Penn Community Bank Communications Manager Aaron Clark (left) and Tammy Butler, Cairn University Vice President for Philanthropy. Photo via PCB.

Graduating from school, whether high school or college, is undeniably a different experience in 2020 thanks to the pandemic.

Any Pomp and Circumstance is virtual, cancelled, or postponed. Some schools are substituting processions for signs.

To help celebrate the students who in any other year would be walking across stages to get their diplomas, Penn Community Bank has launched Operation Graduation.

As part of Operation Graduation, PCB donated graduation gifts to students at almost 40 local high schools, tech schools, and universities.

“As a community-first financial services provider, our core mission is simple: to see and support growth potential everywhere we look,” said Jeane M. Vidoni, President and CEO of Penn Community Bank. “In times like these, the idea of growth means so much more: courage, optimism, and resiliency.”

Among the institutions is Cairn University in Langhorne Manor, where PCB launched its first on-campus banking branch. Every member of Cairn University’s undergraduate and graduate classes received a gift.

“As the on-campus bank of Cairn University, we’re committed to serving as an integral of the Cairn community and supporting the financial wellbeing of its students, staff and faculty,” said Grant Hager, Cairn University Branch Manager. “We wish the class of 2020 best of luck. We can’t wait to see what they accomplish as we move on from this period.”