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Community Giving

As a measure of our commitment to our community, Bank of the James has continually reinvested in Region 2000 since the bank opened in 1999. In keeping with the spirit of giving back to our community, this year we will invest over $220,000 in local programs for education, arts and culture, and non-profits.

This year we honored 18 high school seniors with $500 as recipients of the Bank of the James' Ronald V. Dolan Citizenship Awards. Our commitment to education has been manifested in contributions to the Central Virginia Governors School, The Lynchburg City School's Education Foundation, the purchase of library books and bicycles for Marvin Bass Elementary, in addition to our support of many other school and sports programs.

Our commitment to the arts and culture in Region 2000 included donations and sponsorships for many organizations, among them are the Academy of Fine Arts, Amazement Square, Poplar Forest, and the Virginia Ten Miler.

Bank of the James also gives to numerous non-profits and local organizations that serve Region 2000. The following organizations were selected to be beneficiaries of our community giving within the past year.

  • Academy of Fine Arts
  • Adult Care Center of Central Virginia
  • Altavista Chamber of Commerce
  • Altavista on Track
  • Alzheimer's Association - Central and Western Virginia Chapter
  • Amazement Square Corporate Sponsor
  • American Cancer Society - Relay for Life
  • Amherst County Chamber of Commerce
  • Amherst County Habitat for Humanity
  • Amherst County Museum and Historical Society
  • Amherst Educational Foundation
  • Anne Spencer House and Garden, Inc.
  • Appomattox Historical Society
  • Appomattox Youth Sports, Inc.
  • Avoca Museum
  • Awareness Garden
  • Bedford Chamber of Commerce
  • Bedford Christmas Station
  • Bedford Ride
  • Bedford YMCA
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Virginia, Inc.
  • Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
  • Boonsboro Volunteer Fire and Rescue
  • Bower Center
  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lynchburg
  • Business Development Centre, Inc.
  • CASA of Central Virginia, Inc.
  • Central Virginia Foundation for Economic Education and Improvement, Inc.
  • Central Virginia Governor's School Foundation
  • Central Virginia Invitational Tennis Tournament
  • Central Virginia United Soccer
  • Charlottesville Pavilion Productions
  • Charlottesville Scholarship Program
  • CHUMS, Inc.
  • CVCC Educational Foundation, Inc.
  • Dance Theatre of Lynchburg
  • EC Glass Athletic Boosters
  • Forest Cavaliers Baseball Club
  • Forte Chamber Music
  • Fraternal Order of Police Association
  • Free Clinic of Central Virginia, Inc.
  • Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council
  • Girls On the Run of Central Virginia
  • Goode Recreation Association
  • Greater Lynchburg Habitat for Humanity
  • Historic Sandusky Foundation
  • Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center
  • HumanKind
  • Interfaith Outreach Association
  • James River Association
  • James River Council for the Arts and Humanities
  • Jefferson Choral Society
  • Jubilee Family Development Center
  • Junior League of Lynchburg
  • Juvenile Diabetes - Greater Blue Ridge Chapter
  • Kids and Pros
  • Kids' Haven
  • Kiwanis Club of Lynchburg
  • Lynchburg Art Festival
  • Lynchburg Baseball Corporation
  • Lynchburg Beacon of Hope
  • Lynchburg City Schools Education Foundation, Inc.
  • Lynchburg Daily Bread
  • Lynchburg Garden Club
  • Lynchburg Historical Foundation
  • Lynchburg Humane Society
  • Lynchburg Literacy Council, Inc.
  • Lynchburg Morning Rotary Foundation
  • Lynchburg Museum Foundation
  • Lynchburg Project Lifesaver
  • Lynchburg Sherriff's Office
  • Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra
  • Lynch's Landing Foundation
  • Madison Heights Dixie Youth Baseball Association
  • Mental Health America of Central Virginia
  • Miller Home for Girls
  • Miriam's House
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association of Southwest and Central Virginia
  • NAACP
  • National D-Day Memorial
  • Old City Cemetery
  • Opera on the James
  • Optimist Club of Lynchburg
  • Rush Homes
  • The Arc of Central VA
  • The Bedford American Legion
  • The Big Otter Mill Foundation, Inc.
  • The Exchange Club of Lynchburg
  • The Fire Foundation
  • The Gateway House, Inc.
  • The Patrick Henry National Memorial Foundation
  • The Salvation Army
  • The Sedalia Center
  • The Virginia Ten Miler
  • Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
  • Timbrook Youth Basketball League
  • United Way of Central Virginia
  • UVA Children's Hospital
  • Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities
  • YMCA of Central Virginia
  • YWCA of Central Virginia

Please note that this is a partial list of sponsorships and donations given by Bank of the James.

Organizations requesting consideration for support should contact Vickie Spencer, Bank of the James, 828 Main Street, Lynchburg, Virginia 24504; 434-846-2000; vspencer@bankofthejames.com.

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