As we celebrate Black History Month this year, things feel different. As they should, honestly.
With the weight of an unprecedented year on our collective shoulders, this February is not just another Black History Month. Not for you, not for us — not for this community or this country. And although change can feel uncomfortable, that usually means it’s a real opportunity for growth.
This February and beyond, we want you to know we are fully committed to helping drive progress, for you and for our fellow TD colleagues — through our business and through our philanthropy. We want you to know that our efforts in helping create a more equitable tomorrow can’t and won’t stop here.
Diversity and inclusion are deeply embedded in everything we do at TD. We can’t provide the service, convenience and advice our valued customers rely on without authentically engaging with and supporting the larger Greenville community where we live and work.
Black History Month is a time to reflect and celebrate. That’s why we are excited to join you in honoring the legacy of local Black icons and their contributions to the Upstate, and amplifying the voices and stories that can help us all learn and grow.
We look forward to a better 2021, but we also acknowledge that a lot more work needs to be done. Across TD, there is a powerful commitment to demonstrate strong and sustained action to support Black colleagues, customers and communities and contribute to meaningful, measurable change.
We’re stronger together.
And we look forward to reflecting, learning and working alongside you this month and every month after towards a better tomorrow.
Bruce Benson, Retail Market Manager, TD Bank
Chris Fincher, Regional Vice President, TD Bank