2017 Hope Award Recipients


TowneBank was founded in 1999 in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia.  From humble beginnings, the bank has since grown to over $8.4 billion in assets and provides exquisite hometown service through 37 banking offices in Hampton Roads, Richmond, and northeast North Carolina. Towne offers a complete range of award-winning financial services, including mortgage, insurance, investments, employee benefits, real estate, vacation, title, employee benefits and more.

Today, the bank enjoys a reputation as one of Virginia’s largest and top performing community banks. Chairman and CEO, Bob Aston, explains, “To us, it’s about building relationships and supporting our community. Every loan we make benefits our community. Every dollar we contribute serves the families and children in our hometown. It’s a terrific feeling to be a part of a team that is so giving, in both volunteer time and dollars.”

TowneBank is honored to partner with Edmarc in your mission of supporting children and their families. We have especially enjoyed being part of the Edmarc team during the annual United Way Day of Caring when TowneBank volunteers arrive onsite to help in every possible way.

TowneBank Foundation

The TowneBank Foundation was formed in 2001 with the mission to enhance the quality of life in the communities TowneBank serves. The Foundation has provided charitable grants and donations to hundreds of non-profit organizations throughout Hampton Roads, Richmond, and northeast North Carolina. In 2016, $5.9 million in community support was provided and the cumulative total since 1999 for both TowneBank and the TowneBank Foundation is $42.5 million.

The foundation hosts two major fundraisers each year to support its efforts – The Fall Extravaganza and the Annual Charity Golf Tournament. Both are very popular events with thousands of TowneBank friends and neighbors generously participating through sponsorships, auction donations, purchase of tickets, and more.

Organizations who benefit from the TowneBank Foundation include a broad range – each one meeting important needs in the community. By assisting them, the TowneBank Foundation is touching many.