Ambler Savings Bank Adds Financial Fuel to the Fire of STEAM Education in Bucks County

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Ambler Savings Bank's donation to the New Hope-Solebury School District will keep its STEAM education efforts chugging along.

Ambler Savings Bank recently donated to the New Hope-Solebury School District’s STEAM Initiative. The funds will boost the education of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math in grades K–12.

The donation from the bank, made through the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program, will help with startup costs to equip a brand-new STEAM lab with educational technologies.

Classes will provide hands-on experience in areas such as manufacturing, engineering, and video production.

“As we push our STEAM initiative to new heights, we will be expanding the technology curriculum to give students hands-on learning opportunities with cutting-edge technologies on a daily basis,” said Richard Curtis, K–12 STEAM Coordinator, New Hope-Solebury School District.

“This donation from Ambler Savings Bank will have an immediate impact within our classrooms, and we’re so honored they are the first to help our tech dreams become a reality,” he concluded.

Students from the Robotics Club join staff, faculty and Ambler Savings Bank representatives to accept the $5,000 donation at the February School Board Meeting.

“We are proud to support the STEAM program, allowing students more opportunities to learn in-demand skills for the workforce,” says Erin Cohen, Chief Relationship Officer, Ambler Savings Bank.

This is New Hope-Solebury’s inaugural year as a recipient organization in the state program. Every year educational organizations and corporations must apply and be accepted into the program.

“We were so excited when the New Hope-Solebury Education Fund received its official designation as an educational improvement organization with the EITC program because it has opened the door for transformative donations to support our STEAM initiative,” says Mita Heble, Co-Chair, New Hope Solebury Education Fund. “We’re grateful to Ambler Savings Bank for providing our very first EITC donation, and we appreciate their generosity and dedication to the community,” Mita continued.

Appreciation for the donation was also echoed by members of staff, faculty, and the school board. “Thank you Ambler Savings Bank for your generous support and donation to the NHSD STEAM initiative. Through contributions like these we can continue to provide cutting edge technology for our students, said Montu Patel, New Hope-Solebury School District Board Member.

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