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From employee achievements and promotions to donations to community members, here is where you can catch up on Susquehanna Community Bank in the news.
On April 15th the W.B. Konkle Memorial Library had an open house, to showcase their new and improved library. They went through six years of planning, fundraising and construction to get to where they are now. Susquehanna Community Bank is very proud to have been a part of this project. Our Donations went to the improvement of the children’s area within the library. We hope that the local communities take full advantage of this new and improved library.
Susquehanna Community Bank is proud to recognize Haven Ministry Center for all that it does. Haven Ministry is a non-profit in Sunbury that provide emergency shelter and support for individuals and families in Northumberland, Snyder, and Union County.
From Left to Right: Diane Paulukinas VP/Retail Banking at Susquehanna Community Bank, Christy Zeigler Director of Haven Ministry, Ann Zimmerman Secretary of Haven Ministry, No Ringer President of Haven Ministry, and Jeffrey Hollenbach EVP/Chief Operating Officer at Susquehanna Community Bank.
We are proud to donate $10,000 dollars to support them in their causes to provide financial management education, job training support and other self sufficient skills to those who may be experiencing homelessness currently or those who may be a risk of homelessness in our community.
Susquehanna Community Bank is proud to have sponsored the Warrior Run Stock Market Game for over 10 years. This year’s award was presented to Ian Riddell, the first-place winner in the Middle School Division of the Daily Item challenge for Northumberland County. Ian was presented with a Chromebook provided through the Pennsylvania Council of Financial Literacy.
Also pictured Jeremy Betz, Warrior Run Middle School Stock Market teacher and Jill Shambach, VP Susquehanna Community Bank.
Congratulations to Diane on her graduation from Advanced Banking School with the PA Bankers Association! Diane has been in the banking Industry for 27 years, she has been with Susquehanna Community Bank for 6 years. Diane is an incredible asset to the SCB team. Congrats again on completing your three year program.
Pictured: Jeffrey Hollenbach, VP/COO & Diane Paulukinas, VP Retail Banking
Congratulations to Kristy Kratzer on completing her Leadership Susquehanna Valley Program. We hope that it was a very educational experience and you can use what you learned in your position here. Susquehanna Community Bank wants to thank Kristy for all she does and being an asset at Susquehanna Community Bank.
Kristy Kratzer Community Banking Officer
Susquehanna Community Bank has made a third Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program donation to the Pennsylvania College of Technology Foundation to assist with the dual enrollment program at the college.
Pictured left to right: Kyle A. Smith, Executive Director of College Relations at Pennsylvania College of Technology, Michael Loeh, Vice President/Commercial Relationship Manager at Susquehanna Community Bank, and Elizabeth A. Biddle, Director of Corporate Relations at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
The bank’s $1,000 EITC donation will benefit the Penn College NOW dual enrollment program, which enables academically qualified high school and career technology center students to take tuition-free courses for college credit. In 2020-21, 1,512 students from 47 high schools and career and technology centers earned more than 5,600 credits valued at more than $3.3 million through Penn College NOW.
“We are pleased once again to partner with the Penn College Foundation to support the innovative program, Penn College NOW,” said Mike Loeh, Vice President/Commercial Relationship Manager for Susquehanna Community Bank. “The program offers a vital opportunity for students to earn college credits that will help them build momentum toward careers that provide family-sustaining wages and career growth opportunities. As a bank we are fully committed to the communities that Penn College serves and this program is one that we are proud to participate in.”
Susquehanna Community Bank is proud to donate to The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St. as part of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program. The program helps to improve Pennsylvania’s education system for students and families.
From left are Barbara McGary, Executive Director of the James V. Brown Library; and Michael R. Loeh, Assistant Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager at Susquehanna Community Bank.
Susquehanna Community Bank is proud to donate $50,000 to Susquehanna Health Foundation. Susquehanna Health Foundation sets out to enhance health care close to home and help lay the foundation for a stronger future in health care for our region.
Pictured: From left are Mike Loeh VP/Relationship Manager at Susquehanna Community Bank, Krysia Ziegler Community Banking Officer at Susquehanna Community Bank, Sherry Watts President of Susquehanna Health Foundation, Rexford Hilton Commercial Relationship Manager at Susquehanna Community Bank
Krysia Ziegler Community Banking Officer
Congratulations to the Leadership Lycoming Class of 2021, including our very own Krysia Ziegler, Community Banking Manager at our Williamsport branch. Krysia said that “Leadership opened the door to countless connections within the community. I will forever take with me the networking, leadership, and business skills that I learned throughout the program.” Susquehanna Community Bank is proud of your accomplishments!
Susquehanna Community bank made a donation of $2,500 to The Green Dragon Foundation. This organization is a non profit whose mission is to enhance students experience, assist Teachers and staff and enrich the community by raising money for Lewisburg Area School District. They do this by focusing on academics, arts, athletics, health and well being and community engagement. Susquehanna Community Bank is very proud to help them achieve these goals.
From left Crissy Schreffler, Community Banking Officer; No Ringer, Vice President/Commercial Relationship Manager; Ann Glock Executive Director of The Green Dragon Foundation Jennifer Shabahang Vice President of The Green Dragon Foundation, Kate Troxell, Treasury Management Director; and Steve Stanko, Vice President/Commercial Relationship Manager.
