Fulton Bank donates to Oxford Area School District programs
● By Lev
Fulton Bank recently donated $3,020 to three Oxford Area School District programs through the state Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITCP) and the Oxford Educational Foundation (OEF.)
Administered through the OEF, the funding will support Project REEL, a college-level, research-based chemistry curriculum at Oxford Area High School; the district’s Early College Academy partnership with Cecil College, established this year to provide Oxford Area High School freshmen with an opportunity to earn a college associate’s degree during their four years of high school; and the district’s participation in the SPLASH program at the Jennersville YMCA, which provides free swimming and water safety lessons to elementary school students.
“Fulton wants to support education, and is encouraged to support education through the government’s EITCP program,” explained Carolyn J. Beam, Executive Vice President, Brandywine Division of Fulton Bank, N.A. “The government gives Fulton Bank the incentive to make a larger gift to support education by providing the bank with tax credits for our gift. This truly is a win-win-win situation, for the bank but especially for Oxford Area School District and the Oxford Educational Foundation.”
The Oxford Educational Foundation is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development as an Educational Improvement Organization, making OEF eligible for gifts through EITCP.