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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.

In 2013, 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, the Lynchburg Batteau Festival 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 Habitat for Humanity
  • Altavista High School
  • Altavista Lions Club
  • Altavista on Track
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Amazement Square
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Red Cross
  • Amherst Art Society
  • Amherst County Chamber of Commerce
  • Amherst County Dixie Boys Baseball
  • Amherst County Ed Foundation
  • Amherst County Habitat for Humanity
  • Amherst County Lifesaving
  • Amherst County Lions Club
  • Amherst County Sheriff's Department
  • Amherst Dance Academy
  • Amherst Humane Society
  • Amherst Rotary Club
  • Avoca Museum
  • Awareness Garden
  • Bedford American Legion
  • Bedford Area Ed Foundation
  • Bedford Area Food Bank
  • Bedford Christmas Station
  • Bedford County Sheriff's Office
  • Bedford Domestic Violence Services
  • Bedford Education Farm Tour
  • Bedford Hospice
  • Bedford Lions Club
  • Bedford Main Street
  • Bedford Ride
  • Bedford YMCA
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Boonsboro Fire Department
  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lynchburg
  • Business Development Center
  • Camp Kum Ba Ya
  • Centra Health
  • Central Virginia Angel Hearts
  • Central Virginia Governors School
  • Central Virginia United Soccer
  • Challenge Sports Exchange
  • Children's Miracle Network
  • Citizens for Learning Literacy (CALL)
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
  • CVCC Foundation
  • Dance Theatre of Lynchburg
  • Endstation Theatre
  • Faith Christian Academy
  • Forest Youth Athletic Association
  • Free Clinic of Central Virginia
  • Gretna High School
  • Holiday Lake 4H Camp
  • Hunton Randolph Community Center
  • Interfaith Outreach Association
  • Jamerson YMCA
  • Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
  • Kids and Pros
  • Kids Haven
  • Kiwanis Club of Lynchburg
  • Lynchburg Art Festival
  • Lynchburg City Schools Education Foundation
  • Lynchburg Community Trust
  • Lynchburg Exchange Club
  • Lynchburg Historic Garden Week
  • Lynchburg Historical Foundation, Inc.
  • Lynchburg Humane Society
  • Lynchburg Literacy Council, Inc.
  • Lynchburg Morning Rotary Club
  • Lynchburg Museum
  • Lynchburg Neighborhood Development Foundation
  • Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Lynchburg Retail Merchants
  • Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra
  • Lynch's Landing
  • Lynchburg City Schools
  • Mariam's House
  • Marvin Bass Elementary
  • Mental Health America
  • NAACP
  • Old City Cemetery
  • Opera on the James
  • Optimist Club of Lynchburg
  • Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation
  • Peaks of Otter Horse and Hound Festival
  • Poplar Forest
  • Presbyterian Homes and Family Services
  • Region 2000
  • Riverview Artspace
  • Ronald Dolan Scholarship Fund
  • Rush Homes
  • Smith Mountain Lake Charity Tour
  • Step with Links
  • Sweet Briar College
  • The Arc of Central VA
  • The Daily Bread
  • The Ellington
  • The Goode Recreation Association
  • The Jubilee Center
  • The Lynchburg Junior League
  • The Miller Home
  • The Old Mill
  • The Salvation Army
  • The Sedalia Center
  • The Shepherds Table
  • The United Way
  • Timberlake Complex
  • Timbrook Little League
  • Virginia Legal Aid Society
  • Virginia Ten Miler
  • Virginia University of Lynchburg
  • Winton Country Club
  • YMCA of Altavista
  • YMCA of Central Virginia
  • YWCA

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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