For Immediate Release
Contact: Wendy Hinton
Director of Advancement Communications
(570) 208-8130

February 12, 2019 – Phil Johnson, M&T Bank Regional President, recently visited King’s College campus to present a check for $10,000 to Rev. John Ryan, C.S.C., President of King’s College, and Freddie Pettit, ‘96, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, in support of two innovative education programs. M&T Bank donated to King’s as part of the state’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program, which is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. 

King’s College will utilize the funds to provide on-campus experiences for high school students through its McGowan Hispanic Outreach Summer Residential Enrichment Program and its Young Scholars Program. Both programs offer high school students an early introduction to what it is like to be a full-time college student and complete academic courses.

M&T Bank has donated $35,000 in EITC contributions to King’s since 2014.

Rev. John Ryan, C.S.C., Ph.D., President of King’s College; Phil Johnson, M&T Bank Regional President; Freddie Pettit ’96, Vice President for Institutional Advancement at King’s College.