Leadership Orange Receives $8,000 Grant from TD Charitable Foundation

TD Charitable Foundation Supports Leadership Orange with Donation


November, 2013 – Montgomery, New York – The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, recently donated a total of $8,000 to the Leadership Orange youth program, Junior Leadership Orange as part of the bank’s commitment to giving back to the community.


Leadership Orange is the county’s premier leadership training program. Started in 1992 by community and business leaders to train new and emerging leaders, it has developed over the past 21 years into a multi-dimensional training program for both adults and youth. 

The funds from the TD Charitable Foundation will support the Junior Leadership Orange program. The youth program is comprised of eighth grade students that are selected from Orange County’s public school districts and private schools.  The program is designed to provide leadership skills, life skills, career exposure and preparedness to area youth –who will serve as the business leaders of tomorrow.   Students receive training in many areas including: leadership, education and college readiness, the judicial system, public speaking and communication, volunteerism, diversity, economics, government, quality-of-life and the environment.   Topics facing youth are specifically addressed


“There is no cost to the schools or to the families of our youth participants, so funding like this is instrumental for the sustainability of the program” said Karolyn Thompson, executive director of Leadership Orange.  “We are determined to make an investment in our area youth and thanks to the support of the TD Charitable Foundation we can continue to do so.”


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 $108.4 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.

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