Waste Management Inc. recently granted the Pennsbury Education Foundation (PEF) $15,000. The donation was made possible through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program.

Scott Perin, Senior District Manager for Waste Management PA said the organization shares a mutually beneficial business and education partnership with the Pennsbury School District.

“For more than 25 years, Waste Management has been supporting Pennsbury’s educational and environmental programs as well as awarding scholarships to graduating seniors,” Perin said.

The donated funds will be used for innovative school, classroom, and curricular enhancements that are approved by the PEF Board on a semi-annual basis.

The ideas behind the grants are to help provide the framework for young men and women who will go on to become future community leaders.

“We appreciate the clear generosity of Waste Management,” said PEF Board President Annette Young. “These donated funds will go a long way in supporting initiatives and technologies that improve upon the teaching and learning occurring in the Pennsbury schools.”

The PA Department of Community and Economic Development’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program awards tax credits to businesses making contributions to the PEF.

Photo courtesy Pennsbury School District: Left to right: Scott Perin, Senior District Manager for Waste Management PA; Judy Archibald, Director of Public Affairs for Waste Management; Annette Young, President of the Pennsbury Education Foundation; and Daniel Rodgers, Pennsbury Business Administrator and Treasurer of the Education Foundation.

WBCB’s Ryan Erney contributed to this post.