First Commonwealth Bank Contributes Gifts Totaling $7,000 for EITC Program

March 01, 2019

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WCCF Director of Development & Public Relations Aliesha Walz with Ryan Hall, First Commonwealth Financial Solutions Center Manager

Washington County Community Foundation Director of Development and Public Relations Aliesha Walz recently accepted Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) contributions totaling $7,000 from Ryan Hall, First Commonwealth Bank Financial Solutions Center Manager at the Trinity Point location.

A gift of $5,000 was designated for the ESO Fund, which awards scholarships to needy families for non-public kindergarten through grade 12 programs via the Commonwealth’s EITC program.

Additionally, a gift of $2,000 was designated to the EPK Fund, which awards EITC scholarships to needy families for qualifying pre-school (pre-kindergarten) programs.

“The EITC program has provided First Commonwealth Bank with an ongoing opportunity to help families of more limited means pursue enriching educational experiences for their children. We are so pleased to be able to increase our support to the Community Foundation this year, as it will lead to more scholarships for deserving local students,” stated Hall.

To date, First Commonwealth Bank has contributed a total of $56,000 to WCCF education programs.

About First Commonwealth Bank

First Commonwealth Financial Corporation, headquartered in Indiana, Pennsylvania, is a financial services company with offices in 22 counties throughout western and central Pennsylvania and Ohio. First Commonwealth provides a full range of commercial banking, consumer banking, mortgage, wealth management and insurance products and services through its subsidiaries First Commonwealth Bank and First Commonwealth Insurance Agency. It is through these services that the company strives to execute on its mission to improve the financial lives of its neighbors and their businesses.

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