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Community Arts Center awarded $5,000 from Woodlands Bank

The Community Arts Center received a $5,000 donation from Woodlands Bank this week as part of the commonwealth’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit program.

“We at Woodlands Bank recognize the importance of the arts in maintaining a healthy community, and we are happy to be able to help support the mission of the Community Arts Center in providing access to the arts to the residents of the area,” said Jon Conklin, president and CEO. “The CAC is a true gem, and it serves as the centerpiece for a thriving artistic, creative and cultural scene in the region.”

Acknowledging a $5,000 donation outside the Community Arts Center are (from left) Ana Gonzalez-White, college relations officer, CAC; Matt Gottschall, community office manager, Woodlands Bank; Jim Dougherty, the arts center's executive director; and Jon Conklin, Woodlands' president and CEO.
Acknowledging a $5,000 donation outside the Community Arts Center are (from left) Ana Gonzalez-White, college relations officer, CAC; Matt Gottschall, community office manager, Woodlands Bank; Jim Dougherty, the arts center’s executive director; and Jon Conklin, Woodlands’ president and CEO.

The Community Arts Center is an approved Educational Improvement Organization through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. The EITC program provides tax credits to eligible companies that do business in the state when they contribute to scholarship organizations, educational improvement organizations and/or pre-kindergarten scholarship organizations.

“We are incredibly grateful for the EITC funding support that we receive, which allows us to continue supporting and developing the arts in our community. Woodlands Bank’s generosity and philanthropy helps to support the creation of unique experiences for children and youth throughout Lycoming and neighboring counties, and allows those children the opportunity for experiences that they might not otherwise have access to,” said Jim Dougherty, executive director of the CAC.

The approved programming includes the Student Summer Stock program, Performance Series-Master Classes, Educational Series shows and “The Nutcracker” performance.

“I’m very appreciative of this support. Our youth-based initiatives are an integral part of the Community Arts Center’s programming and we are deeply committed to supporting performance opportunities that enrich the educational experience for local students,” said Ana Gonzalez-White, college relations officer in charge of development for the CAC.

Funding for the educational programming is derived from various sources, including EITC funds, donations, corporate sponsorships and grants.

For more information about giving opportunities at the CAC, contact Gonzalez-White at 570-327-7657 or by email.

The CAC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pennsylvania College of Technology, a national leader in applied technology education.

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