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Sept. 14, 2010

Mount Royal receives $500,000 donation from TD

First significant donation from a major financial institution since becoming a university

(CALGARY – Sept. 14, 2010) Mount Royal University is pleased to announce that it has received its largest donation from a major financial institution since becoming a university in September 2009. TD Bank Financial Group today presented Mount Royal University’s Bissett School of Business with a generous donation of $500,000. The gift will be specifically allocated for bursaries to be awarded to students who are majoring in the Bissett School of Business Bachelor of Business Administration with a minor in Financial Services.

TD Community Giving
TD invests in communities to make a positive impact where it does business and where its customers, clients and employees live and work. In Canada, TD’s community giving priorities are: education and financial literacy; creating opportunities for young people to help them fulfill their potential; and protecting and enhancing the environment. TD aims to build a more prosperous and inclusive future by engaging employees, customers, clients and partners to make a difference together by working with diverse communities and communities in need. In 2009, TD donated $37 million to more than 2,500 organizations across Canada. For more information, visit www.td.com/corporateresponsibility.

"Mount Royal gratefully accepts this generous support from TD Bank Financial Group,” says Dave Marshall, President, Mount Royal University. “It will provide undergraduate opportunities for many students in the years to come."

Mount Royal President, Dave Marshall and TD’s Deputy Chair, Frank McKenna were in attendance and spoke during the event on behalf of their respective institutions.

“Canada is a global hub for financial services and is looked to by countries all over the world as an example,” says Frank McKenna, Deputy Chair, TD Bank Financial Group. “By supporting financial programs like this one, we are fostering new talent and developments that will help keep Canada’s status as an industry leader.”

For more information on Mount Royal University, visit www.mtroyal.ca.

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For further information contact:
Fred Cheney, Media Relations Officer
Marketing and Communications
Office of University Advancement
Office: 403.440.5195
Cell: 403.542.7904
mediarelations@mtroyal.ca

Jacqueline Burns
Corporate and Public Affairs
TD Bank Financial Group
Office: 403.294.3328
Cell: 403.614.1385
jacqueline.burns@td.com 
 

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