TD Charitable Foundation Supports SNHU’s Nationally Recognized Advantage Program with Donation

Grant will provide additional support to foster student success.

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This grant will enable us to significantly build on the tools and resources currently available to allow our students to fully succeed.

Salem, NH (PRWEB) January 24, 2014

The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, recently donated $8,400 to Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) in support of its nationally recognized Advantage Program at SNHU’s Salem Center as part of the bank’s commitment to giving back to the community.

SNHU’s Advantage Program enables students to earn an associate degree in liberal arts in just two years in a unique program, which offers small class sizes, 12-week terms, morning classes held 8 am to noon four days a week, tutoring and more at a substantial discount off full-time undergraduate day school tuition. Students have the option of continuing their education, earning a bachelor’s degree, at Southern New Hampshire University’s main campus in Manchester, N.H., at one of the university’s five regional centers or online. The funds from the TD Charitable Foundation will enable the Salem Center to create a new academic support center specifically for the Advantage Program.

The grant will allow SNHU’s Salem Center to provide additional support to foster success in exam and research paper preparation as well as a quiet space for students to study, take tests and access technology. According to Laura Corddry, director of the SNHU Advantage Program, the center will also have resources such as textbooks, computers and supplies, available for students.

“Many of our students come to our Advantage Program needing additional supports with their academics,” said Corddry. “This grant will enable us to significantly build on the tools and resources currently available to allow our students to fully succeed.”

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.

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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 $114.9 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 http://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 more than 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at approximately 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. To learn more, visit http://www.tdbank.com. Find TD Bank on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TDBank and on Twitter at http://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.

About Southern New Hampshire University

Southern New Hampshire University is a nonprofit, regionally accredited university with an 80-year history of educating successful professionals. SNHU has a total enrollment of over 35,000 students in more than 180 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs, available online, at the main campus in Manchester, N.H., and at regional centers in New Hampshire and Maine.

SNHU was the only university to make Fast Company’s 2012 list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies, ranking 12th overall.


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