TD Charitable Foundation Donates $25,000 to Mercy College for New TD Bank Veterans Center

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TD Bank, through the Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank America’s Most Convenient Bank®, has donated $25,000 to create a dedicated Veterans Center on the Mercy College Dobbs Ferry Campus. Mercy College serves more than 300 veteran students, 200 of which call the Dobbs Ferry Campus their home.

“We are proud to serve so many veteran students on our Dobbs Ferry Campus and believe that the TD Veterans Center will help further facilitate the transition from soldier to student to successful career,” said Mercy College President Tim Hall.

TD Bank, through the Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank America’s Most Convenient Bank®, has donated $25,000 to create a dedicated Veterans Center on the Mercy College Dobbs Ferry Campus. Mercy College serves more than 300 veteran students, 200 of which call the Dobbs Ferry Campus their home.

The TD Bank Veterans Center will provide veterans with a personalized space that will be used for peer-to-peer mentoring, study groups, programming and a place of solitude to study. The Center will include a state-of-the-art study center complete with 2 HP desktop computers, a laser jet color printer, study tables and bookshelves. The space will also include a space to relax with recliners and a mini kitchen that will include a refrigerator and coffee maker.

“We are so thankful for TD Bank, through the TD Charitable Foundation for this impactful donation to Mercy College. We are proud to serve so many veteran students on our Dobbs Ferry Campus and believe that the TD Veterans Center will help further facilitate the transition from soldier to student to successful career,” said Mercy College President Tim Hall.

Designated as a “Yellow Ribbon” institution by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Mercy College offers courses specifically designed for armed forces members and military veterans who wish to advance their education or career during and after their service. The Personalized Achievement Contract Program (PACT) assigns a professionally trained mentor to each student for one-on-one engagement, to assist with academic life, financial aid, and successful career development. Veterans and those serving on active duty have their own assigned PACT counselor, Viviana DeCohen, who is a veteran of the Marine Corps.

“We are very elated to receive this most generous award from TD Bank that will allow our Military Reservists, and Veterans of Mercy College, access to needed resources,” said Viviana DeCohen, Military & Veterans PACT Counselor. “This is an opportunity for further success academically and socially.”

This contribution supports TD's longstanding commitment to community enrichment through its newly launched Ready Commitment, a multi-year platform that 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 Ready Commitment, TD targets CDN $1 billion (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. For information, visit td.com/thereadycommitment.

About the TD Charitable Foundation
The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. The Foundation's mission is to support, respect and improve the quality of life in the diverse communities where we live and do business. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has distributed more than $197.7 million and 19,397 grants in charitable donations from Maine to Florida. The TD Charitable Foundation focuses on supporting the following community needs: affordable housing, economic development, neighborhood revitalization, financial literacy, and human services. Recently, more than 90 percent of the grants awarded by the Foundation benefited low-and moderate- income communities and individuals. 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 9 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,200 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. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol "TD". To learn more, visit http://www.td.com.

About Mercy College
Mercy College is the dynamic, diverse New York City area college whose students are on a personal mission: to get the most out of life by getting the most out of their education. Founded in 1950, Mercy is a coeducational and nonsectarian college that offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs within five schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences. With campuses in Dobbs Ferry, Bronx, Manhattan and Yorktown Heights, the vibrancy of the College culture is sustained by a diverse student body from around the region.
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