March 4, 2019

PeoplesBank recently gathered representatives of sixty three organizations throughout South Central Pennsylvania at the Belmont Theatre to present them with checks totaling $800,000. These funds represent contributions made by PeoplesBank through Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit program.

“We are delighted to provide this funding through the EITC program, which has allowed us to support local organizations as they focus on improving the educational programs throughout our community,” said Larry J. Miller, Executive Chair of the company. “We are dedicated to investing in the future of our youth and this is an excellent opportunity for us to give back to the communities we serve in South Central Pennsylvania.“ Since the start of this program, PeoplesBank has dedicated over $7.2 million to help fund these exceptional programs.

The 63 organizations who received funding are listed below:

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of York County
Boy Scouts of America – New Birth of Freedom
Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster
Byrnes Health Education Center
Childrens Home of York
Christian School of York
Creative York
Crispus Attucks Association, Inc.
Cultural Alliance of York County
Donegal School District Education Foundation
DreamWrights Youth & Family Theatre
Eagle Foundation
Elizabethtown Area Education Foundation
Fredrickson Library Association
Hanover Foundation for Excellence in Education, Inc.
Harrisburg Academy
Hempfield Foundation
House of Hope – York, PA
Joseph T. Simpson Public Library
Junior Achievement of South Central PA
Keystone Christian Academy
Lancaster Education Foundation
Lancaster Science Factory
Leg Up Farm, Inc.
Logos Academy
Manheim Central Foundation for Educational Enrichment
Manheim Township Educational Foundation
Penn Manor School District Education Foundation
Pennsylvania State University Philanthropic Fund
Polar Bear Foundation
Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center
South Eastern Community Education Foundation
South Western Education Foundation
Southern York County School District Foundation
Spanish American Civic Association
St. John the Baptist School
Saint Joseph School—Mechanicsburg
St. Patrick Catholic School
Steam Into History, Inc.
Susquehanna Waldorff School
The Appell Center for the Performing Arts
The Arc of York County
The Belmont Theatre
The Columbia Education Foundation
The Foundation for the West York Area School District, Inc.
The Janus School
The Lion Foundation Camp Hill School District
The Salvation Army, York PA
The Wildcat Foundation
Water Street Ministries
West Shore Foundation
YMCA of York and York County
York Academy Foundation
York Catholic High School
York Country Day School
York County History Center
York County Library System
York Suburban Education Foundation
York Symphony Orchestra
YWCA of Hanover
YWCA of Lancaster


Established in 2001, the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program provides incentives to businesses and non-profit entities for the purpose of developing and funding innovative educational programs. Innovative educational programs are defined as programs that are not part of the regular academic program of a public school but that enhance the curriculum or academic program of the public school. Funds may also be used to provide tuition to eligible students to attend a school participating in the program.


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