Cresson, Pa. — Mount Aloysius College has partnered with Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation for their Prosperity Hub and Tax Time Allies initiatives.

The mission is simple, to leverage the tax time experience to provide support for persons building their financial stability. One key aspect of the work is to expand and strengthen the VITA programs in Cambria County. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is a federal program where low to moderate income taxpayers can have their taxes done at no charge.

Kimberly Robertson, member of Mount Aloysius College’s Institutional Advancement Division, is co-chair of a broad-based coalition of public and private businesses and organizations.  “Mount Aloysius is proud to lead this coalition as we expand VITA. We look forward to continuing to bring opportunities for our students, families and the community to strengthen their financial stability,” said Robertson.

Mount Aloysius and the Area Agency on Aging have the only sites in the entire county. Mount Aloysius students and faculty staff the VITA site on campus. The Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation generously provided support so Robertson, along with Michael Shipman, Mount Aloysius accounting instructor, could attend the national VITA conference in Denver, Colorado.

“This conference was so valuable in providing information on how to better serve the community and grow our VITA program. We are thankful to the Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation for supporting the development of our internal capacity,” said Shipman.

Mount Aloysius will continue to be a leader in serving the community with VITA and creating ways for all persons to have greater financial stability.

If you have questions about VITA or any other activities relating to the Prosperity Hub or the coalition, please contact Kimberly Robertson at krobertson@mtaloy.edu or 814-886-6628.

L-R: Ellen Evans, Tax Time Allies/Intuit Foundation, Kimberly Robertson, Grants Administrator/Mount Aloysius, Michael Shipman, Accounting Instructor/Mount Aloysius, and Denise Culkin, Intuit Consultant attended the national VITA conference in Denver, Colorado.