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First National Bank Supports The College Foundation Through EITC Donation

Posted January 16, 2024 at 9:17 am

First National Bank’s Senior Vice President and Regional Credit Officer, Greg Winger, recently presented a $4,500 donation to the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation. This contribution will be directed towards the College’s Educational Income Tax Credit (EITC) fund, further supporting its mission and initiatives. 

This generous donation will empower the bank and other institutions to contribute to the educational initiatives offered by the College. By maintaining its EITC status and with the support of this exceptional contribution, Penn Highlands will be able to provide classes at a reduced price for students in the Accelerated College Education (ACE) Program and those enrolled in dual enrollment. 

“We have cultivated a strong and enduring relationship with First National Bank,” stated Carole VanMeter, Director of the College Foundation. “They have donated to the Foundation in multiple ways with the intention of helping us grow. This further shows their dedication.” 

EITC supports high school students by offering the opportunity to enroll in college-level courses. Through this program, students can earn credits and gain insight into the potential futures that Penn Highlands can provide them with. 

“First National Bank is pleased to continue our long-standing support of Penn Highlands’ mission and its students,” stated Winger, who also serves as Chairperson of the Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Board of Trustees. 

In 2023, the EITC Program received $17,000 in funds, enabling the College to provide discounted rates on over 7,000 credits to more than 2,000 students who participated in the past year.

College receives donation check from First National Bank. Pictured left to right: Dr. Steve Nunez, College President; Carole VanMeter, College Foundation Director; and Greg Winger, First National Bank Senior Vice President and Regional Credit Officer. (Taken December 2023)