Thank you for your interest in sponsoring Virginia Reads One Book
in your community!
The VBA will be contacting banks soon with opportunities to
sponsor interested schools in your area. As schools complete the
funding request forms, the VBA will contact banks in the schools
area who have expressed interest in sponsorship.
Thirst & Fifth (inside the Hilton Richmond Downtown)
501 East Broad Street
Please join us for a Pre-Banker Day reception to network with
your fellow EBL members in a relaxed social environment and learn
more about what to expect on Banker Day from previous attendees.
Drinks will be on your own.
The third Tuesday in March was declared Bank Day in Virginia by
the Virginia General Assembly in 1991. On this day, Virginia high
school seniors spend a day in banks across the Commonwealth
shadowing a banker in their daily duties. The purpose of this
experience is for the students to learn about banking, financial
services, and the vital role banks play in their
The VBA Education Foundation is a proud statewide sponsor of the
Virginia Reads One Book program from Richmond-based Read to Them.
Learn more about how your bank can sponsor a school in your
Virginia Bankers Association has joined the American Bankers
Association Foundation in a new campaign – Safe Banking for
Seniors – which provides America’s seniors and their caregivers
tools to prevent financial fraud. Safe Banking for Seniors will
mobilize bankers across Virginia to educate older Americans and
their caregivers about elder financial abuse.
Bankers play a critical role in the prevention of elder
financial fraud from spotting signs of abuse to raising
The VBA is committed to providing banks with the resources needed
to build and develop strong teams of banking professionals. This
past summer, eleven banks participated in the VBA Internship
Program across the Commonwealth, hosting 34 students
from different colleges and universities. Based on the
feedback we received from the interns at the end of the summer,
100% said that the internship made them more interested in the
This event allows bankers to enter the classroom to teach the
fundamentals of money management, the meaning of good credit and
credit scores, and the importance of saving to high school and
This conference is designed for emerging banking leaders and members of the Virginia Bankers Association Emerging Bank Leaders (EBL) group. This conference will give Emerging Bank Leaders the opportunity to share ideas and network with peers from across the state. You do not have to be an EBL member to attend.