Stroud Water Research Center was grateful for the recent Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) contribution of First Resource Bank to our environmental education programming. The EITC program allows Pennsylvania-based businesses and Special Purpose Entities (SPE) to receive generous tax credits by contributing to qualified educational organizations.
The environmental education team has stayed active during the pandemic by transitioning to smaller, outside, in-person classes and offering virtual programming to teachers across the state and beyond. While we miss seeing the smiling faces of hundreds of students at the Stroud Center on a beautiful spring day, virtual learning has given us the opportunity to share our science with more classrooms and students than before, including those unable to travel to our campus due to budget and time restrictions within their school district.
“We’re extremely fortunate to have an organization right in our backyard dedicated to protecting and preserving our natural freshwater resources,” commented First Resource Bank CEO Glenn Marshall. “One cannot underestimate the importance of their work, and we are proud to support their educational programs, which provide youth with the knowledge needed to become responsible stewards of freshwater resources.”
First Resource Bank, conveniently located in Chester County and along the Main Line, is a community-based financial institution focused on the needs of small businesses and families in the Delaware Valley. They’ve been named Best Bank in Chester County for the past four consecutive years, which speaks to their commitment to customer satisfaction and the communities they serve.
If you own a Pennsylvania-based business or SPE and would like to learn how you can support boots-in-the-water environmental education, please contact Steve Kerlin or Jessica Provinski.