• Pennysylvania's Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program Helps Non-Profits

    The Seneca Valley Foundation (SVF) welcomes donations through PA's EITC program. This statewide initiative enables businesses to make donations to non-profit organizations like SVF. Enacted by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development in 2001, the program provides credits to businesses against their tax liability for the tax year in which they make a contribution to support education in Pennsylvania.
    Funds donated through this program support the following courses at Seneca Valley:
    • Women in Engineering (a class for high school girls that focuses on engineering concepts)
    • Honors Engineering (an enhanced course on engineering exploration and robotics technology)
    • Accounting (college-credit accounting class for high school students in grades 10-12)
    Click here for business guidelines and application information about this important program: Pennsylvania's Education Improvement Tax Credit Program or contact Ms. Annie Mersing at (724) 452-6040 ext. 1638 or by email at mersingam@svsd.net.

    Proud Partners in Public Education 
    In the 2023-24 school year, the Seneca Valley Foundation received generous donations from local businesses totaling more than $56,000 through the EITC Program. We sincerely thank the following businesses for their continued generosity:
    • NexTier Bank -  $35,000
    • Waste Management - $10,000
    • Farmers National Bank of Canfield - $5,500
    • The Buncher Company - $5,000
    • UPMC - $500



    (Pictured from left to right: Dr. Tracy Vitale, Superintendent of Schools; Annie Mersing, SVF Development Director; Carol Achezinski, CTP, NexTier Bank Senior Vice-President, Treasury Management; Dr. Jeffrey Roberts, Students Services Director; and Dr. Marie Palano, Assistant Superintendent  )


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    (Pictured from left to right: Dana Kirk, SV Business Manager and SVF Treasure; Annie Mersing, SVF Development Director; Wendy Sciullo, MSOL, Branch Manager of Farmers National Bank of Canfield; Dr. Marie Palano, Assistant Superintendent)




    The Seneca Valley Foundation is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to encouraging excellence and innovation in the Seneca Valley Schools. The Foundation will achieve this by seeking donations and patrons to facilitate the development of new capital projects, programs and scholarships. Its board members will consist of stakeholders from local business leaders, community leaders and school leaders. As a non-profit organization, the Foundation is also utilized as a vehicle by which memorial and other charitable donations may be made to the Seneca Valley School District.