Land trust’s environmental outreach rewarded with $10,000 grant
STUART — Treasured Lands Foundation was presented with a grant for $10,000 from the TD Charitable Fund, the charitable giving art of TD Bank, “America’s Most Convenient Bank©” on Dec. 15.
Treasured Lands Board President Scott Turnbull was joined by fellow board members Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch, mayor of Sewall’s Point, Chappy Young and Leslie Corcoran and Executive Director Charles “Chuck” Barrowclough and Development Director Jessica Cox to accept the contribution from TD Bank representatives Hector Ortiz, retail market manager, and local store managers Christian Scalercio and Paula Zerby.
Treasured Lands’ education efforts are extensive. The land trust has led numerous school groups, civic organizations and individuals on field trips into Barley Barber Swamp in Indiantown. The 400-acre preserve is owned by FPL and rife with wildlife and plant species, including a forest of majestic, soaring bald cypress — at least one more than 1,000 years old.
“We’re very grateful for the generosity of the TD Charitable Foundation,” said Barrowclough. “By investing in Treasured Lands Foundation, they’re making a major contribution toward our efforts to uphold Martin County’s legacy of environmental protection — and help awaken and educate the nature lover that we believe resides in everyone.”
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 financial and other support to affordable housing initiatives, financial literacy and education and the environment, 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 $82.9 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 http://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 7.8 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, and insurance products and services through TD Insurance, Inc. 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.
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 and one of the few banks in the world rated Aaa by Moody’s. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol “TD.” To learn more, visit http://www.td.com.
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