CHERRY HILL, N.J. and PORTLAND, Maine, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, today announced that together, TD Bank, TD Insurance and TD Ameritrade1 raised more than $1.1 million for Special Olympics through the fourth annual "Be a fan™" campaign.
Customers and employees from TD Bank, TD Insurance and TD Ameritrade surpassed the campaign's previous high of more than $1 million, set in 2011, through a combination of in-store donations, wristband sales at TD Bank store locations, internal employee fundraising, and corporate giving efforts at each of the companies for six weeks during the summer.
TD Bank customers and employees purchased more than 165,000 "Be a fan" wristbands with all proceeds contributing to the total money raised.
"We are extremely proud of TD employees, customers and everyone who helped make this year's campaign a success," said Fred Graziano, Executive Vice President and Head of Regional Commercial Banking, Government Banking and Small Business for TD Bank. "From volunteering at Special Olympics events, where they helped lead athletes to their events and cheered them on, to organizing and contributing to fundraisers, our employees and customers went above and beyond to support these remarkable athletes."
Funds raised in each state go directly to the respective local Special Olympics chapter.
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 nearly 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,280 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized wealth management services through TD Wealth, insurance products and services through TD Insurance, Inc., and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., and Portland, Maine. To learn more, find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDMoneyLoungeUS, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US, or visit www.tdbank.com.
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About TD Ameritrade
Millions of investors and independent registered investment advisors (RIAs) have turned to TD Ameritrade's (NYSE: AMTD) technology, people and education to help make investing and trading easier to understand and do. Online or over the phone. In a branch or with an independent RIA. First-timer or sophisticated trader. Our clients want to take control, and we help them decide how – bringing Wall Street to Main Street for more than 37 years. An official sponsor of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team, TD Ameritrade has time and again been recognized as a leader in investment services. Please visit the TD Ameritrade newsroom at www.amtd.com for more information.
1 TD Bank Group has an ownership interest in TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation, the parent company of TD Ameritrade, Inc.
SOURCE TD Bank