Reading, PA, January 4, 2024 – Tompkins Community Bank today announced that it has donated $10,000 to the Foundation at Reading Area Community College under the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program.
A check presentation ceremony was held at the Tompkins corporate office with Tompkins Senior Vice President Laurie Grube, RACC President, Dr. Susan Looney, Tompkins Senior Vice President Peter Rowley, Executive Director of the Foundation for RACC Tony DeMarco and Tompkins Vice President Amy Vaughan.
Dr. Susan Looney, president of RACC commended Tompkins for their EITC gift said, “Tompkins gift to the Foundation for RACC for the EITC program is inspirational for high school students looking to find the funding to continue their education or enter the workforce after high school.”
Laurie Grube and the Tompkins leadership were excited to help Berks County students start their college education through RACC’s Dual Enrollment program. She noted, “Tompkins believes in giving back to Berks County, a region that means so much to our bank.”
“RACC hopes that other business leaders follow the lead of Tompkins by supporting the RACC EITC Dual Enrollment program”, said Tony DeMarco, Executive Director of the Foundation. “The cost of higher education remains the greatest obstacle for thousands of families. EITC gifts provides high school students with an affordable path to a college degree.”
Reading Area Community College is an accredited, comprehensive, open enrollment education institution that provides the following: Associate degree, Certificate and Diploma Programs; career-focused training; transitional coursework; skills training for business and industry; personal enrichment programs and public service activities. Sponsored by Berks County, the College provides affordable access to meet identified community educational needs.
Founded in 1836, Tompkins Community Bank serves the Central, Western, and Hudson Valley regions of New York, and the Southeastern region of Pennsylvania. As a community-based financial institution, we consider it our duty to provide innovative financial solutions for local families and businesses as they navigate their financial journeys. Through our unique local decision-making model, Tompkins offers personalized service and exceptional responsiveness, while delivering a broad range of products and services for consumers and businesses. Insurance services are offered through Tompkins Insurance Agencies, and wealth management services are available through Tompkins Financial Advisors. Further information is available at tompkinsbank.com.