Virginia Community Capital (VCC) was named Nonprofit of the Year by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce at the Annual Dinner and Awards function held on December 5. Attended by over 370 people, the event highlights local businesses and leaders. This year’s dinner was at the Inn at Virginia Tech.
The nomination for Nonprofit of the Year reviews contributions by various organizations and their impact on Montgomery County. VCC opened an office in Christiansburg in 2005. Since 2010, VCC has increased its Montgomery County staff by 50 percent. VCC has also provided over $8 million in financing, creating 103 new jobs in the area.
Christiansburg-based Lending Officer Shaun Rai and Savings Manager Teresa Walker accepted the award for VCC. Rai has been involved with the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce since 2008. He will serve on the Chamber’s Executive Committee beginning next year.
Other nonprofits nominated for the award include: The Free Clinic of the New River Valley, Historic Smithfield Plantation, United Way, and Virginia Tech Services.