Meadowbrook Christian School
Susquehanna Community Bank recently donated $7,500 to local schools through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. Meadowbrook Christian School received $2,500 towards their Tuition Scholarship Program. Kate Troxell, Treasury Management Director presented the check on behalf of Susquehanna Community Bank to Amy Smith, Director of Advancement and Kristen Devlin, School Administrator of Meadowbrook Christian School.
Northumberland Christian School
Northumberland Christian School received $2,500 through the program. Kim Bennett, Director of Development stated that these funds will greatly assist the students and families; especially those impacted by COVID-19. Jenna Clymer, Community Banking Officer (right) and No Ringer, Vice President/Market Manager (left) of the Bank presented the check to Kim Bennett and Pastor John Rees, Principal (center) of Northumberland Christian School.
First Community Foundation Partnership of PA
The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania also received a $2,500 donation from Susquehanna Community Bank through the EITC program. This donation will benefit the Mifflinburg Area School District. Jason McCahan, Director of Strategic Philanthropy, Executive Director, First Community Foundation Partnership of PA (center) was presented the check by Kathy Kline, Community Banking Officer; Jill Shambach, VP/Investment Executive; Diane Paulukinas, VP/Retail Sales; and Kate Troxell, Director of Treasury Management.
Susquehanna Community Bank donated $2,500 to the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. This donation will go towards their Pre-Kindergarten Counts program. The Pre-K counts staff has worked hard this year to continue to provide preschool education for the children in the program while still keeping everyone as safe as possible.
Students left to right: Madelyn Merrill, Case Beers (center) and Kain Tafoya.
Jody Reuss, YMCA Director of Child Care, shared that at the YMCA, students have been able to attend class in a supportive environment that offers learning in a fun and age appropriate way. “They have been able to attend Monday through Friday for regular classroom hours while wearing masks and maintaining social distancing,” states Reuss. She also added that the teachers, like Tiffany Ranck (photographed here), in the Pre-school program have done an excellent job of managing all of this with positivity and diligence. “It is thanks to their hard work and dedication we are able to accomplish this.”
The Pre-K counts classroom has an enrollment of 18 and operates Monday through Friday 8:15 to 2:15 pm, and offers before and after care if needed. The program is staffed by certified teachers and qualified classroom assistants.
Susquehanna Community Bank donates $1,000 to Firetree Place through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program.
Firetree Place is a non-profit licensed child-care community center focused towards youth. They strive to build stronger communities through education, recreation, art, and social programs for the city of Williamsport and Lycoming County families.
Pictured from left are: Jonaida Williams, Facility Director at Firetree Place, Krysia Ziegler, Community Banking Officer at SCB, and Alec Eggerton, Recreation Director at Firetree Place.
Susquehanna Community Bank donates $1,000 to North Central Sight Services through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program.
For over sixty years, North Central Sight Services has assisted individuals who are blind or visually impaired to maximize their quality of life. They have helped prevent vision loss through their educational programs and screenings for children and adults.
Pictured from left are: Brian Patchett, President/CEO of NCSS, Krysia Ziegler, Susquehanna Community Bank and Amy Alexander, Director of Development at NCSS.
The River Valley Regional YMCA recently received a $1,000 EITC contribution from Susquehanna Community Bank. The funds will be used to enhance and expand the current educational programming in the Williamsport Branch YMCA Summer Day Camp.
The RVR YMCA is listed in the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) as a Pre-K Scholarship Organization and as an Educational Improvement Organization. Thank you Susquehanna Community Bank for continuing to support the mission of the YMCA and your local community.
Pictured from left are: Krysia Ziegler, Susquehanna Community Bank and Jessica Probst, RVR YMCA Development Director.
The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and the majority of their local partner food pantries and soup kitchens have not let up on their life-sustaining mission in the midst of the pandemic. Reliable food assistance has been a glimmer of hope for thousands of families in the face of fear and uncertainty.
The Food Bank has seen food demand increase by more than 40 percent since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March, the Food Bank has distributed nearly 28 million pounds of food and more than 153,000 crisis response boxes full of healthy, shelf stable food. The Food Bank is currently serving more than 175,000 individuals, including families, children, seniors and veterans. That is up from the 135,000 who relied on the Food Bank prior to March.
Photo: Brittany M., of Lycoming County, picks up food with her four children at a recent food distribution at the Loyalsock High School.
Susquehanna Community Bank, located at 2409 East Third Street in Williamsport, recently donated $5,000 to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We were looking for a way to give back to the community during these unprecedented times,” Mike Loeh, VP/Commercial Relationship Manager stated. “Supporting the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank allowed us to help provide for those who have been hardest hit in our local communities.”
Money received from Susquehanna Community Bank will help the Food Bank sustain their response in the wake of the COVID-19 financial crisis. The Food Bank is committed to offering a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean protein, whole grains and dairy and this support will help them purchase these products and distribute them to neighbors in need.
“We are incredibly thankful to Susquehanna Community Bank for their funding support for our COVID-19 response and the continued economic fallout,” said Joe Arthur, executive director of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. “Their gift is an inspiring example of a business partner stepping up to help ensure that nobody in central Pennsylvania goes hungry during this crisis. Support like this makes all the difference.”
To make a donation to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, please visit www.centralpafoodbank.org.
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