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Marco Donates $60,000 to Area Schools via EITC Program

Donation is an annual initiative for company formerly known as Phillips Office Solutions 

MIDDLETOWN, PA., DEC. 20, 2018 - Marco, a leading technology services provider, formerly known as Phillips Office Solutions, has been approved for the sixth consecutive year by the Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program of Pennsylvania to apply corporate donations to educational foundations throughout the state. As a result, Marco donated $60,000 to 15 educational foundations.  

“Partnering with the EITC is a great opportunity for our company to give back to the communities that we live and work in,” said Matt Floyd, Director of Sales in Pennsylvania. “Being able to use the EITC program to invest in various educational programs that help improve the overall educational experience for so many kids across Central Pennsylvania is as good as it gets.”

Companies must apply to participate in the EITC program. Once approved, each organization is allotted a specific amount of funds that can be donated to the state’s educational foundations. Approved donors then choose the foundations that receive funding.

Donegal School District John Felix left CROP
Matt Floyd, Marco and John Felix, HS Principal and Donegal Education Foundation President

Marco divided the $60,000 among the education foundations supporting the following schools districts and college: Harrisburg School District; Lebanon School District; Cumberland Valley School District; Central Dauphin School District; Donegal School District; Boyertown School District; Elizabethtown Area School District; Elizabethtown College; Manheim Township School District; Eastern Lancaster County School District; Columbia School District; West Shore School District; Governor Mifflin School District; Hamburg School District; Wilson School District.

Recipients will use the funds for various art and science initiatives, such as hiring an author-in-residence, creating a mosaic at a local park and furthering projects related to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

Marco has been investing in local communities since 1973 and regularly organizes community involvement events through its comprehensive Gold Standard culture program. In addition to financial support, the company encourages its employees to volunteer for the causes they care about on company time.

“Marco has a long history of giving back to our communities,” said Marco CEO Jeff Gau. “We believe it is not enough to do well as a company. We also need to do good. Phillips Office Solutions shares this passion, and it’s reflected in this important investment toward quality education.”

2018 Recipients of the EITC Program:

CDSD photo 2018 CROP  Etown SD photo 2018 CROP  Hamburg Area Education Foundation CROP2Jennifer Lieb, Marco and members of        Phil Hawthorne, Marco and Dr.             Matt Floyd, Marco and Teresa McCarthy
Panther Ram Education Foundation -        Michele Balliet, Superintendent of         Wright and Clare Kilpatrick Benz, Board
Central Dauphin School District                 Schools and board member of the         Members of the Hamburg Area
                                                                   Elizabethtown 
Area Education               Education Foundation
                                                                   Foundation   

 Manheim TWP photo 2018    Lebanon School District    Cumberland Valley School District CROP
 Phil Hawthorne, Marco and Jenny                Matt Floyd, Marco and Dr Arthur Abrom -     Matt Floyd and Jennifer Lieb, Marco 
 Germann, Executive Director - Manheim      Superintendent, Curtis Richards -                 Kevin G. Pautler and Barbara
 Township Educational Foundation                Business Manager, Lebanon School            Geistwhite, Eagle Foundation Board
                                                                       District                                                           Members  - Cumberland Valley                                                                                                                                                         School District

Topics: Community Involvement