United Way of South Hampton Roads
2515 Walmer Ave
Norfolk VA 23513-2604
Mission Statement

The United Way brings people and organizations together to solve problems too big for any of us to solve alone

CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Carol McCormack
Board Chair Peter Boccher
Board Chair Company Affiliation Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
Contact Information
Address 2515 Walmer Ave
Norfolk, VA 235132604
Telephone 757 853-8500
Fax 757 853-3900
E-mail sellis@unitedwayshr.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1923
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $18,540,000.00
Projected Expenses $18,417,448.00
Additional Documents
Annual Report2015View

The United Way brings people and organizations together to solve problems too big for any of us to solve alone


United Way brings people and organizations together to solve problems too big for any of us to solve on our own. Poverty. Hunger. Homelessness. Domestic violence. Education gaps. We combine thousands of gifts – big and small – to make good things happen right here in South Hampton Roads.

  • Our poorest children get the support they need to succeed in school as a way out of poverty through United for Children.
  • Victims of domestic violence learn job skills on their way to physical and mental health.
  • The disabled find new ways to be self-sufficient.
  • The elderly stay in their own homes longer, thanks to daily meals and in-home care.
  • Military families find the help they need while loved ones are deployed.
The community is counting on us to come together to help.


Our goal is to raise an additional $500,000 over last year’s $17.7 million. We made a lot of good things happen through our certified agencies with last year’s gifts:
  • 40,295 children and families received school tutoring, child care and programs to reinforce positive behaviors, including staying in school, building strong relationships, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and personal growth.
  • 128,167 neighbors were rescued during emergencies, such as abusive situations and homelessness. Many also received financial counseling and tax preparation.
  • 14 million meals were distributed to the hungry throughout South Hampton Roads. That’s more than 17 million pounds of food.
  • 17,214 disabled, elderly, and sick received health service, education and support.
And thousands more received help, thanks to millions donated directly to agencies through the United Way campaign.
$5 a week provides
  • 1 week of pre-school for a family starting a new life after an abusive or homeless situation, though the H.E.R. Shelter
  • 5 hours of job training and follow-up coaching for disabled workers through Eggleston Services
  • Weekly visits to 25 at-risk teens through the Seton Youth Shelters street outreach

$10 a week provides

  • 1,700 meals for families in need through the Foodbank
  • 4 weeks of child care for a homeless mother while she searches for a job, from ForKids
  • 3 months of program supplies to 150 children in Operation Hero, helping them cope with the stress of having a parent(s) deployed. Armed Services YMCA

$20 a week provides

  • More than 1,000 gently-used books for the REACH Growing Readers program
  • Scholarships for 4 underprivileged children to attend a Boys & Girls club for an entire year in either Chesapeake or Suffolk
  • 240 hours of companion services to help a senior or disabled person remain independent in their home


At the United Way of South Hampton Roads, we place this community at the very core of our mission, bringing leadership and resources together to reduce poverty, increase educational attainment, and minimize health disparities for our most vulnerable neighbors. For more than 80 years, your United Way has partnered with community donors to secure funding for urgent and essential services and for the development of approaches to prevent and address complex social issues.

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Hampton Roads
Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Isle of Wight
Board Chair
Board Chair Peter Boccher
Company Affiliation Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2018
Email pboccher@chubb.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
J. Scott Adams CBRE
David Arias Swimways Corporation
Melinda Boone Norfolk Public Schools
Robert Boyd BB&T
Frank Brooks Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Towne Realty
Joe Delatte Seventh Point Advertising
Marianne Dickerson Retired Educator
Wynn Dixon Retired
Trent Dudley Heritage Bank
John Dutzer Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer, P.C.
Michael Fowler Merrill Lynch
Steve Fredrickson PRA Group
Brent Haden Pender & Coward, P.C.
Thomas Hasty IIITowneBank
Kurt Hofelich Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
Joanne Inman Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital
Marcus Jones City of Norfolk
Ray LaSalle USAA
Anne Legum Cox Communications
Darleen Mastin Optima Health
Carol McCormack United Way of South Hampton Roads
David Mele Dominion Enterprises/Landmark Media Enterprises
Angela Mercer Norfolk Community Health Center
Gina Owens TowneBank
Brian Purchell Wicox & Savage
Pat Richardson Pilot Media/The Virginian Pilot
Beth Roberts GEICO
Aaron Spence Virginia Beach City Public Schools
James Spore Reinvent Hampton Roads
Deborah Stearns Jones, Lang, LaSalle (JLL)
Marta Stewart Norfolk Southern Corporation
Lewis Webb Kaurman & Canoles
Larry Young Eastern Virginia Labor Federation
Ryan Young Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer, P.C.
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 6
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 29
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 23
Female 12
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
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 Mrs. Carol McCormack
Carol comes to us from Mesa United Way in Arizona where she started new innovative programs to fund schools and neighborhood groups, as well as making the Mesa United Way a convener of the programs in the community. Before Mesa, she worked for United Way in Aiken County, SC; Macon County, Decatur, IL starting in Marketing, then progressing to Campaign Director and to CEO and President. Carol is a native Virginian, graduating from William and Mary. Her husband is also from Virginia and her daughter is a recent graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law in California. "United Way is my life's work," says McCormack, "and I am thrilled to be able to come home to Virginia and lead the United Way."
Former CEOs
Mr. Mike Hughes Apr 1992 - June 2010
Senior Staff
Mr. William Reid COO
Full Time Staff 45
Part Time Staff 21
Volunteers 1200
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $18,540,000.00
Projected Expenses $18,417,448.00
Endowment Value $4,600,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
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$10,406,496$12,636,766$12,502,589
Investment Income, Net of Losses($94,760)$85,090$513,348
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind$399,925$197,851--
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$8,016,829$15,605,606$1,085,847
Administration Expense$852,723$766,546$679,079
Fundraising Expense$1,753,878$1,826,624$1,818,973
Payments to Affiliates----$6,994,666
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.121.101.96
Program Expense/Total Expenses75%86%10%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue17%10%10%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$22,363,928$17,579,640$19,813,706
Current Assets$8,975,896$9,048,995$8,163,089
Long-Term Liabilities$19,402$29,903$39,163
Current Liabilities$8,874,047$6,108,372$3,198,474
Total Net Assets$13,470,479$11,441,365$16,576,069
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.011.482.55
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit Application Confirmation 3/2016View