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Our Community:

Bank of the James is proud to serve Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Roanoke, and the surrounding communities. Throughout Virginia, there are endless opportunities for adventure, entertainment, amusement, relaxation, and more. Our communities are rich with historic sites, exciting recreational and cultural opportunities, extraordinary shopping, gracious dining and first class accommodations. With a blend of classic southern style and the innovative, thoughtful development of business and community, our regions offers a great, local feel with the opportunities of larger urban environments.

It's just that local atmosphere that fosters one of the important philosophies of our bank: our commitment to making our communities  better places to live, work and do business. We fulfill this commitment by encouraging volunteerism among our employees, by providing financial support to many worthy organizations, and by providing good jobs to over 125 of our neighbors.

Community Involvement - A Commitment to Volunteerism

Bank of the James encourages strong employee commitment to community involvement by volunteering time and talents to worthy organizations. Whether serving lunches at The Daily Bread, playing in a Bowl-A-Thon, running in a race for a cause, or ringing the bell at a Salvation Army Christmas Kettle, our employees are helping make our community better.

The following are some of the organizations to which our employees have given of their time or talents within the past year:

  • Academy of Fine Arts
  • Altavista on Track
  • Amazement Square
  • American Red Cross
  • Amherst County Education Foundation
  • Amherst County Habitat for Humanity
  • Amherst County Recreation Department
  • Appomattox Assembly
  • Arc of Central Virginia
  • Bedford Christmas Station
  • Bedford City/County Voters League
  • Bedford Ride (Central VA Area on Aging)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Brookneal Dixie Youth Girls
  • Business Development Center
  • Center for Economic Education
  • Centra - Lynchburg General Hospital
  • Central Virginia Elite Sports
  • Central Virginia Governor's School
  • Central Virginia Highway Traffic Safety Board
  • Central Virginia United Soccer Club
  • Challenge Sports Exchange
  • City of Lynchburg Police Foundation
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
  • CVCC Educational Foundation
  • EndStation Theatre
  • Forest Elementary PTA
  • Forest Youth Athletic Association
  • Friends of WVTF Public Radio
  • Goode Ruritan Club
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Historic VA Chamber -American Red Cross
  • Holiday Lake 4-H Education Center
  • Hunton Randolph Community Center
  • Interfaith Outreach Association
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Kids Haven
  • Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce - Leadership
  • Lynchburg City Schools Partners In Education
  • Lynchburg Historical Foundation
  • Lynchburg Humane Society
  • Lynchburg Literacy Council
  • Lynchburg Parking Authority
  • Lynchburg Road Runners Club
  • Lynchburg Sheltered Industries
  • Lynchburg Symphony
  • Lynch's Landing
  • Madison Heights/Amherst Lions Club
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Mental Health Association
  • Old City Cemetery
  • Presbyterian Homes and Family Services
  • Project Discovery
  • Randolph College - Maier Museum
  • Rivermont Food Pantry
  • Rush Homes
  • Salvation Army
  • Sickle Cell Association of Central Virginia
  • Step with Links
  • Timbrook Little League
  • Timbrook Youth Basketball
  • Tomahawk Elementary School
  • Town of Hurt - Zoning and Appeals Board
  • The Daily Bread
  • United Way of Central Virginia
  • Virginia University of Lynchburg
  • Westminster Canterbury Board of Trustees
  • Wharton Memorial Foundation
  • YWCA


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