Wilkes-Barre, PA, January 24, 2020 – Phil Johnson, M&T Bank Regional President, recently visited King’s College campus to present a check for $7,500 to Rev. John Ryan, C.S.C., President of King’s College, in support of two innovative education programs. M&T Bank donated to King’s as part of the state’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program, which is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.
King’s College will utilize the funds to provide on-campus experiences for high school students through its McGowan Hispanic Outreach Summer Residential Enrichment Program and its Young Scholars Program. Both programs offer high school students an early introduction to what it is like to be a full-time college student and complete academic courses. M&T Bank also contributed $2,500 to King’s College’s Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Program.
M&T Bank has donated $45,000 in EITC contributions to King’s since 2014.
PHOTO CUTLINE (L to R): Phil Johnson, M&T Bank Regional President; Rev. John Ryan, C.S.C., Ph.D., President of King’s College
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