CHERRY HILL, N.J. and PORTLAND, Maine, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Employees from TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank ®, TD Auto Finance and TD Securities contributed more than $2.6 million to United Way through the bank's annual Employee Giving Campaign.
The employee contribution is a 19 percent increase over last year's donations and will be distributed to 129 local United Ways and thousands of other non-profit organizations. The Employee Giving Campaign ran from Nov. 14 through Dec. 7, 2012 and offered TD employees the option to direct their contributions to United Way, community charities, United Way's Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund and the American Red Cross' Superstorm Sandy Relief Fund.
"The support TD employees continue to show for their communities is truly inspiring," said Elizabeth K. Warn, President of the TD Charitable Foundation and Senior Vice President of Community Relations at TD Bank. "United Way makes a tremendous impact on many of our customers, neighbors and employees, and we are proud to support the programs and services United Way provides."To complement the bank's employee giving campaign, an additional $1.5 million was donated through the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, to bring the combined 2012 contribution to more than $4.1 million. A staunch commitment to active involvement in the local community is a vital element of the TD Bank philosophy. TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank ® and the TD Charitable Foundation provide support to affordable housing, financial literacy and education, and environmental initiatives, many of which focus on improving the welfare of children and families. About the TD Charitable Foundation The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank N.A., which operates as TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank ®, and is one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. The Foundation's mission is to serve the individuals, families and businesses in all the communities where TD Bank operates, having made $99.3 million in charitable donations since its inception in 2002. The Foundation's areas of focus are affordable housing, financial literacy and education, and the environment. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including an online grant application, is available at www.TDBank.com. About TD Bank , America 's Most Convenient Bank ® TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing nearly 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth ®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., and Portland, Maine. To learn more, visit www.tdbank.com. Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDMoneyLoungeUS and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US. TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank is one of the few banks in the world rated Aaa by Moody's and trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol "TD." To learn more, visit www.td.com. SOURCE TD Bank