Businesses are offered an opportunity to support Gwynedd-Mercy Academy students through Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit. These scholarship contributions are made through the generous tax credits of eligible businesses. This is a way for businesses to help Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary students in our local community.

For more information, contact the Office of Development at 215-461-1022 or or Bill O’Brien at BLOCS at 484-704-2300.

Repeat and Renewal Applications for the EITC/OSTC programs are accepted

Dear Donor,

A wonderful way to help Philadelphia-area families provide a safe, quality Catholic education is through the Pennsylvania EITC/OSTC Tax Credit Programs. These programs allow businesses to direct their tax dollars to need based K-12 scholarships.

One year donors can receive a 75% Pennsylvania state tax credit and those committing to two years can receive a 90% tax credit, all while supporting families who wish to provide a Catholic education for their children but may not be able to afford to do so.

It is easy to register for the EITC/OSTC programs, the one-page electronic application is now available on-line from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development or our experienced development team can submit the application for you.

Once your application is approved, make your gift to BLOCS within 60 days. Tax credits are awarded to companies on a first come first serve basis.


May 16

- If you are a business applicant who has fulfilled your 2-year commitment and wish to reapply in FY 16/17, you may renew your 2-year commitment before June 30th. You may also increase your donation amount during this time if you wish.

- If you are a business who is in the middle of your 2-year commitment, you MUST reapply before June 30th for the same amount that you committed to last year.

July 1 - All other businesses including initial applicants may apply for EITC/OSTC Tax Credits.

Please contact our Development Staff if you have questions at 484-704-2300 or

Thank you as always for your commitment to Catholic Education,

Bill O'Brien

Executive Director


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