$85,400 donation will help provide scholarships for eligible families
First National Community Bank (FNCB), locally-based for over 100 years, today announced an $85,400 donation to the Diocese of Scranton as part of its $181,000 Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) commitment for 2013. The donation will help provide tuition assistance to students enrolled in pre-school, elementary and high school programs.
"We are very grateful for the continued support of FNCB to the EITC program," said Dr. Kathleen P. Hanlon Diocesan Secretary for Catholic Schools/Superintendent of Schools. "Their generosity gives many families the opportunity to choose a Catholic education for their children."
Each year, more than 1000 families receive tuition awards, many of which have been funded through FNCB’s contributions.
"Since 2010, FNCB has contributed nearly $350,000 to the Diocese of Scranton Scholarship Foundation providing financial assistance to many deserving families." said Joseph Earyes, FNCB Chief Retail Banking & Operations Officer.
The support of the Diocese of Scranton is part of FNCB’s larger Community Caring initiative. As a true, local community bank, FNCB is making a difference through volunteerism, donations and outreach programs.
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Representatives from First National Community Bank (FNCB) present an $85,400 Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) donation to the Diocese of Scranton. The donation will help provide tuition assistance to students enrolled in pre-school, elementary and high school programs. From left: Joseph Earyes, FNCB Chief Retail Banking & Operations Officer; Lindsay Doherty, Diocesan EITC/OSTC Coordinator; Dr. Kathleen P. Hanlon, Diocesan Secretary for Catholic Schools/Superintendent of Schools; Steven Tokach, FNCB President and Chief Executive Officer; and Jerry Champi, FNCB Chief Operating Officer.