February 14, 2020 | Angie Helton | Northeast Media Associates

JMG Chosen as 2020 TD Beach to Beacon 10K Beneficiary!

Nonprofit is focused on helping Maine students reach their fullest potential

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (February 13, 2020) – Race organizers announced today that JMG is the charitable race beneficiary of the 2020 TD Beach to Beacon 10K.

JMG is a nonprofit that partners with public education and private businesses to offer results-driven solutions to ensure all Maine students graduate, attain post-secondary credentials, and pursue meaningful careers.

“JMG has a long track record of helping Maine students succeed,” said Larry Wold, Commercial Market President of Maine, TD Bank. “The work they are doing is making a difference to young people across the state and is helping empower the next generation of leaders. We are delighted to have them on board as this year’s beneficiary of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K.”

The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank (TDBank.com), will provide a $30,000 donation to JMG. The TD Charitable Foundation has now donated more than $690,000 to Maine charities since the inception of the race in 1998.

JMG will benefit from additional fundraising activities, including the race’s charity bib program, as well as increased awareness through its association with one of Maine’s premiere sporting events. Previous beneficiaries have raised at least $1.6 million beyond the cumulative TD Charitable Foundation donations.

“Community and business partnerships are an essential component of JMG’s success,” said Craig Larrabee, President and CEO of JMG. “We are so appreciative of TD Bank and the TD Bank Charitable Foundation’s long-standing support of our work, and are honored to be selected as the beneficiary of this iconic race.”

JMG programs are hosted within Maine’s public schools, and classes and year-round activities are led by JMG Specialists serving as mentors and educators. Specialists develop student-centered, personalized education plans delivered through a competency-based curriculum focusing on academic knowledge, career development skills, leadership, and teamwork.

JMG’s programs include:

  • Middle School Program—Core and Customized
  • High School Program—Core and Customized
  • College Success Program
  • Opportunity Passport TM
  • Career Preparation and Financial Literacy Partnership
  • High School Completion Program
  • MELMAC Program
  • JMG Career Prep at LearningWorks
  • JMG Pathway Navigators
  • JAG New EnglandTo learn more about JMG’s programs, visit www.jmg.org.

The TD Beach to Beacon 10K draws runners from New England and throughout the world to picturesque Cape Elizabeth. The race begins on Route 77 near the Crescent Beach State Park entrance, winds along tree-lined streets and past breathtaking ocean vistas and ends in Fort Williams Park at historic Portland Head Light, the most photographed lighthouse in the world.

In 2019, the 22nd running of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K included 6,417 finishers from nine countries, 42 states, and almost 260 Maine cities and towns. Thousands of spectators cheered runners along the route and at the finish, and more than 800 volunteers helped ensure a smooth operation. The race debuted in 1998 with 2,408 runners crossing the finish line.

More than $90,000 in prize money is awarded to the top finishers and place winners in various categories for men and women, and a separate $30,000 donation is provided to a designated beneficiary each year by the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®.

With its combined focus on sustainability and charitable donations, the TDB2B10K exemplifies TD Bank’s longstanding commitment to community enrichment through The Ready Commitment, a multi-year platform that actively promotes inclusivity, economic vitality, environmental wellbeing and health, and increases opportunities for people of all backgrounds to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Through this platform, TD Bank 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 additional information about the race, visit b2bdevelopment.wpengine.com, and find the TD Beach to Beacon 10K on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Media Contact: Angie Helton at 207-653-0365 or angie@nemediaassociates.com. Photos Courtesy of JMG.

JMG is a statewide, private nonprofit that partners with public education and private businesses to offer results-driven solutions to ensure all Maine students graduate, attain post-secondary credentials and pursue meaningful careers. JMG provides more than 11,000 students a year with the skills and experience they will need to reach their potential. JMG graduates become engaged members of their communities, productive adults in the workforce, and contributors to Maine’s economy.

About The TD Charitable Foundation

The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank ®, one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has distributed over $199 million and more than 19,400 grants through donations to local nonprofits from Maine to Florida. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including the online grant application, is available at TDBank.com.

About TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank ®

   TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of the Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol “TD”. To learn more, visit
www.td.com.TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 9 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,200 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In management services through TD Wealth ®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit www.tdbank.com. Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDBank and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US.