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Virginia reads one book

The VBA Education Foundation is looking for Virginia banks interested in sponsoring Title 1 schools for the 2019 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.

2019 Program Details

The program begins on or around March 1, 2019. This year's book is Cleo Edison Oliver: Playground Millionaire. Click here to view this year's program flyer.  

Interested in learning more? Conference call recording now available! 

Listen to a recording of our information conference call that took place on September 20, 2018 here.

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

Contact Monica McDearmon at [email protected] or 804-819-4743 to find out more about schools that participated in 2018.

2019 Program Impact

The VBA’s contribution will directly support 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, 12 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
  • 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.