PPL Corporation makes $20,000 contribution to Pocono Alliance


PPL Corporation makes generous contribution to Pocono Alliance’s Tax to the Max Educational Program.

Tannersville, PA – PPL Corporation announced today a $20,000 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.

Pocono Alliance’s mission is to improve the quality of life in Monroe County by identifying human service needs and working towards solutions. The funds targeted for Pocono Alliance 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 PPL Corporation to invest their tax dollars in their local community and future workforce. “Through PPL Corporation’s generous contribution, we can continue to see that every child has the opportunity to live a healthy, safe and meaningful life,” said Michael Tukeva, Executive Director. The Tax to the Max for Kids Campaign is a unique opportunity for businesses to use their tax dollars, which they need to pay regardless, to benefit the children of their community. “Pocono Alliance is very grateful for PPL Corporation’s participation. This is the single largest contribution to the Tax to the Max Program” said John Koczwara, Pocono Alliance Board President and Vice-President of Pennstar Bank.

PPL Corporation is proud to be a supporter of Pocono Alliance. “PPL strongly applauds the efforts of the Pocono Alliance as they develop programs that help the youth of our community start their life on the right path through quality early learning,” said Paul Canevari, PPL Corporation Pocono Regional Community Relations Director. State Representative Mario Scavello, who helped connect Pocono Alliance to PPL Corporation, added, “Pocono Alliance and PPL are two organizations that serve the community. We need to see more collaboration between non-profits and businesses. They have the right idea.”

Any business that pays any of the following taxes are eligible to participate in the Pre-K Scholarship Program: Corporate Net Income Tax, Capital Stock Franchise Tax, Bank & Trust Company Shares Tax, Title Insurance Company Shares Tax, Mutual Thrift Institutions Tax, Personal Income Tax of S Corporation, Shareholders or partners in a general or limited partnership. Businesses can complete and submit an application (only on page) to the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) each year. Applications are available at www.newpa.com. For more information call (717) 787-7120 or email ra-eitc@state.pa.us. Businesses that are interested in supporting the Pocono Alliance can contact Michael Tukeva, Executive Director.

From left to right: Michael Tukeva, Pocono Alliance, Executive Director; Paul Canevari, PPL Corporation, Pocono Regional Community Relations Director; and John Koczwara, Pocono Alliance Board President and Pennstar Bank, Vice-President.