VBA Education Foundation 

Formed in 2006

Recognize the importance of economic education and financial literacy in Virginia and support the banking industry as a key participant in these areas.

Advance personal financial literacy to students in all public and private schools across the Commonwealth.

Walter Ayers Fund for Financial Education
Walter Ayers served as the President of the Virginia Bankers Association for 23 years from 1983-2007. The Walter Ayers Fund for Financial Education was formed in honor of Walter’s contributions to Virginia’s banking industry and in recognition of his long-term commitment to economic education. 90 banks have pledged and/or contributed to this fund. 

Investments and Partnerships
Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE)
In 2008, the VBA Education Foundation provided a grant to the VCEE to sponsor six economics and financial literacy workshops for teachers across Virginia.  In 2009, the Foundation provided another grant to the VCEE to support 11 additional workshops across the Commonwealth. is a consumer education website designed to educate consumers on what to look for (or look out for) when shopping for a mortgage or a credit card, protection from financial fraud, and other financial tips.

Get Smart About Credit Day
Teach Children to Save Day
VBA Bank Day Scholarship Program
Banker-Teacher Network

For more information, please contact Melanie Reilly.