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Tompkins VIST Bank Donates $10,000 to RACC Foundation Under EITC Program

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Tompkins VIST Bank Donates $10,000 to RACC Foundation Under EITC Program

Tompkins VIST Bank announced that it donated $10,000 to the Foundation at Reading Area Community College under the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program.

A check presentation ceremony was held at the Tompkins corporate office with Tompkins Senior Vice President Laurie Grube, RACC President Dr. Susan Looney, Tompkins Senior Vice President Peter Rowley, Executive Director of the Foundation for RACC Tony DeMarco, and Tompkins Vice President Amy Vaughn.

Dr. Susan Looney, president of RACC, commended Tompkins for their EITC gift,Tompkins gift to the Foundation for RACC for the EITC program is inspirational for high school students looking to find the funding to continue their education or enter the workforce after high school.

Laurie Grube and the Tompkins leadership were excited to help Berks County students start their college education through RACC’s Dual Enrollment program. She noted, “Tompkins believes in giving back to Berks County, a region that means so much to our bank. The majority of RACC students will stay here in our area following graduation, which speaks directly to driving our local workforce.”

“RACC hopes that other business leaders follow the lead of Tompkins by supporting the RACC EITC Dual Enrollment program,” said Tony DeMarco, Executive Director of the Foundation. “The cost of higher education remains the greatest obstacle for thousands of families. EITC gifts provide high school students with an affordable path to a college degree.”

Reading Area Community College is an accredited, comprehensive, open-enrollment education institution that provides the following: Associate degree, Certificate, and Diploma Programs; career-focused training; transitional coursework; skills training for business and industry; personal enrichment programs; and public service activities. Sponsored by Berks County, the College provides affordable access to meet identified community educational needs.

Tompkins Bank, a subsidiary of Tompkins Financial Corporation, is a locally headquartered community bank with 19 branches serving southeastern Pennsylvania. The bank offers personalized service, local decision-making, and a broad range of services for consumers and businesses. These include cash management, commercial loans, and an online business loan application process. Insurance and wealth management services are provided through the Pennsylvania offices of Tompkins Insurance and Tompkins Financial Advisors. Whether you prefer branch or remote mobile banking, we provide a breadth of services and local decision-making to make what’s possible a reality. Locally Focused. A World of Possibilities. More information is available at or