Philadelphia Insurance Companies recently donated $10,525 to Misericordia University through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (PA EITC) in support of programming in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology that treats children with speech and language disorders.
Funding from Philadelphia Insurance Companies will support programs for children with communication difficulties at the Misericordia University Speech-Language and Hearing Center in John J. Passan Hall. The center offers free and low-cost speech-language pathology services to clients in the regional community. Faculty-supervised graduate students assess and treat patients of all ages, including many children from Northeastern Pennsylvania and surrounding areas.
PA EITC offers tax credits to eligible businesses that contribute to a state-approved scholarship organization, an educational improvement organization, and/or a pre-kindergarten scholarship organization. The benefactor may direct donations to a specific organization from a list of eligible participants. Misericordia University is approved by the state to be an Educational Improvement Organization.
For more information about how businesses can contribute to Misericordia University and become eligible for the PA EITC, please contact the Misericordia University Office of Corporate, Government and Foundation Relations at (570) 674-6299.
Headquartered in Bala Cynwyd, Philadelphia Insurance Companies designs, markets and underwrites commercial property/casualty and professional liability insurance products, incorporating value-added coverages and services for select industries. A member of the Tokio Marine Group, Japan's oldest and leading property/casualty insurer, Philadelphia Insurance Companies operates 50 offices in strategic locations across the United States.
For more information about the speech-language pathology program at Misericordia University, please call (570) 674-6400 or visit www.misericordia.edu/slp.
Philadelphia Insurance Companies donated $10,525 to Misericordia University through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program in support of programming in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology that treats children with speech and language disorders. Participating in the ceremonial check presentation ceremony, from left, are Michael Ricca, CIC, vice president of marketing, and Joe McNeill, CIC, marketing executive, Philadelphia Insurance Companies; Mark Van Etten, vice president, finance and administration, Misericordia University; Paul "Chip" Siegel, board of trustees, Misericordia University, and Molly E. Lorenzen, manager, corporate relations, Misericordia University.