Community Arts Center awarded EITC funds from C&N Bank
The Community Arts Center received a $20,000 donation from Citizens & Northern Bank as part of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program, a contribution that will be used to support approved educational programming at the CAC.
“We are appreciative of the Community Arts Center and their efforts to bring educational programming in the arts to the youth in our community," said Thomas Rudy, the bank's region president. "C&N is proud to continue the support of these programs that allow our younger generation to gain exposure to the arts in a facility that has a rich history.”
The Community Arts Center is an approved Educational Improvement Organization through the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development. The EITC program provides tax credits to eligible companies that do business in the state when they contribute to scholarship organizations, educational improvement organizations and/or pre-kindergarten scholarship organizations.
“The financial support we receive from the EITC program is an essential component of much of our community-oriented programming, allowing us to not only showcase local performers in productions like Student Summer Stock and 'The Nutcracker,' but also to provide quality educational programming to area K-12 learners through our Educational Series,” said Jim Dougherty, executive director of the CAC. “The generosity shown by C&N Bank plays a critical role in making those events happen, and we’re very grateful to have the ability to continue contributing to meaningful cultural and educational events for our area.”
Funding for the educational programming is derived from various sources, including EITC funds, individual donations, corporate sponsorships and grants.
“This funding from Citizens & Northern Bank is making a difference and I want to thank them for recognizing how the arts can inspire and transform our youth and, by extension, our community,” said Ana Gonzalez-White, college relations officer in charge of CAC development.
To qualify for the Pennsylvania tax credit, visit the DCED website. If you are already an EITC-approved business, you can choose to direct those funds to the Community Arts Center.
For more information about giving opportunities at the CAC, contact Gonzalez-White by email or at 570-327-7657.
The Community Arts Center is owned and operated by Pennsylvania College of Technology, a national leader in applied technology education.