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Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway Inc

To promote, protect and preserve the Blue Ridge Region

ROANOKE, VA   |  www.friendsbrp.org

Mission

Friends of the Blue Ridge exists to help preserve, promote and enhance the outstanding natural beauty, ecological vitality, and cultural distinctiveness of the Blue Ridge region in Blue Ridge Parkway communities for future generations.

Ruling year info

1989

Executive Director

Julie Whalen

Main address

PO BOX 20986

ROANOKE, VA 24018 USA

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EIN

58-1854404

NTEE code info

Environmental Beautification (C50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway addresses the need for volunteers and philanthropic funds for special projects throughout the Blue Ridge Region, specifically, areas along the Blue Ridge Parkway. We partner like organizations, communities, and civic clubs to fund programs and supply the volunteers needed to maintain and preserve the region.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway

Through volunteerism, giving and partnerships, FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway connects people with the Blue Ridge region, helping to protect and promote a place we love.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of grants received

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Facebook followers

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of overall donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway main goal is to support the Blue Ridge Region, along the Blue Ridge Parkway in an effort to maintain, preserve and protect the region. Our organization also wants to preserve the Blue Ridge Region for future generations so they are able to enjoy the vistas, history, and culture from this region.

Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway works toward the goal of preserving and enhancing the Blue Ridge Region along the Blue Ridge Parkway by working with our network of volunteer chapters throughout Virginia and North Carolina. Each chapter takes on a unique role for the area they represent in the region. Many of the chapters participate in Youth Outdoor activities to make sure the region is cared for by future generations.

Friends volunteer's are the backbone of this organization. Without their passion and dedication to the Blue Ridge Region, our organization would not exist. By organizing their strengths and talents into chapters of dedicate volunteers, Friends is able to meet the needs posed by each area in Virginia and North Carolina.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway Inc

Board of directors
as of 01/12/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Wendi Schultz

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/12/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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