Vertex Inc., the leading provider of corporate enterprise tax software and services, again awarded a grant to the Foundation for Learning In Tredyffrin/Easttown (FLITE). Funds will be used to support several FLITE-funded programs that provide academic support for children in the T/E School District, including College/Post-High School Preparation and Planning Workshops and Summer Learning Programs. The donation was made as part of the PA Educational Improvement Tax Credit (“EITC”) program.
Vertex is a privately held Berwyn-based company, employing more than 900 professionals in eight locations globally. Its significant gift to FLITE is part of Vertex’s commitment to supporting children in T/E and the surrounding community through education. Jeff Westphal, President and CEO, and his sisters Stefanie Westphal Lucas, Director and Amanda Westphal-Radcliffe, Director, who are co-owners and board members of Vertex, are also Conestoga High School graduates and generous community supporters.
“Vertex strongly believes in corporate support for organizations that strengthen the local community, especially through education,” said Amanda Westphal-Radcliffe. “Extra support can make all the difference in a child's life. Vertex is pleased to partner with FLITE to help fund these important programs.”
FLITE Board Chair, Rachel Gibbs, commented that, "FLITE is very grateful to Vertex for the company's continued generous support of programs that boost the education of children in our community. FLITE focuses its efforts on helping children who face barriers to their education; and strong community partners like Vertex make our work possible."
The Foundation for Learning In Tredyffrin/Easttown (FLITE) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that funds programs that enable children to reach their full potential and promote academic excellence in our public schools. FLITE-funded programs provide opportunities that change children’s lives and strengthen our community. During the 2013-14 school year, TESD students benefitted from FLITE-funded programs over 2,000 times. Visit www.flite-pa.org.
Since 1978, Vertex, Inc., has been a leading provider of tax technology and services, enabling companies of all sizes to realize the full strategic potential of the tax function by automating and integrating tax processes, while leveraging advanced and predictive analytics of tax data. Vertex provides cloud-based and on-premise solutions that can be tailored to specific industries for every major line of tax, including income, sales and consumer use, value added and payroll. Headquartered in Pennsylvania, and with offices worldwide, Vertex is a privately held company that employs over 900 professionals and serves companies across the globe.