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Virginia reads one book

The VBA Education Foundation will be looking for Virginia banks interested in sponsoring Title 1 schools for the 2020 statewide Virginia Reads One Book program (VAROB). Through this monthlong program, students and families across Virginia participate in a statewide family reading event and celebrate both family and financial literacy. This is your bank’s opportunity to participate in this impactful program and put a book in the hands of each student at a local school. The VBA will be contacting banks this fall with opportunities to sponsor interested schools in your area.

2020 Program Details:

View information on the 2020 program here. Save the date for an informational conference call on September 26, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Call in number: 1-877-338-0987, #9173506.

Complete a Bank Interest Form Today!

Interested banks should complete a bank interest form here. This does not commit your bank to sponsoring a school for the 2020 program. 

Does your bank already have a relationship with a local school?

Contact Monica McDearmon at mmcdearmon@vabankers.org or 804-819-4743 to find out more about schools that participated in 2018.

2019 Program Impact

The VBA’s contribution directly supported the participation of 14 elementary schools and more than 6,000 students and staff across the Commonwealth. In addition to the contribution by the VBA, 13 Virginia banks made a total of more than $80,000 in contributions to the program at local schools. These contributions supported the participation of more than 22,000 students and staff.
  • Bank of Botetourt
  • Burke & Herbert Bank
  • Chesapeake Bank
  • The Farmers Bank of Appomattox
  • The Fauquier Bank
  • First National Bank
  • Fulton Bank
  • Old Point National Bank
  • Powell Valley National Bank
  • SunTrust
  • Skyline National Bank
  • TowneBank
  • Wells Fargo
Click here to view photos from the 2019 Virginia Reads One Book Program. 

Please contact Monica McDearmon at 804-819-4743 with any questions or to find out more about financial literacy.