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Autism New Jersey Is Latest Columbia Bank Foundation Donation Recipient

$10,000 Donation Supports New Jersey’s Autism Community

FAIR LAWN, NJ – August 20, 2018 -- Columbia Bank, through their Columbia Bank Foundation, recently made a $10,000 donation to Autism New Jersey, the largest statewide network of parents and professionals dedicated to improving lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders.

Shown participating in a special presentation are (from left) Jennifer Felipe, a Universal Banker at our Radburn (Fair Lawn) branch; Brynn Alberici, Manager of Special Events and Community Relations for Autism New Jersey, and Amy Dupuis, Executive Director of the Columbia Bank Foundation.  Jennifer and her co-worker Sofia Elfant (not shown) nominated this organization to receive this special donation.

“We are extremely pleased to support the dedicated efforts of Autism New Jersey, especially their commitment to ensuring safe and fulfilling lives for individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals who assist them,” said Thomas Kemly, President and CEO of Columbia Bank.  “Team Columbia remains committed to helping local organizations that really make a difference in our communities.”

Created to serve the needs of local communities, the Columbia Bank Foundation provides 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 four major areas: affordable housing programs, community investment and economic development opportunities, financial literacy and educational opportunities, and health and human services.  Special consideration is always given to programs that provide a measurable community impact.