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

The United Way of South Hampton Roads provides leadership that brings resources together to reduce poverty, increase educational attainment, and minimize health disparities for our most vulnerable neighbors. 

CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Carol McCormack
Board Chair David Mele
Board Chair Company Affiliation Homes Media Solutions/Dominion Enterprises/Landmark Media Enterprises
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
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $18,540,000.00
Projected Expenses $18,417,448.00
Additional Documents
Annual Report2015View

The United Way of South Hampton Roads provides leadership that brings resources together to reduce poverty, increase educational attainment, and minimize health disparities for our most vulnerable neighbors. 


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.

  • Children living in poverty get the support they need to succeed in school as a way out of poverty through United for Children.
  • Veterans and military families receive the supports and services they need to thrive through Mission United.
  • 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.

The community is counting on us to come together to help.
 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 David Mele
Company Affiliation Homes Media Solutions/Dominion Enterprises/Landmark Media Enterprises
Term Jan 2015 to Jan 2018
Email david.mele@homes.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
J. Scott Adams CBRE
David Arias Swimways Corporation
Don Blankenship Pilot Media
Peter Boccher CHUBB
Dr. Melinda Boone Norfolk Public Schools
Robert (Bob) Boyd Colonna's Shipyard, Inc.
Frank Brooks Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Towne Realty
Joe Delatte Seventh Point Advertising
Susanna Adams Dellinger Waypoint Advisors
Denys Diaz TowneBank
Marianne Dickerson Retired Educator
Trent Dudley Heritage Bank
John Dutzer Wall, Einhorn & Chernitzer, P.C.
Michael Fowler Merrill Lynch
Steve Fredrickson PRA Group
Dawn Glynn TowneBank
Brent Haden Pender & Coward, P.C.
Kurt Hofelich Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
Tom Hurlbut Norfolk Southern Corporation
Joanne Inman Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital
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
Brian Purcell Wilcox & Savage
Pat Richardson Pilot Media/The Virginian Pilot
Beth Roberts GEICO
Dr. Aaron Spence Virginia Beach City Public Schools
James Spore Reinvent Hampton Roads
Deborah Stearns Jones, Lang, LaSalle (JLL)
Donna Speller Turner Advantage Business Strategies, Inc.
Lewis Webb Kaurman & Canoles
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 Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$13,164,301$10,406,496$12,636,766
Investment Income, Net of Losses$110,009($94,760)$85,090
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind$456,727$399,925$197,851
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$15,983,800$8,016,829$15,605,606
Administration Expense$798,831$852,723$766,546
Fundraising Expense$1,961,527$1,753,878$1,826,624
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.141.121.10
Program Expense/Total Expenses85%75%86%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue11%17%10%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$21,503,661$22,363,928$17,579,640
Current Assets$10,620,068$8,975,896$9,048,995
Long-Term Liabilities$20,579$19,402$29,903
Current Liabilities$6,574,700$8,874,047$6,108,372
Total Net Assets$14,908,382$13,470,479$11,441,365
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.621.011.48
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 Application Confirmation 3/2016View