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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 3:30pm
Dobbs Ferry Campus

Mercy College has opened the new TD Bank Veterans Center on its Dobbs Ferry Campus. The facility was made possible with the financial support of a $25,000 grant from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®. Mercy College serves close to 300 veteran students, 150 of which call the Dobbs Ferry Campus their home.

The TD Bank Veterans Center will provide veterans with a personalized space that will be used for peer-to-peer mentoring, study groups, programming and a place of solitude to study. The Center includes a state-of-the-art study center, complete with computers, a laser jet color printer, study tables and bookshelves. The space also includes a space to relax, with recliners and a mini kitchen that includes a refrigerator and coffee maker.

“The TD Bank Veterans Center will further facilitate our soldiers’ transition to students and into successful careers,” said Tim Hall, Mercy College President. “We are proud to serve so many veteran students on Mercy’s Dobbs Ferry Campus, and we are thankful to TD Bank, whose donation was instrumental in making the Veterans Center possible.”

"Our country's veterans have made sacrifices to ensure the freedom that we all enjoy,” said Stephen Moroney, TD Bank Senior Vice President.  “When they return from service they deserve the support of their communities as they embark on the next chapter of their lives. The Mercy College TD Bank Veterans Center is providing that support and we at TD are proud to partner with Mercy College in this endeavor."

Designated as a “Yellow Ribbon” institution by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Mercy College offers courses specifically designed for armed forces members and military veterans who wish to advance their education or career during and after their service. The Personalized Achievement Contract Program (PACT) assigns a professionally trained mentor to each student for one-on-one engagement, to assist with academic life, financial aid and successful career development. Veterans and those serving on active duty have their own assigned PACT counselor, Viviana DeCohen, who is a veteran of the Marine Corps.

“This new facility will give the military reservists and veterans of Mercy College access to the resources they require,” said Viviana DeCohen, Military & Veterans PACT Counselor. “This is an opportunity to empower these students so they can advance themselves socially and academically.”

This contribution supports TD's longstanding commitment to community enrichment through its newly launched Ready Commitment, a multi-year platform that actively promotes inclusivity, economic vitality, environmental wellbeing and health, enabling people of all backgrounds to succeed in a rapidly changing world. As part of The Ready Commitment, TD targets CDN $1 billion (US $775 million) in total by 2030 towards community giving in four critical areas: Financial Security, a more Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health. Through this platform, TD aspires to create a more inclusive tomorrow -- helping people of all backgrounds feel more confident, not just about their finances, but about their ability to achieve their goals. For information, visit