Waste Management Donates $15K to Pennsbury Education Foundation

The Pennsbury Education Foundation (PEF) recent­ly accept­ed a dona­tion total­ing $15,000 from Waste Management PA (WMPA), a Pennsbury Partner. The dona­tion was made through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program and was pre­sent­ed to the PEF Board of Directors by Judy Archibald, Director of Public Affairs for WMPA, and Bob Jones, Senior District Manager.

Waste Management and Pennsbury School District share a mutu­al­ly ben­e­fi­cial busi­ness and edu­ca­tion part­ner­ship,” said Mr. Jones. “For more than 25 years, Waste Management has been sup­port­ing Pennsbury’s edu­ca­tion­al and envi­ron­men­tal pro­grams as well as award­ing schol­ar­ships to grad­u­at­ing seniors. We are pleased that Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program helps enhance that part­ner­ship.  We believe it is our job to live up to the high­est stan­dards of cor­po­rate and indi­vid­ual respon­si­bil­i­ty.  The Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program in Pennsylvania is sure­ly a win because it ben­e­fits stu­dents who will become our future com­mu­ni­ty lead­ers.”

The donat­ed funds will be put to use by Pennsbury teach­ers whose grant appli­ca­tions for inno­v­a­tive school, class­room, and cur­ric­u­lar enhance­ments are approved by the PEF Board on a semi-annual basis. “We appre­ci­ate the clear gen­eros­i­ty of Waste Management,” said PEF Board President, Annette Young. “These donat­ed funds will go a long way in sup­port­ing new ini­tia­tives and tech­nolo­gies that improve upon the teach­ing and learn­ing occur­ring in the Pennsbury schools.”

The PA Department of Community and Economic Development’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program awards tax cred­its to busi­ness­es mak­ing con­tri­bu­tions to the PEF. For more infor­ma­tion, call Pennsbury’s Chief Financial Officer, Christopher Berdnik, at 215–428-4115.