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Landmark Community Bank supports children's programming at MU
11-20-13

The ceremonial check presentation.
The ceremonial check presentation.

Landmark Community Bank has made a dontaion in support of an educational improvement initiative in the Speech-Language Pathology Department at Misericordia University. The funds are part of Landmark’s participation in the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (PA EITC).

 The PA EITC offers tax credits to eligible businesses contributing to a state-approved scholarship organization, an educational improvement organization, and/or a pre-kindergarten scholarship organization. The businesses may direct their donations to specific organizations from a list of eligible participants listed on the PA EITC website.
 
The fund will support programs for children with communications difficulties that are treated at the Misericordia University Speech-Language and Hearing Center in John J. Passan Hall. The center offers low and no costs speech-language pathology services to the community. Faculty-supervised graduate students assess and treat patients of all ages, including many children from across northeastern Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.
 
“Early detection and treatment of communications disorders in youngsters helps to reduce the potential achievement gap in learning and better prepares them for success in school,” says Glen Tellis, Ph.D., professor and chair, Speech-Language Pathology Department, Misericordia University. “These funds will be used to support programs and equipment, and will help subsidize the cost of SLP therapy for children across our region.”
 
Joining Dr. Tellis for the ceremonial check presentation were Thomas J. Botzman, Ph.D., president, Misericordia University, and Daniel Nulton, president and CEO, Paul Woelkers, chairman, and Sandy Insalaco, Sr., director, Landmark Community Bank. Mr. Woelkers and Mr. Insalaco are members of the Misericordia University Board of Trustees.
 
“The Speech-Language Pathology services that are offered by Misericordia to the children of the region fit with the goals that we have at Landmark as a true community bank,” says Woelkers, president and CEO of Lackawanna Mobile X-ray and a 1981 graduate of Misericordia.  “Every year we review many applications for funding and we are happy to support a program that we know makes a difference in many children’s lives.”
 
For more information about how businesses can partner with Misericordia University and take part in the PA EITC tax incentive program, contact the Office of Corporate, Government and Foundation Relations at Misericordia University by calling (570) 674-6307.
 
Photo Caption:
 
Landmark Bank has made a donation through the Pennsylvania EITC program in support of an educational improvement initiative in the Speech-Language Pathology Department at Misericordia University. Participating in the ceremonial check presentation at Misericordia University, are, from left, Glen Tellis, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Speech-Language Pathology Department, Misericordia University; Paul Woelkers, chairman, Landmark Community Bank; Thomas J. Botzman, Ph.D., president, Misericordia University; Dan Nulton, president and CEO, Landmark Community Bank; Sue Helwig, vice president for University Advancement, Misericordia University; and Sandy Insalaco, Sr., director, Landmark Community Bank.