Telamon Corporation
808 Moorefield Park Dr Ste 106
Richmond VA 23236
Mission Statement We are committed advocates for people in need.  Our mission is to promote the development of human potential by providing services and creating opportunities in the communities we serve.
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Suzanne Orozco
Board Chair Ms. Dolores Dixon
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Contact Information
Address 808 Moorefield Park Dr Ste 106
Richmond, VA 23236
Telephone 804 355-4676
Fax 804 355-6407
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1965
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $3,128,401.00
Projected Expenses $3,128,401.00
Mission We are committed advocates for people in need.  Our mission is to promote the development of human potential by providing services and creating opportunities in the communities we serve.


Through our employment and training, youth, pesticide safety, energy efficiency, home ownership, home construction and rehabilitation programs, and a variety of support services, Telamon Corporation has served over 3000 farmworkers and other rurally disadvantaged persons in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Services received include one or more of the following types of training: occupational skill training, pesticide safety training, English-as-a-Second Language, GED training, workplace literacy, financial literacy, and computer literacy, and a variety of support services and activities. Over 200 youth were served with books and cultural enrichment activities.

Through our programs designed to increase energy efficiency, we served 141 households. We provided emergency home repair to 28 homes.

We constructed four new EarthCraft houses and rehabilitated five houses. 

With our housing counseling programs, 454 customers were served as follows: 247 with pre-purchase counseling, 130 with default counseling, 4 with rental counseling, and 73 with education training.


1.   Identify two new partners within each of our seven service areas in order to complement and enhance existing services.


2.   Develop a volunteer program to enlist volunteers for service areas who will assist program staff with specific projects and/or day-to day activities. This includes development of local volunteer resource guides.


3.   Transportation in local regions is a major barrier to gainful employment. To assist participants with transportation to and from training and employment, increase funding from $2,000 to $20,000.


1. Most of our customers live in rural areas that lack adequate public transportation, making it difficult for them to attend school or get to work.  A major need is for funds for transportation - $8,000.
2. We need volunteers to assist with outreach and special projects in field offices.
3. We need a volunteer(s) to plan, coordinate, and conduct fund-raising events.
4. We have a need for cash donations to supplement existing state and federal funds - up to $50,000.
5. We need a reliable vehicle to lower our travel expenses.
     Telamon brings human services to people and communities in twelve states, including Virginia. Chartered as a nonprofit organization, our purpose is to improve the lives of those in need.  We do that through the operation of a diverse array of programs for farmworkers, children from low-income families and other groups with special needs.
     In Virginia since 1975, Telamon Corporation has provided supportive assistance to untold numbers of recipients. Farmworkers and their families, children born into poverty, low-income and elderly residents of rural America, youth who struggle with societal challenges, the dislocated and disenfranchised comprise this universe of people in need. To our stylized logogram, we add a heart that beats with commitment to those we choose to serve, and a soul that is the collective effort of our employees and those volunteers who have given of themselves.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Northern Neck
Shenandoah Valley
Southside Virginia
Tri-cities Region
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Dolores Dixon
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term Aug 2016 to Aug 2018
Board of Directors
Board Members
Tracey Bethel Community Volunteer
Tyler J. Boyd Attorney, Self-Employed
Mary Brown Community Volunteer
Lori Canup Community Volunteer
Dolores Dixon Community Volunteer
Victor Gomez Community Volunteer
Annie Graham Community Volunteer
Esther Graham Migrant Head Start-DE
Margaret Hill Community Volunteer
Marcus Holley Community Volunteer
Leila Krause Community Volunteer
Nicole Mance Edgefield Public School
Jewell Moore Roger's Correctional Institue
Taylor Morst Student
Theresa Muellenberg Retired
Nathaniel Orr Community Volunteer
Ernestine Payne Community Volunteer
Samuel Puckett Community Volunteer
Juana Rivera Community Volunteer
John Shelton Community Volunteer
Brandy Smith Delaware State University
Craig Umstead Community Volunteer
Mary Wedgeworth Community Volunteer
David Whitaker Community Volunteer
Herbert Williams Retired
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 12
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 8
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 11
Female 15
Board Term Lengths 2
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 0
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
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Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Suzanne Orozco

