September 8, 2016 – Miami, FL – Take Stock in Children announced today that it is the recipient of a $100,000 charitable donation from TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, as part of the bank’s ongoing commitment to giving back to the communities they serve.
"We are so excited and honored to receive the top J.D. Power ranking for customer satisfaction in Florida and wanted to celebrate this win by giving back," said Ernie Diaz, TD Bank's Regional President of Florida. "Our employees unanimously chose Take Stock in Children, Inc. as the organization to support due to its outstanding success and impact in our community. It feels really good to give to an organization that cares so much about our youth and is truly making a difference."
Take Stock in Children was established in 1995 to provide a unique opportunity for deserving low-income, at-risk youth to escape the cycle of poverty through education. Take Stock in Children offers its students college scholarships, caring volunteer mentors and hope for a better life through comprehensive services that start in middle school, continue through high school and include their transition into college. The contribution from TD Bank will support Take Stock in Children’s proven model of success and allow for the organization to continue the great work of breaking the cycle of poverty and providing opportunity through education.
“We are truly thankful for TD Bank’s donation and their recognition of the work we do – providing educational pathways and endless opportunities for low-income, at-risk youth in communities throughout Florida. A caring volunteer mentor, a trained college coach, and a college scholarship for every student in our program is an investment that provides tremendous returns to our scholars, their families, and communities throughout our state,” said Take Stock in Children President & CEO Jillian Hasner.