PNC Bank presents donations to New Castle County Head Start, Inc.

Release Date: 
Friday, April 7, 2017

(Wilmington, Del.) PNC Bank Market Executive Bruce Colbourn visited New Castle County Head Start, Inc.'s Absalom Jones and Marshallton centers on April 4, 2017 to announce several donations. Colbourn presented a new iPad for each center, gift cards totaling $4,000 and book donations for all classrooms. Following the presentation, Colbourn read a story and played with Head Start students.

 

PNC Bank’s donation was part of a $504,000 flash funding program sponsoring 840 projects in public and charter pre-K classrooms in 22 states and Washington, D.C through the donorschoose.org platform.

 

“We are extremely grateful for PNC Bank’s continued support over the years,” comments Jeff Benatti, NCCHS Executive Director. “From teacher trainings to student experiences, PNC’s generous donations have had a long-lasting, positive impact on our program.” 

 

PNC Bank is a long-term grant and volunteer donor to New Castle County Head Start, Inc. (NCCHS). In recent years, PNC Bank has awarded NCCHS numerous grants and donations including:

  • Grow Up Great grants which funded museum visits for students, classroom supplies and teacher science training;
  • One World One Sky program featuring a mobile planetarium tour to introduce students to the wonders of the sky; and
  • Sponsored trips to Delaware Children’s Theatre for students.

PNC Bank Market Executive Bruce Colbourn presents New Castle County Head Start, Inc. with donations including iPads and gift cards. Pictured above are (L-R) Theresa Herfindahl, Absalom Jones Center Coordinator; Andrea Balback, Marshallton Center Coordinator; Jeff Benatti, NCCHS Executive Director; Bruce Colbourn, PNC Bank Market Executive; Martiza Audifferd, Family Advocate; Maria Gonzalez, Family Advocate; and Jolisa Baker, Family Advocate. 

 

 

PNC Bank Market Executive Bruce Colbourn visits with students at New Castle County Head Start, Inc.’s Marshallton center on April 4, 2017. NCCHS classroom staff pictured above with Colbourn are (L-R) Lorenza Obregon, Nicole Hrabelski, and Andrea Torres Glover.

 

 

PNC Bank Market Executive Bruce Colbourn reads to students at New Castle County Head Start, Inc.’s Marshallton center on April 4, 2017.

 

PNC Bank Market Executive Bruce Colbourn plays with students at New Castle County Head Start, Inc.’s Marshallton center on April 4, 2017.

 

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