Representatives from Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation recently visited St. John Neumann Catholic School in Lancaster and presented the school with a $20,000 Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) donation. The statewide program provides tax credits to eligible businesses that provide scholarship funding to schools.
“We have the opportunity to make a donation to a school that is making certain that tomorrow’s generation receives the education that they need,” said George Stark, External Affairs Director for Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation. “This investment through the EITC doesn’t happen without people in our state government ensuring that it has the necessary funding. On behalf of Cabot, we are happy to assist in your effort and mission here. However, our efforts wouldn’t be possible without the legislature in Harrisburg ensuring the success of this program.”
State Senator Scott Martin, a proponent of EITC funding and a school alumnus, was also present for the presentation and school tour. “We are very proud of our EITC program in Pennsylvania,” said Martin. “We have families in our state who want to be able to make a decision on what is the best way to educate their children. This program assists them in doing just that.”
“We are thankful for the EITC program as it enables us to assist in providing a Catholic education to those families who might not be able to afford one,” said Kyla Hockley, principal of St. John Neumann Catholic School. “And we are thankful to Cabot Oil & Gas for their support of our mission and ministry.”
The donation will provide $10,000 in scholarship assistance for PreK students and $10,000 in scholarship assistance for students in K-8 at the school. The check was presented to Father Daniel Powell, pastor, and Hockley, joined by students. The
presentation was transmitted through the school’s ZOOM, allowing all students to see
how government and business can work together for the betterment of all.
(Story and photo courtesy of St. John Neumann Catholic School.)