KNBT Donates $2,500 to Pocono Alliance


Boyertown, Pa. – KNBT, a division of National Penn Bank, announced today a $2,500 contribution to Pocono Alliance’s Tax to the Max for Kids Campaign. The donation was made under the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program, through which National Penn Bank and its divisions are contributing more than $350,000 in 2010.

Pocono Alliance is a countywide community-planning organization with a mission on improving the quality of life in Monroe County by identifying human service needs and working toward solutions. The funds targeted for this organization will offer tuition assistance to children from financially eligible families wishing to attend approved Keystone STAR pre-school facilities. This “Win-Win” campaign allows businesses like KNBT to invest their tax dollars in their local community and future workforce.

“This is the second year that KNBT has supported the Tax to the Max program of Pocono Alliance and we greatly appreciate their support,” Michael Tuveka, Executive Director of Pocono Alliance, commented. “We are proud to partner with businesses that have a community mindset. Our Tax to the Max program is an excellent opportunity for KNBT and other Monroe County businesses to invest their tax dollars back into their community.”

KNBT is proud to be a supporter of Pocono Alliance. “KNBT and our parent company, National Penn, are active members of our community and we’re pleased to be able to continue supporting local programs that help the youth of our communities start their life on the right path through quality early learning,” said Peter Gray, KNBT, Northern Region President.

[In Picture] Left to right: Carol Masten, Little Discoveries Owner; Debra Watts, KNBT Vice President; Roxanne Powell, Pocono Alliance Education Coordinator.

About National Penn Bancshares, Inc.: – National Penn Bancshares, Inc. headquartered in Boyertown, PA recognizes its responsibilities as a corporate citizen and supports the important role nonprofit organizations play in our communities.

The organizations that National Penn’s corporate contributions program supports cover a wide variety of needs and interests with contributions in the following areas: civic, culture and the arts, education, health and human services, and community development.

National Penn announced a partnership with the American Cancer Society in early 2010 and its support of the Daffodil Days campaign. As a company, National Penn raised over $10,000 for the organization. The money raised during this springtime event is used to provide services for the society’s ongoing efforts in cancer research, community education, and advocacy programs.

National Penn’s People Helping People Campaign, which concluded its 23rd year in 2009, works with a number of organizations such as the Children’s Home of Reading, Open Door Ministries, Pocono Area Transitional Housing, and Berks Women in Crisis to help area individuals who are less fortunate.

National Penn is also committed to its communities through volunteerism and encourages employees to actively serve the communities in which they live and work. In 2009, employees logged over 15,000 hours of volunteer time through various organizations.

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About Pocono Alliance, Inc. – Pocono Alliance’s mission is to improve the quality of life in Monroe County by identifying human service needs and working towards solutions. Pocono Alliance has four committees; Education, Health, Housing and Transportation; that serve as the table in which representatives from local agencies, education systems, government and service providers in our community identify human service needs, assist with program development and deliver services in Monroe County. Pocono Alliance encourages non-profiting planning and execution of interagency collaboration in Monroe County. Individuals in need of any health and human service need should contact PoconoInfo (570-517-3954); a free program of the Pocono Alliance that provide a single point of access to health and human services to empower individuals to make informed choices regarding their needs that may improve their quality of life. For more information on the Help Us Help Others Campaign, please contact Michael Tukeva, Executive Director (570-517-3955). You can also check us out on Facebook.