Lawrence Di Rita | President, Bank of America Washington, D.C.
Hear from Lawrence Di Rita, President of Bank of America Washington, D.C., about our role in keeping Washington, D.C. moving forward.
Bank of America has been a leader in making financial lives better in the DMV for more than 200 years.
We are committed to helping our communities thrive - dedicating our resources to address the issues that matter most in each community where we live and work.
Learn more about how we are advancing opportunities for Hispanic-Latinos as part of our commitment to responsible growth.Read more
Investments help Black, Hispanic-Latino, Asian, Native American, women and other underrepresented entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses. Through a variety of means, the private sector can help to provide dependable, sustainable capital to community businesses in need.See how we're supporting entrepreneurs
Through a national leadership summit and an internship with local partners, including YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, our Student Leaders® program provides community-minded young students with a chance to serve, inspire and hopefully change the world.Learn more about Student Leaders
In 2016, Shelly Omilade Bell founded Black Girl Ventures (BGV) as a way to help Black and Brown women-identifying entrepreneurs find funding and financial advice. At BGV pitch events, Black women entrepreneurs have three minutes to present their ideas. Audience members can then back the ones they like through Raisify.co, the organization’s crowdfunding platform. To date, BGV has held more than 45 pitch events in a dozen cities and raised more than $1 million for 600-plus participants.
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) plays a vital role in addressing the skills gaps in Northern Virginia and creating a well-trained workforce for local employers. That includes participating in Virginia’s FastForward program, which partners with community colleges to offer short-term workforce development classes – helping students at NOVA to receive training and earn industry credentials while working.