The Eastern Pennsylvania Scholarship Foundation (EPSF) of the Diocese of Allentown provides need-based scholarships to deserving students in diocesan and parish Catholic schools. The foundation, established in 2001, accepts donations from businesses that participate in Pennsylvania's Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) or Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) programs. Berks Catholic High School encourages all businesses to explore this great opportunity to turn state tax dollars into scholarships for our students. Once your company applies and is approved, just make your tax credit donation to EPSF and designate it for Berks Catholic.
There are many ways to support Berks Catholic High School, and the Tax Credit Programs are just one of them. Whether you're an Individual who qualifies for the Special Purpose Entity (SPE) or a Business who qualifies for the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) Programs, it's easy to support current and future Berks Catholic Saints!
These programs are the biggest no-brainers ever. Why not redirect a portion of your taxes that you already have to pay and have them transform the lives of students here at Berks Catholic!?!
Individuals who qualify for the SPE Program are asked to fill out a One-Page Intent Form. For more information and to access one of the SPE Intent Form, please view the document on the bottom of the page. Confirm the amount of your personal state income taxes with your accountant/tax preparer. Contact Bob Birmingham HN ‘83 in the Office of Advancement by calling (610) 374-8361 ext. 224 or emailing RBirmingham@berkscatholic.org
Please view the PA Educational Tax Credit Program Application (bottom of the page) and then submit the form to John Fierro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information or with any question, please contact Bob Birmingham in the Office of Advancement by calling (610) 374-8361 or emailing email@example.com.