Scranton, PA (April 2, 2019) – Fidelity Bank recently presented a check for $110,000 to the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties through the state’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program to support the United Way’s Pre-Kindergarten scholarship program.
“With the help of generous corporate partners like Fidelity Bank, United Way is committed to ensuring all children in our community have the best chance for success,” 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 Fidelity 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; bridging the gap for families and helping the children get a solid start toward success in school and beyond. Last year, more than 145 local children attended quality preschool programs as a result.
For more information, please contact the United Way at (570) 343-1267 or visit uwlc.net.
Pictured from left are: John Orbin, Vice President, Resource Development/Campaign of United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties; Alex Fried, of Procter & Gamble, 2018-19 United Way Campaign Chair and Dan Santaniello, President and CEO of Fidelity Bank.