Educational Improvement Tax Credit Donations Positively Impacting Students at Asbury Woods
Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program allows organizations to maximize their ability to positively impact the community while also reducing their corporate tax liability. Qualifying businesses can take a tax credit equal to 75% of their donation to a qualified educational improvement organization, like Asbury Woods. When a business commits to two consecutive years of funding, 90% of the donation can be used as a tax credit.
EITC donations to Asbury Woods directly benefit students enrolled in public schools in Erie County by helping to offset costs associated with providing curriculum-enhancing environmental education programs. Last year alone, 7,178 students participated in one or more of our environmental education programs including school field trips, summer enrichment activities and after-school programs. This was a more than 20% increase over the previous year and included a 9% increase in students served free of charge from the Erie Community Schools!
Environmental education enhances children’s engagement with learning; improves their critical and creative thinking abilities; encourages healthy lifestyles; and fosters love for the natural world. For more information on how you can support Asbury Woods through PA’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program visit https://dced.pa.gov/programs/educational-improvement-tax-credit-program-eitc/ or contact Stephen J. Engro, Director of Development and Marketing, Asbury Woods, (814) 836-6179 or firstname.lastname@example.org.