Community Arts Center awarded $2,000 from Jersey Shore State Bank
The Community Arts Center received a $2,000 donation from Jersey Shore State Bank as part of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program. The funds will be used to support approved programming at the CAC.
“We are proud to support the Community Arts Center’s continued commitment to educational programming in the arts and the opportunities afforded to the youth in our community because of it,” said Garrett Sanner, JSSB regional president. “Jersey Shore State Bank recognizes the storied history of the CAC in our area and will continue to do our part to widen its reach in our local communities.”
The Community Arts Center is an approved Educational Improvement Organization by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and 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.
“EITC funds play a critical role in many of our community outreach initiatives, including our ongoing Educational Series performances, our annual holiday staging of 'The Nutcracker,' and Summer Stock opportunities for local high school students,” said Jim Dougherty, executive director of the CAC. “We’re incredibly grateful for Jersey Shore State Bank’s generosity, which will allow us to bring the spectacle of live theater to so many children and community members throughout Central Pennsylvania.”
Funding for the educational programming is derived from various sources, including EITC funds, donations, corporate sponsorships and grants.
“This donation helps us introduce and engage youth and young adults in the various programs available at the Arts Center. I’m very appreciative of this support,” said Ana Gonzalez-White, college relations officer in charge of CAC development.
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.