TD Bank Group’s $150,000 gift to establish new environmental studies bursary

TD Bank Donation

While visiting Niagara College to announce a $150,000 gift to the Achieving Dreams Campaign, representatives of TD Bank Group put the finishing touches on wildlife habitats — bird and bat boxes — that were funded by a previous TD gift. Pictured from left to right are NC president Dan Patterson; senior regional manager, TD Wealth Elizabeth Spaan; Coby Hawkins, district vice president, TD Canada Trust; Peter Berridge, relationship manager, TD Commercial Banking; Derek Brodie, TD Wealth; Tim Caughey, Portfolio Manager, TD Wealth.

TD Bank Group announced a $150,000 gift to Niagara College’s Achieving Dreams Campaign April 22, which will establish a new bursary to support students in Niagara College’s environmental programs.

Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, more than 80 students over four years will receive financial awards via the TD Environmental Studies Bursaries. The award will be based on both academic excellence and financial need.

“TD is proud to support Niagara College’s Achieving Dreams Campaign,” said Coby Hawkins, District Vice President, Niagara Region, TD Canada Trust. “We’re committed to building stronger communities through education and environmental stewardship. We believe that the TD Environmental Studies Bursaries will help provide valuable opportunities for students and make a meaningful difference in Niagara and beyond.”

Announced on Earth Day, the bursaries will be available to students studying in environmental programs, including Environmental Technician – Field and Laboratory (Co-op);  Ecosystem Restoration; Environmental Management and Assessment; Geographic Information Systems – Geospatial Management; and Renewable Energies Technician.

“We at Niagara College are very proud of our environmental programs as well as our strong commitment to environmental responsibility,” said Niagara College President Dan Patterson. “The students in these programs will go on to make our communities more sustainable, and we’re very grateful for TD Bank’s investment in their success.”

The TD Bank Group gift brings Niagara College closer to its $7 million Achieving Dreams Campaign goal, which includes $4 million for campus redevelopment, $2 million for scholarships and bursaries, and $1 million for equipment and learning resources.

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