February 13, 2020
Dollar Bank is supporting local students by contributing $30,000 to Washington County Community Foundation’s education programs.
Dollar Bank designated $20,000 for the EOS Fund, which awards scholarships to needy students, who live within the attendance boundaries of a low-achieving school, to attend a participating non-public school –- or a participating public school outside of the recipient’s school district of residence –- through Pennsylvania’s Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit program.
Additionally, Dollar Bank gave $10,000 for the ESO Fund, which provides scholarships to families for non-public K-12 programs through the state’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit program.
“For more than 165 years, Dollar Bank has been committed to serving the needs of our communities, and our communities can only grow stronger by investing in local students,” Dollar Bank Vice President, Treasury Management Joe Stromei said. “Every student deserves access to a high-quality educational experience, and the need-based scholarships provided by the WCCF’s EOS Fund and ESO Fund ensure that qualified students have options for learning that best meet their needs. One of the highlights of my year is meeting the students who receive Dollar Bank-sponsored scholarships and hearing how these awards will help them pursue exciting new opportunities.”
Through its educational funds, the WCCF has awarded over $3,100,000 in grants and local scholarships.
About Dollar Bank
Dollar Bank has assets of more than $9 billion. Today, Dollar Bank operates more than 70 locations throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Virginia and has over 1,300 employees. For more than 160 years, Dollar Bank has grown to become a large, full service, regional bank committed to providing the highest quality of banking services to individuals and businesses. Dedicated to aiding the communities it serves, Dollar Bank supports quality of life initiatives, financial literacy programs, and organizations dedicated to helping individuals and families in need. Dollar Bank (www.dollar.bank) is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
About the Washington County Community Foundation
This year marks the Community Foundation’s 25th anniversary. Its mission is to improve the quality of life in Washington County by promoting and facilitating philanthropy. The Foundation, the largest publicly supported grant-making foundation headquartered in Washington County, has awarded nearly $17 million in grants since its inception. In addition to administering a broad grant-making program, the Foundation hosts an annual community-wide day of giving, WCCF Gives, and awards scholarships to post-secondary and pre-kindergarten students, as well as students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 attending non-public schools. Cumulatively, more than $2,250,000 has been awarded from all of the Foundation’s scholarship funds. The WCCF was one of the first community foundations in the country to be approved for the National Standards for Community Foundations and was recently reaccredited for its continued commitment to philanthropic excellence. To learn more about the WCCF’s scholarship opportunities, please visit www.wccf.net.