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January 20, 2015

TD Charitable Foundation Supports the Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech with Donation


January 20, 2015—NORTHAMPTON – TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, recently awarded a $5,000 grant to Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech in support of its Mainstream Services Program as part of the foundation’s commitment to giving back to the community.

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In recent years, newborn hearing screening and the use of technology such as cochlear implants, coupled with Listening and Spoken Language programs like Clarke, have enabled children who are deaf or hard of hearing to learn, to listen and speak at an early age. Many are now prepared to enter mainstream schools by kindergarten. Through Clarke’s Mainstream Services, highly-trained teachers go out into the community to provide essential support to children with hearing loss who are learning in regular classroom settings. Through a variety of customizable services, Clarke works with students, parents and school professionals to provide information, support, and teaching services to give every child the chance to reach their full potential. The goal of Mainstream Services is to ensure that children who are deaf or hard of hearing progress through their academic years at the same rate as their hearing peers, and have access to the same academic, social, and extracurricular opportunities.

“We are extremely grateful to the TD Charitable Foundation for their wonderful investment in our Mainstream Services Program,” said Corwin. “Supporters such as the Foundation help Clarke ensure that children who are deaf or hard of hearing can excel in our local schools and be full members of their school communities.”

Established in 1867 in Northampton, Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech has a proud history of providing children who are deaf or hard of hearing children with the listening, learning and spoken language skills they need to succeed. Currently its five campus locations include Boston, Jacksonville, New York, Northampton and Philadelphia. For more information, please visit www.clarkeschools.org.

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 more than $133.2 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.