Area businesses, state senator and families laud program promoting financial support for students
“The EITC program gives Enterprise an opportunity to make a positive impact on the education and future lives of many Pennsylvania children by making an affordable education available to them,” said Dino Lombardo, Area Manager for Enterprise-Rent-A-Car. “It is our pleasure to participate in this program.”
Aetna and Enterprise-Rent-A-Car made their contributions through Bravo Foundation, a Harrisburg-based organization helping connect businesses, schools and families to education funding through Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program.
“The donations these businesses have made are more than just providing assistance with scholarships – they are an investment in the future of our children,” said Sen. Corman. “I applaud the commitment and generosity of Aetna, Enterprise, as well as Bravo Foundation. Their involvement has helped the EITC program realize its intended goal of helping families pay for the education that best fits the needs of their children.”
The EITC program provides companies with a 75 percent tax credit – 90 percent for a two-year commitment – for funds donated to approved, non-profit scholarship or educational improvement organizations. More than 33,000 children across Pennsylvania currently benefit from EITC scholarships. Since its inception in 2003, the Bravo Foundation has committed nearly $6 million in scholarship dollars statewide.
Dennis Walsh, President, Bravo Foundation, and Anne Kanagy, Belleville Mennonite School principal, also attended the presentation.
“We thank Aetna and Enterprise-Rent-A-Car for their generous donations. These scholarship funds will truly make a difference for families who are struggling to provide the education they want for their children,” said Kanagy.
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