Federation campaign director Mark Fishman says the program is a "win-win" for business owners and corporations, which get significant tax credits for donating to state-approved scholarship organizations, such as the Federation-administered Foundation for Jewish Day Schools.Yet the biggest "winners" were the 413 students enrolled in six Jewish day schools and 20 Jewish pre-schools throughout the Greater Philadelphia area who received more than $1 million in needs-based scholarships in 2009-10, thanks to this philanthropic initiative. Fishman, who participates in the program as an owner of Fishman & Tobin, Inc., emphasizes that "EITC is a rare opportunity to give our young people access to a great education, while realizing 10 times the return on the investment.""Education is a hot-button issue for me, particularly Jewish education," he says, adding that "Jewish schools secure the survival of our people."
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