CAC awarded $1,000 from Susquehanna Community Bank
The Community Arts Center received a $1,000 donation from Susquehanna Community Bank as part of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program. The funding will go to support the Educational Series performances offered to students in the area.
“Susquehanna Community Bank is grateful for the partnership with the CAC and is pleased to support their youth educational programs,” said Mike Loeh, vice president/relationship manager/commercial services manager, Susquehanna Community Bank.
The Community Arts Center is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development as an Educational Improvement Organization. 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.
“We are incredibly grateful for the EITC funding support that we receive, which allows us to continue supporting and developing the arts in our community. Susquehanna Community Bank’s generosity and philanthropy helps to support the creation of unique experiences for children and youth throughout Lycoming and neighboring counties, and allows those children the opportunity for experiences that they might not otherwise have access to,” said Jim Dougherty, executive director of the CAC.
Annually since 2007, the Community Arts Center has been able to provide thousands of students access to exceptional arts programming that enhances the classroom curriculum of nine school districts across a multicounty geographic reach in Northcentral Pennsylvania. The programming also supports and enhances local district curriculums by providing instructors with supporting resources and lesson plans that encourage artifact building by their students.
This performance series includes "Romeo & Juliet," "Full STEAM Ahead Vol. 2: World in Motion," "Keep Marching – The Road to the March on Washington" and "Rosie Revere, Engineer."
“The support the Community Arts Center receives from the business community allows us to engage the youth in these enriching ways, and for many it is also the first time they attend a live professional performance,” said Ana Gonzalez-White, college relations officer in charge of development for the CAC. “I thank Susquehanna Community Bank for their contribution.”
Funding for the educational programs is derived from various sources, including EITC funds, donations, corporate sponsorships and grants.
For more information about giving opportunities at the CAC, contact Gonzalez-White at 570-327-7657 or by email.
The Community Arts Center is owned and operated by Pennsylvania College of Technology, a national leader in applied technology education.