touche
Edwin Wortham MDVirginia Pediatric Ophthalmology Specialists
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 11
Female 2
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 6
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 85
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 2
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. Timothy L. Gresham
Senior Staff
Mrs. Robin Mead Vice President, Development
Mrs. Melissa Perry Director of Community Programs and Public Health
Full Time Staff 4
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 501
Retention Rate 100
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Description VisioCheck is our comprehensive technology-based vision program, which includes state-of-the-art vision screening with the Plusoptix vision screener.  This screening typically takes less than five seconds per child screened, and does not require a response from the child or interpretation of results by the person delivering the screening.  This screening is incorporated into a comprehensive program that includes education, awareness, screening, data management, and follow-up resources.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Budget $180,000.00
Short Term Success The program referral rate is 25%, with an over-referral rate of less than 5%.
Long Term Success 1 in 4 children has a vision problem significant enough to affect their ability to learn. However, most children are unaware that they have a vision problem.  This program changes lives by identifying children who are at risk for vision problems and helping get them the eye care and glasses that they need.  No child should struggle in school because of an untreated vision problem.  We also change behavior by encouraging regular eye care for families.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $485,000.00
Projected Expenses $485,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
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$430,135$148,583$296,456
Investment Income, Net of Losses($649)$5,135$15,269
Membership Dues------
Special Events$112,271$103,953$100,993
Revenue In-Kind$202,409----
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$603,274$239,282$442,332
Administration Expense$25,788$14,321$84,842
Fundraising Expense$50,357$28,108$48,963
Payments to Affiliates----$57,516
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.130.970.67
Program Expense/Total Expenses89%85%70%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue9%11%12%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$814,028$716,314$1,661,591
Current Assets$159,920$167,683$485,685
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$230,840
Current Liabilities$45,964$39,267$83,256
Total Net Assets$768,064$677,047$1,347,495
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.484.275.83
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%14%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 11/2017View
Organization Comments With the organization changing from Prevent Blindness Mid-Atlantic to Conexus in late 2014, the fiscal year changed from an ending date of 3/31 to the new ending date of 6/30. Partial year financial statements are provided as needed.