Landmark Community Bank recently donated $6,000 to Misericordia University through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (PA EITC) to support programming in the Department of Speech Language Pathology that helps treat children with speech and language disorders.
Funding from Landmark Community Bank 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 specific organizations from a list of eligible participants. The Misericordia University has been approved by the state to be an Educational Improvement Organization.
For more information about how businesses may make contributions to Misericordia University and how to become eligible for PA EITC, please contact the Office of Corporate, Government and Foundation Relations at Misericordia University at (570) 674-6472.
For more information about the speech-language pathology program at Misericordia University, please call 570-674-6400 or visit www.misericordia.edu/slp. College Consensus and the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education rank Misericordia among the top college and universities nationally.
Landmark Community Bank recently donated $6,000 to Misericordia University through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program to support programming in the Department of Speech Language Pathology that helps treat children with speech and language disorders. Participating in the ceremonial check presentation, from left, are Molly E. Lorenzen, manager of corporate relations, Misericordia University; Rick J. Ercolani, vice president/branch manager, Landmark Community Bank; Thomas J. Botzman, Ph.D., president, Misericordia University, and Bobbie Gurnari, vice president/branch manager, Landmark Community Bank.