February 13, 2019
Washington County Community Foundation Director of Development and Public Relations Aliesha Walz recently accepted contributions totaling $30,000 from Dollar Bank Vice President, Treasury Management Joe Stromei.
A gift of $20,000 was designated for the EOS Fund, which 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 $240,000 in EOS Fund scholarships.
Additionally, a gift of $10,000 was designated for the ESO Fund, which awards scholarships to needy families for non-public kindergarten through grade 12 programs via the Commonwealth’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. To date, the WCCF has awarded more than $440,000 in ESO Fund scholarships to students from families in need.
“Every child deserves the opportunity to receive a quality education. The need-based scholarships provided by the WCCF’s EOS Fund and ESO Fund help to ensure that Washington County students will have access to the programs from which they will garner the most benefit,” Stromei stated. “I always look forward to meeting the students who receive Dollar Bank-sponsored scholarships, as these visits provide a powerful illustration of how our contributions to the WCCF are helping to shape young lives.”
To date, Dollar Bank has contributed a total of $115,000 to WCCF education programs.
About Dollar Bank
Dollar Bank is a mutual bank with assets of more than $8.6 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. Dollar Bank (www.dollar.bank) is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
About the WCCF
The WCCF promotes and facilitates local philanthropy and is the largest publicly supported grant-making foundation headquartered in Washington County. In addition to administering a broad grant-making program for local charities, the WCCF awards scholarships to post-secondary students, 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. To learn more about the WCCF’s scholarship opportunities, please visit www.wccf.net.