LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring TD Bank N.A. upon the occasion of its designation as a 2013 SUNY New Paltz School of Business Hall of Fame inductee, on May 9, 2013 WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to commend those illustrious businesses within the State of New York whose focus and intent have made a substantial impact on the quality of life in their communities; and WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long- standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor TD Bank N.A. upon the occasion of its designation as a 2013 SUNY New Paltz School of Business Hall of Fame inductee, as distinguished recipient of the Dean's Award of Excellence; and WHEREAS, The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Thurs- day, May 9, 2013, at the Wiltwyck Golf Club in Kingston, New York; and WHEREAS, TD Bank N.A. has earned this prestigious award in recognition of the spirit of community and civic engagement which embodies the very core of its corporate citizenship philosophy; and WHEREAS, TD Bank N.A. is one of the 10 largest banks in the United States, with more than 27,800 employees and deep roots in the community dating back more than 150 years; and WHEREAS, TD Bank N.A. is committed to making a meaningful and positive contribution to the individuals, families, businesses, and communities within its marketplace, with particular emphasis on promoting economic empowerment, youth development and community involvement; and WHEREAS, Through the TD Charitable Foundation, TD Bank N.A. provides significant and essential financial assistance to health and human services organizations, as well as for a wide variety of cultural and community events; and WHEREAS, TD Bank employees, the company's greatest asset, exemplify the corporate objectives and philosophy of "giving back" to those they serve; each year they donate more than 250,000 volunteer hours, by serv- ing on boards, working in schools, and supporting local non-profit organizations in countless ways; and WHEREAS, Some of the associations supported by TD Bank employees include the United Way, March of Dimes, Special Olympics and Junior Achievement; and WHEREAS, TD Bank N.A. assiduously works day after day, year after year, to make communities stronger, more vibrant, and prosperous through the efforts of their employees and their ongoing financial commitment; and WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when businesses of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought to our attention, they should be celebrated and recognized by all the citizens of the great State of New York; now, therefore, be it RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to honor TD Bank N.A. upon the occasion of its designation as a 2013 SUNY New Paltz School of Business Hall of Fame inductee; and be it further RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran- smitted to TD Bank N.A.