THIEL RECEIVES EITC FUNDS FROM FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Feb. 23 , 2010
GREENVILLE, Pa. – On Feb. 19, Jeffrey Wallace, vice president for commercial lending for First National Bank (pictured above with President Troy D. VanAken), presented Thiel College with a check for $9,000. The funds were donated to the college through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC).
EITC allows businesses to direct a portion of their tax dollars to support local organizations, which are designated by the state as approved scholarship, educational improvement and/or a pre-kindergarten scholarship organizations. Thiel College is an education improvement organization, providing educational outreach to local K-12 schools through programs such as College for Kids, Thiel Scholars and Earth Week.
About Thiel College
Founded in 1866, Thiel College is a liberal arts, sciences and professional studies institution located in Greenville, Pa., that provides a great balance of academic challenge, personal and social involvement, and exceptional value to its 1,000 students. For more information about Thiel College, which is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, visit www.thiel.edu or call 800-24-THIEL.