Goodwill Receives EITC Contribution from Northwest Savings Bank

October 30, 2012, Press Release
EITC Contributino from Northwest Savings Bank

Ann Torledsky, Goodwill’s Vice President of Workforce Development and Phyllis J. Bandstra, Goodwill’s President & CEO are presented with a check from Northwest Savings Bank representatives Debra Bender and Diane Wilson.

JOHNSTOWN, PA, October 30, 2012—Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies has received a $5,000 charitable donation from Northwest Savings Bank through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). Under the program, Goodwill is approved as an Educational Improvement Organization, qualifying the agency to receive donations.

Goodwill will apply Northwest Savings Bank’s contribution to support its Innovative Education Programs designed to assist area school students in increasing skills in career exploration and development and in social, life, and communication skills. In addition, Goodwill’s workforce-readiness helps prepare students for post-secondary education, employment, or other vocational interests.

Businesses can make a charitable donation to approved organizations based on the amount of state taxes they owe. In return, the businesses receive a 75% tax credit (up to $400,000) when they file their state taxes. A two-year commitment at the same funding level earns a business a 90% tax credit.

To make a contribution to Goodwill, or for more information on Goodwill’s Innovative Educational Programs, please contact Ann Torledsky, Goodwill’s Vice-President of Workforce Development at (814) 536-3536, ext. 230 or

Goodwill Industries of the Conemaugh Valley (GICV), Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1962 to empower individuals and families with employment barriers to achieve their fullest potential in the community through work services. Headquartered in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, GICV serves individuals with disabilities and disadvantages, dislocated workers, youth, and other job seekers throughout south central Pennsylvania in the counties of Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Huntingdon, Indiana, Somerset and a portion of Westmoreland by providing education and career services as well as job placement and postemployment supports. GICV is a community-based member organization of Goodwill Industries International, a 179-member network in the U.S., Canada, and 13 other countries. Learn more at
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