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Community Arts Center awarded EITC funds from PPL Electric Utilities

From left to right: Jim Dougherty, CAC executive director; Tracie Witter, PPL regional affairs director; Ana Gonzalez-White, CAC director of development. PHOTO PROVIDED

The Community Arts Center is pleased to announce it is the recipient of $10,000 from PPL Electric Utilities through the Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit program (EITC). The contribution will be used to support The Nutcracker production.

On December 4 & 5, the Community Arts Center, Lycoming College, and Saint John’s School of the Arts joined forces to present the holiday classic. The Nutcracker featured a live orchestra composed of Lycoming College students and local musicians, as well as a completely local intergenerational cast of more than 100 dancers ages 4 to adult.

“PPL is proud to support the Community Arts Center. Not only is it a beautiful historic venue, it allows the arts to thrive hosting performers from all over the country and inviting young people such as those who performed in the Nutcracker this holiday season,” said Tracie Witter, PPL Regional Affairs Director.

Educational Improvement Tax Credit grants allow approved organizations to invest in projects that improve access to high quality education programs. Organizations must be pre-qualified by the state Department of Community & Economic Development to participate.

“EITC funds are essential in developing the arts through our region, and we’re thrilled to partner with PPL in supporting this mission,” said Jim Dougherty, Executive Director. “This generosity allows us to bring the wonder of live performance to young people throughout our community, both on the stage and in the audience.”

Funding for the educational programming is derived from various sources, including EITC Funds, donations, corporate sponsorships, and grants.

Ana Gonzalez-White, Director of CAC Development, said “This donation from PPL Electric Utilities will contribute greatly to our student-centered programming and is very much appreciated.”

For more information about giving opportunities at the CAC, contact Ana Gonzalez-White, Director of CAC Development, at 570-327-7657 or email awhite@caclive.com.

The CAC is a wholly-owned subsidiary that merged with Pennsylvania College of Technology for administrative purposes in July.

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