Education Matters!

We need YOU!  Your gift is critically important to make sure that ALL students have what they need to succeed during this school year.

Opportunities to change a child’s life include:

  • Individual giving
  • United Way Contributor’s Choice #9592
  • Personal, Planned, or unrestricted gifts
  • Gifts of stock
  • Program Underwriting
  • Tax and reinvestment credit eligible
  • Event sponsorship

Click here to give a personal gift.

Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC)

The State of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) issues these tax credits to eligible business that pay certain taxes; businesses must apply for the credits directly through the State of PA. Businesses who are approved by the DCED then provide gifts to 501(c)3 nonprofits that are approved by the DCED to receive these dollars, and in-turn the businesses receive a tax credit. The maximum tax credit possible is 90%.

CISPAC is eligible to receive the following:

  • OSTC designated gifts
  • EITC- Educational Improvement Organization (EIO) subcategory credits
  • EITC – Scholarship Organization (SO) subcategory credits

All gifts recieved through the EITC and OSTC program are designated to help highschool youth who are at-risk of dropping out or who have already dropped out. Click the link below to view some TRUE examples of student drop outs whose lives were changed by CISPAC as a result of EITC and OSTC gifts.


For more information about the EITC and OSTC programs, visit the DCED web page here.

For more information on how to designate your company’s EITC or OSTC gift to CISPAC, contact


Event Sponsorship

There are a variety of options and benefits for a corporation interested in event sponsorship. Please look for event details for Bash at the Bank 2017 in the coming months!