New bank gives back

By on March 20, 2019

Orrstown Bank has officially opened its doors at 920 Lititz Pike, Lititz.

The bank, which is based out of Shippensburg, is celebrating 100 years of business in 2019 and also has branches in Cumberland, Perry, Dauphin, York, and Berks counties, as well as in Washington County, Maryland. The business first began May 24, 1919 in the town of Orrstown, Franklin County.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony March 6 at the Lititz Pike branch introduced the new facility to the public.

“The Lititz community is a vibrant, growing place where we believe we can add value by delivering the products and services our neighbors need and the volunteer and financial support that help to make this a great town in which to live, work and, play,” said Nathan A. Eifert, who serves as Orrstown’s Vice President, Director of Marketing and Communications.

Representatives from Orrstown Bank presented a check for $10,000 to members of the Warwick Education Foundation March 7. Shown are (left to right) David Hornberger, Orrstown Bank Market President; members of the Warwick Education Foundation Grant Hummer, Barbara Mobley, Kurt Gardner; and James Kinney, Orrstown Bank Lititz branch Executive Officer.

To help kick off their presence in the area, bank representatives presented a check for $10,000 to members of the Warwick Education Foundation. Foundation member Barbara Mobley stated that there are two key places where the contribution will be used. First, partial monies will be earmarked for fundraising for facility dogs for the Warwick School District.

The rest of the funds will go towards a PA Educational Tax Credit Program donation &tstr; Orrstown contributed $6,000 to the Warwick Education Foundation through this state approved tax credit program, also known as EITC.

“Eighty percent of the EITC contribution will go to the Warwick School District to fund approved innovative educational programs that provide technology and reading enhancement,” Mobley explained.

The remaining twenty percent will be used by the foundation to enrich student learning by providing expert-in-residence grants, innovative education grants, and technology upgrades above and beyond the school district’s budget.

During the 2018-2019 school year, the Warwick Education Foundation awarded 19 grants shared by 50 of the district’s teachers. One of these grants enabled all four elementary schools in the district to participate in the reading program One School, One Book, One Community, for which the Foundation purchased over 1,900 books for the initiative.

Cory Van Brookhoven is a staff writer for the Lititz Record Express. He welcomes your comments at cvanbrookhoven@lnpnews.com or 717-721-4423.

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