Donation helps fund Environmental Institute
First National Community Bank (FNCB), the largest community bank in Northeastern Pennsylvania, recently presented Lackawanna College with a donation from funds made available by the Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program that designates funding for educational improvement programs. The $2,000 donation for the Lackawanna College Environmental Institute will help fund innovative environmental educational and community concert programs for hundreds of students in grades K-12 as well as professional development for educators throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. "Thanks to the generous support from FNCB, we have presented dozens of environmental education programs and have been able to expand these offerings while adding additional programming in the areas of arts and culture," said Lackawanna College President Mark Volk. "The tax credit program makes good economic sense for all participants, and FNCB's support will help us to reach new audiences through diversified programs that reinforce the K-12 curriculum." The support of Lackawanna College 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 Lackawanna College. The donation will help fund innovative environmental educational and community concert programs for hundreds of students in grades K-12 as well as professional development for educators throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. From left: Bridget FitzPatrick, Lackawanna College Associate VP of Advancement; Wendy Evans, Community Concerts of Lackawanna College Director; Joseph Earyes, FNCB First Senior Vice President/Retail Banking Officer and Mark Volk, Lackawanna College President.