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TD Charitable Foundation Supports University of Hartford with Donation

The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, recently donated a total of $10,000 to University of Hartford as part of the foundation’s commitment to giving back to the community.

The University of Hartford’s Entrepreneurial Center & Women's Business Center (EC-WBC) provides personalized business advising, educational programs, technical assistance, and networking events to new and expanding small businesses in Connecticut. The EC-WBC focuses on serving women, minority-owned businesses, and other underserved constituents. The funds from the TD Charitable Foundation will fund the TD Bank Business Leadership Series, a free series of lectures that is geared towards professionals and entrepreneurs. This fall’s lectures will include Craft your Powerful Leadership Story, A Reality Guide to Sales, New Lessons in Leadership from the Savannah, and Resilience as a Survival Tool. New topics will be offered in the spring. To register, visit hartford.edu/ec-register.

“The Leadership Series seminars are very popular in the community,” states Fred Wergeles, Director of the EC-WBC, “The programs provide unique inspiration and guidance on leadership, communication, and management skills for small business owners and professionals, as well as University of Hartford alumni, faculty, staff, and students.”

"TD is proud to partner with the University of Hartford in expanding access to opportunities for women- and minority-owned businesses and entrepreneurs," said Michael LaBella, TD Market President.

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, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has distributed nearly $199 million and more than 19,400 grants through donations to local nonprofits from Maine to Florida. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including the online grant application, is available at 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 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.

About Entrepreneurial Center & Women’s Business Center
The University of Hartford’s Entrepreneurial Center & Women’s Business Center provides personalized business advising, educational programs, technical assistance, and networking events to new and expanding small businesses in Connecticut. The Center focuses on serving women, minority-owned businesses, and other underserved constituents. Part of the nationally-renowned Barney School of Business, the Center specializes in turning ideas into viable businesses and break-even companies into sustainable, profitable, and scalable enterprises. For more information, visit www.hartford.edu/ec.

Photo left to right: Janice Coyle, Fred Wergeles, Michael LaBella, Milena Erwin, Andrew Webster