Virginia Business Systems (VBS), headquartered in Richmond, VA, was named one of the most Generous Companies. The list, compiled by Richmond BizSense, highlights the donations of Richmond’s various businesses. This philanthropic side to the Richmond Business Market highlights over 50 companies, either locally based or out-of-town firms with local operations. VBS ranked at number 15, giving almost $60,000 to organizations in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Having made the list for a second year, VBS was at number 16 last year.
Jim Dotter, president of Virginia Business Systems remarked, “VBS is a family company, and as such, it is important that we are part of thriving, healthy communities. Giving back is critical to the communities where we live and work.” VBS’s largest recipient this year is the James Madison University Foundation. JMU Foundation is dedicated to supporting the faculty, staff, students and programs of the University. Another major recipient of VBS’s dedication is Connor’s Heroes Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides support for children who must endure cancer treatments and their families. Connor’s Heroes has supported over 1,000 children with cancer. Additional recipients of VBS’s generosity are the Sydney and Sarah Harkins Trust Fund, the American Cancer Society and the Massey Cancer Center, among others.
Dotter continued, “Philanthropic giving by VBS is not just at the corporate level, but is also supported by our employees through matched giving, volunteering and board service. Many of these represent support than cannot be tallied, but are vital to the quality of life in Richmond, VA. We are proud of this designation as a Most Generous company.”
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