The Literacy Council staff is investing time in learning about building equity and social justice within the Literacy Council, in the nonprofit sector, and in our local community. Here are some resources that we are using to equip ourselves with knowledge and educated opinions. Volunteer tutors may be interested in learning through these same resources, and possibly even sharing what they learn with students in lessons, as they see appropriate.
Charles Frederick of TD Bank speaking at the 2017 Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals WNC Chapter’s National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon took place Tuesday November 14, 2017 at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel.
The Literacy Council of Buncombe County was honored to be one of two agencies that nominated awardee TD Bank for Outstanding Business in Philanthropy. TD Bank has been the Platinum Corporate Partner for the Literacy Council’s Authors for Literacy Dinner & Silent Auction for six years. The Literacy Council’s Development Director, LuAnn Arena, stood with TD Bank as they were honored for their support of countless nonprofits in WNC. Also nominating TD Bank was the Buncombe County Schools Foundation.
From the National Philanthropy Day Program:
[TD Bank is] committed to helping build stronger communities across WNC. TD believes corporate responsibility is more than just a tradition, it is an everyday commitment and a major part of our business strategy. We focus on helping to bring change to our communities and this is accomplished through multiple areas.
TD provides support for Financial Literacy and Education such as WOW! Zone, K-12 personal finance and junior banker store visits. In addition, we strive to support our environment and to be as green as our logo. Finally, we place a strong emphasis on accessibility, diversity, and the development of our people.
Over the last three years in WNC, TD has contributed $515,000 in grants through the TD Charitable Foundation, $165,000 in Community Sponsorships and $80,000 in local marketing.
TD Bank employees have volunteered almost 1,000 hours and attended or sponsored 456 events over the past three years.
TD Bank loves supporting our communities in WNC and [helping] this beautiful area thrive and grow. We are proud to receive this award!”