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.
We’re committed to supporting our employees’ health and safety and to addressing our local communities’ most critical needs. That’s why we donated $100 to local hunger-relief organizations for each Bank of America employee in the U.S. who let us know they’ve received a booster shot.
Through this effort, our team in Washington, D.C. recently presented Capital Area Food Bank with a check for $150,000Footnote*. We’re proud to be able to help our community as we work together to move forward.
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.