Citizens & Northern donates $150,000 to local education

PHOTO PROVIDED Brad Scovill, President & CEO, second from left, Sam Lush, regional financial services manager, left, and Bruce Smithgall, senior commercial loan sales officer, second from right, all from Citizen’s & Northern, present a check to the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania’s President & CEO, Jennifer Wilson, center, director of planned philanthropy, and Michael Vuocolo, right.

JERSEY SHORE – Jersey Shore Area School District is among a number of public districts that will receive funding from Citizens & Northern Bank, which is investing in local education with $150,000 in donations to area Educational Improvement and Scholarship Organizations.

Jersey Shore will receive $4,500.

Education is key to a strong and prosperous community, the bank said in prepared statements.

“However, there are many roadblocks preventing children from receiving the level of education they deserve. Citizens & Northern Bank is committed to closing this gap by supporting local organizations that have made it their mission to make sure every child has access to the best education possible. By investing in our youth, we are putting our local economies on the path to sustained growth and giving our children more opportunities to thrive,” said Brad Scovill, president & CEO of Citizens & Northern Bank.

The following organizations were presented with checks to support their mission for providing strong educational programs:

r First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania – $80,000 to be split amongst these 12 school districts: Williamsport Area: $6,500; Jersey Shore Area: $4,500; Troy Area: $6,500; Sayre Area: $4,500; Athens Area: $6,500; Sullivan County: $6,500; Coudersport Area: $6,500; Muncy Area: $2,500; Loyalsock Area: $2,500; East Lycoming Area: $2,500; Galeton Area: $2,500; Port Allegany: $4,500; Cameron County: $4,500; Montoursville Area: $6,500; Warrior Run Area: $6,500, and Montgomery Area: $6,500.

Other recipients include:

r Keystone Elk Country Alliance – $2,500

r Potter County Education Council – $3,500

r Bradford County Regional Arts Council – $3,500

r Towanda Area School District Foundation – $5,000

r Tioga County Foundation – $18,000

r Diocese of Scranton Scholarship Foundation – $22,500

r General Council of Assemblies of God – $7,500

r Trinity Lutheran Church and School – $7,500

“At Citizens & Northern, we believe we have a very important role to play in our local communities. It all starts with our youth – doing our part to provide them with valuable opportunities to learn and grow will lead to a brighter future for all of us,” said Scovill.

Citizens & Northern Bank is an independent community bank with 26 full service offices located throughout Cameron, Potter, McKean, Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan and Lycoming counties in Pennsylvania and Steuben County, NY.