about bank of botetourt
Your Local Community Bank
For over 121 years, Bank of Botetourt has been committed to reaching out within our local communities to do all we can to further the area's overall economic development. As a community partner, we make charitable contributions for education, culture and the arts, social service agencies, charitable activities, community and economic development, and other programs that impact the needs of our communities. By bridging the needs of our local communities with the resources of Bank of Botetourt, we help to improve the quality of life for residents in our service areas. We realize that we can only be as successful as the communities we serve!
Being a good corporate citizen means being actively involved in the community. Bank of Botetourt employees are encouraged to participate through mentoring, volunteering, sponsoring, and public service. Every day, our employees provide their time and talents for efforts that are important to their local communities - some read to children, others work during parades and festivals, some donate blood, or participate in walk-a-thons. We are proud of the many employees who generously donate so much of their time in support of charitable, civic, and professional organizations.
Community Engagement Through Schools
- Each year, Bank of Botetourt provides $1,000 scholarships for local high school seniors who will be attending Virginia Western Community College or Dabney S. Lancaster Community College and pursuing a degree in the arts.
- Bank of Botetourt participates in the Virginia Bankers Association Bank Day each year. VBA Bank Day is a statewide effort sponsored by the VBA Education Foundation and the VBA Leadership Division. Bank Day began when the third Tuesday in March was declared Bank Day by the Virginia General Assembly in 1991. The purpose of the day is to expose students to the banking industry and provide an opportunity for the students to learn about banking, financial services and the vital role banks play in their communities. From their experience, the students are required to write an essay, and seven scholarships (six regional and one statewide) are awarded on the basis of the essays. Bank of Botetourt is proud that we have a history of past scholarship winners.
- Bank of Botetourt offers an annual $500 "Taking Care of You" Community Scholarship. The scholarship is available to high school seniors or current college students who use Bank of Botetourt as their financial institution.