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Mark Crump and State Farm receive VSBA Business Honor Roll recognition
Mark Crump of State Farm was named to the 2020 Virginia School Boards Association Business Honor Roll. He was honored at the October 21, 2020, Hampton School Board meeting.
Crump was recognized for his ongoing support to the Hampton community public schools through the collection of school supplies. He has sponsored the Stuff the Bus event for the last four years.
Local businesses have the power to shape community attitudes about public schools, and the VSBA Business Honor Roll is a way for local school divisions to recognize local businesses for their support, especially as schools face increasing budget uncertainty. The Business Honor Roll helps divisions say “thank you” for their vital contributions.
Businesses large and small, corporate-owned or family-run, play a key role in supporting our communities and local schools. They contribute to our school divisions in many ways, including helping schools with in-kind or financial contributions, donating to scholarship programs, supporting extracurricular activities, offering internship opportunities, volunteering in the schools, and sponsoring field trips. This type of support is invaluable.
“I can't say enough good things about Mark and his ongoing support of Hampton City Schools,” said Ann Bane, director of community & legislative relations for HCS. “Without being asked, he initiated a school supply event several years ago, and he has continuously expanded his outreach since then. This year, he solicited the support of Kroger as a venue for his annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ event, as well as a significant contributor. Together, they went the extra mile following the event to ensure that our students had supplies for virtual learning, as well as the things they may need when they return to their classrooms. In addition to supporting HCS and the students we serve, Mark can be caught doing good work all across our community!”