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TD Charitable Foundation Gifts $15,000 To Greenville Technical College

Nov 08, 2018 10:16AM ● By Kathleen Maris

Photo caption: (l-r) Anna McNinch of The Hughes Agency; AmeriCorps member Diamond Boiling; student veteran Aras Van Bibber, Jr.; Greenville Tech Foundation Vice President for Advancement Ann Wright; Academic Connections Department Head Crystal Pitrois; TD Bank Regional Vice President Cal Hurst; and AmeriCorps member LeAundrea Robinson.

A $15,000 gift from TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, will support students at Greenville Technical College (GTC). The gift has allowed the college’s Financial Education Center to celebrate Financial Literacy Week, October 16-23, 2018, with a roster of activities and events aimed at improving students’ financial knowledge and health. The focus was on budgeting, spending, credit scores, debt management, and online security. A final financial literacy event will be held in April 2019 to coincide with Money Smart week, a time in which educational institutions across the nation focus on developing financial literacy. These events increase awareness of community problems and social issues while developing leadership and interpersonal skills.

In addition, the gift has assisted and will continue to assist the college in obtaining supplies for community days of service. The 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance included filling and sending care packages to service members currently stationed in South Korea. Following the packaging event, the college community and attendees from the community-at-large came together for remembrance activities in honor of service members and first responders. The gift will also fund Martin Luther King Day of Service, a day in which volunteers come together to complete projects that benefit local agencies.

"We are very proud of the impact Greenville Technical College makes in our community, which begins with the students whose lives are changed for the better at the school,” said Cal Hurst, regional vice president with TD Bank. “Through this gift, we are proud to help extend that impact even further into the student body as we work to equip them for the rest of their lives with financial knowledge and skills. We hope these Financial Literacy activities and events will pay dividends for these wonderful students, and we look forward to continuing our work together with Greenville Tech."

“We are grateful to TD Bank for funding initiatives that supplement what our students learn in classrooms and labs, giving them knowledge that will benefit them as graduates and community members,” said Ann Wright, vice president for advancement with the Greenville Tech Foundation. “Financial Literacy Week is important in providing our students with the knowledge to avoid financial problems that could keep them from graduating and succeeding. Our days of service promote social responsibility through volunteerism. TD Bank is joining with us to make these important efforts possible.”