CLEARWATER, FLORIDA- January 13, 2014 – The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, recently donated a total of $5,000 to WorkNet Pinellas as part of the Foundation’s commitment to giving back to the community.
As a regional workforce board for the State of Florida, WorkNet Pinellas delivers workforce solutions to support economic development for Pinellas County. The funds from the TD Charitable Foundation will support WorkNet’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Training for Emerging Careers (STEM TEC) initiative. The initiative focuses on youth training in STEM fields. The core mission of STEM TEC is to develop new STEM workers for projected shortages in key science, energy, healthcare and technology related industries within Pinellas County and the Tampa Bay region. WorkNet partners with local industry, educational institutions, training facilities, agencies and businesses to develop and implement the STEM TEC program.
“WorkNet recognizes that today’s youth play an important role in workforce development,” said Edward Peachey, president and CEO of WorkNet Pinellas. “It is imperative for the future of a variety of local, regional, and statewide industries to revitalize STEM education and increase the number of students who choose STEM majors and careers.”
About WorkNet Pinellas
WorkNet Pinellas is a member of the Employ Florida statewide network of workforce services and resources. To locate WorkNet Pinellas’ One-Stop Centers visit, www.worknetpinellas.org or call (727) 524-4344. WorkNet is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities by calling TTY/TDD 711.
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 $116.0 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 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 www.tdbank.com. Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDBank 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 trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol “TD.” To learn more, visit www.td.com.