The Columbia Bank Foundation recently issued a $3,889 grant through the Medford Historical Society to the Medford Police Department. The grant, part of the Foundation’s current initiative to partner with local communities and Boards of Education within the Bank’s service area, was used to purchase a new metal detector that will provide added security for those attending the municipal court.
“We are proud to support the Medford Police Department and their efforts to protect this community,” said Thomas J. Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank. “The new security system will enhance the overall safety at the local court.”
Pictured in a special check presentation are (from left) James Albertson, Traffic Officer, Medford Township Police Department, Richard DeCaprio, a Columbia Bank Vice President, Consumer Banking Market Manager, Theresa Freedman, Branch Manager of Columbia Bank’s local Medford office and Vice President Medford Historical Society, David Vaughn, Treasurer, Medford Historical Society, and Richard Meder, Chief of Police, Medford Township Police Department.
The Columbia Bank Foundation was created to serve the needs of local communities, and provide grants and contributions to organizations recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Columbia Bank Foundation actively seeks to provide support in six major areas: affordable housing programs, community investment and economic development opportunities, financial literacy and educational opportunities, health and human services, food pantries, and the arts. Special consideration is always given to programs that provide a measurable community impact.