EITC Program

Support Schreiber through EITC

Businesses have another way to make a financial contribution to Schreiber: Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program. For the first time, money that would otherwise be used to pay your Pennsylvania tax liability can now be directed to support Schreiber’s S.T.A.R.S. Preschool and Circle of Friends Academy child care, as well as our various recreation programs, including our summer camps.

The state offers a step-by-step guide for registering to make EITC donations. Read or download the guide here. Go directly to the portal for donating here.

You can donate to Schreiber in either or both of two categories:


In this category, all contributions will go toward the costs of programs including summer camps and respite care. These programs provide community service opportunities for high school students to meet curriculum and graduation requirements. High school students who work with our children are given hands-on experiences that not only enhance their profile for further education but give them a foundation of knowledge and skills they can apply as they pursue a career in childhood development or pediatric therapy. The wide range of opportunities available at Schreiber allows students to gain experience that is highly valued by colleges and employers. For these contributions, a business may receive a tax credit equal to 75 percent of its contribution up to a maximum of $750,000 per taxable year (the credit increases to 90 percent if the business makes a two-year commitment).


In this category, contributions will subsidize tuition payments for low-income qualifying families who attend our S.T.A.R.S. Preschool or our Circle of Friends Academy child care. Both programs offer inclusive services, meaning children with special needs are in the same classrooms with their typically developing peers. Both programs also provide the opportunity for these pre-k students to receive therapy services while attending preschool or child care. For these contributions, a business may receive a tax credit equal to 100 percent of the first $10,000 contributed and up to 90 percent of the remaining amount contributed up to a maximum credit of $200,000 annually.

Why support Schreiber?

“Since our founding in 1876, Univest Bank and Trust Co. has focused on making a difference in the communities we serve. Youth and Education is our primary area of focus for our giving and utilizing the Pennsylvania’s EITC program helps us increase our support to local nonprofits dedicated to enhancing educational opportunities for children. At Univest, we seek partners like Schreiber Pediatric who make it their mission to help children grow and flourish to their full potential. Univest takes its role as a corporate citizen seriously. We are proud of the impact we make as a result of our unwavering community-based principles and the passion of our employees who live out our community core value every day.”

Tom Jordan
President, Lancaster Division
Univest Bank and Trust Co.

“As a small business owner, the EITC provides an opportunity to direct PA tax dollars to organizations and causes that are important to us. We are able to witness firsthand the impact these dollars have on our community. These tax dollars have to be paid each year, so why not direct them to organizations we wish to support? Who wouldn’t want to do this!”

Rich Riva
President and Owner
Wire-Mesh Products Inc.