Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Frontier Supports Community Foundation with Pre-K Scholarships for Education

Frontier Pre KFrontier Communications is donating $2,500 to The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains in Pre-Kindergarten scholarship support for children to attend Pre-Schools throughout northeastern Pennsylvania. The scholarship funds are part of Frontier's participation in the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (PA EITC) and will provide an opportunity for eligible children to receive Pre-K tuition assistance.

The PA EITC program offers tax credits to eligible businesses contributing to a state-approved scholarship organization, an educational improvement organization, and/or a pre-kindergarten scholarship organization such as The Community Foundation. The businesses may direct their donations to specific organizations from a list of eligible participants listed on the PA EITC website.

For the 2014-2015 academic year Frontier donated $300,000 overall through the PA EITC program to support scholarships for private education including pre-kindergarten, and educational improvement initiatives approved by the state.

Wyoming County United Way Forms Endowment

WYO United WayThe Wyoming County United Way recently established a sustaining endowment at The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains.  This permanent endowment will provide annual support to the United Way for its operational and administrative expenses so that more proceeds donated to the United Way may be directly used for its charitable and community activities.  As United Way Executive Director, Kristen Huff points out, “if more of our daily administrative expenses can be supported by this endowment, that means that more of our capital campaign donations can have a direct benefit for our member agencies.”  The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains has administered three similar endowments for the support of the Susquehanna County United Way for more than ten years and in that time substantial financing has been provided for daily administrative expenses.  Community Foundation President, Peter Quigg, adds that “by working together our local charitable organizations can achieve a much greater impact for the quality of life in our region.”

The Wyoming County United Way always welcomes donations to help in its mission of supporting local charities and non-profits.  Now, if a donor chooses to do so, tax-deductible donations may also be sent to The Community Foundation to enhance the value of The Wyoming County United Way Endowment so that daily operating expenses are met.  For more information about The Wyoming County United Way and its member agencies please visit www.wyomingcountyunitedway.org. For more information about The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains visit www.community-foundation.org.

People in Photo Left to Right:

Robert Brown: United Way Board Member

Peter Quigg: Community Foundation President

North Branch Land Trust Endows Howland Preserve



Peter Quigg, President, The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains,

(570) 278-3800 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Board of Directors of the North Branch Land Trust recently established the Friends of Howland Preserve Fund with The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains.  This permanent endowment will provide annual support for the Land Trust’s Howland Preserve located on the Vosburg Neck of the Susquehanna River near Tunkhannock.  The estate of Mr. Ernest E. Howland bequeathed his family’s 669-acre estate to the North Branch Land Trust in 2003 which has maintained the property and made it accessible to the general public for hiking, picnicking, boating and general passive outdoor recreation.  The property includes two miles of riparian forest along the Susquehanna River as well as mature conifer and mixed forests.  A 100-year-old barn and two pre-1900 homes exist on the property along with remnants of the historic Pennsylvania & New York Railroad and North Branch Canal. The Friends of Howland Preserve has been formed to maintain this valuable and historic property and this new endowment will help provide permanent financial support so that future generations may enjoy the property.

In addition to this new endowment for Howland Preserve, The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains also administers The North Branch Land Trust Endowment which was formed in 2010 to help support the Land Trust’s stewardship expenses of conserved properties in the Endless Mountains region.  Both permanent endowments can receive additional tax-deductible donations to help increase the support they provide to North Branch Land Trust and to the Howland Preserve.  Donations may be sent to The Community Foundation at 270 Lake Avenue Montrose, PA 18801 or made online at www.community-foundation.org.  To learn more about North Branch Land Trust and The Howland preserve please visit www.nblt.org.

People in Photo left to right:

Maureen Whipple, Doug Wilson, Peter Quigg, Paul Lumia, Sarah Carr, Barb Romanansky, Ali Wilson, Lori Bogedin

Montrose Chamber of Commerce Meet & Greet

smallMCoCAmong the 175 charitable endowments currently managed by The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains is the Montrose Chamber of Commerce Pauline MacNeal Memorial scholarship as well as many others provided by Montrose area businesses. We are pleased to help spread the word about the upcoming Meet & Greet hosted by the Montrose Chamber of Commerce. Please see the annoucement below for more information!

 Good Afternoon Members,

The Montrose Chamber of Commerce along with many local business are hosting an "After Hours" for our members and guests. Please join us for a great night of fun, while you meet with old and new business associates and friends.  There will be plenty of sampling from local vendors and a cash bar. During this event we will also launch our new website.  So please make a point to stop in and see what improvements have been made. This event is open for all members and non-members alike.
Route 706 Montrose, PA
Date/Time Information:
March 26, 2015   5:00pm to 7:30pm

RSVP to Tammy Bonnice This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 570-362-9151


NBT Bank Provides Grant to Mountain View

nbtFeb2015NBT Bank recently provided a $25,000 grant to Mountain View School District in support of the Science and Engineering program Project Lead The Way.  This grant is provided by the bank’s donation to the Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit Program administered by The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains.  Project Lead the Way is a national curriculum that provides a comprehensive approach to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics courses; all of which are vital to today’s workforce.  Project Lead the Way trains teachers to empower their students to learn this important STEM material in a collaborative setting where teamwork and problem solving are valuable components of the classroom.  The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains has also administered Project Lead the Way in the Susquehanna Community School District since 2009 and NBT Bank, previously in the form of Pennstar Bank, has provided substantial funding for that program as well.

NBT Bank offers personal banking, asset management and business services through a network of over 155 banking locations in five states, including upstate New York, northeastern Pennsylvania, northwestern Vermont, western Massachusetts, and southern New Hampshire.  NBT Bank and its parent company, NBT Bancorp Inc., are headquartered in Norwich, NY.  NBT Bancorp Inc. had assets of $7.9 billion as of December 31, 2014, and is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol NBTB.  More information about NBT Bank and NBT Bancorp can be found on the internet at www.nbtbank.com and www.nbtbancorp.com. For more information about the work of The Community Foundation please visit www.community-foundation.org.


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