Education Foundation Receives TD Charitable Grant

October 2020

The Education Foundation of Palm Beach County was awarded a grant for the second consecutive year from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank. The grant contribution will fund the expansion of the Education Foundation’s Supporting Teachers to Accelerate Readers’ Success (STARS) program.



The program provides professional development that incorporates research-based instructional strategies, specialized resources, and classroom materials. In partnership with the School District of Palm Beach County, the program offers strategic support to kindergarten and first grade teachers, enabling them to build their capacity for guided reading instruction.

Teachers at two pilot schools, Orchard View Elementary and Pine Grove Elementary, will be the recipients of the program offerings, which aligns with one of the District’s Strategic Plan long-term outcomes to increase the number of students reading on grade level by third grade.

“Nothing makes a community stronger than the partnership between the business community and the local schools,” said James Gavrilos, President and CEO of the Education Foundation. “We could not be more appreciative of the partnership we have with the TD Charitable Foundation. Their commitment to public education and early literacy is inspiring. They truly understand that reading is the foundation of everything else in education. They and their employees are making a tremendous difference in Palm Beach County.”

The Education Foundation continues to partner with business and community organizations to support the continuum of learning from Pre-K to graduation, ensuring high-quality public education for students throughout Palm Beach County.

"TD understands the critical importance of early learning and that's why we support great partners like the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County and programs that help students in kindergarten through sixth grade improve their reading and math skills," said Pablo Pino, South Florida Commercial Market President for TD Bank. "We are honored to help these students be better prepared for the future."

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