TD Bank supports the New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce for the sixth year

Gus Penaranda Executive Director of NJPCC and Thomas Hewitt Sr of TD Bank
Gus Penaranda Executive Director of NJPCC and Thomas Hewitt Sr of TD Bank

The New Jersey Pride Chamber of Commerce (NJPCC) announced a Silver Level sponsorship from TD Bank. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ, this is TD’s 6th year as a corporate sponsor of NJPCC. TD Bank is committed to enabling financial strength and success within the communities of 1,100 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida where they aim to help develop their communities to thrive.

TD Bank prides itself on celebrating diversity and inclusion by offering accessible financial products and services. They are committed to creating an inclusive working environment from their tellers to their executives.

Recently, TD lived up to their slogan, America’s Most Convenient Bank©, where they ranked No. 1 for the sixth consecutive year in total number approved U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans by their eastern footprint for the 2022 fiscal year. TD is also ranked #2 as an SBA lender nationwide.

During a special check presentation ceremony at TD Bank’s Ramsey headquarters, a check for $15,000 was presented to Gus Penaranda, the Executive Director of NJPCC, Thomas M. Hewitt, Vice President, Regional Sponsorship Manager for TD Bank’s North New Jersey / Lower Hudson Valley market.

Penaranda thanked Steven Garibell, NJPCC’s Advisory Board Chair, and VP of Diversey Business Development Strategy, TD Bank and Victor Peter Rodriguez, NJPCC Board Director and volunteer-VP of Administration, and Store Manager III, TD Bank.

“TD Bank has a long history of supporting our organization, and not just financially,” said Penaranda, of NJPCC. “TD Bank representatives are on our Board of Directors as well as our Advisory Board Members and they are actively involved with setting the vision and direction of NJPCC in support of the LGBTQ+ and allied business community throughout New Jersey.”

“I am proud of what the NJPCC has accomplished over the last six years and even prouder that TD can play a part in helping the organization build capacity to bring economic empowerment to our diverse business community,” said Garibell, NJPCC’s Advisory Chair. 

“Our partnership goes beyond presenting a check — our employees are engaged in various capacities throughout the year through providing strategic insights as board members, providing helping hands as volunteers, and providing financial empowerment classes for members,” said Garibell.  “We are excited to be part of the continued growth of this amazing organization.”