Vigon International makes $10,000 contribution to Pocono Alliance


Stroudsburg, PA – Vigon International announced today a $10,000 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 Vigon International to invest their tax dollars in their local community and future workforce.  “Through Vigon International’s generous contribution, we can continue to see that every individual has the opportunity to live a healthy, safe and meaningful life. 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 Vigon International’s participation,” said Michael Tukeva, Executive Director.

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 For more information call (717) 787-7120 or email Businesses that are interested in supporting the Pocono Alliance can contact Michael Tukeva, Executive Director.

Vigon International is proud to be a supporter of Pocono Alliance. “Vigon International 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 Steve Somers, President/CEO of Vigon International.

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 coalitions; 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 .

About Vigon International
Vigon International, Inc. located in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania is a privately owned ISO 9001 – 2008 certified manufacturer and supplier of high quality flavor and fragrance and ingredients. Vigon’s product offering encompasses over 2,000 items including essential oils, natural and synthetic aroma chemicals, oleoresins, and botanical extracts.  The company’s comprehensive manufacturing capabilities coupled with their ability to successfully partner with major multinational manufacturers has firmly established Vigon as one of the most progressive companies in the industry.