Fidelity Bank Invests in Students’ Success

Dec 18, 2014

Fidelity Bank presented the University of Success at The University of Scranton with a $10,000 donation. Seated from left are:  Gene Walsh, Fidelity Bank chief risk officer; Fidelity Bank President and CEO Daniel J. Santaniello; and Andrea Mantione, director of the University’s Leahy Community Health and Family Center. Standing are: Alex Behr, Fidelity Bank vice president financial analyst; Margaret Loughney, University of Success program director; and Meg Hambrose, director of corporate and foundation relations at The University of Scranton.

Fidelity Bank recently presented the University of Success at The University of Scranton with a $10,000 donation as part of the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC).

The EITC creates partnerships between parents, local businesses and scholarship organizations that allow funding to follow students; giving children and their families the opportunity for the best educational outcomes.

“We are honored to invest in the educational futures of children in our area through the University of Success program.” said Daniel J. Santaniello, president and chief executive officer at Fidelity Bank. “Thanks to partnerships with local businesses, like ours, this innovative program creates real opportunities for bright young people and makes higher education a reality.”

The University of Success is a pre-college program designed to develop the skills needed to successfully gain entrance to college and includes enrichment courses for students in study skills, SAT preparation, public speaking, math, science, art and cultural activities, as well as financial aid and wellness seminars. The program provides hands-on learning experiences and field trips designed to engage the students in creative thinking and abstract problem solving. Students begin the program as they enter 9th grade and are guided to successfully complete high school and gain entrance into a college or university.

About Fidelity Bank:

Fidelity Bank has built a strong history as trusted advisors to the customers served, and is proud to be an active member of the community of Northeastern Pennsylvania. With 11 branches located throughout Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties, Fidelity Bank offers full-service Trust & Investment Departments, a mortgage center, and an array of personal and business banking products and services. The Bank provides 24-hour, seven-day-a-week service to customers through branch offices, online at, and through the Customer Care Center at 800.388.4380.

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