The Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management (the school) graduating class of 2020 presented $11,300 to ReadyKids last week, which included nearly $1,000 worth of supplies. The funds and donations were raised this summer through a collaborative effort organized by the graduating class and in cooperation with the more than 180 total bankers in the school.
Sixty Virginia bankers graduated on July 31, 2020 from the Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management. The three-year school is sponsored by the Virginia Bankers Association in cooperation with the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and was held virtually this year for the first time in its 82-year history.
Thanks to the support of the Virginia Bankers Association Education Foundation (VBA) and banks across Virginia, the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) is able to provide its fifteen member colleges and universities a two-year partnership with Realworld starting in the fall of 2020. Realworld is an online platform that helps students and recent graduates transition into life after school. From paying off student loans to saving for retirement, Realworld’s online modules provide students with critical knowledge and skills to thrive in life post-graduation.
Throughout the month of April, organizations across the country
conduct a variety of events and carry out initiatives designed to
improve financial literacy, especially among our nation’s youth,
and to promote financial well-being for all consumers.
We are proud that the banking industry is leading the charge in
financial literacy across Virginia!
This page is dedicated to resources to assist students
participating in the VBA Bank Day Scholarship Program.
The resources on this page can supplement an in-person or virtual
Bank Day experience or be the source of information for students
who had a Bank Day event cancelled in their area due to the
Coronavirus and did not have a virtual option made available to
Please complete the following information as your commitment to
participate in the 2020 VBA Internship Program by March 2,
2020. By completing this form, you are agreeing to the
program pricing of $225 per intern. Banks will be invoiced
in May 2020, after interns have been hired and banks have
submitted final intern numbers to the VBA.
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.
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
You will find all 2020 VBA Internship Program materials,
resources and templates on this page. The interns will also be
given a link to their own resource webpage for use throughout the
summer. Please contact Monica McDearmon at
804-819-4743 with questions.
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.