UGI Energy Services, the midstream and energy marketing subsidiary of UGI Corporation, announced Tuesday their contribution of $200,000 to support over 50 private and parochial schools and scholarship organizations in Pennsylvania.
The contributions were provided to the schools and scholarship organizations through Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development’s Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) program, which is part of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program.
UGI Energy Services has provided over $2 million in scholarships through the OSTC program since 2014. These contributions provide tuition assistance funding for students living in low-achieving school districts to attend local, private, or parochial schools.
“Supporting educational programs and investing in our future leaders is important for UGI Energy Services,” said Joe Hartz, president of UGI Energy Services.
“From our employees dedicating time to volunteering and tutoring students in reading to providing financial contributions through the OSTC program, we are pleased to make a difference in the communities where we live and work.”
Representatives from UGI Energy Services visited the Berks County Community Foundation to present a check of $22,000.
“We are grateful for UGI Energy Services’ $22,000 opportunity scholarship contribution,” said Franki Aitken, Chief Operating Officer of Berks County Community Foundation. “With this generous support, more Berks County students will be able to pursue a quality education without placing a strain on their families’ resources.”