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TD Bank Group donates $100K to Seneca to develop elder financial planning program

Toronto, February 5, 2016 – Seneca College is delighted to announce a $100,000 donation from TD Bank Group to support the development of the TD Bank Group Elder Financial Planning program, as well as the expansion of Seneca's King Campus.

“Elder financial planning will be a central component of financial service practices in the years to come,” said Karen Murkar, Chair, School of Accounting and Financial Services at Seneca. “TD’s support will help us provide Seneca graduates with the skills to serve this growing demographic, giving them a competitive advantage as they begin their careers in a very competitive field.” 

The program will include a suite of resources for financial services students that focus on elder financial planning, such as an online training module, a speaker series and student awards.

“Advisors with expertise in finances for seniors are in growing demand, and we are pleased to help students get a step closer to their career goals by strengthening education,” said Rina DeGrazia, Vice-President Central Market, TD Bank Group.

Shelley Smith, Financial Planner at TD Bank Group, answered student questions about the new TD Bank Group Financial Planning program at Seneca on Feb. 4, 2016.

“We're excited to support this innovative and timely elder financial planning initiative and provide our communities with resources to make strong financial decisions.”

TD’s gift also includes capital funding for Seneca’s King Campus infrastructure expansion, which will include additional academic and recreational space, laboratories and a learning centre.

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About TD Community Giving

TD Bank Group invests in communities in order to effect positive change in the places where it operates and where its customers and employees live and work. In 2015, TD donated more than $92.5 million to community organizations in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. In Canada, TD focuses on education and financial literacy, creating opportunities for young people and the environment. For further information, please visit

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Lisa Pires
Media Relations Specialist
Seneca College
416-491-5050 ext. 77018

Stefanie Marotta
TD Bank Group