TD Charitable Foundation Supports Urban League of the Upstate with Donation

January 6, 2021 – Greenville/SC – The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, recently donated a total of $20,000 to Urban League of the Upstate as part of the foundation’s commitment to giving back to the community.

The funds from the TD Charitable Foundation will be used to support the Right Step Juvenile Diversion Program. The main goal of this program is to positively impact the lives and behaviors of the youth who are on the verge of entering the juvenile justice system. The program acts on balance and restorative justice and provides support and stabilization to youth in the community through home/school visits, education and counseling.

“We are so excited about the endless possibilities afforded to us because of the generosity of the TD Charitable Foundation. Hope is being restored, skills are being learned and families are being positively impacted,” said Sean Dogan, Interim President & CEO of Urban League of the Upstate.

Urban League of the Upstate's mission is to advance equity by empowering black and other underserved communities through advocacy, education and economic stability. They envision a thriving community where everyone has the opportunity to live, learn and work. A proud affiliate of the National Urban League, the oldest and largest community-based organization of its kind in the country, the Urban League of the Upstate brings national best practices to South Carolina while responding to the unique needs of the local community.

“Helping to create the conditions that everyone needs to succeed in a changing world is a responsibility we take to heart at TD,” said Bruce Benson, Retail Market Manager at TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank. “We are proud to support the Urban League of the Upstate in their efforts to positively impact the lives of our youngest citizens.”

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.

This contribution supports the bank's longstanding commitment to community enrichment through its corporate citizenship platform, the TD Ready Commitment. The TD Ready Commitment actively promotes inclusivity, economic vitality, environmental wellbeing and health, enabling people of all backgrounds to succeed in a rapidly changing world. As part of The TD Ready Commitment, TD targets US $775 million in total by 2030 towards community giving in four critical areas: Financial Security, a more Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health. Through this platform, TD aspires to create a more inclusive tomorrow -- helping people of all backgrounds feel more confident, not just about their finances, but about their ability to achieve their goals. Visit: https://www.tdbank.com/corporate-responsibility/the-ready-commitment/