Suzanne joined Telamon in June 1992 after serving in several other roles in Head Start in Michigan. She served a total of five years as State Director of Migrant Head Start for Telamon’s Michigan program in Lansing Michigan, and two years as Assistant Deputy Executive Director in Raleigh North Carolina. In 1998 she accepted the position of Deputy Executive Director where she has been working since. Suzanne holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Social Work both from Michigan State University. She is also a Head Start Fellow in the Johnson & Johnson Management Fellows Program with the University of California.

Senior Staff
Sharon Saldarriaga State Director
Diane Swift Deputy Executive Director
Full Time Staff 22
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 1
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 69
Organization has a Strategic Plan?

This program provides training and employment activities to help eligible farm workers attain self-sufficient employment, either outside or within agriculture. This is accomplished through a customized combination of activities that include: assessment, career planning, classroom training, vocational training, work experience, on-the-job training, English as a second language, support services, pre-employment training, job search, job placement, and follow-up.

Affordable Housing Production-construction of homes for low-income home buyers in Danville and Pittsylvania County
Single & Multi-family Weatherization-installs materials or provides services to increase energy efficiency in Brunswick and Mecklenburg Counties 
Crisis LIHEAP Assistance-assists low-income households in Brunswick and Mecklenburg Counties to meet their home energy needs
Emergency Home Repair-provides for necessary instalation of new roofs and siding on weatherized homes in Brunswick and Mecklenburg Counties
Indoor Plumbing and Rehabilitation-provides installation of new bathrooms and geberal housing rehabilitation in Lunenburg County
Housing Counseling-provides counseling to residents in the Counties of Brunswick, Franklin, Halifax,Henry, Mecklenburg, Patrick, and Pittsylvania and the Cities of Danville and Martinsburg 
Foreclosure Counseling-provides intervention counseling in the Counties of Halifax, Henry, Mecklenburg, Patrick, and Pittsylvania and the Cities of Danville and Martinsburg
Home Ownership Down Payment Assistance-Funds to assist first-time homebuyers with downpayment and closing costs in Pittsylvania County
Virginia Individual Development Account-a savings program to help build up savings to purchase a home, further education, or to start a business
On-Farm Farm Worker Housing-assists agricultural employers whose farm labor housing is in need of structural repairs. Telamon can provide a dollar-for-dollar match up to $7500 for repairs.
Pesticide health and safety education is provided to farm workers and growers. Additional training includes heat stress prevention and limiting exposure to pesticides in the home. Training is free, interactive, and provided in the native language of the trainees.
We provide tutoring, family literacy, and cultural enrichment activities to farm worker children. Activities include: field trips, cultural events, art and recreation, to name a few.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $3,128,401.00
Projected Expenses $3,128,401.00
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
Government Contributions$64,953,156$68,512,430$61,285,206
Individual Contributions$90,607$68,166$80,023
Investment Income, Net of Losses--$45,525$59,502
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$67,765,380$66,493,678$57,769,567
Administration Expense$5,515,503$3,720,645$4,376,000
Fundraising Expense$0$0--
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.001.001.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses92%95%93%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$31,255,470$29,568,213$16,831,822
Current Assets$13,629,328$12,812,642$11,866,484
Long-Term Liabilities$2,830,533$1,764,657$1,919,283
Current Liabilities$9,355,780$8,799,408$9,642,888
Total Net Assets$19,069,157$19,004,148$5,269,651
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.461.461.23
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets9%6%11%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 2/2017View
Foundation Comments
  • Form 990s and audited financial statements are for the national office, inclusive of all nationwide affiliates.
  • IRS 990s and audited financial statements prepared by Cherry Bekaert, LLP.