Awards for Volunteerism

First Lady of Virginia Maureen McDonnell hosted a ceremony at the Executive Mansion to honor four nonprofit organizations that were awarded corporate grants for their community service. Her goal is to champion the many private initiatives that are taking place across the Commonwealth.

Capital One awarded $600,000 to four organizations that advance workforce development, academic achievement, financial literacy, or ending homelessness.  But the corporation’s Executive Vice President, Katherine Busser, said that’s only the beginning. “Last year, Capital One volunteered over 51,000 hours for all of the organizations in the capital region that we partner with.  And for these four alone, we had almost 7,000 hours of volunteerism.”

The grants were awarded to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond, Junior Achievement of Central Virginia, the Richmond YWCA, and Virginia Supportive Housing.

–Anne Marie Morgan

 

 

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