UGI Energy Services LLC, the midstream and energy marketing subsidiary of UGI Corporation, announced their contribution of $200,000 to support 70 private and parochial schools and scholarship organizations in Pennsylvania.
The contributions were provided to the schools and scholarship organizations through Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development’s Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) program, which is part of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program. UGI Energy Services has provided over $2 million in scholarships through the OSTC program since 2014. These contributions provide tuition assistance funding for students living in low-achieving school districts to attend local, private or parochial schools.
“For many years, UGI Energy Services has demonstrated a commitment to supporting education in communities where our employees and customers live and work,” said Joe Hartz, president of UGI Energy Services. “We are proud to support schools across Pennsylvania and invest in our future workforce and community leaders.”
“We are grateful for UGI Energy Services’ $10,000 scholarship donation,” said Frances Aitken, Chief Operating Officer at Berks County Community Foundation. “UGI Energy Services’ support for our foundation will assist in providing students who have financial need with greater access to exceptional learning experiences.”
Berks County Community Foundation is a nonprofit corporation that serves as a civic leader for our region by developing, managing, and distributing charitable funds aimed at improving the quality of life in Berks County. More information is available at www.bccf.org.
The Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit program is available to Pennsylvania businesses paying certain specific state taxes and deemed eligible for participation by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. This was UGI Energy Service’s seventh year of participation in the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit program.