Merchants Bank Supports Immaculate Conception Pre-School Program

Merchants Bank contributed $5,000 to the Immaculate Conception School to support their Pre-School program. The endowment is part of the Educational Improvement Tax Incentive which allows qualifying organizations and programs to be awarded funding from local organizations.
The pre-school program provides area children with a faith-based nurturing environment, dedicated to building a foundation for pre-reading skills, gross and fine motor skill development and problem-solving. The classroom structure provides group, individual, and age-appropriate instruction.
“Merchants Bank has been a tremendous support for our school. We have an excellent relationship with the bank. Their commitment to our community and the program show their dedication to enriching the lives of our residents, says Sister Maria Luz, O.P., Principal at Immaculate Conception School.
“We have had a long-standing relationship with Immaculate Conception. The school and its community are blessed to have Sister Maria’s devotion. She gives unyielding support to the children, the school, and its program. We believe that the strength of our community rests in fostering its children, the foundation of the future, says Rocco Del Vecchio, CEO, Merchants Bank. 
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
In Photo – Behind the pre-school children are Mrs. Jill Tyminiski, Pre-K teacher, Sister Maria Luz, O.P., Principal, Rocco Del Vecchio, CEO, Merchants Bank, Nina Arant, Program Manager – Scholarships.