PA Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program

First Priority Bank, a Division of Mid Penn Bank, today presented Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County, PA, with a $2,500 check.  The check was presented as part of the PA EITC program which helps BBBS of Berks support our SMART (Students & Mentors Achieving Results Together) program at Conrad Weiser, Hamburg, and Oley Valley School Districts.

Casework Manager Liz Werner (far left in picture) — who coordinates SMART at Conrad Weiser — accepted the check.  Others in the picture (from left to right) are:  Turie Sotzin (Community Relations Officer, First Priority Bank), BBBS Executive Director Jim Smith, Amy Leed (Asst. Vice President & Branch Manager), and Peter Johnson (Vice President & Commercial Loan Manager).

EITC contributors have donated more than $27,000 this year to help fund our SMART program.  Other contributors included:

  • Avalon Insurance Company ($5,000)
  • BB&T ($2,500)
  • East Penn Manufacturing ($7,000)
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials ($5,000)
  • UPMC Health Plan ($1,000)
  • VIST Bank ($2,500)
  • Wast Management ($1,000)
  • Weis Markets ($1,000)