NEP Telephone provide $30,000 for local education
NEP Telephone Provides $30,000 For Local Education
September 18, 2014 Montrose, PA: For the eighth consecutive year NEP Telephone, headquartered in Forest City, has made a generous contribution to the Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit Program administered by The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains. For the 2014-2015 academic year the regional telephone company has contributed $30,000 which will help provide tuition assistance to approximately 250 students from low and moderate income families who attend Pre-School and tuition based K-12 schools in northeastern Pennsylvania as well as funding special programs in the public schools. The Community Foundation has administered the Education Improvement Program since 2003 and in that time has raised more than $2,000,000 for education assistance for 2,500 students attending 37 schools in Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, and Wyoming counties, as well as funding projects in the Abington Heights, Montrose Area, and Susquehanna Community School Districts. Including this recent donation NEP Telephone has contributed $258,000 for education assistance in northeastern Pennsylvania since 2007. Community Foundation President, Peter Quigg, states that “NEP Telephone has been an outstanding supporter of education in our region and their incredible generosity over the years has been a great help to local families and schools.”
In addition to this education assistance the Tourje family, proprietors of NEP Telephone for many generations, also hold the Jessie Osgood Tourje Memorial Fund at The Community Foundation that provides funding for special projects in the Blue Ridge, Forest City Regional, Mountain View, and Susquehanna Community School Districts. Over the years this permanent endowment has provided assistance for special projects such as Industrial Arts programs, anti-bullying assemblies, weather stations, libraries, outdoor classrooms, and tele-conference courses with the Philadelphia Art Museum. NEP Telephone provides phone, wireless, internet, and television service in northeastern Pennsylvania. Visit www.nep.net to learn more about their services. For more information about the work of The Community Foundation please visit www.community-foundation.org.
People in Photograph left to right:
Steven Tourje: President & CEO Northeastern PA Telephone Co.
Peter Quigg: President The Community Foundation