Community Bank, N.A. gives to Diocese of Scranton Scholarship Foundation


Jim Bebla, Diocesan Secretary for Development, left and Lindsay Doherty, EITC/OSTC Coordinator for the Diocese of Scranton, right, accept a $77,500 check for the Diocese of Scranton Scholarship Foundation from Alison Zurawski, of Community Bank, N.A. The contribution was made through Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program, which provides need-based tuition assistance to students attending Diocesan schools. Community Bank, N.A. presented the Diocesan Scholarship Foundation with a $62,500 contribution through the EITC program and a $15,000 contribution through the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) program, which provides scholarship assistance to eligible families who reside within the boundary of an under-performing school, as determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Since 2004, Community Bank, N.A. the former First Liberty Bank & Trust, has contributed more than $802,500 to Catholic education in the Diocese of Scranton.

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