The Dime Bank Donates to the Wayne County Community Foundation

The Dime Bank donated $50,000.00 to the Wayne County Community Foundation (WCCF) through the PA Department of Community and Economic Development’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program.

Through the WCCF, The Dime Bank’s donation provides significant funding for the Wayne Highlands, Western Wayne, Wallenpaupack, and Forest City Regional school districts for STEM programming, nutrition education, math/language arts summer and after school programs, and dual enrollment scholarships for college courses at Johnson College.

WCCF Executive Director Ryanne Jennings stated, “This year the schools have some innovative stuff happening including Wallenpaupack’s aviation program. We really appreciate businesses’ support, like The Dime Bank, of the EITC program through the WCCF. This program allows our school districts to provide additional and innovative STEM programming in the district. The Foundation also benefits from the administrative fee for managing the EITC program and is able to provide capacity building, grant making, and fundraising technical assistance to nonprofits in our community year-round.”

Wallenpaupack Area High School BCIT Department Chair, WASA Founder/Director Eric Greenberger stated, “The Wallenpaupack Aeronautical Science & Aviation program prepares young people in our community for specific careers in the aviation industry. Students can pursue academic pathways that include professional pilot, aviation management, air traffic control, and aviation maintenance.  Students that successfully complete the program may continue their studies at local universities and or flight schools while attaining credentials necessary for employment at local, regional, and other airport facilities. EITC funding is used to support instructional equipment, tools, supplies, professional consultation, and other essential building blocks of the program.  This unique academic opportunity is a testament to the consistent efforts of The Dime Bank to invest in local community, education, and infrastructure.  A strong investment in our young people today, will yield great returns for all of us in the future.”