WAYNE COUNTY — The Dime Bank donated $6,000.00 to Lacawac Sanctuary to support the nature preserve, environmental education center, and biological field station. $5,000.00 was donated through the PA Department of Community and Economic Development’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit program to support Lacawac Sanctuary’s mission to educate the next generation of environmental stewards and scientists and strengthen academic achievement by providing hands-on, indoor and outdoor STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education programs for Preschool to 12th grade students.

$1,000.00 was donated as a corporate sponsorship to help with the Sanctuary’s mission to promote environmental understanding through education and conservation – a worthy mission that aligns with the values of many organizations devoted to improving quality of life in the communities where they do business. The Lacawac Sanctuary is a non-profit conservation, research, and education center providing the community with a host of quality environmental, historical, and cultural programs.

Lacawac Sanctuary president Craig Lukatch-Setser stated, “The financial support offered by The Dime Bank makes it possible for Lacawac to educate over 2700 students each year with hands on STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) opportunities both in the classroom and at Lacawac' 550 acre outdoor classroom.  We are grateful for the bank's continued support and their partnership to make education a priority in our region and communities we live in.” For more information, visit www.lacawac.org.

The Dime Bank is dedicated to supporting education in our school districts and to bringing the arts to our communities through the sponsorship of many different programs and venues. The Dime Bank has been participating in the EITC program since 2001. If you are passionate about your future, choose The Dime Bank as your financial partner. Serving its primary market of Northeast Pennsylvania since 1905, the bank offers a full array of financial services and solutions. Community banking yields community benefits. For more information on The Dime Bank, visit www.thedimebank.com. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender.