Each February, TD Bank joins individuals and organizations in recognizing the contributions of African Americans during Black History Month. We celebrate Black culture, those who have helped mold it, and those who continue to inspire Black Excellence. We are excited to honor the legacy of Black icons whose contributions are helping foster the next generation of Black leaders in the Carolinas and shaping a brighter future for us all.
At TD Bank, our purpose is to enrich the lives of our customers, colleagues, and communities, and honoring this history allows us to move forward while better serving the financial security and needs of individuals and businesses in the Black community. Without understanding the past, we cannot build a better future. This recognition goes beyond Black History Month programming, however, as we strive to embed diversity and inclusion, a core value of TD in all that we do.
As an organization, we have witnessed incredible work and shared many wonderful experiences with local community partners and organizations as we have celebrated the Black community and Black colleagues over the years. We have seen change, but more remains to be done.
At TD, we are bold in our commitments both inside and outside our organization. This includes our CEO's pledge to increase Black representation at our company's executive level, our financial and community cornerstone support of the International African American Museum in Charleston, and our work with nonprofit Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) in South Carolina.
We are on this journey together. We encourage our colleagues and community members to continue to be passionate in their pursuit for greatness and equality this month and beyond.
Kelly Carson, Senior Relationship Manager and Co-Chair, Carolinas D&I Council, TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank
Rob Blanton, Head of Retail and Small Business Banking Collections and Co-Chair, Carolinas D&I Council, TD Bank,
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