The Neffs National Bank makes several donations
The Neffs National Bank presented checks Feb. 21 in the amount of $20,000 each to the Parkland and Northwestern Lehigh school district education foundations, and Lehigh Carbon Community College Foundation.
They also presented checks in the amount of $10,000 each to the Lehigh Valley Zoological Society and Wildlands Conservancy Inc., Emmaus.
“The donations were made in part through the bank’s participation in the state’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit program,” Kevin Schmidt, president and CEO of The Neffs National Bank, said.
The EITC program authorizes tax credit for contributions to educational improvement organizations, he explained.
“The bank has always valued community relationships and is aware of the budgetary constraints these organizations face,” Schmidt stated. “The EITC program allows the bank to earmark its taxes to support these programs.”
Schmidt these contributions will stimulate other businesses to participate in the program and assist qualifying organizations.
Richard Sniscak, superintendent with Parkland School District, spoke with The Press about the donation.
“The Parkland Education Foundation and Parkland School District appreciate the consideration of Neffs Bank and their donation via EITC funds,” Sniscak said.
“Neffs Bank has been and continues to be a valued partner in the education of our children in the Parkland School District.”
Daniel Macaulay with Northwestern Lehigh Educational Foundation also spoke with The Press.
“On behalf of the students in the district, the Northwestern Lehigh Educational Foundation greatly appreciates the generosity and support shown by The Neffs National Bank,” Macaulay said. “The funds received will continue to provide the students with opportunities otherwise unavailable.”
Ellen Millard-Kern, chair of Lehigh Carbon Community College education foundation commented on the donation.
“Neffs National Bank is a great community partner,” Kern said. “We appreciate and value their ongoing support. Thanks Neffs National Bank!”
Doreen Carl, development director of the Lehigh Valley Zoo also commented on the donation.
“The Lehigh Valley Zoo would like to thank The Neffs National Bank for seeing value in what we do and supporting us with EITC funds,” Carl said. “Our goal is to educate our school children and community on animal conservation. Thank you again for your generous support.”
Chris Kocher, president of the Wildlands Conservancy spoke with The Press about the donation.
“We are so fortunate to have Neffs National Bank as a community partner,” Kocher said. “We are thrilled with their continued support. Thanks Neffs National Bank.”