Penn College initiatives aided by PPL Corp.’s tax-credit donation



PPL Energy Funding, an affiliate of PPL Corp., has contributed $7,000 to two Pennsylvania College of Technology programs through the state’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit program.

Teri MacBride, PPL’s regional community relations director, recently delivered a check to the Penn College Foundation, which has been recognized since 2011 under the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s EITC program.

The contribution will support SMART Girls and Penn College NOW – both overseen by the college’s Outreach for K-12 Office and acknowledged under the law as “innovative educational programs.”

“PPL continues to be tremendously committed to our communities,” MacBride said. “We feel that one of the most effective things we can do as a leader in the community is to help properly educate and support our youth.”

SMART (Science and Math Applications in Real-World Technologies) Girls provides young women with hands-on opportunities in math and science as a foundation for technology-based careers.

Penn College NOW allows students to earn college credits through courses taught by approved faculty in the students’ home high schools or at career and technology centers. Two-dozen schools within the commonwealth participate in the college’s dual-enrollment program.

PPL is a longstanding Penn College benefactor, with monetary and in-kind donations alike, as well as representation on curricular advisory committees. The utility company was among the Madigan Library Campaign donors and, just last fall, purchased equipment for use by electrical majors in the School of Construction and Design Technologies.

“The support from PPL through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program will provide unique opportunities for high school students across the commonwealth,” said Debra M. Miller, the college’s director of corporate relations. “PPL Corp. has been a significant partner with Penn College for many years, and we appreciate their continuing support of our students and programs.”

For more information about making a donation or establishing a scholarship fund, visit, email or call the Institutional Advancement Office at 866-GIVE-2-PC.

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Last Updated March 01, 2013