Friends of Center for the Arts
302 Azalea Avenue
Henrico VA 23227
Mission Statement
The objectives of Friends of Center for the Arts are to provide support for Henrico County Public Schools’ Center for the Arts through volunteer and fundraising activities. These activities provide cultural enrichment opportunities through the support of the arts and enhance the learning experience through financial assistance in the area of instructional support and scholarships. Friends of Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.
Web and Social Media
Henrico High School Center for the Arts
CEO/Executive Director No CEO
Board Chair Terri J Hague
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Contact Information
Address 302 Azalea Avenue
Henrico, VA 23227
Telephone 804 228-2718
Fax 804 xxx-xxxx
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2011
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $13,450.00
Projected Expenses $13,450.00
The objectives of Friends of Center for the Arts are to provide support for Henrico County Public Schools’ Center for the Arts through volunteer and fundraising activities. These activities provide cultural enrichment opportunities through the support of the arts and enhance the learning experience through financial assistance in the area of instructional support and scholarships. Friends of Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.
FCFA’s accomplishments from the past year include:
  1. Awarded $7,500 in scholarships to graduating seniors;
  2. Provide a $500 award program for sophomore/junior visual arts student, funded by the Gorman family and grant program from The Community Foundation;
  3. Provided $2500 for visual and performing arts departments including an art gallery rental for a visual arts showcase, purchase of sound equipment for performing arts programs, support of annual dance festival and purchase of classroom textbooks; and
  4. Financed several events to support students such as bus transportation to an out of town Performing and Visual Arts College Fair. 
Our primary goal for the immediate future is to increase our annual funding by $10,000 to cover current budgeted expenditures, and then grow existing programs. Once we achieve sufficient support for existing programs, we will identify new programs to support students and teachers in the arts.
Needs FCFA is an all-volunteer organization with a limited budget. Our primary need is to increase annual funding by $10,000 through donations and fundraising to provide support for existing programs: scholarships, educational programs, equipment, and student activities. We provide funds to teachers and programs to benefit students in the arts.  We strive to enhance our school’s program so that a quality arts education can be provided to all.  One management area in which we sometimes lack sufficient expertise is website maintenance.
In 2010, Friends of Center for the Arts (FCFA) received its 501(c)(3) tax exempt status from the IRS. Prior to that time, FCFA operated as a small volunteer organization performing many of the same functions we perform today, but on a smaller scale.  Members of the organization are parents of students at Henrico High School's Center for the Arts. All activities and fundraising are carried out by volunteers to support the students and teachers of the Center for the Arts.  FCFA is governed by a seven member board of directors, six of whom are parent members of the organization and one ex officio director who is Chair of the Center for the Arts.  FCFA has no paid employees.
Board Chair Statement I am consistently amazed and impressed by the students in CFA, their wide range of talents and interests, and the growth they experience as they progress through the four year program. As budgets are consistently reduced in public schools, every contribution FCFA can make to support the students and staff becomes more valuable. 
The FCFA strives to enhance and enrich the students’ experience at the Center for the Arts and to bring additional resources to the school. We help finance guest lecturers, additional supplies, textbooks, materials, etc. for the CFA students and teachers. In 2016-17, 100% of our graduating seniors were accepted to a college or military post-education program including institutions such as Duke University, Virginia Commonwealth University and the US Air Force. This is a direct result of the education and confidence that our students have achieved throughout their 4 years at the Center.
As our past president commented, the acceptance and tolerance the students have of one another is remarkable. Students audition and come together from all over the county, with many different backgrounds and formal or informal arts training, all sharing a dedication to their arts specialty. The students support one another and work together to produce not only amazing pieces of artwork, but to become stronger, well-rounded young adults ready to take their next steps in pursuit of their future careers.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Henrico County
Richmond, City
Friends of Center for the Arts supports students from all over Henrico County who pursue a specialized arts education program.  The Center for the Arts is housed at Henrico High School, 23227.
Board Chair
Board Chair Terri J Hague
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2018
Board of Directors
Board Members
Tarsha Cook Community Volunteer
Jeremy Ewell Community Volunteer
Brandy Ewell Community Volunteer
Terri Hague Community Volunteer
Stephanie Poxon Henrico High School
Suzanne Steele Community Volunteer
Anja Thomas Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 8
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 9
Standing Committees
Program / Program Planning
Other Boards
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Executive Director
Executive Director No CEO
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Eight $500 scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors who plan to pursue an arts-related course of study at the college level.  One $1500 scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who meets criteria for leadership, service and academic success.  One $500 award, supported by an annual grant, is given to a visual arts junior or senior student to be used for arts-related educational enrichment. 
Budget $5,500.00
CEO/ED/Board Comments

 With the recent loss of the Amazing Raise through the Community Foundation, our organization lost approximately $3500 in annual funding. We are working through other opportunities for fund raising, but are falling short of our overall goals. Coupled with Henrico County school/Center for the Arts budget cuts, we are unable to perform all of the intended work that we wanted to accomplish as a Board on behalf of the students in the Center.

To best prepare our students for future careers in the Arts, one of our major fundraising goals that we embarked on in 2015-16 is to outfit our primary school auditorium with LED Footlights, emulating a professional environment. The cost for these lights is in excess of $30, 000, therefore this has become a long-term goal for our organization. We were successful in the 2016-17 school year in raising enough funds to provide a portion of these footlights for our students' use in the new school year. However, we are still looking towards the future in providing the remainder of the lights for the benefit of the kids.

Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $13,450.00
Projected Expenses $13,450.00
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$8,810$9,645$10,232
Administration Expense$1,705$587$523
Fundraising Expense$2,890$3,579$3,107
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.011.601.19
Program Expense/Total Expenses66%70%74%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue21%17%19%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$37,794$37,649$29,416
Current Assets$37,794$37,649$29,416
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$0$0--
Total Net Assets$37,794$37,649$29,416
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
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
Foundation Comments
  • Currently files a Form 990-N.
  • Financial information provided from year-end financial report prepared by the organization.