Community Connection

Community engagement isn’t just what we do at F&M Bank; it’s who we are. For over a century, we’ve held this commitment to our neighbors, and we’re honored to help make the communities we serve better places to work and live. Stay tuned as we share some of our favorite stories about some of our favorite people, places, and partners.


F&M Bank Finances Montague Plaza, Supporting Black-owned Businesses

Who better than locals to help determine the direction of local communities? That’s the idea behind Montague Plaza, the brainchild of Raleigh native and F7 Development International President James "Monte" Montague.


Supporting Our Community’s Health and Well-being with WakeMed

WakeMed is building a comprehensive whole-person health campus that addresses the diverse medical and mental health needs of our community, and we’re proud to show our support.


United Way of North Carolina Awarded F&M Bank the Spirit of NC Award

We’re honored to receive the prestigious Spirit of NC Award in the category of Investment in Long-Term Sustainable Impact. The United Way of North Carolina awards ceremony recognizes organizations whose campaigns exemplify the ‘spirit’ of their community. 


F&M Bank Staff Honored at Rowan County United Way Annual Meeting

We’re proud to announce that three F&M Bank staff members were honored with prestigious awards for their outstanding contributions to the community at the Annual Meeting of the Rowan County United Way held January 19th, 2024.


F&M participates in local Veterans holiday lunch

F&M Bank proudly joined the heartwarming Veterans Lunch at Christiana Lutheran Church, honoring veterans and community heroes. The event, with its 185 attendees, was a memorable gathering, featuring awards, giveaways, and a lunch courtesy of Jason Smith from the Hot Dog Shack, who provides the meals for the weekly gatherings of the veterans. We're grateful for the opportunity to contribute to such a meaningful event.

F&M Bank CEO Steve Fisher and Chanaka Yatawara, Executive Director of Salisbury Community Development Corporation, talking in front of a house in the Jersey City neighborhood

F&M Bank changes lives, one neighbor at a time

Jersey City is home to a historically black neighborhood that’s thriving today. However, that wasn’t always the case. As families aged or moved away, many houses in the community were left neglected or abandoned. Over twenty years ago, the Jersey City neighborhood was at risk of rezoning and redevelopment. 

F&M Bank client, Wings of Eagles Ranch


Blue Ribbon Rider Horse Show funds summer programs

F&M Bank client, Wings of Eagles Ranch, is a non-profit organization specializing in therapeutic horseback riding and outdoor adventures for those with special needs and at-risk communities.

WeBuild Concord Home Dedication


Helping clients fulfill dreams is part of our job

WeBuild Concord is a nonprofit committed to providing affordable housing solutions for our community, and we’re proud to be part of their mission as their banking partner.

F&M Bank teammates volunteering for United Way


F&M Bank teammates help build a fence for first-time homeowner

In May of 2023, F&M Bank partnered with the Salisbury Community Development Corporation and JJ’s Construction Company to volunteer for the United Way Day of Caring.

NCCU Unity Scholarship. From left: Anthony Nelson, NCCU School of Business; James Montague, F7 International Development; Brooks Splawn, F&M Bank; Andre Johnson, Andre Johnson Architects; A.J. Critelli, F&M Bank


F&M Bank helps fund scholarship for HBCU NCCU

F&M Bank is proud to announce NCCU’s Unity Scholarship, which will encourage a student’s dreams of entering the field of real estate. F&M Bank, along with Andre Johnson and James “Monte” Montague, collaborated to offer a $7,500 scholarship (per year for two years) to an NCCU student enrolled in the MBA Real Estate Concentration.