First National Bank Supports Goodwill’s Innovative Educational ProgramsJanuary 19, 2017, Press Release
JOHNSTOWN, PA, January 19, 2017—Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies has received a $5,000 charitable contribution from First National Bank (FNB), Central Mountain Region through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED’s) Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. Goodwill is a state-approved Educational Improvement Organization under the program, qualifying the agency to receive contributions from businesses who apply to reduce their state tax liability.
Charitable contributions to Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies through the DCED’s EITC Program enable public schools to systematically choose Goodwill’s Innovative Educational Programs that are not feasible through schools’ current budgets. Goodwill will apply FNB’s generous contribution to support Innovative Educational Programs designed to help prepare youth for careers through a variety of career services including career exploration, career development, and employability skills training.
“Goodwill is honored to be selected by First National Bank to receive this contribution through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program, stated Bradley R. Burger, President/CEO of Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies. Helping to mold today’s students into tomorrow’s prepared workforce is a strong vision at Goodwill,” he added.
Businesses that are interested in reducing their state tax liability through a contribution to Goodwill may contact Ann Torledsky, Vice-President of Workforce Development at (814) 536-3536, ext. 230 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the DCED’s EITC Program, visit www.newpa.com/eitc. To learn more about Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies, visit www.GoGoodwill.org.Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies (formerly Goodwill Industries of the Conemaugh Valley, incorporated in 1962) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Johnstown, Pennsylvania serving the counties of Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Huntingdon, Indiana, Somerset, and a portion of Westmoreland. Revenue from the sale of donated goods in the organization’s 10 Goodwill Retail Stores supports its mission of empowering individuals and families with employment barriers to achieve their fullest potential in the community through work services. Adult and youth services include education and career services, job placement, postemployment supports, and psychiatric rehabilitation. The agency is an independent, community-based member organization of Goodwill Industries International, a 179-member network in the U.S., Canada, and 13 other countries. Learn more at www.GoGoodwill.org.