Challenge grant helps fund laptop computers for distance learning
PERKASIE, PA (August 2020) – Penn Community Bank, the largest mutual bank headquartered in Southeastern Pennsylvania, has pledged a $10,000 challenge grant to Bucks County Community College’s “Means to Succeed” campaign in an effort to help students overcome barriers to education.
The campaign raises funds for the newly established Bucks Student Emergency Fund, launched in response to economic uncertainty amid the Coronavirus pandemic. The fund provides micro-grants to Bucks students for emergency expenses like laptops, food, or childcare in an effort to keep students enrolled and pursuing their educational goals.
“At Penn Community Bank we’re here to serve the greater good. That means being as a trusted financial partner as well as a community-first organization that understands the benefit of connecting and strengthening our neighborhoods,” said Jeane M. Vidoni, Penn Community Bank president and CEO. “In response to the challenges posed by COVID-19, we’re proud to work with Bucks County Community College to put laptops in the hands of local students so they can learn remotely and secure a better future through education.”
“Penn Community Bank has always been a generous and supportive partner of Bucks County Community College,” said Christina McGinley, the college’s executive director of Foundation and Alumni Relations. “We are thrilled to have their sponsorship and their support in keeping students on track as they pursue their educational goals.”
The Penn Community Bank Challenge encourages other donors to contribute to the “Means to Succeed” campaign. For more information about Bucks County Community College’s “Means to Succeed” campaign, and to make a donation, visit www.tinyurl.com/BucksSuccess.
About Penn Community: Penn Community Bank is the largest independent, mutual bank in eastern Pennsylvania. It holds more than $2 billion in assets, employs more than 350 people, and offers banking, lending and investments at 23 bank branches and two administrative centers throughout Bucks and Montgomery counties, Pennsylvania. As an mutual financial institution, Penn Community Bank is not publicly traded and operates with its long-term mission in mind: to help businesses grow and prosper, to provide financial resources to individuals and families throughout their lifetimes, to strengthen the local economy, and to partner with local organizations to act as a catalyst for positive growth in every market it serves.