Highlighting Tompkins VIST Bank’s $10,000 EITC donation to Berks Catholic High School are students from the school as well as (from left) Gary Moyer and Paula Barron, Tompkins VIST Bank; Alice Einolf, principal; Robert Birmingham, director of Institutional Advancement; Scott Gruber, president and CEO Tompkins VIST Bank (holding check) and Andrew Bell, Tompkins VIST Bank.

Tompkins VIST Bank announced that it has committed $291,250 in 2019-2020 donations to youth education organizations that qualify under the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program.

The amount is an increase over the $276,750 donated over the last two-year period.

Among the 2019 donations is $10,000 for Berks Catholic High School in Reading. The funds are designated for the school’s youth education programs, which provide instruction in art, music and other areas.

“We’re pleased to support programs like these that enhance the lives of youth in our communities,” said Scott Gruber, president and CEO of Tompkins VIST Bank.