TYSONS CORNER, Va.--()--Cardinal Bank (NASDAQ: CFNL) announced today that the Cardinal Bank Community Fund has awarded $5,000 to Readers Are Leaders, a local organization that provides reading and mentoring programs to elementary students. Founded almost a decade ago under the guidance of Wendell Byrd, former head coach for the boys basketball program at South Lakes High School in Reston, Virginia, the program supports and encourages high school student athletes to become role models and mentors in their communities. Hundreds of elementary and high school students have been impacted through these programs, planting seeds for life-long commitments to service and responsibility.
“The Cardinal Bank Community Fund represents one of the many ways in which Cardinal supports the communities we serve. Through the Fund, we seek to strengthen organizations like Readers Are Leaders that have a proven impact on the success and character of the next generation”
Cardinal Bank Regional President F. Kevin Reynolds and Senior Vice President Cheryl Beebe presented the check to Wendell Byrd, Founder of Readers Are Leaders, at Sugarland Elementary School in Sterling, Virginia. Also attending the presentation were Sugarland students, along with Janice Jennings, Assistant Principal; Eileen Rafferty-Foré, School Counselor; and Kim Grim, Library Media Specialist.
"The Cardinal Bank Community Fund represents one of the many ways in which Cardinal supports the communities we serve. Through the Fund, we seek to strengthen organizations like Readers Are Leaders that have a proven impact on the success and character of the next generation,” said Reynolds. “We are delighted to play a role in supporting essential reading programs that help elementary and high school students in a positive way that ultimately help them achieve great futures.”
Through its grant program, the Cardinal Bank Community Fund has benefited more than 60 local organizations and service programs since its inception, keeping sight of the Fund’s mission and deep commitment to giving back to the communities where we live, work, and raise our families. Cardinal employees also donate generously of their time to community organizations throughout the region.
About Cardinal Financial Corporation: Cardinal Financial Corporation, a financial holding company headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia, serves the Washington Metropolitan region through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Cardinal Bank, with 27 conveniently located banking offices. Cardinal also operates George Mason Mortgage, LLC; Cardinal First Mortgage, LLC; Cardinal Trust and Investment Services; and Wilson/Bennett Capital Management, Inc. The Company's stock is traded on NASDAQ (CFNL). For additional information, please visit our Web site at www.cardinalbank.com or call 703.584.3400.
The Cardinal Bank Community Fund (CBCF), established in 2008, is the philanthropic arm of Cardinal Financial Corporation. The CBCF serves the Greater Washington Metropolitan region and focuses on four fields of interest: healthcare and wellness, children and families, arts and humanities, and educational services. For more information on the Community Fund program, please call 703.584.3400.