FNCB Bank, locally-based since 1910, has announced a $10,000 Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) donation to MyCIL in support of programming at their Transitional Skills Center.
The Transitional Skills Center is a state-of-the-art facility where students with different disabilities develop the skills they need to reach their independent living goals. Part of MyCIL (Northeast PA Center for Independent Living), the Transitional Skills Center features comprehensive and customized programming that includes community-based learning experiences, recreation and wellness, group facilitation and more.
Since 2010, FNCB has contributed almost $2.5 million dollars to local educational and scholarship organizations through the EITC initiative.
The support of MyCIL is part of FNCB’s larger Community Caring initiative. As a true, local community bank, FNCB Bank is making a difference through volunteerism, donations and outreach programs.
Fidelity Bank recently presented non-profit organizations and educational institutions with Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) funds totaling over $1.054 million. Ranging from $1,000 to $141,000 per organization, the amount of financial support the Bank has been able to provide to organizations has nearly doubled since 2019.
“We are pleased to partner with Fidelity Bank through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program,” said Melissa Turlip, Director of Programming, Commonwealth Charitable Management, Inc. “Funds were provided to twelve high schools in northeastern Pennsylvania to support Dual Enrollment programs. The funds offset the costs for participating students to earn college credits while in high school and are a huge benefit to hundreds of students.”
“As a community bank, Fidelity is proud to invest in the communities we serve,” said Daniel J. Santaniello, president and CEO, Fidelity Bank. “With so many families and school districts facing economic hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for funding is more important than ever. The local students who benefit from the enriched educational experiences provided by these funds are the future. We wish them great success as they pursue their educational goals and dreams.”
The EITC program provides tax credits to eligible businesses contributing to scholarship and educational improvement organizations. In keeping with Fidelity Bank’s commitment to support the communities it serves, the program benefits students in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. Through partnerships between local businesses, parents, and scholarship organizations, EITC funding gives local students opportunities for better educational outcomes.
Fidelity Bank recently presented a $5,000 check to Leadership Lackawanna through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program to support various programming.
Leadership Lackawanna is Northeastern Pennsylvania’s premier community leadership and professional development organization. Its three areas – Core, Executive and Tomorrow’s Leaders Today – enhance the skills and knowledge of emerging and advanced professionals, enabling them to better serve in their organization and communities. Established in 1982, Leadership Lackawanna has graduated more than 2,000 community leaders.
Shown from left in photo: Daniel J. Santaniello President and Chief Executive Officer, Fidelity Bank; Nicole Morristell, director, Leadership Lackawanna, and Salvatore R. DeFrancesco, Jr. Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Fidelity Bank.