Fidelity Supports Community Projects

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Fidelity Bank recently made a gift of $120,000 to the Diocese of Scranton Scholarship Foundation. Shown at left: Jim Bebla, Diocesan Secretary for Development, accepts a check from Joseph Tomko, Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager at Fidelity Bank.

Fidelity Bank, in Dunmore, recently presented 37 local non-profit organizations and educational institutions with Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) funds totaling $630,000. Contributions ranged from $2,500 to $120,000 per organization.

The EITC program is in keeping with Fidelity Bank’s commitment to support the communities it serves in Northeastern Pennsylvania through charitable giving. Through partnerships between local businesses, parents, and scholarship organizations, EITC funding gives local students opportunities for better educational outcomes.

“Fidelity Bank is proud to support the education of talented young people in Northeastern[DS1] Pennsylvania. The Bank’s participation in the EITC program is an important investment in the communities we serve, and we look forward to watching the youth of our region grow and prosper,” said Daniel J. Santaniello, President and CEO, Fidelity Bank.

Fidelity gives to Girl Scouts

In support of Girls Go STEM programs, Fidelity Bank recently contributed $2,500 in EITC funding to the Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA. From left; Lyndsey Mackie, Major Gifts Officer, Girl Scouts in the Heart of PA, and Nicole Yazinski, Accounts Payable Representative, Fidelity Bank.

Among the organizations which received contributions from Fidelity were: Diocese of Scranton Scholarship Foundation, United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties, $120,000; Greater Scranton YMCA in Dunmore, $30,000; Commonwealth Charitable Management, Greater Pittston YMCA, Luzerne County Community Foundation, Nativity/Miguel School of Scranton, Northeastern Pennsylvania Educational Television Association (WVIA), PA Council on Financial Literacy, Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, Scranton Preparatory School scholarship fund, Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, $20,000; Marywood University’s MOMENTUM program, Wyoming Valley Montessori School, $15,000; King’s College Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Program, Lackawanna College for Environmental Education Center, NEPA Center for Independent Living, NeighborWorks NEPA, University of Scranton for the University of Success program; , United Way of Wyoming Valley; Scranton Hebrew Day School scholarship fund, $10,000.

Also,  F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts for Arts in Education program, Jewish Community Alliance of Northeastern Pennsylvania; Junior Achievement of NEPA; Leadership Lackawanna, Misericordia University’s Speech Language and Hearing Center; Skills in Scranton, Voluntary Action Center (VAC), Women’s Resource Center (WRC), $,5000; Abington Community Library, Abington Heights Educational Improvement Organization, Outreach, and Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, $2,500.

Fidelity gives to Neighborworks EITC

Fidelity Bank recently awarded a $10,000 EITC contribution to the Scranton Foreclosure Prevention and Homebuyer Education Initiative of NeighborWorks NEPA. From left; Dragan Jokic, Green Ridge Branch Manager, Fidelity Bank, and Jessie Ergott, President and CEO, NeighborWorks NEPA.

To learn more about the EITC program and view of list of the organizations receiving EITC funding through Fidelity Bank, visit

Fidelity Bank has built a strong history as trusted advisors to the customers served, and is proud to be an active member of the community of Northeastern Pennsylvania. With multiple branch locations throughout Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties, Fidelity Bank offers full-service Trust & Investment Departments, a mortgage center, and an array of personal and business banking products and services.

The Bank provides 24 hour, 7 day a week service to customers through branch offices, online at, and through the Customer Care Center at 1-800-388-4380.

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