Donation helps fund innovative educational programming
First National Community Bank (FNCB), the largest community bank in Northeastern Pennsylvania, recently presented Wilkes University with a donation from funds made available by the Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program that designates funding for educational improvement programs. The gift will support innovative programming at Wilkes, including Science in Motion, Women Empowered by Science, and Adventures in Science. These programs provide multiple opportunities for strengthening engagement with science among students in public schools.
Science in Motion enables Wilkes mobile educators to present labs utilizing high tech instrumentation to high school science students. Women Empowered by Science is a program designed for young women entering grades seven and eight who show a sincere interest in science. Adventures in Science brings fifth grade students on to Wilkes University campus annually to participate in science experiments and workshops. The support of Wilkes University represents part of FNCB's larger Community Caring initiative. Through outreach programs, donations and an employee volunteer network, FNCB is committed to helping the communities they serve.
Founded in 1910, FNCB supports its mission: Simply a better bank(tm) with an endless commitment to the communities we serve. With 21 branches throughout Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, and Wayne counties, FNCB is the largest community bank in Northeastern Pennsylvania leading the way in personal, small business and commercial banking solutions. For more information, visit www.fncb.com
FNCB presents a $2,000 Educational Improvement Tax Credit donation to Wilkes University. The donation will help fund innovative programming at Wilkes, including Science in Motion, Women Empowered by Science, and Adventures in Science. These programs provide multiple opportunities for strengthening engagement with science among students in public schools. From left: Michael Wood, Vice-President of Advancement, Wilkes University; Debbie Skurkis, FNCB Assistant Vice President/Regional Manager; Joe Angelella, FNCB Vice President/Relationship Manager; and Dr. Patrick Leahy, President, Wilkes University