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Community Bank Supports United Way's Education Programs

$15,000 Donation to Help Children succeed

Scranton, PA  – Community Bank, NA recently presented a check for $15,000 to the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties through the state’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program with $5,000 of those funds targeted for Allied Services’ DePaul School.

“With the help of corporate partners like Community Bank, United Way is committed to ensuring all children in our community enter school ready to learn with the tools they’ll need for success from kindergarten through graduation,” said Gary Drapek, president of the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties.

The funding was made possible through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s EITC program which provides Community Bank and other eligible businesses with a tax credit for donations to a nonprofit scholarship or educational improvement organization such as the United Way. Through this program, tuition assistance is provided for children from income eligible families to attend quality, approved pre-kindergarten programs and other fee-based schools.

Pictured, from left are: Barbara Maculloch, President of PA Banking, Community Bank, NA;  Nikki Keller, Vice President of Community Impact Marketing, and Dan Nowakowski, Campaign Manager, United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties.