Businesses Can Give Now to PHLF through EITC Program
The Commonwealth of PA has listed PHLF as an approved “Educational Improvement Organization” for the current 2013-14 fiscal year. By donating to PHLF, businesses who meet certain criteria will receive tax credits equal to 75% of their contribution for one year or 90% of their contribution if the business agrees to provide the same amount for two consecutive tax years.
We thank Huntington Bank, PNC Bank, BNY Mellon, and Maher Duessel, CPA, for recently contributing to PHLF through the EITC program. To support PHLF’s “Building Pride/Building Character” EITC program for the Pittsburgh Public Schools, please visit the EITC website and complete the application (Appendix I EIO) found in the “EITC Business Guidelines.”
The words of one grateful teacher reflect the words of more than 1,300 students, teachers, and parents: “Please keep funding. Your dollars really help to educate. I have been on several field trips sponsored by your dollars and they have been the most interesting and educational. Thank you!”
PHLF’s “Building Pride/Building Character” program for 12 Pittsburgh Public Schools in 2012-13 consisted of 25 field trips, 7 in-school presentations, publishing projects (resulting in the publication of 4 books featuring student writing and artwork), art activities (resulting in the creation of 7 stained glass windows and 3 murals), and participation in a live radio broadcast. Student and teacher comments included the following:
- A big Thank You to ALL of the businesses that continuously support your effort in educating our youth with programs such as this one. Without them, this program could not continue.
- One Colfax student said: “This is such a great day I forgot we were on a field trip.”
- Another Colfax student added with tremendous enthusiasm: “This is the best field trip ever.”