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TD Charitable Foundation Gift Will Help Support The Collaboratory

TD Bank's James Gaspo Presents ACPHS President Greg Dewey with a Donation to The Collaboratory
October 1, 2018

The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, has donated $10,000 to the ACPHS Collaboratory; the funds will help ensure the site has the resources needed to serve the health needs of Albany's South End communities. The donation is part of the Foundation’s commitment to giving back to the community.

The Collaboratory – literally a “laboratory for collaboration” – opened on September 13, 2018. It provides programs and facilitate partnerships with local community organizations with a goal of improving the health and wellness of residents in the South End. The services provided at The Collaboratory will complement those of ACPHS’ College Parkside Pharmacy, a full-service pharmacy operated by the College that opened in 2017 and is located in the nearby Capital South Campus Center.

The first program to be managed out of The Collaboratory will be the Rapid Engagement and Advocacy for Community Health program or REACH. Led by Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region, REACH features teams comprised of Trinity employees, ACPHS students, and paid interns who assist local residents with needs ranging from health education to transportation assistance. The College will also use the Collaboratory to launch its own public health programs on topics of relevance to the community such as asthma management, smoking cessation, nutrition, and medication literacy.

“We wish to thank the TD Charitable Foundation for their interest in, and support of, The Collaboratory,” said ACPHS President Greg Dewey. “By investing in this initiative, TD Bank is ensuring that medically underserved residents in Albany’s South End are able to access information and services that will help them and their families live longer, healthier lives.”

"TD is committed to driving positive change through working collaborations that enrich the lives of our diverse communities across our entire footprint," said James Gaspo, Upstate NY Regional Vice President, TD Bank (pictured above at left). "We are honored to be a part of this effort, created by ACPHS, to help provide better health outcomes for low-to-moderate income families in Albany's South End. Driving improved health outcomes is a key element of TD's newly launched Ready Commitment, a multi-year platform ensuring a more sustainable and inclusive future." 

A staunch commitment to active involvement in the local community is a vital element of the TD Bank philosophy. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank® and the TD Charitable Foundation provide support to affordable housing, financial literacy and education, and environmental initiatives, many of which focus on improving the welfare of children and families. 

About the TD Charitable Foundation
The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has distributed more than $193.8million and more than 19,000grants in charitable donations from Maine to Florida. The Foundation’s mission aligns with The Ready Commitment, a new multi-year program that TD launched in March 2018 to help individuals and communities prosper. As part of The Ready Commitment, TD targets CDN $1 billion (US $775 million) in total by 2030 towards community giving in four areas critical to opening doors for an inclusive tomorrow – Financial Security, a more Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health. Through The Ready Commitment, TD’s aspiration is to link business, products, services, and community giving to help people feel more confident – not just about their finances, but about their future and their ability to achieve their personal goals in a changing world. For further information, visit  More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including the online grant application, is available at

About TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®
TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 9 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,200 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit Find TD Bank on Facebook at and on Twitter at

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol “TD”. To learn more, visit

About Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Founded in 1881, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is a private, independent institution with a long tradition of academic and research excellence. The College is committed to educating the next generation of leaders in the health care professions and translating scientific discoveries into therapies that benefit humankind. In separate reports by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education and the Brookings Institution, ACPHS was named the #1 value-added college in the country. The College has campuses in Albany, NY, and Colchester, VT. The College has campuses in Albany, NY and Colchester, VT.

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