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RBC Bank Presents $10,000 Check to Teach for America



Pictured Left to Right: Brittany Tharrington (a new Teach for America teacher) and her mom Rita Kuhn (RBC Bank employee), Robert Orr (development director for Teach For America), and David Reid (regional manager for RBC Bank).

Donation Brings Bank’s Total Giving to Nonprofit in Past 5 Years to More than $95,000


Raleigh, N.C. - June 6, 2011 – At a recent ceremony at the RBC Bank Plaza lobby in downtown Raleigh, representatives of RBC Bank presented Teach For America with a donation of $10,000. Brittany Tharrington, a 2011 Teach For America teacher who will begin working in Nashville, Tenn., this fall, and her mom Rita Kuhn, who is an RBC Bank employee in Rocky Mount, were on-hand for the check presentation to Robert Orr, development director for Teach For America.

Founded in 1990, Teach for America today has more than 8,200 first- and second-year Teach For America teachers working in 39 urban and rural regions across the country. These teachers, called corps members, commit two years to the program. Since its launch, Teach For America has reached more than three million students, and the teaching corps network has grown to more than 28,000 individuals, becoming one of the nation's largest providers of teachers for low-income communities and a recognized pipeline of leaders committed to educational equity and excellence.

RBC Bank has long been a strong supporter of the organization, giving $95,600 over the past five years, providing executive leadership to the local Teach For America boards, and welcoming incoming Nash/Edgecombe Teach For America corps members to meals and networking opportunities with bank employees.

“On behalf of RBC Bank, I am pleased to present this check and to offer our continued support of this outstanding organization,” said David Reid, regional manager for RBC Bank. “I am also pleased to congratulate Brittany Kuhn for her selection as a Teach For America corps member. This is a very competitive process, being chosen is a high honor, and you have made all of us proud.”

About RBC Bank

RBC Bank, headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., offers a wide range of financial services and advice to individuals, businesses and public institutions throughout the Southeast. RBC Bank’s network includes more than 420 full-service banking centers in six states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia), an extensive ATM network and telephone and online banking. RBC Bank is the 40th largest U.S. bank by consolidated assets, according to SNL Financial’s List of the Nation’s 50 Largest Banks, September 2010. RBC Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) (RY on the TSX and NYSE), Canada's largest and most stable bank as measured by assets and market capitalization. For ten consecutive years, RBC has been named to the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. RBC has been listed as one of the most sustainable large corporations in the world for six years in a row, according to the annual ranking by Corporate Knights. And, in February of this year, RBC was ranked 31st in The World's Most Respected Companies by Barron's, and third among financial institutions. More information about RBC Bank may be found at

About Teach For America

Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. Today, more than 8,200 corps members are teaching in 39 regions across the country while 20,000 Teach For America alumni continue working from inside and outside the field of education for the fundamental changes necessary to ensure educational excellence and equity. For more information, visit