Boys & Girls Clubs of America Honors Toyota Financial Services, Charles Schwab Foundation, and the Deerbrook Charitable Trust

Boys & Girls Clubs of America Honors Toyota Financial Services, Charles Schwab
 Foundation, and the Deerbrook Charitable Trust With Prestigious Philanthropy

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NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2012

NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Boys & Girls Clubs of
America (BGCA) will honor three major supporters with its prestigious
Philanthropy Awards at the youth organization's Board of Governors Dinner at
the Waldorf Astoria this evening. Toyota Financial Services, Charles Schwab
Foundation, and the Deerbrook Charitable Trust will each be recognized for
their long-standing, generous support of BGCA's mission to help young people
achieve great futures.

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"To save and change the lives of millions of youth most in need, Boys & Girls
Clubs of America relies on the generosity and commitment of caring donors from
every sector and industry. You could not find a better complement of great
partners than Toyota, Schwab and Deerbrook," said Boys & Girls Clubs of
America President & CEO Jim Clark. "We are honored to have each of them as
long-time friends, who have invested significantly in our Great Futures
Campaign to give every young person we serve a pathway to success as
contributing citizens and leaders."

Corporate Philanthropy Award: Toyota Financial Services

When Boys & Girls Clubs of America identified academic success as the
cornerstone of its Great Futures Impact Plan, Toyota Financial Services
stepped up immediately to support the organization's transitional education
initiative – Diplomas to Degrees (d2D). Research shows that particularly
among at-risk youth, an increasing number of high school graduates are
ill-equipped to make the challenging transition to college – both academically
and socially.Diplomas to Degrees includes a teen-friendly college guide with
high-yield learning activities, plus college campus visits, helping Club
members to better understand the admissions process. In addition, d2D is
available 24/7 with content posted on BGCA's teen website,

Toyota's support for BGCA extends back more than a decade, including the
engagement of associates as volunteers in local Clubs. Most recently, Toyota
has become a generous supporter of BGCA's Youth of the Year program, offering
academic scholarships at both the state and regional levels.

The Corporate Philanthropy Award will be accepted on behalf of Toyota
Financial Services by the head of the company's Customer Service Center in
Maryland, John Ridgeway, and Regional Manager, Dave Brennan. Presenting the
award on behalf of BGCA will be Helena Foulkes, EVP & Chief Health Care
Strategy and Marketing Officer for CVS Caremark, and a member of BGCA's Board
of Governors.

Foundation Philanthropy Award: Charles Schwab Foundation

The visionary thinking of Charles Schwab Foundation President Carrie
Schwab-Pomerantz some 10 years ago led to the development of the successful
financial literacy program for teens – Money Matters: Make It Count^SM.
Proven highly effective and engaging, Money Matters has provided some 400,000
teen Club members in more than 1,700 Clubs with invaluable knowledge and
skills. In 2011 alone, more than 75,000 teens completed the program, so it
was no surprise to learn that Money Matters is the program of choice among 65
percent of teen-serving Clubs.

Moreover, since 2004, Charles Schwab Foundation has presented $435,000 in
college scholarships to Club teens demonstrating proof of their newly-acquired
financial literacy skills. In 2008, the Foundation added a Money Matters
Ambassador program to provide Club teens with a peer role model and
spokesperson for financial responsibility.

The award will be accepted by Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz. Presenting the award
on behalf of BGCA will be Robbie Bach, former President of the Entertainment &
Devices Division of Microsoft, and a member of BGCA's Board of Governors.

Great Futures Award: the Deerbrook Charitable Trust

The inaugural Great Futures Award will be presented to the Deerbrook
Charitable Trust, which represents the legendary philanthropic generosity of
the family of Hays and Ros Clark. This award recognizes an entity or
individual who has made unparalleled contributions to furthering BGCA's Great
Futures Impact Plan – committed to transforming the lives of an entire
generation of young people.

The Deerbrook Charitable Trust's longtime, deeply-rooted relationship with
Boys & Girls Clubs has resulted in truly generation-changing programs.
Deerbrook has invested significantly in BGCA's efforts to build the capacity
of local Clubs so more children can be served, producing greater impact in
local communities where the needs are greatest.

The Deerbrook Charitable Trust has funded Impact Teams, which provide
specialized expertise and training for local Clubs that request assistance.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Trust provided support to help
restore devastated Club facilities.

In 2012, The Deerbrook Charitable Trust made an unprecedented gift to help
dramatically launch BGCA's Great Futures Campaign, totaling $12 million. This
will enable the national organization to launch a major training initiative
for local Clubs, with the goal of doubling the amount of individual giving
across the entire Boys & Girls Clubs network by 2017.

The award will be accepted by the President of the Deerbrook Charitable Trust,
Val McNeely. Presenting the award on behalf of BGCA will be Rick Goings,
Chairman and CEO of Tupperware Brands Corporation, and a member of BGCA's
Board of Governors.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America ( has
enabledyoung peoplemost in needto achieve great futures as productive,
caring, responsible citizens. Today, nearly 4,000 Clubs serve some 4 million
young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located
incities, towns, public housingand on Native American landsthroughout the
country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S.
military installations worldwide.Theyprovide asafe place, caring adult
mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programson a
daily basisduring critical non-school hours. Club programs promote academic
success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris
Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National
headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at

About Toyota Financial Services

TFS is the finance and insurance brand for Toyota in the United States,
offering retail auto financing and leasing through Toyota Motor Credit
Corporation (TMCC) and Toyota Lease Trust and extended service contracts
through Toyota Motor Insurance Services (TMIS). Lexus Financial Services is
the brand for financial products for Lexus dealers and customers. TFS
currently employs over 3,300 associates nationwide, and has managed assets
totaling $91.7 billion. It is part of a worldwide network of comprehensive
financial services offered by Toyota Financial Services Corporation, a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation. For more information,
please visit

About Charles Schwab Foundation

Charles Schwab Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization funded by The
Charles Schwab Corporation. Its mission is to create positive change through
financial education, philanthropy, and volunteerism. More information is
available at Charles Schwab Foundation is
classified by the IRS as a charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal
Revenue Code. The Foundation is neither a part of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
(member SIPC) nor its parent company, The Charles Schwab Corporation.

About The Deerbrook Charitable Trust

The Deerbrook Charitable Trust is a private foundation established in 2006 by
the late Hays Clark. Mr. Clark had a keen interest in assisting others,
especially children and youth so that they might have opportunities for more
secure futures. The Trust supports selected local, regional, and national
organizations in the United States serving children, youth, and families, with
a focus on organizations committed to improving and increasing effectiveness
in delivering services to alleviate critical shortages of healthcare
providers, non-profit management, and other areas identified by the
trustees.For more information, visit

SOURCE Boys & Girls Clubs of America

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