Thursday, July 31, 2014

Pennstar Bank Supports Local Education

For the ninth consecutive year Pennstar Bank has made a generous contribution to the Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit Program administered by The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains. For the 2012-2013 academic year the bank has contributed $12,000 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 and programs in northeastern Pennsylvania as well as funding special programs in the public schools. Last March Pennstar Bank provided $8,500 to support the engineering program Project Lead the Way in the Susquehanna Community High School.

The Community Foundation has administered the Education Improvement Program since 2003 and in that time has raised more than $1,700,000 for education assistance for 2,000 students attending 37 schools in four counties, as well as funding projects in two public school districts. Since 2004 Pennstar Bank has contributed more than $72,000 for education assistance in northeastern Pennsylvania. Community Foundation President, Peter Quigg, states that "Pennstar Bank has been a consistent supporter of education in our region and their generosity over the years has been a great help to local families and schools."

Pennstar Bank provides personal banking, asset management, and business services. The independent community bank, headquartered in Scranton, Pennsylvania, has 35 offices in six northeastern Pennsylvania counties. Pennstar Bank is a division of NBT Bank, which is based in Norwich, N.Y., and has 93 offices in upstate New York, northwestern Vermont, western Massachusetts, and southern New Hampshire. For more information about the bank please visitwww.pennstarbank.com. For more information about the work of The Community Foundation please visit www.community-foundation.org.

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