Our Community > Community Involvement
First Virginia Community Bank is committed to giving back to the communities where we do business to ensure a brighter future for everyone. The feeling of belonging extends well beyond the walls of our bank. It spreads out into the communities that we serve. Being a good corporate citizen means actively playing a role in the community; this is why many of our managers, officers and Board Members are involved in local philanthropic and civic organizations.
We strive both as a company and as individuals to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve. First Virginia Community Bank delivers banking and credit needs to each community, including low- and moderate income individuals. This is achieved through our dedicated employees who volunteer their time and talents in each of the communities we serve.
First Virginia Community Bank is committed to making a positive impact on the neighborhoods in which we live and work as demonstrated by our Team Members who believe that one person can make a difference…………..
Mr. Patterson is a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer/Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Community Council for the Homeless at Friendship Place. This non-profit organization works to enable people in the upper Northwest area of the District of Columbia who are, or have been, at risk of homelessness to rebuild their lives with the involvement of the community.
Mr. Gunn is President of the Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Washington D.C. This non-profit organization provides a home-away-from home for seriously ill children and their families. In cooperation with George Washington Hospital, they also provide for a Care-Mobile, a medical service on wheels, which provides free medical services to children who do not have an opportunity to be seen by a doctor on a regular basis.
Mr. Gunn is a member of the Board of Directors of Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts. This organization provides scholarships for deserving music students based on financial needs. They also produce free art events for local citizens.
Mr. Gunn has served as Past President and is a current member of the Board of Directors, Finance and Executive Committees for the Northern Virginia Community College Education Foundation (“NCCCEF”). This foundation was established in 1979 with a primary focus to raise private financial support to augment programs and existing services and to attract funds to develop new courses and programs. Funds are used to provide various types of support including scholarships, faculty development, program support and capital needs.
Mr. Gunn is a Trustee of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce Valor Scholarship Fund. The Valor Awards & Scholarship Program recognizes superior acts of valor and supports the education of the children of these heroes in the form of educational scholarships.
Mr. Elliott serves as a Director of the Chesapeake Business Finance Corporation (“CBFC”). This private non-profit corporation is licensed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) to make SBA 504 loans to businesses in the Northern Virginia, Maryland, D.C. and Eastern West Virginia areas. CBFC’s primary objective is to market the 504 program, assist banks to screen and structure eligible projects, prepare loan packages, negotiate with the SBA, coordinate the closing and service the loans after they are funded.
Michelle serves as a Director of FACETS. FACETS is an organization that works to build strong families and safe communities by improving the quality of life for impoverished men, women and children through comprehensive programs that address physical, spiritual and emotional needs.
Michelle also serves as a Director of the Theater of the First Amendment. TFA is a professional theater company operating in Fairfax, Virginia. TFA brings to the stage the best artists from the Washington metropolitan region and beyond. TFA is in residence at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts.
Mrs. Johnson is a Director and Secretary/Treasurer of the Optimist Club of Central Fairfax. In addition she is Editor of the District Bulletin Newsletter. The mission of this organization is to provide Hope and a Positive Vision to kids. Optimist Clubs around the world are dedicated to "Bringing Out the Best in Kids. Volunteers of Optimist Clubs conduct positive service projects in their communities aimed at providing a helping hand to youth. With their upbeat attitude, Optimist Club members help empower young people to be the best that they can be. Optimist members work towards developing optimism as a philosophy of life.
Farideh is President of the Board of Director of the Clifton chapter of Business Network International (BNI). BNI is a business and professional referral organization whose primary purpose is to exchange qualified business referrals and develop word-of-mouth marketing techniques.
Mrs. Rowe is a volunteer member of the Loan review Committee, Ways to Work Loan Program for the Northern Virginia Family Services Organization. Ways to Work’s mission is to improve the financial condition of low-income working families across the country and to help them overcome barriers to employment or education. The program provides financial and technical support to its member agencies of the Alliance for Children and Families throughout the United States, which use the resources to deliver loans to low-income parents in need.
Mrs. Rowe is a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park. This organization is a grassroots Christian non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of poverty and substandard housing worldwide. As a member of the Family Selection Committee and A Brush with Kindness, Mrs. Rowe volunteers her time to go to selected homes in the area and provide repair and cleanup activities
Bruce serves as a Director of Our Daily Bread (ODB). ODB is a volunteer-based organization focused on easing the plight of low income residents in the Fairfax Virginia area.