March 02, 2018
Washington County Community Foundation Vice Chairman Lynne Stout recently accepted a $20,000 contribution to the EOS Fund from Dollar Bank Vice President, Treasury Management Joe Stromei.
The EOS Fund awards scholarships to financially needy students, as determined by state income guidelines, who reside within the boundary 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 the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) program. To date, the WCCF has awarded more than $188,000 in EOS Fund scholarships to students from needy families.
Established in 1855, Dollar Bank is a full-service regional bank with more than 70 branches, loan centers, and private banking offices serving individuals and businesses throughout western Pennsylvania, northeast Ohio, and the Hampton Roads community in Virginia. It currently holds assets of $8 billion. Cumulatively, Dollar Bank has given $85,000 to the WCCF in support of its education programs.
“Dollar Bank is happy to support the communities in which we serve. It was a privilege to meet some of the students who have benefited from Dollar Bank’s support in the past, and I hope to be able to personally present the scholarships from our most recent EOS Fund contribution to this year’s recipients,” Stromei stated.
In addition to the education programs supported by the Foundation, the WCCF issues grants to numerous local charities throughout the year. The next available grant application deadline is July 1 for the Designated Field of Interest and Women of Philanthropy Giving Circle Funds.
For more information about the Community Foundation, please visit www.wccf.net.