Merchants Bank Donates $3,000 to Local Catholic Schools

Bangor, PA (June 13, 2016) - In support of families who desire a Catholic education for their children, but do not have the financial resources to pay full tuition, Merchants Bank has donated a total of $3,000 to the Eastern Pennsylvania Scholarship Foundation through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC).  $1,000 was allocated to the Holy Family School located in Nazareth PA, while $2,000 went to the Immaculate Conception School located in Pen Argyl, PA.

Established in 1890, Merchants Bank is a locally owned and operated community bank.  Headquartered in Bangor, PA, Merchants has two branch offices in Bangor and additional offices throughout the Lehigh Valley, including Mount Bethel, Wind Gap, Nazareth, Forks Township, Martins Creek, Easton and Bethlehem, PA. In 2013 the Bank was recognized for its community involvement and volunteerism through two awards: Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce’s The Spirit of Forks Award as well as The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley’s Spirit of Volunteerism Award. MNB Investment Services is a division of the bank and offers investment and wealth management financial services. For more information, please visit

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Caption (L to R):  Linda Troxell, AVP Branch Manager, Merchants Bank; Christine Bruce, Principal, Holy Family School; Michele Schmidt, Asst. Branch Manager, Merchants Bank; Rita Hart, Advancement Director, Holy Family School

Caption (L to R):  Carol Hilton, Teller Supervisor/Trainer, Merchants Bank; Sister Maria Luz, Immaculate Conception School; Anna Rittle, VP Regional Manager, Merchants Bank